Detica opens Manchester City centre office

by Editor 5/15/2009 3:42:00 PM
Business and technology consulting firm Detica will open a new office in central Manchester on Tuesday, May 19. The launch event will take place at 6pm.

The information intelligence specialist is recruiting new staff, hoping to attract top talent, and expanding its business in the North of England to meet the needs of its growing number of clients in the region.

“Detica has always enjoyed a rapid growth rate and our success of recent years is continuing despite the current economic climate,” said Martin Sutherland, Detica’s Managing Director. “We are witnessing a significant increase in demand for our services, especially in the North, and are growing in order to respond to the needs of both our existing and new clients.

“We are excited about our expansion in Manchester and look forward to growing our team with talented and enthusiastic individuals who share our passion for excellence and success.”

Detica’s clients include Vodafone, BT, the Home Office and Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs. At the launch event, the firm will present its future plans and thoughts on future developments in the area of information intelligence. Detica’s team of leaders will be available to discuss career opportunities at the firm with consultants and other potential job candidates.

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Management Consultancy Recruitment Channel Report 2009

by Editor 4/20/2009 4:46:00 PM
Top-Consultant.com has released the 2009 Management Consultancy Recruitment Channel Report. In its eighth year, the study aims to help consultancy recruiters and job candidates improve their odds in the job market in the challenging economic climate.

The Management Consultancy Recruitment Channel Report consists of two surveys: a survey of 877 management consulting job candidates from all the major consulting firms, including Accenture, Capgemini, PA Consulting, Deloitte, Ernst & Young, KPMG, PwC, EDS, IBM, Microsoft, Oracle and SAP, and a survey of 142 recruiters working in the consulting industry.

The report covers such areas as recruitment trends and budgets in the downturn, recruiters’ expectations, industry sectors expected to generate most recruitment activity within consulting, functional areas of consulting expected to be most active this year, most likely source of hires, retention rates in 2009, most frequent reasons why people leave consulting and most popular jobs they move on to, recruitment channels, candidate attraction, most popular recruitment channels, past, present and future trends in candidate application behaviour, candidate intentions, and most popular individual recruitment consultants, recruitment agencies and internet job site suppliers.

The Recruitment Channel Report, available at Top-Consultant.com, is sponsored by Mindbench.  

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Management Consultancy Virtual Careers Fair, February 20 - register now

by Editor 2/17/2009 4:33:00 PM
Top-Consultant.com's second Management Consultancy Virtual Careers Fair is now open to registration. The virtual career event for consultants eager to explore their career options takes place this Friday, February 20.

The Management Consultancy Virtual Careers Fair offers consultants and industry professionals the opportunity to browse the latest consulting jobs and to apply and chat with company representatives and recruiters on their virtual stands, all without leaving their own room or office.

To find out which consulting firms will be exhibiting at the event and how to register, please visit Top-Consultant.com.

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Top-Consultant.com's virtual careers fair – February 20

by Editor 2/10/2009 12:57:00 PM
Consultancy career portal Top-Consultant.com will host its second virtual careers fair on February 20, 2009. A number of niche strategy firms, global consulting brands and IT consultancies will attend the event.

Consultants who wish to join them and interact with consulting recruiters are encouraged to register on Top-Consultant's Get Headhunted CV Database, as priority will be given to candidates who are suitably qualified to access the virtual careers fair and meet potential employers.

The consulting firms that will be represented at Top-Consultant.com's virtual event include BLT, IBM, Infosys Technologies, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Proudfoot Consulting, Vega Group, Navigant Consulting, Mindbench and District Consulting

Please visit Top-Consultant.com for further details on how to register for the event.

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IT recruitment down 24 percent

by Editor 1/27/2009 4:05:00 PM
IT recruitment dropped by 24 percent in the last quarter of 2008. According to a research by Salary Services Limited (SSL), the number of IT jobs being advertised fell from 129,672 in the third quarter to 98,173 jobs in the last quarter.

London jobs have also fallen 45 percent since the beginning of 2008.

“Needless to say this reduction in demand is starting to feed through to pay levels with advertised salaries remaining at the same level as last year. The first time this has happened since 1992,” SSL research director George Molyneaux said in a statement.

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Deloitte reports 34 percent rise in graduate job applications

by Editor 12/1/2008 4:12:00 PM

Consulting firm Deloitte has reported a 34 percent surge in graduate job applications at its Scotland offices, led by a 59 percent hike at its Edinburgh office.

Deloitte will accept the same number of graduates - about a thousand - in the UK as it did in previous years. The consultancy says that the number of job applications in Scotland has been on a steady rise for the past several years, but that now even more graduates applied early for 2009 because they are concerned about paying off their student debts and finding available positions.

Graduate job applications rose 40 percent across the UK. Deloitte's talent partner Jim Boyle says: "I've found that some graduates who might ordinarily take a post-university gap year have been applying to Deloitte during their final year rather than wait until they return. The number of applications to the three Scottish offices for 2009 is very healthy and testament to the quality and range of jobs available at Deloitte."

