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  • The 6 Secrets To Motivating Under Performing Staff

    01 Aug 2019

    Some general advice and tips when faced with under-performing staff and what employers should be doing longer term so that the occasions where formal action is needed are few and far between.

  • Employee References - Knowing When To Stop

    01 Aug 2019

    We were once approached by a manager who knew their employee had been looking for other work. There had been a real unsettling period in the factory, and many staff were jumping ship.  This manager wanted to do all he could to stop a certain employee from leaving... . If your employees are serious enough about wanting to leave, tackle the issues that are leading to their departure, do not demotivate them even further by putting barriers in their way.

  • Seven Signs Of A Sad Workforce

    01 Aug 2019

    Managers would be well advised to keep a check on the mood of their staff.  It's all well and good seeing people turn up for work and perform their tasks, but have you been able to work out how they are really feeling? Here are seven indications we think you need to look out for.  If you spot any of them, you'll need to start thinking how to deal with them..

  • Top Tips For New Managers when you've landed your Dream Job!

    01 Aug 2019

    More cash, more responsibility, a team of people to look after, and a seat at the local management team table for lunch. Someone somewhere saw a potential manager when they interviewed you. How are you going to prove them right?

  • Who To Select For Interview - A Great Performer, Or A Rising Star?

    31 Jul 2019

    If you’re looking for staff, and all you have to go on is a bunch of CV’s, how do you know which one(s) to select for interview?

  • 6 Tips For Making Your Job Advert Work

    31 Jul 2019

    You’ve a job to fill, so you want your job advert to be noticed for the right reasons. Whether you are advertising your jobs online, or in print, here are a few tips for keeping you on the right track and get attention from the best candidates:

  • Did Your New Recruit Lie At Their Interview?

    31 Jul 2019

    It’s a sad but true fact that some candidates embellish the truth when describing their skills during the selection process. It’s down to recruiters to make sure they appoint the right candidate, which means screening, interview and reference processes have to be water-tight so that mistakes aren’t made.

  • The Necessity Of Exit Interviews

    31 Jul 2019

    Giving employees the opportunity to let you know why they are leaving can give you extremely valuable information you might not otherwise have obtained, and you will start to see the issues that contribute to employees' departures.

  • The Best Online Job Adverts

    31 Jul 2019

    Many recruiters are well versed in developing job adverts to go onto their favourite selection of jobs boards. Some publish excellent adverts, and in so doing, manage to attract both quality and quantity so they have a great pool of candidates to consider. Some recruiters still have a way to go in refining their job adverts, so we thought a few simple tips might help: 

  • Application Forms: Love ‘em Or Hate ‘em – They’re Still Here!

    31 Jul 2019

    We see app forms in all shapes and sizes  – from online forms, to (believe it or not) photocopied documents with a few empty tables in, which are so blurry you can hardly make out the typed text! If you are still keen on using them to recruit, here are a few pointers which should reduce the number of applicants you bounce out of the process in the early stages: