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20 Hilarious Office Pranks

“I solemnly swear that I am up to no good.”

If you consider yourself as somewhat of a prankster and you’re looking for a little inspiration for your next big trick, then you’ve come to the right place!

Behold; 20 of the most hilarious office pranks to ever grace the workplace.

Posted on May 20, 2015
Candidate Tips

20 Body Language Blunders You Mustn’t Make During Interviews

In most cases, it’s unlikely that your interviewer will be a body language expert.

But they will naturally pick up on little actions, micro-expressions and movements that you make.

This week we’ve put together a list of the 20 most common, often subconscious, body language blunders that candidates make.

Could you be sabotaging your interviews without even knowing it?

Posted on May 19, 2015
Assessing Applicants

20 Body Language Warning Signs to Watch Out For When Interviewing Candidates!

Let’s be honest, most interviewees will tell a white lie from time to time to exaggerate their strengths and play down their weaknesses; we all do it.

But what’s much more difficult is for them to fake their body language.

This week we’ve put together a list of the top 5 most revealing body language indicators, as well as 20 warning signs that you should look out for.

Discover what your candidates really don’t want you to know!

Posted on May 18, 2015
Friday Funnies

10 Of The Worst Job Adverts You’ll Ever See

Are you a master of ‘shutting your mouth’?

Do you have a ‘high-level of self-importance’? And are you completely alienated from family and social commitments?

Then we might just have a job for you.

Crybags need not apply.

Posted on May 14, 2015
Candidate Tips

11 Things You Need to Know Before Accepting a Job Offer

Accepting a job offer is a life changing decision.

Don’t get caught up in the pride of the moment; give your decision the time, effort and thought it deserves.

Have you explored the 11 considerations on our list?

Posted on May 13, 2015
Assessing Applicants

27 Behavioural Questions You Must Ask Your Interviewees

Most interviewers will have roughly one hour to judge a candidate’s character, work ethic, skillset, knowledge and commitment.

So why waste time with silly questions like ‘What did you have for breakfast?’ and “what’s your favourite 90s jam?”

Behavioural interview questions are arguably the most efficient strategy to reveal your candidate’s true potential, based on their previous performances!

Posted on May 11, 2015
Friday Funnies

91 Ludicrous Things That Candidates Have Said and Done in Interviews…

Have you ever had a terrible interview experience?

I’m not talking about fumbling a couple of questions…I’m talking about full-on, mind-blowing, ground-please-swallow-me-up-right-now mortification.

If so, the 91 poor candidates on this list, certainly feel your pain!

I wonder if they got the job…

Posted on May 7, 2015
Candidate Tips

The 10 Simple Rules of Appropriate Interview Etiquette

Will you fit in well with the team? Have you got the appropriate skills? Are you genuinely serious about the position?

Your interviewer has a very difficult decision to make, based on (roughly) just one hour of your time, so chances are, they’ll be scrutinising your every move.

Don’t let a simple matter of etiquette hold you back!

Posted on May 6, 2015
Attracting Staff

8 Ways To Recruit Outstanding Staff, Despite The UK Skills Shortage

The economy may be looking up, but the UK is currently facing a significant skills shortage (sod’s law!) across a wide variety of industries.

Recruitment competition is about to intensify and to find and attract the right people for your business, you’re going to have to step up your game!

Not to fear – we’ve put together an 8-step recruitment strategy, helping you to hire outstanding staff, despite the dreaded skills shortage!

Posted on May 5, 2015
Friday Funnies

21 of the most unbelievable reasons why people have been sacked!

We know that it’s uncouth to laugh at someone having a bad day…

But some stories are just too ridiculous not to share!

Behold, 21 of the most unbelievable reasons why employees have been sacked, from fashion faux pas to being too darn good-looking!

If you’ve ever been sacked, then this blog’s dedicated to you…

Posted on May 1, 2015

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