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Jobseekers DonJobseekers Don't Believe Private Sector Is Public Sector Saviour

More than three-quarters (78%) of jobseekers do not think private sector job creation will offset public sector job losses, according to a survey from senior executive career site TheLadders.co.uk. The research shows just 22% are more confident on landing a new job following the Budget. More...
Use Of Temps On The RiseUse Of Temps On The Rise

The use of temporary workers rose 10% in March, according to the latest data from procurer of temporary agency labour, de Poel. Figures show that the number of hours worked by temporary agency workers increased by an average of 10.36% in March, with sectors such as construction growing by 47% and retail by 12%. More...
Private Sector Employees Fearful On Losing JobsPrivate Sector Employees Fearful On Losing Jobs

Private sector employees are fearful about losing their jobs as well as their public sector counterparts as a result of the government's Comprehensive Spending Review (CSR), according to IFF Research. Their research shows 57% of public sector workers agree with the statement More...
Rise In Vacancies In MarchRise In Vacancies In March

The UK saw a 22.7% rise in the number of new job openings in March, according to research from job search engine SimplyHired.co.uk. Aberdeen saw an increase of 30.8%, while Gloucester experienced a 99% increase in job creation. More...
Job Postings RiseJob Postings Rise

Job vacancies rose 12% in March on the previous month, according to the latest Totaljobs Barometer. The figures reveal postings peaked at 134,000 jobs in March in Q1. However, there were on average 21 applications per post. More...
Encourage Self-Starters To Help Tackle UnemploymentEncourage Self-Starters To Help Tackle Unemployment

The government has been urged to tackle high levels of unemployment by enabling more people to enter self-employment. The call comes from Peter Brooks, managing director at welfare-to-work provider Avanta. More...
London 2012 Olympics Jobs Board OpenLondon 2012 Olympics Jobs Board Open

Registration for the official London 2012 Job Board has now opened. Candidates can now register at jobsforthegames.co.uk. Run by recruitment giant Adecco, the official recruitment services provider of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, More...
Talent Retention Top Concern For IT DirectorsTalent Retention Top Concern For IT Directors

Staff retention is the main concern for IT directors, according to research from technology staffing specialist ReThink Recruitment. The research shows 85% are either very concerned or concerned about staff retention in the year ahead. More...
One In Five Employers Plan To Recruit MigrantsOne In Five Employers Plan To Recruit Migrants

More than a fifth of employers are planning to recruit migrant workers according to research from a survey from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD)/KPMG labour market survey. The survey also shows around two-thirds (63%) of UK employers report that non-EU workers have allowed them to increase productivity, More...
UPS Gets Set For OlympicsUPS Gets Set For Olympics

With more than 500 days still to go before the start of the London Olympics, global delivery and logistics giant UPS is already gearing up its staffing operations to be ready for the world's greatest sporting festival. As the official logistics and delivery supplier to the London Olympics, UPS will be responsible for the pick-up and delivery of everything from documents to heavy freight. More...
Hiring Should Shift From Skills And Abilities To Behaviours And Attitudes, Says Think TankHiring Should Shift From Skills And Abilities To Behaviours And Attitudes, Says Think Tank

Firms needs to shift from recruiting skills and abilities to behaviours and attitudes, according to the Ochre House Network. The think tank, which comprises Ochre House and 650 employers, including Aviva, GE Capital, Nokia, O2 and RWE npower, concluded that, More...
Candidate Gives God As ReferenceCandidate Gives God As Reference

Giving God as a reference heads the list of CV gaffes as revealed by jobsite Careerbuilder.co.uk. Other clangers include a candidate who listed lion taming as a hobby, another who wrote their CV in rhyme, one who used a photograph of somebody else More...
Six In 10 Firms Struggling Because Of IT Staffing ShortageSix In 10 Firms Struggling Because Of IT Staffing Shortage

Six in 10 firms are struggling to meet new business demands in 2011 due to a lack of skilled IT staff, according to a survey by software project mentors, UPMentors. The survey of more than 100 IT managers also found 15% admitting that they need to address the lack of talent and skills by ensuring existing staff were educated on new IT developments. More...
John Lewis Creates 650 New JobsJohn Lewis Creates 650 New Jobs

John Lewis is to create 650 new jobs, with the opening of a new store next to New Street Station in Birmingham city centre, the department store, Network Rail and Birmingham City Council have confirmed. The 100m development project will see the new store built on the south side of a redeveloped New Street station, creating 900 new jobs for the wider economy and 650 jobs at the department store. More...
Most Recruiters Would Favour Licensing, Says SwainMost Recruiters Would Favour Licensing, Says Swain

Most UK recruiters would welcome licensing of the industry, according to Ann Swain, chief executive at APSCo. Swain's comments follow reports that the Dutch government plans to introduce a compulsory licensing scheme for temporary recruitment companies. More...


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