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Brexit Impact: Why Are Small Businesses Doing So Well?

Following the decision to leave the European Union (EU), we are living in times of uncertainty. Interest rates are down, while housebuilding and construction output have slackened in the face of economic concerns. But this message of worry does not seem to have affected small to medium enterprises (SMEs), who are bucking the trend with companies established at a faster rate than ever before. Recruitment agencies are ...

Published: Wed 19 October 2016

Revealed: Stress, Salary, and Their Relationship

Ah, work stress. Whether it's due to a never-ending mountain of tasks, pressure from superiors, or failing to hit those dastardly KPIs, at one time or another, we've all felt it. Failure to tackle effectively could lead to mental health issues in the workplace.What we at Agency Central have done is look at the stress levels for jobs and how they relate to salary.What we're asking is: "Does your pay reflect the level of stress ...

Published: Tue 18 October 2016

Is Silence Golden? How Office Noise Affects Productivity

Ahh the familiar tinny sound of Christina Aguilera's 'Dirrty' escapes my co-worker's headphones for the second time today. It got me thinking. Can ambient background noise actually make your office a more productive environment?In this article we take a look at the different types of 'office noise', what effects they have on our cognitive ability (using real life sciencey stuff), and how different types of jobs may be better ...

Published: Tue 11 October 2016

How Many UK Construction Jobs Will Hinkley Point C Create?

Image Credit: Flickr/ Tom BastinAfter an initial delay following the formation of Theresa May's government, the £18 billion project to build Britain's first new nuclear power station for a generation has been given the go-ahead. We look at what this decision means for construction job prospects and whether it will increase recruitment opportunities. Background to Hinkley Point CThe construction of Hinkley Point ...

Published: Fri 07 October 2016

How do Recruitment Agencies Get Paid (and How Much)?

Are you thinking of using a recruitment agency, but unsure about how recruiting fees work? Then read on. Employing new staff can be an expensive and time consuming process - often leading businesses to turn to specialist services. Cost can be a sticking point, but understanding how recruitment agencies get paid will help employers identify the best staffing firm for their needs and budget.   Do recruitment agencies ...

Published: Tue 04 October 2016

Students: This is How You Should Prepare for the Job Market

For many who look back at their university experience, the year that generates the least nostalgia is the final one. Sure, you still had a great time and loved the environment, but you couldn't ignore work with the abandon of the previous two years. At certain points, you were undoubtedly drowning in a sea of essays, exam preparation and dreaded dissertation deadlines. But should academia be the sole focus of a final year ...

Published: Tue 27 September 2016

If You're in Sales, Then This is How to Combat Stress at Work

With the number of people we've had on our site recently looking for Sales recruitment agencies, we'd imagine that there are a lot of you out there wanting tips on how to succeed in this stressful yet rewarding (and potentially very lucrative) career.Of all the reasons that Salespeople fail, stress is a major one - so let's take a look at how to relieve stress at work ... "Sooner or later, you'll regret it if you spend ...

Published: Wed 21 September 2016

Future-proof Jobs: Survive the Automation Apocalypse

Much like The Godfather and Terminator movies, the second instalment of my automation in the workplace series will be even better. Think of this sequel more of a Judgement Day rather than a Salvation. In this part we focus on how to make yourself indispensable to the machines, take a more detailed look at which industries will be most affected, and investigate how universities and schools will adapt to cope with the brave ...

Published: Mon 19 September 2016

How has construction output been affected by the EU referendum?

Recent figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show a decline in construction output. Here, we take a look at what effect the EU referendum has had on this and how the industry expects the decline in output to affect employment.Breakdown of the data[BQ]One encouraging piece of information came in the knowledge that in the second quarter of 2016, there was an 8.6% growth in new construction orders. This was ...

Published: Fri 16 September 2016

Psychometric Tests: Are They Beneficial to Recruitment?

Quick question; do you use psychometric testing when recruiting? Yes? Well, have you ever stopped to think WHY you use psychometric testing when recruiting?Although the recruitment process has always relied heavily on CVs and job interviews, aptitude and personality tests have remained just as ever-present amongst three-quarters of employers.In case you've been a little slow on the uptake, we've compiled a simple guide to psychometric ...

Published: Tue 13 September 2016
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