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Comment by Bill Boorman on March 12, 2010 at 8:34pm
Tara,
As the digital Director for Hays, i would be interested in which UK blogs you read if you don't think there is a good one about.
My list would include:
Andy Headworth - www.sironasays.com
Peter Gold - www.hirestrategies.co.uk
Matt Alder - http://recruitingfuture.com/
Paul Harrison - http://www.carveconsulting.com/wp/
Gareth Jones - http://garethmjones.wordpress.com/
Wendy Jacob - http://wendy-jacob.co.uk/
Mervyn Dinnen - http://mervyndinnen.wordpress.com/
Louise Triance - http://ukrecruiter.typepad.com/
Stephen O'Donnell - http://ayeright.com/
There are a few others that I know i have missed out.
mine is the recruitingunblog - http://recruitingunblog.wordpress.com/

Give those a look and see what you think.

Bill
Comment by tom on March 12, 2010 at 7:52am
Is email dying ?

Strange but could be an interesting topic, after researching some blogs and looking at the bigger picture it could be a possibility couldn't it ?

A technology and marketing summit recently posed this question as using social networks and or sms as the new communication tool.

"Email is the digital glue that's holds everything together social networks are for hunting the people,the opportunities etc" and " email is the private channel and social is public " were some of the reactions.

On a recruitment platform emails are the touchbase for most or all contact - I have placed a candidate by email as I am sure some more of you have , sms can work very well for instant response , however are the social networks too open or is it about the message and not the media.

It may be the way of the marketers among us to stick with email , however it may not be for the people , this could be the next step for the social groups .

What's your opinion ?
Comment by Darren Scotland on March 11, 2010 at 6:04am
Comment by tom on March 11, 2010 at 4:56am
After reading a few articles on the online branding , social media aspects of recruitment it seems to be candidates with either good marketing skills ( of themselves) or good software / design skills are starting to produce different types of CV's to stand out in the crowd.

For example CV Trumpet have produced CV Kit to enable a more consistent and logical format for applicants with a money back guarantee which is interesting ( see below).

However the more tech / websavvy applicant is doing more, the question in my head is are recruiters missing out on adding an extra service to applicants instead of receiving the CV and forwarding it on to the client ?




The new CV Trumpet CV Kit draws on new research and insight from recruitment insiders and professional CV writers revealing just the
right balance of information and content to gain interviews.

marketing director Robert Odhams is so confident of the interview-winning power of the new Executive CV Writing Kit he's offering a full money-back guarantee for anyone who isn't completely satisfied with the results after 57 days.

Robert said, "Job vacancies are down by around 52% year-on-year. So CVs are more important than ever in getting job seekers to that all important first interview."

"There are hundreds of books and websites on CV writing. But wading through them all can be a daunting task. Our new CV Kit distills CV writing know-how from hundreds of sources and industry experts and presents in a convenient, logical and powerful new format."

The CV Trumpet Kit has been structured to make it as simple as possible to quickly produce a high-class executive CV.
Comment by tom on March 10, 2010 at 12:50pm
Famous,Rich & Jobless.... did you see ?

Four celebrities continue to learn about the realities of unemployment as they move in with an unemployed buddy in the second part of this documentary, which explores joblessness in modern Britain.


Larry Lamb, Diarmuid Gavin, Emma Parker Bowles and Meg Matthews have been stripped of all their money, clothes and personal possessions, and are experiencing what it's like to be out of work and out of money.

I watched this and it was very eye opening as the main point was Jobseekers Allowance.

It deems that if you are unemployed and claiming Jobseekers Allowance a monetary payment is given to help you seek work according to the programme not to support you as there is no other source of income available to the claimant.

Also i could not understand the view point of giving the monetary amount back to the government if you have obtained work that is over 16.5 hours per week , the reply from one of the famous people when told this was " i am not giving it back i have worked for it " this deems the point that all benefits would also be taken away from the claimant.

Very interesting stuff me thinks !

