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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

Health and Safety Fails: the 'seriously unsafe' safety mask

Do you remember when you were a kid? Back when you would use your child-like creativity to pretend a toilet roll was a rocket ship, or a washing line was a zip wire for your Action Man? Well this week's tool appears to have reimagined the humble plastic bucket as a stand-in safety mask.  It takes no Einstein to work out why this is a no-no when it…
Published: 07/09/2016

Automation Nation Part 1: Why Your Job Isn't Safe

James Cameron's vision of the future in his 1984 classic, The Terminator, portrayed a rather harrowing world where a bed of skulls lay beneath the tread of cyborgs. Lasers lit up the polluted skies, playgrounds were vaporised, and humans were brown bread. That year was 2029. Here we are in 2016 (some 13 years shy) and already the machines are taking…
Published: 18/08/2016

Pokmon Go and Recruiting's AR Future: Gotta Recruit 'Em All!

Do you struggle to tell a Jigglypuff from a Bulbasaur? Does augmented reality still sound like something from a sci-fi movie? Find out why Pokemon Go is taking the world by storm, and learn what it will mean for recruitment agencies in the very near future...  Although augmented reality (AR) has been around for a while, well, it's kind of a thing…
Published: 20/07/2016

Construction industry job increase: What this means for recruitment agencies

The number of construction workforce jobs increased by 117,000 between March 2015 and March 2016.  While it is good to see a rise in vacancies, it poses challenges to all areas of the industry. Here, we focus on the challenges this increase is posing to construction recruitment agencies and how they are changing the way they work in order to fill the…
Published: 18/07/2016

Technological Progress And Why It Will Never Destroy Recruitment

Technology: Builder of relationships. Giver of knowledge. Portal to ubiquity.  There's no question that computers are perpetually altering the way that we live, but have you ever stopped to think about how technology has changed recruitment and whether or not it will make recruiters obsolete? No? Well before we continue on this path towards an…
Published: 04/07/2016

Age-related bias still unmonitored in recruitment

Imagine a world in which you were perfect for a job, but your application was unsuccessful. That world exists, indeed it is something many of us have experienced. You may have been given constructive feedback which, while no real consolation, gives you something to work on. Now imagine a world in which you were unsuccessful applying for a vacancy…
Published: 04/07/2016

Why Recruiting Generation Z is Different to Hiring Millennials

As a 25 year-old Millennial who remembers the excitement of Myspace and MSN, never have I felt so old when writing an article. My heydays are gone, my expiry date has passed. Prepare my bed Satan, I'm coming home. No sooner have I entered the big wide world through a post-university haze, I now have to contend with these young upstarts, waging war…
Published: 04/07/2016

3 Ways Your Temp Agency Can Stand Out and Succeed

"We come too late to say anything which has not been said already," bemoaned La Bruyre. That was in the 17th Century folks. Add to that 3 more century's worth of bright ideas and linguistic saturation and what's left?  People trying to say the same thing differently, that's what. It's especially hard to stand out if you're a recruitment agency.…
Published: 28/06/2016

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