When it comes to finding a new employee, what’s more important, transferable skills or technical skills?

It’s a tough question which can determine the success of your hire and the future of your business.

To help you come to a conclusion on the debate, let’s explore the ins and outs…


When it comes to salary, there are a number of ways to assess what your employees should be earning.

But one question I’m asked time and time again is regarding whether performance-related pay is a good idea or not.

The idea of a performance-related pay system is to reward an…


“Upskilling” isn’t just a buzzword, it’s going to continue playing a key role in remedying the UK skills shortage for years to come.

In a fascinating report published by City & Guilds Group, it’s believed that only 46% of British workers are getting enough help and support from their employer…


Workplace gamification has become increasingly more popular over the past couple of years, especially when it comes to eLearning and training strategies.

In fact, almost half (48%) of UK employers offer some form of gamified rewards to staff, with 20% doing it via a set bonus for reaching a goal…


The use of video interviewing has significantly increased over the past couple of years as more businesses see the value in adding a visual element to the initial stages of the recruitment process.

However, some haven’t felt compelled to adopt this process yet.

If you’re one of them, then you…


When it comes to hiring for intricate and technical jobs, such as the role of surgeon or software quality assurance tester, attention to detail is of paramount importance.

For jobs like these, accuracy is a critical part of their day-to-day roles.

A candidate who possesses this particular attribute is also…


Making small talk isn’t easy, especially when you have to do it at a crowded networking event.

Will they get my sense of humour?

Do I come across as too dry?

Can they sense that I’m nervous?

The truth is, whether you’re a seasoned pro or a complete novice at…


Hiring a new employee?

As well as benefits, job adverts and everything else, you must offer the right salary.

Getting it wrong can attract a poorer standard of candidates and lead to a series of ‘no-shows’, which is a real waste of time and resource.

Underpaying a candidate can also…


So you’ve landed yourself an interview with an employer, but you’ve had a change in heart — uh oh!

However, you’re not alone.

According to CV-Library, one in ten UK professionals have admitted to not showing up to an interview, with this figure rising to around 18% for the Millennial…


If you’re wondering why more candidates are failing to turn up for interviews, then you’re in the right place.

On the whole, ‘no-shows’ have become more prominent in recent years as the recruitment industry puts a greater emphasis on carrying out job searches online.

While utilising digital technology is generally…

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