Graduate recruitment: are we sitting on a time bomb?

Our recent research into the graduate recruitment market, conducted with Opinium, revealed some startling findings. The bulk of graduate recruiters believe there is currently a skills gap in students emerging from university at the moment, but this is nothing compared to the potential situation looming in four years’ time. As our infographic shows, there will actually be 18% fewer 18-year-olds in.
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The legal issues of recruitment

Searching for the ideal candidate for a role that needs filling isn’t always easy; as I’m sure every recruitment professional is aware. Skills vary from person to person and I think it’s fair to say that each case is judged on its own merits. How do you make sure that you are going to provide your clients with the best.
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Totaljobs Barometer report: February 2013

While the snow from January has well and truly melted, the UK jobs market remains in a deep freeze with the statistics from February showing little sign of it thawing out at any significant pace. The economy shrank 0.3% in the final quarter of 2012, posing the very real threat of an unprecedented triple-dip recession going into the New Year.
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Graduate Answer Time 2013: how can graduate recruitment address skills shortages?

The great and the good from the world of graduate recruitment gathered yesterday for the fourth Graduate Answer Time event. Hosted by ITV News’ Faye Barker at the plush Royal Society of Chemistry in London, the event focused on the perceived skills gap in graduate candidates. Research recently conducted by totaljobs.com entitled ‘Mind the gap in 2017′ identified that.
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How to use the totaljobs.com CV database

CV database With thousands of candidates looking for work, recruiters are becoming inundated with applications for every role. As you’ve probably realised by now, this can be both a positive and a negative experience. It can be great to have a high volume of applications, and the interview room will certainly never be empty, but it’s safe to say not every CV will.
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The most boring interview questions

Recruiting a crack candidate is a tough process, and for many of you the interview stage can be as nerve-wracking as it is for the jobseeker. Worry not, however. If you are a recruiter who finds interviewing and assessing the ability of candidates challenging, we have an excellent solution. Simply make it easy for yourself by sneaking in so many.
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How to advertise a job on totaljobs

With so many people out there looking for work, headhunting can be one of the most difficult parts of recruiting. Ensuring that you’re sourcing the right person who has the skills, the personality and who lives near the company can create a huge headache, and that’s without factoring in any salary negotiations along the way. Online recruitment can take the hassle.
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Mobile recruiting

The possibilities for mobile recruitment are endless, and though exciting, I’m unsure that the majority of businesses have completely caught on to the needs of the new generation. I recently had my own wake up call at a college event, where I was asked to support and sit in on a Dragon’s Den style panel to scrutinise and determine the best.
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Social Media – Do it properly!

As I may have mentioned in previous blogs, I love social media and how it has changed the game in modern recruitment. I love how accessible it makes candidates to recruiters and vice-versa, but beware, get social media wrong and you run the risk doing a huge amount of damage to your brand. The problem for any recruiter, especially one in-house,.
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Internships

The competitive jobs market and economic depression has led to an increasing number of young jobseekers applying for unpaid internships, which has repercussions for the recruitment industry. Certainly, employers who advertise such vacancies could soon be in breach of the law. With no clear guidance from Government, concerns have been aired in the media about the treatment of interns. In response,.
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