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Analysing international job searches – where do people want to work?

Thursday, August 7th, 2014

Indeed, a job site which lists jobs from companies in over 50 countries, have recently conducted research into the location of job searches and postings across the world. From this, they have built up a wealth of knowledge as to where jobs are searched for and posted, leading to a number of interesting results emerging in regards to both the UK and European jobs markets.

The report tracked the number of external candidates searching for jobs within countries, as well as their preferred location and the amount of people searching overseas for work. 9.4% of searches for jobs within the UK come from external candidates, whereas Europe (which in this article amalgamates France, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Spain, Netherlands, Belgium and Ireland) sees an average of 17.2% of searches originating from outside of their respective countries. This slight disparity could be seen to be due to data from Luxembourg and Switzerland, which due to their economies receive higher than average numbers of foreign applicants. The EU can be seen to be in a strong position overall, with a high amount of external searches.

The UK is third highest country in terms of desirability for work, with Italy, Germany and France also making the top ten. Only the UK and India come close to being as desirable as the US as a place to work, according to Indeed’s data, with no other countries receiving over 25% of the total number of external searches done within the US. It can be argued from this point that the UK economy is seen to be in good health, with many overseas candidates seeking to work here as opposed to elsewhere in the EU. The data shows that the UK has more candidates applying internally, as despite the high number of external applicants increasing the desirability percentage; this percentage number is drastically reduced when looking at the candidate searches, implying a larger amount of UK candidates searching for work within the UK.

This hypothesis is confirmed when we look at the number of candidates within a country who are looking elsewhere. In the UK, this number stands at 9%, and so indicates a balancing out of the external candidates searching for British jobs, and the British candidates searching externally. Interestingly, the amount of searches from European countries to other countries is on average 18% of the total.

This further confirms that the UK has a strong job market. In Europe, more people are seeking to leave their country (implied by external searches) than there are people willing to come and replace them, whereas the UK seems static at worst, thereby confirming that the UK is not losing any of its workforce to overseas competitors. The data also tells us that France, Ireland and Spain are the three European countries from which the UK receives most external searches. Arguably this is a hangover from the recent recession, with candidates whose countries have been affected significantly by the recent economic troubles seeking to work in a more stable area.

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Oil and gas recruitment trends changing in 2012

Thursday, January 12th, 2012

In a recent article by The Engineer, it has been reported that the Oil and Gas sector will have to recruit candidates from other industries to meet the demand for extra staff in 2012.

With demand for engineers predicted to grow in 2012 as a result of growing oil and gas exploration, CK Science also reports a shift in the recruitment trends of the Oil and Gas industry.

Liam O’Conner, Director at CK Science explains the recruitment patterns that the scientific recruitment consultancy have experienced,  “The interesting part of this expansion within the oil and gas sector is that it is not just the construction and engineering sectors which has improved, but also the support services. We have seen an increase in the demand for staff such as chemists, analysts, flow technicians and engineers, as well as an increase in demands from sub contract industries as the paint and additive sectors. ”

O’Connell went on to say, “It is all good news for the industry, but there is a shortage of experienced candidates, as over the last 4 years many of the UK professionals in these fields have moved to the Middle East and Far East. We are starting to see these professionals return to the UK, but also notice that a number of companies in these areas are recruiting junior and fresh graduates and offering fast track training schemes.”

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Tuesday, November 1st, 2011

As reported by the BBC, a £36m drug research institute has been opened in Glasgow by Strathclyde University.

The institute will concentrate on developing new medicines to treat cancer, heart disease and strokes, malaria and TB. It will bring together researchers in chemistry, biology and pharmacy.

Strathclyde University invested £28m in the drug research institute and had support from the European Regional Development Fund and the Scottish Funding Council. A further £8m was also raised through fundraising with surgeon and TV presenter Professor Lord Winston.

Strathclyde University is renowned for their expertise and research capabilities within the chemical, biological and pharmaceutical sciences. University Principal, Jim McDonald, stated,

“The investment in our advanced facilities will help our scientists find new and better treatments and reflects Strathclyde’s commitment to finding solutions to the global challenges of the 21st century.

“By bringing together talented multidisciplinary researchers with colleagues in the NHS, business and industry, we are in the ideal position to accelerate the pace of research and translate it into products that benefit patients.”

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Enterprise Jobs “Trailblazers for Growth” Says PM

Monday, August 22nd, 2011

The opening of enterprise zones across the UK, expected to create tens of thousands of jobs, has been announced, reports

The zones are to be opened in eleven locations, including said that the zones will be “trailblazers for growth, jobs and prosperity.”

Mr Cameron continued, saying “it will be those with the great business ideas who are ready to start up” who will drive the UK’s growth. The Treasury announced at the end of July that 100 of 137 reforms proposed in the March Budget’s Plan for Growth have been achieved.

