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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

Summer of Sport 2016: how to stop productivity taking a dive

Summer is almost upon us and this one brings a raft of sport with it! Euro 2016, the Olympics, Test cricket, the strawberries and cream of Wimbledon and Le Grand Tour are just some events that could see your employees incessantly checking Twitter, live feeds, their mobiles - all to get a glimpse of the action.But while they're checking these platforms, they are missing key working time and ensuring your productivity is as effective ...

Published: Tue 07 June 2016

Consistent work absence: How do HR deal with this?

According to the most recent Office for National Statistics report, 131 million days were lost due to sickness absences throughout the UK in 2013. There has been a slight rise in the last year according to the CIPD, therefore HR professionals have a duty from employers to address and attempt to bring down the level of absences. How they do this is key to the standing of the employer. They must tread very carefully and understand ...

Published: Mon 06 June 2016

Construction jobs increase: How are employers coping with the upturn?

Construction experienced a sharp upturn in the number of workforce jobs available, according to the latest UK Labour Market statistics. Between December 2014 - December 2015, the construction industry saw an expansion of employment opportunities to the tune of 94,000. But what has this meant when recruiting for these roles? We get a flavour of the challenges faced by construction companies, as well as manufacturing, during the ...

Published: Mon 06 June 2016

3 ways to boost and maintain employee morale

Have you ever seen those posts on LinkedIn or Twitter that show some trendy office (usually in Silicon Valley somewhere) with a slide instead of stairs and an air hockey table in the canteen? Much more than just a gimmick, these fun features have become increasingly popular in companies across the world now. Why? Because boosting employee morale leads to greater retention and makes candidate attraction seem easy.So let's consider ...

Published: Mon 06 June 2016

Solving Conflict At Work: Effective Mediation Strategies for HR

When you think of the percentage of our lives we spend at work - as well as the high-pressure tasks we deal with there - it's unsurprising that we can all sometimes run into difficulties getting along. When professional relationships start to crack, mediation is often the best way to resolve things - and here we're going to look at how we as HR professionals can best intervene in these scenarios.Working in HR is a lot like teaching ...

Published: Mon 06 June 2016

How to Get the Best Graduate Jobs: Secrets Revealed

Nobody ever said that being a grown-up would be easy, but who knew that life post-uni would be so hard? Now that the cap and gown have been returned, it's time to burst the student bubble and get one of those job thingys. Fortunately, here at Agency Central, we're on hand to reveal the secrets to a successful graduate job search and help you make the transition to full-time working adult. Write a top graduate CVOkay ...

Published: Thu 02 June 2016
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