Categories: Recruitment Tips

How to ask your boss for a raise

December 21, 2021

As we head into the new year, you may be thinking about your career goals, including your salary aspirations. With the number of candidates available for jobs at a near-record low, starting salaries and temporary staff wages have risen at the sharpest rate in 24 years. As a job-seeker or…

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Successfully Implement Hybrid Working and Avoid Proximity Bias

December 15, 2021

With many businesses adopting a hybrid working model post-pandemic, there are many things you need to consider to achieve equity between those working in the office, and those working at home, in your organisation. A key concern is proximity bias; defined as the preferential treatment of in-office workers due to…

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The benefits of Volunteering

November 16, 2021

Volunteering has a number of benefits, aside from the obvious feel-good aspect. If you are looking to contribute to your community whilst gaining valuable skills, or even bridge an unemployment gap, volunteering could be for you. Read on to discover the professional and personal benefits volunteering can offer. Why volunteer?…

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Exit Interviews: How to say goodbye the right way

November 16, 2021

You’ve handed in your notice and your leaving date is set - when you receive an exit interview request from your line manager in your inbox. Below is our advice on our to make sure you say goodbye – the right way. What is an exit interview? An exit interview…

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5 things to do for your career before 2022

November 16, 2021

2021 is almost over and 2022 is just around the corner. While you might be tempted to wait until the new year to take a look at your career, why not use these last few weeks as an opportunity to get ahead of everyone else? Here is our list of…

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Hiring Seasonal Staff

November 8, 2021

It’s a tough market for talent out there at the moment. The UK continues to struggle with worker shortages across the board, from transport and retail to hospitality and construction. According to the Office for National Statistics, job vacancies in the UK reached a record high from May to July,…

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Explaining a break in employment

October 27, 2021

The dreaded “gap in the CV”. It is something many of us have been taught to fear – and with it being branded unemployable. However with the turbulence of the past year and changing attitudes to working, gaps in our employment history are becoming more common. HAYS CEO Alistair Cox…

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The Importance behind your Working from Home Space

October 26, 2021

Are you struggling with working from home? With remote working here to stay for many of us, it’s important to make sure you have optimised your space for productivity. Here are our top tips for making your home office space the best it can be. Separate your office from your…

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How can recruiters find me on LinkedIn?

September 27, 2021

With more than 722 million members across 200 countries, LinkedIn is a great place to pursue new career opportunities. In fact, 72% of recruiters use the platform to find or vet candidates. But many members have not fully optimised their accounts to show up on recruiters’ searches. With these tips,…

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Target your job applications for greater success

February 9, 2021

Sometimes, when you are unemployed and looking to find new employment as quickly as possible, there can be a tendency to apply for as many job roles as possible, with a view that you will be increasing your chances of gaining employment. Whilst this is not necessarily untrue, in our…

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5 Tips to help you get hired!

November 19, 2020

If you are preparing for a job interview, then what should you be doing in advance, to give you the best possible chance of getting the job? In this short video, Sarah Cleaver gives you some great, professional advice to help you prepare, whether your meeting is being held face…

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49% of hirers are NOT reading your CV!

November 5, 2020

Can you afford to let almost 50% of your job applications be left unread? In this video, we give you some great advice on how to unlock the power of the covering letter, to vastly improve your chances of converting your job applications into interviews.  

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