Category: Human Resources

Top 10 – Most wanted workers in the UK

Britain may have one of the largest economies on the planet; however there is still a shortage in skills and services that provide for our society. The top  10 areas of worker shortages are:

1. Teachers

Teacher training courses for primary and secondary schools has fallen by 9 per cent in comparison to last year. This has raised worry of a growing shortage of qualified teachers in vital subjects. The most dramatic falls are in Physics (30 per cent), Maths and English (both 15 per cent), Information Technology (16 per cent) and Geography (14 per cent).

2. Nurses

Britain has suffered from a shortage of nurses for several years and the Royal College of Nursing is warning that around one third of all nurses (180,000) are due to retire within the next 10 years, the demand for nurses is at its height.

3. Social Workers

There are 1.2 million social workers in the UK, but at least a further 130,000 are needed to meet society’s current demand. In some parts of the country, the shortage is so bad that local authorities are paying for officials to travel abroad to recruit experienced staff.

4. Caterer

Despite the popularity of shows like ‘Master Chef,’ the UK catering industry is facing a shortage of qualified chefs. Since 2007, demand for chefs has increased by 6 per cent. It is estimated that a further 15,000 more chefs are needed to meet current demand and as Britain prepares for 2013.

5. Building Trade

Research by the sector skills councils has revealed that 13,000 construction workers and 1,500 electricians and plumbers are needed every year leading up to 2013.

6. Engineers

According to the Royal Academy of Engineering, less than half of all university engineering undergraduates go on to work in this field upon graduation. A shortage of 20,000 engineers in the UK; major firms such as Atkins being forced to recruit qualified engineers from overseas, notably India and China who between them produce more than half a million engineering graduates each year.

7. Dentists

The shortage of dentists in the UK is preventing around 2 million people from gaining access to an NHS dentist. The government has announced measures to target trainee dentists at areas most in need of NHS services and has pledged to increase the number of dentists by 25 per cent.

8. Midwives

The dire shortage of midwives in this country is forcing some maternity units to turn expectant mothers away, according to the Royal College of Midwifery. Figures show that there are currently 25,000 midwives across the UK but 55 per cent of them work part time and a high percentage is due to retirement in the next few years. This has created a shortfall of 10,000 which is set to increase as the birth rate continues to rise at 12.5 per cent every year.

9. Veterinary Surgeons and Staff

Britain is a nation of pet lovers but despite their being more than 16,000 practicing vets, many more are needed. Vets have been on the National Shortage Occupation List for a number of years. Yet despite the Government making it easier for students to gain entry to university to study veterinary science, the UK still faces a shortfall.

10. Information Technology Consultants

Across the IT industry, Britain faces a chronic shortage of IT staff. The British Computer Society warns that there has been a 25 per cent shortfall in the number of computer science graduates in recent years with as many as 150,000 new entrants needed to meet the demands of business each year.

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    Job Searching with social media, the stats revealed

    With the ever increasing prominence of social networking sites in our daily lives, brings along a spate of new methods of recruitment via social media. We recently stumbled across the very informative and lovely info-graphic put together by the team at which helps to highlight some of the facts they discovered over the past year about job searching with social media.

    What impressed us the most here in the office is the fact that, in the past year alone “14.4 million people have used social media to find a job”. Wow, we nearly fell of our chairs when we saw that one! This stat alone gives plenty of weight to the case that social media should be amongst any HR managers arsenal of recruitment tools.

    As we use it daily for such purposes, we weren’t surprised to read that LinkedIn was the most popular social network for finding a job or likewise a candidate. Here at Net-Recuit we appreciate the powerful networking and candidate sourcing features it provides us with.

    It’s also interesting to see that most of the figures appear to be on the rise from previous years. If this trend is to carry on then it’s safe to say that social media isn’t one to be neglected for your next recruitment campaign.

    Enough teasers, read the stats for yourself below:

    The rise of social recruitment

    Here at Net-Recruit we appreciate the value of social networks in a recruitment campaign and ensure that along with posting your vacancy to the UK’s top job boards we also submit it to the most popular social networking sites including facebook, twitter and LinkedIn.

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      Top Ten Highest Paid Jobs in the UK 2012

      As a job candidate the online recruitment process can be a tough ride, but if you have have the qualifications to walk the walk and you play your cards right then you might find yourself in contention for one of the highest paid jobs out there, join us as we count down the top ten highest paid jobs in the UK 2012…

      Head of a major organisation £114,540 pa (Average)

      Directors, Chief Executives and General Managers fall in to this cateorgory. On average, these titles can offer you a minimum of £49,000 a year up to a staggering £219,300.

      In a recent PWC survey, 4.8% of directors claimed their board meetings lasted longer than 10 hours!

      Medical Practitioner £82,960 pa (Average)

      Doctors, Hospital Service Consultants, Surgeons and Psychiatrists are a few of many other professions that fall in to this cateorgory. Diagnosing illnesses, diseases, physical injuries and prescribing treatments with medication could earn you a minimum of £35,000 pa up to a huge £120,048 pa.

      88% of GP’s say their workload has risen in the past 5 years!

