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June 3, 2014

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Are you an SME looking to hire? Here are 5 things that could go wrong!

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#450814385 / gettyimages.com The market is picking up. There is growth in the economy and, according to reports and forecasts earlier in the year by REC, there’s a big upturn in recruiting, indicating that there could soon be a fairly fluid labour market. Great if you’ve got dedicated in-house resource and a healthy budget, with a fully integrated employer […]

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February 26, 2014

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Talent that’s right under your nose

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It was the poet T.S. Eliot who famously said ‘The great ages didn’t contain more talent, but they wasted less‘ and you can be forgiven for thinking that sometimes the current recruitment market seems to flip that on it’s head with much talk of skill shortages and a lack of talent. We’re obsessed with finding […]

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August 28, 2013

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Why do good employees leave?

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Every company has their golden apples, but for many businesses these are the employees who are most likely to move on. If you’ve got your recruitment process right, you should have some great employees within your organisation – people who are genuinely good at their jobs, are creative, hard working, forward thinking, flexible and ambitious […]

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August 6, 2013

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The psychic recruiter! How can you read between the lines of a CV?

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Everyone wants their CV on the top of the pile. If they’ve added a few fictitious interests, or lied about their debating society days to help them get there, how can you tell? It’s an unfortunate sign of the times that, now, more than ever, you must be vigilant and not too trusting. Some estimates say that […]

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July 19, 2013

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The Monster and UCL Recruitment Survey of 2013

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Researchers at University College London (UCL) are working with Monster.co.uk to assess the state of the recruitment industry in the UK, in order to understand: The ways organisations handle recruitment and personnel selection Preferred recruitment methods and tools Recruitment trends over time We’re looking for HR and recruitment specialists to help us with our research […]

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June 10, 2013

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The six most awkward recruiter moments…

Regardless of your experience in the recruitment industry, we all face some awkward moments from time to time. You can prepare as much as you want, but you can’t prepare for the unexpected! Ever had a moment when you wanted to hide yourself or felt ashamed? Afterwards, maybe you felt like you were the only […]

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April 30, 2013

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Getting Your Employer Branding Right

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Although the economy would appear to be moving along an upwards trajectory, albeit at a slower pace than anticipated, competition between employers to attract the best available talent for their organisations remains as intense as at any point over the past five years. Smart employers will understand that candidates will be seeking organisations whose values […]

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April 15, 2013

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52 jobs in 52 weeks?!

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It can take a metaphorical knock on the head or kick from behind to spur some people into action, but my experience was rather more real and a little more painful. Whilst sitting at my desk as a retail manager in London, a box full of metal brackets fell from a shelf above. Completely unaware […]

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April 8, 2013

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Building Personal resilience for our Future Leaders– a ‘stress beater’ for Talent Programmes

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It’s not a secret that stress is a leading cause of ill health among office workers. In 2011 the annual CIPD Absence Management Survey1 found that stress had overtaken acute illnesses, such as cancer, as the main reason office employees took sick leave. Stress is not new. We all feel stressed from time to time, […]

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March 12, 2013

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Why reduced volume, increased quality and the end of the ‘Recruitment Lottery’ is in sight (for everyone)

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For Matt Berry, Director or Resourcing at Centrica, the daily challenge of his team is that around half of all candidates are already customers of British Gas. The other half are potential customers. “There can’t be too many people in that scenario, and it certainly focuses the mind in terms of the way that you […]

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