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Hiring for attitude, training for skill- getting the right balance

Hiring for attitude, training for skill. It’s the buzz phrase that’s been doing the rounds on the recruitment circuit for quite some time now. But just how viable an approach is it? And what is the correct balance when it comes to your staff? This week’s blog takes a look at skills versus attitude and how…

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Older workers – recruitment and the over-50’s

The notion of retirement divides the nation. For some older workers, retirement can’t come soon enough. Others dread the very word. Then there are those for whom whom retirement is not a viable financial option. In 2016, a report from Public Health England stated that older people residing in the UK are living longer than…

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Women in the STEM sector – why we need more

It’s well documented that there are not enough women qualified, or working in the technology sector. Numerous efforts to get women into the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (known collectively as the STEM sector) have failed. When it comes to STEM sector occupations, women represent only 23% of the workforce. To add insult…

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Diversity and why it grows your business

Diversity is the act of embracing difference in all areas of human existence. Age, gender and ethnicity, along with sexual orientation, religious belief and disability are all areas in which difference must be embraced. Inclusion and diversity have been doing the rounds on the buzzword circuit for quite some time now. And for good reason….

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Employee Retention and how to achieve it

Employee retention: a constant blot on the landscape for employers across the globe. The balance between pushing your employees too hard and not challenging them enough is an important one, because in either scenario, given the constant stream of news around the floundering UK economy and the looming shadow of Brexit, you’d be forgiven for…

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The Paper CV – irrelevant or indestructible?

Whether the traditional CV has any remaining relevance is a hot topic. With Ernst and Young actively telling the world that CVs are no longer important, and LinkedIn being hailed as the wonder kid of paperless recruitment, the Pandora’s box of who can come up with the ‘next big thing’ to catch an employers eye…

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Employment and networking apps – consider, download or avoid?

For those seeking new opportunities, there are now various apps that promise to match you with the perfect job, employer and candidate – it’s effectively Tinder for the job market. That’s not just clever wordplay, Tinder has actually developed an app for people seeking employment, with the same blueprint as the divisive dating app. It’s…

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Attract The Best Staff

There are many reasons why your job advertisement might not be getting the attention you expected; where the role’s located, the salary, or a simple shortage of talent are just a few examples. But sometimes, it’s for the simple reason that the advert is, for want of a better phrase, badly written. If you’ve ever…

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Business New Year’s Resolutions

New Years Eve: the time to make resolutions that you’re going to stick to, and hopefully see results. And no, we’re not talking about dry January, joining a gym or finding the love of your life on Match.Com. New Year’s Resolutions are not the sole domain of your personal life. In fact, they’re the perfect…

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6 reasons why people are leaving your organisation and how to fix it

There are so many reasons why people leave their jobs; family commitments, a move away, a completely new career direction.  However, what about those people who leave their jobs because they are unhappy with their current role? Those people who love what they do and want to keep doing it but are just unhappy in…

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