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From CV to Culture Fit: The Comprehensive Approach to Recruitment

There has been a major sea change in the world of recruitment over the last few years. Changing priorities with younger generations, a demand for flexibility, and the stone-cold reality that everybody changes careers every few years mean that if we want to get the right candidate, we should not focus on having someone who can just do the job,

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How Strategic Workforce Planning Can Propel Your Business Forward

Any business needs to operate with a solid strategy first and foremost, not just in delivering profit and solutions, but in its workforce. Strategic workforce planning is a proactive, data-driven process that aligns an organisation’s workforce with its business strategy and goals. This involves analysing the current workforce supply and future demand to identify components such as skills gaps, anticipating

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Strength in Diversity: Building Inclusive Workplaces for Success

Diversity isn’t just a buzzword—it’s a fundamental pillar of organisational success. Embracing diversity and inclusivity isn’t just about meeting quotas or ticking checkboxes; it’s about recognising the inherent strength that comes from embracing different perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences within the workplace. In this blog post, we’ll delve into the significance of diversity and inclusion in building successful workplaces and explore

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The Power of Networking 

Networking is not just about swapping business cards or making small talk at industry events. It’s a dynamic and transformative process that can open doors, create opportunities, and lead to personal and professional growth. In this blog, we will explore the incredible power of networking and why it is a crucial skill for success in today’s interconnected world. What Is

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The Crucial Role of Company Culture in Recruitment: How to define, improve and communicate your company’s culture. 

In today’s competitive job market, attracting and retaining top talent is not just about offering competitive salaries and benefits. Company culture has emerged as a pivotal factor in the recruitment process. It’s not just a buzzword; it’s a driving force behind the success of businesses. In this blog, we will delve into the significance of company culture in recruitment and

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Driving Business Growth: The Key Role of Recruitment Agencies 

In the fast-paced and ever-evolving world of business, one thing remains constant – the need for talented and skilled employees. Hiring the right people can make or break a company’s success. This is where recruitment agencies step in as invaluable partners in driving business growth. In this blog, we will explore the essential role that recruitment agencies play in helping

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Interview Insight: The Best Questions to Ask Your Potential Employer 

Congratulations, you’ve made it to the interview stage! As you prepare to showcase your skills and experience, it’s essential to remember that interviews are a two-way street. Just as the employer assesses whether you’re a good fit for their organisation, you should also use this opportunity to evaluate if the company aligns with your goals and values. To gain a

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Behind the Interview Door: What to Expect and How to Prepare  

The job interview process can be both exciting and nerve-wracking. It’s the gateway to potential career opportunities, but it also comes with its fair share of uncertainty. However, understanding what to expect and adequately preparing for the interview can help you enter the interview room with confidence. In this blog, we’ll take you behind the interview door, offering valuable insights

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Top Industries Thriving in Manchester: Opportunities for Business Growth 

Manchester, a vibrant and bustling city, has emerged as a hub for business and innovation. With its rich industrial history and progressive mindset, Manchester offers a fertile ground for entrepreneurs and established companies. In this blog post, we will explore the top industries that are thriving in Manchester, presenting exciting opportunities for business growth. Whether you are a budding entrepreneur

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Living Wage 2023: What It Means for Businesses and Employees

In recent years, the concept of a living wage has gained significant attention. It is an important topic that affects both businesses and employees. With the changing dynamics of the global economy and the increasing focus on income inequality, many cities have taken steps to implement a living wage policy. In this blog, we will explore what a living wage

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Maximising Efficiency and Success: The Benefits of Hiring a Recruitment Agency for Your Business 

In today’s competitive business landscape, finding and attracting top talent is crucial for success. However, the recruitment process can be time-consuming, complex, and resource-draining for businesses. This is where a recruitment agency can be a game-changer. By outsourcing your hiring needs to a specialised agency, you can streamline the recruitment process, access a wider pool of talent, and enhance your

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Navigating the Thriving Job Market in Manchester: Opportunities and Insights

The city of Manchester, located in the heart of the United Kingdom, has transformed into a thriving economic hub over the years. Renowned for its rich industrial heritage and vibrant cultural scene, Manchester has become an attractive destination for job seekers from various industries. In this blog post, we will delve into the job market in Manchester, exploring the opportunities

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NECB Awards Finalists

Manchester Staff were honored to be selected as a finalist in the North East Cheshire Business Awards (NECB Awards) and thoroughly enjoyed being part of this special evening celebrating the regions brightest local businesses. There were 11 award categories to celebrate excellence in businesses from across North East Cheshire. The NECB awards aim to recognise outstanding achievement, leadership and a

