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HR Secrets of Speeding Up Your Hiring Process

27.9 days. Doing a constant speed of just 37mph, you could complete a full lap of the world in that time. You could also make four return trips to the moon. Or, if you're feeling really rock 'n' roll, you could hire a new employee. That's right, just 3 days shy of a full month, the average length of the UK's hiring process in 2016 is record high of…
Published: 19/04/2016

Flexible Working: An Employer Guide to UK Law

As working practices begin to break down the cubicle walls and transcend the 9-to-5, flexible working is having a real impact on the way that employers manage their businesses. More than just moving the minute hand though, changing a long-standing working culture poses a number of challenges to employers, both from a legal and pragmatic perspective.  So…
Published: 21/03/2016

National Living Wage: How Will Your Business Be Affected?

As you're no doubt aware, there's going to be a big shake-up in the minimum wage this year - with it set to rise by 50p per hour for over-25s and being rebranded as the 'national living wage'. But what does this mean for your business, the recruitment industry, or the economy in general? What is the national living wage? On April 1st 2016, the UK's…
Published: 08/03/2016

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…
Published: 02/02/2016

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…
Published: 26/01/2016

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…
Published: 18/01/2016

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…
Published: 12/01/2016

Is there a skill shortage in the Construction Industry?

The UK construction sector is one of the country's leading economic drivers, however a perceived shortage of skilled professionals is becoming a challenge for a field that relies on its workforce more than most.    Employers and specialist construction recruitment agencies are experiencing first hand the lack of qualified candidates in the current…
Published: 18/11/2015

UK working hours: should they be shorter?

Why do we have a five-day working week? What are the origins of the fabled nine-to-five? A trial of a six-hour working day in another European country recently found that not only were workers happier and less-tired thanks to their newly-improved work/life balance, but also more efficient - delivering higher quality across the board. Could the same approach…
Published: 10/11/2015

What Halloween Can Teach Employers About Recruitment

Accompanied by gloomy nights and a supernatural chill, Halloween will soon be here to darken our doors and illuminate the occasional jack o'lantern. With the 9 to 5 zombies beginning to loosen their ties, it can be tempting to hide away under the blanket until first light. Even the scariest of experiences can prove to be life lessons though and employers…
Published: 23/10/2015

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