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Annual Appraisals

6 days 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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How Machine Learning Is Changing Recruitment

1 month 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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Why Jobs in the Cambridge Technology Sector are Booming 2019

2 months ago - Mark Ashton

In the past, London has traditionally been the place to be for the best jobs and salaries in the technology sector. However, a new era is upon us.  Jobs in Technology in Cambridge are growing rapidly, and business in the region is booming. Is Cambridge…

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How to Extend a Probationary Period and Keep the Individual Motivated

2 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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Why is Cambridge known as the Silicon Valley of the UK?

3 months ago - Mark Ashton

According to Wikipedia, along with a number of other notable sources, the Cambridge Cluster, AKA Silicon Fen, is a name that has been aptly given to a broad region in-and-around Cambridge, that has a focal network of businesses who are predominantly within the electronics, software…

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Is Your Recruitment Agency Providing Good Value for Money?

3 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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9 Skills All JavaScript Developers Must Have on Their CV

4 months ago - Mark Ashton

9 Skills All JavaScript Developers Must Have on Their CV 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…

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The Importance Of Preparation For A Job Interview

5 months ago - Mark Ashton

The Importance Of Preparation For A Job Interview   You’ve spent hours upon hours searching through job boards and speaking to recruitment agencies.  You have updated your CV, wrote a cover letter and finally, your interview is imminent.  Is there really a need to prepare…

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