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Millennials – recruiting Gen Y for your business

Millennials – they’ve got a pretty bad rap. But undeservedly so. It’s true that their values and expectations are rather different to those of previous generations. But the fact that you’ll need to adapt accordingly is no bad thing. Baby Boomers are now approaching retirement, and Gen X is ageing. The fact is that Millennials,…

Corporate social responsibility – why it matters

The idea of responsible business isn’t a new one, but it’s gained a lot of traction in recent years. Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is a term that’s recognised worldwide. Broadly speaking, it demonstrates the moral and ethical obligations of a company towards their employees, the environment, the economy and society. There are so many ways…

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…

A career in recruitment

30 years ago, Tim Berners-Lee was getting ready to unveil theWorld Wide Webto the world. But something else was happening too. Our very own Jacqui started her career in recruitment, and it seems she’s never looked back.  With so many successful placements under her belt, and many happy clients and candidates, we decided to ask…

Skydive

I have always enjoyed the outdoors. Marathons, sporting challenges, you name it, I’ve done it. Most recently I did a skydive. Nobody was surprised when I announced that I was planning to do this, as the saying goes: “Any idiot can fly a plane, but it takes a special kind of idiot to jump out…

What is DiSC Profiling?

What is DiSC? DiSC profiling is a form of psychometric profile… which is a fancy way of saying a personality test. This type of personality test is based on the work of William Houlton Marston who was also the creator of Wonder Woman! DiSC stands for Dominance, Influence, Support and Conscientiousness, we probably have a…

7 Interview Tips That Will Help You Get the Job

Here are Headway’s job interview tips to help prepare you for interview effectively. Proper preparation will help alleviate some of the stress involved in job interviews, and the more you prepare, the more comfortable and successful you will be at interviewing. 1. Practice and Prepare Practice your responses to the typical job interview questions and…

Could an employer CV be the future of recruitment?

Ever since the 2008 recession, the hardworking people of Great Britain have been reluctant to switch jobs, especially to unknown or less established companies. In my experience as a Recruitment Consultant, I find that candidates enjoy hearing about a potential employer’s history, background and future plans. In fact, I find that they are more likely…

Why you should be treating your staff equally

According to the biblical quote and now popular saying; “Do to others as you would have them do to you.” The way in which people are treated in modern society has been a topic of conversation for some years now, especially where equality rights in the workplace are involved. Issues date back as far as…