Aspire Cambridge Ltd
Aspire Cambridge Ltd
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  • While you may be really excited about the job hunting experience and want to apply for all the amazing job opportunities out there, may we suggest you stop for just a moment and check your voicemail? You’ll be getting lots and lots of calls from recruiters and some of these you will miss so you … read more ≫

Aspire Cambridge Ltd
Aspire Cambridge Ltd
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  • In this digital age we are all immersed in emails, whether they are from friends and family, colleagues or our boss, people trying to sell things or people asking for our advice – there really are emails everywhere and this is definitely the case as recruitment consultant too; just add clients and candidates to the … read more ≫

Aspire Cambridge Ltd
Aspire Cambridge Ltd
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  • We have put together the top five employment law developments that you need to be aware of in 2018 as an employer and business owner. These include GDPR, gender pay gap reporting, minimum wage increases, statutory family pay amounts and Brexit preparations will be underway. GDPR As of 25th May 2018, the General Data Protection … read more ≫

Aspire Cambridge Ltd
Aspire Cambridge Ltd
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  • We meet, network and engage with lots of new businesses all the time, either face to face, over the phone or by email – when we tell the person what we do we are very often told “I only meet a recruitment consultant when I need to employ someone” – while this seems like a … read more ≫

Aspire Cambridge Ltd
Aspire Cambridge Ltd
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  • Every single one of us at some time will have had moments or even days of un-productivity and procrastination – this is not something that makes you feel terribly good about your day and it is unlikely to be something that your boss praises you for either. We have put together four top tips to … read more ≫

Aspire Cambridge Ltd
Aspire Cambridge Ltd
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  • While ‘cultural fit’ may seem like the latest buzz word in the recruitment industry, it is actually a really important factor to consider when hiring. The Business Dictionary defines a cultural fit as “the values and behaviours that contribute to the unique social and psychological environment of an organisation”; in basic terms ‘the feel of … read more ≫

Aspire Cambridge Ltd
Aspire Cambridge Ltd
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  • There is at least one person in every office that thinks they are super important and super busy, no matter much you need them, they definitely do not have any time or space to add anything to their list, no matter how small it may be. We have put together the 7 different personality types … read more ≫

Aspire Cambridge Ltd
Aspire Cambridge Ltd
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  • As a team of professional recruiters in Cambridge, we know that the revolution is voicemail and we also know that our phone is both our best friend and our enemy and the same can be said for our voicemails. We are a busy recruiters so we will sometimes miss calls that will go to voicemail … read more ≫

Aspire Cambridge Ltd
Aspire Cambridge Ltd
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Mind Your Language

  • From the titles you’d be forgiven for thinking this was a blog post about not swearing in the business world when speaking to clients, suppliers, recruiters and employers – and while you are right, swearing is not suitable in the business world, we would like to think that goes without saying. Instead we would like … read more ≫

Aspire Cambridge Ltd
Aspire Cambridge Ltd
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  • The park and ride in Cambridge is a wonderful thing; Cambridge is a very busy city and as recruiters in Cambridge we do lots of travelling around to see various clients and happy candidates in their new jobs. The Cambridge park and ride is also a wonderful thing for people watching and ear-wigging; two things … read more ≫

Aspire Cambridge Ltd
Aspire Cambridge Ltd
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I Am Just So Stressed

  • The latest buzz phrases at the moment seem to be “I’m just so busy” or “Work is so stressful at the moment” and the most common response to the question “How’s work at the moment” is “Stressful!” – while we all often find ourselves saying we are stressed or busy, how stressed are we actually … read more ≫

Aspire Cambridge Ltd
Aspire Cambridge Ltd
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It Takes Two Baby

  • As the well known song by Marvin Gaye and Kim Weston goes; it takes two baby – and this is the case with recruitment as well as just a catchy song that you can’t help singing too, I bet you’re even humming along in your head to the words now? Anyway, recruitment is assisting those … read more ≫

Aspire Cambridge Ltd
Aspire Cambridge Ltd
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  • Please join us today, 14th December 2017 in wishing both Lydia Gonzalez and Eleanor Gillett #GoodLuck for their Level 3 Certificate in Recruitment Practice exam in London this afternoon. They’ve been studying towards this elite accreditation for the past 3 months through distance learning materials and with a dedicated Study Coach for support. Lydia and Ellie joined … read more ≫

Aspire Cambridge Ltd
Aspire Cambridge Ltd
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  • You’ve booked your holiday leave, the hotel is gorgeous, the weather is ideal and your flight leaves first thing Friday morning. It’s a well deserved holiday and you know you’re going to have a fantastic time… but before your mind goes on holiday, here at aspire cambridge, we believe there are a few things you … read more ≫

