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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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GB Solutions – What’s new?

Our financial year ends in August 2020 and it’s been the most remarkable I can ever remember. The first 6 months were extremely positive, some 25% up. Then in March Covid hit.  July and August have seen increased placements, giving us the confidence to bring the team back. Although when I say bring the team

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Rethinking the working environment

GB Solutions features in Bamboo Technology’s recent interview on post-Covid working practices:  7% of our survey respondents are looking to adopt a completely new way of working i.e. no permanent office space, remote applications, etc  We then put a call out for any business that wanted to share with us why that decision was made. 

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Introducing new starters, remotely

Working from home has increased over recent years through the implementation of flexible working practices in many businesses. Under unfortunate circumstances regarding COVID-19, it is now becoming somewhat essential for many businesses across the globe to implement this way of working. So, how do you introduce new starters to your business and more importantly, the

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Furloughed? Why not study online?

Even though furlough contributions are reducing a lot of the UK are still furloughed, at least partially. In addition, many candidates are looking for new roles and its more important than ever that they keep their skills up to speed. Apps have become a big part of how we use our phones, pretty much everything

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Staying active whilst self-isolating

If you are unable to work from home but you’ve been asked to self-isolate then it can be difficult to think of ways to fill your time. For those looking for some tips on what you could do to stay active and remain positive, we’ve put together a few ideas below: Update your CV This

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