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February 17, 2021

How to Onboard Successfully During a Pandemic

If the pandemic has taught businesses anything, it’s that many elements of the recruitment process can be undertaken virtually. We hear a lot about virtual interviews, and even some stories which would make you cringe! There is a lot of advice online about undertaking the perfect virtual interview, but what about successful onboarding? Many businesses […]

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January 20, 2021

2021 Trends: What will the employment and job market look like?

We all know by now that we find ourselves in unprecedented times. With Covid-19 completely changing the way in which we work and job hunt, what trends can we expect to see more of in 2021? If you’re like us, it can start to feel like any trend prediction from 2020 onwards may be completely […]

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January 7, 2021

How To Write a Powerful Covering Letter

Whilst the majority of job applications are made online via job sites, never underestimate the importance of a powerful covering letter.  Even if it is attached to an email, a great covering letter can make the difference between securing a job and not being considered.  This is particularly important where you don’t precisely fit with […]

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January 7, 2021

Difference Between the National Minimum Wage and the National Living Wage

It is no wonder that employees and employers get confused with the terms ‘National Minimum Wage’ and ‘National Living Wage’. Many people think that the two are the same thing. To remove confusion, we’re going to look at the differences between the two as well as the current rates of pay.   Current rates in […]

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December 12, 2020

Is It Time To Redefine The Preferred Suppliers List (PSL)?

Trust is everything in business. With trust comes faster processes, less hassle and quality. Understandably, many organisations want to have suppliers that they can trust and rely upon. This is why Preferred Suppliers Lists are so common in business. But, do they really provide the right benefits that make creating a PSL worthwhile? Our Operations […]

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November 16, 2020

Where Are All the Candidates?

With the Coronavirus pandemic causing an economic downturn affecting both businesses and individuals, many are deeming 2020 to be the ‘Age of the Employer’. With high levels of redundancies, many believe that businesses have the pick of the crop when it comes to attracting talent. However, if this is truly the case, then we wouldn’t see employers […]

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October 21, 2020

Operations Manager’s Response to CMD Recruitment’s Wiltshire Labour Market Survey

CMD Recruitment recently conducted a Wiltshire Employment Market survey for 2020. We asked local Business Owners, Recruiters, HR Managers and Hiring Managers to discuss the knock-on effects Covid-19 has had to their business and recruitment activity. By targeting Wiltshire only, we hope to outline a true reflection on the impact Covid-19 has had to local […]

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September 11, 2020

How Efficient Is Your Remote Working Strategy?

With remote working forecasted to become a permanent fixture for most of the industry leaders, how efficient is your remote working strategy? Our Operations Manager, Dan Barfoot further discusses how to efficiently incorpate remote working whilst upholding productivity and get the most from your team. Just 25% of the UK workforce feel comfortable about returning to the […]

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August 10, 2020

To Feedback Or Not

With job applications at an all-time high, how employers are handling the application process and presenting feedback to candidates is a hot topic. Our Operations Manager, Dan Barfoot discusses the importance of feedback in more detail:  I have been reading more and more about candidates in this market not hearing back from their applications. In the […]

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July 7, 2020

Video Interviewing for Recruitment Process

With many conversations relating to video interviewing and a large number of companies transforming their recruitment process to include it, is the trend here to stay? Jess Manterfield, covers some fact-finding results on whether video interviewing actually benefits the recruitment process.  Did you know that adding pre-recorded videos to the beginning of the recruitment process […]

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