Top Recruitment Articles This Week

Each week the JobsTheWord team picks its favourite need-to-know, interesting recruitment articles from around the web. This week includes, how big data could make job-hunting less stressful, the Onrec Awards and the Irish jobs market.

1: How big data could make job-hunting less stressful…

Amrita Jayakumar posed the question: “What if data could be used to make the job-hunting process a little less stressful?” This was very interesting to everyone here at JobsTheWord. As pioneers in the UK in the use of big data technology in the recruitment arena, we already have the ability to access information freely available on the Internet means that by using our clever bespoke algorithms we can quickly and effectively discover perfect passive and active applicants for employers. We gather information from online sources, and use it to match them with job vacancy advertisements that customers post.

2: Irish jobs market booming…

This week we celebrated both St Patrick’s Day and the Irish jobs market booming. According to the February 2015 Morgan McKinley Ireland Employment Monitor, the number of professional job vacancies in February 2015 was up by 23 per cent nationally compared to the same month last year.

3: Is the UK workforce on board with digital…

According to a recent study by Fujitsu, over half of UK employees feel they are not provided with access to digital services to do their job sufficiently. The study, ‘Digital Inside Out’ revealed a disconnection between the needs of the working population, and the services provided by UK employers. 29 per cent of UK employees said that the ability to do their job is hindered by poor digital services.

4: Why workplace stress needs a conversation…

A new study from the British Heart Foundation reveals that one in five people in the UK feels ‘very’ or ‘extremely’ stressed by their work, with 40 per cent saying their job has had a negative impact on their health in the last five years.

5: The Onrec Awards 2015…

Last night, Onrec held their 11th annual online recruitment awards, and celebrated the achievements of individuals and companies. The ceremony was held at The Grange, St Pauls Hotel in London, and was attended by over 250 people. The awards were a great success and enjoyed by all the participants. David Hurst, founder of Onrec, says “The nominees and winners this year prove again that despite the current challenging economic climate, our industry has been resourceful and continues to triumph”. 

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