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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

Top Tips to Nail any Zoom Video Interview This year has been like no other year in Hospitality, from preparing for the impact of Brexit, to coping with reduced footfall as the fear of COVID-19 swept across the country to complete lockdowns, tiers and furloughing. This...

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...

Meet the newest member of team First Base

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...

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 Job Interviews

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...

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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