The Latest in the UK Call Centre Industry

With 1 in 25 UK employees working in call centres, the industry seems only to have increased since its dip prior to 2010. It remains to be one of the most recruited for sectors in the UK, and as of 2012 was worth about 2.5 million to the UK economy (which has no doubt risen since then). It’s now in… Read More ›

Using Facebook to Recruit – A Good Idea?

At 1.35 billion, the total number of Facebook users makes up a sizeable chunk of the global population. This makes it great for finding people, which, let’s face it, is what recruitment often boils down to. Despite having a ridiculous amount of people using it every single day, how useful really is Facebook as a recruitment tool? Background Checks Social… Read More ›

Are Your Staff Currently Looking For Another Job?

Vacancies across the board are increasing, along with optimism surrounding employment and the availability of opportunities. Great news, but what does it mean for employee retention? According the Investors in People Employee Sentiment Poll, 57% of UK workers are considering looking for a new role in 2015. This amount seems alarmingly high, and is a 10% increase on last year’s… Read More ›

How to Make the Right Hiring Decision

No doubt you and your recruitment team dread the long-winded meetings where you must come to a decision about the applicants you have interviewed for a vacancy. Often you end up more confused than when you went in, therefore clear and confident decisions can be very difficult to make. This is why it’s beneficial to have a set system for… Read More ›

How Much Do You Value Soft Skills in Your Candidates?

In an increasingly qualified world, it seems the age is upon us where employers and recruiters are looking further and further beyond applicants that simply have what they are looking for on paper. In the modern workplace, talk and demand is increasing for so-called ‘soft skills’. These are skills that are hard to quantify with tests or qualifications, and pretty… Read More ›

Graduate Recruitment Set to Take-off in 2015

According to a report by graduate research company High Fliers, vacancies within The Times Top 100 Graduate Employers rose by 2.5% in 2013. It also revealed that leading UK employers expected to offer 8.7% more graduate positions in 2014 than the previous year. With these figures in mind, it seems like graduate recruitment is set to be a hot new… Read More ›

Could Flexible Working Improve Your Business?

With the government singing the praises of flexible working practices and more and more companies bringing them into play, we are taking a look at the benefits it can have for your company. It’s important to remember that some workers, especially graduates, now see flexible working as a perfectly viable option. However, in a survey by YouGov, 1300 workers were… Read More ›

The Top 5 Mistakes You Need To Avoid in Your Career

We all want success and progression in our career, so it’s imperative we don’t put all our hard work at risk by doing silly costly mistakes. Here are our top five mistakes people make to help you avoid them and ensure you achieve the career you desire.   Accepting New Roles On Impulse: If you’re faced with the prospect of… Read More ›