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The Facts Every Recruiter Should Know About Credit Checks

Do you have questions about the use of credit checks when recruiting?  Then read on! From getting paid on time to guaranteeing that a candidate has no financial skeletons in the closet, there are some aspects of the recruitment process that a recruiter can't entirely control.  Are adverse financial checks really the answer to tackling these…
Published: 08/11/2016

100 Days On: How is Brexit Affecting Recruitment?

It's been more than 100 days since Britain voted to leave the EU. Since the vote, there has been much change and uncertainty.  We have since got a new Prime Minister, new government, and the pound has fallen to a 31-year low as Britain's exit strategy is put into place.  In the month preceding the referendum, we asked UK businesses for their thoughts.…
Published: 03/11/2016

Introducing the Social Leaderboards!

  Just how social are you? And I'm not talking about you personally (as we already know 38.6% of the world's online population is now on Facebook) I'm talking about your company. As far as careers go, working in recruitment is a pretty sociable one. Finding the best talent online isn't for the shy and retiring type, as you need to approach people,…
Published: 02/11/2016

Confessions of a Recruiter

In this all-new segment, we shine a spotlight on the secrets of the recruitment world. In doing so, we aim to reveal the biggest recruitment issues of 2016, and (hopefully) share some useful insider tips from recruitment professionals. We want to know about the potentially problematic parts of the process that need perfecting (now that's alliteration),…
Published: 02/11/2016

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

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

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

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