Tags: Branding

Alexander Mann Solutions (AMS) has today announced that, for the third year in succession, the company has been named as the Global Market Leader by HR and outsourcing magazine, HRO Today, in its annual ‘Baker’s Dozen Customer Satisfaction Survey’, an annual listing of the top recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) providers. The win reinforces Alexander Mann…

One of the UK’s leading executive search firms, Warren Partners, is bucking the industry trend and gearing up for significant expansion across all sectors, including its recruitment to board level roles. The growth strategy will be led by founder Joëlle Warren, who takes up the role of executive chairman. She will be supported by an…

Mark Gilbertson has joined Lloyds Banking Group as Head of Resourcing, covering both Retail Banking and Group Operations. Mark has 15 years of resourcing experience and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development (CIPD). Mark started his HR career with a niche search & selection firm in the City almost twenty years…

Less than One-in-Four UK Employers Plan to Hire Recent College Graduates in the Next 12 Months, according to the CareerBuilder Survey. To further confound the tough times for graduates, those lucky enough to get hired, are being increasingly criticised for lacking key communication skills, according to a survey released today. The problem was the most…

Recruitment specialist Poolia is advising businesses looking to reduce the impact of mass staff departures predicted by the recent GfK NOP survey to go back to basics and focus on three short-term steps: competitive salary and benefits, flexible working schedules, and a sensible tuition reimbursement plan. “We are already finding more and more candidates looking…

International aerospace and defence firm selects AMS to manage UK recruitment, contingent workforce and employer branding Alexander Mann Solutions (AMS), the provider of world-class talent and resourcing functions, has announced that it has been selected by Cobham plc, the leading aerospace and defence specialist, to manage the company’s permanent and contingent workforce recruitment in the…

With Sir Richard Branson celebrating his 60th birthday last weekend, entrepreneurship has been the focus of political and media debates. One of the REC’s messages to the incoming Government has been the importance of effective guidance and mentoring support to help budding business tycoons to become the employers of the future. A key recommendation of…

Sites such as Twitter and Facebook may offer a significant benefit to UK companies, it has been suggested. According to Tristan Garrick, PR manager at the Direct Marketing Association, social media networks are important to businesses as they allow firms to engage with consumers. In addition, a recent survey by Clearswift suggested that over 90…

New research suggests that public sector jobseekers are rejecting government policy to raise the retirement age and restrict public sector pension rights. Of the 5,000 jobseekers questioned by Totaljobs.com, 23 per cent of those from the public sector said they would be willing to compromise on pay to secure public sector jobs, while only four…

Recruitment over the past decade has been doing "extremely well", according to one expert. Phil Flaxton, chief executive officer of Work Wise UK, said that compared to the 1960s and 70s, there have been "relatively low" levels of unemployment in the UK. However, he does think that it will take some time before confidence returns…

Company car policies are an increasingly standard element of any corporate benefits package, but with just one in five fleets (18%) placing environmental issues at the top of their agenda*, the impact on both the environment and an organisation’s own internal sustainability policies can be damaging. For Crest Nicholson, a company consistently rated as one…

Academic institutions should include careers advice in their curriculums, according to one expert. Dan Hawes, co-founder of the Graduate Recruitment Bureau, believes such measures could be part of students’ timetables in order to help them in the post-recession scramble for employment. "By and large, most graduates decide to look for work when they leave university,…

Academic institutions should include careers advice in their curriculums, according to one expert. Dan Hawes, co-founder of the Graduate Recruitment Bureau, believes such measures could be part of students’ timetables in order to help them in the post-recession scramble for employment. "By and large, most graduates decide to look for work when they leave university,…

The Work Foundation has released a report in which it warns of the dangers that a split economic recovery could occur in the UK with some cities being left behind. At the Work Foundation and OECD LEED Programme Thriving in Recovery conference yesterday, the body’s document entitled No City Left Behind? indicated that populations with…

Two years ago, McDonald’s began its fight back against the dictionary definition of the so-called ‘McJob’, launching an aggressive campaign to redefine preconceptions about working life at the burger-flipping conglomerate. At the time, a McJob was defined as an “unstimulating, low-paid job with few prospects”, but head honchos at the firm argued that this was…