Monthly Archives: April 2011

Bleak jobs future for young black workers

Black and asian workers are almost twice as likely to be out of work as white workers, and public sector spending cuts could see thousands more employees from ethnic minority…

8 out of 10 recruiters look at candidates social media profiles

 A new report compiled by InterExec has revealed that 84% of top UK senior executive headhunters agree that having a social media profile is important for senior executives seeking a…

Unemployment and wages falling

Trades Union Congress General Secretary Brendan Barber has described the latest employment figures from the Office for National Statistics as good news for those people who are looking for work, but containing a gloomy…

North East is the worst place to be looking for work

The North East of England is suffering more than most as a result of the Government’s spending cuts according to the Trades Union Congress. Despite a national rise in employment…

Increase in National Minimum Wage

The Trades Union Congress has welcomed the Governments announcement that it has accepted the recommendations of the Low Pay Commission (LPC) to increase the National Minimum Wage (NMW) from this October,…

Staff increases very slow

The Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) and KPMG Report on Jobs shows a slower growth of staff appointments in March 2011 The rate of expansion of permanent staff placements eased…

Cultivating a career in Human Resources

When Lucy Taylor left her job as an editor of law employment books little did she expect to be buying her own copies of them ten years on. For the…

Nationwide announce Apprentice of the Year

A local apprentice from the Nationwide Repair Centre in Ayr has beaten over 200 apprentices from across the UK to be named Nationwide’s ‘Apprentice of the Year’.  James Dickie, who…