Category: Job Seeker Blogs

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Five questions recruiters need to stop asking

According to research by Hyper Recruitment Solutions (HRS), 85% of interviewers ask inappropriate and, in many cases, illegal questions, at interview. Most break the law in terms of treating candidates fairly under equality legislation....

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Self-Employed Pilots with Ryanair

Becoming an airline pilot might seem like a good career choice, but not, apparently, if you’re working for Ryanair. In October 2017, Ryanair pilots came under scrutiny by HM Revenue & Customs over the...

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Do recruiters discriminate based on name?

A study from StandOut CV has found that candidates with non-typical ‘British’ names get fewer call-backs from recruiters after submitting their CV. When researchers created two identical CVs, one belonging to ‘Adam Smith’ and...

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Employment tribunals on the rise

Since fees for employment tribunals were scrapped last year, there has been a substantial rise in the number of employees seeking to take action against employers. Back in 2013, the UK government introduced the...

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Racial inequality and the pay gap

  A new study shows that there is still a distinct pay gap visible when it comes to wages and ethnicity. A pay audit found that London’s black and minority ethnic public employees, including...

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Will you need a CV in the future?

CVs could be about to be made redundant. That’s according to some recruitment experts, including Accenture’s former head of recruiting, Jennifer Carpenter. Instead she says, in the future, technology will allow recruiters to pick...