10 April 2014 Our mission is ... “To realise people's ambitions by finding them the job they love as much as we love ours." So we decided to set ourselves the... more
07 April 2014 It has been a busy start to the year and what a better way to let off some steam than with a competitive game of bowling!! We needed to line our stomachs... more
27 March 2014 We were delighted to be asked to address the students at the UTC as they prepared to make decisions about their future paths, career or further education.... more
25 March 2014 Bosses are failing to get the most talented people for the job because they don’t seriously considering flexible working hours, says a leading recruitment... more
It's time for you to make a change , be it a new career path or simply a new challenge. The procedure for resigning is simple enough: give notice, preferably in advance. But if you don't want to burn any bridges and create obstacles to future opportunities, you must be especially careful and considerate. Resigning is easy, but resigning gracefully is not. This article specifically covers several ways a person can make their resignation as smooth and as grudge-free as possible. Choosing the Right Time to Resign Try to leave on a high note. Most people hand in their resignation when they are burnt out and feel like they can’t work at their job anymore. This burnt out feeling often inspires a lack of productivity....
We trialed a new way of recruiting with competency based assessment days, giving our clients the chance to be Alan Sugar for the day. Our candidates were put through their paces with team activities, presentations, speed interviews and debating challenges all tailored to each client and each specific job. Each day has had a 100% hire success rate. Candidates have relished the opportunity to demonstrate what they can do, rather than just talk and tell you. The feedback has been that they have loved the competition aspect of the process. One of the most insightful aspects for you as a hiring manager is the ability to see people interact with others, see the natural leaders emerge, the mediators listen and consult, the sales people stand out and close you! Don’t just take our word for it. “Just wanted to say, that after our assessment day conducted by yourselves that I am totally sold on the concept. The day was run seamlessly & we got a great result. The idea of creating...
This is a really interesting example of someone putting their own spin on a routine task. If you gave your staff more freedom to express themselves in their job, what might you see?
Improve your applications If you apply for a job, the least you hope for is to get an interview. Yet as many as 9 out of 10 applicants for a job fail at the application stage, and often because of basic mistakes. Faced with a mountain of applications, employers look for simple way to sift out large numbers of applicants and get the pile down to a manageable number. So how can you make sure your application gets through? Well, by following some key rules you can massively increase your chances. Two things to do Employers are interested in the people who genuinely want the job and have the necessary skills and knowledge. So before you start to write your application, do two things. Look closely at the jobs and employers that interest you. Work out why they appeal to you. Knowing very little about the employer and what the job involves means you won’t come across as a serious candidate, so be clear about why you want this job. Work...