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Fake degrees: the secret industry damaging so many employers

  Fancy becoming a Doctor of Physics for £250? The price includes a certificate - accurate to a university of your choice - along with all transcripts from the course you 'underwent'. Added bonus? No tuition fees or live-in costs.   Not included: the course, experience, qualification and overall vocational competency.    Fake degrees…
Published: 15/05/2017

12 Prolific Construction Bloggers to follow in 2017

  Our List of Distinguished Construction Bloggers & Blogs: Andrew Pryke - BAM Blog Kayley Bright - Pauley Creative: The Construction Marketers' Blog Matt Molloy - Thomas Reuters (Practical Law Construction Blog) Josh Farrington - MyBuilder Blog  Stephen Roberts - Builders' Merchants News Aarni Heiskanen - AEC Business Blog Monica…
Published: 09/05/2017

Recruitment myths: 12 ugly truths

      The recruitment industry generates a lot of myth and conjecture. Here we've assembled 12 of those myths. Some will make you laugh, and others will make you cry with despair. The one thing they have in common is that they're all dead wrong. Let us tell you why ...   Myth 1: small recruitment agencies shouldn't be trusted We're…
Published: 08/05/2017

IR35 Reforms: How will these affect recruitment agencies?

    The first week of April is always an important one in the UK; it marks the implementation of many pieces of legislation. This year, April 6th was the all important date and one in particular caused consternation in the recruitment sector.    Specifically, the public sector IR35 reforms could end up costing recruitment agencies vital…
Published: 04/05/2017

Startup your recruitment agency the easy way: guide to outsourcing

  Starting a recruitment agency is hard.  There's getting funds together, creating a business plan, building a website, finding staff ... oh, and have you even thought of a name yet? All this and you've got to find a way to compete at a time when the number of recruitment agency startups is rising.  Sometimes it can feel like you're spinning…
Published: 02/05/2017

Can You Handle the Pace? How to Make Multiple Jobs Work for You

  The former Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, caused quite a stir last month when it was announced he will become the Editor of the London Evening Standard.  Much of the reaction centred around the ability to function effectively in different roles, and the fact Mr Osborne's expertise in journalism are, shall we say, limited.  And…
Published: 24/04/2017

Why You Need to Stop Using Jargon in Your Job Ads, Right Now!

OTE. Pro rata. Proven track record. Self-starter. Dynamic environment. Yada yada yada. A quick skim read of some job ads will quickly reveal that such phrases and acronyms make up precisely 99% of the total description. And whilst I don't deny that your working environment is nothing short of dynamic, or your OTE is not lucrative, there's one thing that's…
Published: 18/04/2017

Candidate Referencing: How Could It Be Made More Useful?

      Providing a reference is something that most of us are familiar with, having applied for a job at some point. But UK referencing law is not always helpful. Given that many employers now avoid giving a reference for fear of litigation, we ask if the current system has had its day ... How do employment references work in the UK? First,…
Published: 10/04/2017

The UK's Social Care Problem in 2017 - Can it Be Fixed?

    Skills shortages. Under-payment of staff by some employers. Necessity for huge investment.    They say it never rains but it pours, and that certainly seems the case for the social care sector, beleaguered by all the issues above in recent months and years.    The role of social care recruitment agencies is, therefore, crucial.…
Published: 04/04/2017

Why did 4,529 recruitment agencies launch in 2016?

    The number of recruitment agencies in the UK is on the rise.      In 2016, there were 4,529 recruitment agency startups - a 13.7% increase on the previous year.  This has taken the total number of recruitment agencies in the UK to 26,901. But why is now proving to be such a good time to launch a recruitment business? Startups…
Published: 03/04/2017

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