Whether you’re a business or a job seeker, choosing the right recruitment agency is imperative. Why? They will be the ones who represent you. Recruitment agencies differ drastically and whilst it’s tempting to pick one at random, we recommend doing your research first. What’s on offer? First things first, think about what type of
With so much of our life now online, including a huge amount of our personal information, cyber security risks are continuing to grow. Yet there is also a growing skills gap when it comes to this area of technology, with a shortage of qualified professionals in the industry. As such, professionals in the sector
A personal profile is essentially the introduction to your CV. An insight into what you’re all about. This is your golden opportunity to promote yourself, so make sure it counts! I often relate a personal profile to the write up on the back of a DVD. A short paragraph that gives a colourful description about
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.
Sometimes the job description in a job advert is too vague to allow you to accurately demonstrate why you’re a great fit for the job. It’s in moments like these that you will probably be tempted to fire off a generic CV and hope for
Are you immediately available and looking for work? Have you thought about temping? There are several benefits to temping, some of which are: Temping is an excellent way of “getting your foot in the door” of businesses who may decide to offer you a permanent position at the end of your temporary assignment You may learn
We all rave about the importance of LinkedIn to get yourself noticed by employers. With over 16 million members in the UK alone, there is plenty of talent crying out to be head-hunted. So then why, as an employer, would you bother using a recruitment agency to find talent rather than simply utilise LinkedIn? Well,
In an ideal world, clients will identify current employees who have the talent, personality and motivation to lead the business in to the future, and then invest in their professional development. This might be formal training, mentoring and coaching as the chosen few are gradually given more responsibility to prepare them for leadership and management roles.
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
Like many businesses, 2014 has been a remarkable year for GB Solutions, with our performance returning to pre-recession levels. Whilst this is obviously fantastic news it presents a number of interesting challenges for the business. Primarily, retaining our staff. We pride ourselves in offering a relaxed, outgoing environment for our staff, allowing for genuine development
Recruitment activity is on the up, budgets have been boosted to hire top talent and candidates are getting ever more confident in making big career moves. Now should be a fantastic time to be a recruiter. So what challenges will we face in 2015? The rise of the niche recruiter HR teams are claiming the
According to The Harvard Business Review, 80 percent of employee turnover is simply down to bad hiring decisions. What does this bad decision actually cost to your business? Well, a failed or wrong recruit has been found to cost anywhere from £1,000 to £28,000, according to a recent Equal Opportunities Commission survey of small workplaces.