"The current economic climate has not affected our graduate recruitment plans," says Sarah Shillingford, graduate recruitment partner at Deloitte. "At this stage, we are anticipating around 1,000 graduate vacancies, broadly the same number of graduates as previous years. A number of graduate recruiters have cut back on recruitment figures and, as a result, more students are competing for pur positions than ever before." 

"Students graduating in 2009 face a tougher job market than those who graduated in previous years," Shillingham added. "The value attributed to job security by students is higher than I have seen before, both in terms of the employers they are attracted to and the timing of their applications." 

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PricewaterhouseCoopers, Deloitte, KPMG are top UK graduate employers

by Editor 11/6/2008 4:46:00 PM
Professional services firms PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), Deloitte and KPMG have been ranked as the top graduate employers in The Times Graduate Recruitment Awards.

PwC has been voted Employer of the Year for the past five years, matching the record set by IT consulting firm Accenture between 1998 and 2002. PwC is also the top choice for graduates in the accounting sector.

The top 25 firms for graduates are:

1. PricewaterhouseCoopers

2. Deloitte

3. KPMG

4. Accenture

5. NHS

6. Civil Service

7. BBC

8. Aldi

9. Teach First

10. Goldman Sachs

11. Ernst & Young

12. HSBC

13. Procter & Gamble

14. GlaxoSmithKline

15. Army

16. Shell

17. Marks & Spencer

18. RBS Group

19. BP

20. Tesco

21. Morgan Stanley

22. J.P. Morgan

23. IBM

24. Google

25. Rolls-Royce

The rest of the Top 100 list can be found here.

The Times Top 100 Graduate Employers is based on a survey of more than 15,000 final-year university students.

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CSC plans to hire 2,000 professionals within six months

by Editor 10/17/2008 4:34:00 PM
CSC, a leading IT services company, has announced plans to employ 2,000 people for its operations in India over the next six months. The decision to recruit so many new people is a result of the growing demand for IT services in verticals such as manufacturing and financial services, especially banking and insurance. 

CSC currently employs about 18,500 professionals in India. The company’s chairman, president and CEO Michael W. Laphen says: “India is CSC’s largest world sourcing location outside the US, and an important part of the company’s global success.”

CSC India president Rajendra B. Vattikuti has announced plans to target companies, especially those in healthcare and financial services, that are planning to open offices in India and partner up with local companies to tap the market. "The India market is very small as of now, but we see opportunities in financial services, telecom and government verticals," says Vattikuti.

CSC currently employs about 90,000 people worldwide and has reported revenue of $17.1 billion for the year ended July 2008.

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Deloitte wants to attract more women into graduate jobs

by Editor 10/10/2008 12:52:00 PM
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Deloitte is hoping to attract more women into graduate roles, the firm reports. Tom Crawford, head of employee engagement and diversity at the firm, told the Times that, even though 57 percent of UK’s unversity graduates are women, Deloitte’s intake is closer to 40 percent.

Crawford believes that it is the image of the sector as a whole rather than the consulting firm itself, which puts graduates off applying for jobs. "We court talent and we are open-minded about where we get it from," he says, acknowledging that Deloitte needs to "reach out and understand" how women perceive it.

Deloitte has a network of volunteers who visit universities hoping to inform students from a wide range of socio-economic backgrounds about different aspects of working for the company. "The broadest range of backgrounds brings the best innovation," Crawford explains. "We put people out there so that they can tell their stories. They can be realistic and honest with undergraduates and paint a real picture of life at Deloitte."

This is what sold Jen Hall, 28, on the idea of working for the company. Hall, who now works as a consultant in the enterprise applications department, came to Deloitte via Teach First, a scheme that allows top graduates to get recruited to teach in challenging schools for a couple of years and then go on to work for one of the sponsors – in this case Deloitte, a ‘platinum’ sponsor.

"I did four years of teaching and was aware of Deloitte through Teach First events," says Hall. "Deloitte was very friendly and open and had a lot of women representatives at these events. Other firms sent highflying male recruits."

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Hays Information Technology survey: most valued skills in IT recruitment

by Editor 9/25/2008 4:43:00 PM
UK’s leading IT recruitment consultancy Hays Information Technology has released the results of a new survey.

Hays Information Technology polled senior professionals across public and private sectors in the UK to find out what personal and professional skills they were looking for in IT job candidates.

The two primary factors in the recruitment of middle and senior IT management, the survey shows, are strong business awareness of both IT and non-IT issues and leadership skills. Also high on the list are the ability to apply strategy to the wider business and having strategic focus, strong technical and industry knowledge.

“You need a proven track record and be up to date with the direction of technology. But you need to think strategically, give clear direction and engage with people,” says James Lloyd-Townsend, managing director of Hays Information Technology.

The results also showed that, while the majority of employers are satisfied with their IT management teams, more than 25 percent are looking for new IT staff and six out of 10 plan to recruit new talent over the next 12 months.

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