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Welcome to the Agency Central blog. Here you will find a wide range of news and useful articles relating to the recruitment industry. From seasonal trends to forthcoming changes, we cover all aspects of the UK's recruiting landscape. Our articles are in-depth, thoroughly researched and discuss a host of issues faced by employers, recruiters and candidates on a daily basis.

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Recruitment and the internet of things: is there a skill shortage?

You've heard about the Internet of Things, right? That concept that's bringing all of our appliances to life?Okay, so it's not quite that dystopian, but the Internet of Things has certainly started to infiltrate our homes and offices. As the technological takeover continues, the demands on the recruitment industry are changing - especially for IT agencies.But just what exactly is the Internet of Things and how is it going ...

Published: Tue 11 July 2017

The Fake Job Ad Epidemic: What Jobseekers Need to Know

You can't trust everything you see online. I know! Who knew?!Unfortunately, this applies to job adverts, and candidates can easily be sucked into applying for a vacancy that doesn't even exist. A vacancy that doesn't exist? Surely that can't be a thing ...Well, fake job ads are 100% real and they're not always easy to spot. You may even have applied for one before without the slightest doubts over its authenticity. But ...

Published: Thu 06 July 2017

The Employer's Guide to Article 50: Everything You Should Know

March 29th 2017. A date that will leave an indelible mark on the history of the UK. At approximately 12.20pm that day, the European Council's president, Donald Tusk, was handed a letter that will be significant for generations.It was official confirmation from the UK that the Prime Minister is triggering Article 50, thus starting the formal process of withdrawal from the European Union.More than nine months after voting to leave ...

Published: Wed 05 July 2017

How to Discuss Politics in Work Without Starting a Riot

Politics affects everyone. And we shouldn't need to mention that the political world has been going a bit crazy recently. What with Brexit, Mr. Trump, and a general election, there's plenty to discuss. That's before you even start to consider longer-standing issues. But is politics something you should ever talk about in work?Is discussing politics in work a bad thing? No! We've written before about the effect a noisy ...

Published: Wed 05 July 2017

A great experience: how to make candidates love your agency

It's not hard to see that the recruitment industry has a bit of an image problem. There are some rogue recruiters out there, and they're pulling everyone else down. You don't need to look any closer than the front page of Google to see the effect this is having:Google can make depressing reading for a recruiter  But why is this? Agency Central works with many, many recruitment agencies. We're forever hearing tales ...

Published: Tue 27 June 2017

Fake degrees: the secret industry damaging so many employers

Fancy becoming a Doctor in Physics for £250? The price includes a certificate - accurate to a university of your choice - along with all transcripts from the course you 'underwent'. Added bonus? No tuition fees or live-in costs.Not included: the course, experience, qualification and overall vocational competency. Fake degrees is now a billion-pound industry, and causes real problems to employers and recruiters, as ...

Published: Tue 16 May 2017

12 Prolific Construction Bloggers to follow in 2017

Our List of Distinguished Construction Bloggers & Blogs:Andrew Pryke - BAM BlogKayley Bright - Pauley Creative: The Construction Marketers' BlogMatt Molloy - Thomas Reuters (Practical Law Construction Blog)Josh Farrington - MyBuilder Blog Stephen Roberts - Builders' Merchants NewsAarni Heiskanen - AEC Business BlogMonica Shepherd - WorkflowMaxKevin Ahern - Litchfield Builders BlogStephen Hamil - Construction Code Daniel ...

Published: Wed 10 May 2017

12 Ugly Myths About Recruitment and Why They're Wrong

12 things people believe about recruitment when they really shouldn'tThe recruitment industry generates a lot of myth and conjecture. Here we've assembled 12 of those myths. Some will make you laugh, and others will make you cry with despair. The one thing they have in common is that they're all dead wrong. Let us tell you why ...Myth 1: small recruitment agencies shouldn't be trustedWe're not sure where this rumour started ...

Published: Tue 09 May 2017

IR35 Reforms: How will these affect recruitment agencies?

The first week of April is always an important one in the UK; it marks the implementation of many pieces of legislation.This year, April 6th was the all important date and one in particular caused consternation in the recruitment sector. Specifically, the public sector IR35 reforms could end up costing recruitment agencies vital money because of the way workers will be taxed in accordance with the changes. What is ...

Published: Fri 05 May 2017

Start Your Recruitment Agency the Easy Way: Guide to Outsourcing

Starting a recruitment agency is hard. There's getting funds together, creating a business plan, building a website, finding staff ... oh, and have you even thought of a name yet?All this and you've got to find a way to compete at a time when the number of recruitment agency startups is rising. Sometimes it can feel like you're spinning too many plates, but thanks to support and outsource services, startup agencies ...

Published: Wed 03 May 2017
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