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Working from Home – Is it all that?

Working from Home – Is it all that?

Back in February, the idea of home working would have seemed like an unachievable dream for many people. Roll on a few months and it has become the norm. But, has…

Lunch Breaks – Why You Shouldn’t be Skipping Them

Lunch Breaks – Why You Shouldn’t be Skipping Them

Keeping up your energy levels at work is essential, one great way to do this is to eat foods that fuel you, here's why you shouldn't be skipping your lunch…

Say NO to Discrimination

Say NO to Discrimination

An absolute must for every single ethically correct, successful business in the world is to make sure that everyone in the workplace is treated equally. Say NO to discrimination, it…

Becoming an Eco-Friendly Business

Becoming an Eco-Friendly Business

Eco consciousness is a hot topic in our society right now, with global warming increasing at alarmingly high rates doing everything you can as a business to be sustainable and…

Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence

In a world where the use of technology in our day to day lives is ever increasing, it’s perfectly reasonable to wonder how artificial intelligence will be/is currently used in…

Social Media

Social Media

The term social media is as commonplace today as big hairstyles were in the 80’s or bright colours were in the 90’s! But is this just another tech trend like…

Maintaining Peace Within the Workplace

Maintaining Peace Within the Workplace

Maintaining peace between your employees can be a complicated mission. Wouldn’t it be ideal if everyone could just get along all of the time? With such a variety of personalities…

Mental Health Matters

Mental Health Matters

Mental health in the workplace matters. Employees who are struggling with their mental health may find it very challenging to work well. One in five even feel like they can’t…

Oh no… Another job?!

Oh no… Another job?!

Times have changed since most employees would stick to just two or three jobs throughout their whole career, looking forward to their retirement. Your employee is looking for another job……

New Legislation Sets Qualification Standards For Agents

New Legislation Sets Qualification Standards For Agents

Qualification standards for agents are changing... In an attempt to diminish poor quality "rogue" agents, the Government are bringing in a new rule where all Estate Agents will be required…

These ESSENTIAL Interview Tips are often Forgotten!

These ESSENTIAL Interview Tips are often Forgotten!

There are thousands of blogs on the web regarding the best interview tips and how to become a top-tier interviewee. Listing off extensive interview techniques and interview skills, but missing…

How to Write a CV

How to Write a CV

In the process of job hunting, the number one item you need is a CV. It's going to be the key to gaining that role; however, you're most likely in…

Are you maximising the use of E-Forms in your Recruitment Process?

Are you maximising the use of E-Forms in your Recruitment Process?

Are you maximising the use of E-Forms in your Recruitment Process? Any opportunity to save time and improve efficiency in the workplace is a big bonus for everyone. If we…

Taking The Sting Out Of Rejection

Taking The Sting Out Of Rejection

Taking the sting out of rejection Why don’t they like me? What did I do wrong – what more could I have done? These are the questions we all ask…

The Job-Seeker Divide

The Job-Seeker Divide

As a candidate (many moons ago) external recruiters played a significant role in a couple of permanent moves I made in my career. I remember being very grateful to them…

Deciding On a Career Path

Deciding On a Career Path

Perhaps I am slightly biased, but apprenticeships are great! With the rising volume of apprenticeship schemes over the years, it is difficult not to argue that they have opened up…

Job Adverts And How To Make Them Work

Job Adverts And How To Make Them Work

Thanks to the internet, job adverts can now reach thousands more potential applicants than ever before - but as with anything, volume rarely means quality. Those of you who have…

Becoming An Employer Of Choice

Becoming An Employer Of Choice

In order to attract the best talent, your business needs to offer an attractive proposition to potential candidates. Whether your company sells private jets, holidays or nuts and bolts, there…

Onboarding… It’s Worth The Time!

Onboarding… It’s Worth The Time!

"Onboarding, also known as organisational socialisation, refers to the mechanism through which new employees acquire the necessary knowledge, skills and behaviours to become effective organisational members and insiders." Whilst so…

The Importance of Company Culture in Recruitment

The Importance of Company Culture in Recruitment

One of the most overlooked selection criteria when companies recruit new staff is cultural fit. Recruiting new members of staff that fit seamlessly into the existing company culture will not…

Hiring The Best Talent… In-House Or Outsource?

Hiring The Best Talent… In-House Or Outsource?

One of the biggest and often most changeable decisions in a business (particularly those experiencing growth), is what functions to have in-house and what to outsource. In the case of…

Top Five Tips Every Start-Up Recruiter Should Know

Top Five Tips Every Start-Up Recruiter Should Know

I'm a bit of a newbie when it comes to recruiting but I've learnt a lot in 6 months. In particular, I've focused on business development within our young Virtual…

The Changing Tides Of The Recruitment Industry

The Changing Tides Of The Recruitment Industry

Having worked in recruitment for over twelve years, I have seen a huge amount of change in the industry. Although the majority of this change has been positive, one thing…

Getting Value From Uninterested LinkedIn Candidates

Getting Value From Uninterested LinkedIn Candidates

Having spent the last seven years focusing 90% of my hiring strategy on the sourcing and recruitment of passive talent, I have had my fair share of "I'm not interested"…

Is Sunny Weather Good Or Bad For Recruiters?

Is Sunny Weather Good Or Bad For Recruiters?

This is something I have been thinking about a lot over the last few weeks, so I thought it would be good to put down a few of my thoughts…

How Highly Do You Value Your CV?

How Highly Do You Value Your CV?

Have a quick think now about the most important documents in your life. You know the ones - hidden in the back of a drawer or cupboard that create a…

When Will CVs Move With The Times?

When Will CVs Move With The Times?

CVs have not moved with the times.  Although the recruitment industry has benefited greatly from technological advances and social media (in particular LinkedIn), CVs still look the same as they did twenty…

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