Recruitment

Is Brexit Really To Blame For The 96% Drop In EU Nurses Coming To Work In Our NHS?

Stephen Burke | Posted 26.06.2017 | UK
Stephen Burke

Figures released last week by The Health Foundation painted a pretty bleak picture of the impact of Brexit on the NHS - they told us that EU nurses re...

The Government Wants To Help Mothers Return To Work, But What Can Flexible Working Really Bring To An Organisation?

Jane Johnson | Posted 10.03.2017 | UK Parents
Jane Johnson

Flexible working itself requires highly sought-after skills, and we should not be afraid to draw this to the attention of recruiters and employers. We will need to prove ourselves and the value we bring. We are a flexible working PR and Communications consultancy, and here are some of the lessons we have learnt from our own experience:

In Favour Of Career Breaks

Sally Dhillon | Posted 03.03.2017 | UK Parents
Sally Dhillon

If we are to contribute to the workforce in healthy ways that fairly recognises and rewards our talents and potential, surely parents shouldn't be penalised for dipping out of employment and suffer the longer term impact on their employability.

Got The Post-Brexit Blues? Look To The Jobs Market For Reassurance

Rob Brouwer | Posted 01.03.2017 | UK
Rob Brouwer

Last year was undoubtedly a year marked by unprecedented global change. As well as President Trump's unexpected electoral win, last June's decision to...

Standing Out From The Crowd - How Can Businesses Find Their Millennial Talent?

Kerim Derhalli | Posted 06.02.2017 | UK
Kerim Derhalli

Look at me! Pick me! Listen to me! The tendency of the modern world is that those who shout loudest get the furthest. For young people, pressure to s...

Army Life: The Other Side Of The Story

Rhianna Louise | Posted 18.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Rhianna Louise

Fewer than half of soldiers say they'd recommend Army life to a friend. While the Army says it offers a bond that 'lasts a lifetime', many veterans struggle to rebuild the social support networks they need, which leaves them more vulnerable to delayed-onset mental health problems.

The Tyranny Of Terrorists On Twitter

Alicia Kearns | Posted 03.11.2016 | UK Tech
Alicia Kearns

Our preoccupation with social media companies is fogging our vision and preventing us from seeing the wider picture, making society feel that the answer to recruitment and radicalisation is a simple, immediately remedied problem.

Millennials And Their Digital Legacy

Nicholas Shaw | Posted 20.09.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Nicholas Shaw

Imagine that all important interview; you've graduated university with a 1st, spent your summer working hard to gather the relevant experience, and you've spent hours doing your research and brushing up on the job, the company and the industry. It's September and it's game time.

Say Hello to Your New Workforce: Generation Z

Janvi Patel | Posted 04.08.2016 | UK
Janvi Patel

Brace yourselves: the first cohorts of Generation Z are about to march into your office. Born after 1995, Gen Z are graduating this summer and will be finding their feet in work places up and down the country not long after. The question is, are businesses prepared for their arrival?

High Heels in the Workplace - A Deeper Concern?

Hannah Cottam | Posted 15.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Hannah Cottam

The recent news story of a female employee sent home from work for her refusal to wear heels for a nine-hour shift really struck a chord with me, as I'm sure it did for many female professionals. To hear that this archaic attitude is still acceptable in many industries, particularly those located in international business hubs such as London, is concerning.

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

Rhidian Hughes | Posted 26.04.2017 | 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 07.04.2017 | 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 11.03.2017 | 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 10.03.2017 | 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 26.02.2017 | 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 22.02.2017 | 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 24.01.2017 | 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 10.12.2016 | 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 23.10.2016 | 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 25.10.2016 | 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 25.09.2016 | 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 27.08.2016 | 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 18.07.2016 | 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...