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Umbrella, TUC, AWR, Swedish Derogation and T&S: Temps, know your stuff!

The Swedish Derogation  This a process in which agency workers are not entitled to equal pay after the 12 week period –  instead the worker is entered into a contract in which they are paid in-between assignments. The worker cannot be paid less than the minimum wage, and the contract must not be terminated less…


The post-interview checklist

The post-interview checklist. For most job seekers, the interview is a scary part of the process – you’re being judged on appearances, attitude, character, ability and pretty much everything else! A good interviewer will want to see how well you would fit in to the culture of your new prospective workplace, as well as how…


How to write a cover letter for a Recruitment Consultant role

So, you want to be a recruitment consultant. You need to impress the recruiter – let them know that you’ve got what it takes to spot talent in another candidate. What better way to prove this than to show you know how to BE the perfect candidate? When applying for a role, a cover letter…


10 worst job application habits…

  …and how to break them     1.      Thinking that simply emailing your CV will bag you the job Most employers would like to see that you’ve seriously considered the role you’re applying for, rather than having just uploaded a CV on the off-chance that you’ll be selected. Cure this: Always use a cover…


I need a job to get a job?

So you’ve probably heard the phrase ‘It’s easier to get a job when you’ve got a job’ .. but why is that? You weren’t fired Your current employer is a living reference – a sign that you’re worth hiring and keeping on. You haven’t been dismissed and you haven’t walked out or quit so there’s…


Attention to detail

We are guilty of it from time to time as ours is a busy, reactive and pressured environment. The phone will ring and your priorities will change, a colleague will ask a question and your attention is diverted or a client will make a request that changes the course of the day for the whole…


Zero Hours Contracts Vs. Recruitment Agencies

Very often people will confuse zero hours contracts with agency work. Either they have not worked through an agency, or they are uninformed. What is a zero hours contract? A zero hours contract literally means that you are not contracted any minimum hours. However, you are required to be available at any point in the…


Interview questions straight from hell.

There following interview questions are so common that you’ll undoubtedly have faced them in the past… but that doesn’t mean they should be taken lightly! Use our advice below to beat the cliché. What is your biggest flaw? This question is so over-used that the usual way of flipping it into something great has become…


First day in the office – your guide.

It’s Sunday night and you’re starting your new office job in the morning. If you’ve never worked in an office before, you will definitely find this short guide useful!   Dress Code This is something you’ll be thinking about before you even get to work. What should you wear? The different levels of formality in…


10 reasons you’re still unemployed

  There is an abundance of ‘how-to’ articles available for the job seeker, but it seems that some people are still getting it wrong (if that weren’t true – you’d be employed, right?). We’d love to get as many people out of the Job Centre and into work, so we’ve surveyed our experienced recruitment consultants,…