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What does Diversity Mean and Why is it so Important?

I doubt many people would argue against hiring a diverse workforce. This is especially true for those who have fallen foul of the ‘echo chamber’ effect of only hiring those with similar backgrounds and views as themselves. However, it remains a difficult thing to do – to source people with diverse backgrounds and experiences without…
Gender Pay Gap

Recruitment’s role in the gender pay gap discussion

Recruitment has thankfully come a long way since the days of being proudly run with the ‘boys’ club’ attitude, which was rife in the 80s and 90s. There has been a shift in mentality, and women are now certainly more than welcome in the sector. However, like many industries, there is still gender inequality present…
Employee Recognition

Importance of employee recognition

One of the biggest motivators for employees is to be held in high esteem by their peers. The best way of earning this respect is by being acknowledged for being good at what they do. At the end of the day, employee recognition isn’t just for one day a year. Employees work, and efforts should…
UK job market

How the UK job market is really fairing right now

Here at CV-Library, we regularly tap into our unrivalled data to understand how the job market is really fairing. And, according to our latest findings, many UK businesses were forced to hike up their pay in August, in a bid to combat a typically tricky period for hiring. In fact, salaries for new roles rose by a…
Backdoor Hire

Does Recruitment Slow Down in the Summer?

In the summertime, when the weather is hot…does recruitment slow down?  Does everyone in recruitment slow down over the summer? Well, hiring managers may say “no, we don't- it's recruiters that slow down, they don't put forward enough candidates”…recruiters will say, “hey it's not our fault – candidates just aren't considering a new job in…

AntiVirus won't protect you

Computer security is an on-going project. This is true no matter how good you think your security is. A once a year audit will only take a snapshot of the level of security at that particular point in time. The cyber threat landscape, however, is constantly evolving, becoming ever more sophisticated and consequently, our response…
High potential employees or HiPo's

How to nurture HiPo's to benefit your business

High potential employees or HiPo's can increase the value of a business. You are able to recognise HiPo's through their work ethic and performance, their ability to lead and their confidence when they are challenged. They are able to outperform their peers, learn quickly, are reliable and can work well under pressure while needing minimal…

The 6 Critical Warning Signs That Shout Out You’ll Never Fill This Job Order!

The recruitment sector is changing. According to the latest data, there are over 40,000 recruitment companies now registered at companies house in the UK. Many of these started life recently as sole traders. This could even be one of your big billers that left and set up on their own! As a consequence of this,…

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