The Great Workforce Gender Imbalance

The Great Workforce Gender Imbalance

Posted by Joanne Caine
Published on 24 July, 2018

Just 9% of the engineering workforce is female. In HR, only one-in-five staff is male. There are plenty more examples of professions where gender imbalance is rife. So what is it about these professions that seems to predetermine which gender is most likely to work in it?

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Cathedral Appointments Job Report - February 2018

Cathedral Appointments Job Report - February 2018

Posted by Joanne Caine
Published on 24 July, 2018

Sharper increases in permanent placements: There was a marked rise in permanent placements in January, with the rate of expansion highest since April 2015. In contrast, growth in temp billings softened to a 10-month low

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Cathedral Appointments Job Report - March 2018

Cathedral Appointments Job Report - March 2018

Posted by Joanne Caine
Published on 24 July, 2018

Permanent placements expand at softer, but still marked, pace: Permanent staff placements continued to rise across the UK in February. Though sharp, the rate of expansion moderated slightly since the start of the year. Temp billings meanwhile rose at a faster pace midway through the first quarter.

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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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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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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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13 foolproof ways to motivate your staff

13 foolproof ways to motivate your staff

Posted by Joanne Caine
Published on 17 May, 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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The best reference check questions

The best reference check questions

Posted by Joanne Caine
Published on 26 March, 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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The corporate countryside: why executives swap the City for Devon

The corporate countryside: why executives swap the City for Devon

Posted by Joanne Caine
Published on 22 February, 2018

There’s more to Devon than rural charm. With more organisations choosing the South West as their home, there is steady demand for executive talent. (We know because we help hire the best.)

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