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Employee Incentive: Weekend in Budapest

Employees at Manchester Staff departed to the wonderful city of Budapest as part of our employee incentive scheme. Our team holiday incentive is set quarterly and when the target is achieved, the whole team jets off for some well-deserved fun! The party started as soon as we touched down. We took over a local karaoke bar where we sang our

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Health & Wellbeing Day

Manchester Staff and Buckleigh & Williams Group held our Health & Wellbeing Day which was super useful for building resilience, dealing with stress, improving mental & physical health, and maintaining healthy diets and mindsets. The wellbeing session was really interactive and everyone got involved, benefiting from both the group talk and one on one massages. Promoting wellbeing in the workplace

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Manchester Staff Supports Local Community Golf Event

On Friday 26th July Manchester Staff sponsored a Golf Day to support a local community football team. The event was organised by Manchester Gregorians FC, which was formed, in 1959, by former pupils of St Gregory’s RC High School, Ardwick Green. The club is regarded as one the strongest Amateur Football Club’s in Manchester and is well known for its

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Top 11 Interview Tips for Managers New to the Hiring Process

Interview Tips for Managers Are you a hiring manager who is recruiting for the first time or are looking for useful tips? This article will take you through the top 11 interview tips for hiring managers so that you can hire the best candidates for the role. Recruitment can be a tricky business that needs to be conducted efficiently –

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Manchester Staff Sponsors Networking Event

Manchester Staff Sponsored a successful MYP Event at Flight Club MCR earlier this month. At the beginning of the month Manchester Staff had the pleasure of sponsoring an incredibly fun networking event at Flight Club MCR. The networking event was ran by Manchester Young Professionals (MYP) as part of their monthly social meet up. The event welcomed MYP regulars and

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How to explain a gap in your CV

Explaining gaps in your CV Life is complicated and sometimes it throws your career trajectory into a bit of a spin. Whatever the situation, you may find yourself with gaps in your CV that need dealing with. When crafting your CV and preparing to find a new job, you need to tackle these CV gaps head on with honesty. You

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(How to Answer) Where do you see yourself in five years time?

How to answer the interview question: Where do you see yourself in five years time? Ok so this is a really common interview question and you should always have a pre-prepared answer for this so you can answer fast and decisively. Let’s start by taking a look at why interviewers ask this question, what are they looking for? Why is

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Brexit Withdrawal Agreement: Workers Rights & Citizens Rights

Brexit Withdrawal Agreement Workers Rights & Citizens Rights Theresa May today announced that adraft withdrawal agreement has been backed by The Cabinet. The agreement is a whopping 585 pages, but we immediately started searching for the proposals regarding workers rights, something we feel is relevant to our sector and to the well-being of all Citizens in general. “This deal,

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How to Retain Staff When Your Top Talent Is Leaving

Great employees are the heart of any business. And nothing is more frustrating than when your best people quit. Finding and keeping talented employees is a never-ending struggle. Retaining employees is one of the most important parts of business. That’s why learning how to retain staff is so crucial. Let’s take a look at some of the things your company

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7 Useful Benefits of Using a Recruitment Agency

7 Useful Benefits of Using a Recruitment Agency A reputable recruitment agency is a dream for employers and job seekers alike. Check out our guide to the seven best benefits of using a recruitment agency. There are now over 35,000 recruitment agencies in the UK. Recruitment agencies are a placing more and more candidates, with 56% of new vacancies expected

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Buckleigh & Williams Acquires Manchester Staff Ltd

Manchester, UK.  Release:  August 07, 2018.  For Immediate Release Buckleigh & Williams Group, today announced it has completed its acquisition of Manchester Staff Ltd, a vibrant up-and-coming local recruitment firm. With Manchester Staff Ltd now part of the Buckleigh & Williams Group, the consultancy will be able to leverage significant levels of resources, resulting in vastly improved time-to-hire rates, and market

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5 Cover Letter Examples That Absolutely Crush It

Cover Letter Examples: 5 That Absolutely Crush It Looking for a great job? You need a great cover letter, and we’re sharing 5 cover letter examples that will put you ahead of the pack. Read on for more. You’ve spent hours, days, even weeks perfecting your CV. Your entire academic and work life is laid out on the page. Every

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When is the best time to talk about salary?

