REVEALED: The top ways UK employees avoid doing work

REVEALED: The top ways UK employees avoid doing work

We are all guilty of procrastinating at work on occasion – putting off that phone call for a tea break, or not completing reports because your desk really needed a tidy. Whatever your excuse may be, recent reports show that this behaviour is actually costing British business an incredible £76bn a year!

How to shake those ‘Monday blues’

How to shake those ‘Monday blues’

It’s recently been revealed that high proportions of the country are experiencing the ‘Monday blues’ when it comes to going back to work after the weekend. The research, conducted by Bestinvest, also showed that people have now commonly started to dread the dawn of Monday by as early as 16:22pm on Sunday afternoon! 

Top 10 office annoyances to avoid!

Top 10 office annoyances to avoid!

Recent polls have measured exactly what grinds the gears of employees across the UK and the results are in. Are you guilty of causing any of these?

VR and recruitment – chalk and cheese?

VR and recruitment – chalk and cheese?

Virtual reality (VR) is set to be the next big thing in the recruitment world, so we are taking a look at the new and exciting opportunities this is opening up for businesses’ recruitment processes. While a lot of what’s being tried is still firmly in the trialling stages, early indications suggest VR has the potential to revolutionise the recruitment and training process.

Harnessing the unexpected: curveball interview questions

Harnessing the unexpected: curveball interview questions

It’s fair to say that interviews can be a stressful time for candidates and even for the person holding the interview at times. With this in mind, we take a look at some of the benefits of asking the odd curveball question.

UK employment smashes record

UK employment smashes record

Great news! Employment in the UK hit a fresh record last month, according to statistics from the Office for National Statistics.

The desired workplace perks for UK employees revealed

The desired workplace perks for UK employees revealed

In a survey conducted by the Employee Benefit Research Institute, it’s no surprise to see that 75% of employees say that the benefits package associated with a job is one of the most important factors. But don’t worry businesses; it doesn’t have to be expensive.

Get to grips with these recruiting trends for 2017

Get to grips with these recruiting trends for 2017

Now that we’ve all settled in to 2017 (just!), we feel the time is right to share, in case you missed it, the recruiting trends that LinkedIn reported on in their Global Recruitment Trends 2017 Report.

Brexit: Impact on recruitment

Brexit: Impact on recruitment

The historic decision to leave the EU hit has hit some UK businesses hard; however, recent economic indicators suggest the majority have been unaffected thus far.

How the world of work has changed over the years

How the world of work has changed over the years

Last year, there were 22.98 million people working full-time, 387,000 more than the previous year. The working environment faced by us workers today is markedly different to what we could have expected to experience 60 years ago.

The EU Referendum and recruitment

The EU Referendum and recruitment

With the upcoming referendum now only a few weeks away and the world’s media captivated by a potential Brexit, many voters are still none-the-wiser about the implications of their potential vote.

Importance of having a diverse workforce

Importance of having a diverse workforce

With competition amongst businesses as strong as well, diversity in the workplace could be the way forward for a company looking to find that competitive edge. A diverse workforce can help foster new ways of thinking and reach out to a wider range of customers, helping grow a business in the process.

Name and shame!

Name and shame!

Currently, a 20% pay difference exists between men and women across the UK. However, new government plans have indicated that companies that fail to address their gender pay gaps will be exposed in a new league table.

How important is career growth to candidates?

How important is career growth to candidates?

Candidates are becoming increasingly demanding when it comes to what benefits the company are offering and what they expect when they are offered a job. A benefit that is progressively becoming more important for candidates is the need for career growth. According to the recent Glassdoor survey which focussed on what jobseekers consider when they are offered a job, candidates have stated it as one of the top 5 considerations.

What recruitment technologies will shape 2016?

What recruitment technologies will shape 2016?

The turn of the New Year is always an exciting time for recruiters, as it allows them to reflect on the trends that have shaped the previous years and look to take advantage of the new opportunities that developments in technology and the market produce. With the growth of new technologies in recent years, the possibilities available to recruiters are becoming endless, but even recruiters are noticing that things are changing at such a rapid pace it is often difficult to keep up.

What are the recruitment trends for 2016?

What are the recruitment trends for 2016?

It seems that with each passing year, recruitment becomes ever more demanding and competitive. So, with this in mind and 2016 unbelievably nearly upon us, we thought we’d try and help you stay ahead of the competition by identifying the top recruitment trends for the upcoming year. Similar to 2015, much of the focus for 2016 still lies on the digital front. 2015 has seen a significant rise in the use of video by recruiters to source talent, and there are no signs of video taking a back seat now.

The rise of the blind CV

The rise of the blind CV

Unconscious bias plays a role each time we submit our CV for a job opportunity. It has long been recognised as an issue, for both the candidate and the employer, but is there anything either can do about it?