Tags: staff

New standard highlights importance of assessments in successful recruitment decisions

75% of an organisation’s total expenditure is spent on people, making them the most expensive asset. Making the right selection choice is therefore essential to the success of an organisation and the wellbeing of its staff. Effective talent measurement and occupational assessment can save organisations time and money while protecting the well-being of employees. As…

Employees remain proud to work in the private sector, despite rising levels of stress

Stress may be on the rise, but private sector employees are still happy and proud to work in the commercial sector according to new research among employers and staff. The Hays Career Outlook Survey, undertaken in Nov/Dec 2011, shows that over half (57%) say they would actively seek a role in the private sector if…

Midlands’ middle managers on the rise

The number of middle managers in Midlands councils (ie those receiving £50,000 a year or more, excluding pension contributions) has gone up considerably despite a public sector pay freeze and widespread redundancies among lower-paid staff, analysis of current figures has shown. According to the TaxPayers’ Alliance (TPA), the estimated total bill for local authority staff…

Internship opportunities to be opened up to all

More than 100 companies have signed up to Nick Clegg’s social mobility strategy and pledged to take concrete steps to open up work experience opportunities to young people from all backgrounds. Signatories to the Government’s so-called ‘Business Compact’ include nearly 20 financial services companies such as Barclays and HSBC, 10 high street retailers including Tesco…

Downward trend in shift demand reverses sharply in acute trusts

NHS Professionals’ National Trends report indicates a changing pattern in shift demand. Information from NHS Professionals’ quarterly report National Trends shows bank shift demand in England fell steadily from 2009 to June 2011, with requests down by 7.3% year on year in Acute Trusts and 13.9% in mental health trusts. However, against this trend, there…

Recruitment growth falls to lowest level in two years

The growth rate in the number of permanent hires in June dramatically hit its lowest level since August 2009, according to the latest Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) and KPMG Report on Jobs. Placements which were on the rise had also fallen to an eight-month low, while demand for both permanent and temporary staff also…