Entries by Riz

What are the Highest Paid Jobs of 2014?

Ever wondered which are the best paid jobs in the UK and what it is like to have one of them? The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has released its Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2014, so we have taken a look at what you need to land one of the top 10 jobs, […]

Using gamification in a recruitment strategy

Gamification personalises, humanises and adds fun to the recruitment process and, in doing so, encourages candidates to engage with your organisation. However, its use is often misunderstood Why you need to explore the use of gamification Gamification refers to the use of game theory, mechanics and design in non-game situations and environments. The term started […]

Job vacancies exceed jobseekers for first time since recession

The number of advertised job vacancies has overtaken the number of jobseekers for the first time since the recession, and average salaries have increased at a greater rate than inflation, according to the latest UK job market report from Adzuna, released today [25 November]. In October, there were 887,771 jobseekers compared to 936,596 advertised vacancies. […]

Recruitment industry challenges Miliband’s proposals for ‘rogue’ recruiter

Measures outlined by leader of the Labour party Ed Miliband to crackdown on rogue agencies have been challenged by many in the recruitment industry. In yesterday’s attack on “cowboy” agencies, Miliband said he would begin consultations before the next election on different ways to ensure recruitment agencies clean up their act. These include a licensing […]

Recruitment industry bodies: why so many?

If there’s one thing the recruitment sector is not short of, it’s industry bodies. With some professions lucky to even have one, recruitment agencies are supported by the well established (such as the Recruitment & Employment Confederation and APSCo), and the new – including the Association of Recruitment Consultancies (ARC), and the Institute of Recruiters […]

Recruiting for recruitment: how agencies attract the best talent into the industry

There’s no other way of saying it – agencies face a big problem,” says Jonathan Graham, founder of Leeds-based IT specialist recruitment firm Inward Revenue. “Ever since tuition fees, expectations of what a university education will give back to people have escalated; graduates have much higher aims. They’re thinking of banking, finance, accountancy, certainly not […]


The so-called skills shortage which is probably one of the biggest challenges currently facing recruiters is being met head-on through a new course being offered by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC). Candidates are the lifeblood of the recruitment industry and without them many businesses would not survive so the half-day course will give expert […]

REC and The Open University launch new series of skills-based courses for members

Recruiters now have an opportunity to update their skills and knowledge through the launch of a range of 13 online courses being offered through a new partnership between the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) and the Open University’s Centre for Professional Learning and Development (CPLD). With each of the courses taking around 30 hours to […]

3 Benefits of Continuous Recruitment

If your company doesn’t have any open positions, what’s the point of recruiting? It’s a question worth considering, and most companies seem to agree with the sentiment: there is no point in recruiting when there aren’t any open positions. In fact, a recent study by CareerBuilder found only 38 percent of employers continuously recruit throughout the year […]

Trends That Will Shape Recruitment in 2015

Come 2015, recruiting leaders globally will have higher budgets and even higher hiring volumes, with a strong need to focus on “quality of hire”.  They will also need a much stronger focus on social networks, and will need to structure a strategy for passive candidate recruiting, which currently only 61% of global companies have. These are […]