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...
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...
Hospitality sector – desperate scramble to fill vacancies

Hospitality sector – desperate scramble to fill vacancies

The recent Manpower survey of over 2000 UK businesses reflects our own local experience that whilst jobs confidence is high, some sectors are ‘desperate’ to fill vacancies as Brexit becomes a reality. The hospitality sector has been performing particularly well in...
A valuable business partner

A valuable business partner

I love working in the recruitment business. We all like positive feedback and during a recent review with the CEO of a client we have been working with since 2008, it was encouraging to be praised for providing a great service over the past 20 years. As we shared...
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...
Are Temporary Employees Right For My Business?

Are Temporary Employees Right For My Business?

Temps are common feature of workplaces up and down the country, ranging from small IT support firms to large call centres and warehouses. Many companies find fixed term contracts to be a convenient and affordable way of hiring staff, and it is the preferable option...