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Graduates look for more than salary, EY research says

March 04 ,2015 | by Thiago Kiwi

Graduates look for more than salary, EY research says

Money is no longer all that attracts graduates to a company, according to EY.

Salary is no longer the main attraction for graduates that are considering their employment options, according to a new survey from Ernst and Young. The poll of more than a thousand students found that salary and benefits was no longer the number one consideration for graduates, despite coming joint top in last year’s survey.

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Barclays launch apprenticeship scheme for over-50s

February 10 ,2015 | by Helen Gould

Barclays launch apprenticeship scheme for over-50s

The banking giant, Barclays, is setting up an apprenticeship scheme for wannabe bankers that are over 50.

A new apprenticeship scheme is being launched by the well-renowned bank, Barclays, however it’s with a twist. If you’re thinking about becoming a banker, those that apply can expect to work their way from the bottom-up. But don’t expect a successful application if you’re fresh out of school, as this scheme is aimed at those aged 50 and over.

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London financial services jobs hit record high

February 03 ,2015 | by Helen Gould

London financial services jobs hit record high

London’s City employs record number of financial and related professional services workers.

TheCityUK’s latest London Employment Survey showed that the number of workers in the financial and related professional services industry hit a record high in December 2014, highlighting the sector's burgeoning recovery.

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UK maintains strong record on high-skilled job creation

January 28 ,2015 | by Thiago Kiwi

UK maintains strong record on high-skilled job creation

Employment rates near record highs as growth of UK high-skilled jobs outpaces that of Europe.

This week, UK Prime Minister David Cameron stated that Britain is the ‘jobs factory of Europe’. The latest round of employment data saw the unemployment rate fall to 5.8 per cent and the employment rate jump to 73 per cent.

 

It’s no doubt that the number of employed people in the UK remains close to record highs and unemployment continues to decline, which has the government heralding the data as proof that its economic plans are working.

The figures do showcase improvement in the economy. Furthermore, wage growth is outstripping the inflation rate and should see consumers gain more purchasing power, which would help add extra fuel to the consumer spending powered economic recovery.

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UK jobs up as unemployment rate slips to new low

January 22 ,2015 | by Helen Gould

UK jobs up as unemployment rate slips to new low

The number of people out of work fell to its lowest level in the three months to November as UK jobs continued to grow.

Employment in the UK remains one of the highlights of the economic recovery and new figures released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) confirms these facts. The unemployment level fell to its lowest in more than six years in three months to November, according to the report.

The number of unemployed people in the UK fell by 58,000 to 1.91 million and the unemployment rate edged lower to 5.8 per cent, its lowest reading since August 2008 and a little below expectations.

“We’re continuing to buck the European trend with strong growth and record job creation,” said Danny Alexander, chief secretary to the Treasury.

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Hiring in the City of London maintains growth, reveals study

January 13 ,2015 | by Hari Srinivasan

Hiring in the City of London maintains growth, reveals study

City of London recruitment continues to expand alongside salary growth.

The number of jobs available for employees in the City of London continues to see annual growth, according to the latest London Employment Monitor report from financial services provider Morgan McKinley.

 

Indeed, in October 2014 the number of job opportunities increased by two per cent when compared with the same time in the previous year. Furthermore, the average salary increase for those securing new jobs in October 2014 was 18 per cent, indicating employers are seeking candidates with a strong skill base, according to the report.

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A quarter of students in the UK start businesses at university

January 06 ,2015 | by Hari Srinivasan

A quarter of students in the UK start businesses at university

24 per cent of students in the UK are starting a business while studying at university, according to a study from Santander Universities UK.

The UK’s entrepreneurial spirit is well and truly flourishing and it seems the drive to start your own business is occurring earlier and earlier, as highlighted by research from Santander Universities UK. A study of university students showed that almost a quarter (24 per cent) of those surveyed already run their own business or plan to start one alongside studying for their degree.

Additional findings also estimate the collective turnover of these businesses as more than £44 million annually, an impressive figure considering these entrepreneurs need to ensure they don’t let their studies slip.

