Nearly one fifth of UK organisations are unlikely to considerhiring veterans due to negative perceptions of their time spent in the military, according to a study by the Forces in Mind Trust. The most common reason given was a worry that this cohort would not have the relevant skills or experience. “Employers must ensure these… Read More
A website to help military families into meaningful employment has been set up. Visit http://www.forcesfamiliesjobs.co.uk to browse jobs and training opportunities. The portal was set up by the Army, Naval and Royal Air Force Families Federations.
The Recruit for Spouses (RFS) coaching programme supports Army partners as they get back into employment. The programme received a funding boost in June 2019 from the Veteran’s Foundation to help it reach more husbands and wives. RFS is an independent social enterprise, established in 2011. The RFS Coaching Programme is open to all military… Read More
Introduction An employment interview, whether using a structured or unstructured format, is an important element in the recruitment and selection process – with it usually being the first time you will have met the candidate face-to-face. It is also important to have consistency regarding the questions you ask each candidate so that you can compare… Read More
UK organisations are flooded with applications from willing candidates, leaving employers to separate the wheat from the chaff (the CIPD’s recent Labour Market Outlook reported an average of 45 applications for each vacancy). Experienced recruiters therefore become the coveted custodians of one of the most important talent management strategies. Worryingly, a study from the Journal… Read More
The unemployment rate in the Euro 17 countries (those with the Euro currency) reached an all-time high of 12% in February 2013. The wider European Union (all 27 countries) witnessed an unemployment rate of 10.9%. In both zones, rates have risen markedly compared with February 2012, when they were 10.9% and 10.2% respectively. Current unemployment rates by… Read More
The top tips for helping you get on are: Keep your skills and knowledge up to date; Get on with your colleagues; Have integrity; Use your initiative; Deliver; Ditch the attitude of entitlement; and Don’t be self-centered. On the whole I agree with the above seven tips and the reasoning behind them. Use the link… Read More