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A winning online resume is a must as unemployment and job scams rise

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Over 156,000 jobs were lost in the UK compared to the previous three-month period, marking the largest drop since last August. As firms continue to shed workers, unemployment figures climb to 4.2% – the highest since summer 2023. These are difficult times for many as both unemployment and job scams are on the rise, with […]

Standing out in the job market: Take a ‘grown-up gap year

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A gap on your CV would often be viewed as a negative for a candidate keen to make themselves stand out from the crowd in the ever-competitive job market – as a result, people would have been previously reluctant to take a career break, or a sabbatical. No longer. One person’s career break is another […]

Giving young people opportunities

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The job market is becoming more competitive every day. Learning and internship opportunities might just be the key part of your experience. An internship gives you a combination of practical skills whilst dipping your toes into the wild waters of the industry, but still being guided by a highly skilled team. That’s what Swindon based […]

Job hunting treated like booking a holiday

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The trend for checking reviews before making significant purchases is filtering into the world of work and job hunting, according to new research by global resourcing specialist BPS World. The research found that job seekers are increasingly reliant on researching their potential employers online and keen to have a number of job offers on the […]

Employers’ basic pay growth expectations hit three-and-a-half-year low

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Workers face a squeeze on their earnings as employers anticipate awarding median pay rises of just 1% in the year ahead, according to findings from the latest CIPD/The Adecco Group Labour Market Outlook survey. The survey of more than 1,000 employers suggests that the UK economy is about to be hit by a fall in […]

Growth in permanent hiring despite uncertain outlook

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New survey data from the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo) reveals that both permanent and temporary hiring has risen year-on-year (1% each). This is in line with the latest data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), which reveals that the unemployment rate remained at an 11-year low for the three months to November […]

Employee confidence in government low in the face of Brexit

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With tensions rising in the lead-up to Brexit, recruiting site Glassdoor conducted a UK Employment Confidence Survey, which reveals that less than a third of employees (29%) are confident that the government can negotiate a favourable trade deal once Article 50 is triggered. The research was carried out to assess employee confidence in the government, […]

A third of Brits plan to leave their job

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31 January is the day Brits are most likely to hand in their notice and leave their job, new research from Crunch Accounting reveals. The study found that a potential 10.3 million workers are considering moving on professionally (32.5% of the UK’s workforce) – but most will hang on until after January’s payday before handing […]

Labour market strength will see jobs growth continue into 2017

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The underlying strengths of the UK’s labour market will see jobs growth continue into 2017, according to the latest CBI/Pertemps Network Group Employment Trends Survey. The annual survey – in its 19th year, with 353 respondents employing nearly 1.2 million people – found that four in 10 (41%) firms across the UK will grow their […]

Glassdoor ranks 20 Best UK Towns & Cities to Work In

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Thinking of picking up and moving to a different town or city for pastures new? Recruitment site Glassdoor has done some maths to create a list of the “20 Best UK Towns & Cities to Work In” based on how easy it is to get a job, median salaries, average home value and overall employee […]

Pay growth likely to remain slow until end of the decade

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Many employees are unlikely to see much of a boost to the real value of their pay until at least the end of this decade, according to the latest Labour Market Outlook published today by the CIPD, the professional body for HR and people development. The survey of more than 1,000 employers identifies a number […]