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Hire externally or promote internally?

Should You Hire Externally or Promote from Within?  

When you look around your teams, you know who your star performers are. Those you can rely on, who find solutions rather than problems, and just crack on with the job rather than finding reasons not to. Of course, these colleagues are likely on your...

A Contractor's Guide to Choosing an Umbrella Company

A Contractor’s Guide to Choosing an Umbrella Company

There are so many umbrella companies on the market that when it comes to choosing the right one, it can be a minefield. A cursory Google search suggests there are over 500 umbrella companies in the UK. It's no wonder that deciding which to work...

Look After Your Temps and They’ll Look After You

Look After Your Temps and They’ll Look After You

The importance of temps in keeping the economy moving over the past few years has been enormous. As the country has been in and out of lockdown, confidence in hiring for permanent roles has dipped. However, the levels of recruiting for temporary or interim staff...

2021 – A Write Off or Something to Celebrate?

2021 – A Write Off or Something to Celebrate?

December, it’s typically a time for reflection, but in reality, most of us are still up against deadlines and trying to get everything done by the end of the year so we can enjoy some downtime. While you’re reading this blog, take a moment to check...

Partnership

Working in partnerships…it just makes sense!

Working in partnership… it's a phrase that can sound cliched, isn't it? The number of companies that say 'we work in partnership with you' in their brochures or on their website copy can leave you feeling immune to what that even means!  What does working in partnership look...

Forced Back in the Office? Top Tips to Handle Back to work

Does anyone else feel like they’ve lost track of what restrictions are still in place? After Covid guidelines were lifted back in July in England, it felt like everything was back to ‘normal’. But the rules are different across Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, and,...

What the pandemic has taught us

What the pandemic has taught us

The COVID-19 pandemic has had the biggest impact on all aspects of our lives in living memory. It has not only restricted our personal freedoms but totally turned the workplace on its head. The daily commute was no more. Meetings become virtual. The back bedroom...