Tags: Employment

Confidence in the construction industry on the up, says REC

According to the monthly Markit/CIPS report, activity in the construction industry saw an increase in January. REC Construction, the group representing recruiters working within this sector welcomed the figures and urged for the focus now to be on achieving sustainable growth. The construction industry faced its first contraction in ten months in December 2010 with…

Online supermarket Ocado has been awarded second place in the ‘Employer of the Year’ category at the European Social Fund Awards as a result of its successful partnership with Ingeus.The partnership has seen the two organisations working closely together to get London’s long-term unemployed back into work. Ocado has employed over 70 Ingeus clients since…

To fit in with current welfare reforms, the government has been encouraging employers to help jobless people back into work by offering them ‘mini jobs’. In a recent Whitepaper, the government revealed plans to merge out-of-work benefits and in-work support to create a universal credit. The intention is to “make work pay” by phasing out…

The media may be having an effect on the number of women who secure high-profile business roles, it has been claimed. Editor-in-chief of mydaily.co.uk Carla Bevan suggested ladies get "ripped to shreds" by commentators if they are seen to make an error. "The media today – and this is perhaps talking about more high-profile women…

The Department for Work and Pensions is behind a new initiative which aims to increase the number of disabled people employed across the UK and limit any apprehensions employers may have when recruiting people with disabilities. The new initiative already has over 200 employers involved. The DWP is working alongside the Clear Company who created…

As part of a major shake-up of public sector organizations, it has recently been announced in the Public Sector Reforms List that hundreds of Quangos are to be axed, merged or reformed. Some bodies will be abolished and their functions ended, organizations deemed ‘under review’ may be devolved, transferred, or a even given a new status…

Working Links the leading specialist welfare provider has launched its research report in regards to employer’s current attitudes to ex offenders seeking work. Working Links has made policy recommendations after publishing its ‘Prejudged: Tagged for Life’ report, which highlighted employer atttides to ex convicts across the UK. Due to significant findings from the report, Working…

With recent figures from the Association of Graduate Recruiters suggesting that an average of 69 graduates compete for each graduate-level post, enrolling in a work placement can give student an extra competitive advantage within the job market. With the increasing popularity of student opting to attend university to better themselves academically, more are fighting for…