The pundits may be warning of double dip recession but the Monster Employment Index U.K. shows a three per cent increase in online job opportunities year-over-year with a 20 per cent rise in engineering jobs going a long way to buoying the figures. Surprisingly, despite dire warnings of belt-tightening the public sector is also rebounding strongly with 14 per cent growth.
Julian Acquari, Managin
The U.K.'s Daily Mail and General Trust (DMGT) group would once have been blithely described as a newspaper group with a flagship daily (the Daily Mail) and a stable of regional papers (Northcliffe). Yet the group's Finance Director Stephen Daintith has not only said that revenue for digital advertising will surpass print within 5 years, but that the power for this will come from a mix of the Mail
Evenbase's latest quarterly review of the U.K. recruiter market shows that job boards remain the means of choice for companies looking to hire, with a 6 percent drop in the use of agencies to find staff, a result which Evenbase attributes to HR departments aiming to m
U.K. property market leader Rightmove has published its Interim Management Statement for Jan. 1 to May 9 and the figures are looking good with a 20 percent traffic increase over the same period in 2011. The company enjoyed a record month in January with over a billion page impressions. Rightmove also notes that access via mobile apps "has been of particular note, in terms of rate of growth", but d
Zoopla has just turned another page in the history of British property portals with the acquisition of UpMyStreet - one of the earliest property sites in the country.
UpMyStreet dates back to 1998 and survived the original dotcom boom before running into financial troubles in 2003. It was sold to uSwitch which was in turn bought by EW Scripps and then passed on to the Forward Internet group in 2
According to recruitment software provider Bullhorn British recruiters are world leaders when it comes to adopting social networks. A survey of 65,000 users showed that 87 per cent of U.K. recruiters post their jobs on LinkedIn, a whisker ahead of the 86 per cent of their Canadian counterparts. 85 per cent of Australians and 84 per cent of Ame
The latest Reed Job Index, a benchmark of U.K. recruitment activity shows that Q1 job postings are up 9 per cent year on year with particular growth in construction, engineering, IT, motoring, and purchasing. Indeed compared to the first Reed Job Index back in 2009 total demand for new staff has risen by 42 per cent.
In a statement accompanying the news Martin Warnes, managing director of reed.c
Dan Cohen, sales director of U.K. multi-posting software provider Broadbean Technology, told the APSCo (Association of Professional Staffing Companies) in London that applications to jobs on Facebook rose by 1,000 percent and applications to jobs on Twitter by 500 per
With a 14.4 percent year-on-year growth rate (the largest since 2007), the U.K. spent £4.78 billion ($6.2 billion U.S.) on online advertising in 2011 and looks set to reach the £5-billion mark in 2012.
This was partly due to the explosive take up of mobile and tablet advertising, which saw 157 percent growth to £203 million last year, and the rise of Facebook advertising, estimated to account for
Leading U.K. recruiter Reed has released figures for its Job Index showing that despite difficult times job opportunities in the country rose 9 percent year-on-year in January reaching a two-year high. Twenty of the 34 sectors analyzed showed month-on-month increases and salaries are back to the level of two years ago.