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Job hopping candidates: the risky hire you think they are?

  You've found the ideal candidate. They're more than qualified, have the right level of experience, and they even fulfil all of the 'desired but not essential skills' too. Except there's one little thing niggling away at you ... the number of jobs they've burnt through. But, in spite of the old stigma, should job hopping be seen as such a serious…
Published: 15/03/2017

Invisible Illness in the Workplace: Facts Employers Need to Know

My brother has Cystic Fibrosis. Day by day, he takes around 35 tablets to stay alive, his wife has to give him therapy, and he's up at 5am every morning to clear his lungs on a breathing machine. He also works 60 hours per week in car sales - a notoriously stressful job with long hours.  When he's suited and booted, you'd never know any of this. And…
Published: 14/02/2017

What Employers Must Know About Bullying in the Workplace

Bullying. The very word can send shudders down the sternest of spines. Sadly, it happens in all walks of life and the work environment is no different.   It is therefore extremely important for employers and HR staff to understand what it is and how it manifests itself within their workplace. In addition, they need to reassure employees that everything…
Published: 30/01/2017

How Can the UK Increase Its Productivity to German Levels?

In a previous article, we showed you just how far behind the UK's productivity is compared to France and Germany. Now we're going to show you what we can do to fix the UK's productivity problem. Engineering a solution to the workplace productivity crisis You may feel that there's little you can do to affect the situation in the country at large…
Published: 07/12/2016

Why UK Businesses Could Benefit from Hiring Older Workers

We've all heard the preconceptions when older and younger workers are compared; the world and employment are both more digital than before, something that younger employees are more at ease with. They'll be employed for much longer, while possessing the energy and zest of youth.  It is a preconception that spills over into recruitment, with age bias…
Published: 22/11/2016

The 3 Digital Marketing Trends You MUST Watch in 2017

  With 2017 almost upon us, let's take a look at the three digital marketing trends you should know about in the coming year ... Even more mobile content Making things easy for mobile users is something that every digital marketer should be familiar with by now, but in 2017 the stakes are rising higher than they've ever been before.  Mobile…
Published: 18/11/2016

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…
Published: 19/10/2016

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

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…
Published: 11/10/2016

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

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