The Power of Preparation

vccptj01_277 It is well known that “prior preparation prevents poor performance”, however, newly released research by totaljobs has found that jobseekers are spending an average of £146 preparing for every job interview. Or, to put it bluntly, UK jobseekers are collectively spending a staggering £1.44 billion a year on their hunt for a job they love. So where are jobseekers splashing the.
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The Power of Preparation

vccptj01_277It is well known that “prior preparation prevents poor performance”, however, newly released research by totaljobs has found that jobseekers are spending an average of £146 preparing for every job interview. Or, to put it bluntly, UK jobseekers are collectively spending a staggering £1.44 billion a year on their hunt for a job they love. So where are jobseekers splashing the.
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It pays to be flexible

flexible-im1Why employers offering flexible benefit schemes win at attraction and retention Unemployment is low and recruiting (and retaining) top talent is increasingly difficult. In this competitive climate the strongest candidates can cherry pick their roles and the onus is on employers to offer attractive terms. In the past this might have meant offering a handsome salary and a comprehensive pension plan; perks.
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The CV – time to move on or still a vital tool for every recruiter?

CV Image 1Ever since the birth of the internet and we all became attached to our laptops, phones and tablets, there has been much talk in recruitment about the ‘paperless office’-  and in turn, the death of the traditional CV. Every six months or so, another article crops up demanding the traditional CV undergoes an overhaul. And while it’s true that times.
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Employees Say Watching Sport Can Increase Loyalty Towards a Company

shutterstock_106530287England’s dismal performance at the Euros may not have restored your faith in the Three Lions, but letting employees watch the Euro 2016 football tournament may well have strengthened their loyalty towards you. Totaljobs research found that 41% of UK employees who watched Euro 2016 matches during working hours said being able to do so increased their feelings of loyalty to.
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7 Interview Questions You Have to Ask

Image 1We all know the classic interview questions. “Where do you want to be in five years?” “Why do you want to work here?”; But useful as these are, they reveal little about a candidate’s fit to your business or workplace culture. These days, it’s as important to assess attitude as aptitude, and to find the right candidate, employers need to.
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Employer brand: a marketing buzzword?

Employer brand 1How to maximise your employer brand, no matter what your business size “Employer brand”. It’s a concept often discussed in HR and marketing departments these days. Its meaning, value – and cost – are the subject of many a recruitment blog. But what exactly is “employer brand” and why should smaller businesses care? Here we look at why every employer has a.
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An audience with the Chancellor George Osborne – employers must “steady the ship” in wake of Brexit

GeorgeOsborneChancellor George Osborne issued a strong statement in Manchester last week as he outlined what Brexit will mean for British businesses and the economy. Totaljobs were the only job board invited to join selected business leaders at the event in Manchester to hear directly from the.
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Recruiting Future Talent

FT ImageIt’s been a turbulent few weeks and clearly there are uncertain times ahead for UK employers. John Salt, Group sales Director of totaljobs commented today:  “In the wake of the EU Referendum, and the political, economic and social chaos that has ensued, it’s important that HR professionals, or anyone who looks after recruitment and HR issues, maintains a steady and pragmatic.
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Call for Entries to the Personnel Today Awards 2016

Totaljobs are proud sponsors of the Personnel Today Awards 2016. Why enter the Personnel Today Awards? Just being shortlisted for a Personnel Today Award, let alone winning, showcases your achievements to your customers, competitors and the HR profession as a whole. The Awards have always attracted entries from a wide variety of organisations, large and small, giving you the chance to.
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How to manage Brexit fears in the workplace

Updated Brexit image 1It was only added to the dictionary last year, but now barely a day goes by without mention of ‘Brexit’.  Despite this, how employers are to manage the uncertainty of the in/out vote is rarely discussed.  Looking at new totaljobs research published today – exactly one month before the EU referendum –we ask how Europeans are feeling about the.
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