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    81% of SMEs struggling to source skilled staff

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    8 in 10 small and medium-sized business struggle to find new recruits with adequate skills, according to a new poll. The study of 1,000 business professionals at SME companies was commissioned for coworking company, The Brew by rent24. Of those professionals in the survey who struggle to find skilled staff, 36% say that a lack […]

    63% of HR pros say gap year helps applicants stand out

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    Reports from the Department of Education reveal that 88% of students who took a gap year believe it made them more employable, while a survey by YouGov also found that 63% of HR professionals believed a constructive gap year can make a job application stand out. Reports collated by Fresh Student Living looks into the facts behind […]

    The rise of the male PA

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    It’s time for more men to consider taking a role as a PA or EA, says Claire Gray, co-founder of Bain and Gray. Change is happening – but slowly… Long gone are the days where job roles were stereotypically matched to a certain gender. For example, more women are starting to embrace a career in […]

    Cambridge the easiest UK city to find a job in

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    University city rivals Oxford and Cambridge have overtaken Swindon to become the top cities in the UK to find a job, according to the latest research from job search engine Adzuna. In Cambridge, 25x more jobs are being advertised than there are jobseekers looking for positions, with the ratio of jobseekers to vacancies falling to 0.04 […]

    Does it pay to be a social butterfly?

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    Hiscox research has revealed working habits across various industries, pulling the fact from fiction when it comes to the securest of being more productive at work. Ten different industries were surveyed across the UK to see if there was any identification between the different types of workers, along with what drives them. Could anything be […]

    Jobs market steady despite Brexit uncertainty

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    The professional jobs market is still remaining steady amid the chaos surrounding Brexit, according to new data from a survey compiled by Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA) on behalf of the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo). Professional recruitment firms reported that demand for permanent talent fell by 3% year-on-year in February 2019, while vacancies for […]

    Is social media an effective recruitment tool?

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    According to research by The Open University Business, the total cost of the UK skills shortage is £6.3 billion a year and SMEs, which make up a large portion of businesses in the UK, shoulder the majority of the cost. Around 69 per cent of SMEs think that large employers monopolise the best talent and […]

    Communication really is key in the workplace

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    Communication’ is the most sought after soft skill by employers Communication is the most sought-after soft skill when it comes to employers searching for new staff. New data from job search engine Adzuna has revealed that 10.9 per cent of ads mention the word. That equates to 116,261 mentions across the 1.1million job adverts analysed, closely […]

    UK organisations suffering from ‘Non-Starter Syndrome’

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    “Organisations that don’t deliver a consumer-like digital experience for their new staff will struggle to keep up in the war for talent.” A new survey has revealed that ‘Non-Starter Syndrome’ is becoming more prevalent, with nearly two-thirds of HR respondents admitting that new recruits had quit before they even started. The survey, which was carried […]

    App of the Week: Marlin

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    A new app for EAs and PAs says it cuts out the middleman for job seekers. An app called Marlin, designed specifically for Personal and Executive Assistants on the hunt for a new job, says it can put users in direct contact with employers without the need to submit a CV or deal with recruitment agencies. So how […]