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SPOTLIGHT ON BREXIT

Following the triggering of Article 50, we spoke to Caroline Stevens, Resourcing Director at Squire Patton Boggs about her thoughts on Brexit and how it may affect recruitment. She said;
‘Whatever your personal opinion of the change, there’s little doubt that Brexit has created uncertainty in the UK recruitment market. Whilst, ten months on, it appears that there has been little immediate impact as a result of the news, and it’s reassuring that few businesses were tempted into knee-jerk reactions, the specific, longer-term implications for businesses hiring in the UK remain unclear. We all... READ MORE
We are very pleased to welcome some new clients to Online Resourcing.
Alexis Filters based in Hull specialise in providing high quality filters to customers across the UK and beyond.
Nymas based in Billingham manufacture bathroom and toilet equipment for the disabled.
Depot Rail in Gainsborough supply and maintain rail equipment.
Aidan Thompson Consulting in Birmingham provide executive recruitment project management.
GEO Amey based in Leicester provide secure prisoner services in the UK.
Liv Group in Leeds provide national real estate services.

We look forward t... READ MORE
Today Theresa May, the British Prime Minister, triggers Article 50, the legal method by which a country leaves the European Union. This is a first step in a negotiating process that is likely to take longer than two years to complete in detail. The invocation of Article 50 does not even guarantee that there will be a deal between Britain and the rest of the EU: it merely initiates negotiations.
What does it mean for recruitment?
Leading up to this one of the biggest concerns in recruitment has been that it could lead to a skills shortage. There has also been a lack of clarity for EU wo... READ MORE
It has recently been reported that our recruitment partner, Card Factory has delivered a rise in full year revenues after growing its store network. Total group revenue during the year ended January 31 2017 grew by 4.3 per cent to £398.2m, driven by growth in the Card Factory store network, the company said.
A total of 51 net new stores opened in the period, bringing the total estate to 865 at the year end. The company said it had a strong pipeline of further new store opportunities for this financial year. Profit before tax was £82.8m, a fall of 1.1 per cent compared with the previous ye... READ MORE
Applying for jobs can be a challenging and daunting prospect so to avoid making any mistakes along the way, here are some handy tips to guide you.
To start things off here are some CV no-no’s based on a recent study, which surveyed recruiters on their CV pet peeves.
It revealed the top 10 areas which put recruiters off a candidate straight away:
Spelling mistakes – 71%
Being massively under-qualified for the role – 62.6%
Lists of unrelated skills – 40.6% 
Too many jobs over a short period of time – 22.6%
A CV that is more than two pages long – 16.1% 
A picture – 14.... READ MORE
Huge congratulations to two of our recruitment partners; Bourne Leisure and Howdens Joinery for being included in The Sunday Times '30 Best Big Companies To Work For' (3,000+ employees) 2017.
The list ranks Britain's best companies to work for based on a number of surveys from employees. The surveys were on a number of criteria including leadership, well-being, giving something back, personal growth, the teams the work with and if they are getting a fair deal with their pay and benefits. 
Bourne Leisure were an impressive fifth in the '30 Best Big Companies To Work For' and Howdens ... READ MORE
New research by Totaljobs shows apprenticeships offer an attractive route into the workplace for job seekers, while 89% of businesses are encouraged to take advantage of the growing popularity of earn-as-you-learn opportunities.
With HMRC due to apply a 0.5% levy on all UK businesses with an annual payroll in excess of £3 million and a new scheme to administer apprenticeship courses from 1st May, hiring trends are likely to be impacted. 48% of businesses already say apprenticeships provide a great way to get people into their industry, while 27% say apprentices are necessary to help their ... READ MORE
House building giant Persimmon has notched up a healthy rise in full-year profit as it pointed to a “confident” housing market, despite concerns over Brexit.
Yorkshire’s biggest PLC said pre-tax profits rose 23% to £774.8 million in the year to December 31, while revenue rose 8% to £3.1 billion.
“Despite some understandable caution being exercised by consumers and corporates alike during the period ahead of the EU referendum, the result created an immediate and significant uncertainty in the markets. “However, the vast majority of the group’s customers remained focused on exchanging... READ MORE
The employment rate is at a record 74.6% – the highest employment rate since records began in 1971.
Official figures released by the Office for National Statistics show that there are over 300,000 more people in work compared to the same time last year, and the number of women in work has risen to a record rate of 70.0%.
The latest statistics also show that unemployment continues to run at an 11-year low of just 4.8%, down by more than 900,000 since 2010.
Secretary of State, Damian Green said: “With employment at its highest rate since records began, and unemployment at its lowest ... READ MORE
Today Millennials are a new generation of employees with a different outlook on what they expect from their employers. We now live in a time where changing your job is not just the norm, but actively encouraged.
On average a millennial will stay in their job for 2 years and then move on. Part of the reason for this short turn around is that they are not willing to stick around if they do not believe that they are receiving any personal benefit or growth.
What exactly are millennials looking for in an employer?
The opportunity to grow
Some 76% of UK hiring managers believe that ... READ MORE

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