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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The rise of fast-food in the UK despite the recession

Fried chicken restaurant chain KFC, has seen steady growth for the past seven years, despite the recession. As a result, the company is now set for a massive expansion, spending £40 million on 40 new fast-food restaurants across the UK and Ireland, creating 1,600 jobs in the process. It also plans on spending a further £40 million on refurbishing 160.
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Totaljobs recruiter news 29.05.13

All the jobs industry news you need to know in the UK. Unemployment rises and pay growth slows, ONS figures show The number of unemployed people in the UK has risen to 2.52 million, the latest job figures from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) have revealed. There was an increase of 15,000 in the three months to.
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Sector focus: Engineering part 2

Engineering sector focus part 2In part 1 of our engineering sector focus, we explained how the jobs market is currently thriving in the engineering industry and told you what the average salaries were. In part 2, we talk about the big news stories and tell you how employers are trying to combat the skills shortages. Engineering news There’s been a mixture of both good and bad.
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Totaljobs roundtable: Perception and reality of the public sector

Totaljobs hosted a roundtable discussion for the public sector last month that identified some key issues that are hindering its growth. Part 1 of this roundtable report focused on the lack of leadership skills and the constraints on flexibility which are supressing ambition rather than encouraging it. This part is based on another key theme that frequently arose from the discussion:.
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Sector focus: Engineering

engineering 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 focusing on the engineering sector, and just like the IT industry, this sector has grown year-on-year and shows little sign of stopping.   Engineering jobs Unlike.
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Area focus: North West pt. 2 – The state of play

As mentioned in part one of this area focus, the competition for jobs in the North West remains above the national average for the third year in a row… but the latest statistics might suggest a change in the wind. The North West has shown continued improvement over the past year, with quarter one of 2013 showing a 12% decrease in.
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