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Taplow Recruiter Mandeville Is Home To The Best Recruitment Consultant

Its official, Taplow recruiter Mandeville is home to the Best Recruitment Consultant in London & The South East

Specialist Sales Recruiter Jadie Whitehead-Patey, from Burnham in Berkshire, was delighted to be awarded given the prestigious title of ‘Recruitment Consultant of the Year’ in the REC sponsored London and South East Recruitment awards this weekend. The judges unanimously voted Jadie, who works at specialist recruitment company Mandeville Recruitment, the best in her industry in Friday night’s glittering award ceremony, hosted by TV presenter Paul Ross. Jadie received the accolade due to her outstanding efforts and proactivity in seeking market opportunities, networking and proven evidence of delivering great staff for businesses time after time.

 

Jadie, who started at specialist recruiter Mandeville just 3 years ago with no sales or recruitment experience, is delighted that her hard work and commitment to finding talented people jobs and fulfilling businesses recruitment requirements, has been recognised in this way.

Mandeville themselves were also delighted to be nominated as finalists in three other categories, taking ‘Certificates of Merit’ accolades for both “Recruitment Team of the Year” and “Recruitment Agency of the Year” from 16 other finalists, including large national recruiters – a great amount to celebrate in a market that most people would believe is all doom and gloom.

 

Jadie beat off strong competition to take home the ‘Recruitment Consultant of the Year’ accolade, taking the upper hand over 12 other top performing finalists to be crowned, including regular entrants such as Aston Taylor & Spring Group. Jadie was put forward by Mandeville senior management for this award following her leading performance in the first 6 months of 2009, topping the Mandeville bill in terms of revenue and client generation.

 

A team of consultants and managers from Mandeville, which has its UK head office in Taplow, Berkshire, attended the final awards ceremony on Friday 13th November 2000 to find out if its hard work in the recruitment field was rewarded with the top prize. They were delighted to win both one top spot first time around and be second overall across London and South East for their agency overall, and one of their leading recruitment teams

David Riley, Mandeville’s Managing Director, said: “I am thrilled that Mandeville has yet again been rewarded as one of the top recruitment teams and agencies in London and the South East and that Jadie, who has performed fantastically for us over the past 3 years coming up the ranks from trainee to senior consultant, has lifted this prestigious award. This accolade reflects the dedication, professionalism and commitment of Jadie and the whole team throughout 2009, keeping our company performing in a tougher recruitment market than last year.

Source : Recruitment-International

New NORAS Website Launched

New website unveiled for the UK’s largest online recruitment research project.

The annual National Online Recruitment Audience Survey (NORAS) is the largest online recruitment research project in the UK and to mark the start of the 2010 research across 70 of the UK’s leading job boards, an upgraded and updated website has been unveiled.

Currently in its eighth year, NORAS is the UK industry benchmark for independent online recruitment research and provides audience data on the demographic profile, working status and job seeking habits of online job seekers. The findings can help employers choose the right job board for their recruitment needs and enable participating job boards to deliver a more targeted and accurate sales message to their clients and candidates.

The updated website features information for employers, job boards and agencies about how the NORAS research can specifically help them. An entirely new section called NORAS Labs has also been added, giving visitors an insight into upcoming research projects from Enhance Media, the company behind NORAS.

Giles Guest, Managing Director of Enhance Media commented “An increasing number of employers and job boards recognise the need for independent data about the habits of online job seekers to base their purchasing decisions on. The new website will give them an efficient medium through which they can access the valuable information that the research provides.”

In addition to the site’s new technical features, the graphic design and navigation have been improved in order to make the website more user-friendly.

To see the upgraded site visit www.noras.co.uk where you can also download the NORAS 2009 results for free and use the interactive tool to carry out a detailed analysis of job board audiences.

Source : Recruitment-International

Countdown to REC’s first-ever National Convention begins

The future of the recruitment industry will come under the spotlight today at the much anticipated inaugural National Convention organised by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) taking place at the HAC in central London.

Recruiters and their clients are coming together at the Convention to discuss, debate and learn from experts about the key issues that will shape the future landscape of employment.

