Young jobless total lowest for 10 years (BBC)
Recent figures from the Office of National Statistics have revealed that there are fewer young people not in education, employment or training in the UK than at any time since 2005. An article in the BBC highlights that in the three months to March, some 943,000 16-24 year olds were Neet, down 20,000 on the previous quarter and 45,000 on the same period last year.
Baker & McKenzie and Hogan Lovell’s launch ‘contextual recruitment’ (HR Magazine)
A first-of-its-kind contextual recruitment tool has been launched to boost social mobility and ensure firms don’t overlook promising talent. The tool embeds social mobility metrics into an organisation’s existing graduate recruitment process, enabling it to measure an applicant’s potential in the context of their background. HR Magazine gives further details.
Where are all the women? Why 99% of construction workers are male (Guardian)
An interesting article in the Guardian looks at some of the reasons as to why gender diversity in the construction industry is so poor. Whilst women make up 11% of the entire construction workforce (including desk jobs and design roles) it is estimated that on building sites themselves 99% of workers are men. Indeed, the UK has the lowest proportion of female engineers in Europe.
Want to be paid more? You should have stayed in the same job (Telegraph)
Contrary to the oft-held belief, switching jobs in search of higher pay may not be the best way to boost your salary, according to new analysis by the Office for National Statistics. The Telegraph reports that those who stayed in the same job last year enjoyed a rise in average median earnings of 4.1%, while pay of full-time employees as a whole grew by just 0.1%.