Dealing With Glassdoor

Time To Wake-Up To The Reality of Glassdoor

It’s hard to believe, but it will be ten years this year since the ratings site Glassdoor was launched.   The website allowing anonymous users to go online and write anything they like about your organisation seemed to be a relatively recent phenomenon to me – but clearly not. I guess the reason I and many clients are…

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Stamping Out Unpaid Internships

Stamping Out Unpaid Internships

In recent months internships have been under the spotlight like never before. A simple scheme designed to give young go-getters some vital work experience in the industry of their choosing and in return provide organisations with a boost to productivity and a chance to nurture future talent is being challenged and it needs to ensure its…

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Recruitment In Guildford

Recruitment In Guildford

Recruitment in Guildford comes with its own set of unique challenges.  In this blog, we check out what makes the local market tick and determine what recruitment challenges employers and job seekers face.   Background   At first glance, there really isn’t much to dislike about Guildford.  It is a picturesque town bordering The Surrey…

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Recruitment in Brighton

Recruitment In Brighton

Following our blog exploring recruitment in Guildford, we switch our attention to recruitment in Brighton, another of the cities The Recruitment Lab operates in. We take a dip into the sea and the job landscape to see what local employers and job seekers face and why recruitment in Brighton is not straightforward.   The Area…

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Recruitment After a Public Health Scare

Recruitment After a Public Health Scare

Financially and economically, many of us will feel the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.  Business leaders will be wanting progress and yet an air of ambiguity will surround plans for the future.  Many UK organisations are probably hoping for a period of normality without flooding, Brexit or pandemics.   I doubt the future will be…

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Long Term Loyalty With Short Term Temporary Workers

Long Term Loyalty with Short-Term Temporary Staff

Between now and Christmas I expect the demand for temporary staff to increase significantly in the workplace.   Business demands, seasonal fluctuations and in some cases the arrival of swathes of University students looking for ways to earn extra cash adds fuel to the fire. In addition, many organisations do not want to make long term…

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How to Recruit Remote Workers

How to Recruit Remote Workers

Remote recruitment and onboarding are not new concepts.  Large organisations have been building remote, international teams to tackle distant territories for decades.  What is new is so many more organisations are now trying to embrace it following COVID-19.   If you’ve never led a remote recruitment drive before it can feel a daunting prospect.  To…

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How Do You Stop New Employees Ghosting You?

How Do You Stop New Employees Ghosting You?

“…I was ghosted this morning…”   Admittedly, not the words I expected when I met with a friend for a beer and asked how he was doing.  He works for a recruitment agency and at that moment he was licking his wounds and in need of liquid therapy.  I may not have been expecting what…

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Generation Snowflake? Not What I See

Generation Snowflake? Not What I See!

‘Generation snowflake’ is to my mind a hugely offensive and widely inaccurate term that has been adopted to describe the latest generation of young people now active in the job market.   Now – I really do not like labels and to my mind this new generation of workers is as diverse as any that…

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