Comparison of IT Salary in UK

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Randstad Technologies have recently released the findings of the 2014 Salary Survey, showing the differences, or lack thereof, in technical salaries across the UK. With a tradition of higher salaries in the capital, and lower salaries offered regionally, how does the South East fare on the pay scale?

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The Benefits of Apprenticeship over University Degree

The common saying is that school days are the best days of your life, but that’s before you get to university. Streamlining your education into a subject you enjoy and love with the aim of moving into employment in that field afterwards can seem a long way from the subjects that you loathed at secondary school.

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Infographic: Executive Recruiting – How Does It Work

Executive Recruiting
Ever wondered how executives get recruited for the positions they occupy? Well, if you did, then the people at Pierce Grey, the executive search and recruiting firm, have got you covered.

They’ve come up with a handy infographic that covers all the major angles of the executive hiring process and all the steps leading up to it. In fact, you can check out the infographic itself right here, on their website.

Now, let’s get down to a summary of the details.

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Guide to Hiring Best Employees for Manufacturing Plants

Running a manufacturing facility requires a combination of the right location, equipment, finances and human resources. While many manufacturing processes are designed in a way that minimizes human error, it’s still important to make sure that a company has access to the best employees for its budget. The following guide supplied by Peachey Plant Hire of the Gold Coast ( provides effective tips and tricks for hiring manufacturing plant employees.

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How to Find Best Employees for Small Business

How to find best employees
As a business owner, you understand the importance of having a well-trained team of employees to run your business. Each employee plays a critical role in the overall function the facility, but growing businesses have a need to expand their team and to hire skilled workers to fill new openings in the company. The unfortunate truth, however, is that many companies struggle to find the right individuals to fill specific openings. You certainly do not want to compromise when hiring employees because how important they are to developing or manufacturing your products, serving your customers or otherwise assisting the company through administrative functions. There are a few steps that you can take if your company is expanding and you are looking for effective labour hire solutions. If you’re in Brisbane, you can look at the companies like AWX for your labour hire needs.

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Finding an Engineering Position at a Small Company

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Competition in the job market, especially among highly skilled positions like engineers, can force people into positions they take out of necessity. Some of these positions pay well, others offer great benefits, but few offer the whole package. You’re more likely to find these opportunities at a startup, but you trade some of the financial incentives for more fulfilling work. Companies with fewer than 500 employees are engines of job creation.

Here is how you can get in with the right crowds.

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Recruitment Tips for Hiring Financial Employees in Small Business

Recruitment Tips
Running a small business means getting the most out of all available resources. From staff to office space, finding and recruiting the right people and the right environment are integral to the success of any small business. It is not easy to find those employees who will take your business to the next level. The first step is to understand your needs and, in turn, document the types of candidates that will help you meet those needs. Here are some important things to look for when searching for the ideal candidate for internal audit compliance jobs.

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How to Bring out the Best in Your Employees

How to bring out the best in your employees
No business owner or leader wants to hire mediocre employees. They all want the best employees to work for them – those who will provide best customer service, develop the best products, and in doing so help the business grow. The reality is it doesn’t quite work out this way. It starts with hiring a really good employee, who is eager to learn new things and contribute to the business. After some time, however, this passion starts to fizzle out and the employee gets stuck in the rut of doing everyday chores. The end result is the business owner doesn’t get what he had hoped when he hired the employee.

So, what motivates employees to continue giving their best to their employers? What can business owners do to bring out the best in their employees so it creates a win-win for both employees and employers? Here are some tips.

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How can Small Business Attract Young Employees

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When it comes to hiring employees what do business owners value more – experience or fresh ideas? In other words hiring experienced employees or young ones? Both can be useful in their own right. Experience can help avoid mistakes that someone would make when he doesn’t quite understand all nuances of business. On the other hand fresh ideas are the lifeblood of any business. Without them businesses will not be able to compete in this hypercompetitive world. Many business owners are on the fence about hiring young employees because they think that they are not quite reliable. They tend to make mistakes hurting the business in terms of lost customers and sales. However, as I will discuss below hiring young employees does have its advantages.

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Where Did All the Tech Jobs Go?

Technology Jobs
There are two sectors of the economy that are supposed to be impervious to unemployment – healthcare and information technology. Tech jobs are supposed to be a constant employment source given the proliferation of mobile computing and the growth of cloud computing. The rise in technical schools, technology boot camps, and IT certifications makes it seem as if the field of technology is only on the upward path.

Overall profits reported by technology companies in the last few years also indicate steady growth in information technology. While not moving as fast as the dot com bubble of the 1990s, industry earnings doubled between 2008 and 2012 and reached over $182 billion in 2012. All predictions had previously indicated that 2013 would also see growth. The forecast was for 7 to 10 percent growth for the entire industry. So many were surprised in 2013 when powerhouse companies such as IBM, Cisco, and even Zynga laid off thousands of workers worldwide. The reasons cited were lack of growth, falling stock prices, a need to restructure, and shift to focus on core products. Two startups blamed the market, stating that buyers weren’t ready for their offerings.

Read on to see the worst offenders in IT job losses and the reasons given by the companies.

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