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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...

Meet the newest member of team First Base

David Thomason joins us from a long history in recruitment including Food and FMCG, Manufacturing and Logistics. Having joined us right at the start of lockdown 2.0 David joins us as Business Manager in The Forest of Dean area.  He's already met with all of our team...

Building your job search resilience  

Let’s face it, we are in challenging times right now.  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 events much more quickly than others?...

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

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 Job Interviews

The use of video interviews has soared during the Covid-19 emergency.  They’v actually been around for many years in some business sectors and many of our candidates and clients may already have some experience.  If you haven’t used video before, you can expect it to...

Telephone Interview Tips for Candidates

Telephone screening interviews have been around for many years.  Over the last couple of weeks their use has seen a massive increase, for obvious reasons. Pretty much all screening is now carried out on the telephone, with video conferencing often being employed for...

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...

Coronavirus – Your Mental Health and Wellbeing

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...

Making those on line meetings effective!

New ways of working are being forced on many of us, but they can lead to a more motivated and inspired team and a better business. No matter what industry you’re in, or the size of your business, leading effective meetings is often a difficult tasks in the best of...

‘WORKING’ at home

It’s a difficult time for sure.  Remote working (sometimes with kids at home) is a new experience and a new challenge for many.  Some of us have lived through national crises before and it will pass.  In the mean-time we need to ensure our businesses survive during...

Get ahead of the curve and undertake interviews remotely

The Coronavirus situation is evolving daily. Travel restrictions, changing guidelines and organisations’ policies are in flux, and because of these, there are three major influencers on recruitment decisions • International travel. • Domestic travel. • Meetings of...

Coronavirus – Employers Liability and Obligations

With thanks to Darren Sherbourne, Employment Solicitor at Sherbourne Solicitors -  current advice regarding employer’s liability and obligations relating to issues arising as a result of the spread of Coronavirus. First of all, we should put this in perspective. The...

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