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Recruitment in Construction: Bridging the Skills Gap

The latest CBI/Pearson Education Skills Survey has shown that many construction employers believe finding employees for high and intermediate-skilled jobs is going to be difficult in the next few years.We look at how employers can respond to this and the important part recruitment agencies can play in this process. A new survey from the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) shows employers are concerned about their ability ...

Published: Mon 08 August 2016

How Can Social Media Benefit SMEs?

With 271 million Twitter users, 1.2 billion Facebook users and 300 million LinkedIn accounts, it's safe to say that social media is a powerful tool for business as well as personal use. Despite this, there are small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) who are unsure of its importance. We're here to tell you that, on the contrary, using social media can be the making of your organisation, increasing engagement, sales and ...

Published: Mon 01 August 2016

Free Gamification Hacks for Productivity and Employability

Ever feel like you'd enjoy your job a lot more if you could only be more productive? Surely there must be an easier way to get through your work? Well luckily, there is. Please allow us to present to you the gamification hacks that will change your life. Let's build You 2.0 ...What is gamification and how can it help me?Gamification is the process by which psychological cues traditionally seen in video games can be applied to ...

Published: Mon 01 August 2016

The Olympics: can job candidates learn from athletes?

Ever wondered if sports skills are transferable to the world of job hunting? Kriss Akabusi and Owen Livesey tell Agency Central what candidates can learn from professional athletes. In a matter of days, the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro will commence, bringing with it a marathon of sport and tension, along with the promise of fulfilled hopes and dreams in a bumper three weeks of sporting theatre.You might be asking what the ...

Published: Mon 01 August 2016

Five ways that SMEs can benefit from work experience placements

Do you remember your first work experience? Whether you spent it washing tortoises (my friends were very jealous) or you became the office's very own barista, these placements provided exactly what they said on the tin - experience of work.  Have you ever stopped to think about how work experience can benefit the employer though? Just because you've since mastered the ability to knot a tie and climbed up to the position ...

Published: Mon 01 August 2016

Remote Working: Could You Be a Digital Nomad?

I don't know about you, but for me the term 'remote working' evokes the image of being on a beach in Fiji - complete with cocktail, laptop and one hell of a Wi-Fi signal.The reality of remote working is actually much less exciting, but still very appealing. In a world where employees want to have a greater work / life balance, we take a comprehensive look at the pros and cons when it comes to working from home...  Negative ...

Published: Mon 25 July 2016

Pokmon Go and Recruiting's AR Future: Gotta Recruit 'Em All!

Do you struggle to tell a Jigglypuff from a Bulbasaur? Does augmented reality still sound like something from a sci-fi movie? Find out why Pokemon Go is taking the world by storm, and learn what it will mean for recruitment agencies in the very near future... Although augmented reality (AR) has been around for a while, well, it's kind of a thing now. It's got legs. It's also got arms and a head, and its name is Pokemon ...

Published: Wed 20 July 2016

How can HR avoid being the weakest link?

The Human Resources (HR) department has long proven its importance in the workplace, so it's perhaps surprising to hear that many quarters fail to recognise how instrumental it can be to the success of a business.Contrary to this, HR departments and staff carry out a number of functions that are crucial to any workplace. What can be done then, to ensure HR maintains its importance? Opinions of HR in the workplaceHR can ...

Published: Tue 19 July 2016

Construction industry job increase: What this means for recruitment agencies

The number of construction workforce jobs increased by 117,000 between March 2015 and March 2016. While it is good to see a rise in vacancies, it poses challenges to all areas of the industry. Here, we focus on the challenges this increase is posing to construction recruitment agencies and how they are changing the way they work in order to fill the vacancies.The release of the UK Labour Market Statistics from the Office ...

Published: Mon 18 July 2016

Incentives Staff Love: Discover the Perks That Work

Depending on the company you work for, the concept of staff perks may or may not be foreign to your ears. But incentivising employees to give their best can actually be a cost-effective way to improve motivation and productivity within your workforce. With this in mind, we look at the perks that work, the ones that don't, and why this is."Where bees are, there is honey." - 17th century English proverbNow we don't know much ...

Published: Tue 12 July 2016
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