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Customer Q&A: Neopost

Neopost’s Resourcing Manager, Vicky Wright, has only recently starting using Hiring Hub’s marketplace (she posted her first job in November 2017, which she filled in eight days) so we grabbed her to find out why she gave it a go, and to get her initial thoughts on the platform, it’s community of recruitment agencies, and…

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Shazam, and the future of recruitment

Since I joined the Recruitment industry, however many moons ago, there has been an incredible shift in the way that people hire. We used to notice the flow of hiring cycles, changing on a bi-annual basis almost. It was either a candidates’ market or a clients’ market. The candidates would either hold all the power…

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Hottest Jobs of the Year

January is a busy month for job hunters, with the number of job applications increasing by a whopping 100%. Maybe it’s those torrid January blues, or perhaps a New Year’s resolution that’s actually being followed through.   So with all these applications being made, which job roles will be the most sought after in 2016?…

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Should you hire a job-hopper?

Ah, job hoppers. Those lovely folk who could quite easily fill 4 sides of A4 with just their job titles from the last 5 years. Generally, they’re frowned upon by prospective employers. But should they be?   After all, if a candidate has hit a ceiling at their existing employer, moving jobs can be a…

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The most in-demand digital skills

There are 745,000 additional workers with digital skills needed by 2017, so understandably demand for talent is high. Employers are becoming more and more concerned about being able to find the right people to fill roles. And rightly so. But what exactly are the top digital skills being recruited? We take a look at the…

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How to hire the best talent

For a small company, the quality of its employees has a huge influence on its success. But when the pressure is on to hire someone quickly (as is often the case in a small business), mistakes and poor choices are easily made. When the stakes are high, you need to be sure your new recruits…

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Mo’ money, mo’ problems – ons release employment figures

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) released the latest UK employment stats earlier today. The number of people in work has dipped slightly from the three months to February 2015, to 73.3%. However, it’s good news for those of us in work, with wages up 3.2% (including bonuses). But what does this mean for businesses? Comparing this…

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Michael Page – on the rampage

FTSE 250 recruitment agency, Michael Page today announced gross profits increased 6% in the firm’s second quarter to an impressive £145.3m. It would have been even better too, if it hadn’t been for a weak Euro and other currencies, which meant it missed out on a further £6m (!). The recruitment goliath operates globally and stated that…

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How to stop a candidate taking a counter offer

Congratulations! You’ve gone through the hiring process and found yourself a brilliant candidate. Not only someone who can do the job, but someone who glows with positivity, passion… and has also promised to bake cakes every day and buy everyone a beer on Fridays. Nice work. Such a candidate is a rare find. Which is…

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Counter offers: what should you do?

Ever dreamed of handing in your notice at work, only to be begged to stay? Perhaps with your manager in tears as she slides across a big fat cheque across the table and tells you just how much she always loved your work (but could never find the words to actually tell you). Okay, sure,…

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