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5 Top Tips to Help Your Business Overcome the Skills Shortage

In the UK, 51% of employers state finding candidates with the skills they need, is their main challenge. And 63% of employers have failed (at times) to fill a role, because of the talent shortage. The talent supply is shifting, whilst demand is increasing. This is proving to be a challenge for the future of

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5 Reasons Why Using a Recruitment Agency is Beneficial to Your Business

Recruitment is a time-consuming process, that can cost a significant amount of money, with no guarantee you’ll find suitable candidates. In the current climate, it’s even harder to source and hire top talent. Which is why employers should introduce a recruitment agency into their hiring strategy. Using a recruitment agency allows you to focus on

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Employee Retention Strategies for 2022

Employee retention is critical to your company’s success. As an employer, your ability to hold on to your staff, especially in tight hiring markets, has a large impact on the morale of your workforce, their productivity, and your turnover costs. Businesses in general are struggling to hire right now due to skill shortages, yet it

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Why do Employers Offer a Sign on Bonus?

You may have seen in recent news that Amazon are offering new employees a sign on bonus of up to £3500. In an already stretched labour market, the race is on to secure top talent. This had us asking the question, why do employers offer a sign on bonus? In a nutshell, it is offered

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How has our Approach to Work Changed since the Pandemic?

Our approach to work has shifted since we were first asked by the Government to work from home. Working from home has had an impact on both employers and employees. It has altered how we feel, what we think, and what we want. From not only our work lives, but from life in general. Those

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5 ways Employers can Support Employees Returning to the Office

LinkedIn data shows most UK employers are returning to the office. With the majority adopting some form of hybrid working. Most employees enjoy the socialisation and collaboration aspects found working in the office. However, there are significant generational divides when it comes to the importance of meetings and career progression. If you are planning a

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Reboarding Employees

Reboarding employees is when you re-introduce staff back to an organisation. This is the opposite to onboarding, where you introduce new workers to the business. In this article, we look at ways you can lay out your own road map, to successfully reboard employees. Around 49% of office workers would look elsewhere for employment if

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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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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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Managing your team remotely

The move to remote working, which started as an experiment, has become the ‘new normal’ for many companies. The shift has required managers to adapt to a new way of interacting, motivating and managing their teams. The issues are new and there is no text book to follow! It is understandable if you feel out

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Thinking about starting a career in Commerce?

As demand for candidates with more specific commercial skills grew we launched a new division and recruited a driven, successful consultant with a wealth of knowledge in the field of Commerce. Our Commerce candidates come from a variety of industry sectors and their skills include buying, contracts management, demand planning, merchandising, planning, project management, supply

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Our HR guide to celebrating Halloween at work

It’s spooky season, so it’s time to dust off your witches’ hat, steam your cloak and dig out your broom! Halloween is a great time to celebrate at work but there are rules you should follow if you want to stay out of trouble. Trick or Treat HR – Halloween is upon us. Decorations: As

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