Keep up to date /

Our Blog

Portraying your Personality in Job Interviews

by Keeley Edge

/ Candidates, Recruitment

Your personality is what makes you unique; by sharing your skills and interests with your colleagues, you can develop positive working relationships, progress your position, and reach your career goals. But when it comes to job interviews, many candidates shy away from being their true selves.

Continue Reading

Conveying Company Culture During Recruitment

by Keeley Edge

/ Company Culture, Employers, Recruitment

Recruitment is tough for both employers and candidates, so effective two-way communication is essential. One of the main ways a company can help to find the right fit for a role is to include their business aspirations at every stage of the process, from the job advert through to the interviews.

Continue Reading

Keeping Your Cool While Recruiting

by Keeley Edge

/ Employers, Recruitment

We all know how stressful it can be applying for a new job, but employers can face just as much anxiety during a recruitment campaign. Not only do they take a huge amount of time, effort and money to organise, but choosing the wrong applicant can have a detrimental effect on a business. With the pressure of getting it right the first time, knowing how to keep your stress levels to a minimum can help you maintain focus, make informed decisions, and ultimately select the best candidate for your company. Here are some of our top recruitment strategies for employers.

Continue Reading

How to Job Hunt When You’re Still Employed

by Keeley Edge

/ Candidates

We’ve all experienced feelings of frustration and unhappiness at work, but what happens when you know it’s time to move on? Financially, staying in your current job while finding a new one seems logical, but there has long been a taboo surrounding job hunting when you’re still employed.

Continue Reading

Are Multiple Interviews the New Normal?

by Keeley Edge

/ Candidates, Recruitment

Imagine the scene – you find the perfect role, put your all into your application, receive an invitation to interview, and manage to wow the panel with your responses. Great job! Then comes the call for a second interview, a third, a fourth… so the question is, are multiple interviews the new normal?

Continue Reading

First Impressions Count: Top Tips for CVs and Interviews

by Keeley Edge

/ Candidates, Training & Development

Did you know that it takes under a minute for a recruiter to judge your CV? And interview selections can be just as swift due to increasingly tighter deadlines on hiring new employees. As a job seeker, creating an application that stands out from the crowd can make all the difference to your success.

Continue Reading

What Makes a Business Stand Out from the Crowd?

by Keeley Edge

/ Company Culture, Company News, Recruitment

Imagine your favourite places to shop, eat and enjoy yourself. Chances are the locations you chose were not unique within retail, catering or entertainment, so why did they come to mind? What makes them special? And how can you do the same to boost your own business? Standing out among the competition is one of the biggest challenges when running a business, but knowing how to identify and make the most of your unique selling points (USPs) can help you to attract and maintain a loyal client base. Here are three ways to improve your visibility.

Continue Reading

What Skills Do Employers Look for in Candidates?

by Keeley Edge

/

From completing job applications and taking part in interviews to starting a new role and continuing professional development, it is important that every candidate identifies and improves on their skills in the workplace. But what are employers looking for and how can you boost your abilities? At Key Appointments, we help candidates with a diverse range of qualifications, experiences and skillsets. Whether you are just starting in the world of work, looking for a new challenge, hoping to progress in your sector, or simply want to create a stand-out CV, here are some of our top tips.

Continue Reading

The Do's and Don'ts of Training New Employees

by Keeley Edge

/ Employers, Recruitment, Training & Development

New employee training is a vital part of recruitment. It helps to ensure new recruits understand their roles and the wider goals of the company, as well as increasing their confidence and competency. Methods can include job shadowing, group sessions, coaching, and formal apprenticeships.

Continue Reading

Top Tips for Managing Staff Remotely

by Keeley Edge

/ Company Culture, Training & Development, Workplace Wellbeing

During the pandemic, remote working became the only way for many businesses to stay open and for staff to retain their jobs. But what was initially introduced as a temporary solution has quickly become the new normal, with employers and employees alike recognising the benefits. However, remote working has also brought challenges, including how to manage staff efficiently. Supervision, access to information, new technology and mental health are all areas of concern. Thankfully, there are many ways managers can ensure their staff are supported while working remotely. Let’s look at three of the key ideas that managers can implement: practical provisions, prioritising communication, and promoting wellbeing.

Continue Reading

Latest from the blog

13th October 2021

Portraying your Personality in Job Interviews

Your personality is what makes you unique; by shar... Read more

13th October 2021

Conveying Company Culture During Recruitment

Recruitment is tough for both employers and candid... Read more

7th September 2021

Keeping Your Cool While Recruiting

We all know how stressful it can be applying for a... Read more

Read all blog posts