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What is a competency based interview?

Competency Based Interview Techniques

Be prepared and be in the driving seat when it comes to a competency based interview. In my experience every interview is competency based, it’s a line of questioning that is thorough.  HR professionals are fully trained to deliver these questions and have been following this style for a number […]

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Recruitment Costs – Are you getting value for money

Recruitment Tips for Employers

  There have been many articles written around recruitment costs for companies and there has been a change in the landscape for in-house recruitment and a move away from recruitment agency services. To be fair, a decade ago costs did spiral out of control and some agencies […]

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What recruiters really mean when we say….

What recruiters really mean when we say... BWF

Like it or loathe it, every profession has its own industry speak. If you’re not an insider you might sometimes wonder whether you’re being told the truth, or given the brush-off. Here’s my quick candidate’s guide to what recruiters really mean when we say things like: “We’ll […]

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Is getting a new job like getting fit?

Hire the best pension's talent

Is getting a new job like getting fit? So every year, normally in January or after the summer holidays we set ourselves new challenges and goals. The most common two are either getting a new job or getting fit. Some of us join the gym, paying the […]

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Company Relocation – the issues involved

Why do companies relocate.

There are a number of reasons why organisations relocate.  This can be from a result of a company merger, following on from a new business win and the need for the business to be based near the new client, to accommodate an expanding team or to reduce […]

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Declutter – Love it, Use it or Lose it !

clutter and mess

Declutter – Love it, Use it or Lose it ! Decluttering seems to be the buzz word for today.  With the constant upgrading of technology, pressure to keep up with the latest trends in clothing, accessories, jewellery, kitchen gadgets, home ware etc etc, not to mention my […]

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First impressions really do count at an interview

two people having a meeting

Making an impression at an interview is one the key things we must do and according to research most managers make their decisions in the first 7 minutes. Of course there is that saying “don’t judge a book by the cover” but what actually made you buy […]

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Retention & Recognition of longer serving staff members

Retention & Recognition of longer serving staff members

There is no question that employee turnover costs businesses in both time and productivity but longer serving staff ensure sustainability and are critical to maintain business and employee relations. So how do we nourish top talent to keep them in our business? Whilst they may feel monetarily […]

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Big Brother or The Apprentice to measure performance?

Big Brother or The Apprentice to measure performance?

In the world of reality TV these days, it is hard not to make comparisons to our everyday life whether that would be in the work place or at home. The apprentice seems to be very popular with recruiters, sales people and entrepreneurs. A show where they […]

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What are the main reasons you look for a new job?

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What are the main reasons you look for a new job?  So you suddenly start to look around at new jobs, scroll through the pensions websites, imagine a new beginning and then update your CV ready for that new challenge that awaits you. I get to hear […]

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