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4 key things that hirers can learn from Sales – the softer side of business

[fa icon="calendar'] 21-Jun-2016 15:20:17 / by Pippa Drew posted in Recruitment

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Successful sales people will tell you that whatever is being sold, the ‘softer’ aspect of the sale is as important as the process and the product.

When we are recruiting, it is easy to focus on the process and the product (the role), and sometimes the softer aspects can get side-lined, but this is where hirers can take a leaf out of the sales book. If we treat our candidates in the same way as we treat our customers we stand a much better chance of a successful outcome.

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Big v’s Boutique – a recruitment dilemma

[fa icon="calendar'] 04-Apr-2016 08:42:00 / by Pippa Drew posted in Recruitment

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Having the right people in the right place at the right time is essential for any successful business. Equally deciding which recruitment agency can best enable you to achieve this is invaluable. Your time is precious to your business, hence reducing your time spent on candidate selection is important.   

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Three key things to consider when handling a counter offer!

[fa icon="calendar'] 15-Mar-2016 14:25:46 / by Pippa Drew posted in Recruitment, Clients, Counter Offer, Contract, Permanent

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No matter how long you have been looking for a new job or whether the job you have just been offered is the perfect job for you,  it can still be an unnerving experience to receive a counter offer.  Knowing how to handle the situation can make the transition from one role to another much smoother. If you are unprepared it can cause you to question your decision making, so we have carefully selected three key things to remember when handling a counter offer:

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Your CV: the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth?

[fa icon="calendar'] 08-Feb-2016 13:22:39 / by Pippa Drew posted in Recruitment

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4 key changes in your recruitment process as your workforce age

[fa icon="calendar'] 07-Jan-2016 12:02:10 / by Pippa Drew posted in Recruitment

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It has long been a source of headlines that UK PLC will soon be facing its biggest workforce challenge yet, as people are generally living longer. Based on figures from the Office for National Statistics, the number of people aged over 60 in the UK keeps rising and is expected to have increased by 13% between 2013 and 2020.

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How to get your perfect candidate to say ‘yes’!

[fa icon="calendar'] 20-Nov-2015 14:55:40 / by Pippa Drew posted in Recruitment

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Congratulations! You’ve finally found the perfect candidate for that key role in your organisation. But now you have to wait to see if they are going to accept. So how do you make sure they answer with a resounding ‘yes’?

There are two key factors which now come into play: offering the right package and ensuring you follow an effective process:

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Five top tips to make best use of recruitment agencies and job boards

[fa icon="calendar'] 16-Nov-2015 10:58:42 / by Pippa Drew posted in Recruitment

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 You’re ready for your next move. How do you get noticed by your future employer? Do you go online and start searching the job boards? Or do you pick up the phone and speak to that recruitment agency you’ve heard about? We’ve compiled this list of five practical tips – and key questions to ask yourself – to help you understand what they both have to offer, so you can effectively decide what to use to find your next challenge, a job board or a recruitment agency:

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5 steps to effectively manage your spooky PSL!

[fa icon="calendar'] 30-Oct-2015 14:46:22 / by Pippa Drew posted in Recruitment

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Halloween is approaching, and with ‘19,823 recruitment agencies registered with HMRC in the UK’*, we understand one of the most daunting tasks clients face is to manage their increasingly growing recruitment Preferred Supplier List (PSL). However, here we share with you ‘5 easy steps to help you manage that scary PSL’:

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