How to choose between two great candidates - in 8 steps

How to choose between two great candidates - in 8 steps

Posted by Joanne Caine
Published on 29 April, 2019

You’re left with two great candidates for one single vacancy. Find out how to choose between them with our 8 tips here.

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7 tips to make new employees feel properly welcome

7 tips to make new employees feel properly welcome

Posted by Joanne Caine
Published on 18 April, 2019

The first day of a new job can be daunting for anyone, so make sure you make them feel welcome. Find out how here.

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Team building events: valuable bonding or insufferable time waster?

Team building events: valuable bonding or insufferable time waster?

Posted by Joanne Caine
Published on 16 November, 2018

Team building event: three words capable of sending shivers down the spine of even the most acquiescent employee. But are team building events worth it? Do they get results? Or has the time come to drop the final curtain on what some employees perceive to be the bane of corporate life?

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8 tips for creating a happier, more productive office environment

8 tips for creating a happier, more productive office environment

Posted by Joanne Caine
Published on 06 November, 2018

8 tips for creating a happier, more productive office environment It’s true what they say: you’re a product of your environment. A dull, charmless office isn’t exactly going to inspire your workforce to produce their finest work. But with a little bit of thought, you can transform your nerve centre into a space that’s creative, productive and happy.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Exeter's economy is booming!

Exeter's economy is booming!

Posted by Joanne Caine
Published on 24 July, 2018

Exeter had the tenth highest growth in private sector jobs in the UK last year, a new report has revealed. The Centre for Cities Outlook 2018 report shows an increase of 3,000 jobs in Exeter – a 5.1% increase on the previous year.

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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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