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When you get a new job, it’s one of those happy moments that you tend to remember.  Maybe you get to leave behind the boss who you can’t stand, or who you think is out to get you!  You start spending the wage increase in your mind.  You decide that you are going to be rich beyond your wildest dreams!  Is it a speedboat or an apartment in Miami?  Maybe it’s both!

But let me bring you back to reality.

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The UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES) is set to close in the Summer of 2016.

In a letter to staff, Chairman Sir Charlie Mayfield thanked the staff for their efforts but pointed to significant funding cuts across Whitehall as the reason for the closure.

Previously the UKCES led on large scale research work, producing some of the world’s most comprehensive and robust business research which underpinned both business decisions but also spending decisions across government.

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Writing a comprehensive CV must be one of the most taxing parts of the job search.

Here’s some advice which can both make you stand out from the crowd, but hopefully takes away some of the pain!

It doesn’t really matter about the following:

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New lorry drivers urgently needed in the UK

Logistics employers in the UK are facing a wide-range of recruitment challenges in sourcing and finding the ‘right’ logistics focussed talent despite recurring reports in the media that the UK is facing a drastic and potential fatal shortage of logistics drivers.  

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Over the last 12 months the DfT made some changes to drivers’ hours and tachograph rules, aimed at easing the burden on compliant operators.

Tachograph exemptions

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People do business with people. 

HR and recruiters in the logistics business know that their team members – from drivers and warehouse to transport managers and senior logistics executives are the most valuable asset to their business. 

This is why logistics recruitment is a vitally important part of every company’s future. 

So, how do employers get the right people with the right skills to do the job?How long does it take? How much does it cost? What happens if you make a mistake?

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Research shows that January is the month where more life decisions are made than any other. Resolutions are made (and broken..). Houses go on the market.  Holidays are booked.  Gym memberships taken out and divorce lawyers consulted..! 

And of course, people begin to look for alternative employment.  A new job, a new career and a new you. 

In fact, our research shows that in 2016, 21% of people will look for a new job role.

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The DfT is to further relax exemptions to the Driver CPC rules for those whose main activity does not require driving an HGV, bringing the UK into line with EU regulations.

The amended regulations also allow drivers to use a truck with an automatic gearbox when taking a Driver CPC practical test, and will come into effect on 25 January.

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German rail and logistics giant DB Schenker Logistics has bought 

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Billingham-based Nicholson’s Transport has announced that it will open a 15,000sq ft warehouse near Darlington, early next year.

Designed to tackle growing demand from customers across the Darlington and County Durham region, the expansion will create three new jobs and improve efficiency by increasing capacity at its existing 55,000 sq ft warehouse.

Managing Director David Nicholson said: “This has been a year of growth for Nicholson’s Transport and for the first time we are employing almost 60 staff.

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