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Employers confident about 2008 recruitment

New data has found that many employers are optimistic about the coming year in terms of the job market and recruitment activity. read more...


Closing gender pay gap 'needs effort'

A new report has said that the government ought to address the issue of the gender pay gap in the workplace.

The report by a Select Committee has said that the issue should be "taken more seriously" and that continued occupational segregation is prolonging the situation. read more...


Job market 'strong and stable'

The current job market has been deemed healthy by the government in light of figures that show employment at its highest since 1971.

Statistics from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) has found that employment rose by 175,000 between October an December last year, with the figure now standing at 29.4 million. read more...


Graduate job market slowing

Competition among gradates is on the increase due to the recruitment market beginning to slow down.

Professional services firm Deloitte has recorded a 22 per cent increase in applications for its programme, which usually takes on some 1,400 graduates, with around ten applications for each position, reports the Financial Times. read more...


Money 'not priority' for female graduates

New research has found that women do not consider money to be a top priority when considering a job position.

This was discovered in a survey by the International Centre for Women Leaders, which noted that the number of women taking IT jobs was falling due to the industry not making itself appealing to them. read more...


Attractive salaries for graduate accountants

A new survey has found that starting salaries for accountants have undergone a substantial increase as the sector attempts to attract the best talent. read more...


Employers seek improved productivity

A new survey has found that employers will focus on improving their employees' productivity in 2008.

The research by recruitment firm Manpower found that, of some 2,033 employees participating, a high proportion of them named workplace productivity top priority, reports Personneltoday. read more...


'Competitive' salaries offered for finance professionals

Strong demand for top finance professionals is leading the public sector to offer good salaries in a bid to attract the talent. read more...


Teacher training positions 'may not be filled'

New figures have shown that there may not be sufficient graduates applying for teacher training courses to fill all the positions required.

Research by consultants Education Data Surveys has shown that applications for post-graduate teacher training have dropped by some nine per cent since the same time last year, reports the Guardian. read more...


HR needs to attract the 'right talent'

The HR sector is struggling to attract the right talent according to many HR professionals currently employed in the financial services.

A survey by recruitment firm Oakleaf has found that almost nine out of ten of over 110 HR professionals believe that there is not sufficient quality in the industry, reports Personneltoday. read more...

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