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Here you will find some of our latest thoughts on all things recruitment related.

  • GDPR is Coming!

    Posted on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 by Adrian FosterNo comments

    The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), passed by the European Union in April 2016, will have a far-reaching global impact on data security. No matter where you are based, any organisation that does business with, or holds Data on EU citizens must comply with the GDPR's expanded and more stringent Data Protection rules by 25th May 2018. The legislation has been introduced to give ...

  • Managing Pre-Interview Nerves

    Posted on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 by Adrian FosterNo comments

    Almost everyone gets nervous at a job interview. My view is that pre-interview nerves are often a good thing and that, for the most part, they can have a positive impact on a candidate’s performance.  If you walk into an interview room completely free of nerves it could mean you don’t care, you’re overconfident or you could come across as complacent. The problem is that sometimes the nerves can ...

  • Why Accepting a Counter Offer is Almost Always a Bad Idea

    Posted on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 by Adrian FosterNo comments

    When an employee resigns their post in any organisation it is not uncommon for that company to make a counter offer. Statistics show that accepting a counter offer has one of two extremely high probabilities:  1     you will leave voluntarily within a short space of time, or 2     you find that your resignation is held against you and nothing really improves This is borne out by a recent ...

  • Why Writing a CV Addendum Really Does Work

    Posted on Thursday, January 19, 2017 by Adrian FosterNo comments

    For most people, a resume is sufficient to summarise one’s work experience, education and interests. However, in a highly-competitive employment market, you may want to go the extra mile and create an addendum that will help differentiate you from other job seekers. An addendum is a single page or paragraph that accompanies your resume. It elaborates on a particular skill or past experience in ...

  • Looking for a New Job? What Does Your Online Presence Project?

    Posted on Thursday, June 23, 2016 by Adrian FosterNo comments

    Looking for a new Job? What does your online presence say about you? We all live in the age of Social Media and it’s very likely that the majority of people looking for work have some form of online presence. After all, it’s a great way to stay in touch with friends and ex-colleagues as well as keeping us up to date with current affairs and even find new job opportunities. However, whilst you ...

  • Ten things a good quality Job Description should include.

    Posted on Wednesday, April 20, 2016 by Adrian FosterNo comments

    We are all busy. When we all have what seems a hundred and one things to do before we leave for the day it can be tempting to cut corners whenever we can.  When you are recruiting for extra staff it can seem easy to try and save time as, after all, you have your normal duties to perform as well. I am sure that this where you are expecting me to say that this is where a good recruitment ...

  • 8.8 Seconds is all you've got to impress!

    Posted on Tuesday, March 15, 2016 by Adrian FosterNo comments

    8.8 seconds is all you've got!  An article in The Independent caught my eye the other day - it stated that employers are taking just 8.8 seconds to review CVs when they are hiring for vacant roles.  I concede that the research underpinning the article referred to comparatively junior or 'entry level' roles; I think more time will be taken for senior roles when appropriate candidates will be ...