Insight & ideas

Last week marks the 2018 World Suicide Prevention Day, so it only seems fitting to speak out about mental health. Despite being such a taboo subject, it affects everyone in one way or another, making it even more significant to keep the conversation going.
So, you have just spent the last 45 minutes answering countless questions about yourself and why you’re the perfect candidate for the role. As they utter “do you have any questions?”, you breathe a sigh of relief, as this is a good indication that the interview is almost over. Hold that thought – this is not the case.
15 Months ago I embarked on my Marketing placement year and to be honest with you I had no idea what to expect. With the recruitment industry having so much emphasis on digital marketing, I was well out of my depth.
Let’s be honest, hiring can be a tedious process. With the unemployment rate in the UK at 4.1% (as of Jan 2018), employers have to compete for high-quality employees. In order to find and attract quality candidates, it requires work from recruiters and companies alike.
In today’s job market, employers are actively seeking candidates with more than just a suitable skill set. More than three-quarters of hiring managers have said a candidate’s personality matters just as much as their professional experiences.
Now we’re well into 2018, the government has changed legislation that will shape the HR and the secretarial job market. From changes in the minimum wage to the gender pay gap, 2018 is set to change the way that HR functions operate. This blog identifies changes in legislation over the first half of 2018.

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