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Struggle for talent continues despite rise in unemployment – REC

A few things are highlighted in this article from the REC, unemployed numbers are increasing, vacancies are increasing but real wage growth is falling and the skills mismatch that the country faces.   Today’s labour market statistics published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), based on data from October-December 2017, show that both the…

Unemployment rises in Cumbria

Unemployment has risen in Cumbria for the second month in a row in January. Nationally, unemployment unexpectedly rose for the first time in two years. Figures for the final quarter of 2017 showed an increase of 46,000 to 1.47 million. Ian Brinkley, acting chief economist at the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, said there…

How to use your online brand for career progression

The Internet has fuelled a lot of changes in the career progression game. According to research by ExecuNet, 77% of recruiters said that they used search engines to find background data on candidates. Not only that, 35% eliminated a candidate because of what they found online. Your online presence is your personal brand. In other…

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