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Mental Health in the Workplace

“60% of employees have experienced a mental health problem due to work or where work was a contributing factor at some point in their career.” Mental Health at Work Report 2017.   Wednesday 10th October was World Mental Health Day and the focus for 2018 was on mental health in the workplace. It got people talking, it got businesses thinking and it raised awareness. But there’s... Read More

Attracting Passive Candidates

The best way to understand passive candidates is to first look at active candidates. As the name suggests, active candidates are those proactively looking for a new role. Perhaps they’ve signed up for job alerts, uploaded their CV to job sites, applied for a role directly or signed up with a recruitment company. Passive candidates, then, are those who aren’t actively looking for a new po... Read More

Diversity in the workplace

No, we’re not talking about the dance group Diversity - you know, the talented street dancers who won Britain’s Got Talent back in 2009. We’re talking about diversity in relation to equality and inclusion – a topic that’s become increasingly prominent, commonly at the forefront of discussions. But what exactly is diversity? Why is it so important in the workplace, and how can we enco... Read More

Tips to Keep You Motivated When the Hiring Process Gets Tough

  As Billy Ocean famously sang, ‘When the going gets tough, the tough get going.’ Well, the same is true for when the hiring process gets tough – you’ve got to keep going! That’s all very well, but how do you keep going when you’ve lost all motivation? The following tips will help.   Take a step back Before going any further, it’s a good idea to take a step back... Read More

Resilience – why it’s important to be able to adapt to change

If there’s one certainty in life it’s that nothing is certain – ironic, isn’t it? Everything around us, including ourselves, is in a constant state of change, so instead of trying to resist the inevitable, we might as well embrace it! This is where it helps to have resilience - ‘The capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness’ (Oxford Dictionaries). According to the... Read More