Cash is king: Don’t let Brexit ruin your cash flow

Cash is king: Don’t let Brexit ruin your cash flow

It’s widely accepted that one of the hardest parts of running a recruitment business is managing cash flow. Whether it’s ensuring invoices are settled, or paying contractors on time, cash is the key to ensure a business can not only operate but keep clients and...

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Gig economy: The awkward teenage years

Gig economy: The awkward teenage years

There’s little doubt that the gig economy is going through something of an awkward phase. While initial excitement surrounding the rise of the gig economy and online platforms deemed this way of working as world-changing, the idea of gig as a sustainable model is...

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Brexit: What are the top concerns for recruiters?

Brexit: What are the top concerns for recruiters?

In 2017, a year on from the EU referendum, the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC) found that the availability of workers suffered its biggest fall in 18 months. Additionally, a survey of 2,000 UK-based EU citizens by KPMG revealed that 8% are planning to...

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Technology and the gig economy: What’s next?

Technology and the gig economy: What’s next?

Despite ongoing battles to determine the classification of gig workers, with high-profile tribunals involving the likes of Uber and Deliveroo hitting the headlines, there’s no denying the rise of the gig economy, or the ‘human cloud’ as it’s come to be known. With a...

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Getting your jobs indexed on Google for Jobs

Getting your jobs indexed on Google for Jobs

Given the warm reception that Google for Jobs has received so far in the US, a UK launch is set to be imminent. However, there are several steps employers and recruitment businesses need to take to make sure their jobs are indexed by Google for Jobs. Despite these...

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Google for Jobs: Are you ready?

Google for Jobs: Are you ready?

Google for Jobs brings tailored job results into a Google search for the first time. Using machine learning and the keywords found in job descriptions, rather than just job titles, Google for Jobs categorises and groups jobs for the searcher. As Google scours the web...

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Looking at the pros and cons of Google Hire

Looking at the pros and cons of Google Hire

Given that Google Hire is yet to launch in the UK, industry insiders have been speculating about this new applicant tracking system (ATS). With the potential to become a permanent replacement for the long-serving Microsoft Office, Google Hire looks set to change the...

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Google Hire: How it works and what it means for you

Google Hire: How it works and what it means for you

Recruitment industry insiders have speculated for a long time whether Google, with its seemingly never-ending resources, would throw its hat into the growing jobs market. Then, in March 2017, eagle-eyed searchers noticed that the search engine giant had created the...

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How recruitment businesses can help reduce the time-to-hire

How recruitment businesses can help reduce the time-to-hire

Stephen Blackmore One of the most common complaints related to recruitment is the time-to-hire. Recruitment businesses have a number of external factors to contend with in relation to this, including the internal processes of clients, as well as a broader anxiety...

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Time for recruiters to get their heads in the cloud

Time for recruiters to get their heads in the cloud

Stephen Blackmore There’s no doubt that cloud technology has transformed the way businesses use and store data as we know it. The biggest advantage it brings is the ability to centralise data and access it easily, eliminating the need for admin-heavy processes that...

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