At the heart of this is the REC’s influential White Paper, Gateway to Success: Recruitment 2020 which is being launched at the Convention and will be the subject of a panel discussion and five interactive sessions.

Kevin Green, the REC’s Chief Executive, said: “This is without doubt the most important day in the recruitment and employment calendar. We are very much looking forward to giving members the opportunity to participate in the debates about work and jobs in the future.

“This is a groundbreaking event and feedback from it will help to shape the REC’s future agenda. Providing a world-class service to our members is at the heart of all we do and this is another step to ensure this objective is fully realised.”

www.rec-convention.com

Source : Onrec

REC and The Open University launch new series of skills-based courses for members

Recruiters now have an opportunity to update their skills and knowledge through the launch of a range of 13 online courses being offered through a new partnership between the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) and the Open University’s Centre for Professional Learning and Development (CPLD).

With each of the courses taking around 30 hours to complete, they can be studied at a time and pace to suit each individual. This makes them ideal for those unable to commit to long-term study but want to acquire new skills, knowledge and ideas which can be applied to the workplace. 

With the courses come a number of benefits. They include skills development to suit an individual’s personal development and work-based needs. Each has a series of clearly presented and sequenced materials, activities and the support of a expert, who, acting like a personal coach, will respond directly within 24 hours.

The courses comprise a series of activities and cases studies that allow the student to reflect upon and assess current practice, and plan for development. There is also a final end of course assessed work-based activity, which is forwarded to the Learning Advisor who provides personal feedback.

On successful completion of the course, the participant will receive an Open University certificate which can be used as proof of continuing professional development to the REC or an employer, or can be simply added to a personal portfolio of learning.

The 13 courses, for which a ten per cent discount has been negotiated for REC members, range from Managing Performance Through People; Applying Strategic Thinking to Understanding Stress at Work.

Judith Armatage, the REC’s Director of Professional Development, said:

“This is an extremely exciting development for us to be able to offer continuing professional development courses with the Open University, ranked the top UK university for student satisfaction.¹

“Through this partnership, we hope even more members, especially those who cannot commit to longer-term courses, will be able to continue their own personal development programmes so that they are able to acquire new skills knowing that they have both the full support of the OU and of course, the REC.”

Charles Edwards, Acting Director of the OU’s Centre for Professional Learning and Development said of the launch:

“We are delighted to be working with the REC and supporting members with our online CPD courses. Our expertise in flexible, work-based, supported open learning also lends itself superbly to meet the ongoing needs of professionals and our CPD certification distinguishes us from other training courses – it provides the evidence of the quality, relevance and application to practice of CPD activity.”

Full details of the new courses are now available through the REC website, www.rec.uk.com. 

 
 Source :  Recruitment Times

Recruitment figures show signs of improvement for the third month running

The recruitment market is looking more positive as the growth of permanent and temporary staff appointments has now reached two-year and 16-month highs, respectively.

According to the latest Report on Jobs from the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) and KPMG, October marked the third consecutive month of growth in permanent and temporary appointments and there was a marked rise in job vacancies. And although salaries continued to drop, it was at their slowest pace in 13 months. The availability of staff to fill job vacancies continued to increase last month.

Kevin Green, chief executive of the REC, said: “These figures show that the UK jobs market is on the road to recovery, with signs of improvement for the third month in a row. The demand for permanent recruitment is returning as employers start to hire people at an accelerating rate.

Confidence is on the rise with permanent placements increasing at their fastest rate in two years and growth of temporary staff appointments at a 16-month high. Based on the latest findings, we anticipate that unemployment will not reach 3 million in 2010 as some predicted. This again highlights the benefits of the UK’s flexible labour market and a balanced attitude towards employment legislation in terms of keeping people in work.”

Marketing jobs are often the first to be cut when economies slow down, so when companies start recruiting for their marketing departments, it is an encouraging sign that confidence in the economy is increasing.

Steve Mann, managing director of Cambridge-based marketing recruiter, Brand Recruitment, says: “the start of the year was definitely a real slow down, with many companies seemingly battening down the hatches and [ruling out] marketing expenditure. We noticed a complete downturn in the number of marketing jobs being called into us, and from speaking with clients in the marketing agency sector, we also heard that their clients were lowering spends and cancelling planned marketing projects.

