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How To Ace A Video Interview

Posted on: August 19th, 2016

  You've always been told that a firm handshake and a warm smile are key to making a good impression at a job interview. However, the growing trend for video interviews may mean you need a smile that is extra special. This digital approac...

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‘What’s Your Current Salary?’ Question To Become Illegal?

Posted on: August 18th, 2016

More than four decades after the Equal Pay Act was introduced, the gender pay gap is yet to be eliminated. But a new law recently passed in the US – preventing hirers from asking candidates about their current salary – hopes to find a solutio...

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Should you make employees check emails after hours?

Posted on: August 12th, 2016

In our digital and constantly-connected world, it's all too easy to log back into your work network when you get home, or check your emails on a Friday night when you should be doing far more fun things. While constant connectivity can be hugely b...

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Later-life employment hits 32-year high

Posted on: August 4th, 2016

New data has revealed that men and women are working longer into their lives, with employment rates for the over-50s recently hitting a 32-year high, the Professional Adviser website reports. According to official figures from the Department o...

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4 signs you need to recruit a recruiter

Posted on: August 2nd, 2016

Your business deserves the best talent out there and that means knowing the employment market inside-out. Your in-house recruitment team is probably doing a great job, but they may be viewing the marketplace with impaired vision. It’s easy for ...

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Skills gap predicted in the wake of Brexit

Posted on: July 27th, 2016

A new study has highlighted that the majority of employers in the UK are concerned about being able to hire enough candidates with high-level skills, the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) website reports. According to new...

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5 ways HR can promote equality in the workplace

Posted on: July 22nd, 2016

With more women entering political leadership roles - see the likes of Theresa May, Nicola Sturgeon, Angela Merkel and Hilary Clinton - the issue of gender equality in the workplace is as relevant and important as ever. As in politics, there a...

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A fresh take on recruitment: New recruit Holly Dimes shares her experience so far

Posted on: July 18th, 2016

To tell you the truth, my degree was in fashion. When I graduated, no one (me included) would have guessed I’d end up in recruitment. But here I am, and loving every minute of it. I guess the problem with me and fashion was that it’s so London...

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Job growth in South West up 14% on last year

Posted on: July 13th, 2016

New data has revealed that despite the social and economic concerns following the UK's Brexit vote, advertised jobs are in fact still growing, the Recruitment Buzz website reports. According to recently released figures from job website CV Lib...

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Allergy absence about to hit annual high

Posted on: July 11th, 2016

According to figures recently reported on the HR Review website, UK businesses are set to lose £455 million across July and August, the highest months for absences associated with allergies. Research by absence management company FirstCare, who...

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Has the Brexit result put UK jobs at risk?

Posted on: July 5th, 2016

The EU referendum is on everyone's minds, and whichever way you voted it's clear that the UK is now going through a period of great uncertainty. With the national economy and currency on the line, many people are understandably concerned about wh...

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4 ways to boost your employees’ potential

Posted on: July 4th, 2016

We all know that the key to a successful business is knowing your customers: it's all about the customer journey, customer experience and customer relationship management. In fact, today's businesses are so busy putting the customer first that they f...

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