Social Media and it’s role when looking for a job.

From making connections, to finding company information, or spotting new job openings before they’re advertised, there’s no doubt that social media now plays an integral role in the job search. But even if you aren’t actively using it to further your career, it could still indirectly help or hinder your chances of being hired. According

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Employer Branding 101

Companies that can communicate a compelling employer brand have an advantage in recruitment and talent retention. In a tight market, a strong employer brand can keep you top of mind and expand the pool of talent you have to draw from. This all sounds great — but where to start? To learn more about what

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UK Jobs Growth Leaves the US Behind

Professional recruitment firms now have 29% more vacancies on their books than this time last year according to new survey data from the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo). Its latest research comes as official figures reveal that that the UK was the G7’s strongest growing economy last year with GDP rising by 2.6% –

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Do you want to be a Data Scientist?

Guest post by Michael Koploy of SoftwareAdvice.com By now, pretty much everyone has heard that “Big Data” will be the next “big thing” to revolutionise how we work, live and communicate. But who will manage the Walmart database that contains over 2.5 petabytes of data from the retailer’s 1 million customer transactions per hour? Who

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What is a Data Scientist?

Data is as strategically important to business as products and services. Today, some companies are built around only data. And the buzz words around the boardroom have been more about data analytics and Big Data for the past few years. As data has taken on such a prime role in business, so of course have

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Recruiting Talent: The War For Time

In a world where time comes at a premium, how can the recruitment process be better? And how can you make sure you’re recruiting talent that’s right for your business. Not only is today’s best talent in high demand, they’re also – to the most part – in full-time employment (often beyond the normal 9-5!)

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UK jobs growth leaves the US behind with demand for professional talent up 29%

Permanent vacancies increase 29% year-on-year Financial Services and IT lead the way in jobs boom Salaries across all professional sectors were up by a robust 3.7% year-on-year Professional recruitment firms now have 29% more vacancies on their books than this time last year according to new survey data from the Association of Professional Staffing Companies

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5 Recruitment Trends to Watch for in 2015

We recently produced our Thames Valley Snapshot for Q4 2014 which gave some very interesting results (see link). This got me thinking, rather than looking back I wondered; what are the things that are going to be important this year? So I’ve come up with 5 Trends to watch in 2015. These are things that

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Why Hiring Managers are Responsible for Business Branding

How businesses treat their candidates during the recruitment process directly impacts the perception of their brand in the market. The public image of a business doesn’t just stop with the marketing department, it is affected by the way in which businesses treat people – that means potential candidates as well as their customers. We have

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