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30.06.2008 - What is the relationship between pay rises and inflation?

In recent days there has been much speculation about the prospects of a 'wages-prices spiral' emerging in the UK economy. This has been fuelled by statements from the Bank of England and the Treasury, and data from IDS on the level of pay settlements has been used to support this. The IDS approach to analysing pay settlements is evidence-based and we describe the picture as we find it. The current picture is that settlement levels in the private sector have picked up – on the back of higher inflation and in a period when recent economic performance in many sectors has been robust (though bets are off as to what will happen in the future). However the IDS data does not support the contention that we may somehow be witnessing a return to the 1970s, when wage rises sought to keep pace with spiralling inflation and, in some accounts at least, fuelled this.
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22.06.2008 - Lee McQueen - A Bad Example of the Recruitment Industry?

The Apprentice winner, Lee McQueen lied on his CV on the show. The REC sets standards for recruitment and would expect recruiters to thoroughly check CVs.
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04.06.2008 - Credit Crunch fuels greater reliance on temporary workers

A quarter of employers questioned in a recent survey expect to increase the number of temporary workers they use within the next six months, citing economic instability as the main reason.
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02.06.2008 - IT Outsourcing Reducing Entry-Level IT Jobs in the UK

Offshore outsourcing has pushed real wages for entry-level IT jobs down over the last five years, while IT professionals in management roles have enjoyed inflation-busting pay rises, according to new research by iProfile.org/Association of Technology Staffing Companies (ATSCo)[1] (Q4 2002-Q4 2007).
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27.05.2008 - Recruitment Survey: Recruiters Not Good at Recruiting?

While many recruiters may be quick to chastise clients for their lack of expertise in hiring techniques, it seems that the industry is not necessarily practicing what it preaches.
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26.05.2008 - Leading Retailer Monsoon joins BeMyInterviewer.co.uk

London, May 2008 – Karen Heather, the HR Director at Monsoon Accessorize Ltd, has joined www.bemyinterviewer.co.uk - Jobsite's interactive video-based website which enables jobseekers to practise for interviews. She joins leading bosses including Duncan Bannatyne, Ruth Badger and Jacqueline Gold in asking candidates key interview questions on topics including money, experience, personality and selling yourself.
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15.05.2008 - Experteer Partners with the Independent Newspaper and Launches in the UK

Leading European recruitment website Experteer has launched a UK website, www.experteer.co.uk, to target the increasing number of senior executives looking for new positions at home and abroad.
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14.05.2008 - Kevin Green Appointed New REC Chief Executive

The Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) is delighted to announce the appointment of Kevin Green as its new Chief Executive.
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05.05.2008 - Cocoabean Recruitment Launch Tree Appeal for National Temps Week

Cocoabean Recruitment in Norwich will be launching its green plan on the back of 'National Temporary Workers Week' (2nd - 6th June 2008), by linking up with Tree Appeal and planting one hundred trees to celebrate their temporary workers.
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04.05.2008 - David Winterburn elected President of ECSSA

David Winterburn, a former Chairman of the Board for the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) has been elected President of the ECSSA, the European search and selection organisation, which he was instrumental in forming.
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