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How to Get the Job You Want: Vaulting the HR Barrier

The state of the economy at the moment means that many sectors have more candidates than jobs - putting employers in somewhat of a buyer's market. This is great for them, but can feel like a nightmare for you. What we need to do is to redress the balance in your favour. In other words, we need to turn your job search into a seller's market.By this point, you've probably read a lot of the job hunter's guides out there, and might ...

Published: Tue 09 February 2016

Is the graduate job market really set to increase in 2016?

Anybody who has studied for a degree knows the drill. Three years of building up your intellect culminating in a gruelling dissertation and exams. The big celebratory blowout has been and gone so you're ready for the working world. But will you get the job you're after?Owing to economic and social shifts, the graduate job market is vulnerable to fluctuations, and considering we've endured a global recession, this has been the ...

Published: Wed 03 February 2016

5 ways to effectively manage your recruitment process

As any good employer will tell you, the most important component of any company is the employees. Motivated, qualified, passionate employees. Finding these people can be exceptionally difficult if you don't know where to start. The key is in the recruitment process, managing it effectively from start to finish and ensuring all quality measures have been taken.So what exactly is the best way to do this? To find out, we've conducted ...

Published: Tue 02 February 2016

Don't Miss Out in 2016: 5 Things Every Employer Should Consider

With the year now in full swing, employers have had time to settle back into their office chair and blow away the tinselled cobwebs that Christmas left behind. Sure, there may still be a few Matchmakers and Quality Streets lying around, but it's time to throw away the toffee pennies and plan for the forces that are set to impact the workplace over the next 12 months.So now that attentions are firmly being switched back to the ...

Published: Tue 26 January 2016

Why are people leaving London?

Mind the gap. A phrase uttered thousands of times over the underground Tannoys in London every single day. But these words also hold a sweet irony to the fact more and more people are doing exactly that - and I don't mean on train platforms. The gap opening up between London and the rest of the UK has led to an increasing number of people choosing to leave.Considered one of the world's best cities for jobs, London provides a ...

Published: Mon 18 January 2016

Four Ways to be More Progressive in Your Recruitment Practices

2016 has well and truly arrived now - and with the new year's resolutions well and truly, ...  ahem ...  ongoing, we thought it might be good to think about ways that you can introduce some forward-thinking into the way you go about employing new staff. We're all hoping that the economy's on the up, so we're taking a look at how you can get the most from the labour market this year.Our key term for this year might ...

Published: Tue 12 January 2016

Start 2016 the right way

Well here it is. January. The month that follows December, year on year. The hugely disappointing follow-up to a multi-award winning film. After the Christmas break, which was likely filled with presents and port, heading back to work in January is a daunting thought for all of us. But the night you sang Auld Lang Syne you probably made some 'resolutions' to yourself.After a decade of false promises and 'there's always next ...

Published: Mon 04 January 2016

How Does Santa Claus Recruit Elves to Work in His Factory?

Everyone knows that there's a workshop up at the North Pole that churns out a good percentage of the toys, cookies and candy canes received every Christmas, but you may not have realised that as the world's population grows, more and more workers are needed in order to do this. Every year, agencies all over the world vie to be the official recruitment partner of Father Christmas, as he seeks to fill job roles like Toymaker ...

Published: Mon 21 December 2015

The jobs that help make Christmas

Tis the season to be jolly and what better way to embrace the spirit than getting paid to contribute to the festivities. Though most yuletide job openings are reserved for retail and catering, there are some weird and wonderful opportunities out there that might be more to your liking. Whether you're trying to stretch your Christmas pay cheque or you fancy feeling festive all year round, these unusual jobs could just be ...

Published: Tue 15 December 2015

Secret Santa Gifts: the best and the worst

Anybody who works in an office environment will be all too familiar with the notion of Secret Santa. The pressure of buying a gift for somebody you know nothing about. The elation when you pull your best friend's name out of the hat. The disappointment when you receive a novelty gift you'll never use. The surprise when you get something you actually like.Secret Santa really is a roller coaster of emotions, but before the anxiety ...

Published: Tue 08 December 2015
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