It is clear from our own experience of placing thousands of individuals into jobs with hundreds of organisations, that employee engagement has a major influence on business success. Today, the challenge is twofold: Attracting the right people: UK unemployment rates... No candidate would get very far in the recruitment process if on their CV or during interview they suggested they would give 100% in a new role based on that old employee ‘joke’ – I give 100% at work… 12% on Monday, 23% on Tuesday, 40% on Wednesday, 20% on... Workplace absence is costing the United Kingdom’s economy £18 billion pounds each year – and is predicted to rise to £21 billion by 2020 according to research by the Centre of Economic and Business Research. HR professionals across the UK are reporting that a focus on... Employee engagement was considered the biggest challenge of 2018 by 41% of 447 HR Directors in the UK interviewed for an annual survey*. But, what exactly is employee engagement? The CIPD defines employee engagement in three aspects: Intellectual engagement –... With record numbers of people in work (32.54m and rising according to the Office of National Statistics in January 2019), it is not surprising that employers are increasingly turning to trusted Recruitment Agencies to find the talent they need. How clients work with... In a recent technical update, the Government has stated that there will be no change to worker’s rights and protections in the event of a no deal Brexit. The update confirmed that after March 29th 2019, regardless of whether a deal is reached between the UK and... In 2018 we sat down to explore what more our team could do to support the young people of Gloucestershire and the local community. We have been involved in many of the more traditional initiatives to help young people into work over the years. This year we wanted to...After a great first quarter’s work from my team, I thought long and hard about an appropriate reward for my team. I decided on “locking them in a room to see if they could escape”… Well done guys. The Haunted House team got out with 33 seconds... The topic of customer service and customer experience has been coming up in lots of client conversations as well as at networking meetings lately. As my colleague and First Base Director David Tovey is writing a book on the subject we put our heads together to agree... Lilly Chappell turned one last week and we celebrated her First Base Birthday in style (okay, some delicious cake, some celebrations, and some well deserved praise!). We are so so proud of how she’s doing – Lilly is a great addition to our team and is... Mags just popped back in – brought this with her to “Grow some candidates” Well done Mags, always thinking of how to find the right talent for our rather fabulous clients :0) :0) The week has started well. Nathan, Mags and Andy are ready to take your call and have many temp to perm job roles to fill. They’re looking rather bright and bushy tailed ! Call 01453 755330 for more information and a start date.