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What employers get wrong when hiring

Hiring the wrong person can cost a lot of time and money. It can result in decreased productivity, a higher rate of sick days and more money spent in the long run on recruitment. Unfortunately, it’s all too common –

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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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What is candidate experience?

While it can often feel that the ball is in the court of the recruiter, candidates hold a lot of power when applying for jobs. ‘Candidate experience’ is a term applied to the experience which potential employees have when applying

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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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Success is a ‘team effort’ – Sarah Ellwood talks Supertemps

Want to know more about our story and what makes our business tick? Our MD, Sarah Ellwood, was recently interviewed for a short podcast by The Recruitment Supermarket, specialists in recruitment agency outsourcing. Having grown up with Supertemps being run

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Meet the Team – introducing Vicki Armstrong-Smith

Meet Vicki Armstrong-Smith – a pink-wearing, chocolate-loving, shopaholic with musical tastes as diverse as a jukebox! Not your typical recruitment consultant, I hear you say, but you’d be surprised. Vicki has led a career almost as varied as her passions

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Get into the groove and use body language like the queen of pop!

Job interviews aren’t known for being calming, enjoyable or fun. In fact, for most people they are a source of great anxiety. Thoroughly prepared and meticulously rehearsed, the best of us suffer from a bout of butterflies now and again.

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Meet the Team – introducing Sian Williams

In the first of our new Meet The Team blog series we chat to a long standing member of Supertemps who’s taking on a new challenge – and, boy, does she love a challenge! Sian Williams heads up Supertemps Specialist

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