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Education Skills Shortage: Why Are Teachers Leaving?

Teachers. The very word evokes envy from some quarters. We've all heard opinions: 'school starts at 9am and finishes at 3.30pm - I'd work for that', 'you get 13 weeks' holiday each year', 'you're out of work more than you're in'.  Why, then, is the education profession facing a potentially catastrophic shortage? It's not unexpected that there are…
Published: 06/12/2016

What is Christmas like for catering recruitment agencies?

'Tis the season to be jolly. This rings true for most of us around the festive period. We're into December, the tree is up, presents bought (who are we kidding?), Christmas playlist has been compiled, and there's light at the end of this year's working tunnel. However, this feeling of relaxation and excitement is not the case for certain sectors of…
Published: 29/11/2016

The Facts Every Recruiter Should Know About Credit Checks

Do you have questions about the use of credit checks when recruiting?  Then read on! From getting paid on time to guaranteeing that a candidate has no financial skeletons in the closet, there are some aspects of the recruitment process that a recruiter can't entirely control.  Are adverse financial checks really the answer to tackling these…
Published: 08/11/2016

100 Days On: How is Brexit Affecting Recruitment?

It's been more than 100 days since Britain voted to leave the EU. Since the vote, there has been much change and uncertainty.  We have since got a new Prime Minister, new government, and the pound has fallen to a 31-year low as Britain's exit strategy is put into place.  In the month preceding the referendum, we asked UK businesses for their thoughts.…
Published: 03/11/2016

Introducing the Social Leaderboards!

  Just how social are you? And I'm not talking about you personally (as we already know 38.6% of the world's online population is now on Facebook) I'm talking about your company. As far as careers go, working in recruitment is a pretty sociable one. Finding the best talent online isn't for the shy and retiring type, as you need to approach people,…
Published: 02/11/2016

Confessions of a Recruiter

In this all-new segment, we shine a spotlight on the secrets of the recruitment world. In doing so, we aim to reveal the biggest recruitment issues of 2016, and (hopefully) share some useful insider tips from recruitment professionals. We want to know about the potentially problematic parts of the process that need perfecting (now that's alliteration),…
Published: 02/11/2016

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…
Published: 18/10/2016

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…
Published: 19/09/2016

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   One encouraging piece of information came in the knowledge that in the…
Published: 16/09/2016

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…
Published: 13/09/2016