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What would you do if your numbers matched the ones drawn? An estimated £150 million to be won this Friday 24th October.

You go down to your local shop, buy your daily newspaper, put your lottery on and carry on the rest of your day, now again thinking of what you would do if your numbers actually came in.

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A new report reveals over a quarter (27.2%) of all verification checks on CVs between January 2011 and June 2014 uncovered inaccuracies.

Just under a third of these inaccuracies (32%) are considered “major” discrepancies; meaning they raise significant cause for concern for an employer.

Many of the discrepancies found relate to dates of employment, education and professional achievements, and raise concerns about candidates stretching periods of employment and training to cover periods of inactivity or unsuccessful employment. Honesty really is the best policy - candidates would be better served by accurately stating their skills and experience because any accuracies can be uncovered during the screening process.

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Twitter has overtaken Facebook as the preferred recruitment network for candidates and recruiters in the UK according to Bullhorn, the global market leader in CRM for the recruitment industry.

Bullhorn’s Global Social Recruiting Activity Report, which reviewed the social media activity of 33,800 UK recruiters, revealed that 28 per cent of recruiters are now active on Twitter, compared to just 15 per cent on Facebook. According to the report Twitter averages 2.5 times as many views per job posting as Facebook and receives an average of 1.4 applications per job posting.

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There has been strong employment growth in the business and professional services sector in the last three months, but growth has slowed in the service sector, according to the latest CBI Services Sector Survey released this week.

The survey of 215 firms found the pace of recovery had slowed in the service sector in the three months to August, but optimism continued to increase with expectations for a return to growth in the coming quarter.

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And no, of course we don’t mean firms that sell devices to protect you from rain! An umbrella company is an organisation that acts as an employer to contractors who are working on assignments for clients through a recruitment agency. The umbrella company processes your timesheets and payroll on behalf of the agency you are with and charge a fee that you pay (often called the ‘margin’) this allows you to offset business expenses against your taxable pay provided you have legitimate receipts. For many contractors, this can mean they work more tax efficiently than compared to the standard PAYE they may have been used to in permanent employment.

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The drivers CPC deadline is nearly upon us, September 2014 will see one of the haulage industry's biggest change. All drivers of category C1 and up, must have completed 35 hours periodic training (five 7 hour modules) and we have noticed that there remains to be a large number of drivers still needing to complete some modules or for some all five modules. 

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