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Starting a new job- how to have the best start

Starting a new job can be a daunting prospect. Maybe you’re raring to go and can’t wait to get started, or maybe you’re just plain nervous. Most likely, it’s a bit of both; and understandably so. Whilst taking the next step on the career ladder is an exciting prospect, a new job will affect almost…

Getting the most from your recruitment agency

Getting the most from your recruitment agency depends upon a number of factors. You appreciate how important effective recruitment is. After all, the success of your company is dependent upon having the right people in your team. You’re set on getting the most from your recruitment agency so that you can sit back, safe in…

15 Years as a recruitment consultant

15 years ago, recruitment consultant Annabel Lewis joined Headway. Working in our permanent division, Annabel has a wealth of knowledge and experience when it comes to recruitment. We decided to ask her about her time with Headway, and her 15 years as a recruitment consultant. You’ve been with Headway Recruitment for 15 years, that’s pretty…

The benefits of co-working spaces

Co-working spaces are a relatively new concept. More and more people are opting for membership-based workspaces. They’re realising the advantages of working alongside a diverse mix of professionals. And rightly so.  The co-working phenomenon is thought to have been started during the global financial crisis of 2008. It’s now predicted that there’ll be 4 million…

Pension contributions for temporary staff

Pension contributions for temporary staff are now firmly on the agenda for employers. The Government has responded to the major shortfall in future pension provision with the introduction of the Pensions Act 2008. The Act stipulates that every UK employer now has the legal duty to automatically enrol eligible staff into a workplace pension scheme,…

Salary Negotiation – how to handle it

Salary negotiation. Quite possibly the most awkward part of the entire recruitment process First things first; it’s important to remember that you’ve already been offered the job. The employer obviously wants you in their team. This is simply their initial offer. At this point, everything’s up for negotiation. Your starting salary at a company is…

Recruitment Planning – how to do it

Strategic recruitment planning is so much more than hiring for immediate vacancies. Recruitment planning ensures that the right hires are being made at the right times, and considers the needs of the business, both in the short and long-term. Poor recruitment decisions can be costly. If you want your business to grow, then the odds…

Temporary Workers – the benefits

Widespread use of temporary workers, including contractors and agency workers, is not a new phenomenon. Their use by British companies has been rising for a number of years. In May, there was a steep rise in billing from temporary workers, despite the number of permanent placements falling for the third time this year.  In part,…

Being a better employer: our top tips

Arguably the biggest challenge as an employer is securing – and retaining – the best talent. After all, the quality of your employees, is imperative to the success of your company. Yet research has shown that over 50% of companies worldwide are struggling to hold on to their best employees. The truth is that top candidates…

Interview Tips – what not to say at an interview

You’ve landed the interview you’ve been hoping for. You’ve agonised over your Linked In profile, and spent hours tweaking your CV. So far, so good. The company must like what they’ve seen so far. Now it’s time to talk yourself up. It’s important to remember just how much is involved in a job interview. In…

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