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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 […]

Scottish Labour Market continuing to improve

The Chief Economist at the Bank of Scotland, Donald MacRae, said that “The latest Report on Jobs shows a further improvement in the Scottish labour market. The number of people placed in to permanent positions increased for the seventh consecutive month, while demand for permanent staff rose markedly in April, with recruitment consultants registering a […]

Drop in UK Unemployment Figures

The Head of Policy at the Recruitment and Employment Confederation, Gillian Econopouly, said that “Though this continuing trend is welcome, we cannot lose sight of the fact that the jobs market remains volatile. Our latest Report on Jobs shows that while hiring activity in certain sectors is steadily increasing, there is still concern over the […]

Graduate use of Business Social Media Tools to fuel future boom?

A recent study by graduate career site WikiJob found that 63% of graduate respondents were on LinkedIn whereas only 23% of older respondents used the site. The results suggest that graduates, who are generally more familiar with social media applications are more willing to use it as a job-seeking tool. According to the report Graduates […]

REC says Tier 2 ICT route must be properly policed and Implemented

The Head of Public Policy at the REC, Gillian Econopouly, said that “Fundamentally, the immigration system needs to be flexible to business and this includes the ability to bring senior internal people across from other countries in order to lead projects and create more jobs. The exemption for ICTs is a sensible step in this […]

34% of City finance professionals are considering working overseas

The Managing Director EMEA and APAC at eFinancialCareers.com, James Bennett, said that “The fight to retain good people is on. And while the majority may wish to stay in the UK, significant numbers are now looking towards Asia, drawn by the prospect of lower taxes, better work-life balance, and better economic opportunities. Indeed, the City […]

Demand for IT Contractors twice as strong as demand for Permanent Workers in Q1 2011

Key figures from the survey: Total IT hiring still down 70% from its peak in 2007 Quarter 1 of 2011 saw a 11% increase in job postings for highly skilled contractors Quarter 1 of 2011 saw a 5% increase in job postings for highly skilled permanent professionals Alongside Oracle and .NET, C now accounts for […]

Social Media second least popular recruitment tool

Jim Albert, the Managing Director of Modis International, said that “Given that IT recruitment and social media would seem destined to be close allies, the results of this survey are certainly surprising. It should be remembered that social media is best used as part of a wider, multi-media recruitment drive, and this could account for […]

Reed.co.uk Job Index falls by 3 points in April 2011

The Managing Director of Reed.co.uk, Martin Warnes, said that “The index remains over 20 per cent higher than last year’s level following the steep increase in the first quarter of the year, mirroring falling unemployment and rising GDP figures for the same period. Clearly business growth has been sustained at a higher level than the […]