Sector focus: Secretarial Part 2

Secretarial sector focusEvery month we’ll be taking an in-depth look at a particular sector and letting you know how it’s doing. From employment figures and salaries to the latest trends and stories that rocked that industry. This month we’re focusing on the secretarial industry. In part 1 we analysed how the secretarial industry was doing in the jobs market. In this second.
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Sector focus: Secretarial

Secretarial sectorEvery month we’ll be taking an in-depth look at a particular sector and letting you know how it’s doing. From employment figures and salaries to the latest trends and stories that rocked that industry. This month we’re giving you a snapshot on the secretarial industry, which year-on-year has gone from strength to strength. Secretarial jobs market The secretarial and PA sector has grown.
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Recruiter Soap Box: Are young British workers slacking?

SundbergIn case you missed it, renowned television chef and restaurateur Jamie Oliver, recently interviewed for the Good Housekeeping Magazine, said the following about the lack of work ethic from young British workers in his kitchens: ‘British kids particularly, I have never seen anything so wet behind the ears. I have mummies phoning up for 23-year-olds saying to me, “My son is too.
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London Fire brigade cuts add to public sector woes

fire-brigadeDespite the fact that confidence appears to be returning to certain sectors of the jobs market, London mayor Boris Johnson is planning to add to the capital’s woes in the public sector by closing 10 fire stations, at a loss of 14 fire engines and 552 firefighters across the capital. Yet Johnson insists that the cuts — part of plans to save £28.8.
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Nightmare candidates that you’d never, ever hire

nightmare-candidatesIn a daunting interview situation, it’s not unusual for a candidate to clam up and forget what they were going to say. But in a screening call with a candidate some time ago, Ashley Hever, head of talent acquisition (UK & Ireland) for Enterprise Rent-A-Car got more than he bargained for. “I was asked to call [the candidate’s] mobile,” he explains. .
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Competition for Police jobs

PoliceBritain’s 43 police forces have been hit by swathing cuts to funding, with some 17,600 jobs – including 11,000 uniformed officers – axed since March 2010, saving £749m. Now it seems the career path of many front-line police will be cut off with news that the Metropolitan Police Force is being squeezed at the top. According to figures from Labour London Assembly.
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New Bentley project to create job opportunities

BentleyThe brakes are off as the British car industry enjoys yet another boost through a new Bentley project. Volkswagen-owned Bentley Motors has announced it is to inject £800m into a project to build its first sport utility vehicle (SUV) in Crewe, Cheshire. The plant, which already employs 4,000 people, will generate a further 1,000 jobs – 400 in direct employment and 600.
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Area focus: Wales pt. 2

welsh-valleyPart 1 of this area focus was based on the challenging, but generally upbeat state of the Wales region in comparison with the rest of the UK. We found that although unemployment had increased slightly in the past year, and there had been some significant job losses, new opportunities were also being created. The Office of National Statistics reveals that like.
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Area focus: Wales pt. 1

Swansea-MarinaAs the jobs market across the whole of the UK struggles to pick up pace, Wales is one region of the UK that also has a fair share of problems. Although it’s not quite as problematic as other areas in the UK, such as the West Midlands and North East that have consistently high unemployment rates, overall it’s doing slightly worse.
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Do employee referral schemes work?

referralReferral schemes are nothing new, but with the growth of social media and professional networking sites such as LinkedIn, they now have the potential to take on a life of their own. An opportunity can be shared and re-shared by a far broader network than a hiring team would typically be able to reach. Many employers operate the schemes as a.
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