UK set to be the fastest growing economy in the West for 2014?

economyAccording to the UK Business Confidence Monitor, Britain is set to be the West’s fastest growing economy at the beginning of 2014. The report which is produced by accountants Grant Thornton and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), hit +24 during the third quarter, the highest reading since the second quarter of 2010. The ICAEW now.
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New Year’s RECsolutions – social media

RECsolutions-social-mediaOver the past 12 months, social media has continued to be the big trend in recruitment and much has been written about its power to make recruiter’s lives easier as well as massively extend the pool of talent available to them and their clients. Indeed, according to a recent study by US recruiting technology provider Jobvite, 94% of recruiters use.
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5 tips to enhance your mobile recruiting strategy

mobile-recruitingMobile recruitment is more important than ever now that smartphones are more technologically capable and frequently used to surf the internet. People have access to your job boards wherever they may be, but given that mobile recruitment is an entirely different platform, it is important that you consider your recruiting strategy.   First impression Be aware that your mobile recruiting interface may be.
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How to treat your candidates

how-to-treat-candidatesRecruitment is a people industry that is inherently very personal, so it is vital to treat your candidates well. With online recruitment becoming more prominent it is important to not lose sight of the human elements of the job and be aware of how your relationship with the candidate could affect you down the line.   Help your candidate to develop In this.
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Maintaining client and candidate relationships

maintaining-client-relationshipsOk, so the appointment has been made. You’ve used all your skills, resources and contacts to find the perfect recruit for your client. Both sides are happy. Job done? Well, not quite… In fact, arguably it’ll never be done if you want to be a razor-sharp recruiter as the best results come about through developing and maintaining client and candidate relationships. In the.
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New to recruitment: 5 things you need to know

new-to-recruitment-5-thingsToo many new and hungry recruitment consultants plan on hitting the ground running when they enter the profession, only to end up falling over their own feet when they become entangled in the common mistakes made by novices. Passion, determination and commitment are not enough to succeed in this intensive field; a concerted plan of action is just as vital.
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Job hunting hits two-year high

london-job-huntingIndications are that the jobs market is perking up. Hot on the heels of headlines proclaiming that unemployment has dropped to the three-year low of 7.6%, is news that job hunting has hit a two-year high. In short, one in four workers are scouring around for a new role, according to the report by HR body the CIPD, in partnership with.
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Matching client with candidate

matching-candidatesExperience proves that nothing good can come out of shoe-horning the wrong candidate into the wrong company simply to fill a vacancy. Apart from wasting everyone’s time and the employer’s money, it usually results in both the jobseeker and the client quitting your books. So why do it? Well, probably because it’s a lot easier than putting in the extra work.
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Tata steel cuts: 500 workers made redundant

tata-steelDespite strong performance in the UK construction industry over the past few months, global steel giant Tata Steel has announced plans to cut around 500 jobs from its plants in Scunthorpe, Workington and Teesside. These Tata steel cuts come less than a year after 900 steel job losses, mainly in Port Talbot, Wales. So have we overestimated the bounce back.
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The recruitment journey – Sourcing candidates

sourcing-candidatesSourcing candidates is probably the most important step in the recruitment process. So, having an effective sourcing methodology is absolutely critical. There are many ways to achieve this, but these are probably the five main strategies: Advertising Make sure you have a presence in relevant industry publications. If you want to source someone with a specific skill set, you need to ensure.
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