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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

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
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