2016 – The Year of the Candidate?

2016 has been dubbed ‘the year of the candidate’ as the job seeker’s position strengthens and the job creator’s gets tougher. The Office of National Statistics found that 7.7 million of the UK’s workers plan to make looking for a new job in 2016 their new year’s...

Employer Branding

Due to growing competition in acquiring talent, professionals now have a far greater choice over where they work and who they work for. This shift in power now means that companies are having to sell themselves even more so than ever. General corporate marketing...

Your Network Is Your Net Worth

Why Create a Strong Network?We generally tend to measure our success and career prospects based on our income, skills, qualifications and experience. But we fail we understand the importance of not only having a strong network, but building on that network and...

IT & HR Recruitment Market Review- November 2015

Key points Permanent and contact appointments both increase at sharper rates Candidate availability tightens further Pay growth remains marked Faster growth of staff appointments Permanent staff placements increased at a stronger rate in November, with the rate of...

Preparing Your Business for The Build up to Christmas

Covering LeaveIt’s inevitable that employees will want to take leave this time of year. If it’s typically a quiet time of year for your business this shouldn’t be too much of an issue, but it’s all in the planning. Encouraging employees to book their leave in advance,...

Managing Early Retirement

For those born after 1978 that state pension age will be 68, yet those questioned in the research (a variety of ages) believe they will be able to retire when they are around 62 to 64.Most of us if asked ‘when would you like to retire’ would reply ‘today’ (if not...

Exploring New Ways To Grow

Expanding your company into new turfs can be daunting yet rewarding. The business’s world is an ever-changing and unpredictable environment, and remaining complacent and dismissing the idea of growth and expansion can be detrimental to your success. PlanBefore you...