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The rise of VR in business

VR has been a hot topic in the gaming industry for quite some time now. With promises of games that are more ‘immersive’ than ever before, and that really allow you to live the lives of your characters, it has of course generated huge amounts of buzz over the past few years. Indeed, the last quarter of 2017 was a record-breaker for many virtual reality headsets, who recorded more…See More
Jun 6
George Thompson posted a blog post

The rising importance of employee benefits in the marketplace

It’s long been known that the candidate market is extremely competitive. Unemployment levels in the UK are at a forty-year low, and as a result, businesses are struggling to attract the best talent- with many turning to poaching talented candidates from rival businesses in order to fill vacancies and give their company the edge it needs to succeed in their respective industries.How can you ensure that you…See More
Jun 3
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How is technology changing the way in which we conduct business?

It’s no secret that we’re currently in the middle of a technological revolution. Since the first computer was invented, technology has come on in leaps and bounds and has transformed the way in which we live, manage our money, socialise, and- inevitably- do business. With millions of businesses trading and fighting for business online, and using the latest software, it’s undeniable that tech has fundamentally changed our working lives.But what’s on the horizon in the coming years- and what’s…See More
May 18
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May 3
George Thompson posted a blog post

How does boosting your employer brand help your business?

Potential candidates place a great deal of store by how you are seen on the Internet. Indeed, with 56% of recruiters saying that branding is a top priority for them this year, and 69% refusing to take a job with a company that has a bad reputation- even if they are unemployed- it’s clear that it’s something that you need to work on if you want to have a chance of developing a healthy recruitment strategy- whether that’s through…See More
Apr 6
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Is an apprenticeship right for you?

Apprenticeships are a hot topic in the employment world at the moment, with the start of March seeing National Apprenticeship Week celebrated around the country. But despite the introduction of a new apprenticeship levy in May 2017, apprentice numbers plummeted between May and July, with starts falling by 61% compared to the period between February and April. As employers settle into the levy and the new year brings with it changes in how young people are approaching their employment plans,…See More
Mar 28
George Thompson posted a blog post

Why you should work in marketing

Are you struggling to find a career that you feel passionate about?Then marketing might just be for you. Combining creative with practical and analytical skills, marketing is a diverse and exciting calling that could just offer the excitement, challenges and stimulation that you’re looking for. Marketing has been around for thousands of years, and today it’s a thriving industry that’s an essential part of the modern economy.Here’s why you should take the leap and pursue a career as a…See More
Mar 5
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Why should you work in oil and gas?

The oil and gas industry is as diverse an industry as you’re ever likely to find. Operating across the world and bringing power to billions of people- in fact, it provides more than three quarters of the UK’s energy- this sector is the perfect place to start your career, whether you’re more interested in a desk job or in a role that allows you to travel, and stretch yourself. If you’re…See More
Feb 8
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How is engineering changing with the times?

The engineering industry is intrinsically linked with innovation and creativity. With the current climate for forward thinking and future proofing, we’ve examined how the industry is keeping up with wider industry changes and trends. Here are three of the most important developments:Diversity still an issueDiversity is an issue which has long plagued engineering around the world, and the UK is not exempt. With just…See More
Feb 2
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What does the GDPR mean for businesses?

The General Data Protection Regulation will come into force next May, and with it come a whole host of new regulations and new information to get to grips with. Released by the EU earlier this year, it will  impact trading across the EU, and it represents a shakedown in the way that companies handle their customers’ personal data that some say is well overdue.What is it? At its core, the GDPR aims to help businesses to better protect their customer data, and create a market with strong data…See More
Dec 5, 2017
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How to use social media to find a job

In a world that’s become increasingly dependent on technology, the prospect of going job hunting without a computer or tablet to hand is unthinkable. With millions of job hunters using the Internet to track down their jobs, and millions of jobs being advertised across the web, the difficulty for the job seeker is finding jobs that they want to apply for, and,…See More
Dec 1, 2017
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Dec 1, 2017
George Thompson posted a blog post

How can you attract the right candidates?

It's no secret that many organisations struggle with identifying and attracting the right candidates for their business. In fact, 65% of recruiters say that talent shortage is the biggest challenge in hiring, according to JobVite. Whether you're recruiting for a particularly niche, highly-qualified position or simply cannot seem to hold on to the right candidates, it might be time to reevaluate your strategy.Here are…See More
Oct 26, 2017
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How automation is changing the legal sector

Technology is changing, and business is racing to keep up. Though the legal industry is traditionally slow to change, smaller firms have been taking huge strides in harnessing the potential of automation and making changes to the way they do business- and now larger firms are catching up.The ramifications this is set to have for legal firms, and for its employees, are huge. In a predominantly data-driven sector, automation has the potential to completely change everything from profit margins to…See More
Sep 28, 2017
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How to make a high-level hire

Making a hire is one of the most important things you can do in a business- and a high-level hire even more so. A good hire will help your business to scale, grow and successfully navigate the competitive market; by contrast a bad hire can cost the company time and money. With the average cost of replacing a member of staff who earns above £25,000 being £30,614, it’s important to know how to find the best potential hires, and how to keep them.Here’s how to do just that.Know the…See More
Sep 1, 2017
George Thompson posted a blog post

What is the General Data Protection Regulation?

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is well and truly upon us, though the new legislation has left many shaking their heads over what it means for businesses and individuals. If you’re not sure what the GDPR is and how it could impact you, we’ve put together a helpful guide to get to the bottom of it.The basicsThe GDPR builds on from the existing UK Data Protection Act 1998, and will apply as of May 2018 after being approved by the EU Parliament on…See More
Aug 3, 2017

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The rise of VR in business

Posted on June 6, 2018 at 4:36am 0 Comments

VR has been a hot topic in the gaming industry for quite some time now. With promises of games that are more ‘immersive’ than ever before, and that really allow you to live the lives of your characters, it has of course generated huge amounts of buzz over the past few years. Indeed, the last quarter of 2017 was a record-breaker for many virtual reality headsets, who…

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The rising importance of employee benefits in the marketplace

Posted on June 1, 2018 at 11:35am 0 Comments

It’s long been known that the candidate market is extremely competitive. Unemployment levels in the UK are at a forty-year low, and as a result, businesses are struggling to attract the best talent- with many turning to poaching talented candidates from rival businesses in order to fill vacancies and give their company the edge it needs to succeed in their respective industries.

How…

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How is technology changing the way in which we conduct business?

Posted on May 17, 2018 at 7:35am 0 Comments

It’s no secret that we’re currently in the middle of a technological revolution. Since the first computer was invented, technology has come on in leaps and bounds and has transformed the way in which we live, manage our money, socialise, and- inevitably- do business. With millions of businesses trading and fighting for business online, and using the latest software, it’s undeniable that tech has fundamentally changed our working lives.

But what’s on the horizon in…

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How is technology shaking up the way we work?

Posted on May 3, 2018 at 6:07am 0 Comments

The digital age has thrown up many challenges and opportunities for society in recent years, and shows no sign of slowing down. As technology continues to advance at a rapid pace, we can expect to see the working world flex and adapt in order to keep up. Some industries will change enormously as the use of things like AI and robotics becomes more commonplace, while other more traditional professions may remain untouched by the digital hand. So what’s happening in your…

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