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Recruiters could benefit from influx of talented Europeans as UK economy booms

European employees are the most pessimistic in the world about the career opportunities open to them. However, a two-track European labour market is emerging with Britons improving dramatically in confidence whilst the French, Italians and Spaniards remain negative. The findings of recent research by member-based advisory company CEB, who surveys people on how they perceive…

UK pay rises wiped out by highest inflation in Western Europe

British companies are planning to increase salaries by an average of 3% in 2013 for the second year running according to Towers Watson’s Salary Budget Planning Report for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). However with inflation expected to run at 3.2% this year – nearly half a percentage point higher than in 2012…

Two-speed market for labour is emerging in the North of England

A two-speed labour market is emerging, with a lack of candidates for highly skilled jobs coupled with persistent levels of unemployment, according to a new report. The Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) and KPMG Report on Jobs – published today – provides the most comprehensive guide to the UK labour market, drawing on original survey…

Diversity progress, but some way to go for UK law firms

Law firms are improving on diversity and inclusion performance but there is still some way to go, a report has found. The report, which details the work carried out by signatories to the Law Society’s Diversity and Inclusion Charter, measures how firms are performing in building diversity and inclusion for staff and clients as well…

Dragon’s Den Star calls on UK’s best talent to put their skills to the test

Theo Paphitis, star of BBC’S Dragon’s Den and patron of WorldSkills UK – The Skills Show is calling on the UK’s most talented to put their skills to the test and enter the WorldSkills UK National Competitions. Entering the Competitions, which are managed by the National Apprenticeship Service, is proven to catapult a person’s career.…

More than half of UK finance directors admit to having no successor in place

More than half (55%) of UK finance directors admit to having no succession plan in place in the event they choose to leave their current role, according to new research* from leading recruitment specialist Robert Half UK. Succession planning strategies are vital for ensuring organisations maintain a supply of well-prepared senior executives. Companies that fail…

UK Court of Appeal rules that CRB checks breach human rights

The Court of Appeal has decided that the current Government scheme for issuing criminal records certificates is incompatible with article 8 of the ECHR, which concerns the right to a private life.The litigation involved three cases illustrating the difficulties raised by these issues in practice. T, a 21 year old man of otherwise good character…

Sweat shop, worker’s paradise or somewhere in-between?

Do the British really have longer working hours than any other country in Europe? That claim is often made but a new analysis of employment data by a leading labour economist suggests that it is no more than a partial truth. Professor Francis Green, of the Institute of Education, University of London, says that male…

LV= Announces GBP 800 million longevity insurance cover for its UK pension fund

GBP 800m (USD 1.3 billion) longevity insurance contract covering over 5,000 members of the LV= pension fund The agreement includes insurance for members who have not yet retired The contract insulates the pension scheme from longevity risks for pensioners as well as many older deferred members Mutual insurance, retirement and investment group LV= has completed…