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Will the UK labour market follow US Forecasts; Strong Projections for Permanent and Seasonal Hiring in Q4

Full-time, permanent hiring in the fourth quarter is projected to be the most robust since 2006, and seasonal hiring is poised to outpace last year’s projections by a healthy margin, according to CareerBuilder’s latest forecast. Thirty-four percent of U.S. employers plan to hire full-time, permanent staff in Q4, and nearly the same percentage (33 percent) expect to add seasonal staff. More than half (53 percent) of retailers plan to hire seasonal workers in Q4, up from 43 percent last year. “...

Author: Donna Hickman
Published: 13 Oct 2015

11 Ways to Beat the Monday Blues

Does the start of your workweek trigger overwhelming feelings of anxiety, sadness, or stress? Do you lack passion and motivation on Monday morning? Are you sluggish or tense? If you’re nodding affirmatively, you might have a case of the Monday Blues. “The ‘Monday Blues’ describe a set of negative emotions that many people get at the beginning of the workweek if they’re not happy at work,” says Alexander Kjerulf, an international author and speaker on happiness at work. “It contains elements o...

Author: Donna Hickman
Published: 12 Oct 2015

10 Worst Body Language Mistakes

Our bodies have a language of their own, and their words aren’t always kind. Your body language has likely become an integral part of who you are, to the point where you might not even think about it. If that’s the case, it’s time to start, because you could be sabotaging your career. TalentSmart has tested more than a million people and found that the upper echelons of top performance are filled with people who are high in emotional intelligence (90% of top performers, to be exact). These pe...

Author: Donna Hickman
Published: 08 Oct 2015

How much are you worth? This app can tell you by looking at your CV

Adzuna has built a tool to help employees negotiate pay. A new app by the job search site Adzuna can tell you how much you are worth just by looking at your CV. Value my CV looks at over 100 data points in a CV, from education to employers to job skills, and uses that data to calculate a person’s market rate. It was created by the same data scientist who worked on Rightmove’s house price algorithm. Users can then generate a statistical estimate of their salary alongside suggested jobs, CV imp...

Author: Donna Hickman
Published: 06 Oct 2015

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