Top tips to keep your team firing on all cylinders

Employee engagement In a survey of over 4,000 candidates and their employers, we discovered that than 1 in 4 employers are struggling to keep their team engaged at work. So what can you do to keep employees happy, engaged and productive for years to come? Hit the ground running The quest to keep employees engaged begins the moment they join. Research shows that almost a.
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Workplace Friendships vs. Working Relationships

Working relationshipsIn our first post in a series which focuses on relationships in the office, we looked at how a well-defined company culture can be used as a recruitment tool in attracting and hiring the right staff. A key theme throughout, was the positive effects that strong relationships can have on not only company culture, but on productivity and.
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Using your company culture to hire and keep the right people

Company cultureWherever groups of people spend the majority of their time working towards a common goal, habit sets in and shared values and customs will become clear – and in the case of your company culture, it will be starkly obvious to new employees. But what can you do to shape it? And more importantly, wield it as the most compelling and.
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Interview advice: Nick Hewer’s top ten tips for recruiters

Interview advice from Nick HewerAs part of #TheElevatorPitch campaign, recent totaljobs research unearthed a series of issues facing candidates during the interview process. In response to this, totaljobs has offered jobseekers unique interview training to perfect their ‘elevator pitch’, and in doing so have brought in expert adviser Nick Hewer to help candidates and employers alike. He told Recruitment.
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Interview advice: Understanding the interviewee

#TheElevatorPitchHiring managers and recruiters can conduct hundreds of interviews between having to go through the experience as a candidate themselves. So naturally, it’s easy to forget how it feels to sit on the other side of the table. Our latest TEI Report focuses on the problems facing interviewees, and uses totaljobs research to provide tips to help.
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Top tips to keep your team firing on all cylinders

Employee engagementIn a survey of over 4,000 candidates and their employers, we discovered that than 1 in 4 employers are struggling to keep their team engaged at work. So what can you do to keep employees happy, engaged and productive for years to come? Hit the ground running The quest to keep employees engaged begins the moment they join. Research shows that almost a.
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When workplace friendships go wrong and how to react to them as an employer

candidates-declineIn the third part of our Workplace Relationships series we ask: what happens when a friendship turns sour in the workplace? As our second post discussed, the forming of friendships is inevitable, with 83% of employers saying they know of close friendships in their organisation. Most in turn agree, that these relationships offer a huge benefit to company.
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Can technology really replace the human touch?

“Things are moving and evolving so fast in recruitment right now,” says Jo Caine, Director of Cathedral Appointments.  Caine, along with eight of the West Country’s leading recruiters, joined a recent totaljobs roundtable to debate the challenges and opportunities facing the industry in the region during this period of change. AI vs humans With 56% of employers saying that they lack access.
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Will new gender pay transparency rules catch employers by surprise?

6th April 2017 marks the beginning of new gender pay regulations, and our research shows that the changes could take employers by surprise. With the new regulations, individual companies will need to be transparent about any disparity in the average salaries earned by their male and female employees. But our research shows: 1 in 5 employers are unsure if salaries.
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Introducing the totaljobs Understanding Top Talent Series

Recently, Ian Burke, Sales Director of totaljobs, spoke at The FIRM’s London Conference for in-house recruiters. Ian discussed our latest research, Understanding Top Talent, a key study which gets to the bottom of what the best candidates really want when they are looking for a new role. And it’s not just about the initial job application or interview phase – we’ve.
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Are you ready for the Apprenticeship Levy?

The Apprenticeship Levy is coming! But what does that mean? From 6th April, new legislation will take effect requiring businesses with an annual payroll in excess of £3 million to pay 0.5% of their paybill to help fund new apprenticeships. The Levy is a government initiative to increase the quality and quantity of apprenticeships –  developing vocational skills and helping to.
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