Employment Agency Contracts. What are they ?

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You may have seen a role advertised as an ‘agency contract’ and wondered what it meant ? We are finding that there are an increasing number of companies looking for agency staff and the reasons vary. An agency worker is a person who has an agreement with an agency (PTP Recruitment, for example) to work […]

CV basics are necessities…

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In the huge sea of recruitment firms, the advice I give here is from a small fish who has reviewed many many CV’s from great people over the years. So you’ve decided to change career, move company, re-enter the jobs market and you are in the zone when it comes to describing your skills, competencies […]

Our guide to success in Telephone Interviews

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We recently worked with a client who wanted to hold preliminary phone interviews with prospective candidates prior to calling for face to face interviews. The following is the advice we gave to our candidates. This may be of value to you at some stage in your job search.   Prior to the phone interview : […]

The Value of Mentoring in Smaller Organisations

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All of my industry- related experience is with SME’s. I am grateful for that as it gave me a wonderful insight into how other departments and functions interlinked to produce the products and services. Due to their size, many of the support functions in SME’s are stand alone roles, as mine was.  The pro’s are obvious. […]

Preparing for a Psychometric Test

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You may,over the lifetime of your career, be asked to attend a Psychometric Test as a pre-selection method to finding the right candidate for a particular role. A Psychometric test is designed to measure a candidates’ suitability for a role based on required personality characteristics and/or aptitude.The tests are designed to be objective and unbiased and are […]

Does age limit our success in getting the role we want ?

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I met a wonderful potential candidate last week with over 20 years experience in her chosen field. She was made redundant last year and in her search for a new challenging position she has felt that her age (53) has had a negative impact on her success in getting an interview. This lady has wonderful […]

The Perfect Employee

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There are the most wonderful job specs on company websites, job sites, our site ! Some roles seem so interesting, challenging and varied that I am almost envy the successful candidate sometimes. Does the candidate ever live up to every part of the original spec ? – probably not – and it is most likely […]

MNC Vs SME CV

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As one who receives many CV’s a week, I find there are huge differences in the content and wording of CV’s from candidates coming from multinational companies and those coming from small to medium based organisations. The operation and culture of the organisation will dictate, a lot of the time, whether metrics are quoted by candidates, […]

Tools to help you recruit for your business

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People interest me and uderstanding how they tick and why they tick fascinates me. If only I had learnt about behavioural analysis and job profiling earlier in my career, I might have done things differently. There are many tools available to employers now to help them make the most informed decision when recruiting an employee […]