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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How does UK economic confidence compare to the rest of the world?

London-confidenceAccording to information and insights company Nielsen, global consumer confidence rose in the second quarter of this year thanks to more optimism about jobs, finances and spending in the United States, China and Japan. Around the world, Indonesia remains the most bullish consumer market, followed by the Philippines, which pushed India into third place. Meanwhile, Portugal retained its position as the.
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How could the financial sector affect the economy?

London-financeIf a recent report by accounting giant PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) is to be believed, the financial services sector could add up to 218,000 jobs by 2020 in a welcome boost for the UK economy. In the report titled, “Where next? Assessing the current and future contribution of the UK Financial Services sector”, PwC’s economists ran an analysis based on two different scenarios.
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The issues with making urgent hires

Urgent hireWhat do we do when we need to make urgent hires, but the candidate we prefer does not have the right evidence on paper? How much can we rely on (the right) competency questions or our gut instinct when no candidate has the desirable track record or experience? Here’s what other recruiters do.   Consider ‘different’ kinds of evidence Just because a candidate does.
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Recruiter Soap Box: Are we doing enough to generate graduate jobs?

Reports reveal that the manufacturing, retail, automotive and construction sectors are at their best growth rates since the recession. Social Media Trainer and Recruiter Jorgen Sundberg questions if our recovering economy is generating enough opportunities for our professional talent.   It appears the British economy is finally picking up after a ‘little’ 5-year downtime and if it isn’t the.
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Internships: Good or bad?

InternshipsInternship has become shorthand for cheap labour in many companies and some industries. There are countless stories of well-qualified graduates working for free over many months in the vain hope of gaining paid employment. But before the credit crunch, internships were structured programmes of temporary work and some sectors still do see long term benefit in paying for work experience placements. Here.
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Sector focus: Finance part 2

Finance sector 2In part 1 of our financial sector focus, we explained how although the industry had seen a decline in job postings and applications, it was slowly on its way back up. This was highlighted by several banks and insurance companies making large profits, helping the industry recover at a steady speed. In part 2 we discuss the bad press coverage,.
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My worst hire ever

My worst hireHiring a new recruit can be costly, in fact the Charted Institute for Personnel Development estimates that it costs up to £6,125 to fill a vacancy. And hiring the wrong person can turn out to be even more expensive. A tribunal or the infamous ‘compromise agreement’ can run into thousands of pounds, and so it’s good to fix.
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Recruiter SoapBox: Should we be advertising British jobs in the EU?

Recruiter soapboxLast week it was revealed that 800,000 British jobs are being advertised to the EU through a website funded by the European Commission. Prominent recruitment specialist Mark Rainsbury stirs controversial waters and asks if this strategy works for the British economy.   “Nigel Farage reacted with predictable public outrage on hearing that 800,000 British jobs were being advertised in the.
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Sector focus: Finance

Finance 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 giving you a snapshot on the financial industry, which unlike some of the more stable sectors we’ve previously focused on, has seen its fair.
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