Aspire Cambridge Ltd
Aspire Cambridge Ltd
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  • There are some pretty scary short-cuts out there that are being taken by recruitment agencies; some a lot more worrying than others. For example, a common trend we have heard of in the recruitment sector is finding candidates on job sites and putting them forward for job roles without even speaking to the candidate. In … read more ≫

Aspire Cambridge Ltd
Aspire Cambridge Ltd
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  • There is no denying it, winter is definitely upon us – the warm woolly jumpers, bug coats, hats, scarves and gloves are out in full flow; and the smell of Halls Soothers is in the air as everyone tries to get rid of the yucky winter cold they have picked up from a loved one, … read more ≫

Aspire Cambridge Ltd
Aspire Cambridge Ltd
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  • Here at aspire cambridge our team of recruitment consultants look at CVs every day; often we will come across a CV from a recent university graduate and they will have no work experience or ever had a job… does this affect their CV and chance of landing that dream job? We understand that everyone is … read more ≫

Aspire Cambridge Ltd
Aspire Cambridge Ltd
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  • At the risk of sounding like I am at an ‘Annonymous’ meeting of some sort, I do have an announcement – My name is Kelly and I am a Control Freak! As the owner and founder of aspire cambridge I have always believed that if you want something done right you have to do it … read more ≫

Aspire Cambridge Ltd
Aspire Cambridge Ltd
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  • While 2016 was a pretty crazy year with the voting of Brexit and Donald Trump, 2017 has still been a pretty eventful year, especially in the world of recruitment so here at aspire cambridge we thought we would put a blog together as a review of the recruitment sector in the UK for 2017; With … read more ≫

Aspire Cambridge Ltd
Aspire Cambridge Ltd
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  • We are all receiving more and more calls from withheld numbers but are more of us starting to answer calls from withheld numbers? We did a quick poll in the office and the overall answer to taking a call from a withheld number was a resounding ‘No’. It seems that in this digital age we … read more ≫

Aspire Cambridge Ltd
Aspire Cambridge Ltd
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Nobody Likes A No-Show

  • Whether you’re meeting someone for a first date, meeting a friend for coffee and catch up or dinner with the family there is not much more annoying than the person you are meeting not turning up, especially when you have gone to the effort of making time for them and even changing plans to ensure … read more ≫

Aspire Cambridge Ltd
Aspire Cambridge Ltd
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  • As a recruitment and human resource business in Cambridge we have met hundreds if not thousands of candidates over the years and we hear many, many stories of past employers, interviews and work trials – a common story we have been hearing recently is candidates being asked to work for free. In cases like this … read more ≫

Aspire Cambridge Ltd
Aspire Cambridge Ltd
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  • In his Autumn Budget, the Chancellor confirmed the national minimum wage increases which will take effect from April 2018. Also, a new scheme has been announced affecting care sector employers who may have underpaid their workers. In case law, we have seen conflicting gig economy employment status judgments involving Uber and Deliveroo and a timely … read more ≫

Aspire Cambridge Ltd
Aspire Cambridge Ltd
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  • Jenna Gorham MCIPD is a HR Consultant at aspire cambridge, she’s responsible for managing and developing our breadth of telephone, online and onsite support Human Resource services. In 2016 Jenna successfully bought our HR Consultancy offering in-house and has grown our portfolio of dedicated clients requiring an outsourced HR function from just six to over sixty … read more ≫

Aspire Cambridge Ltd
Aspire Cambridge Ltd
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  • A window salesman in the UK who worked for a sash window firm on a self-employed basis for 13 years between the years of 1999 and 2012 has taken his employer to court and during an EU tribunal it was found that the salesman, Mr King, should have been classified as a worker and his … read more ≫

Aspire Cambridge Ltd
Aspire Cambridge Ltd
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  • The Christmas adverts are out in force, furniture companies are assuring us that we can have our new chairs, beds and tables delivered by Christmas Day, Santa’s grottos are appearing everywhere and there is a definite chill in the air – it can’t be avoided. Christmas is coming and as our minds start thinking about … read more ≫

Aspire Cambridge Ltd
Aspire Cambridge Ltd
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  • We have recently come across some research from CareerBuilder that states the top New Year’s resolution for many people is to get a new job and take that next step in their career; while this is something we have always known in the recruitment team here at aspire cambridge as we get inundated with new … read more ≫

Aspire Cambridge Ltd
Aspire Cambridge Ltd
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  • People can want to leave an existing job for a wide range of reasons; sometimes it is low pay, they want to take the next step in their career ladders, not enjoying the commute to work, wanting a better work-life balance, not being passionate about the job or industry and many other reasons. It is … read more ≫

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