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By Kate / September 3, 2017

What next for AI? 

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a hot topic. It seems like every day there is a new story about AI taking over the world. (Well it’s certainly taking over the media,...

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By Kate / August 1, 2017

Dead ringers – why it’s a bad idea to hire your own doppelganger  

When you’re recruiting, it’s tempting to hire someone similar to yourself.  Most of us feel comfortable dealing with people like us, who share the same perspective and approach as ourselves. Hiring someone like yourself just feels less risky than...

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By Kate / July 3, 2017

Feeling the feedback

Nobody likes rejection. However, it is a harsh reality that any jobseeker has to come to terms with. As a recruiter, the trick is to deliver this rejection in a...

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Guest Blog, Leadership
By Kate / May 3, 2017

Succession planning – Guest blog by Victoria Chidgey

We recently met up with local HR expert, Victoria Chidgey, to hear her thoughts on talent management and succession planning, and how important it can be to small and medium...

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Leadership
By Kate / April 3, 2017

The importance of job titles when recruiting

Whether you’re looking for a new member of your marketing,  IT or finance team, attracting the best talent will be your number one priority. People often spend a lot of...

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Leadership, recruitment
By Kate / March 1, 2017

The Benefits of Offering Flexible Working

As we explored in our January blog post, many Millennials entering the job market are keen to work flexibly, often actively seeking organisations renowned for offering this option. Many forward...

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Leadership, recruitment
By Kate / February 2, 2017

Top 10 tips for senior role recruitment

It’s understandable to be apprehensive when you are planning senior role recruitment. After all, you will be placing responsibility for a part of the business that you have grown into...

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Leadership, recruitment
By Kate / January 3, 2017

Hiring Millennials – the art of communication

If you have not watched or read anything recently about the pitfalls of hiring millennials, you probably don't watch the news much. Apparently millennials are a bunch of lazy, good...

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Leadership, recruitment
By Kate / December 1, 2016

The keys to a successful induction

A decision to hire a new member of staff should never be taken lightly. Recruiting is an expensive, and inherently risky, activity which both employer and candidate will invest a...

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By Kate / November 1, 2016

The mysteries of psychological profiling…..

As we mentioned in our last blog ALTERNATIVES TO USING COMPETENCY BASED INTERVIEW QUESTIONS, for more senior roles it may be appropriate to use the specialist skills of a business...

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