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  • Starting salaries on the increase, KPMG & REC Report

    Posted on Thursday, February 10, 2022 by Barbara Robertson9 comments

    The UK labour market continues to be challenging, we continue to see high demand for candidates and the vacancy rate is still sharply higher than last year. The pressure on employers to increase starting salaries can now be seen, as the best candidates have more options available to them. See the highlights below: Starting salary inflation remains close to record pace Robust demand for staff and ...

  • Vacancies at an all time high, candidate supply drops at record pace

    Posted on Thursday, September 9, 2021 by Barbara RobertsonNo comments

    The most recent report on jobs from KPMG and the REC is out: Demand for staff is at an all time high, and availability of workers falls at an unprecedented rate: To read the report click here: rec kpmg report jobs_eng_2109_panel.pdf

  • Where are all the applications?

    Posted on Monday, May 24, 2021 by Barbara RobertsonNo comments

    This time last year, just three months into COVID-19, vacancies were starting to trickle back in. It was great – it wasn’t the end of the word after all! Employers were taking action to navigate through COVID-19, looking for the new skills they needed to survive, or they were the lucky ones that were thriving in COVID-19. The demand was real, employers were taking action, and their response was ...

  • Queens Award for enterprise - Winners!

    Posted on Tuesday, May 5, 2020 by Barbara RobertsonNo comments

    We welcomed the news this week that our client Bambino Mio has been awarded The Queen’s Award for Enterprise: International Trade Award 2020. The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise are the most prestigious awards for UK businesses, recognising and rewarding outstanding business achievements and excellence. Her Majesty The Queen personally approves the winners and Bambino Mio are one of 220 ...

  • Work with us and donate to cancer research

    Posted on Tuesday, December 10, 2019 by Barbara RobertsonNo comments

    This year we are thankful that we have had another successful year, and we take pride in the success that both our clients and candidates are making in their businesses and careers. Each year we choose a charity to support, on behalf of everyone we helped to find work, and every company we helped to find workers. This year we are donating to Cancer Research. Thank you for enabling us to give our ...

  • Employee Benefits That Your Team Will Love And so Will Your Pocket

    Posted on Wednesday, February 28, 2018 by Barbara RobertsonNo comments

    The best companies to work for look after their teams and value their staff. The most successful businesses are comprised of people who are engaged, satisfied and loyal. Providing perks and engagement tools helps build stronger teams and incentivises workers to aspire to greatness. Here’s a few free and cheap ways to do that. Get Flexible Offer work from home days.It could be twice a year or ...

  • 5 Key Reasons Why Your Employees are Leaving

    Posted on Saturday, December 16, 2017 by Barbara RobertsonNo comments

    When I started in recruitment in the 1990’s, if you were in a job less than 5 years you were a job hopper, but now two years is quite acceptable. Why is that? Why don’t employees stay? An employee survey of 2000 UK-based employees explored their pain points and why they would consider leaving their jobs. Here are the five most prominent causes of churn that it uncovered. 1. Lack of Career ...

  • 5 Secrets to Insanely Compelling Job Ads

    Posted on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 by Barbara RobertsonNo comments

    Getting the best applicants through the door, will depend on how persuasive your job advert is. You need to engage the reader from the outset, get them to see themselves in the role and get them to act on that vision. No longer is a list of “essential and desired” skills a means to entice people into your business. In a candidate shortage, you’re really going to need to sell it. Here are 5 key ...

  • 3 ways your Recruiter is your best Employer Brand Ambasador

    Posted on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 by Barbara RobertsonNo comments

    There is lots of information out there about employer branding, who’s doing it…who’s doing it well, who needs to do it, how to do it etc. There is a consensus that we should be doing it and it should be a priority – you are only as good as your staff after all, so you want to be recruiting the best. We also know we should be reducing our alcohol intake, and exercising more, but we don’t. ...

  • 5 Essential Actions To Find A New Job

    Posted on Thursday, January 5, 2017 by Barbara RobertsonNo comments

    Great! The decision is made and this year you really are going to stick with it. You’re going to get a new job. Yup! that’s right your changing your job. Definitely. 2017 is the year. For sure. So how are you doing it? Easy enough to make the decision, but you must take some action to drive that change. Here are 5 key things to get you started. 1 Update your CV. I’m not just talking about ...