UK economy set to hit pre-recession peak by summer

UK-economy After six bleak years, news that the UK economy is set to hit its pre-recession peak by this summer is enough to merit a public holiday. Business confidence is rising along with recruitment plans in the wake of the British Chamber of Commerce (BCC) announcement that gross domestic product (GDP) in the second quarter of 2014 will hit the level seen.
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Recruiting for the public sector

public_sector_videoThe latest Totaljobs public sector report, Recruiting for today’s public sector, looks at the issues facing the UK’s biggest employment area in light of the recession and the spending cuts. Here, Public sector director Kathryn Adam talks about the highlights of the report, which can be downloaded at http://response.totaljobs.com/recruiting-for-todays-public-sector. .
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UK economy set to hit pre-recession peak by summer

UK-economyAfter six bleak years, news that the UK economy is set to hit its pre-recession peak by this summer is enough to merit a public holiday. Business confidence is rising along with recruitment plans in the wake of the British Chamber of Commerce (BCC) announcement that gross domestic product (GDP) in the second quarter of 2014 will hit the level seen.
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Building your recruitment brand on Twitter

twitter-brandBuilding a strong recruiting brand on social media isn’t rocket science. But unless you learn from those who’ve been successful, you could lose months (even years!) figuring out the hard way what works and what doesn’t. I’m writing these posts for Totaljobs to help spread the message about what works. In my last post The Building Blocks for.
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3 ways to boost your social recruiter profile

social-recruiter-profile With the advent of social media, the world feels like a much smaller place. It’s so much easier to connect and communicate with people and it’s undeniably opened a lot of doors. However, the sheer scope of the internet means that you can become inundated with information. How do you pick the good from the bad? And how do you.
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The gender pay gap in the UK

gender-pay-gapSeveral recent reports have flagged up that British women are still getting the thin end of the wedge when it comes to equal pay. The PwC Women in Work Index puts the UK 18th in a survey of 27 OECD nations, indicating that we are being outstripped by other countries with comparable economies. The fact is that while the UK has.
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Building your recruitment brand on Google+

google+Did you know that Google+ now has more users than Twitter and LinkedIn? That it’s second only to Facebook in terms of its user base? Those facts alone should make you pause for thought if you’ve not yet taken any steps towards building a recruiting presence on Google+! But there’s a much bigger reason for you to pay attention to Google+. Numerous.
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Infographic – Recruiting for today’s public sector

TJ-Public-Sector-InfograpicFollowing the massive austerity cuts to thousands of public sector jobs, we ask, are the reforms realistic or have those plans been scuppered by the depletion of the civil service workforce? Totaljobs asked over 1,600 public sector professionals to get their opinion, and while 62% of public sector HR staff believe that there is a major skills shortage in many areas.
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City jobs up 25%

city-jobsSpecialist financial recruitment firm Astbury Marsden recently released a study that revealed that the number of London city jobs increased by 25% last month compared with a year ago. The report comes after the UK economy grew by 1.8% in 2013, its fastest pace in six years and the clearest sign yet that a recovery is actually underway. It’s not something.
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Public sector leadership

public-sector-leadershipThere are leadership issues in the public sector, but that’s not surprising considering the upheavels it has experienced since the economic crash. Austerity measures forced swingeing employee cuts of over 600,000 by October last year and an expected one million in total by the next election. A report by Totaljobs and Dods Research, Recruiting for Today’s Public Sector, found that 45%.
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The public sector reforms

public-sector-reformsCentral and local government are operating in a climate of unprecedented change, mostly induced by the need to dramatically reduce costs. Cuts across departments are averaging 19% over four years and capital expenditure is projected to fall to £47.1 billion in 2014-15 (from a total of £59.5 billion in 2010-11) and to as low as £21 billion in terms of.
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