All posts by Alex Hopkins

5 Tips for improving your Recruitment Advertising

It’s easy to plough through hundreds of applications and recruit the cream of the crop, right? What’s not so easy is actually getting hundreds of candidates to apply for your vacancies. This is where your recruitment advertising becomes absolutely fundamental. Some may argue that your employer brand is what attracts your candidates, and that’s either … Continue reading 5 Tips for improving your Recruitment Advertising

Why are so many of my Employees leaving?

Employees leave organisations all of the time, so it shouldn’t usually be detrimental to the business when Joe Blogs comes into your office with his letter of resignation. However, when a large number of your employees are leaving within a relatively short period of time – this should sound alarm bells, not just because you’re … Continue reading Why are so many of my Employees leaving?

What can Recruiters do to tackle a Skills Shortage?

According to a survey conducted by the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC) in December 2016 – almost half of UK employers are expecting a skills shortage when recruiting in 2017. With the above being noted – recruiters are having to rethink their strategies in order to attract the seemingly ‘hard to come by’ candidates. So, we’ve … Continue reading What can Recruiters do to tackle a Skills Shortage?

The Apprenticeship Levy – Are you Ready?

The Apprenticeship Levy is fast approaching – before we even know it, it’ll be well under way. At the moment, there’s a lot of speculation around whether or not it’s going to work. Our answer to that – it’ll work for you, if you make it so. According to the 2016 AGR Annual Survey, Apprenticeship … Continue reading The Apprenticeship Levy – Are you Ready?

Exit Interviews & the Science of Employee Turnover

With the UK job market recovering at a fast pace, and the majority of sectors facing a skills shortage – it’s no surprise that talented people in the UK are being headhunted, and employee turnover is becoming more of an issue. The above statement begs the question: if your best employees were approached with another … Continue reading Exit Interviews & the Science of Employee Turnover

Will the truck driver shortage jeopardize Festive deliveries?

It might be hard for the average British motorist to imagine, as they trundle frustratedly behind yet another lorry on the motorway, but there is currently a chronic truck driver shortage in the UK. In fact, the Road Haulage Association (RHA) has calculated that the UK currently needs around 60,000 more truck drivers. With such … Continue reading Will the truck driver shortage jeopardize Festive deliveries?

What are the Benefits of a Neutral Vendor Managed Service?

In a previous blog, we talked about what a Neutral Vendor Managed Service model is. Now you know what it is – you need to know why it’s so good. The way a Neutral Vendor is delivered can vary between providers. However, the variance comes in the process – not in the benefits. It’s a … Continue reading What are the Benefits of a Neutral Vendor Managed Service?

What is a Neutral Vendor Managed Service?

Managed Services is a concept that was implemented in temporary recruitment over 15 years ago, in the form of a Master Vendor model. A Master Vendor model meant that one single recruitment agency was the provider of all temporary members of staff. Since then, Managed Services has adapted to the changes in the market and … Continue reading What is a Neutral Vendor Managed Service?

How do I prepare myself for the Apprenticeship Levy?

It won’t be long before the new Apprenticeship Levy comes into effect in April 2017. For affected businesses, this is a great opportunity to tackle looming talent challenges such as skills shortages in key industries. The Government want to see 3,000,000 Apprenticeship starters by 2020. So, the big question – are you ready?  If you feel … Continue reading How do I prepare myself for the Apprenticeship Levy?

Returning to Work – “Returnships”

There’s nothing like a new label to get everyone fired up about something. This month, the HR press is abuzz with talk of “Returnships”, or “Returning Professional Internships”, designed to act as a bridge back to senior roles for experienced professionals. This is a professionals opportunity to begin returning to work. The idea is that … Continue reading Returning to Work – “Returnships”