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Article 2 – News in Brief We thought we’d give you a selection of some of the jobs and recruitment stories making the rounds in the last week or so. Have you read anything interesting, funny or newsworthy? Drop us an email at enquiries@assetresourcing.com or follow us on Twitter @AssetResourcing and tell us. If it’s befitting our esteemed newsletter, we might include it next month! How Much Overtime Do You Do? Alan Jones writing in last week’s London Evening Standard has suggested that according to the TUC, 5.4m people worked more than their contracted hours for no additional pay in 2013, amounting to £640m of unpaid or ‘free’ work. The article goes on to say that one in five workers do almost eight unpaid hours a week with the highest proportion of workers, an estimated 900,000 coming from London. Breaking it down further, it seems that workers in their early 40s are most likely to do unpaid overtime, and the most common jobs where employees go over and above are, unsurprisingly, in education, professional, scientific and technical jobs. Do you work overtime without being paid? What are your thoughts? Do you mind putting the hours in or do you resent not being paid for the work you do? Tell us at the details above. Student Pessimism In the same paper, Alison Kershaw reported that in an NUS poll where the student body questioned almost 4,000 students and recent graduates about their views on the jobs market. It turns out that pessimism is still rife amongst arguably our most vital demographic. Some say it’s the responsibility of big business to improve the job market and some say that it’s unfair to make students and recent graduates work for free for weeks or months in order to get experience. It’s that vicious circle again. Just over 40% said they were pessimistic about their chances of finding a good job in the next 12 months but 28% were optimistic… What do you think? Are you a recent graduate with good or bad experiences of the job market? Tell us using the contact information above. Mobile Friendly? No? Why Not? On www.recruiter.co.uk, Sue Weekes writes that despite one in three jobseekers searching on a mobile device, it appears that employers still don’t get it and are driving away potential talent as a result of poor and non-responsive websites that aren’t optimised for tablet and smartphone. Mobile browsing is a case of ‘search, find, act’ and if the estimated 88% of people searching for jobs on mobile can’t find what they’re looking for on poorly formatted corporate websites, they will very quickly go elsewhere. As a corporate employer, if your website isn’t optimised for mobile and tablet, you may be missing out on the best talent in the market. What are the best and worst sites for mobile browsing? Let us know!

News in Brief  

We thought we’d give you a selection of some of the jobs and recruitment stories making the rounds in the last week or so. Have you read any...

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