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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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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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What’s really affecting employee productivity?

At the beginning of last year, government figures revealed that the UK’s productivity gap has widened to its worst levels since records began in the early 90s. It was found that output per hour was 18 percentage points below the … Continue reading

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How jobseeker behaviour is changing

The recruitment industry has evolved dramatically over the last decade thanks to continued advancements in technology. Fortunately, the days where recruiters would sit around waiting for candidates to come in and register with them are long gone. Thanks to the … Continue reading

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Helping new employees get off on the right foot

Did you know that by putting new employees through a structured onboarding process, they’re 58% more likely to stay with you for three or more years? That’s an impressive statistic yet every employer will be familiar with that first day panic. Your … Continue reading

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Five great reasons to work in finance

Whether you’re a recent graduate or you’re considering a career change, there are many benefits of working in finance. From an impressive starting salary to fantastic career progression opportunities, below we have highlighted just a few great reasons to consider … Continue reading

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3 recruitment trends according to experts

Recruitment is fast-paced and with technology improving and evolving all the time, it means that the industry is subjected to frequent changes. The professional networking site, LinkedIn has for example had a huge impact on how recruiters search for candidates. … Continue reading

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