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Six questions you shouldn’t ask an applicant (and six you should)

If the recruitment process leaves you disheartened because you can’t find any applicants with that ‘spark’, it could be your interview methods which leave something to be desired. If the questions you are asking are too routine, bland or vague,

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Hiring your first employees as a small business

As a small business owner, hiring your first employees is a big step. It means you’re ready to expand your business but it also means you have a responsibility to others for the first time. To help make sure you

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Top five networking tips for beginners

Networking is one of the most essential tools you can employ in your career – it can bring exciting opportunities, invaluable inside knowledge about your industry and even just friends who are in the same boat. But approaching new people

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Caught on camera: the benefits of video interviews

It’s becoming more and more common for hiring managers to interview job applicants via video technology. Why? Well, the immediate benefits for recruiters are obvious – it’s saves both time and money in buckets. For applicants, a video interview broadens

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Switch off, it’s Christmas!

In a recent blog we discussed the positive impact of a healthy work-life balance, never more important than at this time of year. Whether or not you celebrate Christmas, chances are you will get the opportunity for some well-deserved ‘downtime’

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Candidates: what does your social media profile say about you?

Do you think twice before updating your Facebook status or Twitter feed?  A new survey published by recruitment specialists, oilandgaspeople.com, may give you pause for thought in future. The survey, conducted by the energy industry employment experts, analysed the head-hunting

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Sian’s top tips for surviving your probationary period

So you’ve got the job of your dreams – what next? Sian Williams, Business Manager at our Bangor Branch, provides some words of wisdom on making the best impression during that crucial probationary period… Job hunting can be one of

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The UK’s Fastest Growing Jobs For 2014

We begin the New Year with the encouraging news that the UK is predicted to be the West’s fastest growing economy at the start of 2014. Analysis conducted by the UK Business Confidence Monitor, based on growth figures from 2013,

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