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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…

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…