16th November 2017

7 CV Red Flags Recruiters Need to Watch Out For

You’ve got a ton of applicants and need to narrow the field down quickly. While it’s only at the interview stage that you can really assess whether your candidate is right for the job, a CV can tell you a lot about a prospective employee if you know how to read between the lines...

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6th November 2017

What All Recruiters Need to Know About GDPR

Have you heard about GDPR? Did you know it comes into effect on 25th May 2018 and it will impact everybody working in recruitment? GDPR, or General Data Protection Regulation will replace the current Data Protection Act and is a new piece of EU legislation which seeks to strengthen and unify data protection for individuals in the EU, giving them greater control over personal information. The outcome of Brexit will NOT affect its introduction in the UK...

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19th October 2017

Funding leads to job creation for Birmingham based back office accountancy partner

13 October 2017 Birmingham based Ezy Solutions Group has been awarded grant funding from the Business Growth Programme and, as a result, will be creating five new jobs within the community. The funding, which is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and managed by Birmingham City Council, is awarded to businesses who obtain a successful growth rate and will generate more jobs as a result of the additional support...

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9th October 2017

Are you compliant with Home Office requirements around right to work?

Mat Armstrong, managing director of giant screening As an employer, you are responsible for ensuring your staff have the right to work in the UK. All employers need to conduct checks prior to any new employee starting work to check the person’s identity and right to work by reviewing and obtaining a combination of original documents...

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9th October 2017

Organisations prioritising technology over people development, according to research

UK businesses are prioritising investment in technology over people development, according to new research commissioned by INTOO UK & Ireland. In the recent independent survey of 1000 UK managers and employees, INTOO discovered that 75% of organisations are prioritising investment in technology whereas only 45% are helping to develop the skills their employees will need to succeed in the future world of work...

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26th August 2017

5 Networking Tips All Recruiters Should Know

Attending networking events as a recruiter can be daunting. Not only are you trying to make connections, but you also need to reassure potential clients that you can be trusted to find the right candidates for their company...

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17th August 2017

Why we need to focus on promoting agency worker engagement

Previous research on staff engagement has focused on permanent employees, but agency workers are also a key part of the workforce, with the average length of assignment being 17 weeks. In the REC’s latest research, Tune in to temps: how employers and recruiters can support agency worker voice in the workplace, produced in partnership with the Involvement and Participation Association (IPA), we talked to employers, recruiters and their workers to explore how employee engagement can be promoted amongst agency workers...

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14th August 2017

The importance of right to work checks in the current political climate

Complete Background Screening (CBS) Recent reports show only 5% of UK businesses are looking for major changes to employment law in post-Brexit Britain. Of those consulted so far, most seem concerned with potential changes that could come about in relation to sick leave, discrimination and equal pay laws, amongst other things...

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27th July 2017

The Top 4 Interview Questions to Avoid

Hiring staff isn’t just a one-way persuasion – it’s a contract between two parties. So when interviewing candidates, it’s as much as advertising your organisation, as it is for the candidate to advertise themselves...

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11th July 2017

DNI… Definitely Need It!

If you are working in the logistics sector, your drivers and indeed your trucks are your most valuable commodity. The cost of repairing damaged HGV’s can be astronomical but unfortunately, HGVs are the most likely vehicles to be involved in accidents: On motorways, more than half (52%) of all accidents involve HGVs, despite HGVs only making up 10% of traffic on motorways On A Roads, HGVs are involved in 1 in 5 crashes; a ratio that has consistently worsened over the last decade If you supply drivers, it is likely that taking out a Drivers Negligence Insurance policy is a pre-requisite for your business but again, a number of factors mean that the cost of this policy is increasing exponentially: it is a niche market, the cost of IPT has jumped up to 12% this year and quite simply, drivers are having more accidents...

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15th June 2017

Standards in Recruitment: Importance of compliance in sector

The independent compliance accreditation programme, Standards in Recruitment (SIR), has released a complimentary guide designed to shed light on issues surrounding compliance. The guide is aimed to help recruitment firms understand six of the most commonly overlooked procedures, as well as informing recruiters exactly how to address each of them...

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11th May 2017

Professional Passport

We are delighted to announce that we have recently passed our Professional Passport audit and are now accredited to offer two fully compliant services: Our PAYE Umbrella Payroll Service and our Ezy Accounts – a compliant, tailored and specialist accounting support service for Contractors and Freelancers. We are currently FCSA associate members, but we felt the need to offer further transparency and compliance for Recruitment Agencies by way of additional scrutiny...

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3rd December 2016

HR Trends to watch in 2017

There were a number of unique HR challenges in 2016 that caused extra stress for employers. That’s why we need to understand and plan for HR challenges before they become HR problems...

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7th November 2016

5 Reasons Why Now is the Right Time to Start Your Own Recruitment Agency (Despite What You’ve Heard About Brexit!)

There really has never been a better time for recruiters or entrepreneurs to take the plunge and start their own recruitment business in 2016. For those of us who were involved in recruitment during the financial crisis  – which saw as many as 1 in 5 agencies close their doors – the desire for greater control of our own financial future is perhaps even greater than those that didn’t...

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2nd November 2016

How the Uber Ruling is Good for Contractors and How it has Affected the IR35

Experts have confirmed that’s as a contractor Your IR35 status won’t be affected negatively after the outcome of the Uber employment tribunal published in October. The Uber ruling will not impact IR35 for contractors, after there were concerns that the claims for employment status and rights by two Uber drivers could set case law precedents...

