The UK unemployment rate has dropped to 7.1%, close to the point at which the Bank of England has said it will consider raising interest rates. The number of people out of work fell by 167,000 to 2.32 million in the three months to November, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said. The
Two-thirds of UK recruiters have rejected candidates after checking their profiles on social media, according to a survey. However, the survey found that 71 per cent of recruiters had successfully hired an employee or contractor through social media, highlighting the importance for prospective job candidates to get not just their CVs, but their profiles
2013 has been an exciting year for the recruitment industry with the buzz around technology enhancing at a rapid rate. A rise in demand from recruiters and increased candidate activity have played their part in seeing some impressive growth and movement within the industry. But now the question at the front of many recruiters’ minds
New rules on transfers, collective consultation and pre-claim conciliation will affect HR practice in the year ahead A number of key legislative changes were introduced last year. With many of these laws coming into effect over the course of 2014, businesses and HR professionals must ensure they plan now how to respond to them.
Responding to statements made by Labour leader Ed Miliband about Agency Workers Regulations in a column in recent Independent on Sunday, Recruitment and Employment Confederation chief executive Kevin Green says: “It is wholly misleading of Ed Miliband and the TUC to describe pay between assignment contracts (PBA), also known as Swedish Derogation, as a
We’ve added a new client based in Acton and as such will have new vacancies soon keep your eyes peeled for more updates.
It is several years since the UK Government first introduced mandatory immigration checks by employers to help combat the problem of illegal immigrants. Under the regulations, employers can be fined if they are found to be employing anybody who does not have the right to work in the UK, even if the employer did so
With any situation where people spend prolonged time together, arguments or disputes are bound to happen. Usually in a work setting, employees will go to either their direct manager or their human resource representative. In these cases, disputes usually get into a he said she said situation. It is the job of the manager or
An enterprise at any given point in time is likely to face economic ups and downs in its business. One of the key features of a company that is affected due to economic instability is staffing. There are many consequences that you, as an enterprise may have to suffer, in terms of staffing, such as
Essential Advice on Pre Employment Testing Are you hiring? If so then you are already conducting some Pre Employment Testing as almost everything from the vacancy advert to the job interview is testing candidates. The problem is that most of us have very poor and unreliable candidate assessment methods in place and we rely far