Tag Archives: Recruitment

The hiring statistics that could change the way you approach recruitment

Attracting good employees is hard work and as a result, recruitment is often an expensive and time-consuming task. Understanding how candidates think and what they want is one of the most effective ways of making a successful hire so below … Continue reading

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Flexible working has increased five-fold in the UK

An analysis of working trends carried out by the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo) has found that the number of employees working flexible hours has increased five-fold in the last two decades. Back in 1999, just 9.5% of workers … Continue reading

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How do you attract quality candidates?

The one thing every employer wants to know is how to attract quality candidates. Aside from knowing where to look, the one thing you need to know for successful recruitment is exactly what job seekers are looking for in their … Continue reading

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5 interesting recruitment facts and what they mean for employers and job seekers

We might not have a Prime Minister or a clue what’s going on with Brexit and summer has so far been a complete washout but at least the current jobs market is something to get excited about. According to data … Continue reading

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The rise of remote working and its benefits

In recent years we’ve seen a significant increase in the number of people working from home. While some companies have been quick to jump on the bandwagon, others have been slow on the uptake because they fear the repercussions. While … Continue reading

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Workplace health problems are costing Britain £77.5bn a year

A survey carried out by the insurance provider, Vitality has revealed that health-related lost productivity in Britain’s workplaces is costing the UK economy an incredible £77.5bn a year. The report in question, titled Britain’s Healthiest Workplace, also revealed a sharp … Continue reading

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The perks which can stop your employees from quitting

With so much to think about when it comes to recruitment and the day-to-day running of a business, benefits are something which are often overlooked by employers. As well as being a fantastic way to attract quality candidates to your … 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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