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Attracting Staff

10 Reasons why Hiring Managers are using Recruitment Agencies again

Why should companies use recruitment agencies? For many years the term ‘recruitment agency’ has been dirty words for hiring managers, but recently there has been a wind of change.  Many businesses are now turning to recruitment agencies, with a move towards ‘partner’ relationships between employer and agency. So why the shift?  Some of the main […]

Posted on Nov 5, 2014
Staff Retention

How long should you give an underperformer? – Part 2

This blog follows on from the first steps you should take to start tackling the lack of performance from an underperformer in the workplace. We looked at how you could initially talk to the HR department and discuss what methods were available to assess the current level of performance by the employee in question. One […]

Posted on Nov 5, 2014
Staff Retention

Should you ban SocialNetworks in the workplace?

According to a recent survey of a 1,000 working adults, the average Brit in full time employment admitted to spending up to 1.5 hours per day on socialnetworks whilst they were supposed to be working. That equates to 7.5 hours per week or nearly an entire working day with the most common times for switching […]

Posted on Oct 26, 2014
Assessing Applicants

6 Interview Question Topics Employers Should Avoid

If you’ve never interviewed anybody before, don’t worry, everyone has to start somewhere.  However, it doesn’t look good to the candidates if the interviewer is more nervous than they are! To help you along, we’ve put together a list of 6 topics and job interview questions that employers in the UK should avoid.  Hopefully they will help the interview […]

Posted on Oct 21, 2014
Candidate Tips

Will ethics play a part with your next career choice?

A few years ago with bills to pay and career options thin on the ground, I swallowed my ethics to take a job managing the marketing of a subprime financial company. The business in question specialised in a product called a logbook loan. I must admit to not really understanding the whole revolting business of subprime lending before […]

Posted on Oct 7, 2014
Attracting Staff

The Recruitment Process: 6 Common Mistakes

Recruiting the people that will really make a difference in your business can be a daunting process for many with companies and individuals still frequently making the same mistakes in the recruitment process.   If avoided, they would have a far better greater chance of success. I’ve listed the top six common mistakes made in the recruitment […]

Posted on Sep 16, 2014
Candidate Tips

20 Questions you should never ask in an interview

The interview has gone well, you’ve answered all the questions and even made the interview panel laugh. Now comes the question most people dread: “Do you have any questions for us?” You would think that this fantastic opportunity to demonstrate how much candidates know about the company, the industry, work ethic and just how interested […]

Posted on Sep 10, 2014

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