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Miracle growing

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)...

So here’s why you didn’t get the job.

By Tricia Hay and David Tovey We had to pass on bad news recently to a candidate well qualified for the job they had been interviewed for. It’s never a pleasant task to have tell someone they won’t be going forward to a second interview. We’d asked for feedback from...

Beyond Millennials – Recruiting Generation Z

By Tricia Hay and David Tovey At a recent recruitment event for students, the guest speaker (a manager from a local company) publicly berated one of the students for texting on her mobile phone whilst he was presenting. “You will need to learn to pay attention if you...

Facing Up to the UK’s Skills Shortage Challenge

The government are right to point to the continuing reduction in unemployment figures as evidence of a robust and growing economy in the UK. However, this optimism hides a growing number of unfilled specialist roles that point to a skills shortage that all employers...

How to Learn New Skills at Little to No Cost

Looking for a new job can be a full time role in itself. If you already have work (that is paying the bills) and need to gain more skills for your next career move it can seem impossible. Don't be too quick to throw in the towel. If you stop the work you're doing (and...

How To Ask The Right Questions At An Interview

The interview is as much an opportunity for you to ask questions of a potential employer as it is for the potential employer to ask questions about you. The interview should be a two way street, as, when you are job hunting it really is as important that you...

Working Grandparents to Finally Share in Pay Scheme

Over the past decade, the number of children being cared for by their grandparents has risen dramatically. But good news was announced by the Government recently: that the one-year, shared parental leave allowed to working parents following the birth or adoption of a...

Should Hirers Use Social Media to Research Candidates?

Social media has been a mixed blessing for people working in HR. LinkedIn, in particular, sometimes seems to have been designed specifically with hirers in mind. Millions of people use LinkedIn as an online CV, complete with endorsements and references from former...

How to Avoid Getting Tongue-Tied at Interviews

Imagine that your recruitment agency has set up an interview for that job you’ve been waiting for news on… Congratulations would most certainly be in order! Getting an interview means you’ve made it one step closer. Because there’s a lot at stake, the idea of a job...

How to Ask Your Interview Questions Correctly

You may wonder if the title of this article is a typo. But the interview is as much an opportunity for you to ask questions of a potential employer as it is for the potential employer to ask questions about you. But when asking these questions, it’s important to...

How Do You Reach Your Career Goals?

A recruitment agency is the best way to find your first – or your next – dream career. But in order to get the most from your agent, it’s a good idea to have a crystal clear goal in mind, because it is one of the biggest contributing factors to your success. How do...

Create A CV That Will Get You Noticed

There are many suggestions out there on how to put together a CV that will wow potential employers; so many, in fact that it can be difficult to figure out where to take advice from. Thankfully, there are a few areas of your CV that you can concentrate on to get...

Employee Engagement? – It’s Up To You

Without doubt one of the biggest workplace issues of today is employee engagement. I regularly get invited to speak on the topic and there seems to be an endless amount of research reminding us about how poor organisations are at engaging their people. Report after...

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