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What startups needs to know about recruiting their first staff

on 14th Apr 2016

Recruitment can be a minefield at the best of times, but when you are a startup and looking for your first ever workforce there is even more pressure to find the perfect people for the job or jobs you have on offer. It can be tempting to try and do it yourself, but you will be investing so much of your time in the process you could find yourself stretched in other areas.

What candidates want to know before they apply for your job

on 4th Apr 2016

In the changing landscape, there is more to a job than simply the responsibilities involved. At one time, a job title basically covered the role and job ads covered roles and responsibilities in no more than a paragraph.

Graduating in IT? Your CV probably needs some love - here's why.

on 23rd Mar 2016

I've had the privilege of speaking with some truly brilliant, intelligent University leavers who have gone on to great successes. But something I've found is that you could be a 1st class graduate from a great University... but still not know how to write a CV.

Using recruiters to find a dream team for your business

on 14th Mar 2016

Whichever way you look at it, recruiting the most impressive employees to your business is one of the hardest processes you will go through. There is only so much top talent out there, and the fact remains that the majority of companies end up with the employees from the second or third level of the talent pool.

How to assess the skills of software developers

on 9th Mar 2016

The high demand for talented software developers means they often hold more cards than we would like. Top developers can earn over £75k per annum with the average salary being £35k. In the USA recent research suggests that the demand for software developers is still on the increase and expected to grow by a further 22% over the next five years.

Engaging employees in their role

on 27th Feb 2016

You can bet your bottom dollar, at least one member of your team has lost interest in their job and your company, it may only be a temporary thing or it may be a little more serious and long term. Don’t worry, you’re not alone, in research from the USA it was suggested that as many as two thirds of employees are not “engaged” in their job.

The induction process should be part of your recruitment strategy

on 11th Feb 2016

In a recent survey from CIPD stated that 22% of new employees leave a company within six months. A startling statistic if you’ve just spent time and money recruiting a new team member. Retaining employees is key to your business success and growth.

How Happy Employees Make Your Business Grow

on 4th Feb 2016

Regardless of the size of the business the benefits of having a happy workforce should not be under estimated.

We've been shortlisted in the Onrec Online Recruitment Awards 2016

on 18th Jan 2016

We’re delighted to be shortlisted for the Onrec Online Recruitment Awards 2016, the second time we have been shortlisted for a recruitment award in the last six months!

How the HR department can take the stress out of the workplace

on 15th Jan 2016

The role of a modern HR professional reaches far past the realms of hiring and firing, the human resources team take on many roles within the business they work for. Not only are there to offer advice on, and ultimately implement, a human resources policy, they also manage the recruitment processes, incentive schemes, training requirements and, possibly the most important of them all, manage the wellbeing of your employees.