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Is Your Recruitment Agency Providing Good Value for Money?

2 months ago - Mark Ashton

Most enterprises rely on recruitment agencies to meet their staffing needs. However, the majority of mainstream recruitment agencies charge their client’s a standardised fee, without adding any value to the process whatsoever. Needless to say, businesses must ensure that they are getting value for money…

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6 Reasons Why HR Departments Should Be Using a Recruitment Agency

2 months ago - Mark Ashton

Taking the decision to work with a recruitment agency is often a big one for businesses of all sizes.  Concerns over the cost of using an agency or the finder’s fee seem to be the most prominent. Along with opening the floodgates to recruiters and…

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How to Recruit the Best Technology Professionals

2 months ago - Mark Ashton

As I’ve spoken about in some of my previous posts, the tech industry in Cambridge is booming and is set to continue that way for some time.  One of the most challenging aspects for businesses and HR Managers in the technology sector is attracting and…

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How Machine Learning Is Changing Recruitment

3 months ago - Mark Ashton

Something I am getting asked about more and more nowadays from HR and Hiring Managers; do I think I am going to have a role in the next five or ten years with the rise of automation in the recruitment sector. Basically, will I be…

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How to Extend a Probationary Period and Keep the Individual Motivated

3 months ago - Mark Ashton

I have the pleasure of working with many HR professionals, and a topic that often gets discussed with regards to recruitment and staffing is the probationary period.  More specifically, how to extend a probationary period, and not lose the confidence or motivation of the individual…

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9 Skills All JavaScript Developers Must Have on Their CV

3 months ago - Mark Ashton

With the boom in jobs for developers in Cambridge, I thought a post on what skills JavaScript devs should have on their CV would be quite apt. Why Is There Such A High-Demand In Jobs For Javascript Devs? It’s no secret that JavaScript is an…

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Recruitment Consultants and HR – A Match Made in Heaven?

3 months ago - Mark Ashton

Having worked in the technology recruitment sector for some time, I am always intrigued to hear stories from fellow recruitment consultants, HR advisors and Hiring Managers about their experiences with one another. On both sides of the fence, there are the good, the bad, and…

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5 Ways to Make Sure Your CV Gets You Through the Screening Process

4 months ago - Mark Ashton

Automated screening of CV’s is on the rise, and while it’s something I would never personally do, or advocate others to do; it is happening.  In this post, I will talk a little about how to make sure your CV sails through any automated checks,…

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