Recruitment

How to Hire the Best - Your Guide to Finding Top Talent

Xenios Thrasyvoulou | Posted 25.03.2015 | UK
Xenios Thrasyvoulou

We're always told to delegate wisely - it's the sign of success - so take it to the modern platforms and flourish by using freelancers who live, breathe and love their niches. It's a win-win relationship, with no commitment required.

A Video CV for Your Firm?

Melissa Davis | Posted 02.05.2015 | UK Tech
Melissa Davis

While this might well be a useful tool for finding talented new candidates, could it also be an opportunity for law firms to connect with prospective clients? Knowing how well I responded to this I've suggested a few of the advantages of creating a 'video CV' for your firm.

And The Award For Completely Inappropriate Job Advertisement Goes To...

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 09.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

This job advertisement is everything that's wrong with the world. Recruitment firm, ICS, has faced an immense backlash after posting a suggestive s...

Can Algorithms Replace the Power of Human Intelligence?

Chris Dobson | Posted 05.04.2015 | UK Tech
Chris Dobson

You can't help but notice how algorithms are everywhere these days, and have been for a while. They track and predict how we behave in virtually all walks of life, as companies and institutions pivot to meet our needs better (or their own, depending on your level of cynicism).

4 Tips for Career Planning in the New World

Lily Bissett | Posted 03.04.2015 | UK
Lily Bissett

I remember starting my career as an intern in the city, working with my mentor to figure out my steps up the ladder and how quickly I could each hit each title. My career remained as fluid over the next five years. This is what I learned.

Sharing the Responsibility - Shared Parental Leave

Hannah Cottam | Posted 07.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Hannah Cottam

Since the late 1970s when women started to return to work after having a family, the workplace has been forced to adapt to a larger and more senior female population. This has led to maternity leave, childcare vouchers, and a more flexible approach to working.

London's Technology Scene Needs to Up Its Game in 2015

Vincent Dignan | Posted 16.02.2015 | UK Tech
Vincent Dignan

It's Christmas party season so London's entrepreneurs are right now getting pissed on alcohol paid for by whichever office space or "strategic partner" is laying on the rancid mulled wine or festive cocktails.

Looking for a New Job In 2015 - Flock to Twitter

Ed Fletcher | Posted 02.02.2015 | UK
Ed Fletcher

Twitter is often written off as a haunt for teenagers, celebrities and media darlings, but it also provides opportunities for experienced professionals to advance their careers...

New Year, New Career?

James Caan CBE | Posted 31.01.2015 | UK
James Caan CBE

Don't be afraid to be open and ask your employees why they are still around and why they still work for you. The insight you gather from this exercise could be the difference between your staff thinking 'new year new career' or 'new year I'm happy here'.

Four Ways to Get Headhunted

James Caan CBE | Posted 27.12.2014 | UK
James Caan CBE

One of the most flattering things in the professional world is getting headhunted on behalf of a renowned company. If someone rings you out of the blue and takes an interest in you, it is a sure sign that you are doing all the right things in your current job. When I started my first headhunting firm many years ago, almost every time I approached a candidate on behalf of a prestigious company their self-esteem would instantly be boosted. It would be a very risky approach to sit back and purely wait to be headhunted but when great opportunities do present themselves over the course over a career it is always important to grasp them.

How Important Is Data Analytics to the Future of HR?

Mark Braund | Posted 22.11.2014 | UK Tech
Mark Braund

Having discussed harnessing social media, enabling internal knowledge creation and leveraging social capital in previous articles, it seems a logical topic to cover next is to address one the key players in this debate and how they interplay with advances in data analytics and technology: Human Resources.

Finding the Right Investor for YOU

James Caan CBE | Posted 02.11.2014 | UK
James Caan CBE

I'm often asked by people how they should make the perfect investment pitch. They want to know all manner of things from what material to bring along, what financial figures are most important, right down to how many Powerpoint slides they should use!

The Power of Technology: Unleash It, Don't Avoid It

James Caan CBE | Posted 22.10.2014 | UK Tech
James Caan CBE

If you are not keeping up with trends and developments in the wider market, you are only creating problems for yourself... Customers are becoming more and more demanding in terms of what they expect, and as entrepreneurs, we need to act accordingly.

