5 Great Ways to Keep Fit at Home

5 Great Ways to Keep Fit at Home

Lock down. Home Bound. Stuck. For many of us, life looks completely different to how it was just a few weeks ago. Home working or furloughed, being sat on a sofa isn’t exactly brilliant for our health. It’s hard too – Surrounded by creature comforts, unending...
Job Search Support & Advice

Job Search Support & Advice

Langley James offers a range of programmes to help you find your next role. We can provide advice across all employment sectors. Working on a one to one basis with one of our experienced career coaches, your coaching programme will be tailored around your specific...
The Taboo Interview Questions You Need to Avoid

The Taboo Interview Questions You Need to Avoid

When was the last time you reviewed the employment discrimination laws before conducting an interview? Most hiring managers have every intention of complying with employment discrimination laws but find that the time needed to keep abreast of the nuances of employment...
3 Reasons NOT to Use a Recruitment Agency

3 Reasons NOT to Use a Recruitment Agency

What do you think of recruitment agencies? (deep breath) This question conjures up all kinds of emotional reactions among HR and Line Managers, and attitudes vary massively. Many consider recruitment service suppliers to be a vital component to their hiring strategy...
Langley James Hires Again

Langley James Hires Again

IT Recruitment Agency Langley James announces their first key recruit of 2020 with rising star Lauren Caldwell joining the Resourcing team. Lauren joins Langley James’ fast growing Chester Team eager to demonstrate her abilities. A qualified sports coach, Lauren...
IT Contract Consultant

IT Contract Consultant

IT Contract Consultant Written by Kieran-LJ Dec 17, 2019 IT Contract Consultant Written by Kieran-LJ Dec 17, 2019 £20,000 – £28,000 (£50k+ OTE), Chester   We’re really quite lucky – our clients and candidates love what we do. So we can do more of the...
KPMG & REC UK Job Market Report

KPMG & REC UK Job Market Report

Hiring Activity Remains Weak as Uncertainty over the Outlook Intensifies in October Key Findings: – Solid drop in permanent staff appointments, temp billings rise only slightly – Vacancy growth eases to 93-month low – Pay continues to rise as...
Do You Background Check Your Candidates?

Do You Background Check Your Candidates?

Most candidates research key personnel of a prospective employer prior to an interview however, with an increasing amount of personal information being made available online employers are now just as likely to check whether or not a candidate is hiding any skeletons...
Langley James Hires Again

Langley James Hires .Net Development Recruiter

Leading IT Recruitment Consultancy, Langley James has appointed Richard Jones as Principle Consultant focused on .Net Professionals in London and the Home Counties.  Richard brings with him a wealth of experience gained from a 10-year career in the recruitment...
The Most Revealing Interview Questions

The Most Revealing Interview Questions

Not many candidates enjoy interviews and hiring managers, viewing them as a necessary evil, struggle to find time to prepare properly to ensure that the best person for the job is hired.  The joy of interviews! Have you ever interviewed someone and thought that they...
Pro Tips for Ensuring Your New Recruits Stay

Pro Tips for Ensuring Your New Recruits Stay

She accepted! Slumping into your chair with a grin and a sigh you realise you’ve beaten the competition, filled a critical vacancy and above all, landed the talent you wanted. Fears of restarting the search begin to fade. No more interviews, tactical conversations,...
Experience vs Qualifications

Experience vs Qualifications

A 1st Class degree:  the hallmark of the ideal candidate… or is it? Market reports are showing that due to increasing movements in the jobs markets and fewer students taking up IT-based degrees due to increased tuition costs, quality candidates are proving harder to...

The Importance of Updating Job Titles & Descriptions

When was the last time you reviewed your company job titles and descriptions (and I mean all of them)? Maybe it’s not top of your list right now, but it’s good practice to have a process for making sure there is regular review of both job titles and job descriptions....

5 Ideas To Beat The Post Holiday Blues

Holidays are almost always brilliant even if things don’t go to plan. The break itself is holiday enough giving us all a brief opportunity to cut the cord from work and think about something else for a change. However, for many of us there is no escape from the...

