November 2020 Blog Posts (45)

Zoom Interview Tips for 2021

Zoom interviews might be here to stay. Or at least any video interview or remote interview session. Getting familiar with the tips that are required to nail a remote interview is critical in ensuring that you increase your odds of getting an employment offer by the hiring manager.

Here are the ways to ensure that you have a fantastic Zoom job interview in the future.…

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Added by Patrick Algrim on November 30, 2020 at 9:35pm — No Comments

How to source on the lesser known Site!!AllPeople!!

AllPeople is the largest free directory of business contacts for America. Find leads for companies

including name, position, email, address, phone number and more. AllPeople is a little-known site

and few have tried to source in it. Well to do this without you need go no further than into your bag

of tricks and pull out an old…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on November 30, 2020 at 2:23pm — No Comments

A Guide to Using LinkedIn Recruiter

Recruiters spend a long time on LinkedIn, and if you are looking to start a recruitment business, you’ve likely asked yourself if you need to pay out for a LinkedIn Recruiter licence. In my Essential Checklist for Your New Recruitment Business blog, I questioned whether upgrading to LinkedIn Recruiter is worth the money. So, I wanted to examine the options in more detail and find out what…

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Added by Rhys Jones on November 30, 2020 at 8:52am — No Comments

Is Digital Transformation the Key to Business Survival in the New World?

After a turbulent year, enterprises are returning to the prospect of a new world following an unprecedented pandemic.

Around the country the way we interact with customers, how consumers buy, and what interests the public has rapidly changed. Successfully managing these digital transformations may be the difference between your success and failure at this stage of continuing economic uncertainty.

Of course, the investment may appear unviable, but the benefits maintain growth…

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Added by Caitlin Purvis on November 30, 2020 at 6:46am — No Comments

Roles you may not have considered in the catering industry

The breadth of available roles in the hospitality industry is something which continues to appeal to new recruits, offering a whole host of challenges and opportunities. Not all career opportunities are obvious though — and there’s certainly a few hidden gems to uncover!

Take a look through this run down of some of the most interesting roles available in the catering industry.

Food manufacturing inspector

With an increasing emphasis on allergies and manufacturing…

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Added by Jack Johnson on November 30, 2020 at 6:08am — No Comments

Highest COVID-19 Sick Day Costs For Small and Micro-Businesses

Retail and hospitality venues reopened in June and July after the first lockdown restrictions were eased. But since then, England has been in tier systems, back into a lockdown, and will be moving back into tiers from 2nd December. Businesses are still facing the possibility of workers isolating if they test positive or come into contact with a COVID-positive person. Most office employees will be able to work from home if they feel well enough, which will help mitigate the potential for sick…

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Added by Caitlin Purvis on November 27, 2020 at 11:28am — No Comments

Future Finances: The Rise and Fall of Lockdown Investments

Since the COVID-19 pandemic forced the UK nation to stay at home for most of 2020, finding ways to keep ourselves entertained was never an easy task. Other than our physical and mental health, our financial situation has also been put to the test in these difficult times.

Many people have been looking to safeguard their finances. Recent search volume data suggests that more of us have taken an interest in long-term investments during lockdown. As we continue to live through uncertain…

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Added by Caitlin Purvis on November 27, 2020 at 9:44am — No Comments

Women In STEM: Breaking into A Man’s World

With the growth in the engineering sector in the last few years, the requirement of additional workers has led to an increasingly diverse workforce especially with the inclusion of women.

The STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) sector has traditionally been male dominated. There have been women pioneers such as Ada Lovelace, but they are not as widely discussed as Elon Musk or Tim Berners-Lee. More women than ever are now choosing to take a job in STEM roles with…

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Added by Caitlin Purvis on November 27, 2020 at 9:40am — No Comments

The Generous Generation: Millennials Are Most Charitable

It’s important now more than ever for us to focus on our mental health and wellbeing and how we can help ourselves as well as others. Did you know that when we do things that make us feel good, whether this is having a productive routine or spending time with our loved ones, this stimulates the reward areas in our brain, creating positive feelings? In simple terms, research has found that feel-good chemical dopamine is released when we carry out certain activities, motivating us to do it…

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Added by Caitlin Purvis on November 27, 2020 at 9:35am — No Comments

Using Social Media to Enhance Your Career Prospects

Social media has been a world-changing phenomenon. Before Facebook’s founding in 2004 there was the likes of BeboFaceparty, and MySpace. However, the last 10 years have seen a huge spike in both users of social media and reasons for using it.  