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UK Employment Recovery Haphazard

Wednesday, August 17th, 2011

The UK currently has a jobs gap of around 158,000, according to the Trade Unions Congress (TUC), reports

The figure is worked out based on the Office of National Statistics latest unemployment numbers, minus the figure that was recorded before the 2008 recession. Employment figures are very haphazard country wide, rising 3.3% in London – or 122,000 jobs – and down 2.8% in the West Midland; 70,000 jobs.

London, the East Midlands and Eastern England are at higher employment levels than before the recession, whilst areas such as the North East and South West are still struggling to reduce unemployment to the pre-recession standard. According to the TUC, were it not for London’s employment increase the jobs gap would be double that which it is now. The TUC has said that the employment levels remain below that which they were before the recession.

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REC Reports Further Hiring Increase in July

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011

The REC has released its latest report on jobs for July, which shows further increase of the hiring of temporary and permanent staff.

There was a moderate rise in permanent jobs and temporary billings, staff demand grew at a slower rate than any time in the last eight months and pay growth has quickened from June. Those in engineering and IT were most sought after, whereas other sectors, such as healthcare, stagnated somewhat. Salary rates improved but remained lower than the average when the REC began their monthly surveys in 1997.

The figures show that the “jobs market is continuing to perform well despite general weakness in the UK economy,” says REC CEO Kevin Green. Two years of continuous growth have led employers to keep hiring. Whilst employment is increasing, businesses are still cautious when taking on new staff due to the uncertain economy caused by the current and impending cuts.

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New Jobs: Salary Over Satisfaction?

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

Employees in the UK say that wages are the main motivator when looking for a new job, reports Bloomberg.

Over 54% of respondents in the survey said that their salary is of greater importance than the enjoyment they take from the job. 42% cited job satisfaction as the reason for a change in job, down from 61% just a year ago.

These figures show that people are worried about how Online Blackjack far their pay will stretch; 18% say they regularly run out of money before their pay day, and 36% replied saying their standard of living fell over the previous six months. It seems as though job satisfaction is taking a backseat as people keep up a comfortable home life, something understandable and arguably necessary following the recent recession.

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Scotland is a Good Place for New Science Jobs

Friday, July 15th, 2011 has reported that Scottish unemployment is falling faster than the UK average.

People looking for scientific jobs could find that Scotland is a good place to find work, with 55,000 people finding jobs already this year, across all sectors. Scotland has a lower rate of unemployment and a higher number of people employed on average than the UK as a whole.

First Minister Alex Salmond has said there is “no room for complacency” and the success of Scotland’s reduction of unemployment is down to several employment initiatives by large companies.

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UK Unemployment Falls

Wednesday, July 13th, 2011

UK unemployment saw a 26,000 decrease in the three months to May, reports the BBC.

Total unemployment figures are now at 2.45 million, though the recent decrease means this is now only 7.7% of the population. The number of people in work rose by 50,000 to 29.28 million, the highest it has been for two years.

The number of long free casino online tournaments no deposit term unemployed fell by 37,000 and unemployment rates amongst 16-24 year olds fell by 42,000. 104,000 positions were created in the private sector, more than four times the amount of jobs lost in the public, and average earnings rose by 2.1% in the same period up to May.

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CK Science is Recruiting! Trainee Recruitment Consultant Job – Chesterfield, UK

Monday, March 7th, 2011

CK Science at a Glance…

Part of the CK Group a family of science-based recruitment consultancies CK Science is a leading independent scientific recruitment consultancy for science jobs.

Our highly trained, specialist scientific recruitment consultants are here to help candidates and clients with their recruitment needs within the scientific, chemical, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, food, waste, environmental, and other related industries.

Join our Team!

We currently have a vacancy within our Chesterfield office for a Trainee Recruitment Consultant.

From the Chesterfield office we provide permanent and temporary recruitment solutions to companies employing scientists and engineers in the North of England, the Midlands, Wales and Ireland.

This is sales orientated position with extensive people contact, both face to face and by telephone. We are looking for an outgoing individual with lots of personality who is hungry for success and will enjoy the satisfaction of providing a quality, professional service to both clients and candidates. 

This Trainee Recruitment Consultant  role will focus on the contract and temporary recruitment services we provide and will involve dealing with immediately available personnel and jobs with very quick turnaround times. 

You should have a degree in a scientific or technical discipline (or equivalent experience) as you will be liaising with scientists and engineers on a technical level. A background in sales or recruitment would be beneficial. In any case, you must have excellent communication skills combined with self-confidence and a professional approach

Find out more…

For further information or a confidential chat, please call Russell Oakley or Liam O’Connell on 0114 2839956. Entitlement to work in the EEA is essential. Please quote reference SH21491 in all correspondence.

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