Businesses unhappy over immigration cap

News Article - 19/01/2012 : recruitment, Human Resources, Human Resources

UK business leaders have expressed fresh concern over the government's proposed immigration cap, which will limit the number of highly skilled workers from outside the EU entitled to work here.

The debate has been further fuelled by the...

Social media benefits are not reaching HR

News Article - 19/01/2012 : recruitment, social media, social network, social networks, social software, soft skills, Human Resources, Human Resources, Technology

HR departments are not reaping the benefits of the growing popularity of social media as a communication tool, research has revealed.

In a survey of 2,600 internal communications professionals by consultancy Melcrum, more than a third said...

Outplacement support should be compulsory, say UK employees

News Article - 19/01/2012 : recruitment, Human Resources, Human Resources

The majority of employees believe that outplacement services, such as career guidance, CV or interview advice, should become a compulsory part of all redundancy programmes, research has revealed.

A survey of more than 1,000 HR...

Sense of unease amongst UK finance chiefs

News Article - 19/01/2012 : recession, recruitment, Finance, Finance, Human Resources

The demand for temporary and interim workers remains strong, with 81 percent of finance directors indicating they would increase (10 percent) or continue to use (71 percent) the same number of interims over the next six months.

This is...

Businesses to be consulted over immigration cap

News Article - 19/01/2012 : cipd, immigration, recession, recruitment, Human Resources, Human Resources

The government is to begin a consultation on implementing an annual cap on immigration, and has denied rumours that it is reconsidering the policy.

Home secretary Theresa May will launch the consultation next week, and has promised to...

Businesses more positive about hiring in the next 12 months, finds survey

News Article - 19/01/2012 : recruitment, revenue, Human Resources, Human Resources, Practice Management

An improving global economy has triggered a renewed sense of optimism in UK hiring plans over the next year.

Thirty-nine per cent of UK employers reported they plan to hire full-time workers in the next 12 months. Twenty-six per cent plan...

Skills shortages an issue for two-thirds of employers during recession, CIPD finds

News Article - 19/01/2012 : cipd, recession, recruitment, Human Resources, Human Resources

Skills shortages have persisted during the recession, with more than two-thirds of employers struggling to recruit due to a lack of specialist skills.

The Resourcing and Talent Planning survey by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and...

Balance Recruitment reports the ‘legal accounts’ sector has the biggest demand

News Article - 19/01/2012 : balance recruitment, market report, recruitment, Human Resources, Human Resources

The team at Balance Recruitment, a leading recruiter within the Legal Accounts sector in London are pleased to report that their second market update of 2010 follows a similar trend to that of the first, with the job market continuing to pick up...

UK firms remain wary despite elevated recruitment figures

News Article - 19/01/2012 : mid-size, mid-tier, recession, recruitment, Human Resources, Human Resources, Practice Management

The UK’s top 25 firms are back in recruitment mode, with an estimated 2,133 people having been brought on board to UK offices in 2009-10 alone.

However, the total number of hires is still exceeded by the 2,370 people firms made redundant...

Job centres not working

News Article - 19/01/2012 : recruitment, Human Resources, Human Resources

Britain's job centres are in urgent need of reform, a survey has found.

According to the survey, carried out by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB), one in three small businesses found JobCentre Plus ineffective.


DLA in heavyweight hire for finance rejig

News Article - 19/01/2012 : dla piper, recruitment, Finance, Finance

DLA Piper has hired former Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer finance chief Bob Charlton to oversee a shake-up of the international finance and projects (F&P) department.

He replaces Vienna-based former Emea head Stefan Eder, who will...

Simmons mulls psychometric testing for recruits to boost trainee diversity

News Article - 19/01/2012 : diversity, recruitment, simmons & simmons, Human Resources, Human Resources

Simmons & Simmons is considering introducing psychometric testing into its graduate recruitment process in a bid to increase diversity.

The firm hopes testing will improve the quality of candidates accepted for training contracts and...

Hempsons establishes Newcastle practice

News Article - 19/01/2012 : hempsons, recruitment, Finance, Finance

Healthcare firm Hempsons is to launch an office in Newcastle to open in September 2009.

The firm has secured office space and has begun the recruitment process to staff the practice. It will be the firm's fourth office, adding to those in...

City recruitment hits highest level for 18 months

News Article - 19/01/2012 : city, recession, recruitment, Human Resources, Human Resources, Practice Management

Recruitment in the City of London is at its highest level since August 2008, in a sign that the sector is recovering from the recession, financial services recruiter Morgan McKinley has said.

The number of sector vacancies has risen by 21...

Training contracts up for grabs at UK top 30 firms fall by 11% over three years

News Article - 19/01/2012 : recruitment, Human Resources, Human Resources

Aspiring lawyers are facing an increasingly tough battle to secure a training contract with a top UK law firm, as Legal Week research shows the total number of contracts on offer at top 30 firms has shrunk by 11% over the last three years.