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What’s the one thing that can deliver a huge competitive advantage for you?

Posted by on 28th February 2019 in employer tips | 0 comments

What’s the one thing that can deliver a huge competitive advantage for you?

It’s something that you already have in your organisation – your employees.  Attracting, recruiting and developing the very best talent is the most important thing you can do for the continued growth and success of your company. But what if you are finding it hard to attract the people you need? Is it the skills gap that is to blame? Well, possibly, but more likely it is your employer branding that is causing part of the problem. A recent report by PWC shows that in 2019, the availability of skills is the top business concern for UK...

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A necessary step in the pursuit of success

Posted by on 15th February 2019 in candidate advice | 0 comments

A necessary step in the pursuit of success

You did your research. You practised your presentation. Your shoes were polished, and your suit pressed. You gave insightful answers to all those tricky questions. Perhaps you were thinking – hoping – that it was in the bag. But then you get the letter or the phone call saying thanks, but no thanks. We are all human, and rejection hurts. It’s natural to feel that you did something wrong, or that you were deemed ‘not good enough’ and to feel a little down about it. But we all have to deal with rejection at some points in our lives. Even the...

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The revolution that will rock recruitment

Posted by on 31st January 2019 in employer tips | 0 comments

The revolution that will rock recruitment

Not since the Industrial Revolution has there been a period of such dynamic change with such far-reaching consequences. The Technology Revolution impacts on us all, in our work and our home lives. It has profoundly altered the way the world works. So, how has the recruitment sector been affected and what can we expect to see in the not so distant future? An enthusiastic adopter of software advances, the recruitment industry is one that generally welcomes the benefits of automating the processes that are central to the sector. And yet in a UK...

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Are you prepared to give a good candidate experience?

Posted by on 22nd January 2019 in employer tips | 0 comments

Are you prepared to give a good candidate experience?

Do you know how your recruitment company treats its candidates? And are you sure that when recruiting directly, you handle your candidates well? The fact is, well over half of all candidates report a poor recruitment experience.  Many of the complaints boil down to poor communication – from a website that’s impossible to use on a phone to zero acknowledgement of an application. And with unemployment levels at the lowest they have been in over 40 years, good candidates can be in short supply.   So it’s not only morally right to treat people...

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I get knocked down, but I get up again…….

Posted by on 7th January 2019 in candidate advice, employer tips | 0 comments

I get knocked down, but I get up again …….

Have you ever wondered why is it that some people seem to flourish in the face of adversity, whereas others only freeze or panic? It’s down to a personal quality that sets apart those employees who deal best with the pressures and stresses of today’s work life. The same quality determines someone’s ability to respond to the demands of life generally, their ability to bounce back from disappointments or failures, taking them as a positive learning experience and moving forward. That quality is resilience.  In the workplace, it’s the resilient...

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Is your CV your golden ticket?

Posted by on 11th December 2018 in candidate advice | 0 comments

Is your CV your golden ticket?

Creating the perfect Curriculum Vitae can be daunting for many people – especially if you are at the start of your career and sitting looking at a blank sheet.  Why?  It’s because a good CV can be the golden ticket to getting you an interview for your dream job.  So it feels like there’s a lot hanging on it. Keep that in mind – it’s purpose is not to get you the job – it’s to get you an interview.  Then it’s up to YOU to get you the job.  So a CV is a marketing document, a piece of paper that shows how your skills can solve your potential...

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‘None of Us is as Smart as All of Us’

Posted by on 21st November 2018 in employer tips | 0 comments

None of Us is as Smart as All of Us’

So said Ken Blanchard, author of the best-selling One Minute Manager. Certainly, one of the most challenging tasks of a leader is to build a strong and effective team.  It’s because you are dealing with human beings, and getting a group that works together in harmony takes hard work. But it’s a task that is critical to an organisation’s success. Everything from productivity to morale, to the bottom line, are all hit when a team isn’t nurtured and developed.   What are the characteristics of an effective team? An effective team will...

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Is your Online Life Standing in the Way of your Career?

Posted by on 25th October 2018 in candidate advice | 0 comments

Is your online life standing in the way of your career?

As if finding your dream job wasn’t challenging enough, now there’s another element to throw into the mix. Your social media footprint. And whilst we all understand that we shouldn’t post things that might come back to bite us, it can sometimes happen without you realising it. Maybe a friend has tagged you in a photo where you were, ahem, ‘partying’. Or you opened your Facebook account at 14 years old, and ten years later you’ve forgotten those strident views the young teenage version of yourself posted. Or the Uni freshers’ week photos where...

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How to Turn an Unhappy Customer into your Biggest Advocate

Posted by on 22nd September 2018 in employer tips | 0 comments

How to Turn an Unhappy Customer into your Biggest Advocate

Every company has to deal with complaints. No matter how well trained your employees, how empowered they are to solve issues, someone, somewhere will be unhappy about something. Now you can shrug your shoulders and take a ‘that’s life’ approach, or you can take proactive steps to turn the situation around. Take proactive steps There are two reasons why we recommend the second approach. Firstly, it’s much cheaper to retain your existing customers than find new ones. And it won’t be just one lost customer but several, all the people they tell...

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Manners Maketh Man-ager

Posted by on 10th September 2018 in employer tips | 0 comments

Manners Maketh a Man

The Business Dictionary defines a manager as ‘an individual who is in charge of a certain group of tasks or a certain subset of a company.’   Sounds simple, huh?   In the quote Manners Maketh Man, ‘manners’ mean your mannerisms and behavioural characteristics, the traits that make you who you are.   And this is equally true of a manager; an excellent one must exhibit behaviours that inspire their teams to work hard, strive for their goals and enjoy the process along the way.   Why are good managers essential?   Gallup research...

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