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UK employment rate hits record figures

Figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) have revealed that the number of people in employment in the UK has reached a record 32.7 million. Although the country is facing a period of uncertainly, the 76.1% employment rate experienced … Continue reading

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How to avoid making a bad hire

Recruitment is difficult to get right and sometimes no matter how thorough you are throughout the process, a candidate you thought would be the perfect fit, isn’t. While this can and does happen from time-to-time, if you’re regularly left doubting … Continue reading

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Heavy workloads and lack of development is taking a toll on employee happiness

According to the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development’s (CIPD) UK Working Lives survey, many of us feel overworked and are lacking opportunities to progress in our careers. More specifically, it was found that overall happiness is being dragged down … Continue reading

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The importance of soft skills in the workplace

When screening candidates during the recruitment process, most companies will look at qualifications and experience. While these are of course very important, something that organisations often overlook is soft skills. What are soft skills? Soft skills are general attributes that … Continue reading

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Nine in 10 UK workers say they’ve been affected by mental health issues

According to research carried out by the consultancy firm, Accenture, an incredible 90% of UK workers have experienced mental health issues. The survey which was carried out in October 2018 through the YouGov Omnibus service, revealed the different ways in … Continue reading

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Survey reveals that employers are struggling to provide a good candidate experience

According to the Good Recruitment Benchmark Report, employers continue to struggle to provide a positive candidate experience during the recruitment process. Unsurprisingly, candidates who are rejected at the CV or telephone-screening stage receive notably weaker messages in terms of content … Continue reading

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5 simple ways to improve your job search

Job hunting is never fun nor easy. If you’re unemployed you have the pressure of trying to find something as quickly as possible and while you can afford to be choosy if you’re still employed, it can be incredibly difficult … Continue reading

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The UK’s job hopping habits – infographic

People don’t just change their jobs more often these days, we’re not averse to changing careers altogether either. Whether this comes down to ‘grass is greener syndrome’ or the fact that technology has made us open to more opportunities than … Continue reading

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Why providing a positive candidate experience is a key part of recruitment

The recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC), Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS) have said that employers must pay more attention to their recruitment process if they are to provide a positive … Continue reading

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Motivating different types of employees

Motivating different personalities can be incredibly demanding and the reality is that most teams in the workplace are going to comprise of all different types. Taking the time to understand what motivates these different personality types not only ensures a … Continue reading

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