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What do recruiters need to know about AI?

Artificial intelligence is the future. If we believe the current conversations it’s set to both take jobs from us and make our lives easier, but what’s the real impact of an automated future? The news is split with some headlines praising advancements and the others proclaiming we can’t compete with this technology when it comes to employability. As with most updates to technology, knowledge is power and by understanding what the impact will be, you’re more likely to be able to tackle it head-on. So, how could it affect our current jobs market and recruitment techniques?

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By David Gee Published: August 31, 2018

Career tips for new graduates and the companies that hire them

It is indeed graduate season. So with a little help from Forbes and their contributor Maynard Webb, we’d like to share some advice for the graduating class and the companies that may hire them.

Here are six tips for the graduates about to embark into the world of work:

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By David Gee
Published: September 05, 2016

Booming mobile internet industries will boost GDP and generate jobs in ASEAN countries

Great news today for graduates looking to join the mobile internet industries in ASEAN. A report by Oxford Economics has found that mobile internet penetration will boost ASEAN’s gross domestic product and increase employment, Computer Weekly wrote.

The report indicated that with each rising percentage point of mobile penetration, an extra $1.5bn will be added to the region’s overall GDP and carries with it the potential of creating a million jobs by 2020.

 

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By David Gee
Published: August 23, 2016

KPMG changes graduate interviews to suit millennials

In previous posts, we have spoken about the altering attitudes and needs of the emerging millennial workforce. Millennials will make up 75% of the global workforce by 2025 and accountancy firm KPMG have made practical changes to their recruitment system to take advantage of this.

The firm has said that the recruitment process itself is changing and has been adapted to suit people born between 1980 and 2000, the BBC reports.

 

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By David Gee
Published: August 16, 2016

The best companies for job interviews

Interviews can be a nerve-racking and stress inducing process. Candidates are acutely aware of the market’s competitiveness as they sit waiting to go in, their ties feeling much too tight and their CVs much too short.  

However, some companies are not just acknowledging the nerves, but are actively working to improve the interview process. After all, a calm candidate can better express and articulate their views, strengths and experiences.

 

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By David Gee
Published: August 16, 2016

IFAs must widen their recruitment net to grow business

This week, the International Adviser released a report highlighting issues surrounding independent financial adviser (IFA) recruitment. According to industry experts, diversity is “key to tapping into new markets and growing business,” but finding new recruits of any kind is proving problematic.

The UK has long been the primary feeder of the international financial advice market, in part due to the high number of Western expats seeking British IFAs overseas. The retail distribution review in 2013 reported that 13,500 UK-based advisers have left the industry, resulting in an estimated 16 million consumers forfeiting access to financial advice.

 

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By David Gee
Published: August 12, 2016

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