Why future recruitment will be all about data

“OK, I’ve got to say GDPR, but I’m not here to sell expensive consultancy to bring back all those dreadful memories of BS5750 and Y2K.” writes Clive Jefferys of telecoms recruiter JMA Network. “However, as the new age of opt-in, consensual data dawns, the impact on employer recruitment processes will be far reaching.” Fortunately for

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Just when we all thought Nokia had gone forever…

Just when we all thought Nokia had gone forever… I was still lamenting the demise of the Nokia brand… but it seems there is some life left in our Finnish Grand-dad of Mobile Devices after all! Hurrah! (call me a sentimental old fool if you like) Admittedly it is a product made under licence in Taiwan,

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Why recruitment is like watching TV! commsDealerlogo

Our MD, Clive Jefferys, wrote in Comms Dealer today : While on-site with a client to review recruitment strategy we discussed the need to offer better incenties for people to join them, better hours, better pay, more interesting work. After all, 93% of people are in work, and they won’t move just for the sake

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Time to end The Summertime Blues. commsDealerlogo

As I write at the start of September our vacancy board has pretty much the same jobs on it as six weeks ago, plus half as many again of new ones that have come in since. We bust our two month target in early July, but since then most companies have struggled to get much

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Don’t bank on easy hires. commsDealerlogo

Don’t bank on easy hires as the balance of power shifts in favour of candidates: I can take immense please in saying ‘Told you so…’ if you care to check my blog for February last year. Part of that article was referring to Stephen Hester, the now departing RBS boss. You’ll recall that politics forced

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The great ‘job swap’ has begun! commsDealerlogo

It seems that January pay day precipitated the greatest number of resignations across UK industry for many a year. It sounds paradoxical, but if you want to improve your job prospects the best thing you can do is leave your job. It turns out a lot of people have secured a new role in January

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What do candidates really buy into? commsDealerlogo

So the latest TUC survey shows that whether you can feel the benefit of the economic recovery is dependent on where you live in the UK. No surprises there. London powers ahead followed closely by Manchester and Birmingham, but for most people, in most places, all they know is that life is still tough. The

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