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Job candidate behaviour revealed

Businesses can now get accurate insights into how candidates applying for roles will respond to different work and business scenarios, even during the selection stage, using a series of new reports that support decision-making across three specific areas of recruiting.

Contributor: Ciaran Morton | Published: 15 December 2017

Three in five employers have turned away candidates for CV lies

The research, which polled over 400 employers in the UK, found that the most popular areas for dishonest information or exaggerated claims are work experience (58 percent ), education or qualifications (41 percent ), technical skills 40 percent ) and the duties they claim to have performed in previous employment (30 percent ).

Contributor: Rachel Stockell | Published: 7 December 2017

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“Blood labeller required, apply within” – and other Jobs you don’t see every day

A role created especially for that moment at dinner parties where a new acquaintance casually asks what you do for a living, this good-enough-to-eat opportunity looks finger-lickin’ good to us. It’s not for everyone though, as the ideal candidate will need to boast strong knowledge of statistical theory and its application to sensory/consumer research. And iron-clad willpower (we imagine).

Contributor: Adzuna | Published: 29 November 2017

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HR and Recruiting vacancies Slow but little threat from AI

According to the research, 220,185 HR and recruiting jobs have been posted in the last 12 months in the United Kingdom. Vacancies in this industry have seen an average monthly increase of 1 percent - significantly lower than the 5 percent monthly increase seen in the UK’s job market as a whole in this time period. Despite this slow growth, HR and recruitment jobs spend an average of 15 days online before being filled, a duration which is mirrored in the job market as a whole.

Contributor: Joblift | Published: 23 November 2017

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Data driving recruitment revolution

In a new report launched by Hays, ‘Recruitment Remodelled’ examines the evolution of the recruitment industry where the traditional human-centric skills of matching candidates with organisations are now working hand-in-hand with data science, machine learning, predictive analytics and other digital tools and technologies.

Contributor: Alistair Cox | Published: 20 November 2017

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Hiring remains strong, perm vacancies stable, placements up

Professional recruitment firms reported that although there was no change in overall vacancy numbers for permanent roles year-on-year in August 2017, placements increased by five percent during the same period.

Contributor: Ann Swain | Published: 1 October 2017

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Cultural fit’s a key consideration in recruitment

When it comes to their culture, there is agreement amongst employers, with 78 percent describing their culture as friendly. This is significantly higher than 47 percent which describe it as professional.

Contributor: totaljobs | Published: 24 September 2017

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Unemployment hits 42-year low, but pay squeeze continues

Good news and bad news from the UK labour market today, with figures showing the jobless rate falling to a fresh 42-year low of 4.3 percent in the three months to July. The employment rate was 75.3 percent, the highest since comparable records began in 1971. From Ben Brettell, Senior Economist, Hargreaves Lansdown.

Contributor: Ben Brettell | Published: 16 September 2017

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US jobs data shows strong returns

After seven straight record closes, the Dow’s reaction to Friday’s solid US jobs data has been balanced rather than breathless – with much of the cheerleading left to President Trump. Marcus Bullus, trading director of MB Capital, comments.

Contributor: Marcus Bullus | Published: 9 August 2017