Why Graduates are leaving the South West

Why Graduates are leaving the South West

Posted by Joanne Caine
Published on 24 July, 2018

Graduates are disappearing from the south west. And we’re not talking about the odd few thrill-seekers swapping green fields for the bright lights of the big city. You expect a few of those. This is a more serious desertion of skills from our region.

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15 top interview questions for Managers

15 top interview questions for Managers

Posted by Joanne Caine
Published on 24 July, 2018

When it comes to interview questions for managers, knowing what to ask isn’t always straightforward. The stakes are high. But with our ideas, you can’t go wrong.

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Cathedral Appointments Job Report - April 2018

Cathedral Appointments Job Report - April 2018

Posted by Joanne Caine
Published on 24 July, 2018

Perm placements rise sharply, but temp billings growth eases: March data signalled a further sharp increase in permanent staff placements across the UK, with the pace of expansion edging up fractionally since February.

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Devon’s digital upgrade: how the local infrastructure is going superfast

Devon’s digital upgrade: how the local infrastructure is going superfast

Published on 24 July, 2018

Rural internet access? You might already be conjuring up imagery of the same old stereotype: pages loading at a painful crawl, image-free text failing to fill the page and connections so jittery you might as well be relying on 90’s dial-up. As for HD streaming? Forget it.

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Cathedral Appointments Job Report - April 2018

Cathedral Appointments Job Report - April 2018

Posted by Joanne Caine
Published on 24 July, 2018

Softer rise in perm placements contrasts with steeper increase in temp billings, growth of demand for staff picks up for first time in nine months, steeper decline in overall candidate availability leads to sharper rises in pay.

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Then and now: salaries snowball in Devon and beyond

Then and now: salaries snowball in Devon and beyond

Posted by Joanne Caine
Published on 20 July, 2018

Beautiful beaches. Breath-taking countryside. Exceptional artisan cider and - whisper it – the best pasties in the region! There are some parts of Devon’s reputation that we are only too happy to uphold. When it comes to salaries? Different story.

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West is best: the greatest regions to work in the West Country

West is best: the greatest regions to work in the West Country

Posted by Joanne Caine
Published on 20 July, 2018

There’s more to working in the West Country than surrendering to the magnetic pull of Bristol and Bath. If you are prepared to broaden your horizons it’s possible to find fabulous jobs in truly gorgeous parts of the region - such as Devon, recently voted by Country Life Magazine to be the best place to live for quality of life in England.

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8 Reasons Why You Should Leave London for Devon

8 Reasons Why You Should Leave London for Devon

Posted by Joanne Caine
Published on 20 July, 2018

Living in London is exhilarating. It’s also exasperating and exhausting. If it’s time to shift focus towards a better quality of life, South Devon could be your perfect exit from the rat race. Give us five minutes to explain why.

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13 foolproof ways to motivate your staff

13 foolproof ways to motivate your staff

Posted by Joanne Caine
Published on 20 July, 2018

It’s a wonderful thing - the energy and dynamism of a motivated group of people. Problems get solved. To-do lists are crunched. Work begins to feel much less like work.

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How to optimise your LinkedIn Profile

How to optimise your LinkedIn Profile

Posted by Joanne Caine
Published on 20 July, 2018

It’s time to face facts. You need to show your LinkedIn profile some love. The good news is that transforming your profile into something that knocks spots off the competition and wows new connections needn’t take all night. Here are simple, effective ways to optimise your profile to help it stand out in a crowd of 430 million.

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8 Business Benefits of allowing your staff to work remotely

8 Business Benefits of allowing your staff to work remotely

Posted by Joanne Caine
Published on 20 July, 2018

This remote working malarkey is increasingly common - and not just for freelancers. Should your business offer your staff the opportunity to undock from the desk? That’s your decision. It’s okay if you’d rather keep your staff on-site. But with the growing clamour for remote working, you need to be able to explain why.

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The best reference check questions

The best reference check questions

Posted by Joanne Caine
Published on 20 July, 2018

Welcoming someone new to your team is always exciting. But it’s not without risks. Hiring the wrong person is an expensive mistake. That’s why it pays to find out as much as possible about a candidate before you commit.

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