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1st November 2016

What is Invoice Factoring

Invoice factoring is a way of financing your business by converting outstanding invoices due in 30, 60, or 90 days into immediate cash. Invoice factoring (or debt factoring) is a form of financing available to businesses that provide goods or services to other businesses (B2B) or government agencies (B2G)...

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4th October 2016

Recruitment News Summary for September

Recruitment optimism falls among company bosses BOSSES in six out of nine sectors report a fall in jobs optimism as new employment research suggest the UK jobs market is about to become trickier. Finance, construction and utilities, consideredbellwether sectors, all fell four points in the ManpowerGroup’s Net Employment Outlook survey...

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27th September 2016

7 Items You Should be Taking to Your Next Interview

Preparation is key if you want to succeed at any interview stage. When it comes to interview day, you will have most likely researched the company extensively and studied the job description thoroughly – but you should equip yourself properly  to be organised and appear professional...

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26th September 2016

How to Prepare for Additional Interview Tasks

A straightforward question and answer interview is becoming a rarity; it’s much more common for interviews, especially second interviews to now include extra assessment tasks, such as skills tests, presentations, and even group tasks. These tasks aren’t just there to cause you extra work; they can be extremely valuable to hiring companies...

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23rd September 2016

3 Benefits of Using a Recruiter Instead of Applying Direct

An early decision you’ll need to make is whether to use the services of a recruitment agency or to apply directly to the organisations of interest. If you ask anyone who’s opted for the latter that got the role they wanted, that approach would be recommended every day of the week...

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22nd September 2016

Ezy Recruitment Solutions acquires Flo Software Solutions

  This month Midlands based recruitment support services, Ezy Recruitment Solutions, completed the acquisition of Flo Software Solutions Ltd from Brookfield Rose Group. Ezy Recruitment Solutions, perhaps best known for its back office & payroll business, will grow their headcount by 5, up to 25, and takeover Flo’s office in Knutsford, Cheshire...

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21st September 2016

8 Tips to Find The Right Career Path For You

If you’re not sure which direction your career should go in, you’re thinking about making a career change, or you just want to feel more fulfilled in your career, these eight tips might help, as research has found that employees change careers at least three times in their lifetimes; lifelong careers may not be the norm anymore.   Think About What Excites and Energizes You This one’s the first obvious step—we all want to enjoy  our careers...

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15th September 2016

5 Things That Need to Be On Your Careers Page

A careers page is a great tool to help give your candidate attraction strategy a boost and act as a destination for jobseekers to apply for your roles, improving employer brand and candidate application levels. 1...

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31st August 2016

4 Interview Questions You Should Stop Asking Candidates!

Interviewing can be a long, and laborious process, usually meaning making an informed decision on someone in less than 60 minutes, which can be stressful for both you and the candidate. That means you need every single question to count; to reveal something of value and to keep the conversation going to impress your candidates in the process...

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26th August 2016

How to impress on your cover letter

To get the job that you really want, that you’ve been dreaming about for a while, or as long as you can remember, you need to put little more effort in. Most employers expect to see a cover letter with every submitted CV...

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25th August 2016

10 things a Recruiter should never put in an inMail!

Sourcing and contacting candidates on LinkedIn has become the norm for recruiters nowadays, with contact being made so easily with a simple inMail. However it’s all well and good conducting the perfect LinkedIn search  but if the inMails that you’re sending are weak, you might as well not bother! Here are the 10 things you should never put in your inMails to a passive or potential candidate...

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24th August 2016

9 of the Best Apps to Make Your Business Better!

So far 2016 has been a year of huge advances in the world of apps. They’ve gone from a “fun” addition to a smartphone to being a useful, necessary and even revolutionary way of doing business, among other things...

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17th August 2016

CV Writing Tips

Writing a good CV can be one of the toughest challenges of job hunting. Most employers spend just a few seconds scanning each CV before sticking it in the ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ pile...

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17th August 2016

How to make a good final impression when closing an interview

Have you ever left an interview wondering where you stand with the company, or what the next steps are? Did the hiring manager seem impressed with you? Here are a few tips to close the interview well and get one step closer to being hired. Before the interview, you’ll have spent a good amount of time preparing – by researching the company, working out the best route to get you there, making sure you arrive in plenty of time – and answering the questions put to you as well as you could, but at the end of the interview you are asked if you have any questions and you say no! No matter how impressive your CV is and how well you have done in the interview, saying no to this question could automatically put you out of the running...

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8th August 2016

What to wear to a job interview

Wearing the right interview outfit will not guarantee you the job of your dreams, it’s ultimately down to what you say and do in the interview itself that will determine your fate. However first impressions in job interviews count...

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4th August 2016

How to combat stress at work

Stress can bring you down whenever it arises and for many it happens most at work.  Self-help manuals, guru-driven philosophies and medical minds have all addressed the issue of dealing with stress and here are some of the more unique suggestions that people have come up with!   Reduce Stress by Rubbing your Hoku Your “hoku” is that flap of skin on your palm that connects your pointer finger to your thumb...

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1st August 2016

How recruitment agencies win new clients

  According to recent figures from the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) confidence in UK recruitment firms remains high. The REC found that on average recruitment agencies received a satisfaction rating of 93%, illustrating their strong performance amidst the pressure of heightened demand...

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