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National Apprenticeship Week 2016: Time to Find an Apprentice

This week marks the ninth annual National Apprenticeship Week. Running from 14th - 18th March, the week acts as a call to arms not only for employers to invest in these vacancies, but also for apprentices to see for themselves just how effective an apprenticeship can be for their career.Coordinated by the National Apprenticeship Service, National Apprenticeship week will celebrate the positive impact such schemes can have on ...

Published: Mon 14 March 2016

National Living Wage: How Will Your Business Be Affected?

As you're no doubt aware, there's going to be a big shake-up in the minimum wage this year - with it set to rise by 50p per hour for over-25s and being rebranded as the 'national living wage'. But what does this mean for your business, the recruitment industry, or the economy in general?What is the national living wage?On April 1st 2016, the UK's minimum wage will change its name to the national living wage - going from £6.70 ...

Published: Tue 08 March 2016

Finding work again after becoming unemployed

Being out of work for the first time in your career is a terrifying concept for anyone. Aside from the obvious financial concerns, other factors such as routine and overall mental wellbeing come into play which can manifest a counterproductive collapse in your job search.The first (and most important) step to take when you are out of work is to stop yourself from slipping into this rut of self-doubt and anxiety. Below we'll ...

Published: Tue 01 March 2016

Mental health at work: HR guide to employee wellbeing

You're enjoying your weekend after an exhausting week, walking in the great outdoors. But bad luck is about to hit you. You take an unfortunate tumble, and the awkward landing results in a broken leg. Work is a no-go given that you can't hobble to or sit comfortably at your desk. You're given time to recover, which is great. But what about illnesses we can't see?Mental ill health can be one of the most debilitating ailments ...

Published: Tue 23 February 2016

UK Skills Shortage: A Recruiter's Guide

With the UK currently in the midst of a much-publicised skill shortage, recruiters and recruitment agencies are having to rethink their tactics in order to attract the most in-demand professionals on the market. Skilled candidates are *supposedly* becoming increasingly hard to find and the recruitment industry is under pressure to meet employer demands and aid economic growth. But just how can recruiters cope with such a shallow ...

Published: Tue 16 February 2016

Valentine's Day: 5 reasons interviews are like dates

To some, Valentine's day is nothing more than a money-making gimmick. To others, it is a perfect opportunity to express their undying love to someone special. Either way, as the old saying goes, you never get a second chance to make a first impression. Sound similar to any other situations? Much like a date, going for a job interview requires you to sell yourself, dress to impress and (hopefully) pencil in a second meeting ...

Published: Wed 10 February 2016

How to Get the Job You Want: Vaulting the HR Barrier

The state of the economy at the moment means that many sectors have more candidates than jobs - putting employers in somewhat of a buyer's market. This is great for them, but can feel like a nightmare for you. What we need to do is to redress the balance in your favour. In other words, we need to turn your job search into a seller's market.By this point, you've probably read a lot of the job hunter's guides out there, and might ...

Published: Tue 09 February 2016

Is the graduate job market really set to increase in 2016?

Anybody who has studied for a degree knows the drill. Three years of building up your intellect culminating in a gruelling dissertation and exams. The big celebratory blowout has been and gone so you're ready for the working world. But will you get the job you're after?Owing to economic and social shifts, the graduate job market is vulnerable to fluctuations, and considering we've endured a global recession, this has been the ...

Published: Wed 03 February 2016

5 ways to effectively manage your recruitment process

As any good employer will tell you, the most important component of any company is the employees. Motivated, qualified, passionate employees. Finding these people can be exceptionally difficult if you don't know where to start. The key is in the recruitment process, managing it effectively from start to finish and ensuring all quality measures have been taken.So what exactly is the best way to do this? To find out, we've conducted ...

Published: Tue 02 February 2016

Don't Miss Out in 2016: 5 Things Every Employer Should Consider

With the year now in full swing, employers have had time to settle back into their office chair and blow away the tinselled cobwebs that Christmas left behind. Sure, there may still be a few Matchmakers and Quality Streets lying around, but it's time to throw away the toffee pennies and plan for the forces that are set to impact the workplace over the next 12 months.So now that attentions are firmly being switched back to the ...

Published: Tue 26 January 2016
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