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Engineering, science and teaching: three industries whose vacancies recruiters find more difficult to fill than those from other sectors. They’re also industries that face serious skills gaps in years to come. In this post, we’re going to show the true…
11 Jul 2017

Candidates POV

What do candidates want from the recruitment process? Do recruiters instinctively know what to put in a job advert? The effect of those words could instantly attract the perfect person, or a tribe of mediocre applicants unsuited to the job.…
A UK company recently went viral as it recruited new employees – but not for the reasons it might have hoped for. The fallout from an easy-to-make mistake brought a certain notoriety to the company’s door that they won’t be…
Ever since the recession, almost a decade ago, we’ve been told there’s more competition for jobs. After the crash, as companies streamlined and became more efficient, due to financial pressures, there were reports of hundreds queuing around corners whenever a…
For several years now, our range of 20 Express Designs has been immensely popular with recruitment agencies across the UK from start-ups to established businesses. This year, we are updating our Express Design range and we are pleased to unveil…
How long is too long, when it comes to applying for a job? Wouldn’t you think, when it comes to making the next move in your career, time is of little consequence? Apparently, it is. According to research, a whole…
It's great that we’re now living longer - through advances in medicine, technology and living standards. However, as well as living longer, we’re also now working for longer. But could this have detrimental, knock-on effects for the rest of society?The…
We know that the two sexes are different in so many ways, so why should this alter when it comes to their jobs and the perks they look for from a new role? A new study by Coople has delved…
The findings of a new survey have been published, on the subject of dream jobs – i.e. those we hankered after when we were children, and comparing them to the jobs we eventually landed as adults. The report, published by…
Driverless cars. Self-service tills in supermarkets. Even robotic surgeons. Automation and robots are already within our workspaces. But how will it develop, and what will this mean for employment? A recent headline in one of the main newspapers read: “Robots…
Think about it: a warm breeze, white sand at your toes, a clear turquoise sea to gaze across...wouldn’t we all want to have that in our 9-5? But that’s the rub: the 9-5 is diminishing further and further. Whereas flexible…
There’s a lot been made about the glass ceiling, and how women are largely under-represented at higher levels of commerce and industry. Though the situation is slowly improving, there are many examples where the front line is bottom heavy with…
Exhibit A: the recent appointment offered by Envirowaste. For someone, on a salary of £20,000 per year, to be their ‘hidden gem finder’. Now, are they looking for someone to scour fields with a metal detector? An Indiana Jones wannabe…
The career ladder: unchanged decade by decade. Employees start at the bottom (or higher up, in some cases), and continue to climb as their skills and knowledge are honed and increase. But it appears that, as things stand today, what…

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