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Fish Where The Fish Are (Part 2); 3 principles for managing your company's LinkedIn page

Posted Date: 19/08/14 14:59

In Part 1 of this blog series we established the importance of a company LinkedIn page; now, we can create implementation guidelines to ensure it is being optimised. As a general rule, your profile should produce relevant and interesting content that rewards followers for connecting with you. Adhering to the following 3 principles will hopefully aid you in maximising the effectiveness of your LinkedIn activity:

High Risk, High Reward (Part 1): 5 reasons people are choosing temporary work

Posted Date: 15/08/14 11:14

The landscape of the employment market is changing. As more people become freelancers, contractors and agency workers, job security becomes less of a priority. According to the Recruitment and Employment Confederation’s (REC) 2014 report, 36% of people have been temporarily employed at some point and 1.7 million currently work this way. So what is attracting people to this dynamic lifestyle?

Evolution or Revolution? The acceleration of the ‘service economy’

Posted Date: 08/08/14 09:14

Following the longest economic depression in British history, the UK economy is now recovering with a growth of 0.2% since the crisis began in 2008. But who do we have to thank for this long awaited rescue? Research suggests a marked post-war swing in economic power from manufacturing to services (The Guardian), but have the depression years accelerated the shift?

IT skills gap set to soar; handling July 2014’s Labour Market Statistics

Posted Date: 06/08/14 10:19

With UK output finally back above its pre-crisis levels, the market place is decidedly more confident. This will hopefully set the tone for a productive few months for UK jobseekers and recruiters.

Sustainable Solutions; attracting and retaining talent without raising salaries

Posted Date: 01/08/14 14:29

With the current shortage of certain skill sets and available candidates, many employers are thinking short-term by throwing money at candidates instead of taking the term to work out a long-term solution. In response to the recent Labour Market Statistics, this series will offer examples of the ways in which we can offer attractive, holistic employment packages which cater for a wide range of a person's needs, rather than simply their finances.

Fish Where The Fish Are (Part 1): understanding your LinkedIn audience

Posted Date: 28/07/14 16:52

Is your business maximising the full potential of its LinkedIn account or, has a lack of collective belief in the benefits resulted in it being under-utilised? If the latter applies, it’s time to reconstruct your perception and begin to understand LinkedIn as the pivotal business tool that it has become.

The ‘vacancy vacuum’; June 2014’s Labour Market Statistics

Posted Date: 16/07/14 10:23

The latest conclusions drawn by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) in June 2014 paint a darker picture for the recruitment industry than those of May. Permanent candidate availability has plummeted to its lowest point in 17 years. Employers are responding accordingly to this and to competitive pressures by raising starting salaries at a survey record rate. This is good news for the few candidates who are actually in a position to take a new job, but presents new challenges for recruiters.

Our Reaction to May 2014's Labour Market Statistics

Posted In: Career Tips, Finance, News

Posted Date: 17/06/14 16:59

As ever, the latest labour market findings from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) offer good and bad news. Employment figures are steadily improving since the recession, but in the volatile stages of recovery not even the bulls are counting their chickens. May showed the steepest drop in permanent staff availability since November 1997, forcing all other metrics swiftly and markedly upwards.

Retrospective Talent Management; Learning from Leaving Jobs

Posted In: Career Tips

Posted Date: 30/05/14 15:23

How to attract and retain a strong pipeline of talent is one of the greatest challenges facing employers today. It is inevitable that employees will become more receptive to offers from other companies as confidence in the jobs market grows. The ‘the war for talent’ is forcing employers to have appropriate talent management strategies in place to ensure they are a more desirable proposition than their competitors.

How to Conduct an Interview; A Guide for Hiring Managers

Posted Date: 30/05/14 13:36

Although an often nerve-wracking experience, we tend to know what to expect from an interview when we’re the applying for a job, but what happens when we have to take on the role of Hiring Manager and conduct it ourselves?

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