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Could the grass be greener?

Preferred supplier lists (PSLs) are common place in the majority of business and for good reason. Developing good relationships with your recruitment partners is vital as choosing the right employees can make or break your business. So, why have a PSL? Working with a select number of recruitment partners over a period of time allows […]

What is the true cost of hiring a bad employee?

Hiring people is an inevitable part of doing business. As your business grows and the demand for your goods and services increases, you will need more staff to help meet that increased demand. These people are there to help your business make money, but hiring the wrong person for the job can be a very […]

Is friendly competition beneficial in the workplace?

Many firms across the world reward employees based on their performance against targets set, this most commonly occurs in the sales teams.  These rewards range from a standard bonus scheme, to employee of the month incentives, techy prizes as well as holidays. And that’s a great thing right? The more you sell, the more recognition […]

What motivates employees to go that ‘extra mile’? – you may be surprised!

It’s Friday, and we know what that means, the weekend is nearly here. Many firms struggle with motivating their staff, especially on a Friday as the weekend fast approaches. Many employers are naïve when it comes to motivation and believe that their staff are motivated by money alone. Employers are always searching for that motivator […]

The importance of compliance

With the ever increasing use of contractors across so many industries, the need for strict compliance has never been greater. For example, the finance and banking industry has seen a huge increase in the use of contractors in recent years and it is estimated that only 80% of contractors within this industry are fully compliant […]

Work, Rest and Play.

Is it just me or does everyone get a little busier during the summer months? Winter evenings we all tend to curl up in front of the TV most nights, but the summer arrives (however fleeting it may be) and suddenly social calendars fill up. Business continues as usual but somehow we have to fit […]

Recent changes in recruiting and job hunting

I recently read James Caan’s advice on how to get your CV on the top of the pile, and thought does this really work in modern day recruiting? James advises applicants to tailor their CV to the role and the company itself, and of course mention why they are most suited for the role and […]