Will Boris Johnson’s ‘Boris buses’ stimulate the economy?

London mayor Boris Johnson has a lot of hope riding on his new fleet of  ‘Boris Buses’ – not least that they will stimulate the economy and boost the jobs market. Johnson has ordered 600 of his so-called “Boris Buses” to be built and on the road by 2016. According to him, the fleet will safeguard at least 220 jobs in.
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Giving negative feedback to candidates

For recruiters an interview is routine; for a candidate it’s a high-stress and potentially life changing event. Interviewer feedback is therefore very important. Sometimes it’s excellent, but many candidates say that it is frequently either non-existent or unhelpful. Unhelpful feedback falls into several categories:   1. Bland Often a variant on “we met other people who fit the job better”. This may be untrue,.
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Five top tips when recruiting for SMEs

More than a quarter of small companies are planning to increase their headcount by more than 5% throughout the rest of 2013, according to the biannual business confidence report from global workplace provider Regus. This is good news for recruiters as SMEs tend not to have enough HR resources, so often look for your expertise. Remember, however, that cost-wise they can.
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Area focus: South West pt. 2 – The state of play

Part 1 of this area focus touched on the healthy state of the South West region in comparison with the rest of the UK, as the South West currently has the least applications per job at 9.6 and the lowest unemployment rate. On top of this, Totaljobs barometer figures reveal monthly declines in the amount of people aged 16+ claiming jobseekers.
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How will Star Wars being filmed in the UK impact the jobs market?

News that the filming of the next Star Wars movie, the seventh in the franchise, will take place in Britain next year has been greeted with glee by Chancellor George Osborne. Speaking on Sky News Osborne called the announcement a “real vote of confidence in Britain’s creative industries”, and one which he claims will secure thousands of jobs – if.
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Area focus: South West pt. 1 – The big stories

While economic growth across the UK remains stagnant, the South West region continues to set itself apart as one of the better areas and an example of where we need to be to clear austerity. The South West is consistently in the top three regions year-on-year for the healthiest application per job statistics, and the latest Totaljobs barometer stats for.
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Is the banking industry screwed?

The recent news that RBS is set to add to the troubled banking industry and slash a further 1,400 posts across the UK, came almost at the same time that the beleagured bank announced that £215million of its £607million bonus pool would go to investment bankers in its so-called “casino banking” division, which is widely seen as having helped in.
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Totaljobs recruiter news 10.06.13

All the jobs industry and recruiter news you need to know in the UK. Labour leader urged to get his “facts right” on UK’s recruitment industry Earlier this month Labour leader Ed Miliband gave a speech on his party’s welfare reform plans, which centred on jobs and growth in the recruitment sector. However, Recruitment and Confederation (REC) chief executive,.
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Jose Mourinho: Rehiring someone you sacked

Rehiring an employee that you made redundant is a rare occurrence for many employers, as it usually means admitting mistakes and realising that their sacking was not completely justified. Many employers believe that starting afresh with a new employee is the only way to go, but what happens when you realise that the employee you fired was in fact the.
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The graduate picture: It’s not getting any easier

Each year, totaljobs asks graduates how they feel about getting a job in the current climate, and the response was once again largely negative. Graduates believe that with the rise in tuition fees and the difficulty of even getting to higher education these days, their universities should offer better help in preparing them for employment.   .
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