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How much value does a new recruit generate

Ok – it all depends on the role. A sales person might generate a bigger return on investment, but without support staff the business can’t function. So what’s a good return on your investment. Again, that’s impossible to…

December 29 2011

Positive discrimination for young people

We sometimes end up having those slightly awkward conversations with clients – “well, you know what we want to say… but are we allowed to say it?”. And so it goes on, a bit of sparring and talking…

December 29 2011

how do you want candidates to describe themselves

Quite recently the Youth Employment Taskforce Report stated that the main goal of employers is to find people with the right attitude and ability to work with others. It should follow that jobseekers try to convey the attitude…

December 19 2011

91% of recruiters screen candidates using social media

This is a pretty big stat! Reppler, a service that helps you manage your online profile, has carried out a piece of research which has some amazing results. Not only are 91% of recruiters using social media in…

December 15 2011

No incentives for hiring an apprentice yet

After all the hype surrounding youth unemployment – how easy is it to access the money that the Government is promising, and how much help can businesses actually get? It sounds great doesn’t it, a £250 million vocational…

December 12 2011

Any apprenticeships down south

According to the Associated Press – 70% of apprenticeships are in the North. Not only is there the a real North – South divide occurring, research has apparently shown that “fewer than 1% of young people in the…

December 09 2011

Charging students to work for you

As the argument rages about whether minimum wage legislation should be enforced for all, or interns should be exempted, some organisations are going even further. An organisation called Etsio is actually advertising vacancies where the intern has to…

December 06 2011

Are you recruiting more experienced candidates

Although it’s quite subdued at the moment, there’s more and more talk about an “expectations gap” between young jobseekers and recruiters. Looking at youth unemployment, the massive disparity between general and youth unemployment has some common explanations. But…

December 05 2011

Using social media to find a job

Where are you advertising your vacancy? Are you ensuring that you are engaging, or the jobsite you are using, is engaging with candidates? Econmatters / Jobvite / MBA Online have done some research to show how people are…

December 02 2011

Not paying your interns

We have already talked about internships and the legal issues surrounding paying interns. The law is quite clear about who should be paid and who is exempt – but there are still lots of companies who are not…

December 01 2011

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