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August 19, 2021

Loyalty or Leave?

With furlough fast approaching its end, how your company has handled the turbulence of Covid-19 is certainly going to be a contender on the security of your future staff. Candidates have been scared to move jobs under the current pandemic crises, feeling it’s better to ride it out time with their current employer than jump […]

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August 11, 2021

Qualifications? Experience? Which one is the winner?

As competition for jobs gets tougher, applicants are advised to improve their qualifications. Now there are more and more people going to university, but does it really make a difference? We are looking at the age-old question; which is more important, hands-on experience or a string of letters after your name? Opinions would seem to […]

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August 4, 2021

How To Avoid The Skills Gap Widening

Acquiring top talent and placing qualified candidates into the right positions in your organisation is hard enough in the best of times, but what happens when your business desperately needs to do just that during the final stages of a pandemic and in the middle of an already short skilled labour market?   UK employers […]

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July 27, 2021

Is Temp to Perm Losing Talent?

The old idea of a temp to perm placement working as a “try before you buy” option for clients is beginning to become outdated.   With the number of vacancies available in the market at the moment and with some people still reluctant to move, candidates have plenty of options available when it comes to […]

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July 15, 2021

A Guide To Introducing Virtually-Employed Hires Back To The Office

The global COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in many companies making salary cuts and letting employees go. However, others have flourished and have actually had to increase their workforce in order to meet the higher market demand. In such cases, the process of recruitment will often have been managed online, with a virtual interview process and […]

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June 22, 2021

Appointments Of Permanent Staff Rising At A Record Pace

According to the most up-to-date IHS Markit-compiled REC and KPMG UK Report on Jobs survey, appointments of permanent staff have risen at a record pace after further easing of the pandemic restrictions in May. After COVID-19 restrictions saw further easing last month, more sectors of the UK economy have been reopened, and this has led […]

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June 16, 2021

Candidate Driven Recruitment Market

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted nearly every industry, fundamentally altering the way most organisations conduct daily business and that includes how they recruit, hire, and retain talent. According to new research conducted by APSco (The Association of Professional Staffing Companies) to gauge the hiring and salary trends for 2021, as companies continue to contend with […]

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June 16, 2021

Getting the Best Salary in Your Area

It no shock that people want to achieve the best salary possible but did you know that getting the best pay may be more about location than a job title – find out more here.   We all know that working in London will get you a higher wage than in other areas, but did […]

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June 13, 2021

Has The Candidate-Driven Marketplace Come To An End?

The Covid-19 pandemic has caused chaos all over the world, and arguably, nowhere more so than in the recruitment sector. After a year of furlough and laying off staff, companies are now facing the “new normal” and this has raised the possibility of the candidate-driven marketplace finally coming to an end. With confusion and mixed […]

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June 9, 2021

A View Of The Recruitment Market In 2021

After 17 years of working in the recruitment industry I thought that I’d seen it all, but I could never have predicted the market landscape that we’ve seen this year. The global pandemic has had major repercussions on all areas of society and on all industries, but for the recruitment sector, the impact has been […]

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