Why are workers taking less sick leave?

According to the latest figures from The Office of National Statistics (ONS), it turns out the economy’s woes are actually creating a healthy workforce. The ONS’s findings claim the UK workforce is taking just 4.5 sick days during recession compared with 7.2 days when records began in 1993, just a year after the last recession. Observers point out there has been.
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Should recruiters keep in touch with employed candidates?

When lots of candidates apply for jobs through a recruitment consultancy, sometimes it can feel like a never-ending production line. You grill a load of them during the interview process, put them forward to your client if you deem them suitable, and if they fail to make it through the interview process – and let’s face it, these days candidates have plenty.
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Why are young jobseekers struggling to get part-time jobs?

Most people’s first taste of work experience (and probably yours too), often starts in part-time jobs. Whether it’s something to do on the weekends, to top up weekly pocket money or helping to fund further studies, part-time work has always been popular amongst young people in particular. Not just a way to earn some extra cash independently, it also gives.
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Social recruiting: mistakes that’ll make you cringe

Whether you’re a recruiter or a jobseeker, you’ll be aware of the positive potential of social media to help you find jobs or candidates. But as with most shiny new fads, we’ve still got a lot to learn. And while most of us realise it’s not advisable to post ‘that’ picture of the tequila tasting party alongside our LinkedIn profile,.
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Are unpaid work placements ripping jobseekers off?

The Queen’s Jubilee took up a lot of space in the papers, and not just because everyone was celebrating their four-day weekend in style (complete with colourful bunting). Within days of the celebration ending, two stewards came forward, alleging they’d worked for 14 hours, slept under London Bridge, had no access to toilets and were forced to change into their.
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Graduate jobs: it’s getting tougher for jobseekers

Interested in how the graduate jobs market is moving at the moment? Our latest infographic, based on extensive research, demonstrates that things aren’t getting any easier for graduate jobseekers. .
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How to give the right candidate experience

When I was an in-house recruiter, getting the candidate experience right was the holy grail. For me, this tells a candidate everything they need to know about the business they are applying to, how it operates and what its values are. From the first acknowledgment email, to the interview process and then to the offer, the experience a candidate has.
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Interview tips: what not to say

When I was asked to write a blog about interviews – and what can sometimes go wrong with them – one part of me wanted to do a piece that offered interview tips knowing that there are record numbers of unemployed people out there desperate for any insight that might help them secure a job. Another part of me (the loudest.
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Why are men being trapped in part-time jobs?

While unemployment figures may have taken a welcome turn for the better, scratching the surface reveals more and more people being forced into part-time jobs as full-time employment is just not there. But what does this mean for the wider economy and is it a trend that’s going to be with us for some time to come? The fall in unemployment may,.
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Aim for the best candidates

Recruiters: stop sending the first few candidates who say “yes” to your live jobs and start looking for the best candidates instead. That does not mean it should be a drawn out protracted process, but the first few candidates who say “yes” – are you certain they’re the best for your client? I have been in the recruitment industry for the.
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