The 21st Century Graduate: Lessons to Stay Ahead

Rajeeb Dey | Posted 01.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Rajeeb Dey

Whilst the economy is showing signs of recovery and job opportunities are increasing there is also an increasing amount of competition for every graduate job. This means that if you are joining the race you have to be prepared for what the world of work entails. Here are three top lessons to stay ahead as a 21st Century graduate.

Three Keys to Understand Recruiters

Jeremy Lamri | Posted 12.08.2014 | UK
Jeremy Lamri

Assessing a candidate accurately is honestly very hard, and it generally takes years to be good at it. But the way to do it is very easy to understand. It is only about relevance and coherence. If everything about you is relevant and coherent, then you are a good candidate.

Splash the Cash on Your Wedding Day or a House Deposit?

Jack Kershaw | Posted 01.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jack Kershaw

How you spend your money, considering high house prices and the possibility that interest rates may go up before long is something we all need to think about seriously but then there is the thought of how memorable you want the most important day of your life to be.

Cheers! Recruitment in Pubs and Bars Surpasses Expectations

Ian Burke | Posted 30.07.2014 | UK
Ian Burke

Last week the ONS confirmed that the UK economy grew by 0.8% in the first three months of the year. Meanwhile unemployment figures have fallen to 6.9%...

Harnessing the Power of Online Presence Through Brand Ambassadors

Mark Braund | Posted 22.07.2014 | UK
Mark Braund

To become brand advocates on-line, employees must positively reflect a company's values and follow the protocols established for on-line posting; though I would conclude by noting that there is a great deal of potential here for all organisations and employees to build the trust of their audience through investing in the trust and empowerment of their employees.

How to Spot a Head-Hunter (And Get Spotted in Return)

Jack Kershaw | Posted 21.06.2014 | UK
Jack Kershaw

What is a "head-hunter"? Just another word for a recruitment consultant? No! Recruitment agents or consultants use either their own database of...

How Committed Are Your Staff?

James Caan CBE | Posted 16.06.2014 | UK
James Caan CBE

A good leader will know exactly how to get each member of staff motivated. Remember we all have different drivers so the one-size-fits-all approach isn't a good one to take. Take the time to understand what makes each person tick and what sort of managerial approach they respond best to.

Encouraging Entrepreneurial Spirit in your Team is Key to Success

Michelle Wright | Posted 16.06.2014 | UK
Michelle Wright

The entrepreneurial spirit is often difficult to define. If we take the word 'entrepreneur' in its literal context, its French roots could be defined as "between jobs" - and the 'in-between-ness' of the word's original meaning is interesting.

The Increasing Importance of Social Media in HR

Mark Braund | Posted 01.06.2014 | UK Tech
Mark Braund

In a recent article I discussed how with 75% of companies either using or planning to use social media sites for recruiting, sites like Linkedin, Twitter, Facebook and Google+ are becoming increasingly important in job searching.

Recruiters, Do You Commit These Seven Deadly Sins?

Jack Kershaw | Posted 31.05.2014 | UK
Jack Kershaw

This week I had a meeting a senior manager who has recently joined his organisation. I asked him what his niggles had been whilst he was searching for a new role. His response was eye opening for me as a recruitment consultancy director.

Hiring Your First Employee

James Caan CBE | Posted 27.05.2014 | UK
James Caan CBE

There are many important decisions SME owners have to take in the early stages of their business, and one of the most important is making that first hire. Depending on the individual company, this could be done immediately, within a few months, or even a year after starting up. There is no singular approach, but it must be the right decision at the right time. The key question to ask yourself is whether you can justify making a new hire, in terms of cost and workload. I experienced this when I started my first recruitment business - it was four months before I had enough money in the bank to be able to take someone on.

How to Make Your Job Search a Success

Jack Kershaw | Posted 19.05.2014 | UK
Jack Kershaw

The economy is now picking up, it’s official.  So why is it that work is still grim?  You are shouldering the burden of the last redundancy ...