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Be happy – Tips on creating a positive working environment

Posted by on 15th May 2018 in employer tips | 0 comments

Be happy – Tips on creating a positive working environment

Let’s be honest, most of us work to earn money to support our lifestyles.  If we are lucky, we get to spend our days doing a job that we enjoy – most of the time anyway.  But if you got a call to say you’d won a few million on the lottery, would you really keep getting up and going into your place of employment? So, if we assume that people are at work because they need to be, it’s really important that employers take responsibility for making that time as satisfying, fulfilling and enjoyable as they can. Some companies don’t realise that,...

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Dealing with Toxic people in the workplace – The danger of letting it go

Posted by on 2nd May 2018 in employer tips | 0 comments

Dealing with Toxic people in the workplace – The danger of letting it go

Toxic employees are about more than being a little bit of a moaner. Having a bit of a gripe is part of the working world and blowing off steam now and again can actually help get you through a bad day sometimes. When it all goes wrong, you have every right to have a little moan. There is a difference between a perfectly normal response to a difficult time and having a toxic influence. There are many reasons why someone becomes a toxic influence in the workplace. Sometimes a new employee brings a difficult attitude with them and sometimes it...

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Attracting passive candidates – Why starting the engine takes the most fuel

Posted by on 14th April 2018 in employer tips | 0 comments

Attracting passive candidates – Why starting the engine takes the most fuel

Despite how it seems, reaching out to the passive candidate isn’t some mystical art form or a result of some hidden knowledge passed on through the ages. The truth is that it is more about knowing the market, knowing the candidates, understanding what people want and, yes of course particularly on the part of the recruiter, a lot of very hard work. What is a passive candidate? Before we take a brief look at what helps to attract them, let’s just take a moment to remember who we are talking about and why they are important. The passive...

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Not just staring out of the window – What does employee engagement really mean?

Posted by on 6th April 2018 in employer tips | 0 comments

Not just staring out of the window – What does employee engagement really mean?

Recently I had cause to be on a train. It was a reasonably long journey, but the seats were comfortable, and there was room to work, so I was, in all fairness, enjoying the trip. I caught up on my business reading and emails and even had time for a little reflection time while I was staring out of the window at the passing landscape. Across the way from me, there was a mother and her daughter. The little girl was clearly on a train for the first time and was interested in every little aspect. A plug socket in her chair was a delight. She...

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Getting to know you – Should you test or not test during the employment process?

Posted by on 29th March 2018 in employer tips | 0 comments

Getting to know you – Should you test or not test during the employment process?

There is a lot of debate around the subject of testing during the employment process and probably with good reason. Regardless of the reason for the testing being carried out, there is a certain validity in the viewpoint that a test is, in essence, only ever an assessment of the performance or answers given during that specific test. Basically, some people are of the opinion that the test only actually checks the candidate’s ability to do the test itself and nothing more. At the heart of the debate around testing then is the question of the...

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“Can I get you a coffee?” How to keep people interested and motivated at work

Posted by on 9th March 2018 in employer tips | 0 comments

“Can I get you a coffee?” How to keep people interested and motivated at work

Being a recruiter has some hidden pleasures. One is when you come across a workplace where the employees really want to be there, and you can’t help but wonder how what makes them so interested and motivated at work. A Motivated workplace Have you ever been to a workplace where people are genuinely motivated? You can almost feel it as you walk in the door. Everyone seems to have time for everyone else, and yet the work pours out of the door. When you see a workplace like that you can’t help but be impressed. We see a lot of working...

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Starting from the inside – Why you need to maintain your employer brand to attract the best

Posted by on 29th January 2018 in employer tips | 0 comments

Starting from the inside – Why you need to maintain your employer brand to attract the best

We have been in the recruitment business for many years now, and we have helped just about every different kind of IT and related industry business. We have seen one-person start-ups, family-run businesses, multi-nationals, and just about everything in between, and at no point have we sat down in front of a prospective client to discuss their employment needs and heard them say: “Actually, we are a pretty boring company, and honestly I wouldn’t work here if I had a choice.” It would be a pretty worrying comment if we did. In fact, I am not...

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Making the right choice – Core strategies for selecting the right person at interview

Posted by on 15th January 2018 in employer tips | 0 comments

Making the right choice – Core strategies for selecting the right person at interview

The interview is a pivotal point in the hiring process. Candidates will often focus on those few moments because they realise how critical they are and there are seemingly endless sources of advice on the subject. And with good reason, even the best candidate can make or break the chance of a dream job with a bad interview. What is less commonly considered, though, is the importance of the interview for the employer. Which is odd, because if the interview is the point at which a great candidate can crash out of the game, so to speak, then it...

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The importance of full background checks when employing a key candidate

Posted by on 3rd January 2018 in employer tips | 0 comments

The importance of full background checks when employing a key candidate

Have you ever been for a job where their recruitment checking was as simple as a quick look at your references? If you have, the chances are that it was a result of one of two things. Either the job role was something fairly innocuous where checks were not needed, or the employer was either unaware of what checks could be carried out or was unaware of the importance of them. A comprehensive background check is vital In the technology industries, a comprehensive background check is usually vital. IT is one of the fastest moving and most...

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Partner not service provider – How to get the best from your tech hire recruiter

Posted by on 21st December 2017 in employer tips | 0 comments

Partner not service provider – How to get the best from your tech hire recruiter

When you look to hire a new team member for a technical environment, you need to make sure that you are hiring the right person. A bad hire A bad hire can literally cost thousands in lost time, effort, training and of course salary. It could also have a very big impact in the workplace because changing personnel is an unsettling process. Worse still, if you have been unfortunate enough to have hired someone who brought in or developed a toxic personality, you will know the impact the wrong person can have on morale and productivity. A bad...

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