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Avoiding Bad Bosses: How to Spot Poor Leadership at Interview

So you're looking to get yourself back into employment, or you're seeking out a new challenge in the working world. The first hurdle of perfecting a bespoke CV and covering letter has been completed and now you wait for the congratulatory invite to interview or the dreaded future-endeavour generic email. At long last, the former arrives and now 'all' you need to do is prepare to impress to nail that new position down. But is ...

Published: Tue 05 April 2016

Exclusive: recruiters using drones to gather intelligence on candidates

When it comes to candidate screening, recruiters are always looking for new ways to separate the wheat from the chaff. But the latest steps recruiters are taking have caused quite a stir in recent weeks, after it was reported that some are now sending drones on CIG (Candidate Intelligence Gathering) missions. In simpler terms, they are using camera-fitted drones to spy on potential candidates. In what has already proven ...

Published: Thu 31 March 2016

Recruiters: How to Find the Best Candidates on LinkedIn

If you've already read our article on the benefits of social media recruitment, then you will understand just how useful a tool like LinkedIn can be to recruiters. With over 300 million users globally, LinkedIn offers a colossal online database of professionals looking to get noticed for their business acumen.The very size of such a platform can also be a downfall though, as it can become hard to identify the highest quality ...

Published: Tue 29 March 2016

Flexible Working: An Employer Guide to UK Law

As working practices begin to break down the cubicle walls and transcend the 9-to-5, flexible working is having a real impact on the way that employers manage their businesses. More than just moving the minute hand though, changing a long-standing working culture poses a number of challenges to employers, both from a legal and pragmatic perspective. So what exactly is flexible working and what are the UK laws that employers ...

Published: Mon 21 March 2016

National Apprenticeship Week 2016: Time to Find an Apprentice

This week marks the ninth annual National Apprenticeship Week. Running from 14th - 18th March, the week acts as a call to arms not only for employers to invest in these vacancies, but also for apprentices to see for themselves just how effective an apprenticeship can be for their career.Coordinated by the National Apprenticeship Service, National Apprenticeship week will celebrate the positive impact such schemes can have on ...

Published: Mon 14 March 2016

National Living Wage: How Will Your Business Be Affected?

As you're no doubt aware, there's going to be a big shake-up in the minimum wage this year - with it set to rise by 50p per hour for over-25s and being rebranded as the 'national living wage'. But what does this mean for your business, the recruitment industry, or the economy in general?What is the national living wage?On April 1st 2016, the UK's minimum wage will change its name to the national living wage - going from £6.70 ...

Published: Tue 08 March 2016

Finding work again after becoming unemployed

Being out of work for the first time in your career is a terrifying concept for anyone. Aside from the obvious financial concerns, other factors such as routine and overall mental wellbeing come into play which can manifest a counterproductive collapse in your job search.The first (and most important) step to take when you are out of work is to stop yourself from slipping into this rut of self-doubt and anxiety. Below we'll ...

Published: Tue 01 March 2016

Mental health at work: HR guide to employee wellbeing

You're enjoying your weekend after an exhausting week, walking in the great outdoors. But bad luck is about to hit you. You take an unfortunate tumble, and the awkward landing results in a broken leg. Work is a no-go given that you can't hobble to or sit comfortably at your desk. You're given time to recover, which is great. But what about illnesses we can't see?Mental ill health can be one of the most debilitating ailments ...

Published: Tue 23 February 2016

UK Skills Shortage: A Recruiter's Guide

With the UK currently in the midst of a much-publicised skill shortage, recruiters and recruitment agencies are having to rethink their tactics in order to attract the most in-demand professionals on the market. Skilled candidates are *supposedly* becoming increasingly hard to find and the recruitment industry is under pressure to meet employer demands and aid economic growth. But just how can recruiters cope with such a shallow ...

Published: Tue 16 February 2016

Valentine's Day: 5 reasons interviews are like dates

To some, Valentine's day is nothing more than a money-making gimmick. To others, it is a perfect opportunity to express their undying love to someone special. Either way, as the old saying goes, you never get a second chance to make a first impression. Sound similar to any other situations? Much like a date, going for a job interview requires you to sell yourself, dress to impress and (hopefully) pencil in a second meeting ...

Published: Wed 10 February 2016
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