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Top tips to resolve that proverbial Catch 22

By on Jan 16, 2020 in Uncategorised | 0 comments

Top tips to resolve that proverbial Catch 22

Catch 22. A circular problem. To get the job you want, you need to demonstrate some experience. But to show experience, you need to have had a job. Searching for work can be stressful at the best of times, but how on earth are you meant to create a great CV when you feel you have nothing to write about? The good news is that although you might not have specific...

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Lost time is never found again

By on Dec 20, 2019 in Uncategorised | 0 comments

Lost time is never found again

So said Benjamin Franklin, a man who knew a lot about many things. Each second is a disposable commodity – once it’s gone, it’s gone. You can’t bank the time you don’t use for another day. It is the ultimate limited resource. We all know that, of course, so why do we procrastinate? Psychologists will tell us it’s because of our self-control and motivation. These may...

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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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They’re coming – and they know what they want!

By on Aug 30, 2019 in Uncategorised | 0 comments

They’re coming – and they know what they want!

We’ve spent the last couple of decades evolving our recruitment processes to appeal to millennials; the largest and most educated generation we’ve ever seen. Now it’s all change. Those thirty-something millennials are climbing the career ladder, moving into management and executive roles. And coming up fast behind them to fill their place are the new kids on the...

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