      Senior Government Official £78,182 pa (Average)

      Assistant secretaries/Grade 5 (government); diplomats; MEPs; MPs acting as elected representatives of national, European or regional parliaments can end up with an income between £73,000 and £80,000 pa.

      MPs elected to the last (2005-2010) parliament were four times more likely to go to prison than the average Briton, Private Eye reports.

      Aircraft Pilot £74,442 pa (Average)

      Airline Captains, Flight Engineers and Flying Instructors regulate, adjust and attend to engines or navigate aircrafts and give flying lessons. These types of positions can earn you £45,000 up to a massive £89,000.

      Pilots flying high-altitude, high-latitude routes are in the top 5% of all workers exposed to radiation, ranked by dose.

      Dental Practitioner £60,000 pa (Average)

      Dental Surgeons, Orthodontics and periodontists who can diagnose oral diseases, prescribe treatments and refer patients to specialists fall in to the Dental Practitioner group. This particular kind of job can earn you a £40,000 – £60,000 salary a year.

      Dentists in Buffalo have discovered that you are not supposed to brush within 6 feet of a toilet. The airborne particles from the flush can travel up to a distance of 6 feet.

      Finance Manager £59,000 pa (Average)

      Credit Managers and Financial Directors of a business plan, organise and direct financial information. In this industry, your salary can increase from £27,000 up to £104,000.

      A third of hiring Financial Managers believe that candidates stretch the truth in interviews.

      Senior Police Officer £58,700 pa (Average)

      Chief constables; assistant chief constables; chief inspectors are all part of this division. On average, these professionals can earn £51,000 to £63,000 a year.

      A Police Federation national survey showed 98% feel morale in the force has fallen owing to planned police budget cuts.

      Air Traffic Controller £56,800 pa (Average)

      Flight Planners and Ground Movement Controllers prepare flight plans, maintain radio and radar contact with aircrafts and authorise arrivals and departures of aircrafts. Earning £47,000 – £69,000 a year, doesn’t seem so bad.

      To prevent on-the-job fatigue, controllers in Germany and Japan have beds at work so they can cat-nap during breaks.

      Mining/Energy Manager £53,000 pa (Average)

      Operation Manager and Quarry Managers. This industry is all about directing activities, supplies and resources for extraction of minerals and other natural sources. This job is rather demanding but can earn you a huge £38,000 – £68,000 a year.

      Each person in the UK consumes an estimated four tonnes of quarried aggregates per annum.

      Business/Financial Broker £52,000 pa (Average)

      financial brokers; foreign exchange dealers; insurance brokers deal in commodities and foreign exchange on behalf of clients or their own accounts. This group can earn £23,700 – £49,500 a year.

      Stockbrokers are more likely to be reckless and manipulative than diagnosed psychopaths, a study by University Gallen says.

      So there we have it! Think you’ve got what it takes to land one of these positions? Why not view our recruitment help section to help you get started.

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        Recruitment Managers – Top tips for getting hired

        Obtaining your dream role as a recruitment manager can be achieved if you consider and pursue the right steps, at the right time and in the right direction. The industry is very competitive these days, therefore, you need to showcase some exceptional qualities for any company to trust your judgment and allow you to undertake their next recruitment exercise.

        Naturally, it would be beneficial to have some experience in  the recruitment industry, during an interview you should try and have a demonstrate a background of knowledge in the core values which some companies hold in high esteem when they are searching for recruitment managers or human resources professionals online.

        However, that aside, it is also a known fact that most successful recruiters did not study human resources back in school. They got into the profession, with their natural gift and they made it to the top.

        Basic Requirements

        For you to succeed in getting recruited online as a recruitment manager or consultant, you should
        show that flair for interactivity with different types of people, you also have to show that you are naturally
        outgoing and self motivated.

        You might be wondering how the companies will identify these treats. Most companies recruiting for
        recruitment managers or human resource executives make all applicants go through personality tests
        online. Such an online personality test will enable them identify the type of person you are and how social
        you can be…

        Here are our top 3 tips for helping you land your ideal role as an online recruitment manager…

        First Tip – Develop your talent management skills

        Acquisition of talent is the basic interest of most multinational companies and talent management is
        one of the key factors potential employers will be looking for as they access your online application.
        If you can give references of your success in managing talents in a variety of different fields, it will definitely give you an edge in your online recruitment job search.

        Second Tip – Price negotiation

        As you will be uploading your CV and application online for that recruitment management job, try as much as you can to tell whosoever that will have access to your application about your abilities in price negotiations. Most companies would like not to over pay their staff and they know that the best time to curb that is from the recruitment exercise. Therefore, if they know you’re a professional price negotiator, your application will be given better consideration.

        Third Tip – Ability to spot lies

        If you can identify when people are telling lies, you will be a hot cake in the industry. Most applicants lie a lot in their curriculum vitae and companies will pay anything to get the truth from any potential client about their past and their personality. Therefore, if you can prove to your potential employers that you can identify lies through interaction together with the available hard copy of any potential employer they will have no option than to choose you.

        If you can implement the tips from this article, you will definitely grab that recruitment management job
        you desire.

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