BBC one.
Comment by tom on March 10, 2010 at 11:04am
Agency Worker Directive ...

After some discussion with my work friends i decided to post this on here as it could affect you if not now then in the future comments are hopefully going to be interesting ..

Amongst a series of other proposals to delay new laws, the government has announced that it intends to delay implementation of the Agency Workers Directive in the UK until late 2011. However it is understood that the legislation will be laid before Parliament as soon as possible after conclusion of a 2nd consultation which is expected to end early in 2010.


Whilst many of you have no doubt heard of the proposed Agency Workers Directive (AWD), do you really understand the possible effect this proposal could have on your business and the recruitment sector?

The general aim of the AWD is to help the EU “become the competitive and most dynamic knowledge-based economy in the world, capable of sustained economic growth with more and better jobs and greater social cohesion” and specifically:

To improve the quality of temporary agency work by applying the principle of non-discrimination
to establish a suitable framework for the use of temps in the EU

Although recruitment agencies are well established in the UK, this is not the case throughout the EU (for example in Italy until recently the operation of an employment agency was deemed illegal). Indeed, some estimates suggest that as many of 1/3 of all agency workers in the EU are based in the UK.

The UK Government is conducting a consultation into the impact of the proposed directive on temporary agency work in the UK.


The main requirements of the proposed AWD are:

An agency worker assigned to work under the control of a client company should not be given less favourable basic employment conditions that a similar permanent worker in that client company, unless this is objectively justified.

The significant employment conditions set out in the directive are:

pay, working time, rest periods, holidays and holiday pay, work done by pregnant women and nursing mothers, children and young people, and action taken to combat discrimination.

Member states can chose not to apply this equal treatment requirement where temporary agency workers meet one of four conditions:

1. the temp is paid between assignments (this is invariably not the case in the UK);

2. the temp is covered by collective agreements (this is also very rare in most industries in the UK) ;

3. the assignment is for less than 6 weeks (this limit is one of the key points being debated with the Government pushing for a limit of 12 months whilst some MEPs believe that the limit should be removed altogether); or

4. there is no comparable worker

Client companies should give agency workers access to ‘social services’ provided to permanent workers.

Agency workers should be informed of permanent vacancies in the client company

Clauses ban temp-to-perm fees which will be null and void
Comment by ukjobsconnect on February 24, 2010 at 9:39am
Dear members of the group,
Good to see a UK Group here. We have recently launched our recruitment networking website in UK. Please join us at http://www.ukjobsconnect.co.uk , you can post FREE Jobs, Blogs, Events, Discussions, Comments, CVs, Create Groups, Post Videos and Pictures and much more.
Comment by tom on February 24, 2010 at 8:25am
Comment by tom on February 24, 2010 at 8:21am
Hi Tom here , just so you are all aware I am about to bring out 2 new groups, Executive Lounge & Euro Executive Lounge both groups are designed to look after the consultants that work in the circles of recruitment.
The groups will be offering members the opportunity to experience the finer things in life at discounted rates, hotels, car hire,flights,private jets,rail travel & serviced apartments and various other services.

The sites have just been named and will be changing daily so if your interested then become a member and special offers etc will be mailed to you as well as seeing them on the main group site.

Thanks for reading and please remember the site will change daily.

P.s if you arent a member you dont get access to discounts so sign up !

Tom.



Comment by tom on February 24, 2010 at 8:14am
Hi Tom here , just so you are all aware I am about to bring out 2 new groups, Executive Lounge & Euro Executive Lounge both groups are designed to look after the consultants that work in the circles of recruitment.
The groups will be offering members the opportunity to experience the finer things in life at discounted rates, hotels, car hire,flights,private jets,rail travel & serviced apartments and various other services.

The sites have just been named and will be changing daily so if your interested then become a member and special offers etc will be mailed to you as well as seeing them on the main group site.

Thanks for reading and please remember the site will change daily.

P.s if you arent a member you dont get access to discounts so sign up !

Tom.
 

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