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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…

Managing a disruptive team member

Managing a disruptive team member is a tricky business. They may be fantastic at their job, yet still manage to rub your team up the wrong way and behave negatively. They may gossip at their co-workers’ expense, or consistently undermine your authority. It may even go as far as intimidating colleagues, bullying, shouting and slamming…

Writing a CV – what not to do

When writing your CV, it’s always good to know what not to do. According to new research, you’ve got around 8.8 seconds to get the attention of a potential employer when applying for a job. In today’s job market, competition is rife. We’ve previously written about whether the traditional CV is still relevant . We…

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…

Employer brand and why it matters

Recruitment agents are now well versed in the benefits of a strong employer brand. In today’s market, recruitment isn’t just about posting job adverts and hoping or the best, it’s about pro-actively making sure that your business is the first choice for the best candidates. Here we take a look at the notion of the…

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….