Recruiters Are Flirting With Tinder: Innovative Approaches to Recruitment Using Social Media

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It could be argued that recruiters have always been ahead of the curve in the social media world, jumping on the latest social media platform regardless of its intended purpose and testing out its abilities as a potential new recruitment tool.  And why not?  Candidates are moving so fast that failure to be an early-adopter of a new platform could leave recruiters at risk of the best talent ‘virtually’ passing them by.

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The Seven Most Stressful Jobs in the UK

Feeling stressed, anxious or apprehensive about going to work this morning? You’re not alone. Stress and depression in the workplace is on the rise, with more than half a million people thought to be affected every year, and it’s estimated that work-related stress and associated illnesses, such as depression, cost the UK economy over £12 billion.

The seven most stressful jobs in the UK are prison officers, serving members of the armed forces, police officers and fire fighters, social workers, commercial airline pilots, teachers, paramedics and nurses. And while the financial rewards for some of these jobs may be incentive enough, most workers in these roles do them because they have chosen a vocation.

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Who’s Taking a ‘Workation’ and Why?

There has been increasing reports in the British press about the rise of the ‘workation’ as more and more professionals feel under pressure to take a working holiday.

Gone are the days of employees switching off their phone and leaving their laptop behind, as the workation continues to become the norm. It means employees are spending an increasing amount of vacation time fixed to the hotel’s Wi-Fi, reading more emails than paperbacks, and, in some cases, joining conference calls from the beach.

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