How to engage a passive talent pool

How to engage a passive talent pool

Posted by Joanne Caine
Published on 16 April, 2021

Since the start of the pandemic last year, the use of technology, software and innovation to adapt to the ‘new normal’ has skyrocketed. From the boom in use of applications such as Microsoft Office, to the creation of new apps to make virtual business work seamlessly, the need for comprehensive and experienced IT and Tech talent has never been so high.

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Supporting neurodiverse talent through the hiring process

Supporting neurodiverse talent through the hiring process

Posted by Joanne Caine
Published on 12 April, 2021

As Autism Awareness Week drew to a close last week, we reflect on how businesses can break down existing barriers to help support neurodiverse talent through the hiring and onboarding process and begin making positive change.

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How lockdown helped me thrive

How lockdown helped me thrive

Published on 26 March, 2021

This time last year, when the UK had just gone into lockdown for the very first time, nobody would’ve predicted that we would still be in a similar position one year later. Upon reflection, there’s a huge amount that all of us have learned within that time, with many of us having reassessed our priorities and worked towards achieving healthier, happier and more productive lifestyles.

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Agency workers & COVID-19 vaccines: what you need to know

Agency workers & COVID-19 vaccines: what you need to know

Posted by Joanne Caine
Published on 23 March, 2021

With over 27 million people in the UK having now received their first vaccination against COVID-19, employers are beginning to feel more hopeful that their workforce will be able to safely return to the workplace in just a few months’ time. However, there’s been increasing debate about whether employers should expect employees to be vaccinated before returning to work – and for agency workers, discourse gets a little more complicated.

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Rate rises: What are the different wage rates and how are they changing in 2021?

Rate rises: What are the different wage rates and how are they changing in 2021?

Posted by Joanne Caine
Published on 22 March, 2021

During the Chancellor’s spending review late last year, it was announced that national living wage (NLW) was to be increased by 2 per cent for those aged 25 and above, and a whopping nearly 9 per cent for 23 – 24-year-olds - a new group to be entitled to NLW.

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The delay of the gender pay gap reporting

The delay of the gender pay gap reporting

Posted by Joanne Caine
Published on 05 March, 2021

Sadly, the news has broken that the gender pay gap reporting will indeed be delayed by another six months, taking us up to October before we again see any implementation of mandatory transparency around existing gender pay gaps which, in turn, will help to educate leaders into why closing the gender pay gap is not only important, but imperative to our societal and economic wellbeing.

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Three reasons to consider an apprenticeship for your business


Three reasons to consider an apprenticeship for your business


Posted by Joanne Caine
Published on 08 February, 2021

This National Apprenticeship Week, we explore why taking on an apprentice or setting up a rolling apprenticeship scheme might the perfect next step for your business in this era of the ‘new normal’.

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Inspiring Girls

Inspiring Girls

Published on 08 February, 2021

I am delighted to be part of the Inspiring Girls Project, working with year 9 girls to help them explore their future potential and choices.

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Recruitment predictions for 2021

Recruitment predictions for 2021

Posted by Joanne Caine
Published on 29 January, 2021

Techround recently collected 2021 recruitment predictions from industry experts, with Kristine Angeltvedt stating that “2021 is the year of change for recruitment”. Our own Jo Caine shared her thoughts along with a panel of experts...

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Looking after employees’ mental health in lockdown 3.0

Looking after employees’ mental health in lockdown 3.0

Posted by Joanne Caine
Published on 22 January, 2021

There is no doubt that everyone’s mental wellbeing has been affected throughout every lockdown we’ve had over the past year. In the first wave last March, 62 per cent of adults felt anxious or worried, and, whilst this number decreased over time, the numbers are still worryingly high.

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The changing landscape of HR

The changing landscape of HR

Posted by Joanne Caine
Published on 23 December, 2020

Human Resources (HR) is arguably one of the most changed area of business as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. In a short space of time, business’s working models had to dramatically change in response to the crisis.

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Meet ... Jo Howell

Meet ... Jo Howell

Posted by Joanne Caine
Published on 22 December, 2020

Today we meet Jo Howell, our specialist Financial Services and Accountancy recruiter. We find out a little about her role, who she works with, her thoughts on the past year and how 2021 is looking to shape up for the industry.

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