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Three major changes we have seen in 2021

Like the rest of the business world, Covid has induced a period of dramatic change in the world of recruitment. Our MD Mike Goode picks out 3 key areas: Recruitment processes have become virtual We have placed people in jobs working for a boss they have never met, colleagues they have never met and in

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Reboarding Employees

Nobody could have predicted this last year. With many employees furloughed or temporarily laid off, it has been difficult for everyone. But now is the time to begin the process of reboarding those employees. With the government’s roadmap laid out, we are slowly getting back to a sense of normality. And, even though it is

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Why Job Titles are so important for your job ads

When Employers write job ads, they tend to use job titles they like. Ones that sound interesting, appear more professional, or are more unique. As a recruiter, it is our job to ensure your job ad gets seen, applications come in, and that we are using the ‘right’ job title. In this article, we’ll expose

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Workforce planning – recruiting future talent

COVID has caused every business to reflect on its operations and requires businesses to reassess its workforce planning. Whilst some have already pivoted their business and are looking to invest, others say; “we just don’t have the budget”, “we can’t afford to do it” or even worse, “we’ve just laid people off”. Every single business

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Our top tips for your video interview

Due to COVID-19, many of our clients have taken to video interview in order to conduct their interviews. For some, this will come as a relief; you don’t need to find the office, pay for parking or even leave the comfort of your home! However, for most of us, this is a brand-new way of

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GB Solutions 5 top tips for working from home

Many of us have been working from home for over a year now. As soon as Lockdown 1.0 was announced, businesses across the world sent their teams home to work. For some of us, we’d never worked from home before, so the idea of working from home was new. As businesses slowly reopen, many are

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Testing in recruitment selection

Hiring the right people for your business has a direct effect on the organisation as a whole. This is why recruitment and selection are so important when choosing people to work for your business. During the selection process it can be easy to miss a vital step – testing. Testing will provide you with more

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How to assess soft skills in an interview

How can you tell when a candidate looks good on paper, that they’ll be good in real life? ‘Hard skills’ such as a university degree, or experience in a specific role/field, are not enough to confirm, if a candidate will be good at the role you’re hiring for. You need a mixture of both hard

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How to make your company more attractive to candidates

With uncertainty around COVID-19, the job market is showing a scarcity of top talent willing to move jobs. Top talent is the lifeblood of a growing business, so marketing your employer brand to the candidate has become increasingly important. It starts with focussing on the 3 p’s; people, product and process. Breaking your employer marketing

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How to onboard employees remotely

Introducing new starters can be difficult at the best of times but it is made that much harder when you are onboarding remote employees. So, how do you welcome, set-up and train new members of staff, when you’re working-from-home? In this article we will look at onboarding strategies for remote employees and the things you

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Managing your team remotely

Our move into remote working which started as an experiment has become our new norm. Like many businesses across the world where remote working was once a benefit to employees, it is now a contractual obligation, imposed on them from above. The shift has required managers to adapt to a new way of interacting, motivating

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Working in tandem

When GB Solutions needed to move to a remote solution we turned to Eurolink, a Gloucesterhire business who believe in supporting businesses to work as flexibly and effectively as possible. In the current climate it is vital to create solutions which work for business is now, and can scale to meet where it needs to

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