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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

5 Reasons Your Performance Appraisals Don't Work

Performance appraisals are a much-maligned presence in the corporate world that no one really wants to have around, right? Wrong. Because it doesn't have to be that way! A few simple adjustments can mean that you'll have an effective feedback system in no time. So what can you do?1. You're only letting them work in one directionOne major reason that you might not be getting the most from your performance appraisals ...

Published: Mon 04 July 2016

Age-related bias still unmonitored in recruitment

Imagine a world in which you were perfect for a job, but your application was unsuccessful. That world exists, indeed it is something many of us have experienced. You may have been given constructive feedback which, while no real consolation, gives you something to work on.Now imagine a world in which you were unsuccessful applying for a vacancy for no reason except your age. Sadly, this world also exists. You could be perfect ...

Published: Mon 04 July 2016

Technological Progress And Why It Will Never Destroy Recruitment

Technology: Builder of relationships. Giver of knowledge. Portal to ubiquity. There's no question that computers are perpetually altering the way that we live, but have you ever stopped to think about how technology has changed recruitment and whether or not it will make recruiters obsolete? No?Well before we continue on this path towards an automated economy, let's take a step back and look at just how technology has impacted ...

Published: Mon 04 July 2016

Why Recruiting Generation Z is Different to Hiring Millennials

As a 25 year-old Millennial who remembers the excitement of Myspace and MSN, never have I felt so old when writing an article. My heydays are gone, my expiry date has passed. Prepare my bed Satan, I'm coming home.No sooner have I entered the big wide world through a post-university haze, I now have to contend with these young upstarts, waging war on my self-acclaimed youth. But who exactly are Generation Z and why is it crucial ...

Published: Mon 04 July 2016

3 Ways Your Temp Agency Can Stand Out and Succeed

"We come too late to say anything which has not been said already," bemoaned La Bruyre. That was in the 17th Century folks. Add to that 3 more century's worth of bright ideas and linguistic saturation and what's left? People trying to say the same thing differently, that's what.It's especially hard to stand out if you're a recruitment agency. With 19,823 recruitment agencies in the UK (roughly), all trying to say the same ...

Published: Tue 28 June 2016

Britain Leave the EU: What Happens Now?

The polls have closed, and the voters have spoken. After four months of what has felt like endless campaigning by Vote Leave and Britain Stronger in Europe, the leave campaign won out with 52% of the vote. In short, the UK will leave the European Union (EU). A landmark decision, that is for sure. It comes after an estimated spend of £142.4 million, according to figures from BBC Reality Check, in a written statement ...

Published: Fri 24 June 2016

Guide to Interviewing Part 3: Choosing the Best Candidates

In the third and final part of our guide to interviewing, we take a look at what you should do once you've interviewed your candidates. How can you determine whether someone is truly right for the job you have advertised? From psychometric testing to spending half a day with your team, we've got you covered.So, we've already looked at ways you can screen candidates before interviewing, and we've given you our top tips for face-to-face ...

Published: Tue 21 June 2016

5 Office Personalities: How Many Do You Recognise?

Believe it or not, we spend around 92,000 hours at work over our lifetime (depressing I know). During that time we'll work with many different people. While you're likely to form some great friendships along the way, it helps if you understand some of the many personalities you'll encounter.In this article we'll cover 5 of the most relatable office characters across the UK; see how many of these you recognise and learn how to ...

Published: Tue 14 June 2016

How To Use Social Media

With such a wide selection of platforms available now, it can be quite daunting if you're looking to occupy social media with any real presence. But fear not, as below we take a look at 10 essential tips to consider in order to ensure your social media channels are engaging, relevant and an asset to your company. Whether you're looking to climb our social leaderboards or just improve generally, this is the go-to guide in doing ...

Published: Mon 13 June 2016
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