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CMD Recruitment are the leading independant recruiters in the South West. We find the talent to take your company to new heights.

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September 21, 2022

A Candidate-Driven Market Isn’t Only On The Outside

We are all aware it is a very candidate-driven market. For those that are unsure what this means, simply put, there are not enough candidates to fill vacancies. According to the BBC, UK unemployment is at its lowest rate for 48 years. The lack of available candidates or labour shortage leaves employers struggling to recruit […]

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July 5, 2022

What happens to company culture when your leadership team burnout?

What happens to company culture when your leadership team burnout? With the topic of employee burnout taking centre stage since the pandemic, leadership teams have had to ensure they adopt an always-on approach. To be actively present for employee concerns; to ensure they are engagingly responsive and creating solutions to maintain positive employee wellbeing. Of […]

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March 29, 2022

Changes to the National Minimum Wage

The National Living Wage is set to rise by 6.6 per cent from the 1st April 2022, rising from its current rate of £8.91 per hour.   Alongside the NLW increase there will be significant rises in National Minimum Wage (NMW) rates for younger workers.   The below graph displays the current 2021 minimum wage […]

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October 14, 2021

Do you have an EVP?

Working with clients across various sectors and industries has made us start to realise the difference an EVP can bring to your business. What is an EVP? EVP is an employee value proposition, a similar concept to employer branding, in that it is one of the ways you, as a company, can attract the skills and […]

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September 29, 2021

Is there any such thing as a part-time job?

For working parents, part-time jobs have provided a lifeline in the past, making the difference between just having enough money and struggling to manage. But things appear to be changing, and the impact upon people with families is hard to ignore. The impact of Covid-19 Whereas in the past, finding a part-time job was fairly […]

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September 17, 2021

Is waiting until the end of furlough for a new job the right move?

With the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (furlough) coming to an end, should you start looking for a new job now or wait it out? If we look at some figures released recently, it seems that just 11% of workers have begun the search in earnest, which is a much lower figure than anticipated. As for […]

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August 26, 2021

A Guide To Declining Job Offers

Receiving a job offer can be very flattering, but sometimes it just isn’t the right job for you. Perhaps you’ve already accepted a position elsewhere, or maybe you realised at the interview that you just weren’t a good fit with the company’s culture. In such cases, declining a job offer is the best course of […]

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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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