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Rise in female executives

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) figures released have shown that there has been a rise in the proportion of female members on FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 boards. Lord Davies, who launched a review into ‘Women on Boards’ … Continue reading

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Facebook on the hunt for London-based engineering team

Thanks to Computer Weekly for this interesting one… Facebook is on the hunt for 22 new recruits to make up its new London-based engineering team. Based in Covent Garden, the Facebook team is to focus on key areas such as mobile … Continue reading

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More than 900 jobs on track as brand new train factory planned

A consortium has been awarded a £4.5bn contract that will create more than 900 jobs. The consortium, Agility Train, made up of Hitachi and John Laing has won a contract to supply Britain with the next generation of intercity trains. … Continue reading

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Hiya pupil, please avoid slang, ta

A secondary school has instructed its pupils to stop using slang words such as hiya, cheers and ta, to enhance their prospects of landing a top job. Sheffield Springs academy, which is based in one of the most deprived parts … Continue reading

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Prince Charles backs job opportunities for young people

The Prince of Wales has announced that he is to launch a youth job ambassador scheme. The Prince plans to establish the scheme through his charity The Price’s Trust. The charity is to create 100 jobs for unemployed young people … Continue reading

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Graduates without work experience will struggle in 2012’s job market

A report by High Fliers Research indicates that previous work experience in a firm whilst undergoing higher education was a requirement for one-third of graduate vacancies. After surveying the 2012 graduate job market, the research concluded that employers expected to … Continue reading

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Give workers greater say on pay, urges thinktank

A thinktank close to Nick Clegg has challenged David Cameron to give workers a greater say in the running of companies. In a sign of divisions within the coalition over how to tackle “crony capitalism”, the CentreForum thinktank called for … Continue reading

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TheJobPost helps employers shape the future of talent acquisition

28th November saw the first of TheJobPost’s ‘Future of Talent Acquisition seminars’ for HR professionals. The event attracted huge interest and was massively oversubscribed with over 90 delegates from blue chip companies and global businesses including Google, BP, Microsoft, Vodafone, … Continue reading

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25% of Freelancers unemployed

A survey by Manchester’s Enterprise Freelance Fair found that 28 percent of freelancers, including writers, have little or no work. Conversely, 35% were either over-worked or busy, whilst over one third are getting by on less work. The research also … Continue reading

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Investment in Carlow provides job opportunities

Hundreds of jobs could be created in Carlow (Ireland) following An Bord Pleanála’s decision to give the go-ahead for a €60m development in the town. The project includes retail units, apartments, office space and a 640-space underground car park. It … Continue reading

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