Tags: Career

Senior professionals are keen to work abroad to develop their careers

Senior staff want to move abroad – not to escape the recession, but to advance their career in a highly competitive, global market, research reveals. The 2010 Hydrogen Global Professionals on the Move Report reveals for 60% of respondents the recession has had ‘no impact’ on their willingness to move overseas, and 94% are either…

Will new careers service increase social inclusion?

A new government-run careers service could boost social inclusion and help young people into the workplace, skills minister John Hayes has said. The National Careers Service went live on Thursday (April 5th) last week and will seek to offer independent, impartial information and advice on learning and work, via a telephone helpline and website. It…

Youth Contract is a step forward, says REC

The Government has today formally launched its Youth Contract which aims to provide nearly half-a-million new opportunities for 18-24 year-olds. The scheme also includes wage incentives worth up to £2,275 each, for employers who can offer job-seekers from the Government’s Work Programme a job lasting at least 26 weeks. Tom Hadley, Director of Policy &…

Workplace training best route to career progression

A survey of over 1,000 jobseekers found the vast majority strongly agree that local and central government should encourage organisations to employ more interns and apprentices, according to Hays, the leading recruiting expert. When asked which type of qualification or training would help young people succeed in their career, on the job training (93%), apprenticeships…

The ‘career for life’ is dead: Workers will have multiple jobs and a variety of roles in 25 years

Almost 1/3 of workers see degrees becoming less valuable The concept of a career – let alone a job – for life could have all but disappeared within 25 years, replaced by workers pursuing a succession of different career paths and even “multi-jobbing”. This is according to research amongst current workers carried out by Office…

Training and career development offers valued alternative to pay rise

• Training and Career development was the most popular alternative to pay rise for Gen Y • 69% of workers feel more valued by company when offered training At a time when offering a promotion or pay rise is unlikely to be possible for many UK businesses, the People 1st Training Company has conducted a…

Two thirds of UK professionals happy in current position according to new research

Despite global economic challenges, LinkedIn research reveals most professionals are happy in their current job. 65% of UK professionals are currently happy in their current positions – according to new research[1] published today by LinkedIn (NYSE:LNKD), the world’s largest professional network with more than 135 million members worldwide. The survey, which covered more than 12,000…

Official figures show rise in apprenticeships

Business should continue to value apprenticeships to strengthen the future economy, says Sarah Thwaites, Financial Skills Partnership. Figures released from the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) show apprenticeships on the increase, with 442,700 courses beginning in the 2010/11 academic year. However, concerns abound, about the future of apprenticeships as businesses evaluate their training…

The seven realms of cultural change

Using new research, Jack Wiley of the Kenexa High Performance Institute explains how HR can help organisations make the cultural transformation to become more dynamic. HR practitioners are always looking for ways to increase employee engagement, encourage innovation, drive individual performance and enhance the bottom-line. One way to achieve all of these things is to…

Career-changers could solve UK’s engineering shortfall

Senior engineers are most in demand- International skills shortage is enticing UK engineers abroad Career-changers could ease the shortfall of senior engineers, according to Roevin Engineering Recruitment. In a new initiative, the specialist recruitment firm is encouraging candidates from all levels and sectors to assess their aptitude for a career in engineering. As another Fresher’s…

New portal gives young people the resources to progress into a rewarding career

With unemployment at record levels among 16 to 24 year olds, and a recent survey stating that many young people don’t feel they will ever land their dream job[1], a groundbreaking initiative is set for launch on 5th October. The Financial Skills Partnership (FSP) is launching Directions – a free online careers destination for young…

Career path stability heads in one direction: down the drain

According to the latest survey results from global workforce solutions leader, Kelly Services® the career life is fast vanishing, with over half of UK respondents saying they expect to change their career in the next five years. The main cause, cited by 27 per cent, is changing personal interests, followed by the need for higher…