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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2021 Recruitment Trends

2021 Recruitment Trends

Posted by Joanne Caine
Published on 16 December, 2020

2020 has been a challenging year for us all but, thankfully, it appears that we are slowly but surely coming out of the eye of the storm and looking ahead to much brighter days.

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The return of gender pay gap reporting

The return of gender pay gap reporting

Posted by Joanne Caine
Published on 09 December, 2020

Putting the brakes on the gender reporting was met with very mixed opinions, some businesses welcomed it with open arms, whilst others felt it was unnecessary and a potential risk to the progress that has been made for the equal treatment of women in the workplace.

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A big congratulations!

A big congratulations!

Posted by Joanne Caine
Published on 23 November, 2020

Here at Cathedral Appointments, we’ve got some fantastic news to celebrate.

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Why employers must have a positive rejection process now more than ever

Why employers must have a positive rejection process now more than ever

Posted by Joanne Caine
Published on 17 November, 2020

For employers, receiving dozens if not hundreds of applications for a single vacancy is a significant logistical challenge. It is overwhelming, and while some hiring managers may be the tempted to abandon their policy of responding to each applicant regardless of whether they are successful or not in a bid to save valuable time, this could be at their detriment.

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