Recruiter boasts of power to stop benefits on Twitter

Thu, 15/08/2013 - 20:55 -- nick

A senior recruiter working for Amazon has boasted on Twitter of her power to stop the benefits of those sent to her for interview.

Kelly-Jane Stone from Watford used the Twitter account @DietQueen to bash unemployed people who came to her for work, calling them "suckers" and writing of her power to get their benefits stopped.

Stone has since been suspended from the Transline Group in Hemel Hempstead, which holds an account finding staff for online retail giant Amazon.

Companies should not favour unpaid interns, says report

Fri, 24/05/2013 - 15:03 -- nick

Companies that favour unpaid interns when they recruit staff are missing out on talent from poorer backgrounds.

That is the warning from a government-backed report, Graduate Recruitment: the HEAR and Now, written by the Association of Graduate Recruiters (AGR) and Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services (AGCAS), which found that social mobility is being harmed by some companies' restrictive recruitment practices.

Looking for work takes longer and is harder, says survey

Wed, 27/02/2013 - 13:37 -- nick

The total time needed to find a new job has risen by a quarter, a new survey has found.

Randstad, the specialist recruitment company, asked 2,000 jobseekers about their hunt for work, and found:

• The interview process for a new job has increased by 1.5 hours
• The number of roles requiring aptitude or technical testing has doubled to 29%
• Employers now take 5 weeks and 6 days to fill a job, up from 3 weeks and 4 days five years ago
• Interviewees relying on internet to prepare take twice as long to secure a role compared to five years ago

How not to get a job...

Tue, 30/10/2012 - 18:49 -- nick

Recruitment software company Bullhorn have carried out a survey of recruitment consultants to find out what actions are most likely to stop applicants getting a job from them. Anyone looking for a job should read this excellent Telegraph write up of it. Some of the advice is contradictory but that only shows that where human beings are involved there is no one right answer.

Some of the advice should be put in to practice by all jobseekers straight away:

Public sector is struggling to recruit, says new report

Fri, 22/06/2012 - 14:06 -- nick
The Government's spending cuts are creating recruitment problems for public sector organisations as people "shy away" from the sector, a new report warned today. The image of public sector employment is being hit, particularly at senior level, a study by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) revealed. The survey of more than 500 employers found that four out of five reported difficulties in filling vacancies over the past few months.


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