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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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Are you just too busy to find a job?

PSLs do not always work.

I think there is a lot of pressure on workers at the moment due to a mix of having demanding jobs and busy home lives. I was talking to one of my candidate’s last week who felt that if their pay was truly calculated against the hours […]

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Are you Pensions Savvy??

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I have spent the best part of my career working and recruiting in the Pensions arena. During this time it has become clear that people outside of the pensions world find pensions and their options a mine field; with the most recent changes overwhelming. So how have […]

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


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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There is a Skills Shortage – Are companies training / developing sufficient junior staff?


There is a skills shortage – Are companies training/developing sufficient junior staff?  As a recruiter specialising in the UK pensions and benefits sector, I have seen the employment market once again shift back to a skills shortage. Companies are crying out for highly skilled pensions professionals, particularly […]

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Fallen out of Love?


Fallen out of love   Fallen out of love with your pension’s job? Many people we speak to have, and there are numerous reasons for this, but could it be as simple as compatibility or is it related to industry sector?.  I believe employers should take full responsibility […]

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Job Interviews are getting tougher so make sure you are prepared….

Interview Handshake

Job Interviews are getting tougher so make sure you are prepared……These can be a daunting and scary process and you will often be fazed by the unknown. With so many processes and larger companies carrying out competency based techniques along with psychometric tests, presentations and pensions technical […]

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How to write a great CV and avoid common mistakes

Your CV is the first introduction between you and a potential new employer. Why do candidates still make basic mistakes when producing CV’s? To write a great CV, spending an extra ten to fifteen minutes can be the difference between getting an interview and not. Spelling and grammar […]

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