State of the South West job market: Q1

State of the South West job market: Q1

Posted by Joanne Caine
Published on 19 April, 2022

By the end of 2021, the job market was showing signs of recovery after the most turbulent two years it had faced since the recession of 2008. Employment rates were up and, thankfully, unemployment rates were falling.  However, employers continued to face challenges.

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Breaking down the stigma of ‘boomerang employees’

Breaking down the stigma of ‘boomerang employees’

Posted by Joanne Caine
Published on 13 April, 2022

According to LinkedIn, 4.5 per cent of new recruits on its platform were ‘boomerangs’, a term which is applied to those who return to a company which they have previously left, in comparison to only 3.9 per cent the year prior.

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Overcoming the fear of failure

Overcoming the fear of failure

Published on 07 April, 2022

Whether a boy or girl, child or adult, the fear of failure is something that affects over 30 per cent of the population. A phobia that controls us more than our dislike of spiders, being home alone and even the paranormal.

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Stress Awareness Month: What to do when you spot a problem

Stress Awareness Month: What to do when you spot a problem

Posted by Joanne Caine
Published on 01 April, 2022

This stress awareness month, we explore not only how to spot stress symptoms within your employees and colleagues, but ways in which stress can be mitigated.

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An interview with... Tech South West

An interview with... Tech South West

Published on 24 March, 2022

One sector in which women are still vastly underrepresented is STEM. Last year, it was reported by UNESCO that women make up only 24 per cent of the core STEM workforce, a worryingly low number. However, there seems to be hope on the horizon.

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Supporting employees after a career break

Supporting employees after a career break

Posted by Joanne Caine
Published on 17 March, 2022

Whatever the cause for an extended career break, returning to the workplace after a long-term hiatus can be a daunting prospect. Some individuals struggle with feelings of overwhelm or lack of confidence and will need to seek career advice from their employers or recruitment agencies to regain the self-assurance they need.

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Inspiring Girls

Inspiring Girls

Published on 08 March, 2022

78 per cent of female business owners report to have not had female role models throughout their career. Just under a third said that this lack of inspiration and guidance meant that their entrepreneurial journey had been slower and that they don’t feel as successful as they could have been.

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Female diversity and inclusion in technology

Female diversity and inclusion in technology

Published on 04 March, 2022

£70,000. That’s the turnover premium for a director who sits on a diverse board in the technology sector. Combine this with the fact that diverse boards attract 453 per cent higher investment and the case for ensuring diversity is not only strong, but vital for success.  

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Normality resumes – but to what extent?

Normality resumes – but to what extent?

Posted by Joanne Caine
Published on 24 February, 2022

With restrictions coming to an end, the UK is once again, cautiously, peeping its head over the edge to see some semblance of normality. The nation has yo-yoed in and out of measures for nearly two years, and scepticism around this really being ‘the end’ is high.

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What does the tech sector have in store for 2022?

What does the tech sector have in store for 2022?

Published on 31 January, 2022

In 2021, the tech sector had its most turbulent, but successful, year to date. As the COVID-19 pandemic continued to control and change how we worked, the need for more effective, smarter technology became greater. Innovation hit a record-high and the market boomed like never before.

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Welcome to the team, Clodagh!

Welcome to the team, Clodagh!

Posted by Joanne Caine
Published on 14 January, 2022

If you haven’t already seen, we’ve got some exciting news to start the new year off with…drum roll, please! As Cathedral Appointments starts its next phase of growth, with many exciting plans in place for this year and beyond, we recognised it was time to strengthen the team with additional strategic support in order to accelerate our growth plans.

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Cathedral Appointments kickstarts 2022 growth plans by welcoming second Director

Cathedral Appointments kickstarts 2022 growth plans by welcoming second Director

Posted by Joanne Caine
Published on 13 January, 2022

Exeter’s leading independent recruitment consultancy, today welcomes Clodagh Murphy to the team as Director. Clodagh’s appointment has strengthened the business’ senior team and board.

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