Rough diamonds

Cabinet minister urges corporations to employ more ‘rough diamonds’

Corporations must hire more working class “rough diamonds” alongside employees who have more “polish”, a Cabinet minister has said. Justine Greening said apprenticeships are “just a start” and insisted that companies should not just hire people from the “usual networks”. Businesses should “feel in their heart” that improving social mobility is the right thing to […]


Halfords to recruit 600 trainees in scheme aimed at the unemployed

Halfords is to recruit 600 new trainees over the next year in a scheme aimed at unemployed young people. The motoring and cycling firm said it aims to have a trainee in most of its stores across the UK, teaching them skills and preparing them for work. The eight week placements will be open to […]

Talent recruiters

Emerging talent recruiters still struggling to adapt to demographic changes

Recruiters must do more to connect with Emerging Talent, if they are to fill skills gaps opening as the older generation starts to leave the workplace, according to Charles Hipps, CEO at WCN. As baby boomers start to leave the workforce a generational shift occurs, causing Millennials to become the dominant worker. Speaking at WCN’s […]

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Younger employees urged to check social media to supercharge CVs

Despite three quarters (77 per cent) of young people (aged 14-25) being aware that potential employers are checking social media profiles before hiring them, a quarter (24 per cent) still have no privacy settings in place and further one in ten (11 per cent) are unsure if they are protected or not. This lack of […]


Bolder Barclays launches ground-breaking apprenticeship scheme

Barclays is launching what is believed to be the first apprenticeships in the UK aimed at those over 24 and with no upper age limit for those wanting to join the scheme. Called ‘Bolder Apprenticeships’, this new scheme involves people who are returning to work or starting a new career taking up apprenticeships, working in […]



One of the UK’s biggest accountancy firms will no longer consider an applicant’s qualifications, school or university when selecting trainees for interview in an attempt to increase the diversity of its workforce EY, one of the ‘Big Four’ accountancy firms is to remove academic qualifications from their entry criteria for their 2016 graduate, undergraduate and […]


Barclays to shed 30,000 jobs by 2017

The Barclays workforce could be reduced by up to a quarter in the next two years, as the bank plans to speed up its cost-saving strategy by slashing thousands of jobs, a report has claimed. Up to 30,000 posts are expected to go by 2017, according to The Times, which could see the bank’s global […]

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Millennials identified as dominant workforce for 2015, but a global skilled labour storage is envisaged in five years, at the recent CIPD HR Software Show. Nick Holmes, the UK Managing Director of WCN, hosted an expert session on ‘Emerging Talent’ alongside Anna Byrne, Recruitment Leader at nucleargraduates, sharing views on how important emerging talent is, and the struggle to […]

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Venture Capital Financing in Biotech follows male CEOs and boards

Only 5.4% of venture capital invested in biotechnology companies with women CEOs Biotechnology companies with all-male boards garner 57% of all venture capital financing Women just 3% of new CEO appointments in biotechnology. LIfestream Ltd, a company providing executive recruitment services to the biotechnology sector, announces the publication of its new gender diversity report, “Investing […]