Why are employers struggling to recruit?

Why are employers struggling to recruit?Entry-level candidates account for a huge proportion of the jobs market. Yet many employers are struggling to recruit. This is sometimes because prospective candidates lack certain skills and relevant experience. It is also related to how recruiters perceive would-be employees’ skills/ability levels and how they go about recruiting, generally. Here, we highlight some of the main reasons why employers are struggling.
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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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Entry-level report: infographic

Every year, thousands of young people enter the labour market in the UK and begin looking for work for the first time. Although the employment prospects for entry-level jobseekers, particularly graduates, are frequently discussed, seldom is there an attempt to understand the entry-level job market as a whole. Based on the latest Totaljobs report on the entry-level labour market in conjunction.
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Discussing entry-level jobs

James Frearson from totaljobs.com talks to the Institute for Public Policy Research’s Spencer Thompson about the current state of the entry-level jobs market, and tries to predict the future for this vital sector of the UK economy. .
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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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How to recruit seasonal staff

how to recruit seasonal staffSeasonal highs like Christmas are key trading periods for a wide range of sectors, from retail to restaurants. So to cope with the increased demand, many companies recruit thousands of seasonal workers. Of course, it’s not just seasonal fluctuations that can cause businesses to up their staffing level, major events can have a huge effect on the local.
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AGR awards competition winner

photo competitionAt this year’s AGR awards, the Totaljobs team decided to get into the 60’s spirit, and we wanted you to join in too! So we brought down some Beatles inspired 60’s props to the awards evening, including silly wigs, oversized glasses and (of course) inflatable guitars, and asked you to pose for a photo or send a selfie for our competition.The.
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AGR conference and awards photos

AGR main pictureThis year the annual AGR recruitment conference took place in Liverpool, and loads of you turned up to this amazing event. During the day recruiters were treated to a range of talks and keynote sessions from industry experts, as well as having the chance to network and generally mingle with other people in the recruitment industry. Here are some pictures from.
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Barometer results reveal good news in the jobs market

Barometer results 2014Our latest barometer results are in and have revealed good news for recruiters as a number of industries in a range of UK locations have seen a rise in the number of both jobs and applications. Our barometer analyses the behaviour of 5.9 million British jobseekers and 5,000 recruiters, and has found that competition amongst jobseekers is particularly rising, with the.
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