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6 Myths of Recruitment Agencies

Thought you knew everything there is to know about recruitment agencies? Chances are, you’re believing a myth or two! We’ve collected the top 6 myths of recruitment agencies and we’re here to bust them.   1. Recruitment agencies take a % of your salary One of the most common myths of recruitment agencies is that

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Employment at all time high

Commenting on the publication of labour market statistics by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), which shows that the employment rate reached 75.3 percent in the three months to July, the highest level since records began in 1971, Recruitment & Employment Confederation chief executive Kevin Green says: “Businesses continue to hire despite economic and political uncertainty.

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The GB Solutions Cheltenham Challenge 2017

On Sunday 18th June, the hottest day of the year to date, over 1800 enthusiastic and energetic runners all gathered at Cheltenham Racecourse to compete in The GB Solutions Cheltenham Challenge. The Cheltenham Challenge, organised by CCP is becoming a much-loved annual event in the Gloucestershire calendar and is growing year on year. For the

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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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Comic Relief Fundraiser

We love an excuse to fundraise at GB Solutions and love a reason to eat cake even more. So when we saw a reason to do both for Comic Relief we jumped to it! Led once again by our super organised, Financial Service’ Recruitment Consultant, Danni Young, the event was perfectly organised with each team

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2016 in Pictures

On the back of a very successful 2016, the GB Solutions team have already made a positive dent in 2017. Following our busiest December on record,  January has already got off to a flying start! There has been a lot of uncertainty around the economy, but we’re pleased to say the recruitment market has remained

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Farm491 Celebrate a Successful 2016

“FARM491, FROM THE ROYAL AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY, IS A SPACE FOR INNOVATORS TO GROW THEIR BUSINESSES BY APPLYING TECHNOLOGY TO AGRICULTURE” GB Solutions initially started talking with the RAU two years ago, when talks for this project had started but it didn’t yet have a name. Now, two years on, Farm491 is offering start-up space both

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Are you drinking your coffee all wrong?

We’re not talking latte VS espresso, instant VS bean, one lump or two. You may be drinking your coffee all wrong due to the time of day you decide to chug that first and last cup…  The science behind drinking your coffee The guys at AsapSCIENCE have done research into the best time to drink

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Welcome Lea Williams to the GB Solutions Team

We welcome Lea Williams as the second new addition to the GB Solutions team, and with a wealth of experience we are very happy to have her. Lea will be heading up the GB Sales & Service division. We asked her a few questions to get to know her a little better… 1. What made you decide

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Experiencing the world of a recruitment agency – Sue’s first quarter

Coming from a marketing background, Sue has always been on client-side when it comes to hiring. So taking a step into the world of a recruitment agency and supporting the needs of her once peers has been a bit of a learning curve. Let’s hear how Sue has found her first three months in the

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Paul runs Marathon for Sue Ryder

With less than a week to go until the Cheltenham Challenge, Paul’s legs are almost ready to bear the pain of 26.2 miles thumping the ground around the Cheltenham countryside. Sunday 21st June is D-day. The longest day of the year. And it will certainly feel like it for Paul. Starting and ending at the Cheltenham

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79% of accountants expect pay hike

A recent survey has revealed that 79% of accounting professionals expect to receive a pay hike this appraisal season. A third are wishing for at least a 10% rise of base salary and two-thirds of those are optimistic about nabbing a bonus too. There is also positivity surrounding career prospects with 35% they were looking for

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