o free up time to capitalise on an expected hiring boom.
The Recruitment and Employment Confederation and KPMG revealed this week that there have been "marked increases" in both permanent and temporary staff opportunities and placements.
According to Cheryl Morgan, spokesperson for online recruitment site Jobsite, this trend is likely to continue well into the future.
She said: "Given how hard the recession hit, it's perhaps unsurprising that the return to recruiting for many companies is cautious but it's likely that vacancies will continue to rise at a steady rate over the coming months."
Ms Morgan went on to advice companies to "track the effectiveness of their different recruitment methods" and keep an eye on where the most relevant applications come from.
Back office services, such as invoices and payroll management, can be passed on to dedicated agencies specialising on outsourcing.…
Jessica-Thanks, and I look forward to continuing our friendship and dialogue in the coming months and years.
Tracey-Thanks for taking the time to share some excellent thoughts. Take that "deep breath" sooner rather than later. It's exhilarating.
Will-Thanks, it's nice to "turn the corner" on some things, isn't it?
Maureen-You sound like my doctor! :<) Actually, the surgeon said "get back to work" and my regular doc was a bit more "cautious". Surgeon won!
Laura-I was beginning to think I was the only one. Nice to meet you ;<)
Steffan-Thanks. I've recently thought how much more difficult dealing with certain medical "issues" would be without access to information and resources that are at our fingertips these days. I feel very fortunate to have the access that I do.…
g to the Lawyer, despite underlying concerns about the performance of the economy, the UK's top 25 law firms "are back in recruitment mode" and are creating job opportunities.
An estimated 2,133 people have already been brought on board to UK offices in 2009-10 alone, with Slaughter and May creating employment for 78 people during the current financial year.
However, the jobs were only for associates and support staff rather than partners, which the publication said suggests companies are still cautious about going full throttle on recruitment.
Some 2,370 people were made redundant by law firms during the downturn.
A recruitment consultant recently advised those planning to set up their own business to target niche markets to increase their chances of success.…
o be mindful of.
Mat Armstrong at the Human Resources Magazine has urged businesses to be cautious when hiring in the current climate.
He comments that the surplus of jobseekers can often lull companies into a false sense of security, especially given that many of these unemployed are talented graduates or those made redundant with years of useful experience.
"Some are desperate enough to falsify CV information or even to secure a fake visa if they are coming to the UK from abroad. And the number of jobseekers could rise significantly over the next two to three years," he warned.
With the over 50s and those aged between 18 and 24 both reaching unemployment highs, it could be important for those looking to set up a recruitment agency to keep both background checks and the surplus of skilled workers at the forefront of their minds.…
detail hard worker. Who has a passions for recruiting and helping customers find the right people for their company. And assisting candidates with not finding a job but, find a career that balance family and work. Human Resources is about changing, affecting and bettering lives. Kathy does that daily."
Not to be nit picky - which I'm sure many of you will think I am after reading this post - but would you want this as a recommendation on your profile? Again, maybe this is the recent college graduate (with a degree in Journalism) in me, but seriously? This person couldn't be bothered with proper grammar, spelling and punctuation, but you want them recommending you as a professional? If Kathy is real, she should be embarrassed about her professional appearance at this point and while I feel somewhat guilty of making her look bad (lesson learned: I won't ever post the persons contact information again), perhaps she should be a little bit more cautious before sending an email, accepting a recommendation, etc. …
of anyone providing crucial identity data to said bankrupt companies, who might (Enron-like) be out to leverage the assets of hopeful employees to their own benefit.
I think a stronger policy would be to teach the candidates 'backbone', and have them deny the companies such data on the first round.
Otherwise, I think Detroit is setting itself up for a grand slap in the face (such as GM recently received) in a class-action lawsuit. I can only imagine how many hungry litigation attorneys are already salivating at the thought of suing such instances of 'privacy invasion' for the maximum penalty allowed by law.
IF a company truly 'needs' to track candidate submittals, why don't they ask for "last place you went on vacation", "favorite color", and "favorite celebrity"? That list of questions should be sufficiently unique, and far less invasive of people's private data.
In an era when identity theft is rife, and hacking and cyber-espionage are so common, who can afford not to be cautious?…
decision and often roles being postponed or canceled. The marketing and creative sector has been particularly hard hit right across the world and our revenues have declined accordingly. We are many respects a start up and we are a very small fish competing with giant multinationals in most markets.
This piece was not written to "advertise" my own business. After all we did nothing clever here at all. We didn't even negotiate the high fee level. It was simply offered. The blog was written because the Japan client story was so unusual and I thought it might be of interest and also becuase it is "upbeat" and I think a positive anecdote,. Indeed the whole theme of rising fees is an interesting trend, maybe surprising at this time, and one which once again has nothing to do with my company's success - but rather a trend which I thought (naively it seems) is exactly the type of discussion point a recruiting forum would value
On a side note it bemuses me to see that a harmless, interesting, unusual story should provoke some of the acidic and very personal remarks found here.…
hem. Yes it may be the devil one knows as opposed to the angel one doesn't know yet but these are tenuous times. You are very corect that employers are rehiring talented people who left and want to come back. The reverse of the counter offer perhaps. I think i have seen more of those in the past three years than i have people taking counter offers. It's a strange world out there in the employment ranks right now. It makes me want to post a job that starts out with, "Only unemployed candidates will be considered". Not sure one can equate hiring the unemployed to dating a fat guy but there is a lot to be said for those who are grateful.
@James, yes you are correct it's a new world and in a lot of cases it's a very cautious new world and not a brave one. I remember the .com well and i remember what came after it when all those little darlings who were paying themselves 100K a year with venture money became part of the walking wounded after the .flop.…