All posts written by Rosalind Mullen

Popular employers for the global jobseeker

The world today is one big global career opportunity. As a result, it is increasingly important for UK businesses to understand how to attract the skills of international candidates as well as to retain its own high-achieving nationals. Happily, The Global Talent Survey 2014* reveals that the UK is the third most sought-after country to work in, with 35% of votes.
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5 ways to reduce your cost per hire

5 ways to reduce your cost per hireHappily the economy is perking up, but cash-stretched employers are still keeping a tight rein on recruitment budgets. As employment starts to recover, they are increasingly seeking the services of expert recruiters who can secure talented workers to take their business forward. However, they also expect these great results at a cost-effective price. As a recruiter, you need to make.
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Top 10 recruiter tips

recruiter tipsAs an ambitious, successful recruiter you know what you need to do to find that ace candidate and keep your clients coming back for more. But as we emerge from the dark years of recession, it’s becoming clear that the recruitment world has changed. So, what do hot recruiters need to know about the employment scene at the moment? To help.
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How to spot a good recruitment company

how to spot a good recruitment companyLet’s face the ugly truth – not all recruitment consultancies have the level of professional integrity that invites too much scrutiny. On the face of it they may seem to be a sound operation, but under the slick veneer lurks bad practice. As an ambitious professional, you can’t afford to hitch your career to an unethical company that could tarnish your.
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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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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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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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IT in the public sector

IT-in-the-public-sectorConnectivity has been a buzz word in the private sector for a long time now. Businesses, banks, retailers and hospitality companies are among those that have become more financially and operationally efficient through investing in technology – not to mention the marketing benefits of embracing social media. IT in the public sector has more incentive than ever to improve through sharpening.
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Top 10 tips for recruiting the right people

recruiting-top-10Ok, this is harsh, but realistically your career depends on whether you can put the right recruits into the right job. If you keep getting it wrong, you’ll lose the confidence of your clients and the knock-on effect will be that your pool of candidates will trickle away. Happily, there are numerous ways that you can ensure you are recruiting the.
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The UK unemployment rate drops again

unemployment-rateWith the UK unemployment rate dropping quickly to 7.1%, in the three months to November 2013, there is a strong case for optimism in the jobs market. Roughly 30.15 million people are now in work, an increase of 280,000 in the last quarter – the biggest increase since records began in the 1970s. As we went to press, however, this month’s.
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