All items: Recruitment

  • Jobseekers more likely to apply to big brands

    18 April 2018

    Organisations with low brand awareness are likely to get overlooked by jobseekers, according to Glassdoor, with candidates 40% more likely to apply for a job at a business they recognise than one they do not.

  • Employers worried about migrant worker restrictions post-Brexit

    28 March 2018

    Employers are concerned about the prospect of restrictions on their ability to recruit workers from the European Economic Area (EEA), according to the Migration and Advisory Committee (MAC), with many claiming migrant workers were often the best or the only available candidates.

  • Number of EU workers searching for UK roles drops by 11%

    27 March 2018

    The number of EU workers actively searching for jobs in the UK has fallen by more than 11% since the referendum in June 2016.

  • MPs seek ban on unpaid trial shifts

    16 March 2018

    A group of MPs have called for unpaid trial shifts to be banned in a private members bill that is due its second reading today.

  • Tattoo bias could mean employers missing out on talent

    15 March 2018

    Image bias could be causing employers to miss out on the best candidates, according to research that revealed the majority of recruiters believe having a tattoo could limit career progression.

  • Fifth of employers uncertain about permanent hiring plans

    28 February 2018

    Economic uncertainty continues to affect hiring decisions, with almost one-fifth (18%) of employers unsure whether they need to increase their permanent headcount in the next four to 12 months.

  • Ministers over-egging prison officer recruitment success, says union

    19 February 2018

    The Prison Officers' Association has criticised Ministry of Justice claims that the Government is ahead of schedule in achieving a net headcount increase of 2,500 officers by the end of 2018.

  • Most employers say applicants should disclose pregnancy

    19 February 2018

    Six in 10 employers (59%) believe a woman should have to reveal she is pregnant during the recruitment process, according to research published today.

  • Skills-based immigration system needed post-Brexit

    19 February 2018

    The majority of employers would prefer some form of immigration system based on national or regional skills shortages, in the event that migration restrictions are put in place post-Brexit.

  • Oxfam sex scandal spreads to UK charity shops

    13 February 2018

    The sex scandal engulfing Oxfam's operations overseas has now extended to its charity shops in the UK, after its former head of safeguarding described the situation where adult volunteers working with child volunteers do not require criminal record checks as an "extraordinary loophole".

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