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  • Beware of the counter offer

    ‘I have decided to stay where I am…my company has made me a better offer’   Perhaps the most frustrating part of the entire recruitment process ...
  • Would you recognise these red flags when interviewing candidates?

    The most important thing managers can do is hire the right people. The right employees make your organisation great. The wrong employees drain your ...
  • We know recruiting can be hard: 5 steps to reduce the stress!

    Cutting corners on recruitment is simply not a risk worth taking and if you’re an SME, you’ll likely know why. Getting the right skills and attitudes ...
  • Seven Questions You Should Ask Before You Engage a Recruiter

    Q1. What screening techniques do you use when selecting candidates to submit to vacancies? Do they conduct telephone interviews or face to face ...
  • How to conduct the ‘Perfect’ Interview

    (for face to face interviews) Prepare well and brief candidate prior Check room/meeting area before Good first meeting/greeting Have CV to hand Good ...
  • Competency Based Model for Interviews

    Why use competency based model? Focus on performance, ability and motivation rather than presentation and personality Increased hiring accuracy from ...
  • 10 Practical Steps to writing a Job Spec that will attract the top performers

    Can writing a job description for a new role really make a difference?   An up to date job description is a key recruitment tool for any ...
  • Beware of the counter offer!

    Perhaps the most frustrating part of the entire recruitment process is to hear that the person you have offered the job to has changed their mind ...
  • Key Steps to Hiring

    Recruiting the right member of staff for any team is crucial to the health of any business however often the need arises because a member of staff ...
  • Common recruitment mistakes

    Speaking to businesses and their past nightmare recruitment experiences there are certain keys things that I hear time and time again. Whilst nobody ...
  • How to Create the Perfect CV

    How to Create the Perfect CV   The aims of a CV are to open doors and get you in front of a prospective employer for an interview.  It therefore ...
  • The 5 secrets behind asking for a pay rise – and securing one!

    Asking for an increase in salary is often a daunting prospect for any one. Here are some top tips before you start the negotiations. Be prepared ...
  • Candidate Experience…An opportunity for excellence

    The page “Candidate experience” does not exist – Wikipedia   Well, that’s rather odd, isn’t it? We all talk about candidate ...
  • Write the perfect LinkedIn profile

    It’s the place to showcase your business talents but with over 20 million users in the UK alone the competition is strong so you need to try hard to ...
  • Work Inductions, the good, the bad and the ‘Oh good grief…no’

    It’s their first day, what can Norma New Girl…or Norman New Boy expect?   Every good company should have a well organised, tried and tested way ...
  • Holidays are coming…

    It’s that time of year again when we start to think about ‘the big holiday’, of course many of you will have already booked but for those that are ...
  • Asking for a pay rise

    It can be one of the trickiest of all conversations but if you follow a few simple tips it can be a rewarding experience for employee and employer Do ...
  • Give it a rest

    Easter is usually a weekend of relaxing with family and friends, maybe a bit of DIY, a trip out and plenty of chocolate…oh yes, there will be ...
  • Female advisers earn £25k less than male colleagues

    11th April 2017/ By Damian Fantato  Female advisers earn on average £25,000 less than their male counterparts, research has shown. Research by ...
  • What makes a great office?

    We all have our own ideas about what makes the perfect office, it could be something personal like plants, the view or a really trendy vibe, perhaps ...

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