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    Companies failing to communicate impact of Brexit to employees

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    Despite the majority of companies (82%) believing it is their duty to keep employees informed of the potential impact of Brexit on their organisations, few (11%) have started communicating openly, according to research by Mercer. The report, Planning for Brexit – Talent Implications, found opinions are divided on whether staff morale will suffer following Brexit, […]

    Recruiters report business as usual since Brexit vote

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    The professional jobs market has not been materially affected by the UK’s decision to leave the EU according to the most recent data from the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo), with almost three quarters (74%) of recruiters reporting that business was the same or better than before the vote in the weeks following Brexit. When […]

    Recruiters reveal ‘arrogance’ as the biggest turn off when interviewing candidates

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    Candidates on the hunt for new jobs are being warned by recruiters not to cross the line from confidence to arrogance in their interviews. A survey of recruiters and employers in the UK, conducted by cloud-based online meeting platform LyteSpark found that more than two thirds (67%) find arrogance the biggest turn off when interviewing, […]

    Professional hiring stable post-Brexit

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    Professional recruitment firms reported that vacancy numbers remained stable in the month following the EU Referendum, with 0.2% year-on-year growth in July 2016 according to new survey data from the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo). This is in line with the latest data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), which reported in August that the […]

    Employers value experience over education

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    A recent study suggests that 93% of employers would opt to take on somebody who has completed a three-year apprenticeship over somebody who has spent three years studying. The research, carried out by Positive Outcomes, a national provider of work-based training and apprenticeships, questioned 100 UK employers about their attitudes towards apprenticeships in the run […]

    Minority employment targets need to be supported by cultural changes

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    Minority employment targets should be supported by other initiatives, including a review of corporate culture and recruitment processes, if greater progress is to be made. That’s according to diversity consultancy The Clear Company. This follows a report by the Equality and Human Rights Commission, which calls for the introduction of minority employment targets after it […]

    UK HR directors open to hiring boomerang employees

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    New research from leading recruitment specialist Robert Half UK reveals that organisations in the UK are more open to hiring boomerang employees – those returning to a former employer. Companies are becoming increasingly receptive to the idea of rehiring former workers, with 83% of HR executives reporting they are more accepting of boomerang employees than […]

    Job growth remains strong despite Brexit fears

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    Up-to-the-minute data from the UK’s largest job site, reed.co.uk, reveals that job opportunities across the country are up 8.2% on the same time last year. However, the monthly index fell by three points (1%) compared to June. Overall, the Reed Job Index for July stands at 289. The latest figures show that more than two-thirds […]

    PA Life Training Day panel discussion: Taking the next step in your career

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    PA Life Editor Amelia Walker hosted an informative panel discussion at the last PA Life Training Day to find out how PAs can prepare to take the next step in their career. Participants gave some excellent tips and talked about their experience to help attendees in their job search. The panel included both established PAs […]

    Employers pledge to get 1 million disabled candidates in work

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    Recruiters and employers must work in synergy to increase the inclusion of disabled talent. That was the conclusion of a debate hosted at the House of Commons that was attended by senior figures from the staffing sector and UK businesses. According to official figures, there is currently a 30% employment gap between disabled and non-disabled […]