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6 Reasons Why HR Departments Should Be Using a Recruitment Agency

3 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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Why Is It So Difficult to Find Software Engineers in Cambridge?

3 months ago - developer

As a technology recruitment specialist that has worked in this sector for longer than I care to state; I often find it intriguing when I talk with HR professionals in Cambridge about the challenges they face when looking for Software Engineers in Cambridge. Is the…

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Annual Appraisals

6 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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How Machine Learning Is Changing Recruitment

7 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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Why Jobs in the Cambridge Technology Sector are Booming 2019

8 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

8 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?

9 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?

10 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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