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We know that the two sexes are different in so many ways, so why should this alter when it comes to their jobs and the perks they look for from a new role? A new study by Coople has delved…
The findings of a new survey have been published, on the subject of dream jobs – i.e. those we hankered after when we were children, and comparing them to the jobs we eventually landed as adults. The report, published by…
Driverless cars. Self-service tills in supermarkets. Even robotic surgeons. Automation and robots are already within our workspaces. But how will it develop, and what will this mean for employment? A recent headline in one of the main newspapers read: “Robots…
Think about it: a warm breeze, white sand at your toes, a clear turquoise sea to gaze across...wouldn’t we all want to have that in our 9-5? But that’s the rub: the 9-5 is diminishing further and further. Whereas flexible…
There’s a lot been made about the glass ceiling, and how women are largely under-represented at higher levels of commerce and industry. Though the situation is slowly improving, there are many examples where the front line is bottom heavy with…
Exhibit A: the recent appointment offered by Envirowaste. For someone, on a salary of £20,000 per year, to be their ‘hidden gem finder’. Now, are they looking for someone to scour fields with a metal detector? An Indiana Jones wannabe…
The career ladder: unchanged decade by decade. Employees start at the bottom (or higher up, in some cases), and continue to climb as their skills and knowledge are honed and increase. But it appears that, as things stand today, what…
Though it may be hard to believe, there’s news in the recruitment industry that doesn’t mention the word, or fallout of, Brexit. A recent survey by Debut found that 80% of younger jobseekers believe securing a position is harder for…
Every industry must be asking the same question: how will WE be affected if Britain leaves the EU? The recruitment industry is no different, but with no one able to give definitive answers to specific questions, it’s as much in…
It seems that the tentacles of technology are infiltrating another area of our lives. Our 24/7, always-switched on world allows us little time to dedicate towards the learning of new skills – at least, offline, it seems.We know that adopting…
Now, the government often backtracks on promises it’s made, and it seems their pledge concerning zero-hour contracts has certainly been one example. A post we wrote before they were re-elected, in June 2015, included their promise “to revamp zero-hour contracts,…
Go back just ten years and ‘basic computer skills’ may have meant sending an email, carrying out a Google search, or completing an Excel spreadsheet – but would that be enough to cut the mustard now? From a recruiter’s point…
Maybe it was Google who started it. Or perhaps it was Facebook. The workplace that employees yearn for today - millennials more than anyone else - is of a trendy, brightly-coloured, architecturally-designed, open plan office. Where there are swimming pools…
Poor management, overdue pay rises and a lack of career progression may be bad news for employees, but these elements look set to provide plenty of business for recruiters this year. Given that a new report has cited that one…

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