Entries by Direct Recruitment

A good handshake

This feels like old news, to be talking about the importance of a good handshake in your job search, but yet it seems that so many people I meet on a daily basis still don’t shake hands with any confidence. Every job hunter knows that smart dress, eye contact and polished shoes are a good […]

Why well thought through interviews unearth candidates who are a better fit

Interviews are the way in which an organisation finds its future employees – simple? Not necessarily. Research by Ayal Chen-Zion, a Research Fellow at Glassdoor entitled: ‘Do Difficult Job Interviews Lead to More Satisfied Workers? Evidence from Glassdoor Reviews’ shows that more thorough job interviews have been statistically linked to higher employee satisfaction. The findings […]

How to present and protect your brand throughout the recruitment process

Safeguarding your employer brand throughout the recruitment process and clearly communicating your organisation’s values to both existing and potential employees is key to shaping the overall perception of your company in the marketplace. This can have a huge impact on your ability to attract and retain the very best talent. The experience of a candidate […]

How to minimise stress in the workplace

A degree of stress can be extremely useful, allowing us to perform at our optimum. Unfortunately, however, excess stress dents productivity and engenders a negative working environment. In order to access your full potential, you first need to be in a positive mental space that’s conducive to success. Now that we in the UK are […]

7 ways to boost your work place productivity

By Sarah Bloomfield on 09.11.17 in Your Career Whether caused by a seven-year itch or a 3pm slump, the truth is that all of our productivity wanes at some point. The key to maximising your output in the workplace is understanding that it’s not about working harder, but working smarter. It’s about adopting certain practices […]

Are you more suited to a larger or smaller business?

When it comes to making your next career move, big doesn’t necessarily mean better. The truth is that different sized businesses have a multitude of varying benefits, and it’s not until you’ve considered these benefits that you’ll know what size company you should be working at. Size matters – understanding the benefits Larger companies are […]

Make campaigning great again

Most of us have been involved with our fair share of bad campaigns. A few people would argue that there’s a couple taking place right now, concluding with the general election this Thursday. Often, however, there’s not enough reflection done after a bad campaign and the same mistakes are made again the next time round. […]