It all started 100 years ago today, when 62 labour exchanges were first introduced on 1 February, 1910. Then, children left school at 12 and domestic service was the most common occupation. Jobs for a piano regulator and a picture frame gilder were among those advertised in London on the first day.
One hundred years on, and what used to be called the labour exchange has now been transformed into Jobcentre Plus, and the way we search for our next job has been radically transformed. According to Noras, 69% of us have applied for a job on the internet, with 26% actually finding employment as a result. And if you are an employer? You can post jobs for free on the Jobcentre plus website.
A far cry from the days when women and men entered the labour exchanges through separate entrances, the skilled and unskilled were kept apart and “juveniles” as young as 11 queued for work.
Lighthouse Adcomms is a full-service recruitment marketing and advertising agency and Lighthouse Insight is our blog. What do we do? quite simply, we help employers find – and keep – the people they need, by delivering a comprehensive and carefully coordinated range of specialist services designed to support each client’s recruitment and retention objectives. That starts with effective recruitment advertising, both online and offline. But we also work closely with clients to build influential employer brands, improve internal communication, harness the power of social networking technologies and generate relevant collateral marketing materials.