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Recruiting the right candidate online seems to be more difficult and time consuming than it should be. With over 2,000 job websites and approximately 35,000 employment agencies across the UK, it is a saturated marketplace and with advancements in job board technology, such as swipe to apply Apps, it has created competition between job boards for high volume applications.
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New principles of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will apply from 25 May 2018 to regulate the market and create a need for a seamless and compliant online recruitment process... READ MORE
Arco, leading safety business and our client, are leadingthe charge to end exploitation in the workplace.
This comes after the chief executive of New Look underlinedhow conditions in UK factories can be just as bad as those in places such asIndonesia and China.
Danny Hobson, ethical and quality improvement manager atArco, said: “Businesses not only have a responsibility to ensure they are tradingethically, but establish support mechanisms for vulnerable workers whose basichuman rights and livelihood may be compromised, such as children and refugees.
"It’s important companies don’t tur... READ MORE
Research from specialist professional recruiter Robert Walters has revealed that 31% of employers plan to hire more HR professionals in the second half of 2017 than the first.
Many firms are looking to grow, with 43% of employers saying that business growth will drive their hiring strategies in the second half of the year, and HR professionals are in demand to support expanding teams.
The research also found that demand for mid-level professionals was highest with 89% of businesses planning to hire HR professionals at this level.
Junior professionals are also set to be highly sought after... READ MORE
As the range of business apprenticeships increase, offering today’s school leavers the opportunity to learn business skills such as accountancy on the job, almost half of those reviewing their future this year considered apprenticeships as an alternative to university.
Over 1,400 students nationwide, aged 16-19, who were taking part in the ICAEW business skills competition (BASE) regional finals, were asked if they would consider apprenticeships rather than going to university:
•45% stated that they had considered it, 42% said they had not.
•16% plan to actually follow that path to apprenti... READ MORE
It was recently reported that safety company and our client, Arco plans to boost Yorkshire’s economy by creating 200 jobs as part of its strategy to hit the £500m annual sales mark by 2025.
The firm, which already employs around 800 people in Hull, is also investing in its digital teams and expanding its retail operations in response to customer demand.
Neil Jowsey, Arco’s new chief executive, said the 133-year-old firm planned to hire extra staff when the firm’s new NDC2 (national distribution centre two) comes into service in 2018. Along with new roles in Arco’s digital and customer... READ MORE

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
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
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

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