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The benefits of flexible working for you and your employees

  All employees with 26 weeks’ service have the right to request a change to their hours, timing or location of work.  An employer that rejects an employee’s request for flexible working must have at least one specified reason for doing so. “Only 6% of employees are working the traditional hours of 9 to 5

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Getting to know Danni

What’s your name and what do you do? My name is Danielle aka Danni and I work on the Financial Services desk here at GB Solutions. I help a variety of clients ranging from Finance to Insurance and everything in between.  Where were you born? I was born in Portsmouth, Hampshire and used to live

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3 reasons not to wait until January to recruit new staff.

As we approach the end of the year, the recruitment industry typically slows down as businesses start to put their staffing requirements on hold until the New Year. This not only includes the hiring of new employees but also sees the delaying of interviews and in some cases offers. The whole process seems counter-intuitive to

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Benefits of agile working

Flexible or agile working used to be for the top dog’s or just the lucky ones, but the world is changing and agile working is becoming one of the more popular benefits that people are looking for when considering changing jobs. Employment law states that all employees who have worked for their employer for more

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Holiday Hack for 2018

Have you already used up your holiday allowance for 2017 and dreaming of sunny beaches, snow-covered mountains and cold drinks in front of beautiful landmarks? You’re not alone! But don’t worry, the team at GB Solutions have discovered a great hack which will nearly double your holiday allowance for 2018. December 2017 – January 2018

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Getting to know Georgia

 Georgia Taylor joined GB Solutions in 2015 to head up our Technology & IT division. We’ve taken a few moments of her time to allow you to get to know her a little better.  What’s your name and what do you do? I’m Georgia and I’m a Senior Tech Consultant at GB Solutions Where were

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Hamper Scamper is back!

Charity and the community are a big part of our lives at GB Solutions which is why we are such avid supporters of CCP. CCP work with some of Gloucestershire’s most disadvantaged families to help them skill up, find work and be a part of the community. We are the proud sponsors of Cheltenham Challenge

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Don’t be a desperate job-seeker

We often receive calls from candidates along the lines of “I just need a job, I’ll do any kind of work!” Although it’s a sentiment to be applauded, the pitfall is that desperate energy will radiate in waves. It’s only natural to feel needy and even a touch desperate when job-hunting. It’s no fun feeling

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Contract, Temporary, Full-Time and Temp to Perm – What do these employment terms mean?

  There is a great deal of talk about the gig economy but while we are all familiar with permanent contracts there are many other options that may suit you or your employer better. Employment contracts are our bread and butter so we’ve summarised the main categories we deal with on a daily basis to

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Where Do You See Yourself In 5 Years?

One of the most common interview questions of all time is;  “Where do you see yourself in 5 years’ time?” So I thought I’d reflect on this question to see what my job as a recruiter might be like in 5 years’ time and if I will be replaced by a new and shiny robot

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What The Queen’s speech means for HR

On 21st June, before having her annual day out at Royal Ascot, The Queen formally opened parliament outlining which laws will be laid before MPs in the near future. Although her speech heavily focused on issues such as Brexit, it also contained a few things HR should be on the lookout for. Hayley Kirton from

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