All posts written by Cary Hastings

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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Totaljobs sponsor ex-military charity dinner

Totaljobs.com has joined forces with JobOppo to host a charity event supporting ex-servicemen and women as they return to life as a civilian. This is a great opportunity to support these charities and the work they do to help our heroes make the transition away from active duty, which is an extremely testing challenge after service. The event, will be held.
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Would Scottish independence affect the jobs market?

Scottish independanceThere’s been a lot of debate about whether Scotland should become independent. In this video we discuss whether Scottish independence would affect Scottish jobseekers and businesses, and if so, how. We talk to people who are for and against independence and hear what they think it would mean for the Scottish jobs market. Our contributors are… Amy Dalrymple, Policy and Research Manager.
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Area focus: South West pt. 2 – The state of play

Part 1 of this area focus touched on the healthy state of the South West region in comparison with the rest of the UK, as the South West currently has the least applications per job at 9.6 and the lowest unemployment rate. On top of this, Totaljobs barometer figures reveal monthly declines in the amount of people aged 16+ claiming jobseekers.
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Area focus: South West pt. 1 – The big stories

While economic growth across the UK remains stagnant, the South West region continues to set itself apart as one of the better areas and an example of where we need to be to clear austerity. The South West is consistently in the top three regions year-on-year for the healthiest application per job statistics, and the latest Totaljobs barometer stats for.
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Jose Mourinho: Rehiring someone you sacked

Rehiring an employee that you made redundant is a rare occurrence for many employers, as it usually means admitting mistakes and realising that their sacking was not completely justified. Many employers believe that starting afresh with a new employee is the only way to go, but what happens when you realise that the employee you fired was in fact the.
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The graduate picture: It’s not getting any easier

Each year, totaljobs asks graduates how they feel about getting a job in the current climate, and the response was once again largely negative. Graduates believe that with the rise in tuition fees and the difficulty of even getting to higher education these days, their universities should offer better help in preparing them for employment.   .
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Totaljobs roundtable: Perception and reality of the public sector

Totaljobs hosted a roundtable discussion for the public sector last month that identified some key issues that are hindering its growth. Part 1 of this roundtable report focused on the lack of leadership skills and the constraints on flexibility which are supressing ambition rather than encouraging it. This part is based on another key theme that frequently arose from the discussion:.
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Area focus: North West pt. 2 – The state of play

As mentioned in part one of this area focus, the competition for jobs in the North West remains above the national average for the third year in a row… but the latest statistics might suggest a change in the wind. The North West has shown continued improvement over the past year, with quarter one of 2013 showing a 12% decrease in.
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Area focus: North West pt. 1 – The big stories

Like most of the regions in the UK, recessive dips in the North West have stabilised but growth remains anaemic. The jobs market in the North West is still highly competitive with applications per job once again exceeding the national average in quarter one of 2013, however, the region has gotten closer to the national average in April than it.
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