Monthly Archives: February 2011

APSCO launches new Online Assessment for Professional Recruiters

The Recruitment Practice Standard Assessment is split into three levels: Level 1 – For professional recruiters with one years experience Level 2 – For those with up to three years of recruitment experience Level 3 – For those with up to five years worth of experience in the Industry Each examination has been ‘developed to […]

Immigration Cap negatively affecting Businesses

The Head of Employment at Speechly Bircham, Richard Martin, said that “This year’s survey findings send out a clear warning to employers. The combination of increased workplace conflict, longer hours and rising stress levels is a potent cocktail which could lead to a significant rise in tribunals and industrial action if not properly addressed. Despite […]

UK Immigration Cap causing Airbus Problems

The Government recently said that it would prioritise assistance for large companies such as Airbus UK which employs 10,000 people directly and 135,000 through its supply chain. The Vice President and Head of Political Affairs for Airbus, Katherine Bennett, said that the company uses ‘home grown talent’ wherever it could and spent £3.5 million training […]

More than 2/3 of UK Businesses say VAT Increase has not affected business

The research also found that nearly 50% of firms has spent less than five hours managing the VAT increase to 20% and 29% of small business owners chose to absorb the additional 2.5% cost increase rather than pass it on to their customers. The Managing Director of Intuit UK, Pernille Bruun-Jensen, said that “It’s reassuring […]

REC Joins OTS Small Business Committee

The Head of Policy at the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC), Gillian Econopouly, said that “We welcome the work of the OTS and are pleased to join the business committee. We look forward to representing our members’ views in this important forum. The OTS’ work comes at a critical time for the economy and the […]

Health Select Committee says Revalidation from 2012 should not be delayed

Speaking further to the announcement the Recruitment and Employment Confederations Director of Policy and Professional Services, Tom Hadley, said that “The Health Committee is right to highlight the need for robust checks. The revalidation process must provides clear guidance and empower Responsible Officers to take action when quality of care is compromised.  Professional recruiters already […]

Vetting & Barring Scheme to be Scaled Back Significantly

Nick Clegg said when making the announcement that “The freedoms bill will protect millions of people from state intrusion into their private lives and mark a return to common-sense government. It delivers on our commitment to restore hard-won British liberties with sweeping reforms that will end the unnecessary scrutiny of law-abiding individuals.” The Vetting and […]

Public Sector Contracts Finder Application Launched for SMEs

In the past many small businesses who are capable of offering real cost savings to government departments were actually discouraged from entering the bidding process. Now however the Government aims to provide SME’s with 25% of all contracts on offer. Contracts Finder lets users browse through: 1.    ‘Live’ opportunities to tender for contracts 2.    Closed […]

54% of Employers plan to use Social Media to Recruit in 2011

Rebecca Folb, the Global Talent Acquisition Manager for Digital Marketing at Nokia recently gave her experience with Social Media Recruitment, “Nowadays, the competition for top talent is so fierce that the old ways don’t work anymore. We needed to jump two generations forward and transform the way Nokia sources talent, builds talent pipelines and raise […]

Banks driving the surge in IT Contractors

The Director of IT Recruitment at Networkers International, James Smith, told the Recruiter that “Our business has been fuelled by the financial markets by both the banking industry and insurance as well. We have been doing a lot of recruitment for those kinds of organisations. New projects are kicking off at the banks. In 2009, […]