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Friday, 30 September 2011

Our most popular UK Jobsites

We are in the process of moving our jobsites to a bigger, faster server this morning.
We apologise for any inconvenience caused but as time goes on, you will see that we are becoming smoother and slicker.
The jobsites in question are;

www.GreatBritishJobs.co.uk 
A free to advertise jobsite with free access to our jobseekers. Great choice of UK jobs, social media broadcast of jobseekers and simple upgrade options.

www.EastMidlandsJobs.co.uk
A free to advertise jobsite with free access to our jobseekers. Great choice of jobs around the East Midlands area, UK, simple upgrade options.

www.Just4Medical.co.uk
A free to advertise jobsite with free access to our jobseekers. Great choice of Healthcare and Medical Jobs around the UK, simple upgrade options.

We apologise for any inconvenience this morning.

Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Sliding Scale Fee or Fixed Fee?

A very quick survey!
In your experience (wether you are a recruiter or a HR person) do traditional recruitment agencies charge on a sliding scale basis or fixed fee?

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Twitter Name Squatting and how to claim an unused Twitter account

I recently had another brainstorm regarding a new online recruitment related business idea! **eyes roll**

This one is for a recruitment directory called Career Town. (No link yet as the website isn't operational)

I have held the .co.uk for a number of years and felt ready to embark on this venture with the help of a very good web developer.
One of the first things I wanted to do was to make sure that I could register the name on Twitter and Facebook to allow me to post relevant news and information on the top social media sites.
Facebook wasn't a problem, I'm still amazed that their are lots of usernames still available. I created the http://Facebook.com/CareerTown with ease and currently have 46 Likes so I was able to quickly claim the username.
Twitter on the other hand was a little more difficult. I searched and found that someone had been Twitter Squatting (I think that's the correct term!)
Anyhow, I registered the name http://Twitter.com/CareerTownUK
After a few days and a fair bit of reading, I enquired with Twitter about this and they referred me to their section on Name Squatting Policy There were a lot of big scary words like "Brand Impersonation" and "Trademark Infringement" Well, I thought, I have the website, I have the idea so in a sense I was right to enquire.
I was really quite astounded that Twitter took a total of 8 days (not working days) to assist me in making my claim. I now have the Twitter account that I wanted http://Twitter.com/CareerTown
So thank you Twitter, your customer service is far superior than that of Facebook (that's another story)

National Minimum Wage increase

Did you know that the National Minimum Wage will be increased from 1st October 2011?
The rates as taken from the Direct.gov site are;

Rates from 1 October 2011

The NMW rates are reviewed each year by the Low Pay Commission and from 1 October 2011:
  • the main rate for workers aged 21 and over will increase to £6.08
  • the 18-20 rate will increase to £4.98
  • the 16-17 rate for workers above school leaving age but under 18 will increase to £3.68 
  • the apprentice rate, for apprentices under 19 or 19 or over and in the first year of their apprenticeship will increase to £2.60
 All temporary staff that we have out on assignment will be receiving the increase. Will your staff?

Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Free Job Advertising in the UK

We are pleased to announce that our portfolio of UK JobBoards are now FREE OF CHARGE!

We are offering each and every hiring company and recruitment agency access to our system to be able to advertise unlimited jobs and search our CV database for FREE. That's zip! Nada! Niente! Niets! :)

You will need to register and choose the free plan. Start advertising for FREE today!

The following site descriptions may help you in making your choice of JobBoard;
www.GreatBritishJobs.co.uk - Great UK Jobs, Great CV
www.EastMidlandsJobs.co.uk - only local jobs - the regions recruiter
www.Just4Medical.co.uk - UK Medical and Healthcare Jobs

For Jobseekers, now is a perfect time to search and apply for all vacancies as we have already seen a marked increase in job postings.