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6 Benefits Of Building A Multi-Generational Workforce

Posted on: September 8th, 2016

For the first time ever, employers can theoretically have five generations working alongside one another. Age ain't nothing but a number, so that's a good thing, right? Most employers would say they are looking for as diverse a workforce as po...

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How Telling The Right Story Can Help You Ace That Interview

Posted on: September 7th, 2016

When preparing for an interview, you will probably do the usual things such as reading up about the company and hirers, or formulating answers to typically-asked questions like "What would you say is your worst trait?" But have you ever though...

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Workplace Maternity Rules – Don’t Get Caught Out!

Posted on: September 5th, 2016

  Whether you're an employer or an employee, the rules surrounding maternity leave and returning to work after having a child can be confusing. We thought it would be helpful for both sides if we shared some common examples of incidents t...

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Why marketers shouldn’t turn their backs on tablets

Posted on: August 24th, 2016

With people relying on their smartphones more than ever - from buying clothes to applying for a job, to booking a holiday - you could be mistaken for thinking the age of the tablet was over. After all, if the iPhone 6 is anything to go by, phone ...

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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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