Tags: Career

UK workers not so good at using social media to further their career

British professionals are less career-focussed than their American peers and are also far less likely to use social media to build their networks, share knowledge and look for jobs, new research from YouGov reveals. The study among employees in the United States and the United Kingdom found that British workers are less savvy when it…

Competition for jobs 35% lower than last year

Competition for jobs has reached a two-year low after falling over a third in the space of a year, according to the latest UK Job Market Report from Adzuna.co.uk. In February 2014 there were 1.55 job seekers competing for each advertised vacancy, 35% lower than in February 2013 (2.39). Simultaneously, the number of UK vacancies has…

It costs over £30K to replace a staff member

The new report was carried out by Oxford Economics and reveals that replacing members of staff incurs significant costs for employers: £30,614 per employee. There are two main factors that make up this cost: The Cost of Lost Output while a replacement employee gets up to speed The Logistical Cost of recruiting and absorbing a…

Parents struggling to help their children make career decisions

Parents are the biggest influencers on young people when deciding their career path after leaving school, but half of parents feel ill equipped to help their children make these crucial life choices, according to research released today by EY. The study of over 90 trainees from EY’s school leaver programme revealed that 42% had first…

Graduates unsure how to progress their career

As more graduate jobs are expected to become available in 2014, a survey by Graduate Prospects shows a disconcerting number of graduates are unsure how to progress their careers. When asked about their current career plans, 18% of graduates said that they were unsure about how to progress. Frequent comments related to feeling confused and overwhelmed,…

Long term unemployed inspired to find work in January

Long-term unemployed people rely heavily on careers advice and support during January according to new research released by the National Careers Service. Fifty per cent of careers advisers questioned by the National Careers Service reported more demand from long-term unemployed for inspiration, advice and guidance at this time of year. In addition, over half (60%)…

UK SME’s to create nearly half a million jobs this year

Scotland’s small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) sector could create up to 40,000 new jobs in the next 12 months, according to new research by Clydesdale Bank. A recent survey of more than 800 UK SMEs was carried out to determine their business prospects for the year ahead. Almost half (43 per cent) of Scottish SMEs…

REC reports vacancy growth and temp billings at 15-year high

Strongest rise in permanent placements since March 2010 Temp billings increase at fastest pace in over 15 years Permanent salary growth highest since October 2007 Summary: 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…

Former Apprentice contestant launches £1Million Start Up Fund

Successful serial entrepreneur, investor, and ex-Apprentice contestant, Raj Dhonota has unveiled a £1million Startup Fund to kick-start new businesses in 2014. Raj’s new initiative will establish two startup businesses each week by providing a helping hand in the form of finance, resources, expertise, contacts, and a fixed growth plan. Businesses will be assigned accomplished mentors…