Posts tagged with ‘jobs’

Why talent matters

Why talent mattersIn any business, the old adages are true. Sayings like “A company’s employees are its greatest asset” and “A company is only as good as its best staff” provide good rules to work by. Your people represent your philosophy and services, so it figures that competition is rife for attracting the cream of the crop. Good staff typically means talented staff,.
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Attracting the right talent to your business

Attracting the right talent to your businessEntry-level job candidates make up a large proportion of the job market. Yet many employers are struggling to recruit. Total Jobs consulted some top talent experts, to help employers develop their recruitment practices. Here are some ways employers can attract the best new staff to their roles. Build greater flexibility into job descriptions Thinking outside the box, when it comes to writing job.
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Top 5 entry-level jobs

Top 5 entry-level jobsGet your career off to a flying start with our roundup of the best junior roles around – whatever you’re looking for. Deciding on a career is probably the single most important decision of your life. Think about it: you’re going to spend at least eight hours a day, five days a week in your job. Your earning potential, your daily.
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Recruitment jobs: old and new

Recruitment jobs old and newIt’s been more than 100 years since the first recruitment agency opened in the UK. In that time the industry has changed massively, but the basic need to find or advertise a job has remained the same. We take a look at how the digital age and other factors have impacted the hiring process. Social media matters Gone are the days when.
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A day in the life of an entry-level employee

A day in the life of an entry level employeeIt’s hard to know what to expect when you enter the workplace for the first time. Some people expect to hit the ground running with responsibility for their own projects, while others resign themselves to getting the teas in. We talk to Georgia Traher, 23, a recent graduate in Creative Writing from Bath University, to find out more about her.
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City jobs up 25%

city-jobsSpecialist financial recruitment firm Astbury Marsden recently released a study that revealed that the number of London city jobs increased by 25% last month compared with a year ago. The report comes after the UK economy grew by 1.8% in 2013, its fastest pace in six years and the clearest sign yet that a recovery is actually underway. It’s not something.
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Nissan expansion set to create 1,000 new jobs

Nissan Yet more good news for the UK automotive industry. Japanese car manufacturer Nissan has just been given the green light to expand its Sunderland plant by 25,000 sq ft, rubber-stamping plans to start production of its luxury Infiniti Q30 model in 2015. The Nissan expansion, set to cost £250m, will also create a welcome 300 new jobs on site and a.
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Are zero-hour contracts all that bad?

zero-hoursYou can’t have missed the recent furore over news that an estimated one million people across the UK are employed on zero-hour contracts – roughly 3-4% of the workforce. Under the terms of such a contract, employers can keep their workers on call without guaranteeing them even a minimum amount of work. In addition, they only pay for the hours worked.
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The hardest jobs to recruit

The-hardest-jobs-to-recruitWith lots of candidates seemingly applying for every job opportunity, you wouldn’t think there would be so many jobs that are difficult to recruit. But you might be surprised at why some positions are so difficult to fill, especially as some of them seem so common. Here are five of the hardest jobs to recruit for at the moment.   Management / Executives In.
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Recruiter Soapbox: Zero hours contracts

John-LeesAccording to the CIPD, about 1 million UK workers are on zero hours contracts. Are they fair? They might strike you as an odd feature of today’s marketplace, apparently subverting a century of employee protection by allowing employers to turn the pay tap on or off at a whim. Critics claim they offer a very one-sided deal – giving employers.
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