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Struggling to find (the right) staff, right now?

Struggling to find (the right) staff, right now?

It's crazy out there right now - we know staff are moving very quickly and that decisions are being made seemingly by the minute. Counter offers are rife and where you'd think there would be a plethora of people (1.6 million remain on furlough) looking for work, you'd...

Communication & Well-Being for Furloughed staff

Communication & Well-Being for Furloughed staff

This time last year I certainly did not envisage 2020 playing out the way it did for thousands of companies and for many, the full extent of the pandemic came as a complete (and prolonged) shock. Our first concern was, of course, the spread of the virus and looking...

How to Stop Candidates Dropping out of the Hiring Process

How to Stop Candidates Dropping out of the Hiring Process

Have you ever had someone back out of a job offer?  Often, you may not discover that your new recruit has dropped out of the hiring process until a couple of weeks before their start date or worse, on their first day, when they just don’t turn up! This can cause all...

Why use a recruitment agency? The benefits

Why use a recruitment agency? The benefits

"Why do I need to use a recruitment agency when there are plenty of people looking for work?" It’s a fair question and one that some employers are probably thinking. Even those who have done well throughout the pandemic might be thinking it's now time to review their...

9 Top Tips for interviewing on Zoom

9 Top Tips for interviewing on Zoom

Our Top Tips for acing your next Zoom* video interview. Many of our clients are continuing to offer online interviews as well as the more traditional (prior to 2019) face to face meetings. This offers a great deal more flexibility and cuts down on both travel time and...

Office management and support

Office management and support

Did you know that we place candidates into HR, Sales, IT, Finance, Marketing and Financial Services roles? Our commercial team have continued to source, engage, shortlist and propose only the best candidates for any and all office-based roles during lockdown (1.0, 2.0...

6 Ways to Stay Motivated During your Job Search

6 Ways to Stay Motivated During your Job Search

Let’s face it, staying motivated in a frustrating job hunt can be extremely difficult for anyone.  How is it though, when faced with a challenge or adversity, that some people seem to get stuck and unable to move on, whilst others seem to bounce back from difficult...

Beware the job scammers

Beware the job scammers

Every day there are more media reports about the increase in organised crime and fraudsters exploiting our increased dependency on using internet based services during the Covid crisis. With an increase in people looking to change career or find a new job following...

Adapting to the recruitment processes of 2020

Adapting to the recruitment processes of 2020

The world has changed in 2020 and there has been a big impact on when, how and if employers recruit.  On the upside, many employers are recruiting and some sectors and businesses are thriving, on the downside, some industries have been hit so hard they may take years...

Video Interview Tips: Tips for a Successful Interview

Video Interview Tips: Tips for a Successful Interview

The use of video interviews has soared during the Covid-19 pandemic. Despite being around for many years, the reliance on video platforms is a fairly new phenomenon for many businesses and candidates. While interviewing from home can create an element of uncertainty,...

8 Telephone Interview Tips to Help You Get Hired

8 Telephone Interview Tips to Help You Get Hired

Telephone interviews have been around for many years, however they have become more and more popular as a first step screening method   Over the last couple of weeks their use has seen a massive increase, for obvious reasons. Pretty much all screening is now carried...

Free online courses!

Free online courses!

Furloughed, working part time, between jobs, working at home?  There is no better time than NOW to up skill. South Gloucester and Stroud College have a range of free on line courses that can lead to a new qualification. Online learning allows you to gain recognised...

Mental Health and Wellbeing Advice for staying at home

Mental Health and Wellbeing Advice for staying at home

As a nation we are famous for a ‘stiff upper lip’, stoic attitude to dealing with a crisis.  Whilst a ‘don’t panic’ approach has its benefits – at times like this it is a strength, not a weakness to seek and ask for support when we need it. Even for the most robust...

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