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Is Brexit causing a new candidate shortage?

Is Brexit causing a new candidate shortage?

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

If you’ve noticed that it’s recently become much harder to find candidates for permanent positions, you’re not alone. New research from KPMG and the REC shows that the demand for permanent staff is at its lowest since August 2012. Many jobseekers are now citing 'uncertainty surrounding Brexit' as a legitimate reason for being more cautious about moving jobs.  Employers too are less likely to hire permanent employees at present, wi...

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Game of Thrones - Did the best candidate get the job?

Game of Thrones - Did the best candidate get the job?

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

(Spoiler-free post) By Stuart Moore.  So after what must have been the longest recruitment process in history covering over 70 episodes and spanning 10 years, the identity of the next ruler of Westeros was finally revealed during the recent climactic final episode of Game of Thrones. But after the dust settled and the bodies were counted, was the right person hired to take their place on the Iron Throne? There has been much internet ...

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Oxford named as best city to find employment

Oxford named as best city to find employment

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Oxford has been named as one of the best cities to find a job in the UK, along with it's co-Oxbridge partner Cambridge, with up to 25 times more vacancies than jobseekers, a new study suggests. The IT sector is leading the jobs boom in the city, with hundreds of vacancies in tech companies, including video game developers, according to recruitment site Adzuna. Advertised salaries in Oxford average at £36,387, with around £2,000 more on...

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Cost effective ideas for company benefits

Cost effective ideas for company benefits

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Written by Christina Nicholls.  Hiring has changed... Gone are the days where recruiting staff was a one-way street. In this candidate driven market, potential employees have more influence and bargaining power and are increasingly taking company benefits into account when making a decision about their future employer. Without an attractive package in place, growing numbers of candidates will be less enthused at the idea of an int...

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