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Press Coverage

Getting more from your press coverage

For any recruitment firm that’s actively developed and followed a PR strategy, the rewards are undoubtedly clear. Implementing a sustained press engagement campaign can be hugely valuable in increasing your brand’s profile and even winning new clients – in fact, we’ve worked with businesses who have secured £100,000 contracts as a result of one piece…
Managed Service Legislation

Are you at risk from the Managed Service Legislation?

As a recruitment business, do you know if you have been unwittingly referring your contractors to an MSC provider? In the aftermath of HMRC winning a key Managed Service Company (MSC) case at the Court of Appeal, the time is now for recruitment businesses to review internal processes to ensure they are not going to…
Cyber Security

Cyber Security, not such a dirty word?

We live in a data-driven world – a fact the Information Commissioners Office is only too aware of. Almost every transaction and official interaction involve sharing personal data. You share data too, every time you visit a website, make a search, buy something, use social media or send an email. We all accept this because…
Working With Another Recruiter

3 Surefire Ways To Handle The Dreaded Words, I am Working With Another Recruiter

The recruitment market has changed drastically over the past few years. The global staffing sector is now worth in excess of $360 billion. On a positive note, there is more business available than ever before and; with it comes competition. Currently, there are over 40,000 recruitment companies registered in the UK, all potentially competing for…
Julie Futcher - Managing Client & Candidate Expectations

The Curse of the Middle-Man: Managing Client & Candidate Expectations

There are few things more frustrating than being the middle-man in a game of telephone tennis where both parties have their own agenda and expectations. As a recruiter, like any other salesperson, your task is to solve customer’s problems. However, unlike any other sales role, you’re not selling a product or a service, you’re selling…

How to Effectively Deal with Difficult People in the Workplace

In every workplace, and in some shape or form – you’ll inevitably have to deal with difficult people. If it’s not tough customers, then it could be stubborn or demanding employees. The modern workplace is filled with a variety of characters, some of which we aren’t always used to dealing with. This can create some…
How to stand out as a Recruitment Agency

What makes you so special?

Recruitment is having a bit of a boom period at the moment, there are more Agencies than ever before, there were 8,488 agencies registered in 2018 alone, bringing the total amount to just under 40,000 across the UK. And yet, they all claim to be different, unique and the perfect option for any client to…

Right to Work: protecting your Recruitment Agency

According to current Home Office guidance, if you’re placing temporary staff and remain their employer throughout the contract, you have a legal responsibility to check their Right to Work in the UK. So that means carrying out satisfactory pre-employment screening and confirming that workers are legally entitled to work in the UK. As a diligent…

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