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Four-day Working Week Could Boost Productivity and Lead To a Cleaner Environment, Study Suggests

9th July 2019

A four-day working week could save UK businesses an estimated £104bn a year, according to new research. A survey of more than 250 companies indicated that adopting a shorter working week could add to businesses’ bottom lines through increased staff productivity, as well as improved physical and mental health. Furthermore, the study conducted by Henley Business School, suggested it could ...

Finding the Perfect Candidate Is More Than the Sum of a Scorecard

9th July 2019

I’m not your typical writer for this website, in that I’m an employee, not a recruiter. Sometimes, however, it can be good to consider your practices from our target’s perspective. So let me tell you a little something about myself: On a scale of 1-30, I’m about an 18. But that’s before you factor in things like my level of ...

Confident networking for career success

14th December 2017

A business network is a web of relationships with the potential to be mutually helpful and mutually trusting. These relationships can appear very similar to social friendships, but there are some underlying differences because of their potential to become commercial in some form or other. A misconception some people have about networking is that it is an underhand form of ...

10 recruitment buzzwords that you should avoid, according to LinkedIn

14th February 2017

Humans have limitless qualities – so why, when penning a CV or pitching an employer, do the same words constantly appear regardless of the individual? Today, LinkedIn revealed the most overused buzzwords on their network – and some of them probably ring a bell. “Specialised” is first on the list, featuring on half a million UK profiles. Surprisingly, “motivated”, the ...

How To Answer Interview Questions About Your Weaknesses

14th February 2017

Who else hates interview questions about your greatest weaknesses? We all know not to say anything bad about ourselves in job interviews, so many job seekers answer this question in a way that’s obviously fake…have you ever said, “I’m a perfectionist,” or “I work too hard?” Interviewers will see right through this and probably come back to ask it in ...

Recruiter reviews 40,000 CVs, identifies 5 worst candidate mistakes

25th January 2017

Recruiters are inundated with CV’s, résumés and cover letters – but a candidate can really ruin their legitimacy if they make these mistakes, says Tina Nicolai, Founder of Résumé Writers' Ink. Nicolai, who began work as a recruiter for Walt Disney World in the late 1990s, told Business Insider she noticed that many job seekers were submitting flawed CVs. "Since ...

11 things candidates say that turn recruiters off

25th January 2017

Recruiters know the dangers of sending a candidate into an interview without the proper training or advice. But sometimes, there is little they can do to prevent their jobseeker from messing it all up, and scuppering their chances. Paddy Stanley, Head of the Mitie Foundation, explained the anxiety that comes with the territory: “I think we can all relate to ...