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How to Extend a Probationary Period and Keep the Individual Motivated

6 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?

7 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?

8 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

8 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

9 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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The Best Strategy When Looking for A Software Engineer Job

9 months ago - Mark Ashton

The Best Strategy When Looking for A Software Engineer Job It’s no secret that Software Engineers are in demand in Cambridge.  You only need to spend five minutes on the job boards of popular job sites to see that.  However, what is more important than…

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Why HR Departments Should Be Using a Recruitment Agency

9 months ago - Mark Ashton

Why HR Departments Should Be Using a Recruitment Agency   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…

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Tips to Help You Ace Your Next Job Interview

9 months ago - Mark Ashton

Tips to Help You Ace Your Next Job Interview Regardless of all the new technologies and automation that’s creeping into the recruitment process.  Interviews are always going to part and parcel, and in most cases, will always be the deciding factor when it comes to…

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