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European Union – Report shows Investing in people is key to economic growth

22 January 2016

The European Commission has released its annual Employment and Social Developments in Europe (ESDE) report for 2015. The report reveals further positive employment and social developments in the EU, however it also shows that it must invest in people.

The ESDE report gives a review of the latest employment...

UK – Report shows social media and mobile boost e-recruitment

22 January 2016

Social media and mobile services have boosted online recruitment in the UK according to the UK E-Recruitment Market Report 2015 produced by Research and Markets, an Irish-based market research firm.

The report analyses the UK market for e-recruitment, which is recruitment activity in which the main method...

UK – Investment in healthcare recruiter to create new jobs

21 January 2016

Irish-based specialist healthcare recruitment firm TTM Healthcare Group has announced that the private investment company Broadlake will acquire a 30% stake in the business. The investment will create 500 new jobs in the UK and Ireland over the next five years.

The business will continue to be led by...

UK – Research shows employees stay put if businesses recognise their potential

21 January 2016

Organisations are at risk of losing talent by failing to recognise their potential or doing little, if anything, to develop it, according to research from Penna Plc.

The research surveyed 1,000 employees and 1,000 managers across the UK, found that 13% of employees described their organisation as doing...

Netherlands – Number of online job vacancies grow

21 January 2016

The number of online job vacancies in the Netherlands grew by 22% compared to 2014, according to figures from Jobfeed, a product of Textkernel BV.

Jobfeed analysed over 9.9 million jobs, which after duplicates were removed, amounted to 1.5 million unique vacancies. Part-time job vacancies, internships,...

UK – LinkedIn reveals the most overused buzzwords of recruitment professionals

21 January 2016

LinkedIn, the online professional network has revealed the most overused buzzwords among the UK’s recruitment professionals and highlight the adjectives that recruitment professionals should avoid this year if they want to stand out from the crowd.

LinkedIn analysed the profile summaries of its recruiter...

UK – APSCo reports excellent member satisfaction results

21 January 2016

The Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo) has reported positive levels of member satisfaction in its most recent survey. In 2015, 95% of members rated APSCo’s performance as ‘good’ or better, with almost a third of all respondents rating it as ‘excellent’.

APSCo states that...

UK – Robots to take over 5 million jobs from humans

20 January 2016

A fourth Industrial Revolution is on its way with developments in genetics, artificial intelligence, robotics, nanotechnology, animation, 3D printing and biotechnology which will lead to 5.1 million job losses over the next five years, according to The Future of Jobs report by the World Economic Forum....

UK – Labour market figures show job vacancies rise

20 January 2016

Labour market figures released today by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show that the UK is still faced with a worsening skills crisis.

Despite the overall rise in job creation, the vacancy rate continues to increase, and is particularly critical in specialist areas such as IT and engineering....

Global – ILO projects global unemployment to rise in 2016 and 2017

20 January 2016

The global jobs crisis is projected to continue for the next two years, despite unemployment falling in many countries, according to the International Labour Organisation’s (ILO) World Employment and Social Outlook (WESO)-Trends 2016 report.

The final figure for unemployment in 2015 is estimated to...