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UK cities where workers most likely hate their jobs

The leading job site conducted a survey of 1,100 workers, to find out how many people enjoyed their role and found that almost two thirds (63.2 percent) of those who dislike their job think about quitting every day. What’s more, the survey uncovered the areas across the UK where professionals disliked their jobs the most...

Contributor: Lee Biggins | Published: 20 November 2018

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Record vacancies concerns UK employers

Today’s labour market statistics published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show the number of vacancies at 845,000 for August to October 2018, the highest since comparable records began in 2001 - 44,000 more than for a year earlier and 14,000 more than for May to July 2018.

Contributor: Tom Hadley | Published: 17 November 2018

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Ninety-eight percent of Britons changed jobs since 2013

Almost every working adult in the country has changed jobs at least once in the last five years, according to new research into job-hopping by job site Indeed. 98.1 percent of Brits are no longer in the same job as they were five years ago, as attitudes among both jobseekers and employers continue to shift away from the traditional ‘job for life’ mentality.

Contributor: Bill Richards | Published: 9 November 2018

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One In three lie in Job Interviews and On Their CV’s

More than 38 percent of UK people admitted to lying on their CV and in job interviews, the new research carried out nationwide by #1 hiring app JOB TODAY shows that the most popular lies include: Being able to speak a foreign language. Lying about previous experience, with some people even putting down celebs as references! 

Contributor: Polina Montano | Published: 25 August 2018

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UK firms struggling to recruit staff after fall in EU migrants

There are plenty of red flags that the UK is facing a major labour shortage challenge, from the declining number of EU workers coming to Britain, through to employers finding it harder to fill vacancies. With little government reassurance, companies must prepare for all eventualities, including an exodus of EU workers.

Contributor: Dean Forbes | Published: 14 August 2018

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Permanent hires hit nine-month low

The Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) has today released its latest Report on Jobs, revealing that while job vacancies have grown at their fastest rate since November 2017, the number of placements in permanent positions have hit a nine-month low.

Contributor: Jan Mueller | Published: 12 August 2018

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Six hundred thousand manufacturing jobs lost in last decade

Next Government must invest in industry or communities will pay the price. The UK has lost almost 600,000 manufacturing jobs in the past decade, a new investigation by GMB has shown. Figures show that 599,100 jobs in the sector disappeared between 2007 and 2017, a massive fall of 17%.

Contributor: Jude Brimble | Published: 6 June 2018

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2018 jobs market mirrors 2017 trajectory

April jobs figures remained largely flat, month-on-month, with a mere 2 percent decrease. As was the case in 2017, April saw markets shift course after the first quarter (Q1) was marked by decline. “Paired with the hiring energy we’re seeing on the ground, if 2017 is anything to go on, we’re in for slow but steady growth in the months ahead".

Contributor: Hakan Enver | Published: 19 May 2018

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Permanent staff appointments pace weakens

The pace of expansion was the softest seen in 2018 so far. In contrast, growth of temp billings picked up from March’s 13-month low. Candidate availability for both permanent and temporary roles declined further at the start of the second quarter. Furthermore, the rates of reduction quickened to three- and five-month records, respectively.

Contributor: Tom Hadley | Published: 14 May 2018

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What would you be willing to lie about to secure a job? 

A staggering 92.5 percent of Brits have got away with lying on their CV, with nearly three quarters (71.6 percent) stating that they got the job as a result. That’s according to latest research. The research surveyed 1,000 UK workers and asked them if they’ve ever considered lying on their CV, or to a potential employer, in order to secure a job.

Contributor: Lee Biggins | Published: 3 May 2018