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Becoming indispensable in an unstable jobs market

A recent online survey conducted by findcourses.co.uk, the UK’s leading site for Professional Development Training, revealed that employees in the UK believe the best way to prove their indispensability to employers is to participate in professional training to niche their skills. The study was conducted through a survey of findcourses.co.uk users and discovered that 48%…

‘Creative’ is the new ‘motivated’

LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional network with more than 135 million members worldwide, today released the most overused words and phrases in members’ LinkedIn Profiles for 2011. The number one most overused buzzword in LinkedIn Profiles, (the place where members’ list their professional skills and achievements), both globally and in the UK was ‘creative’. Here…

Women do better than men in 2011 jobs market

The recession of 2008-9 is sometimes referred to as a ‘mancession’ because men were hit relatively hard when it came to jobs. Women accounted for only around a fifth of the fall in employment during the recession and only around a third of the rise in unemployment. But there is a widespread expectation that the…

Majority of jobseekers are ill -equipped for a interviews

The REC’s Institute of Recruitment Professionals has recently highlighted some of the feedback from recruiters which confirms that both candidates and employers are often ill-equipped to get the best out of job interviews. The following anecdotes from recruiters show: Drunk on the job • Several recruiters reported candidates turning up for interview drunk with one…

The latest report on jobs by the REC and KPMG revealed the slowest growth in both permanent placements and temp billings in seven months. Although permanent staff salaries continued to rise in May, the rate of inflation eased to a three-month low. Temporary staff pay increased at the weakest rate in the current four-month sequence…

Thousands of new jobs to be created within the franchise industry

Britain’s franchise industry will create around 250,000 new jobs within the next 18 months, according to franchise development company Franchise Development Services (FDS). FDS says an increasing number of individuals are seeking to become their own bosses by becoming franchise owners. Roy Seaman, founder and managing director of FDS, says: “We are currently working with…

Graduates consider a move abroad for better jobs

Graduates seem to be questioning the value of UK university education and more are open to the idea of taking their skills abroad to work in highly skilled and better paid jobs, suggests a new survey from talent management providers, SHL. The survey, which polled 1,000 recent graduates and 350 graduate recruiters, also revealed that…

Demand for graduate roles at an all time high

A major new survey of university undergraduates published today shows that students graduating from Britain’s top universities this summer have made a record number of job applications. The UK Graduate Careers Survey 2011 by High Fliers Research revealed that there were 343,000 graduate job applications in the 2010-11 academic year, up one-third from the previous…

Job vacancies in financial sector soar 65%

Job vacancies in financial services sector surge 65% in just one year The number of job vacancies in the financial services sector has jumped 65% over the past year, according to data by APSCo compiled by Staffing Industry Analysts. According to the report, banks are ramping up their hiring to meet increased business volumes and…

‘Kelly Services reveals the rise of ‘Generation Unsustainable’

A fifth of UK workers are in unsustainable, unconventional jobs as the effects of the recession continue to impact the UK labour market according to the latest survey from workforce solutions leader, Kelly Services®. The latest findings from the Kelly Global Workforce Index indicate the emergence of Generation U, a new breed of workers who…