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      Hiring remotely done right ‘could make you a better hiring manager’

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      Remote interviews can make it challenging to pick up on body language or nuances, but according to digital talent acquisition agency Beringer Tame, hiring managers are likely to be less emotional and more objective, allowing them to find the right individual for the job. Many businesses have adapted to operating remotely since March and as a […]

      Top Tips: Hiring from Home

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      By Daniel Parker, Solicitor at Winckworth Sherwood Many businesses across the UK are now well-established in working almost entirely remotely from home. Whilst some sectors are struggling, the unprecedented circumstances have given rise to high demand in others. The same remote-working processes can be used to recruit new staff as the extended lockdown now means much […]

      Bad onboarding makes people quit jobs quickly

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      Around half of employees have quit jobs within one month because of a poor initial onboarding experience. That’s according to research from New Process Bliss, which says alarming five in 10 workers have quit their jobs because they felt let down by the onboarding process of their new employer. Reasons that left workers feeling unwelcome […]

      Employers who say ‘thank you’ more likely to keep staff

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      Business leaders who thank their staff experience reduced staff turnover, improved staff retention and more successful talent acquisition.  A study of 1,253 workers, carried out by workplace and incentives provider, One4all Rewards and published in The Magic Word for Business Growth Report, surveyed workers on the impact their existing and potential employers and bosses have when they […]

      81% of SMEs struggling to source skilled staff

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      8 in 10 small and medium-sized business struggle to find new recruits with adequate skills, according to a new poll. The study of 1,000 business professionals at SME companies was commissioned for coworking company, The Brew by rent24. Of those professionals in the survey who struggle to find skilled staff, 36% say that a lack […]

      63% of HR pros say gap year helps applicants stand out

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      Reports from the Department of Education reveal that 88% of students who took a gap year believe it made them more employable, while a survey by YouGov also found that 63% of HR professionals believed a constructive gap year can make a job application stand out. Reports collated by Fresh Student Living looks into the facts behind […]

      The rise of the male PA

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      It’s time for more men to consider taking a role as a PA or EA, says Claire Gray, co-founder of Bain and Gray. Change is happening – but slowly… Long gone are the days where job roles were stereotypically matched to a certain gender. For example, more women are starting to embrace a career in […]

      Cambridge the easiest UK city to find a job in

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      University city rivals Oxford and Cambridge have overtaken Swindon to become the top cities in the UK to find a job, according to the latest research from job search engine Adzuna. In Cambridge, 25x more jobs are being advertised than there are jobseekers looking for positions, with the ratio of jobseekers to vacancies falling to 0.04 […]

      Does it pay to be a social butterfly?

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      Hiscox research has revealed working habits across various industries, pulling the fact from fiction when it comes to the securest of being more productive at work. Ten different industries were surveyed across the UK to see if there was any identification between the different types of workers, along with what drives them. Could anything be […]

      Jobs market steady despite Brexit uncertainty

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      The professional jobs market is still remaining steady amid the chaos surrounding Brexit, according to new data from a survey compiled by Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA) on behalf of the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo). Professional recruitment firms reported that demand for permanent talent fell by 3% year-on-year in February 2019, while vacancies for […]