business recruitment

99% Of Senior Finance Executives Say Their Business Will Increase Spending Next Year

99% Of Senior Finance Executives Say Their Business Will Increase Spending Next Year

99% of senior finance executives say their business will increase spending and investment over the next 12 months, according to a survey by American Express. The 2017 Global Business and Spending Outlook, which surveyed 100 senior finance executives at companies in the UK with annual revenues of $500m or more, revealed that businesses are bullish despite political and economic uncertainty. In order to stay competitive against international competition, respondents are planning to spend more on customer service (67%), technology infrastructure (51%) and recruitment (48%) as a priority. While businesses are also looking to strengthen financial reporting and compliance (37%), production inputs (35%) and advertising, marketing and PR (31%) – as transparency becomes increasingly important for c... »

Biased Language In Job Descriptions Prove Businesses Still Hire Candidates Based On Gender

Biased Language In Job Descriptions Prove Businesses Still Hire Candidates Based On Gender

Gender-biased language in job descriptions proves that businesses are still taking a sexist approach to hiring candidates, according to a new study by Adzuna. Their survey, which analysed a selection of traditionally ‘masculine’ and ‘feminine’ words over one million job applications, revealed that businesses still consider some jobs more suitable for men and some more suitable for women. The most popular masculine words, such as ‘lead’ (410,748), ‘active’ (219,468) and ‘competitive’ (202,188), were more prevalent in job descriptions for sales and consultancy positions – while ‘feminine’ words like ‘support’ (519,187), ‘responsive’ (483,428) and ‘understand’(241,741) were more popular in vacancies for social work, nursing and teaching. When broken down by sector, the tech sector is revealed... »

5 Steps to Hiring New Employees

5 Steps to Hiring New Employees

One of the greatest challenges facing every expanding business is securing the right staff. Competent, professional and committed recruits are highly sort after and a crucial ingredient to business success. However, building a team can be a complex task as you look to source people with different skills – but crucially a similar outlook, buying into the company vision and ethos. There is no doubt that hiring the right sort of person is vital for driving continued momentum. While hiring people who just don’t fit in inevitably leads to lost productivity and direction and can further dent staff morale and public perception. The Accountancy Partnership’s (TAP’s) managing director Lee Murphy says there are a number of key areas employers must address ahead of the hiring game to ensure the... »

Business Recruitment in London Expected to Pick Up

Recruitment freezes in London caused by the recession are expected to thaw over the coming six months, and firms are cautiously optimistic about prospects for the economy, according to the latest CBI / KPMG London Business Survey. More London companies (45%) are planning to hire as normal over the next six months, compared with 11% a year ago. Only 16% of companies said that they would have a recruitment freeze during the next six months, compared with 26% a year ago. The proportion of companies saying they would make redundancies over the next six months fell to 29% from 53% a year ago. Recruitment freezes are expected to fall by more than a third to 16%, from 26%. At the same time, the proportion of companies making redundancies is predicted to fall from 53% to 29%. The survey shows a co... »