UK SMEs Plan To Grow According To Survey

(1 min read) A recent government survey reports nearly three quarters of Small to Medium Sized Enterprises (SME) plan to attack their markets prioritising growth and service improvement with new business sales, staff up-skilling, process improvement and recruitment...

5 Crazy But True Interview Tales

(1 min read) Are you sitting comfortably? You probably won’t be after reading these crazy but true short recruitment stories from our experiences with candidates and employers.  Without further waffle, let us begin…  Life in the fast lane Barbara was cutting it...

IR35 is changing: What does this mean for you?

There’s a lot of confusion right now about IR35; what it is, why it’s changing and what those changes will mean for the millions of self-employed contract workers currently operating in the UK. Although many of the proposed changes to IR35 legislation are not yet set...

Fight off Sunday Night Fear with 5 Simple Steps

It’s Sunday night. You’ve spent much of the day in your jim-jams binging box sets, but you’ve just crossed that uneasy 6pm line between the weekend and Monday eve. Thoughts of work creep in and interfere with your chill. Wide eyed you suddenly remember the work you...

Langley James Welcomes New Resourcer

IT Recruitment Agency Langley James announces their third key recruit of the quarter with rising star Terri Mole joining the Resourcing team. Terri joins Langley James’ growing Chester Team following her relocation from Newcastle. A qualified engineer, Terri...

Langley James Expands with New Hire

IT Recruitment Consultancy Langley James has appointed Hayley McDonough to head up the newly created Creative, Coms and Media recruitment division. Hayley joins the business as the IT Executive Search and Delivery Lead with seven years recruitment and senior level...

What does IR35 mean?

IR35 is a piece of tax legislation introduced in 2000 to ensure the correct national insurance and income tax was paid by self-employed contractors. IR35 prevents tax avoidance by exposing self employed workers seeking to hide their employment status from HMRC by...

The Positives of Employee Turnover

Generally speaking employee turnover is seen as a bad thing. Aside from having to accept that someone may not want to work for your business any more, turnover can have a negative effect on moral and the cost involved in recruiting and training someone new can build...

IT Contractors can be more cost effective

If you are considering a new project and taking on a short term contractor to support the day to day issues, or are being pressured to let the vendor carry out the installation themselves, please consider this … Getting an expert IT Contractor to undertake the...

5 Tips to Attract Great Candidates to Your Company

When it comes to recruiting, it is essential to make the right choice and this means being able to attract talented individuals. Attracting talent is not just about instructing a number of agencies.  The right agency will be able to not only attract candidates from a...

Encouraging a Little More Fun in the Workplace

This time of year fun in the workplace is a lot more likely, as things tend to wind down and Christmas parties, secret santas and festive activities are taking place. However, all year round workplace fun is becoming increasingly important in the modern day...

Using Your Company Culture to Your Recruiting Advantage

Company culture has increasingly become an important aspect of any organisation. It is more than simply corporate visions or the way the office is decorated, it is the values, beliefs and practices that are woven through everything within the firm. Assuming you have...

Try Before you Buy

Avoid ‘Zombie’ Employees: Use Contractors Confidence is up but where are my team? Move at lightning speed to secure the permanent candidates you want.  Quality candidates are getting harder to find as demand overtakes supply. The wrong choice of candidate can manifest...

Is Your PSL Working for you?

Preferred Supplier Lists – Food for Thought Implementing a PSL is meant to: – Cut down on contact from suppliers Save time Allow you to build relationships with your suppliers Act as a form of quality control Allow pre-agreement of terms So why have 80% of...

Christmas Present: Some End of Year Statistics

As we get closer to the end of the year, and 2018 is almost within sight, it’s a great time to think about building your team and recruiting. Commonly, January, the start of the New Year and its associated fresh starts and resolutions, are perceived to be busy times...

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...

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...

Four Trends Affecting Staffing Right Now

Rising PayReports are showing us that pay is on the up for the years ahead. Most likely down to skills shortages and a general economic confidence, there may be pressure on employers to increase salaries in order to gain and retain their desired employees. UK workers...