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How to Write the Perfect Job Description

6 days ago - Mark Ashton

How to Write the Perfect Job Description   Possibly one of the most important places to start from to ensure you get the right candidates is with the job description.  Using an outdated or generic job description can result in CV’s being sent to you…

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6 Reasons Why HR Departments Should Be Using a Recruitment Agency

2 weeks 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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Will The 2 Billion Investment into The A14 Really Be Worth It?

3 weeks ago - Mark Ashton

While taking a recent journey down the A14 into Cambridge, I was aptly informed by one of the signs to expect the delays and disruption to continue until 2020! Work on the A14 road from Cambridge to Huntingdon is currently ongoing. It’s a mammoth project…

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How to Recruit the Best Technology Professionals

1 month 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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Why Feedback After an Interview Is Essential

2 months ago - Mark Ashton

A common complaint from candidates and recruiters right now is the lack of, if any feedback that is received following an interview.  Understandably, not every employer has the time to respond to each CV that is submitted to them; but if a candidate has attended…

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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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Annual Appraisals

3 months ago - Mark Ashton

Its annual appraisal time, you have been given the Annual Appraisal form by HR (or your reluctant manager). A meeting is scheduled and you get that sinking feeling of having to remember what exactly happened in the last 12 months. You fill in the form…

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

3 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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