Recruitment

The Whole System Needs to Come Together to Address Critical Workforce Issues

Rhidian Hughes | Posted 27.04.2016 | UK
Rhidian Hughes

We need another 400,000 people working in social care by 2035. The workforce gap is the result of population growth, people living longer and the asso...

There's A 'Damaging' Gender Gap In Recruitment That's Harming Young Women

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 12.04.2016 | UK Universities & Education

Young women looking for work are having their confidence irreparably knocked by a shocking "gender gap" in recruitment. A survey of young jobseekers f...

Are You Ready for the Character Interview?

Edith Bryan | Posted 07.04.2016 | UK
Edith Bryan

Have you experienced character based questions at interview? How did you get on? What do you think about employers assessing your personality and values? Should the selection process be purely competency based?

Flexible Teaching is Inspired, But Don't Reinvent the Wheel!

Patrick Hayes | Posted 11.03.2016 | UK Politics
Patrick Hayes

The government can play a huge role in working with schools, teachers and the education recruitment industry to offer guidance as to how flexible routes back into teaching could be offered. Certainly greater investment into CPD to allow those who have been out of the profession for some time get up to speed with curriculum changes, new classroom technologies and the latest teaching practices would be a must. But the last thing the sector needs is another expensive government-sponsored jobs board: the first time may have been tragedy, but the second time really would be farce.

The Best Investment You'll Ever Make

James Caan CBE | Posted 10.03.2016 | UK
James Caan CBE

A lot of people switch off when someone tells them they should 'love what they do' but I genuinely find it shocking that anyone would fulfil a role for 35 hours a week that does not leave them feeling satisfied, valued and content.

Five Reasons For the UK's Worst-Ever Teacher Shortage

Patrick Hayes | Posted 26.02.2016 | UK
Patrick Hayes

Much dramatic language has been used to characterise the current crisis - it has regularly been called a 'perfect storm', a 'nightmare scenario' and a 'toxic mix'. There's certainly some truth in these descriptions. But let's leave aside the hyperbole for a moment, and consider five key reasons for the shortage.

Seven Reasons Why Collaborative Hiring Works Better

Henry Stewart | Posted 23.02.2016 | UK
Henry Stewart

This week BBC2 will broadcast the first of three programmes exploring how companies could transform their recruitment with collaborative hiring. See ...

What Every Student Needs to Know About Employability

Toke Dahler | Posted 26.01.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Toke Dahler

Are you a student? Do you worry about your job prospects? If your degree makes you employable? If those 9k fees were worth it? Then you're thinking about your employability. There is not a University that does not have an employability strategy...

We All Want More Women Working in Tech, But Here's How You Go About Doing It

Georgie Barrat | Posted 10.12.2015 | UK Tech
Georgie Barrat

Currently only 17% of people working in tech are women. Pair that with the fact that the UK is already experiencing a digital skills gap that is forecasted to reach 745,000 workers by 2017 and one million by 2020, it's clear that this isn't just a diversity issue, but a pressing economic one.

Tips for Boosting Your CV While at University

James Reed | Posted 20.01.2016 | UK Universities & Education
James Reed

Good news - we've seen the number of jobs advertised on reed.co.uk grow by 21%* in the past year. Even so, it remains a competitive market for graduates. To improve your chances of securing that sought-after graduate role, it's necessary to stand out from the crowd...

Disability Confident 2015 - Marks for Effort, But Missing Something Key

Fleur Perry | Posted 26.10.2015 | UK
Fleur Perry

Free pen collecting is more of a sport than a hobby, and Disability Confident 2015 was as good an opportunity as any, so I thought I'd stock up on writing supplies and see what all the fuss was about.

You're Hired! How to Get Your CV Noticed

Swatee Jasoria | Posted 20.01.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Swatee Jasoria

This September, over 500,000 graduates will enter the UK employment market. It's a staggering figure. And with competition for positions at the country's top firms so fierce, it has never been more important for candidates to think about how they can make their CV stand out from the rest...

New App Could Help Migrants Apply For Jobs With Only 'A Smartphone And A Smile'

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 05.09.2015 | UK

Migrants and refugees arriving in Europe could apply for jobs in their native language with a new app that means they only need a "smartphone and a sm...

Outside the Box

Dr Diahanne Rhiney | Posted 28.08.2015 | UK
Dr Diahanne Rhiney

In my own interviews I have discovered that even amongst our most educated of young people, there is the increasing issue of how social media has adversely affected communication skills.

Take a Leaf From Men: 'I Want It and Claim It!'

Tami Mir | Posted 20.07.2015 | UK
Tami Mir

On the average a man earns £1 for every 80p a woman earns. Even after the Equalities Act of 2010, the UK has the sixth-largest pay gap between men a...

How To Use Your LinkedIn Profile To Land You A Job

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 25.01.2016 | UK Universities & Education

If you missed out on the milkround recruitment cycle, chances are you’re starting to think seriously about what you want to do with your future roun...

How to Hire the Best - Your Guide to Finding Top Talent

Xenios Thrasyvoulou | Posted 25.05.2015 | UK
Xenios Thrasyvoulou

We're always told to delegate wisely - it's the sign of success - so take it to the modern platforms and flourish by using freelancers who live, breathe and love their niches. It's a win-win relationship, with no commitment required.

A Video CV for Your Firm?

Melissa Davis | Posted 02.05.2015 | UK Tech
Melissa Davis

While this might well be a useful tool for finding talented new candidates, could it also be an opportunity for law firms to connect with prospective clients? Knowing how well I responded to this I've suggested a few of the advantages of creating a 'video CV' for your firm.

And The Award For Completely Inappropriate Job Advertisement Goes To...

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 09.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

This job advertisement is everything that's wrong with the world. Recruitment firm, ICS, has faced an immense backlash after posting a suggestive s...

Can Algorithms Replace the Power of Human Intelligence?

Chris Dobson | Posted 05.04.2015 | UK Tech
Chris Dobson

You can't help but notice how algorithms are everywhere these days, and have been for a while. They track and predict how we behave in virtually all walks of life, as companies and institutions pivot to meet our needs better (or their own, depending on your level of cynicism).

4 Tips for Career Planning in the New World

Lily Bissett | Posted 03.04.2015 | UK
Lily Bissett

I remember starting my career as an intern in the city, working with my mentor to figure out my steps up the ladder and how quickly I could each hit each title. My career remained as fluid over the next five years. This is what I learned.

Sharing the Responsibility - Shared Parental Leave

Hannah Cottam | Posted 07.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Hannah Cottam

Since the late 1970s when women started to return to work after having a family, the workplace has been forced to adapt to a larger and more senior female population. This has led to maternity leave, childcare vouchers, and a more flexible approach to working.

London's Technology Scene Needs to Up Its Game in 2015

Vincent Dignan | Posted 16.02.2015 | UK Tech
Vincent Dignan

It's Christmas party season so London's entrepreneurs are right now getting pissed on alcohol paid for by whichever office space or "strategic partner" is laying on the rancid mulled wine or festive cocktails.

Looking for a New Job In 2015 - Flock to Twitter

Ed Fletcher | Posted 02.02.2015 | UK
Ed Fletcher

Twitter is often written off as a haunt for teenagers, celebrities and media darlings, but it also provides opportunities for experienced professionals to advance their careers...

New Year, New Career?

James Caan CBE | Posted 31.01.2015 | UK
James Caan CBE

Don't be afraid to be open and ask your employees why they are still around and why they still work for you. The insight you gather from this exercise could be the difference between your staff thinking 'new year new career' or 'new year I'm happy here'.