Monthly Archives: May 2011

Prime Minister promotes Charitable Donations through Pay Checks

David Cameron said that “With employers, as part of Every Business Commits, we will launch a major new campaign to promote payroll giving. That means making it easier for their workers to give money to charity automatically through their pay checks. In America around a third of employees already do this. In the UK it\’s […]

REC Jobs Survey reveals 44% of Perm Employers Plan to Increase Headcount

Roger Tweedy, the Research Director at the Recruitment & Employment Confederation, said that “This is the first real confirmation that employers are feeling more confident and are taking a long-term strategic view of their workforce planning. Creating more permanent jobs and the lifting of headcount freezes are solid indicators of this returning confidence.  This is […]

Oracle Europe Human Resources VP says recruitment doesn’t work

Speaking at the meeting Mr Kearney said on talent management that “the only differential left is the calibre and talent of the people within an organisation. If you want to be the number one, you have to do something different. That’s why talent is so important. Recruitment doesn’t work, because the best talent is not […]

UK Government expected to reform Settlement route later this year

At the moment skilled and highly skilled economic migrants on Tier 1 General (HSMP) and Tier 2 General (UK Work Permit) visas can apply for Settlement (Indefinite Leave to Remain) in the UK after spending five full years in the country without a break of any more than 90 days in any one year. The […]

No Appeals System Second Chance for PBS Migrants

The new rules relate to all applications made under the five tier Points Based Immigration System, including Tier 2 General (formerly the Business & Commercial Work Permit route). It is now more important than ever to ensure that an application is prepared correctly the first time round otherwise major problems could be encountered. The changes […]

77% of IT Professionals say Outsourcing Companies have made up work

Key Points from the report: 77% of IT Professionals believe that outsourcing companies have made up work 43% of IT Professionals work in organisations that have outsourced a significant proportion of their IT 55% of respondents at companies with more than 1,000 employees say that their companies rely on IT outsourcers 30% of respondents at […]

REC says temporary jobs market slowing due to uncertainty over the AWR

The Chief Executive of the Recruitment & Employment Confederation, Kevin Green, said that “This month’s Report on Jobs shows a clear split developing in the UK labour market. Public sector employment is radically slowing while there is growth in the private sector, confirming that we are now in a two-speed jobs market. A number of […]

Monster Employment Index increases by 1% in April

Isabelle Ratinaud, a spokesperson for Monster UK & Ireland, said that “The Monster Employment Index for April demonstrates a positive forecast for worker demand around the UK. In particular, the technical and industrial sectors have seen a boost in activity.  With elementary occupational job opportunities also growing, this is positive for young job-seekers.” In other […]

Powerchex says confirmed job offers fell by 3% in April 2011

Overall the number of offers in investment banking fell by 30% in April. On the figures the founder of Powerchex, Alexandra Kelly, said that \”Many banks are reviewing and restructuring their operations, it\’s probably reasonable to expect that recruitment in the investment banking divisions will slow down. However, with April being so disrupted by bank […]