In 2019, there were …

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Added by Caitlin Purvis on November 26, 2020 at 10:08am — No Comments

Going Digital: Common Sense for Successful Businesses

Inevitably, the world will change once we have emerged from lockdown. With a heightened sense of hygiene and further concerns about workplace safety, employers will need to look closely at ways to reduce contact and move towards what is being touted as the Low…

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Added by Caitlin Purvis on November 26, 2020 at 9:46am — No Comments

How to Make Your Business More Eco-Friendly

As we continue to work towards the government’s net zero emissions by 2050 commitment, businesses are naturally becoming increasingly aware of the need to be more eco-friendly. Other strategies, such as the Clean Growth Strategy, which aims to promote economic growth at the same time as decreasing emissions, mean that the focus on having a positive effect on the environment is now…

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Added by Caitlin Purvis on November 26, 2020 at 8:49am — No Comments

Benefits of Performance Management System

The performance management system has evolved a lot in the past few years. The technology has completely changed the way of managing employee performance by getting rid of mundane manual administrative works and replacing it with effective software that streamlines processes. Performance management system plays a…

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Added by Dhanya Raghavan on November 26, 2020 at 4:30am — No Comments

Recruiting Coordinators' tips: 7 Mistakes to Avoid when You Set up Interview

Is setting up interview easy? Some people may say that it only takes minutes to send an email or pick up the phone to invite candidates to join interviews. But, what if you have to handle hundreds of candidates, multiple communication channels, and dozens of open vacancies?

Here is Rakuna’s list of top mistakes to avoid when you set up interview so you can ensure productive and flawless interviews with pleasant…

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Added by Ngan Pham on November 24, 2020 at 9:00am — No Comments

Reimagining The Future Of Work

COVID-19 has brought with it enormous changes to our lives. It has taken away any attempts to deliver 'business as usual'.

It shined a light on the strength of our community, as thousands have volunteered to help out, and waves of applause have rippled up and down the country in appreciation of our key workers. These are the real heroes who…

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Added by Caitlin Purvis on November 24, 2020 at 6:03am — No Comments

How to source on the lesser known Site!!Orcid!!

ORCID provides a persistent digital identifier (an ORCID iD) that you own and control, and that

distinguishes you from every other researcher. You can connect your iD with your professional

information — affiliations, grants, publications, peer review, and more. You can use your iD to share

your information…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on November 23, 2020 at 1:39pm — No Comments

How to Scale Your Recruitment Business

Here, we highlight the difference between growing and scaling your recruitment business, along with tips on ‘smart marketing’ and new technology suggestions to help you achieve growth.
Rhys Jones

Written by Rhys Jones Managing Director – Davidson Gray

Rhys sold out of his previous recruitment businesses in 2012 to focus solely on helping recruiters set up and build recruitment businesses. Follow Rhys on LinkedIn or contact him direct …

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Added by Rhys Jones on November 23, 2020 at 10:10am — No Comments

Why Successful People Do So Little and Why You Should Too

Ever since lockdown ensued in early March, we’ve been rather limited in the decisions we’ve been able to make in regard to what we do. Whether it’s visiting friends and family, going out for dinner and drinks, or even going to the office, our ability to move freely and do as we please has depleted—many of us have just had to stay at home.

But what if we were to tell you that the uber-successful have been doing this all along? They’ve not been stressing about where to go, who to see,…

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Added by Caitlin Purvis on November 23, 2020 at 5:22am — No Comments

Well-Paying Jobs That Can Be Easy to Get

The hardest thing about switching careers is finding a job. The thought of starting over and going through the same struggles is scary. Luckily, you don’t have to do that. Some high paying jobs are easy to get as long as you train for them. They include:…

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Added by Emma Sturgis on November 20, 2020 at 10:49am — No Comments

Building Your Brand: Tips for Direct Mail Success

The growing number of channels in which to advertise your business online can be a tempting route to target your ideal audience. Businesses have flocked to digital media to gain traction for their brand, but they’ve dismissed an incredibly valuable and highly successful form of marketing – direct mail.

The preconceived image of direct mail as an…

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Added by Caitlin Purvis on November 20, 2020 at 5:32am — No Comments

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