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I’ve made the right choice!

By on Dec 11, 2019 in employer tips | 0 comments

I’ve made the right choice!

That’s what should be going through your new employee’s mind at the end of their first week with your organisation.  Think of this as another opportunity to make a really great impression. You could get them to spend those first days on endless form filling and HR administration – or you could organise it so that they finish the week with a real...

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I want to tell you a story

By on Nov 22, 2019 in employer tips | 0 comments

I want to tell you a story

With low unemployment levels and a growing skills gap, organisations need to adapt their strategies from an administrative approach to something that feels more personal in order to attract top talent. Essentially, companies are looking to humanise their brand, to outline a personality, a set of values. And what is more personal and human than a story? We all love...

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IR35 – Are you ‘in’ or are you ‘out’?

By on Nov 12, 2019 in Uncategorised | 0 comments

IR35 – Are you ‘in’ or are you ‘out’?

New legislation is on its way in April 2020. You’ve probably heard of IR35 if you are, or you employ, freelancers or self-employed contractors. If so, then you need to understand the implications to ensure that you keep HMRC happy. Essentially, the new regulations look to plug the issue of disguised employment. Some contractors bill for their services via a limited...

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What do candidates look for other than salary?

By on Oct 22, 2019 in Uncategorised | 0 comments

What do candidates look for other than salary?

Unemployment rates are currently at less than 4%. That’s fantastic for candidates, not so good for those looking to fill vacancies with red hot talent. Companies want to hold on to their good staff, and if they sense unease, may offer financial rewards to keep their top performers in-situ. So how on earth can you convince great people to move to you? Well, we’d be...

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Softly, softly – the art of training soft skills – and why it is essential you do so

By on Oct 14, 2019 in Uncategorised | 0 comments

Softly, softly – the art of training soft skills – and why it is essential you do so

The World Economic Forum, in its 2019 report The Future of Jobs, analyses the employment, skills and workforce strategy needed for the future. Its findings make for interesting reading. By 2024, 35% of the skills we consider invaluable today will have changed. We are on the cusp of the fourth industrial revolution. This is a movement that is bringing great change,...

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