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Jobs in the City of London rose nearly a fifth in 2014

January 06 ,2015 | by Thiago Kiwi

Jobs in the City of London rose nearly a fifth in 2014

The City of London employed 18 per cent more people in 2014 when compared with the previous year.

It appears that London’s job market is making a comeback as 33,063 new jobs were created in the City in 2014, as highlighted by a recent report from recruitment firm Astbury Marsden. The creation of over 33,000 jobs in 2014 was an 18 per cent increase when compared with the 27,915 new roles of 2013.

 

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UK jobs, wages look set to increase in 2015

December 26 ,2014 | by Hari Srinivasan

UK jobs, wages look set to increase in 2015

Great news for professionals and graduates as CBI survey shows UK firms plan to hire in 2015 and experts predict larger pay increases.

It appears that 2015 will be a fruitful year for British employees and jobseekers alike. A recent survey from the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) showed that around half of UK businesses are looking to expand their workforce. This was then followed by a prediction of increased pay awards for employees from Martin Weale, a member of the Bank of England’s (BOE) monetary policy committee.

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London tops world rankings for graduate recruitment

December 04 ,2014 | by Hari Srinivasan

London tops world rankings for graduate recruitment

Data from Quacquarelli Symonds (QS ) shows that London is one of the world’s top cities for student recruitment.

New research from QS has shown that London has scored the maximum of 100 points in the category of employer activity in QS’ Best Student Cities 2015 report. The finding was based on global employers identifying the institutions they prefer to recruit from, indicating the strength and depth of the university sector.

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Recruitment in professional sector rises, says report

December 02 ,2014 | by Thiago Kiwi

Recruitment in professional sector rises, says report

Hiring intentions remain high in professional services, reports CBI.

According to the latest data from the Confederation for British Industry (CBI), employment in the business and professional sector rose at its quickest rate in seven years during the three months to November.

In total, 49 per cent of firms in these fields said they had expanded their headcounts, compared to just 7 per cent downsizing: leaving a record high balance of 42 per cent.

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Britain now has more jobs than jobseekers, says report

December 01 ,2014 | by Hari Srinivasan

Britain now has more jobs than jobseekers, says report

Salary growth outstrips inflation, but the number of vacancies has outpaced jobseekers for the first time since the recession.

Evidence of Britain’s booming labour market was published in the latest UK job market report from Adzuna, the online recruitment website. For the first time since the recession, the number of advertised vacancies was larger than the number of people seeking employment.

In October, Adzuna found over 930,000 jobs advertised, an increase of 3.4 per cent compared to September, and a staggering 25.1 per cent more than the amount advertised a year ago.

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Demand soars for professional skills, says report

November 27 ,2014 | by Hari Srinivasan

Demand soars for professional skills, says report

Professional talent is in hot demand as businesses grow in confidence, APSCo finds.

The latest data from the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo) shows that there is a growing demand for professional skills, with permanent vacancies on the books of professional recruitment companies rocketing by 41 per cent.

This reflects an increasing appetite for growth within firms, as well as the results of employees seeing improvements in the job market and looking for new opportunities.

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UK employers aiming for international growth, says survey

November 20 ,2014 | by Thiago Kiwi

UK employers aiming for international growth, says survey

A sixth of UK employers look to expand into Europe within the next two years.

Growing business confidence, a healthier jobs market and a better year all-round for firms in the UK have given companies the drive to expand into Europe, according to the latest JobsOutlook survey from the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC).

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Recruitment still needs the human touch

November 17 ,2014 | by Thiago Kiwi

Recruitment still needs the human touch

A government survey has found that employers are still intent on adding the human touch to recruiting new talent.

Technology has become a massive part of our lives and it runs into every aspect – but it turns out that when it comes to hiring talent, employers still prefer a personal touch.

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UK wage growth has surpassed inflation, reveal ONS figures

November 14 ,2014 | by Hari Srinivasan

UK wage growth has surpassed inflation, reveal ONS figures

Pay inflation has picked up last month and surpassed inflation, according to official data.

Concerns about the UK’s slow wage growth have been growing in the past few months as employment rates have risen steadily. But new figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show that last month, pay increases finally surpassed inflation.

