• New staff costing more than £4billion every year

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      New research published last month has suggested that high staff turnover is costing British business at least £4.1billion every year, due to the estimated 8 months required to bring new staff members up to speed and to peak productivity. Experts estimate that it costs an average of £30,614 to replace a fully functioning member of staff, which includes £5,433 for advertising and fees for agencies and an average of 28 …

    • Is this job offer a good fit?

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      When you’re looking for a job, often the inclination can be to take the first thing that comes along, even if it isn’t exactly what you were looking for, or indeed even if you don’t really have the experience to do it properly. If you’ve been looking for a while so the pressure you put on yourself to just “get a job, any job” increases and the relief of receiving …

    • Powerful Job Hunting Tips To Land You A Dream Job

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      In the current job market you have to do more than go though the process of applying for jobs. It’s competitive out there and only those who stand out land the best positions. Here’s a series of tips for recruitment experts and authors to give you the edge. Work on your network Getting referred to a job is five times more effective than applying with a Curriculum, according to Lou …

    • The Key Skills of Successful Interim Managers

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      The business uncertainties of the recession and a growing concern with life/work balance has boosted the number of professional interim managers. Rather than a temporary job, interim management has become a career choice for people who love fresh challenges and want to be in control of their careers. Wikipedia defines interim management as “the short-term assignment of a proven heavyweight interim executive manager to manage a period of transition, crisis …

    • Smooth And Easy Recruiting: How To Find (And Keep) The Perfect Candidate

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      Everyday we read about how we can improve our recruitment techniques and how our clients can benefit. Below are a few ideas we have come across recently. Although we don’t fully agree with all of them in all situations they are definitely food for thought. Recruiting new talent is daunting and can backfire if you go about it the wrong way. Here’s some thought-provoking tips from recruitment experts to help …

    • The 21st Century CV Needs To Grab Attention in Eight Seconds

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      Employers look at a CV for only eight seconds, according to TotalJobs.com. The curriculum vitae is still a vital job seeking tool but too many CVs are dull documents full of bland generalisations and tired cliché. So what does a 21st Century CV need to make it pop? A chief executive of a UK recruitment agency recently wrote on LinkedIn that “in a world where there is so much white …

    • British Retail Faces a Decade of Turbulence

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      The UK retail sector is facing a turbulent decade as ecommerce, weak consumer spending and rising costs challenge the traditional High Street. Here’s a look at the trends set to shape the future of the UK’s retailers. There is no doubt that change is afoot: The Centre For Retail Research expects the number of stores to drop by 22% by 2018 as consumers make more purchases online. It also expects …

    • Big Data In A Nutshell

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      Big data is the buzzword of the year and it is expected to revolutionise everything from the way we create new drugs to the way we shop. However, many people are still not sure exactly what Big Data is. Here’s a straightforward explanation and some insights from industry experts and observers. In a nutshell Big Data is science of gathering, sorting and analysing huge amounts of data from a variety …

    • Make Your Interviewer Remember You (The Right Way)

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      It’s easy to be remembered at interview. Just run in wearing a silly hat and sing your favourite song. Of course unless you’re trying to get on Big Brother, this won’t get you on the shortlist. Every interview is your chance to make an impression where it matters most. The panel already think that you potentially have the skills required. Now it’s your job to go in and show them …