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    Over a quarter of organisations rely on freelancers to complete core business tasks. But in more than half of the organisations, HR departments are being cut out of the hiring process. These results come from the latest survey conducted across five European countries by the payroll & HR services provider SD Worx and Antwerp Management […]

    Top tips for video interviews

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    With the rise of online conferencing platforms such as Skype and FaceTime, video interviews for prospective candidates has never been more popular. Once reserved just for international recruitment, video interviews ease the scheduling burden at a fraction of the cost for both recruiter and candidate. Simon Adams, regional director for specialist teaching recruitment firm Teach […]

    Skills shortages on the rise

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    Three quarters of recruitment leaders expect to see skills shortages within sectors they operate in over the next two years, according to the latest research from the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo). The findings, which are reported in the trade association’s 2018 Market Survey, also reveal this figure increases to 87 per cent for […]

    Some words used in job ads ‘indicate hostile work environments’ to women

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    US firm Textio thinks it has discovered why some women are put off applying for certain jobs – the words used in job ads are putting them off. The company, which has developed what it called ‘augmented writing software’, has published the results of research in which it analysed ‘millions’ of job ads, pinpointing words such […]

    Tate readies line-up of career sessions at office*

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    Recruitment firm Tate is inviting PAs to take part in its variety of sessions set to take place today and tomorrow during office* 2018. The company will be running a range of workshops including: The changing role of the PA, how to network, understanding your boss, upskilling your career, managing multiple bosses, interview tips, writing […]

    British bosses raise concerns over post-Brexit recruitment

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    Recruitment is expected to struggle in 2018, and Brexit could make it worse Almost two thirds of British employers believe that 2018 will see a shortage in valuable skills, which many expect to worsen after Brexit, according to a new recruitment study by specialists Robert Walters, Totaljobs and Jobsite. 65% expect the country to be […]

    Women earn £400,000 less than men in their lifetime

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    The gender pay gap is alive and well for most of us, according to new research The average worker is expected to earn just over a million pounds during their career, with that figure expected to drop drastically for women compared to men according to new studies by Casumo. Across the country, the average worker […]

    Freelance and maternity cover expected to spike as pregnancy surge begins

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    Businesses are being predicted to brace themselves as pregnancy rates will reach their highest numbers all year, according to reports. Wednesday 17 January 2018 marks a nationwide pregnancy day as more than 10,000 women are expected to take tests following National Babymaking Day two weeks earlier. While recruiters will be waiting anxiously for the news, […]

    How to get your CV to stand out this Christmas

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    The Christmas break is a big time for job hunters, so if you’re looking to apply to more positions this holiday season, you’ll need to stand out from the crowd. This time of year, recruiters have admitted to throwing 90% of CVs they receive straight in the bin, and recruitment experts want applicants to make […]

    How interviewers scare recruits

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    New research by totaljobs has revealed how interviewers use scare tactics and intimidation to catch their candidates off-guard. The study aims to highlight the weak areas recruiters exploit to challenge potential employees. 49% of interviewers said they have intentionally asked difficult questions while interviewing a candidate. Interestingly, 20% admitted they’d adopted negative body language and 17% […]