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  • Identifying Transferable Skills

    Posted on Tuesday, December 10, 2019 by Heather DuhigNo comments

    Identifying Transferable Skills Transferable skills are essential when considering a career change or entry level roles. We are going to discuss how to highlight what they are, and how to market these on your CV or cover letter to aid your job search. Transferable skills are a specific set of skills that do not relate to only one role or sector; they are generalised skills and abilities that can ...

  • National Disability Day

    Posted on Tuesday, December 3, 2019 by Heather DuhigNo comments

    National Disability Day Today marks National Disability Day, a day to highlight the need to become more compassionate and understanding of the challenges faced by people living with disabilities. There is an ongoing need to ensure equal opportunities are offered to those with both mental and physical disabilities, and with this in mind we have outlined some the ways businesses can work on ...

  • Employee Engagement Trends 2019

    Posted on Tuesday, November 26, 2019 by heather DuhigNo comments

    Employee Engagement Trends As we come to the end of 2019, we thought we would discuss some of the employee engagement trends over the last year. With low unemployment levels, and employee’s length of service at a company continuing to drop, it is important to review engagement trends to ensure you are retaining top talent. In August this year, Forbes released ‘4 Employee Engagement Trends That ...

  • When is the best time to look for a new job?

    Posted on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 by Heather DuhigNo comments

    When is the best time to look for a new job? Recruitment has a variety of seasons in which some periods are better than others for job hunting. We are going to outline some of these well-known trends within the recruitment year to help you plan for your next career move. Keep in mind, you may need to find a new job at any point in the year, and there are plenty of opportunities to do this. So, ...

  • What to ask in an Exit Interview

    Posted on Tuesday, November 12, 2019 by Heather DuhigNo comments

    What to ask in an Exit Interview Exit interviews can be tricky for both the employee and employer. However, this can be a great opportunity for employers to receive some valuable information with regards to the decision-making process behind leaving. How to construct your questions Remember that an exit interview can be very insightful, and you want to receive the most honest and constructive ...

  • The Benefits of Christmas Temping

    Posted on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 by Heather DuhigNo comments

    The Benefits of Christmas Temping Christmas is the busiest time of the year for many businesses, especially within retail and production. Last year around £446,000 was spent every minute of every day on presents alone, and for businesses to be able to supply to these numbers many require temporary Christmas staff. This is great for individuals wanting to earn some extra money for the festive ...

  • How to make a good first impression on your first day

    Posted on Tuesday, October 29, 2019 by Heather DuhigNo comments

    How to make a good first impression on your first day Starting a new job can be an exciting new chapter in your life. For some this may have been a long and stressful process, and others simply been offered a great opportunity they couldn’t turn down. However your journey to this day, most people will have the same feelings of wanting to make a great first impression. Preparation Don’t add any ...

  • Interview Tips

    Posted on Tuesday, October 15, 2019 by heather DuhigNo comments

    Congratulations, you’ve impressed them with your CV & Cover Letter and now you’ve got an interview! Interviews can be a daunting and scary process, with nerves often getting the best of people. However, we are going to give you all our tips for helping you perform on the day. “Success is where preparation and opportunity meet” Bobby Unser Preparation is the most important step in helping you ...

  • EU Settlement Scheme

    Posted on Tuesday, October 8, 2019 by heather DuhigNo comments

    What is the EU Settlement Scheme? EU citizens and their families who live in the UK before 31 October still have until 31 December 2020 to apply for settled status. However, given the uncertainty in how the UK immigration system will work in a no-deal scenario, we recommend EU citizens apply before 31 October 2019. The EU Settlement Scheme allows you and your family members to get the immigration ...

  • What is 'The Real Living Wage'?

    Posted on Thursday, October 3, 2019 by Heather DuhigNo comments

    What is the ‘Real Living Wage’? The campaign for a Living Wage was started by Citizens UK in 2001, after discussions highlighted the affect low pay was having within London communities. After years of building support and notoriety across London, the movement went national in 2011 and the National Living Wage Foundation was established. The foundation set a ‘real’ living wage yearly, taking into ...