Well this is a very tricky question, one that you have to think very carefully about as timing is crucial. Most job adverts display the salary range, but sometimes the range is quite wide. Bear in mind the difference between being headhunted and applying for a job directly. If you have been headhunted, you could be in a stronger position

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10 essential tips to give your CV that wow factor

Looking for a job can be really difficult, but we’re here to offer you some insider knowledge from the recruiting world that will help get your job application noticed. Here are ten essential tips guaranteed to give your CV that all-important wow factor! 1. Clear and concise formatting Most recruiters spend seconds looking through a CV and so you want

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5 reasons to live in Manchester

Looking for reasons to live in Manchester? Manchester is a great choice my friend, great choice. There are so many amazing things about this wonderful City, far too many wonders to cram into one itsy bitsy blog post, so we have tried to squeeze in some of our favourite things into this simple post. First of all, we do have

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Receptionist Recruitment Manchester

Receptionist Recruitment Manchester Are you an employer looking for assistance with your receptionist recruitment Manchester? We specialise in receptionist recruitment in the Greater Manchester area and offer fees far lower than our competitors. Our recruiters have placed receptionists across Manchester and we know what it takes to find candidates who will be keepers. Skilled receptionists are always in high demand,

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What Are Apprenticeship Standards?

What are Apprenticeship Standards? Simply put, Apprenticeship Standards are a new type of employer developed apprenticeship that provides a more robust learning experience and ensures the apprentice develops the right competencies and skills needed to succeed in their given industry and job role. This puts Employers firmly at the forefront of the development of Apprenticeships, creating people with real business

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The Job Application Process | What to expect

So you have been scouring the internet job boards for your next move, you’ve seen the job of your dreams…or maybe you’ve been applying for everything you can click on, whatever your tactic, this article aims to give you an idea of what generally happens next. The job Application Process Once you have applied for a job (or close to

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Sales Recruitment Manchester

Sales Recruitment Manchester | We recruit sales staff in Manchester across a variety of sectors from the property industry to digital marketing sectors, we can recruit them all. This is achieved by meeting you in person and acquiring a full understanding of the role, corporate culture and characteristics of the candidate you are looking for. We obtain a list of specific skills,

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GCSE RESULTS DAY: WHAT NEXT?

This is a handy infographic to illustrate your options after GCSEs. The Government raised the “participation age” meaning you now have to stay in education or training until you are 18 years old. Your options after GCSEs are: STAY IN FULL TIME EDUCATION You could go on to study A Levels. This is a good route if you

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APPRENTICESHIP LEVY INFO

A while back I wrote an article outlining key Apprenticeship Levy info, however, in light of the new developments; this article provides an update and outlines the latest August 2016 proposals. I will edit this article with the latest facts when they are finalised and released post-consultation. APPRENTICESHIP LEVY INFO – FAQS DO I HAVE TO PAY THE APPRENTICESHIP LEVY?

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Recruit Apprentices in Manchester

FREE APPRENTICE RECRUITMENT IN MANCHESTER Contact us below using the form, we will get back to you as soon as possible to discuss your needs and answer any questions you may have. [gravityform id=”2″ title=”false” description=”false”] [symple_spacing size=”10″] Employ Apprentices in Manchester Advertising your role If your company is looking to employ apprentices in Manchester, you are in good hands.

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How to: Employ an apprentice in Manchester

WHAT SORT OF APPRENTICE DOES YOUR BUSINESS NEED? Once you have identified your need to employ an apprentice, you need to think about what qualification you would like the potential apprentice to study towards. This directly affects the job advert and the type of applicant you will receive. I know this sounds totally obvious, but the job role must fulfil

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Minimum Wage 2016

Current National Minimum Wage Rates These rates are for the National Living Wage and the National Minimum Wage from 1 April 2016. Year 25 and over 21 to 24 18 to 20 Under 18 Apprentice April 2016 (current rate) £7.20 £6.70 £5.30 £3.87 £3.30 When do the Rates Change? National Minimum Wage rates change every October. National Living Wage

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Work Place Pension Scheme

You may be aware by now that the law on workplace pensions has changed. Under the Pensions Act 2008, every employer in the UK must put certain staff into a pension scheme and contribute towards it. This is called ‘automatic enrolment’. If you employ at least one person you are an employer and you have certain legal duties. The

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Equality Act 2010

The Equality Act 2010 combines a whopping 116 separate pieces of legislation into one single Act that is more accessible and easier to understand. This Act protects the rights of individuals and ensures equality of opportunities whilst preventing discrimination and unfair treatment. There are nineprotected characteristicsin the Equality Act. Discrimination which happens because of one or more of these characteristics

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Working Time Directive

According to the European Commission, the Working Time Directive is designed to protect workers’ health and safety by limiting their working hours to meet minimum standards that are applicable throughout the EU. According to www.gov.uk, your staff can’t work more than 48 hours a week on average – normally averaged over 17 weeks. This law is sometimes called the ‘working

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