UK inflation rate is down to 2%; how does this affect the jobs market?

bank-of-englandNew Governor of the Bank of England, Mark Carney would appear to have the golden touch as the UK inflation rate is down to the targeted 2% earlier this month. According to reports, the UK’s inflation rate, as measured by the Consumer Prices Index, fell to 2% in December, down from 2.1% the month before. This drop has been helped by.
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5 signs of a great recruiter

great-recruitersRecruitment is a profession that demands a high level of drive, commitment and efficiency. Average recruiters then, don’t tend to stay in this business for long. So, in a world of fine recruiters, what are the signs of a great recruiter? Below are five of their traits: follow their lead to make a good job even better. 1.  They can speak.
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Dos and don’ts of employee referral schemes

employee-referralEmployee referral schemes are a great way to reach out to the network of those you already employ, and can save you a bundle on recruitment agency fees. Better still, you’re likely to get someone who is a good fit with the company and can hit the ground running. With a personal recommendation from one of your trusted employees, you’re less.
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5 things to remember when starting an agency in 2014

agency-startupYou’re clearly the intelligent, self-motivated and highly successful sort. You’ve billed well as a recruitment consultant and lined somebody else’s pocket for too long – It’s time to go it alone by starting an agency. There are so many things to think about and questions to answer. We spoke to Laura who’s done just that to get an idea of what.
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New to recruitment in 2014: 5 things you should know

new-to-recruitmentPeople find themselves entering the recruitment industry in all sorts of weird and wonderful ways. It’s surprising how many times I have heard stories of people walking into agencies hoping to register as a candidate and before they know it they’re filling bookings. Some people undergo a horrific mash-up of Dragon’s Den style pitching and stomach-wrenching tasks á la The Apprentice.
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New Year’s RECsolutions – shaking bad recruitment habits

bad-recruitment-habitsHello 2014… It’s a brand new year… the economy is slowly moving, jobseekers are on the increase and for the on-the-ball recruiter everything is up for grabs. Take note, that as business gets perkier, there’ll be no room for bad recruitment habits or lazy consultants who cut corners. The good news is that if you sharpen up your act now, you’ll.
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Npower cut 1400 jobs

npowerThe North East jobs market is on a roller-coaster. The feel-good factor created by car manufacturer Nissan’s promise of 300 jobs locally has been undermined by energy company Npower, which has announced swingeing job-cuts, most of which fall in the region. Altogether, Npower cut 1400 jobs across the North and Midlands, after a decision to outsource much of its customer service.
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How to deal with the January influx of candidates effectively

influx-2For many, the start of a new year marks a great time to start looking for a fresh start and a new job. You’ll probably find that the number of applicants for any job that you’re posting in January is higher than any other time of the year. Especially if that job was listed from around mid-December when people start.
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New Year’s RECsolutions – traditional recruitment

Recsolutions-traditionOnline recruitment methods are fast, efficient and here to stay – all of which is welcome. No-one can deny that the Internet has made every recruiter’s job easier. Nowadays, you can check out candidates on social media sites such as Facebook, Google+ and Twitter, or source them via LinkedIn. If you’re really geeky, you can even assess job-seekers via emailed psychometric.
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UK set to be the fastest growing economy in the West for 2014?

economyAccording to the UK Business Confidence Monitor, Britain is set to be the West’s fastest growing economy at the beginning of 2014. The report which is produced by accountants Grant Thornton and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), hit +24 during the third quarter, the highest reading since the second quarter of 2010. The ICAEW now.
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