Tags: Job market

Tech salaries rising in response to skills shortage

IT recruitment specialist Experis has published a report on the state of the UK IT jobs market in the first quarter of 2015. The report analysed over 59,000 UK IT jobs advertised between January and March and is the second in the Tech Cities Job Watch series. The report found that the total number of IT roles…

Steve Thompson: Can a # hinder your career?

 The best and worst posts you can find on a candidate’s social media You’ve ploughed through hundreds of job applications and finally plucked out five promising candidates to interview, but before you make that call, should you look them up online? Research by CareerBuilder revealed that the amount of companies who use social media to…

Amy Edwards: How to make your job vacancies appeal to Generation Y

Also known as ‘Millenials’ or the ‘Millenial Generation’, Generation Y tends to refer to anyone born between the years of 1982 and 2004 – which makes it easily one of the largest sections of society in terms of marketing and promotion. That said; it’s no wonder that businesses of all shapes and sizes struggle to…

How to survive ´redundancy season´ in the City

Deutsche Bank’s announcement earlier this month that it was scaling back its commodities division with the expected loss of around 200 jobs, reminded us all that redundancy season in the City was in full swing. For most of us December, with festivities looming, is the season to be jolly. But for some City workers it can…

McCririck backs a loser

Racing pundit John McCririck backed a loser when he took on the broadcaster Channel 4 which unceremoniously axed him from its horseracing coverage. Known for his eccentric clothing and boisterous antics on and off the screen, 72 year old McCririck claimed that the broadcaster’s decision amounted to age discrimination. Whilst it found that he had…

Callum Murray: Behind the scenes of industrial disputes

‘Rationalisation’, ‘restructuring’ and ‘sustainability’ are three key terms referred to within press releases and speeches in the House of Commons last week; however, for those within the shipbuilding industry, based in Portsmouth and Glasgow, ‘job losses’, ‘cuts’ and ‘redundancy’ might well be the words ringing in their ears. Following last week’s announcements by BAE Systems around…

Job confidence on the up but mainly in London

The second quarterly National Careers Service Job Confidence Index shows that the overall national job confidence score has increased by 1.7 points in the last three months, rising from 51.8 to 53.5 out of 100. The Index, based on research looking at various issues affecting someone’s confidence in finding work, analyses the state of the nation’s…

Unite the Union fighting to save jobs at BAE and Pilkington Glass

BAE announce 1775 job losses at Portsmouth and Govan shipyards Unite, the country’s largest union, will fight to retain as many of the 1,775 jobs under threat, following the announcement on Wednesday 6 November about the future of the shipyards at Portsmouth, and Govan and Scotstoun on the Clyde. The announcement was prompted by the…

     Just 1.9 jobseekers per vacancy in September, down from 2.3 in September 2012 Total number of advertised UK job vacancies rises 3.3% year-on-year in September to 710,859, the highest in two years Findings give strongest indicator yet that unemployment rate will fall below 7.0% before 2016, the Bank of England’s current prediction, despite the ONS data…