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The 3 Main Benefits of Online Recruitment

In the last 15 years, online recruitment has exploded onto the scene and now dominates modern recruitment practices. Traditional print advertising has nosedived in that time, as job boards, online CV databases and (more recently) social media has helped to position online recruitment as the preferred method of sourcing the next generation of talent. At […]

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The 5 best ways to genuinely reduce your cost-per-hire

It’s a thought that passes through the minds of Recruitment Managers at least once per week:  How can I reduce my cost-per-hire? With budgets being squeezed, the ever present threat of treble dip recessions and economic uncertainty, managing a company’s cost-per-hire is the one financial KPI that a Recruitment Manager is measured by. It’s not […]

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Ten typical interviewing questions: Part 1

Sweaty palms and a dry mouth; if this is the way you typically feel before going into an important job interview, don’t worry, you’re not alone. It’s natural to feel nervous occasionally, and far from being a negative, sometimes nerves can help you focus and stay alert in pressurised situations. However, whilst it always natural […]

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10 Tips for recruiting in a candidate saturated market in 2013

The current job market is saturated with many candidates who adopt the scatter-gun approach with their CV; applying to anything which seems vaguely relevant to the type of role they are after. But there are processes that companies can put in place to ensure that their recruitment process runs smoother in this challenging time. I have put […]

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The importance of taking a lunch break

A recent survey from Bupa revealed that companies in the UK are losing close to £50 million a day in lost productivity from workers who fail to take a lunch break. I used to be part of the 70% of employees who failed to take a lunch break.  I believed that by not having a […]

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5 Reasons Why You Might Be in the Wrong Job

I was made redundant in 2005 from a marketing job at a brewery that I really enjoyed.  Whilst there, I got to work with some of the biggest brands in the drinks industry on some really innovative marketing campaigns. When my boss called me in to deliver the bad news that I was being made […]

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Industry experience: just how relevant is it?

Looking for a new position can be painful enough, but to be told you haven’t got the relevant industrial experience for a role, despite your skillset being seemingly perfect, well that can be crushing. After all, how else are you meant to get industry experience? But flip yourself round into to the shoes of the employer, and […]

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What does an ’employment gap’ on your CV say about you?

I was asked a question last week by someone who applied to one of our vacancies about how they should tackle an employment gap in their CV. It got me thinking and it sparked a lively debate in the office. “It obviously means they’ve been to prison,” was one of the sweeping generalisations I heard.  But in […]

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Tips on creating a better team unity with your staff in 2013

Implementing small changes such as finishing early on a Friday once a month to attend a free session to see a masseuse or masseur can boost the general team unity of your staff. It doesn’t have to be a massage, but perhaps a game of golf or a social get-together with colleagues, or generally any […]

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