Tags: Hiring

Game your way into a job in the energy sector

Candidates in the energy sector will now be able to enjoy a smoother, more efficient hiring process, thanks to the launch of Spencer Ogden’s new fully integrated website and new game app. Having recently expanded into three new sectors – drilling, marine and finance – the new website makes Spencer Ogden’s services easier to navigate.…

Steve Girdler: Social media – Screening success or business blunder?

Social networking sites have revolutionised communication methods in the last decade, both privately and increasingly, at work. As they enter the corporate arena, they are starting to become an integral part of many companies’ recruitment processes. Facebook, twitter and LinkedIn have all taken leading roles in helping businesses to source job candidates and they have…

UK has the highest hiring levels in Europe

In its latest international survey of over 10,500 organisations in nearly 40 key countries, leading global search and selection specialist, Antal International, has found that employment markets at managerial and professional level around the world are stabilising. The ‘Global Snapshot’ project from Antal International asked more than 10,500 businesses in major markets around the world…

Social media – spy, judge and jury

The hire of tomorrow is doing, and has done, nothing different in their personal lives to the hiring manager of today, says Gareth Jones, Partner, Chief Solutions Architect at The Chemistry Group. No wonder 60% of jobseekers feel it is inappropriate for recruiters to check out their social media profiles. But it’s time to wake up and smell…

Survey says employers looking to hire in 2013

The Recruitment and Employment Confederation’s (REC) JobsOutlook survey has revealed that employers are feeling optimistic about their hiring process next year. With 99% of employers planning to either increase or maintain their permanent staff during the following year, the survey suggests that the UK’s job market is set to continue on a trend of “slow…

Hiring market slows in November, and expectations for bonuses are lower in 2013

Bonus Expectations Survey highlights Only 60% of financial services professionals are confident of receiving a bonus for 2012/13 Of those who expect to receive a bonus, 89% expect it to be no higher than 30% of their base salary Over half (57%) anticipate their bonus will be the same as last year, while 27% expect…

Employer organisations can drive good recruitment campaigns

What are the recruitment challenges facing employers across different sectors and how are government schemes – such as the Youth Contract and apprenticeships – working on the ground? These were just some of the key debating points at last week’s roundtable meeting which was hosted by the REC in association with the Department for Work…

Hiring remains steady month-on-month in July 12, but still well below previous years

London Employment Monitor July 12 Highlights The Morgan McKinley London Employment Monitor registered a 2% decrease in available financial services job vacancies month-on-month in July 12 Compared to the same time last year, this was a drop of 48% in vacancies coming onto the market The number of professional job seekers interested in new roles…

Step-by-step guide to recruiting and hiring your first employee

If you’re a start-up owner who has decided to hire your first employee it can often be difficult to know where to start. How do you know how much to pay your employee? And what sort of interview questions should you ask? The hiring process can easily become intimidating for first-time start-up owners. That’s why…

How to stay in pole position: hire a boss who has worked on the floor

Organisations perform better when leaders have done the same job as followers, 60-year Formula One study suggests When the German Grand Prix is held this weekend, don’t be surprised if a former racing driver heads the winning team. New research shows that Formula One teams led by bosses who started out as drivers or mechanics…

40% believe UK regulation puts them off employing staff

Recent survey evidence commissioned by BIS has provided revealing information on the perceptions of business about employment law, highlighting the key perceived barriers to recruitment and growth, and painting an interesting picture as to the perception of employment and health and safety regulation in the UK today. The survey suggests that 40% of employers agree…