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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

What Does Heathrow's Third Runway Mean for Construction?

After years of consultations, debates and opposition, the government has thrown its weight behind a third runway at Heathrow Airport. It is a momentous decision for the country - and one that isn't without its doubters. But what will the plan to build a new airport mean for the construction industry and the potential for extra jobs?Background to the third runway decisionThe road to approval at Heathrow has been a long one ...

Published: Fri 04 November 2016

Construction Sector Recruitment: The Skills Shortage in 2016

There are many certainties in recruitment, but none inspire as much dread as being asked to find a candidate for a job you know is going to be difficult to fill.As sure as night follows day, we can be sure recruitment agencies across the land will be able to relate to this. But what are the jobs and circumstances that cause the most problems for agencies?The ongoing trend: a tough time for recruitment in constructionI'm sure ...

Published: Thu 03 November 2016

100 Days On: How is Brexit Affecting Recruitment?

It's been more than 100 days since Britain voted to leave the EU. Since the vote, there has been much change and uncertainty. We have since got a new Prime Minister, new government, and the pound has fallen to a 31-year low as Britain's exit strategy is put into place. In the month preceding the referendum, we asked UK businesses for their thoughts. Now a third of the year has passed since the result, it is perhaps ...

Published: Thu 03 November 2016

Confessions of a recruiter

In this all-new segment, we shine a spotlight on the secrets of the recruitment world. In doing so, we aim to reveal the biggest recruitment issues of 2016, and (hopefully) share some useful insider tips from recruitment professionals.We want to know about the potentially problematic parts of the process that need perfecting (now that's alliteration), and understand what solutions you think can be delivered. Below are examples ...

Published: Wed 02 November 2016

Introducing the social leaderboards!

Just how social are you?And I'm not talking about you personally (as we already know 38.6% of the world's online population is now on Facebook) I'm talking about your company.As far as careers go, working in recruitment is a pretty sociable one. Finding the best talent online isn't for the shy and retiring type, as you need to approach people, be approachable and provide consistent helpful information. By doing all of this ...

Published: Wed 02 November 2016

A Halloween Tale of Recruitment: Legend of the 5 Dark Jobs

It is said that many years ago, a text was written; a text so steeped in dark power, that its very existence has been guarded by a clandestine order of protectors ever since. These grim custodians are said to be masters of the dark arts, but at great personal risk, the brave (or perhaps foolhardy) adventurers of Agency Central have unearthed the text in its entirety, and bring it to you now - for better or worse ...The text ...

Published: Wed 26 October 2016

Brexit Impact: Why Are Small Businesses Doing So Well?

Following the decision to leave the European Union (EU), we are living in times of uncertainty. Interest rates are down, while housebuilding and construction output have slackened in the face of economic concerns. But this message of worry does not seem to have affected small to medium enterprises (SMEs), who are bucking the trend with companies established at a faster rate than ever before. Recruitment agencies are ...

Published: Wed 19 October 2016

Revealed: Stress, Salary, and Their Relationship

Ah, work stress. Whether it's due to a never-ending mountain of tasks, pressure from superiors, or failing to hit those dastardly KPIs, at one time or another, we've all felt it. Failure to tackle effectively could lead to mental health issues in the workplace.What we at Agency Central have done is look at the stress levels for jobs and how they relate to salary.What we're asking is: "Does your pay reflect the level of stress ...

Published: Tue 18 October 2016

Is Silence Golden? How Office Noise Affects Productivity

Ahh the familiar tinny sound of Christina Aguilera's 'Dirrty' escapes my co-worker's headphones for the second time today. It got me thinking. Can ambient background noise actually make your office a more productive environment?In this article we take a look at the different types of 'office noise', what effects they have on our cognitive ability (using real life sciencey stuff), and how different types of jobs may be better ...

Published: Tue 11 October 2016
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