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Archive: 2014

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The highs and lows of the recruitment industry in 2014

The highs and lows of the recruitment industry in 2014

2014 was a year of highs and lows for recruitment. Having been one of the hardest hit since the recession first began, it was great to witness more good news than bad news in the UK’s job market for the first time in years however. Read more...

2014’s most popular career choices

2014’s most popular career choices

Many factors contribute to continuously changing employment markets. For example, people continuing to work to a much older age, medical advances and even television programs can lead to a sudden interest in particular vocations Read more...

Top tips for keeping staff motivated in the run-up to Christmas

Top tips for keeping staff motivated in the run-up to Christmas

With just four weeks until Christmas, everyone is starting to get into the festive spirit. Shopping for presents, buying glitzy dresses, attending parties, spending time with loved ones... Read more...

What companies need to be aware of when using social media to recruit

What companies need to be aware of when using social media to recruit

Without a doubt social media has changed the way that so many business operate. Nowadays you will struggle to find a company that hasn't used social media Read more...

Preventing yourself from getting disheartened when looking for a new job

Preventing yourself from getting disheartened when looking for a new job

We've all had to look for a job at some point and unfortunately it's not always easy. If you're currently in a job and are looking for another opportunity, then staying in your role until you find something else is highly recommended. Read more...

The benefits of hiring temporary employees

The benefits of hiring temporary employees

​Just last week it was revealed that the demand for temporary employees is rising at its fastest rate for 15 years. More and more businesses across the UK are opting to hire contract workers as opposed to permanent employees. Read more...

How to survive the post-holiday blues at work

How to survive the post-holiday blues at work

​It's always difficult getting back into the swing of things at work after a nice Christmas break or relaxing summer holiday. Although the post-holiday blues are normal even for those of us who love our jobs, it can have a huge effect on motivation Read more...

Why employers are cracking down on the lies being told on CVs

Why employers are cracking down on the lies being told on CVs

​Everyone is probably guilty of telling a little white lie on their CV at some point whether it's extending your length of service by a week or two to make it a nice even timeframe, exaggerating how much you loved those mundane admin tasks... Read more...

The traits you should look out for in every new employee

The traits you should look out for in every new employee

When it comes to hiring a new member of the team we've all had it drilled into us to look out for the right skills, qualifications and experience but believe it or not you need to consider someone's personality more than you might imagine. Read more...

Looking for a job? Make sure you’re doing this

Looking for a job? Make sure you’re doing this

Unfortunately, looking for a job isn't always easy and unless you happen to be in the right place at the right time, it's very rarely a quick process either. Read more...

Some of the strangest jobs in the world

Some of the strangest jobs in the world

​Whether you love your job or long for a role with a bit more excitement, chances are that it's not quite as unique as some of these professions. Believe it or not, every single one of them exists. Read more...

How to make sure a job is right for you

How to make sure a job is right for you

If you really want to get the most out of a new role it's important to ensure that you accept the job that is 100% suited to you, your needs and where you want to be in the future. Read more...

How to make sure a company is the right fit for you

How to make sure a company is the right fit for you

As well as the obvious factors such as pay, benefits, location and how quickly you need to find employment, you should also think very carefully about the company culture and how you fit into it. Read more...

How to avoid making a bad hire

How to avoid making a bad hire

The bad news is that rushed recruitment is bad recruitment and putting the wrong people in the wrong jobs is incredibly costly. Read more...

The pros and cons of using social media for recruitment

The pros and cons of using social media for recruitment

There's no denying that social media has become a big part of everyday life on both a personal and professional level for users all over the world. Read more...

The correct way to prepare for job interviews - make sure you’re armed with evidence

The correct way to prepare for job interviews - make sure you’re armed with evidence

All candidates tend to forget the same thing when they're getting ready for an interview - to walk in armed with evidence to back up their claims. Read more...

Seven top interview questions to ask when you want to hire the best temporary candidates

Seven top interview questions to ask when you want to hire the best temporary candidates

With nearly half of companies now opting to initially hire temporary workers and then transition them into full-time staff later, it's vital that organisations know how to interview them in order to ensure that they choose the best candidates. Read more...

The anatomy of a job interview

The anatomy of a job interview

If you know what to expect, how to prepare and how to answer questions in a way that's going to impress your interviewer, odds are that you're going to perform incredibly well and potentially secure your dream job. Read more...

The benefits your employees really want

The benefits your employees really want

Every business owner or manager knows that offering employee benefits is a vital part of running a company and they can go a long way when it comes to attracting, retaining and motivating staff. Read more...

Bad work habits that you should and can break

Bad work habits that you should and can break

As we welcome in the New Year, now is a great time to break those bad habits once and for all. If you're struggling to think of something to work towards in 2014, why not try and achieve something work related? Read more...

Easy ways to get motivated in the New Year

Easy ways to get motivated in the New Year

If you find yourself struggling to get back into the swing of things, below are some quick and easy ways to get you feeling energised and motivated once again. Read more...