Public sector leadership

public-sector-leadershipThere are leadership issues in the public sector, but that’s not surprising considering the upheavels it has experienced since the economic crash. Austerity measures forced swingeing employee cuts of over 600,000 by October last year and an expected one million in total by the next election. A report by Totaljobs and Dods Research, Recruiting for Today’s Public Sector, found that 45%.
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The public sector reforms

public-sector-reformsCentral and local government are operating in a climate of unprecedented change, mostly induced by the need to dramatically reduce costs. Cuts across departments are averaging 19% over four years and capital expenditure is projected to fall to £47.1 billion in 2014-15 (from a total of £59.5 billion in 2010-11) and to as low as £21 billion in terms of.
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Skills in demand in the public sector

what-skills-public-sectorRespondents to the Totaljobs survey, Recruiting for Today’s Public Sector, identified the public sector skills gap as having four main areas: leadership; IT; commercial and project; and programme management. These correspond broadly with the priority areas identified by Cabinet Office’s Capabilities Plan, which was released last year, and also reflect skills that are often associated with the private sector. So what.
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IT in the public sector

IT-in-the-public-sectorConnectivity has been a buzz word in the private sector for a long time now. Businesses, banks, retailers and hospitality companies are among those that have become more financially and operationally efficient through investing in technology – not to mention the marketing benefits of embracing social media. IT in the public sector has more incentive than ever to improve through sharpening.
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Building a powerful recruiting brand on social media

recruiting-brandWith the right approach to social media, your company can build itself a huge army of recruiting brand advocates. These are followers who are predisposed to wanting to work for your company – or engaging with your recruitment consultants – and who are also primed to recommend to others that they do the same. That was the message from.
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Mobile strategy in 2014

mobile-strategyMobile strategy is the hot topic of the moment. Candidates are doing it. Clients are doing it. Competitors are most certainly doing it. Although this is not brand new technology for 2014, this year it is predicted there will be a surge in its use and therefore you need to keep up with the technology to stay ahead in the.
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10 essential phone screening questions

telephone-questionsPhone screening is a type of pre-interview that allows you to identify the basic needs of your candidate. Although you should have a set of questions that you ask all interviewees as not to discriminate, the process should be less formal than a face-to-face interview. Looking for consistency between the candidate and their CV, it is here that you want to.
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The social recruiting trends to watch out for in 2014

social-trends-14The coming year looks set to be one of the most challenging that recruiters have faced. The reasons are simple. Firstly, there’s the obvious fact that demand for new hires is picking up across the developed world. Plus with LinkedIn candidates seemingly saturated by the volume of recruiter approaches they’re now receiving, it’s far from clear that this additional demand.
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Google+ as a recruiting tool

google+Relatively new to the field of social media, Google+ has quickly grown in the three years since its conception: developing and refining features in an effort to compete with established competitors. After their initial launch Google+ became the fastest growing network, adding 10million users each month. Statistics now show over 1billion registered users, making them second only to Facebook – although.
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The path from agency to in-house recruiter

agency-in-house-2If you love recruitment you may be tempted to follow the path from agency to in-house recruiter. Although most HR generalists recruit, some organisations find it makes commercial sense to bring expert recruitment skills in-house. It’s a well-beaten path; if you are employed as an agency consultant you work closely with HR departments who will quite naturally spot you for new.
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