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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…

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…

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….

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…

The 1 thing you should do to become a desirable company to work for!

Unemployment is at its lowest since 2004. Businesses that are looking for their next new star employee are struggling and this, in turn, means agencies are also feeling the pressure when looking for talented, reliable candidates. It is a candidate led market, which means job seekers usually have the choice of at least two positions…

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