All posts written by Steve Warnham

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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Working relationships: managing conflict

What happens when a relationship turns sour in the workplace? Our research found that the forming of friendships at work 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 culture and the business in general, both in terms.
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Working relationships: friendships in the workplace

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.
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Interview advice: Nick Hewer’s top tips for recruiters

Interview advice from Nick HewerRecent Totaljobs research unearthed a series of issues facing candidates during the interview process. In response to this, Totaljobs brought in expert adviser Nick Hewer to help candidates and employers hone their interview skills. .
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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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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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Totaljobs recruiter news 24.06.2013

All the jobs industry news you need to know in the UK. Charity calls on MPs to warn employers about the dangers of workplace drinking Charity group Alcohol Concern has revealed a quarter of MPs (26%) believe there is an “unhealthy” drinking culture in Parliament. It has called on MPs to set an example and warn employers about the.
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Totaljobs recruiter news 10.06.13

All the jobs industry and recruiter news you need to know in the UK. Labour leader urged to get his “facts right” on UK’s recruitment industry Earlier this month Labour leader Ed Miliband gave a speech on his party’s welfare reform plans, which centred on jobs and growth in the recruitment sector. However, Recruitment and Confederation (REC) chief executive,.
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Totaljobs recruiter news 29.05.13

All the jobs industry news you need to know in the UK. Unemployment rises and pay growth slows, ONS figures show The number of unemployed people in the UK has risen to 2.52 million, the latest job figures from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) have revealed. There was an increase of 15,000 in the three months to.
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