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Get noticed by tailoring your CV (WEDNESDAY, 04 MARCH 2015)

If you are churning out the same CV to every role you are applying for and getting no results, it could be a good time to think about a fresh approach. Formatting your CV in a way that suits the industry you are targeting will definitely improve … more

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Employment News in York (WEDNESDAY, 28 JANUARY 2015)

Employment News in York There has been some positive news on the local economy in York recently with unemployment down for the 10th month in a row falling below 6%. http://goo.gl/0KeocO Local companies in the news that are expanding and recruit … more

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Should Gender Equality be Imposed by Government? (WEDNESDAY, 28 JANUARY 2015)

BMW have been in the news recently after their condemnation of the German Governments’ implementation of a new quota for the boards of large companies. The German Government have taken the initiative to insist on a minimum ratio of women b … more

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What impact has pension auto-enrolment had on employers? (TUESDAY, 27 JANUARY 2015)

Enrolling certain employees in a workplace pension is now law, employers are now legally required to advise staff about the scheme that they are being enrolled into and also to allow other employees to join if they request to do so.To find out m … more

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A look at the most popular ways to recruit (THURSDAY, 20 NOVEMBER 2014)

What is the most popular way to recruit?The UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES) has carried out its regular Employer Perspectives Survey (EPS). Released this month the survey provides an interesting insight into the recruiting habits … more

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Employment News in Leicestershire (MONDAY, 10 NOVEMBER 2014)

Employment News in Leicestershire There has been some positive news on the local economy in Leicestershire recently with reports that there are large expansion plans at Magna Park in Lutterworth which could result in up to 10,000 new jobs being  … more

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Is youth employment being hampered by Employers lack of understanding of new qualifications? (WEDNESDAY, 08 OCTOBER 2014)

Interesting research carried out recently by the City and Guilds has found that a staggering 42% of employers are rejecting CV’s due to a lack of their own understanding of the new qualifications that are now available. It appears that em … more

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Employees get free rein with holiday entitlement (WEDNESDAY, 01 OCTOBER 2014)

Sir Richard Branson has announced on the Virgin website that he is offering his 170 personal staff as much annual leave as they want, whenever they want it. Employees do not need manager approval or to give prior notice when taking holiday.The d … more

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Bad interview techniques (FRIDAY, 05 SEPTEMBER 2014)

When a new employee doesn’t work out, do you question whether it was down to the candidate or the interview technique?It’s easy to blame a bad hire on the candidate not meeting expectations, but it’s also possible that the inte … more

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Should people with tattoos be protected from suffering detriment under employment law? (THURSDAY, 04 SEPTEMBER 2014)

A post by Anthony Fox, who works in the employment law department of Michael Lewin SolicitorsI have read an interesting article lately on the BBC News website regarding the issue of tattoos, and the fact that some people with tattoos struggle to … more

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Dealing with conflict in the workplace (THURSDAY, 28 AUGUST 2014)

You spend more time at work than you do at home, therefore getting along with your colleagues is vital. Sadly, not all colleagues do get along and from time to time conflicts do arise. So how do you deal with conflict before it gets out of hand? … more

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Improve the Candidate Experience by Providing Feedback (THURSDAY, 21 AUGUST 2014)

Providing feedback to an unsuccessful candidate after interview is always advisable. Not only does it help a candidate improve their interview style or enhance their skill set, but will also be good PR for your company when a candidate shares th … more

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Is Your CV Hindering Your Chances of Interview? (THURSDAY, 14 AUGUST 2014)

As a recruiter we see large numbers of candidate CV’s and unfortunately many of them are up for scrutiny, but following our few simple pieces of advice should improve your chances of getting through the shortlisting pro … more

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Job Search Advice for Graduates (THURSDAY, 07 AUGUST 2014)

Every year, tens of thousands of graduates leave university in search employment. In an increasingly competitive job market, what can you do to ensure that you give yourself the best possible chance of securing your dream job? Here are our top 5 … more

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How to negotiate a job offer (THURSDAY, 31 JULY 2014)

It’s great news you’ve secured a job offer, but do you accept the salary being offered or hold out for a higher one?It’s not always the salary that should make you say ‘yes’ to an offer, but if you’ve done you … more

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Experience Versus Qualifications (WEDNESDAY, 23 JULY 2014)

Two candidates are applying for the same job – one has a good and very relevant degree but no experience, the other has over 10 years experience in a similar job role, but holds no qualifications relevant to their chosen field. So, who sho … more

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Pinpoint Quality Candidates with a Well Written Job Description (WEDNESDAY, 23 JULY 2014)

As a candidate, having a well written and comprehensive job description is of the utmost importance when applying for a new role. A poorly written job description that lacks fundamental information about the role could attract the wrong type of  … more

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What to do if You Receive a Bad Reference (WEDNESDAY, 23 JULY 2014)

Many people believe that it is not possible for your employer to provide you with a bad reference. However, this is not the case. The reason for this misconception is that employers are nervous about giving bad references as it could be grounds  … more

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Do Cover Letters Matter? (THURSDAY, 03 JULY 2014)

You have taken the time to produce a great CV, so why bother writing a cover letter if it will never be read?This is a common misconception, but cover letters really do play an important part of the recruitment process. Surprisingly a cover lett … more

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Group Interviews what to expect and how to handle them (THURSDAY, 26 JUNE 2014)

Some Employers favour using a group interview situation as they gain a lot from interviewing a number of candidates at the same time, not only does it save time but it quickly identifies the best candidates in one fell swoop!You may have experie … more

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