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15 valuable interview tips for employers and small business owners

15 valuable interview tips for employers and small business owners

Posted by Joanne Caine
Published on 24 July, 2018

The www is crawling with tips designed to help hopeful candidates nail their job interviews. But come on. How about some assistance for the people sat on the other side of the table?

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7 myths about accountancy careers that need destroying

7 myths about accountancy careers that need destroying

Posted by Jo Howell
Published on 24 July, 2018

There are lazy stereotypes. Then there are really lazy stereotypes. Many folk would have you believe that a career in accountancy is about as exciting as the hum of a fridge.

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5 advantages of taking on a contractor

5 advantages of taking on a contractor

Posted by Joanne Caine
Published on 24 July, 2018

When your business is buckling under the weight of its own workload, you may feel the urge to hire. But taking on new employees is not your only option.

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5 Signs you need an HR Manager in Your Business

5 Signs you need an HR Manager in Your Business

Posted by Joanne Caine
Published on 24 July, 2018

Lots of SMEs are slow to hire HR professionals. There’s a perception that HR recruitment is a low priority; that the money would be better spent filling vacancies that have a more ‘tangible’ impact on productivity. Unfortunately that perception could be holding your business back.

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Should you use coding tests during a web development interview?

Should you use coding tests during a web development interview?

Published on 24 July, 2018

It’s a hot potato. A question that plunges both recruitment and development forums into flurries of impassioned debate. Should you set coding challenges when interviewing for IT or web development positions? Here’s some guidance.

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Can technology really replace the human touch?

Can technology really replace the human touch?

Posted by Joanne Caine
Published on 24 July, 2018

With 56% of employers saying that they lack access to relevant candidates, the ongoing challenge of volume versus quality remains. In trying to tackle this problem, the rise of virtual recruiters and video interviewing has surfaced.

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Business Leaders reveal what’s best about work and play in Devon

Business Leaders reveal what’s best about work and play in Devon

Posted by Joanne Caine
Published on 24 July, 2018

Forget your scone-based food fantasies. There’s more to Devon than jam and cream. With excellent digital infrastructure, convenient travel links with London and Birmingham, a top university supplying a steady flow of bright-eyed graduates and some of the most beautiful coastal and countryside scenery in the UK, it’s little wonder local business leaders are so proud to call this part of the West Country home.

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Exeter: unexpectedly, unashamedly fantastic for digital careers

Exeter: unexpectedly, unashamedly fantastic for digital careers

Posted by Joanne Caine
Published on 24 July, 2018

Grab your wi-fi routers and americanos, it’s time to head for Exeter. It just so happens that Devon’s capital is asserting itself as a digital hub - and is one of the best cities in the UK to start or grow your digital career.

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Inside the interview: business leaders reveal their favourite questions

Inside the interview: business leaders reveal their favourite questions

Posted by Joanne Caine
Published on 24 July, 2018

Enough theory. We asked seven business leaders their favourite questions to ask when interviewing candidates. From the comical to the canny, what they told us proves that - apart from being an oddly British obsession - each interview is unique for all involved.

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How to create a competitive benefits package – on a budget

How to create a competitive benefits package – on a budget

Posted by Joanne Caine
Published on 24 July, 2018

Recruitment can be a sticky business. You have to be prepared to do everything you can to attract your dream recruits in this market. During the interview process, employers tend to forget that candidates are sometimes weighing up more than one job vacancy.

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How to Hire in a Candidate Focused Market

How to Hire in a Candidate Focused Market

Posted by Joanne Caine
Published on 24 July, 2018

You’ve heard it a thousand times. And it’s true. Your staff are the most important asset of your business. So when the time comes to hire, it makes sense to pick the candidates who are the best possible fit for your vacant roles.

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Six Tricky Work Types and the Best Ways to Handle Them

Six Tricky Work Types and the Best Ways to Handle Them

Posted by Joanne Caine
Published on 24 July, 2018

We spend over 1500 hours at year at work so getting along with the people you work with is rather important. But what happens when you come across one of these ‘difficult’ types? Or worst, are you one of them?! A recent article in People Magazine outlined some examples we have used as inspiration!

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