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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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August 10, 2020

To Feedback Or Not

With job applications at an all-time high, how employers are handling the application process and presenting feedback to candidates is a hot topic. Our Operations Manager, Dan Barfoot discusses the importance of feedback in more detail:  I have been reading more and more about candidates in this market not hearing back from their applications. In the […]

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July 7, 2020

Video Interviewing for Recruitment Process

With many conversations relating to video interviewing and a large number of companies transforming their recruitment process to include it, is the trend here to stay? Jess Manterfield, covers some fact-finding results on whether video interviewing actually benefits the recruitment process.  Did you know that adding pre-recorded videos to the beginning of the recruitment process […]

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July 1, 2020

Upping Your Game in Lockdown

With lockdown throwing an unpredictable change to everyone’s daily activities, there seems to be increased pressure to showcase new tasks and talents achieved whilst at home. Our Industrial Manager, Linda Keeney, relieves some of that guilt accrued from pressure by commenting on options available to “up your game” but most importantly, at your own pace.  […]

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June 29, 2020

CV Writing Tips – from a Recruitment Consultants perspective

Working in recruitment, we are often asked for advice on CV writing tips. It’s one of those important documents in life that we all write at some point. So how do you know you’ve compiled a well put together CV? Our Recruitment Consultant, Sarah Webb answers some of our frequently asked questions by candidates to […]

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June 28, 2020

Best practices for turbulent times

In these unprecedented times, it’s interesting to hear how businesses are tackling current dilemmas and how their business operation is changing to adapt and survive. ​ ​Our Business Development Manager, Marc Bates comments on the best practices he believes will to ride out the storm in these turbulent times: We all know that times are […]

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