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  • The importance of equal weight in the work-life scales5 Jan 2018The fast-pace of modern life brings a busy dynamic to business in the UK and often leads to long working hours. Technology has enriched our lives in so many ways, including by creating more work. In doing so, it has also made work more accessible and no longer necessarily a physical place that we need to attend. Mobile phones mean tha...

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  • Managing expectations leads to better recruitment outcomes7 Dec 2017You have a key role to fill in your team. All you need to do is post the job advertisement you used last time, and the applications will come flooding in. What could be simpler? There is undoubtedly an ideal candidate in the mind of most recruiters, and a dream job role for many candidates. You can better match the two by managing...

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  • An ever developing process – why development and change drive the construction sector16 Nov 2017There is a very complex series of forces at work when it comes to driving change in the construction industry. It seems we are constantly being shown a new developmental process and either wringing our hands about how it will affect the industry or marvelling at the technological miracle being presented...

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  • Temp staff in a skills shortage – The hidden benefit to workers26 Sep 2017Given a choice, we would all live in a world where supply and demand were equally matched. It would be perfect if every open vacancy in any business meant the perfect candidate walked through the door and everyone simply went back to work. However, while it may not be quite having the impact some of the gloomier commentators...

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  • The electronic hammer – Why the human touch remains important in recruitment11 Sep 2017When you are a recruiter, you deal with people. I don’t have an issue with technology at all, in fact, I am a bit of a gadget geek. Give me something with flashing lights and some buttons, and I will play around with it as much as the next person. However, I like to think I am very aware of the limits of technol...

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  • “I am sure you will fit in here” – Company culture and its effect on staff10 Aug 2017Have you ever been to visit a business and felt that you probably wouldn’t want to work there? You walk out without a specific reason why, but something about the place just said it wasn’t right for you. Yet most of the time, there is nothing wrong with the working environment or the perfectly nice people that wor...

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  • Common hiring mistakes – A costly and avoidable problem21 Jul 2017There is a lot written about the stress for the candidate when it comes to the employment process, but we tend to forget that there is a great deal at stake for the employer as well. A bad candidate choice can result in a cost with little or no return, a disrupted team, a delay in development or efficient working methods, a loss of ...

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  • Hiding that startled look – How do you stay level-headed in an uncertain world?24 May 2017On a global scale, things have gone a bit weird recently. Regardless of political affiliations, you can’t help notice a certain oddness in the Whitehouse at the moment, and Downing Street seems to be doing its fair share of the unexpected by calling snap elections and, well, just Boris Johnson alone. Companie...

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  • Nearer to clay than the cooking pot – Is there a benefit to attitude over experience?28 Apr 2017I heard that saying in the title many years ago in the context of education. At the time, it was referring to how children will learn so much easier than an adult because they have yet to form fixed opinions about the world. They were more the changeable clay that could be anything they wanted than the ...

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  • The art of the counter offer, part 2 – Jump ship or jump back? 20 Mar 2017We recently ran an article discussing how the counter offer was often a part of the recruitment process in the current skills gap led market. In this article, we would like to look at the counter offer scenario again, but this time a little more from the candidates' point of view. Although there is a little additional though...

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  • The more things change, the more they stay the same – Is automation the future of construction?

    The more things change, the more they stay the same – Is automation the future of construction?8 Dec 2016Have you noticed how ubiquitous the phrase ‘as important an advance as the internet’ has become? It seems that every other week now we see some innovation or other that is expected to change the face of one industry or another. In fairness though, some things really are quite a huge change in t...

  • Planting Roots – Biophilic design for life

    Planting Roots – Biophilic design for life9 Nov 2016There is a lot to be said for getting back to nature. We all certainly appear to benefit from it, and a good walk in the woods or a picnic out in the fields seems to have a unique recharging effect on almost all of us. We seem to have a very real connection with nature, and whether it is the desire to tramp the wild places, or something a simple ...

  • Recruitment agency criticised for its specification of bra size in job advert!

    Recruitment agency criticised for its specification of bra size in job advert!27 Oct 2016Recruitment discrimination, Matching Models Read more

  • The art of the counter offer – Why negotiation can be a big part of the employment process

    The art of the counter offer – Why negotiation can be a big part of the employment process30 Jan 2017A candidate-driven environmentRead more

  • We’re getting engaged! – The place of employee engagement

    We’re getting engaged! – The place of employee engagement19 Dec 2016There are jobs where you can turn up to work and, as long as you do what is needed, you take home a wage, and everyone is happy. There is nothing wrong with this. Your working life is about you and what you want to do with your career. However, when you work in the recruitment arena, for example, you tend to live and breathe it. S...

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  • Big breaks may not be big – ‘Seize the day’ may mean using small steps26 Sep 2016There is a lot of actually rather interesting discussion around at the moment on the subject of different people’s big break. As I write this, LinkedIn has been focusing on it for a couple of weeks and, yes, in all honesty, I have quite enjoyed it.Read more

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