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    Fully defined job descriptions are outdated, says management expert

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    For successful innovation, hire high-performing people with minimal job descriptions and let them adapt their own roles, research from the UCL School of Management suggests. Assistant Professor Vaughn Tan found that teams were more successful when employees were able to find and claim components of their roles that were useful, and drop components that were […]

    Brexit causing job security fears, CIPD survey shows

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    The UK’s decision to leave the EU has left many employees feeling vulnerable about their job security, a new CIPD survey has revealed. In response to the CIPD/People Management survey, 36% of employers said staff had expressed concerns about job security, while a further 36% of organisations said that non-UK employees had expressed concern about […]

    Employers remain undeterred by EU referendum result

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    The latest figures from the UK’s largest job site, reed.co.uk, show that the country’s jobs market remains resilient and British employers are undeterred after the historic vote to leave the EU. In fact, in the three weeks following the announcement of the referendum result, 151,836 new jobs have been added to reed.co.uk – that’s 8% […]

    5 qualities you must show when looking for a job

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    It’s pretty much a given these days that the job market is flooded with highly skilled candidates. When you have so many people with the same skills and experience competing for the same job, it’s hard to stand out from the crowd; this is where demonstration of certain qualities is key. Recruitment site Glassdoor has […]

    Companies ‘need to recruit to help beat stress’

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    Nearly half of all employees say recruitment freezes have left them feeling under-resourced and under-staffed at work, leading to increased stress, research by MetLife Employee Benefits shows. Its study found 46% of employees believe their organisation has not recruited enough since the economic downturn, with 40% saying workplace stress would be reduced if employers took […]

    5 ways to close a cover letter

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    Sometimes your cover letter is the only thing that gets read by potential employers, so it’s important to get it right. You want to describe your skills and how they can help the company without gloating. You also need to close it with a line that calls the recruiter to action. Glassdoor put together these […]

    Businesses need to cater to the rise in internet users

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    Figures released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) reveal that 87.9% of adults had recently (in the last three months) used the internet, compared with 86.2% in 2015. Internet usage is increasing throughout all demographics, with women aged 75 and over up 169% in 2011. This displays that the internet is yet to reach […]

    It takes 7 weeks on average to hire

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    It currently takes seven weeks on average to fill an open permanent job vacancy in the financial services industry, according to new research by specialist recruitment firm Robert Half Financial Services. The roles that take the longest to fill are those in the risk function, which take on average more than two months (8.2 weeks) […]

    Secretarial professionals in demand to support businesses growth

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    The latest Robert Walters UK Jobs Index has revealed that secretarial and support vacancies rose by 28% in the first quarter of 2016 compared to the same period last year. Boutique firms fuel hiring in financial services While larger banks have been conservative in their hiring, boutique and medium-sized investment banks and investment management houses […]

    One for the boss: how to make your office a great place to work

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    When it comes to fostering an environment that employees can thrive in, there are a few key things to consider, according to an expert panel interviewed by The Guardian. Here are the highlights. Show off your strengths Attracting the right talent is all about presenting a welcoming and trusted brand. User-generated content such as online […]