…in brief

week’s news in brief

time to win

in the Spring 2004 Recruitment Confidence Index survey and you could win a trip
to London to see the hit musical The Producers. The RCI tracks predicted trends
in recruitment confidence and associated employment areas and, as an HR and
recruitment professional, we need your views to help predict the future by
telling us what’s happening in your own business. For the chance to win and to
have your say, simply complete the online survey.  www.rcisurvey.co.uk  www.personneltoday.com/goto22535

career abroad

than half of UK managers think working abroad will help staff career prospects.
A survey by Robert Half Finance & Accounting showed 57 per cent of managers
see it as a chance to broaden the mind through other cultures and enhance
career progression. The survey also showed that 90 per cent of UK managers are
willing to recruit someone from abroad.  www.roberthalf.co.uk

future of work

workers of the future will change jobs 19 times during their lives, according
to new research. The report, by vocational awards body City & Guilds,
claims the internet will play a key role as online education means people can
easily retrain.  www.city-and-guilds.co.uk

technology award

Systems is sponsoring the Award for Excellence in HR Through Technology in this
year’s Personnel Today Awards. This award recognises the effective use of
technology by HR teams to bring about business benefits. Entries should explain
what changes have been made, why they were made, and how technology has
facilitated this. Closing date for entries is 4 June.  www.personneltodayawards.com

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