The rise of the employer brand

What attracts top candidates to your business? And importantly, what motivates them to stay? Our latest research, Understanding Talent, which polled more than 3,000 job seekers and 100 employers, revealed employer brand is more important than ever before. In fact, 91% of the employers we heard from said brand is important to their recruitment process. No business does ‘employer brand’ quite.
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The bargaining table: securing your ideal candidate

Ready to make a job offer to your perfect candidate? Prepare for push back. Today’s top candidates are confident negotiators and it will take more than a competitive salary to entice them into accepting your contract. Our latest research, Understanding Talent, polled more than 3,000 jobseekers and 100 employers. It revealed more than half (57%) of jobseekers are confident ‘within.
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January’s jobseekers search for new pastures

January has been looking like a good month for the industry, with jobseekers already on the hunt for a fresh start in 2017. According to The Open University, almost 60% of people UK-wide are looking to overhaul their careers this year. So how is the jobs market performing? Today we released the first Totaljobs Employment Index of the year to help.
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Understanding Talent : Gaining the competitive edge

From a UK employer’s point of view, it’s officially a candidates’ market. According to the ONS, the unemployment rate was just 4.8% in the three months to September 2016 – the lowest in 11 years. The question facing employers every day is how do you attract the talent your business needs in this ultra-competitive environment? Our latest research, Understanding Talent polled.
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Introducing the totaljobs Understanding Top Talent Series

Recently, Ian Burke, Sales Director of totaljobs, spoke at The FIRM’s London Conference for in-house recruiters. Ian discussed our latest research, Understanding Top Talent, a key study which gets to the bottom of what the best candidates really want when they are looking for a new role. And it’s not just about the initial job application or interview phase – we’ve.
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What does 2017 have in store for the recruitment industry?

It’s amazing to think 2016 is almost at an end – and what a year it’s been! Brexit has been the headline act in an eventful 12 months for the recruitment industry. The definition of what it means to be ‘self-employed’ has come under scrutiny, and we’ve seen increasing debate on zero-hours contracts and the gender pay gap. We end 2016.
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The Cost of Gender Inequality – 5 tips on how to reduce the gender pay gap

It’s hard to believe that in 2016 gender pay inequality in the workplace still exists.  And yet today marks Equal Pay Day, a day established by the Fawcett Society to highlight the fact that women are still being paid less than men.  How much less? Well, women expect to earn £6,562 or 25% less than their male colleagues on average,.
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Body talks: What your body language says about you

Regardless of experience or confidence, a job interview can be a nerve wracking experience for any jobseeker – whether it’s the sleepless nights before going for that all important role or clammy palms once you’re in the hot seat (yes we’ve all enjoyed a wet handshake…). Whilst naturally all eyes are on the candidate during a job interview, your body language.
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The Age-Old Issue

As the saying goes: none of us are getting any younger. And with an ageing workforce and the expectation that generations to come will work well into their sixties, ageism in employment is becoming a very real issue. Research by totaljobs has revealed that almost two-thirds (63%) of 55-64 year olds have felt discriminated against by a prospective employer during the.
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Understanding and mentoring ME ME ME Millennials

Millennials. Gen Y. Gen Next. Echo Boomers. Screenagers and Facebookers. The generation of entitlement. The group of Snapchat bingers who think their degree entitles them to the CEO seat within 12 months. We’ve heard it all (and so have they). But now is the time to turn the Millennial misconception on its head, because Millennial Brits could well and truly.
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