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March 10, 2021

Having Room for Zoom – Top Tips for Making the Most of Your Day

One of the issues with working from home is that all your meetings are now on a virtual platform, such as Zoom, and it is not always easy to have ample space to undertake these calls. You may have children running around, clutter that you can’t seem to keep up with or extremely noisy neighbours. […]

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March 2, 2021

Is your CV job title searchable?

No? Then you could be missing some great career opportunities. Recruiters spend a lot of time searching their databases and job boards for candidates. If your CV is on there but the job title vague, confusing and just not easily searchable, you won’t appear in the search results. Keyword searches Many great candidates are missed […]

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February 17, 2021

How to Onboard Successfully During a Pandemic

If the pandemic has taught businesses anything, it’s that many elements of the recruitment process can be undertaken virtually. We hear a lot about virtual interviews, and even some stories which would make you cringe! There is a lot of advice online about undertaking the perfect virtual interview, but what about successful onboarding? Many businesses […]

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January 20, 2021

2021 Trends: What will the employment and job market look like?

We all know by now that we find ourselves in unprecedented times. With Covid-19 completely changing the way in which we work and job hunt, what trends can we expect to see more of in 2021? If you’re like us, it can start to feel like any trend prediction from 2020 onwards may be completely […]

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January 7, 2021

How To Write a Powerful Covering Letter

Whilst the majority of job applications are made online via job sites, never underestimate the importance of a powerful covering letter.  Even if it is attached to an email, a great covering letter can make the difference between securing a job and not being considered.  This is particularly important where you don’t precisely fit with […]

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January 7, 2021

Difference Between the National Minimum Wage and the National Living Wage

It is no wonder that employees and employers get confused with the terms ‘National Minimum Wage’ and ‘National Living Wage’. Many people think that the two are the same thing. To remove confusion, we’re going to look at the differences between the two as well as the current rates of pay.   Current rates in […]

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December 12, 2020

Is It Time To Redefine The Preferred Suppliers List (PSL)?

Trust is everything in business. With trust comes faster processes, less hassle and quality. Understandably, many organisations want to have suppliers that they can trust and rely upon. This is why Preferred Suppliers Lists are so common in business. But, do they really provide the right benefits that make creating a PSL worthwhile? Our Operations […]

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November 16, 2020

Where Are All the Candidates?

With the Coronavirus pandemic causing an economic downturn affecting both businesses and individuals, many are deeming 2020 to be the ‘Age of the Employer’. With high levels of redundancies, many believe that businesses have the pick of the crop when it comes to attracting talent. However, if this is truly the case, then we wouldn’t see employers […]

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October 21, 2020

Operations Manager’s Response to CMD Recruitment’s Wiltshire Labour Market Survey

CMD Recruitment recently conducted a Wiltshire Employment Market survey for 2020. We asked local Business Owners, Recruiters, HR Managers and Hiring Managers to discuss the knock-on effects Covid-19 has had to their business and recruitment activity. By targeting Wiltshire only, we hope to outline a true reflection on the impact Covid-19 has had to local […]

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September 11, 2020

How Efficient Is Your Remote Working Strategy?

With remote working forecasted to become a permanent fixture for most of the industry leaders, how efficient is your remote working strategy? Our Operations Manager, Dan Barfoot further discusses how to efficiently incorpate remote working whilst upholding productivity and get the most from your team. Just 25% of the UK workforce feel comfortable about returning to the […]

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