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UK professionals enjoy up to 2 digit salary growth, says study

November 13 ,2014 | by Hari Srinivasan

UK professionals enjoy up to 2 digit salary growth, says study

Professionals are seeing salaries increase and candidates are more confident in their job prospects, Hays has found.

It’s well known that the UK’s employment landscape is gathering steam. New figures from recruitment firm Hays indicate that confidence among candidates is growing in an improving job market.

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Satisfaction at work in the UK rises

November 07 ,2014 | by Thiago Kiwi

Satisfaction at work in the UK rises

Satisfaction at work among UK employees is rising, according to the latest report from Randstad.

After years of slow wage growth and a tough economic climate that put many workers off looking for jobs, satisfaction has been waning among the UK’s workforce. But as the latest study from Randstad shows, employees are more fulfilled than they have been in the past 18 months, and they’re overtaking their counterparts in many European nations.

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Rise in pay for UK workers in 2015 set to beat inflation

October 27 ,2014 | by Hari Srinivasan

Rise in pay for UK workers in 2015 set to beat inflation

Pay could finally surpass inflation next year, according to new research.

Every time new figures emerge showing that UK employment is rising, unions, businesses and consumers alike voice their concerns that pay is not picking up. Wages have risen below the rate of inflation for much of the period since the financial crisis, and they have a lot of catching up to do. Fortunately, new figures from human resources firm XpertHR show that wages may finally be due to start outpacing inflation in 2015.

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City of London employment hits record highs

October 21 ,2014 | by Hari Srinivasan

City of London employment hits record highs

Employment in London’s finance sector is at a record high, according to figures from TheCityUK.

Positive news has been appearing for some time on the UK financial services sector, with data suggesting that new business confidence is pushing demand and employment higher. But new figures from TheCityUK indicate that the City is well and truly back on its feet.

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Why should entrepreneurs consider going to university?

October 20 ,2014 | by Sarah Parkin

Why should entrepreneurs consider going to university?

Aspiring entrepreneurs should consider joining business societies while they are at university, says Canadian entrepreneur Emerson Csorba.

For a lot of students, the beginning of the year comes with plans to join all manner of societies. From choirs to sci-fi clubs, film societies and sports teams, there’s really no limits to the variety of extracurricular activities open to them. But for undergraduate and postgraduates alike with an interest in business, entrepreneurial societies should be at the top of the list.

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Online education may become the norm in 2030, new survey suggests

October 17 ,2014 | by Hari Srinivasan

Online education may become the norm in 2030, new survey suggests

A survey has found that experts believe traditional classrooms could be a thing of the past by 2030.

Education is undergoing major change, not just in the UK but worldwide. As technology evolves and learning itself becomes ever more globalised, new teaching methods have become the norm. Yet an entirely different form of education is also on the rise – and the growth of online learning shows no signs of slowing down. In fact, a recent survey suggests that e-learning could well become the norm.

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London sees job vacancies leap by 52% in one year

October 15 ,2014 | by Hari Srinivasan

London sees job vacancies leap by 52% in one year

London has seen a sharp rise in job openings and applications as the labour market gets back on track after the summer.

The summer months are normally a quiet period in the job market, as employers and job-hunters alike take time off and August in particular sees a lull in recruitment activity. As new figures from CV Library show, in London the labour market is back on track now that autumn has arrived.

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New data points to further job growth in the UK

October 10 ,2014 | by Hari Srinivasan

New data points to further job growth in the UK

The UK job market is going from strength to strength, according to data from a number of recent surveys.

Employment is continuing to rise across the UK, as a fresh batch of surveys have pointed towards even better times to come for Britain’s labour market.

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Job market strengthens as young entrepreneur numbers rise in UK

October 08 ,2014 | by Hari Srinivasan

Job market strengthens as young entrepreneur numbers rise in UK

Record numbers of younger people are setting up their own companies, a new study has found.

In an era where youth unemployment remains higher than the overall jobless rate, it might not be surprising that many younger adults are losing faith in the job market. Even though employment has been rising and the UK economy is well on its way to recovery, a growing number of young people are finding new ways to make a living by taking the plunge and setting up their own businesses.

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