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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What impact would Scottish independence have on jobs in the UK?

So it has been established that Scotland’s oil and gas resources and strong banking sector could mean a prosperous future for the nation if independence were to be attained. However, Scotland’s shipbuilding and electronics industries could take a devastating knock if their ties to the UK are severed. Ultimately, no one will really know how Scotland or the UK will.
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What impact would Scottish independence have on jobs in Scotland?

The effect of Scottish independence is something of a hot topic at the moment with less than 18 months to go to the proposed referendum, and with the various campaign machines starting to build up a head of steam. Unquestionably, Scottish independence will have a huge effect on the UK economy… but while many Scots will be glad to see.
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Area focus: North West pt. 1 – The big stories

Like most of the regions in the UK, recessive dips in the North West have stabilised but growth remains anaemic. The jobs market in the North West is still highly competitive with applications per job once again exceeding the national average in quarter one of 2013, however, the region has gotten closer to the national average in April than it.
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The Amazon tax dodge – Is it worth it for us?

It’s not surprising that the tax-avoidance schemes of mega companies such as Amazon have attracted so much negative publicity. Many ordinary workers are struggling to pay their own tax bills in this limp economy. The fact that the US-based online shopping giant has exploited a loophole to avoid paying corporation tax on the £3.3b sales it took out of the.
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Totaljobs recruiter news 13.05.13

All the jobs industry news you need to know in the UK Young people “giving up” on looking for work Global youth unemployment is close to “crisis peak” as young people are increasingly giving up on looking for work, a report by The International Labour Organisation (ILO) has warned. The report, Global Unemployment Trends for Youth 2013, said the.
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The ultimate nightmare candidates

Most recruiters have had the unfortunate experience of interviewing candidates who looked great on paper but in reality turned out to be anything but. However, a little less common – thank goodness – are the nightmare candidates who are just downright odd. These are the guys that might even manage to persuade you during the interview process that they’re a.
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Totaljobs roundtable: Leadership in the public sector

With pay freezes and job cuts damaging the image of the public sector, the civil service is in danger of losing appeal as a career path to new graduates and skilled professionals. At the recent Totaljobs roundtable event, the need to revamp the public sector image and its potential as an attractive career route was given priority during the debate, and.
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