The last couple of months have seen a massive increase in the number of marketing jobs called in, with companies actively starting to recruit. This is clearly really positive sign.”

Bernard Brown, partner and head of business services at KPMG, added: “The UK jobs market looks healthier today than at any time in the past two years which is, of course, encouraging news. The [financial] sector tends to lead the recovery and we may well have reached the tipping point into growth, driven by returning confidence in the private sector. However, we are yet to see the impact of the looming public-sector recession on the jobs market, which will play out over the first 12 months of a new parliamentary term.”

So all in all it looks like good news for marketing jobseekers. And that could bring some welcome festive cheer.

Courtesy of HR Magazine.co.uk & OnRec.com

Eco-employee wins bid to appeal

A man has been told he can take his employer to tribunal on the grounds he was unfairly dismissed because of his views on climate change.

Tim Nicholson, 42, of Oxford, was made redundant in 2008 by Grainger Plc in Didcot, as head of sustainability.

He said his beliefs had contributed to his dismissal and in March a judge ruled he could use employment equality laws to claim it was unfair.

But the firm appealed against this as it believed his views were political.

After the hearing on Monday, Mr Nicholson said he was delighted by the judgement for himself and other people who may feel they are discriminated against because of their views on climate change.

His solicitor, Shah Qureshi, said: “Essentially what the judgment says is that a belief in man-made climate change and the alleged resulting moral imperative is capable of being a philosophical belief and is therefore protected by the 2003 religion or belief regulations.”

Mr Nicholson was given permission in March to make his claim under the Employment Equality (Religion and Belief) Regulations 2003 that covers “any religion, religious belief, or philosophical belief”.

But the ruling was challenged by Grainger plc, the UK’s biggest residential landlord, on the grounds that green views were not the same as religious or philosophical beliefs.

Mr Nicholson, who said his opinions affect his whole lifestyle, claimed his views had put him at odds with other senior staff at Grainger and been ignored by managers.

‘Redundancy operational’

He said he had tried to set up a carbon management system for the company, but was unable to work out its carbon footprint because staff had refused to give him the necessary data.

Mr Nicholson also accused the chief executive, Rupert Dickinson, of showing “contempt” for his concerns and claimed he once flew a member of staff to Ireland to deliver his Blackberry which he had left in London.

Grainger corporate affairs director Dave Butler said: “This decision merely confirms that views on the importance of environmental protection are capable of amounting to a philosophical belief.

“Grainger absolutely maintains, as it has done from the very outset of these proceedings, that Mr Nicholson’s redundancy was driven solely by the operational needs of the company during a period of extraordinary market turbulence, which also required other structural changes to be made within the company.

“Grainger rejects outright any suggestion that there was any other motivation relating to Mr Nicholson’s beliefs or otherwise.”

Courtesy of BBC NEWS

Jobs Boom ‘Unlikely’ As Economy Recovers

Unemployment in the UK will rise to 2.75 million by this time next year as the economic recovery fails to boost the jobs market, new research has claimed.

The figure estimated by accountants BDO represents a considerable increase from the 2.47 million people who are currently out of work.

The group said that after falling for several months, its employment index had levelled off at 93.6 in October, virtually unchanged from the previous month.

It said this suggested firms were holding on to staff in readiness for the recovery.

At the same time, public sector employment levels are set to start falling as the Government is forced to introduce cost cuts.

This will lead to further increases in unemployment in late 2010 and beyond, the report said.

The group added that its output index suggested that a strong upturn may still be some way off, as groups failed to grow their order books.

Peter Hemington, partner at BDO, said: “Britain’s bosses will have difficult decisions to make when the upturn arrives, including continuing to take a close look at their workforces.

“Many companies have done their utmost to hold on to staff, so they are unlikely to be advertising for new recruits even when demand increases.

“Unfortunately there will be no silver bullet for unemployment when recovery does arrive.”

But it warned that the flipside of this was that with private sector companies retaining existing staff, there was unlikely to be a boom in recruitment when the upturn took hold.

Courtesy of SKY NEWS