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Lunchtime reading for HR professionals and recruitment agencies

Top 25 Interview Questions

Posted by Will Dolby on 22/09/16 18:20

You’re a carrot in a salad and a fork is coming towards you. You’re about to be eaten. What do you do?

 

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Topics: Employment, Recruitment, Online Recruitment

That time when things changed for the better

Posted by Ruth Penfold on 15/06/16 14:32

Since I joined the Recruitment industry, however many moons ago, there has been an incredible shift in the way that people hire.

We used to notice the flow of hiring cycles, changing on a bi-annual basis almost. It was either a candidates' market or a clients' market. The candidates would either hold all the power or the clients would - we'd either have tons of roles or tons of people, but never a balance of the two.

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Topics: Employment, Recruitment, Human Resources

The Hottest Jobs of 2016

Posted by Will Dolby on 20/01/16 14:49

January is a busy month for job hunters, with the number of job applications increasing by a whopping 100%. Maybe it’s those torrid January blues, or perhaps a New Year’s resolution that’s actually being followed through.

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Topics: Employment, Recruitment, Human Resources

Should You Avoid a Job Hopper?

Posted by Will Dolby on 23/10/15 10:34

Ah, job hoppers. Those lovely folk who could quite easily fill 4 sides of A4 with just their job titles from the last 5 years.

Generally, they're frowned upon by prospective employers. But should they be?

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Topics: Employment, Recruitment, Business

Top 8 Digital Skills of 2015

Posted by Will Dolby on 19/10/15 10:00

There are 745,000 additional workers with digital skills needed by 2017, so understandably demand for talent is high. Employers are becoming more and more concerned about being able to find the right people to fill roles. And rightly so.

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Topics: IT, Employment, Recruitment, Business, Human Resources

Top Tips for Hiring the Best Talent

Posted by Will Dolby on 14/09/15 14:28

For a small company, the quality of its employees has a huge influence on its success. But when the pressure is on to hire someone quickly (as is often the case in a small business), mistakes and poor choices are easily made.

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Topics: Employment, Recruitment, Business

Mo' Money, Mo' Problems – ONS Release Employment Figures

Posted by Will Dolby on 15/07/15 10:20

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) released the latest UK employment stats earlier today. The number of people in work has dipped slightly from the three months to February 2015, to 73.3%. However, it’s good news for those of us in work, with wages up 3.2% (including bonuses).

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Topics: Employment, Recruitment, Business

Michael Page - On The Rampage

Posted by Will Dolby on 14/07/15 11:31

FTSE 250 recruitment agency, Michael Page today announced gross profits increased 6% in the firm’s second quarter to an impressive £145.3m.

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Topics: Employment, Recruitment

How to Stop a Candidate Taking a Counter Offer

Posted by Sara Jones on 01/07/15 10:00

Congratulations! You’ve gone through the hiring process and found yourself a brilliant candidate. Not only someone who can do the job, but someone who glows with positivity, passion… and has also promised to bake cakes every day and buy everyone a beer on Fridays.

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Topics: Employment, Recruitment, Business, Human Resources

Counter Offers: what should you do?

Posted by Sara Jones on 29/06/15 10:39

Ever dreamed of handing in your notice at work, only to be begged to stay? Perhaps with your manager in tears as she slides across a big fat cheque across the table and tells you just how much she always loved your work (but could never find the words to actually tell you).

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Topics: Employment, Recruitment, Online Recruitment, Business