Poor mental health affects half of all employees, according to a survey of 44,000 people carried out by the mental health charity Mind https://www.mind.org.uk/. We all know what it’s like to feel stressed at certain times, being under pressure is a normal part of life. However, becoming overwhelmed by stress can lead to mental health […]
What makes your staff tick?
With so many rapidly growing and fast-paced businesses across the globe it is easy to miss your employee’s hard work and commitment. Over 60-70% of the population on average spend more than 37 hours a week at work and 51% of employees are not satisfied with the recognition that they receive. Employers providing praise and […]
3 Simple Ways to Encourage Stress Awareness
Stress is part and parcel with being human. When we experience stress, it is our body’s natural fight or flight response which is triggered in order to respond to the stimulus causing us unease. It is an automatic response which is innate, but as we have evolved, we have learnt to adapt the ways we […]
Can apprentices benefit your business?
Undoubtedly, an apprenticeship is a viable and beneficial option for school leavers to progress quickly in working life – but what are the benefits for employers? Apprenticeships are a key part of creating a stronger and fairer economy, where people of all ages and backgrounds can fulfil their potential. They help employers address skills shortages, […]
A recruiter’s reflection on World Religion Day
Today we celebrate the world’s religious diversity. We actively acknowledge different beliefs and faiths and strive to learn more about them. We are mindful of how religion forms an intersection of someone’s identity and is part of making them who they are. However, whilst it is known that the majority of people in the world […]
Does Anxiety or Stress take over your day?
Managing stress and anxiety can have a major impact in the workplace. Employees may decline a promotion or other development opportunities because it drives them out of their comfort zone. It affects people in different ways, but common behaviours include work colleagues struggling to meet deadlines, feeling uncomfortable attending meetings, no longer enjoying “perks of […]
Grow Your Own Talent!
Graduate schemes have been popular for university leavers for years and due to changes in the legal requirements on education in early 2017, apprenticeships are also becoming a popular choice amongst school leavers looking for that step into employment. However, statistics show that in 2016/2017, 46% of newly started apprentices were aged 25 and over. […]
Relocating for a job? You can do this!
Relocating for a new job doesn’t have to be daunting, it can reveal lots of opportunities both professionally and personally. For me, it has been a fulfilling and a worthwhile adventure. A whopping 71 % of candidates surveyed said that relocating to take a new job allowed them to enjoy new experiences, whether at work […]
Psychometric Power – 3 Key Advantages to Utilising Psychometrics within your Recruitment Process
Many of us have been in an interview process that has required a psychometric test, and we have sat there looking at the options, some instantly fall in line with our personality, some not, and others we spend a little more time thinking how on earth do choose between these choices. But for HR and […]
Are your employees Happy, Healthy and Hardworking?
This generation are more aware than ever of their working environment and how it can have an impact on their well being. This can be from what we are eating, to how we set up our workstation or how we are taking our lunch break. The workplace is somewhere we spend 8 hours a day […]
The importance of saying “thank you”
People feel truly engaged when they are part of a culture that values and inspires its employees. The key to employee engagement is to create the kind of culture that makes the work day better, that provides support to people’s everyday lives, and that gives a little bit more. Over 90% of employees feel employee […]
Why Avoid Common Interview Questions?
After many years in the talent/recruitment space, I have interviewed hundreds of candidates and would admit to asking many of the “common interview questions.” Although the intention is to ask them to make a decision about their suitability for a role, many of these questions are listed on the internet and therefore their answers to […]