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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.

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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.

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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.

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Writing CVs – Top Tips for Jobseekers

by Keeley Edge

/ Candidates, Recruitment, Training & Development

A CV is a written summary of your skills, achievements and experience, condensed into a one to two page document. Although there is no one-size-fits-all solution to writing a CV, this document should always be clearly formatted, appropriate in length for a recruiter to skim read and, most importantly, tailored to the role or industry you are applying for. Not sure where to start? Here are some basic rules to follow:

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How to support new and existing employees in a COVID world

by Keeley Edge

/ Company Culture, Employers, Policies & Procedures, Recruitment, Training & Development, Workplace Wellbeing

There’s no denying that the 2020 pandemic has turned the world upside down. And while we might be getting tired of hearing phrases like ‘unprecedented’ and ‘new normal’, we can’t hide from the fact that things are different right now.

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A time for change and action

by Keeley Edge

/ Company News, Employers, Training & Development

Following on from my blog back in April, I thought it would be a good time to write the next instalment, which I’ve named “A time for change and action”.

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Top challenges for new hires during lockdown

by Keeley Edge

/ Company Culture, Employers, Recruitment, Training & Development

This month, we asked Hannah Woodruff from Omnizio to share her knowledge and expertise around hiring and onboarding new employees.

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Why you should offer flexible working when working remotely

by Keeley Edge

/ Company Culture, Employers, Policies & Procedures, Training & Development, Workplace Wellbeing

Sounds strange doesn’t it?! Surely employees working remotely are working flexibly. After all, they are getting to stay at home, probably sat in their PJ’s with a laptop on their knee – right?!

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