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Public opinion of recruiters improves after using services

A survey by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) has found that recruiters have a professional image in the eyes of the majority of the British public, and that people’s good opinion of recruitment consultants increases further when they turn to them for help with their own search for a job. Key findings from the…

A third of graduates forces onto jobseekers allowance

Third of graduates that have been out of work for over six months have claimed jobseekers allowance since leaving university Almost two fifths of graduates have applied for over 100 jobs Research from totaljobs.com has revealed that a third (34%) of UK graduates have been searching for work for over six months, forcing the same…

LinkedIn rolls out Talent Pipeline to recruiters worldwide

A new way for recruiters to hire the best talent, faster. LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional network with more than 150 million members worldwide, today announced the roll-out of LinkedIn Talent Pipeline to its thousands of corporate recruiting customers. Talent Pipeline enables recruiters to easily manage all of their talent leads in one place, regardless…

Jobs market: small improvements but still no light in the tunnel

Nigel Meager, Director of the Institute for Employment Studies comments on today’s ONS unemployment figures: “The overall picture painted by these figures remains one in which the jobs market is stagnating. There was a seismic shift at the beginning of the recession in 2008-2009, when unfilled vacancies dropped to under half a million, while unemployment…

Government launches employment support for prisoners

The Government is launching a major overhaul of the employment support prisoners receive when they leave jail. Everyone leaving prison and claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance benefits will be immediately referred on Day One to the Government’s Work Programme, where they will receive specialist support to get them into employment as quickly as possible. This is the…

Salaries plummet as demand for administrative and customer service roles increases

Jobseekers looking for customer service and administrative roles are finding advertised salaries at their lowest levels in recent years, reports Office Angels, as a surplus of jobseekers has pushed salaries down. Data from the leading office recruiter Office Angels and mysalarychecker.com* shows that customer service roles has seen a sharp decline in advertised salaries, most…

Jobs market defies expectations with stronger start to 2012 than anticipated

The number of job vacancies advertised so far this year suggests that the job market is bouncing back, says Adecco, one of the UK’s leading recruiters. Falling numbers of vacancies in the second half of 2011 suggested that growth would be slow going into the New Year, but figures for January 2012 paint a more…

Jobseekers don’t know what employers want

Jobseekers underestimate the importance of workplace skills according to new research by learndirect New research by learndirect reveals there is a perception gap between the skills employers are looking for from prospective employees and the skills jobseekers believe to be important. There is a particular divergence of views when it comes to workplace skills such…

Recruitment agencies display ‘casual racial discrimination’, alleges charity

Jobseekers from ethnic minority backgrounds are not treated by recruitment agencies in an equal way to white candidates, according to Race for Opportunity (RfO). Research released by the charity today claims that over the past 12 months only 29 per cent of candidates from a black, Asian or ethnic minority backgrounds going through a recruitment…