Manpower Employment Outlook Survey

MANPOWER EMPLOYMENT OUTLOOK SURVEY REVEALS A RETURN TO PRE-RECESSION HIRING PLANS – National Outlook of +8% in Q3 2014, boosted by retail revival – Despite referendum uncertainty, Scottish hiring intentions at a 7-year high – Improvement in public sector jobs Outlook outpaces the private sector 10 JUNE 2014: The UK’s Employment Outlook is at its

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My 25th IFSEC!

I’m not sure if it’s something to boast about or just keep quiet and hope no one notices but I’m pretty sure that this is my 25th IFSEC.  I thought is was my 24th but on having a count up I realised that, no, it’s 25!  I did start very young but even so I

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Employers in skills shortage plea

The availability of candidates for job vacancies is falling, highlighting concerns about skills shortages, according to a new study. Research by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) and KPMG said even though unemployment remained over two million, employers were finding it difficult to fill certain jobs. Pay rates for permanent and temporary staff had increased

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Email Problem

There has been a temporary problem with emails since yesterday. We’ve identified the problem and it will be sorted in the next couple of hours. Thanks  to everyone who called to let me know.

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Are you going to IFSEC 2014? Want to meet up?

I will be at IFSEC for all three days and if you’d like to meet up please email me  – mike@hja.co.uk   I have also organised the Risk and Security Management Theatre again this year.  Please see here for details.  http://www.ifsec.co.uk/Content/Risk-and-Security-Management-Theatre    

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Talent Management Neglected

Only 17 per cent of organisations claim to have a good, integrated talent process and dedicated talent specialists in all disciplines, according to research from business advisory group Orion Partners. http://www.cipd.co.uk/pm/peoplemanagement/b/weblog/archive/2014/05/19/talent-management-most-neglected-after-18-years-of-ulrich-model-finds-survey.aspx  

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Building on positivity in the economy.

We have all see the positive numbers coming out from the government and ONS over the last few months but is this activity translating into a more buoyant security and fire sector and from my viewpoint into more recruitment activity? In short the answer is yes! Even in the depths of the session it was not

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Bank Holidays, Security Events and Man Flu!

I had intended that this blog be published on a more regular basis than it has so far.  However since the last post we’ve had two Bank Holidays, two exhibitions and numerous other security events.  This is without mentioning that I have been suffering with a particularly severe bout of man flu, which I think

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PSI Magazine

I’ve just written an article on Recruitment for PSI Magazine.   It’s aimed mainly at engineers and technical people but hopefully of some general interest as well. http://www.psimagazine.co.uk/issues/psimay14.htm

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