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Education Skills Shortage: Why Are Teachers Leaving?

Teachers. The very word evokes envy from some quarters. We've all heard opinions: 'school starts at 9am and finishes at 3.30pm - I'd work for that', 'you get 13 weeks' holiday each year', 'you're out of work more than you're in'. Why, then, is the education profession facing a potentially catastrophic shortage? It's not unexpected that there are sectors facing a shortfall - there has been a UK skills shortage for some time ...

Published: Tue 06 December 2016

Santa Needs a Job: What Other Things Would He Be Good At?

December. The time of year for Slade to cash in on their endless pension of royalties, and for George Michael to give his heart to 'someone special' for the 32nd year in a row. It's a surefire month for many artists to get a bumper pay-cheque, none more so than Santa Claus himself.After all, it's the one night a year when all of his toymaking comes to fruition. But what if he wanted a career change? What if Santa is tired of ...

Published: Mon 05 December 2016

Our all-new website is just around the corner!

After many months of toiling, 'behind-the-scenes' blood sweat and tears, and occasional bumps in the road, our all-new website is finally set for launch!It's easy to become sentimental over inanimate things. I've cried more times than I care to remember over old cars and worn-out shoes. Much like these things though, a website is something so frequently used, so functional, that it becomes hard not to take it for granted.But ...

Published: Thu 01 December 2016

What is Christmas like for catering recruitment agencies?

'Tis the season to be jolly. This rings true for most of us around the festive period. We're into December, the tree is up, presents bought (who are we kidding?), Christmas playlist has been compiled, and there's light at the end of this year's working tunnel.However, this feeling of relaxation and excitement is not the case for certain sectors of recruitment. For catering and hospitality recruitment agencies in particular ...

Published: Tue 29 November 2016

Why is the UK So Unproductive Compared to Germany?

You've probably heard the quotes about productivity in Britain. Let's just say that when it comes to making efficient use of our working time, we're not exactly at the top of the pile.But why is British productivity so low, and how do our neighbours manage to beat us so resoundingly in this regard? Agency Central recently took a look at what UK companies could achieve by switching to shorter working hours - but is burnout the ...

Published: Tue 29 November 2016

Autumn Statement: Investment Promises by the Chancellor

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond, delivered his first Autumn Statement yesterday.It set out the economic forecast as well as the government's borrowing plans and investment ambitions, which have undoubtedly changed in light of June's EU referendum. Following the vote to leave, the growth prediction for next year has been revised down to 1.4%.According to the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR), borrowing ...

Published: Thu 24 November 2016

Why UK Businesses Could Benefit from Hiring Older Workers

We've all heard the preconceptions when older and younger workers are compared; the world and employment are both more digital than before, something that younger employees are more at ease with. They'll be employed for much longer, while possessing the energy and zest of youth. It is a preconception that spills over into recruitment, with age bias still prevalent. However, not only are older employees a necessity because ...

Published: Tue 22 November 2016

The 3 Digital Marketing Trends You MUST Watch in 2017

With 2017 almost upon us, let's take a look at the three digital marketing trends you should know about in the coming year ...Even more mobile contentMaking things easy for mobile users is something that every digital marketer should be familiar with by now, but in 2017 the stakes are rising higher than they've ever been before. Mobile is now the world's most popular way to browse the net.Towards the end of 2016, it's come ...

Published: Fri 18 November 2016

Why Are People Moving Up North from London?

If you've read our piece about leaving London earlier this year, you'll already be aware of the pitfalls associated with life in the capital - but we didn't actually highlight the advantages of living up north.In this article we take an in-depth look at the two most popular city destinations north of the M25. We profile everything from career opportunities, average property prices and key industries - helping you to envisage ...

Published: Tue 15 November 2016

The Facts Every Recruiter Should Know About Credit Checks

Do you have questions about the use of credit checks when recruiting? Then read on!From getting paid on time to guaranteeing that a candidate has no financial skeletons in the closet, there are some aspects of the recruitment process that a recruiter can't entirely control. Are adverse financial checks really the answer to tackling these potential hazards though?Let's find out!Before we go on, I feel that it's fair ...

Published: Tue 08 November 2016
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