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What is a recruitment agency?

  If you’ve recently entered the job market, or have a vacancy you’re looking to fill, then you might be wondering whether a recruitment agency is right for you.  As the leading online directory of UK recruitment agencies, we understand the role that recruiters play in connecting candidates and employers.  Haven’t used one before? Here’s…
Published: 10/06/2021

What to wear for an interview with a recruitment agency

When attending a job interview, it’s a given that you should arrive punctually, fully prepared and dressed to perfection, which in many industries means suiting up. But, what is expected of you when meeting your recruiter at the very beginning of the process?   While you won’t be offered a new role at the end of your recruiter interview, there’s…
Published: 04/12/2019

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This is the Cookie Policy for Agency Central, accessible from What Are Cookies As is common practice with almost all professional websites this site uses cookies, which are tiny files that are downloaded to your computer, to improve your experience. This page describes what information they gather, how we use it and why…
Published: 06/03/2019

Employers: how to choose a recruitment agency

  So you're looking for staff, but not sure which employment service is right for you?  With around 30,000 agencies in the UK, each varying in specialism and approach, picking just one can be difficult. Need some help deciding? Then read on and find out what you should be thinking about when choosing a recruitment agency.    What's…
Published: 16/07/2018

What is executive recruitment (and how does it work)?

  Do you have a senior vacancy, but not sure what recruitment method to use? Then read on and find out about executive search.  Recruiting can be tricky, especially when looking for management or board level staff. Understanding what executive recruitment is and how it works, could minimise the cost and time of your next hire, while also helping…
Published: 29/05/2018

Important changes to the Social Recruiter Leaderboard

As of the 28th of May, the Social Recruiter Leaderboard is changing how it ranks players.   The data that we use to determine a player's position on the leaderboard comes from Rise, who use the Klout scoring mechanism to calculate social influence. Unfortunately, Klout is closing its service, so Rise have decided to move to a new algorithm - Kred.   This…
Published: 24/05/2018

How to write a CV: secrets of the professionals

Do you worry that your CV might be letting you down? Well fear not, because we asked six professional CV writers to share some advice for getting your application noticed by employers.  So if you could use some CV writing tips, read on and find out what the experts say!    Tip #1: Start strong    Liam Barrell, freelance CV writer…
Published: 27/02/2018

Unusual ideas for the best Christmas parties and perks

Staff perks are great if you're looking to attract and retain staff. As we've seen in the past, they can also help to improve people's productivity. And what better time of the year to think about perks than Christmas? Staff Christmas perks have been a thing for almost as long as Christmas itself. Just take Charles Dickens' classic tale A Christmas…
Published: 20/12/2017

Secret Santa gift guide: last minute buys

  For many businesses across the nation, Secret Santa is a bit of an institution. You know the drill; every year, each participating employee is randomly assigned a colleague for whom they must buy a gift. There are many variations of the rules, but one rule is universal: Secret Santas must not reveal their identity to their gift's recipient at…
Published: 18/12/2017

10 big recruitment tips from popular festive movie hits

The festive season is well and truly upon us. It's a time of tinsel, good cheer, bustling marketplaces, and lively office parties! When Christmas comes around, many of us relish the chance to kick back, switch off and enjoy our favourite festive films. These come in all shapes and sizes; some are funny, quirky, sentimental, or even gratuitously violent.…
Published: 13/12/2017