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6 Reasons Employers Should Allow Smartphones in the Workplace

Of all the topics in the modern workplace, the use of smartphones and other personal communication devices has to be one of the most divisive. Mobile phones have got into almost every aspect of our lives nowadays, but many old school employers have a knee-jerk reaction against their use at work. Let's have a look at just some of the reasons that this is an outdated way of thinking and that smartphones actually help to make ...

Published: Tue 06 September 2016

Instaprofit: How to Use Snapchat and Instagram for Business

As two of the fastest growing social networks in the world, Snapchat and Instagram present businesses with a unique and exciting marketing opportunity. While the current commercial uptake remains slow, the momentum is building and it won't be long before your business starts to look at ways to use these platforms effectively. But why wait until then? This article looks at the advantages of incorporating Snapchat and Instagram ...

Published: Mon 05 September 2016

Improve your recruitment skills: Guide for new consultants

The painstaking pursuit of application perfection was successful, your interview preparation could not have gone better, you've researched thoroughly to ensure the minimum risk of being tripped up, and finally you have confirmation: you have landed a job in recruitment. That whole process though is only a precursor to the hard work that is to follow. Now you have to step into a recruitment agency and wow your boss by hitting ...

Published: Wed 31 August 2016

Automation Nation Part 1: Why Your Job Isn't Safe

James Cameron's vision of the future in his 1984 classic, The Terminator, portrayed a rather harrowing world where a bed of skulls lay beneath the tread of cyborgs. Lasers lit up the polluted skies, playgrounds were vaporised, and humans were brown bread.That year was 2029. Here we are in 2016 (some 13 years shy) and already the machines are taking over. Supermarkets are a sea of self-service and cars will soon drive themselves ...

Published: Thu 18 August 2016

Business Recruitment Plans 2016: Survey Results

The results are in from our big survey of 2016! We asked a wide range of companies about their recruitment plans for the year, hoping to give some scope on how trends, strategies and methods are changing with every year that goes by.To give us a better idea of the context of our responses, let's take a look at the company location, size and sectors we surveyed...Areas we looked to understand included reasons for company growth ...

Published: Thu 18 August 2016

What is the cost of making a bad hire?

Everybody makes mistakes, and when it comes to hiring staff, employers are at risk of making one of the costliest mistakes in business - the wrong hire. Do you really know what the cost of a bad hire is though? No?In all honesty, working out the expense of recruiting errors isn't an exact science and a simple Google search will throw back all kinds of figures. The type of company, position being filled and the method of hiring ...

Published: Tue 16 August 2016

Don't Get Duped: How to Spot a Bad Employer

Don't Get Duped: How to Spot a Bad EmployerDid you always get warned to avoid bad company when you were a kid? Well the same thing goes now you're all grown up and going to job interviews, champ. We've already taught you how to spot poor management, and now we're going to show you how to give second-rate companies a wide berth like a boss. Hop to it.We'd refer to the job interview process as a lion's den, but actually it's more ...

Published: Tue 09 August 2016

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
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