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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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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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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Re-elected

I’m pleased to say that at the Security Institute AGM yesterday, I was re-elected as a director for another term (3 – 4 years). As Director of Events I am looking forward to the tasks ahead and to seeing fellow members at events in the future. Fore details of future events, please visit the web site.  https://www.security-institute.org/events/events_overview

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ASIS International European Advisory Council

I am really delighted and honoured to have been invited to join the ASIS International European Advisory Council and looking forward to my first meeting on April 1st (it’s not an April Fool’s joke) in the Hague in advance of what will be a great European Conference. Still time to book by the way! https://www.asisonline.org/education-events/global-conferences/2014-european-security-conference-and-exhibition/pages/default.aspx  

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