All posts written by Fabian Caton

The Age-Old Issue

As the saying goes: none of us are getting any younger. And with an ageing workforce and the expectation that generations to come will work well into their sixties, ageism in employment is becoming a very real issue. Research by totaljobs has revealed that almost two-thirds (63%) of 55-64 year olds have felt discriminated against by a prospective employer during the.
Read more

Understanding and mentoring ME ME ME Millennials

Millennials. Gen Y. Gen Next. Echo Boomers. Screenagers and Facebookers. The generation of entitlement. The group of Snapchat bingers who think their degree entitles them to the CEO seat within 12 months. We’ve heard it all (and so have they). But now is the time to turn the Millennial misconception on its head, because Millennial Brits could well and truly.
Read more

The Power of Preparation

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.
Read more

Employees Say Watching Sport Can Increase Loyalty Towards a Company

England’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.
Read more

7 Interview Questions You Have to Ask

We 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.
Read more

Recruiting Future Talent

It’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.
Read more

Future talent proofing

As the skills gap continues and candidates become harder to recruit and retain, how are you preparing to attract talent to meet your future needs? Totaljobs are hosting a free to attend interactive panel event for employers to explore this critical topic. Insights will include; the benefits of a future talent strategy, what successful employers are doing to engage emerging.
Read more