Why use a recruitment agency?

Why use a recruitment agency?

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...
What happens to employment rights with a ‘no deal’ Brexit?

What happens to employment rights with a ‘no deal’ Brexit?

  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 the...
Developing Future Leaders

Developing Future Leaders

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...
Customer Experience – Putting Employees First

Customer Experience – Putting Employees First

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...
Beyond Millennials – Recruiting Generation Z

Beyond Millennials – Recruiting Generation Z

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 want a good job’ the speaker...
Leading and Managing Millennials

Leading and Managing Millennials

While we shouldn’t try to stereotype and entire generation, one thing is certain; Millennials (born 1982-2004) have different expectations of management than Generation X (ages 35-50). Their main expectation? Millennials want managers who understand and demonstrate...
Employer Brand in the Social Media Age

Employer Brand in the Social Media Age

Finding the most skilled and talented individuals with the right attitude to help grow our businesses has never been easy. At a time of high employment and high candidate expectations – whether recruiting permanent or temporary staff; it has never been more important...
Forget initiatives, live the philosophy

Forget initiatives, live the philosophy

Does your business suffer from initiative fatigue? I’m really fortunate. I get to work with some great people in great organisations. I frequently get to facilitate off site strategy meetings with senior managers at fabulous locations in the UK and internationally....
How To Hire A Great Team For Your Start-Up Business

How To Hire A Great Team For Your Start-Up Business

For a start-up company, your first five to ten new employees have the potential to make or break your business. Taking the leap from a partnership or sole entrepreneur to a new employer can be a nerve-wracking experience. These five handy tips can help put you on the...
How Important is Flexible Working to British Workers?

How Important is Flexible Working to British Workers?

Research published this year by UC EXPO interviewed 1,000 British ‘White-collar’ employees about what was most important to them in the workplace. Flexible working came out on top by a large margin, with 82% of respondents saying that flexible working hours would make...
What Puts A Candidate Off Applying For Your Job?

What Puts A Candidate Off Applying For Your Job?

In recent articles we have covered different aspects of the recruitment process and given tips about how employers can streamline their efforts to attract the best candidates. In this article, we explore the recruitment practices that are most likely to put a...
Will Brexit Affect Access To Skills For UK Employers?

Will Brexit Affect Access To Skills For UK Employers?

With the referendum on Britain’s continuing EU membership less than three months away, employers in all sectors are busily debating the positive or negative impact that a ‘Brexit’ (BRitish – EXIT) from the European Union would have on their business. While we are not...