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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

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HR jobs up in the UK year on year

The number of HR job vacancies in the UK rose by 9 percent in the second quarter of 2017 compared to the same time last year. Nick Allwood, HR Recruitment Manager - Nick Allwood, HR Recruitment Manager.

Contributor: Nick Allwood | Published: 31 July 2017

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One in four discriminated against in an interview

The latest study from CV-Library, the UK’s leading independent job board, has found that nearly one in four (22 percent) professionals in the UK have experienced discrimination during an interview, and for the majority (39.3 percent) it was because of their age.

Contributor: Lee Biggins | Published: 26 July 2017

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32 million in work – Unemployment at 42-year low

First the good news: unemployment fell to 4.5 percent in the three months to May – the lowest since 1975. There were more than 32m people in work, 324,000 more than a year earlier. From Ben Brettell, Senior Economist, Hargreaves Lansdown.

Contributor: Ben Brettell | Published: 16 July 2017