Graduate over-qualification problem is a wake-up call for UK employers

  On the eve of GCSE results, CIPD calls for education funding review and national debate about how to create more high-skilled jobs as graduate over-qualification reaches saturation point. The UK has too many over-qualified graduates entering non-graduate jobs, not realising investment in higher education and creating an unnecessary debt burden for too many young…

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Sun finally shining for young jobseekers

  Employment prospects for young people will continue to rise beyond current post-recession highs. Overall jobs growth set to continue while pay growth edges up but shows little sign of taking off. Against the backdrop of low unemployment and rising recruitment pressures, UK employers are increasingly turning to young talent to fill their skills gaps,…

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Is the candidate pool really drying up or are you just wading in the wrong waters?

The results are in! We surveyed hundreds of HR professionals for our Recruitment and Retention Trends report and learned that employers are struggling to find talent for open positions, with more than half of the respondents saying that it is their biggest problem. Here’s a quick glimpse of how HR professionals think their companies are doing…

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Free talent acquisition and retention webinar

Your great may only be average! …and other revelations from our talent survey.  Join PI Worldwide for a live webcast on Wednesday, July 29, 2015 when we unveil the results of our Talent Acquisition and Retention Trends survey and delve into the implications for HR professionals and businesses everywhere. During the session PI Worldwide’s Matt Poepsel, Ph.D. and…

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Pay growth strengthens while employment growth cools

  In response to the latest ONS employment and pay statistics published today Mark Beatson, CIPD Chief Economist, comments: “The new figures suggest that the recent increases in employment may be starting to level off, which appears to be hitting the short-term unemployed and  young people in particular.  The government needs to ensure that it…

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Five Tips For Increasing Employee Retention and Engagement

5 tips for increasing employee retention and engagement [INFOGRAPHIC]

Most HR professionals put the lion’s share of their hiring efforts into finding, attracting, vetting, and securing the right person for the job. But what happens after they make the hire is as important, if not more so. Keeping staff engaged once they’re on the job can be incredibly challenging…and costly. The 2015 National Job…

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Why workplace diversity must be about more than just gender or race

  If you’ve had a discussion recently about workplace diversity, then the chances are that it was focused around either age, gender, race, physical ability or sexual orientation. And, of course, there are incredibly valid reasons for having those discussions. After all, not only is it vitally important that our companies and organisations accurately represent…

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Are you overlooking talent by ignoring voluntary experience?

Less than one fifth (16%) of employers ask about candidates volunteering on application forms and under a third (31%) ask about it during interviews. Employers are missing out on candidates with valuable skills by failing to recognise volunteering and social action experience during the recruitment process, according to a new joint publication from the CIPD…

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