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Hundreds of HR pros volunteer to help jobseekers

Employment Minister Esther McVey has congratulated the CIPD, the professional body for HR and people development, and Jobcentre Plus on the England-wide expansion of a free mentoring programme to help young jobseekers. The Steps Ahead Mentoring programme has been launched by the CIPD to provide young jobseekers with free one-to-one mentoring from a HR professional.…

Private firms should help jobs centres provide better back-to-work support

Private firms and charities should be given a bigger role in providing back to work support, as Britain’s faltering £1.4 billion-a-year network of job centres is letting unemployed people down, according to a major new report. The state-run Jobcentre Plus (JCP) network should be remodelled on the lines of the marketbased Australian system, which has proved a…

Fraud and error in the benefit system stands at £3.5bn or 2.1% of total benefit expenditure according to the latest figures.  Preliminary estimates for fraud and error in 2012/13 also show £1.2bn of benefit spending is lost due to fraud, £1.6bn due to claimant error and £0.7bn due to official error. The figures show falls…

Two-speed market for labour is emerging in the North of England

A two-speed labour market is emerging, with a lack of candidates for highly skilled jobs coupled with persistent levels of unemployment, according to a new report. 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…

Over half of jobseekers would reconsider an application due to bad press about a company

Three-quarters of hiring managers agree that if something was to damage a company’s reputation, recruitment would be affected Jobseekers overwhelmingly disagree with the statement ‘All press is good press’, with 48% declaring they have or might quit a job because of bad publicity. Whilst only 6% of professionals are happy not to reconsider a role…

Totaljobs.com launches jobs confidential blog

Today, totaljobs.com is launching a new blog aimed at both recruiters and jobseekers called Jobs Confidential. It will offer authoritative, insightful and opinionated analysis on the issues that matter most in the job market. The blog will feature alongside the totaljobs.com website and add to the extensive advice already offered by the UK’s leading jobs…