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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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Invisible Illness in the Workplace: Facts Employers Need to Know

My brother has Cystic Fibrosis. Day by day, he takes around 35 tablets to stay alive, his wife has to give him therapy, and he's up at 5am every morning to clear his lungs on a breathing machine. He also works 60 hours per week in car sales - a notoriously stressful job with long hours. When he's suited and booted, you'd never know any of this.And that's what an invisible illness is like. For many people, they go about ...

Published: Tue 14 February 2017

Why should graduates use recruitment agencies?

How to get a graduate job the easy way: Recruitment agenciesApplying for graduate schemes after uni is frustrating. You may have no experience, or be unsure which career path would suit you best.So how do some graduates manage to land that cool job with the good salary, company car, and enviable work / life balance? Well, quite often they had help ... Free, professional helpIf you're struggling to find your dream job, then ...

Published: Fri 10 February 2017

Job ads that work: We tested 388,281 and here's what we found

Whether you're a recruitment consultant or in internal HR, then a big part of your job is to attract the right candidates. And to attract good candidates, you need an effective job description.With this in mind, we sifted through a small mountain of jobs that were advertised on our sister site Vacancy Central during January 2017, to see what works and what doesn't.What we found was nothing short of astounding.What is the ideal ...

Published: Tue 07 February 2017

Careers in Recruitment: Candidates, Clients, and Commission

Have you ever found yourself at a career impasse? Have you finished education, have qualifications, and are now looking for your ideal job? Working in the recruitment industry could provide the answers. Here, we look at the the opportunities available to potential recruitment consultants as well as the career progression and salaries on offer. Why should you have a career in the recruitment industry?Like many careers ...

Published: Mon 06 February 2017

Freedom of Movement: What Brexit Means for UK Construction

After months of speculation following the decision to leave the European Union, the Prime Minister has finally revealed her hand. In a speech in January, Theresa May outlined the plans for the UK to leave the single market and renegotiate individual trade deals with the 27 member countries. This effectively means that freedom of movement of workers to the UK will also end. One way or another, this decision will affect ...

Published: Thu 02 February 2017

Recruitment Business Development: How to Get More Leads

No matter your role in recruitment, there's one thing that's constantly on your mind ... "How can I get more leads?"You could be the best consultant in the world, but without job vacancies to fill, you're nothing. We all dream of placing nothing but wonder jobs - making big commission from a delighted client - but finding clients to recruit for is an art in itself.Lead sourcing is especially crucial if you've recently started ...

Published: Wed 01 February 2017

Why Use a Recruitment Agency: Things You Should Know

Whether you're searching for staff or thinking of a career change, read on and find out about the benefits of using a recruitment agency.Why use a recruitment agency to find a job?If you know how a recruitment agency gets paid, you'll be aware that recruiters work on behalf of the employer - not the job seeker. But can candidates still benefit from using a recruitment agency?Answer: yes!"...a job seeker will need to put in ...

Published: Tue 31 January 2017

NHS in Crisis: How the Health Sector Can Raise Employment

A humanitarian crisis. Hospitals lacking available beds. Devastated by underemployment. These recent findings perfectly encapsulate the position our healthcare is in.In light of the current crisis in the NHS, we felt it correct to follow our education skills shortage piece with one looking at the struggles of the health sector in the UK. From nurses, to medical radiographers, the sector is suffering from staff shortages ...

Published: Tue 31 January 2017

2016 in Review: The Business Events That Mattered

As another year draws to a close, it's the perfect time to reflect on the previous 12 months and take a look at the major news events that have impacted UK businesses.So with 2017 just around the corner, let's cast our mind back to five of the biggest stories that made the front (and back) pages of the newspapers in 2016. National Living Wage On April 1st, the minimum wage adopted a more sophisticated moniker and has since ...

Published: Mon 30 January 2017

The Benefits of Blogging: Having a Blog Can Get You a Job

Starting a blog is like getting a puppy. You don't do it because it's the 'trendy' thing to do, or because you just crave the excitement of the early stages. It's a commitment. You need to nurture it, ensuring it grows into a strong and healthy dog ... I mean blog. What we're going to show you in this article is how blogging is such a useful tool for jobseekers. We'll go through how to start a successful blog, what you ...

Published: Mon 30 January 2017
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