All posts written by Rosalind Mullen

Improving candidate treatment

Many recruiters and employers are going to extraordinary lengths to seduce candidates from a wider pool and attract job applications from high-performers, but they do little to woo them through the interview process. There are horror stories of people being put in the dilemma of having to fork out for travel expenses and overnight stays or forgo the interview. Ironically, then,.
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Are new industries keeping the economy alive?

This economic downturn has been unprecedentedly long and tense for jobseekers, with many of the traditional industries suffering thousands of redundancies. The good news is that there are a growing number of job opportunities in emerging industries.   Industries damaged by the recession Like the recessions of the 1980s and 1990s, blue-collar workers have fared the worst. The Working Futures study by the.
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News analysis: jobs market – March 2013

The number-crunchers have just come up with another depressing statistic. According to the Jobs Economist consultancy, a numbing 3.5 million people have been made redundant in the UK since this recession started. But, before we hit the communal Prozac, it is worth looking at those figures in context. For a start, there’s the general consensus among economists that this downturn has.
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The most boring interview questions

Recruiting a crack candidate is a tough process, and for many of you the interview stage can be as nerve-wracking as it is for the jobseeker. Worry not, however. If you are a recruiter who finds interviewing and assessing the ability of candidates challenging, we have an excellent solution. Simply make it easy for yourself by sneaking in so many.
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Internships

The competitive jobs market and economic depression has led to an increasing number of young jobseekers applying for unpaid internships, which has repercussions for the recruitment industry. Certainly, employers who advertise such vacancies could soon be in breach of the law. With no clear guidance from Government, concerns have been aired in the media about the treatment of interns. In response,.
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How jobseekers find a job around the world

When Totaljobs linked up with The Network as a recruitment partner 10 years ago, nobody could have predicted that it would prove such a successful collaboration. In fact, we complement each other perfectly. The Network provides a global recruitment reach that uses local market expertise from companies such as Totaljobs – which as you know has a crack.
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Is it really grim up North?

While some regions in the UK were encouraged by unemployment figures rising by 50,000 in three months, there were wasn’t much optimism in the North, which continues to have the highest unemployment in the country. Trade union Unison’s general secretary, Dave Prentis, pointed out the bigger economic picture shows that any talk of growth is premature. In areas such as Yorkshire and Humberside,.
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Planning changes: will they boost the construction industry?

The Government’s bid to kick-start the economy by proposing a year-long free-for-all in house and business extensions might not be such a panacea for the jobs market. The controversial proposals double the area that homeowners and businesses can extend outside conservation areas. That means detached homeowners will be able to build a single storey up to eight metres into their gardens.
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Passive candidates – exploding the myths

As a blade-sharp recruitment consultant with hundreds of active jobseekers on your books, do you really need to direct resources into targeting so-called ‘passive candidates’? Well, in this fast-paced world of anticipating the solution before you’ve heard of the problem, the answer is a resounding yes. Let’s face it, it’s so yesterday to wait for a vacancy to come up and.
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Why are workers taking less sick leave?

According to the latest figures from The Office of National Statistics (ONS), it turns out the economy’s woes are actually creating a healthy workforce. The ONS’s findings claim the UK workforce is taking just 4.5 sick days during recession compared with 7.2 days when records began in 1993, just a year after the last recession. Observers point out there has been.
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