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  • How to Effectively Onboard a New Team Member

    Posted on Wednesday, August 22, 2018 by Charlotte HannaNo comments

    When a new team member joins the onboarding can often be handled poorly or, worse still, not at all. You know what I mean: the new hire who a week later still hasn't been allocated a laptop or desktop computer the “new hire training” that covers the legal stuff and protects the company but doesn’t help the new employee understand how business gets done or whom he or she will be working ...

  • Can Social Media in the workplace help employees?

    Posted on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 by Charlotte HannaNo comments

    Sharing inappropriate memes, Instagramming shots of your lunches, Facebooking a quick selfies. These are the events companies fear will flood their workplaces if they let employees use social media on the job. Unfortunately, for businesses that ban the use of social media in the workplace, it is likely your employees are using it regardless of your policy. According to the Pew Research Center, ...

  • Important selection criteria when recruiting

    Posted on Monday, May 21, 2018 by Charlotte HannaNo comments

    If you look up the role description or selection criteria of many jobs today, you will notice most employers look for certain things: teamwork skills, work experience, demonstrated analytical and research skills, leadership skills etc. But what do employers actually look for? It's often not what they state in the selection criteria? We believe that the following are all very important ...

  • HOW TO STAND OUT AT A GROUP INTERVIEW

    Posted on Wednesday, May 9, 2018 by Charlotte Hanna4 comments

    Group interviews are becoming more and more popular these days. They are a great way for a business to review multiple candidates and save time in the process, whilst seeing how the candidates perform under pressure and works in a team! If you are attending a group interview, initially it can be a bit odd meeting your direct competition. You are likely to keep your guard up, but keeping your ...

  • STANDING IN THE SHOES OF A BUSINESS OWNER

    Posted on Thursday, May 3, 2018 by Charlotte HannaNo comments

    Want to advance your career? A sure fire way to do so is to change your entire mindset and begin thinking and behaving like a business owner. You need to own your job, own your role and own your responsibilities. By changing your mindset towards your position it will force you to embrace HOW you DO your job and how you THINK about your job. Here are 9 guiding principle that makes a great ...

  • GDPR – from an employment perspective

    Posted on Friday, April 20, 2018 by Charlotte HannaNo comments

    If you have already read around the subject of the GDPR, you might be aware that there are other conditions for processing data, instead of consent, such as legitimate interest or if the data processing is necessary to fulfil a contract or legal obligation. Just because you don’t always need to rely consent, doesn’t mean you don’t always need to inform your employees of the data you’re ...

  • Why Great Employees Quit

    Posted on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 by Charlotte HannaNo comments

    Why Great Employees Quit Ever had an incredible employee, and thought, “This is the one!”  They were smart, engaged, driven, and seemed to really love the job.  You thought, “We’re going to be together forever!” You could really see yourself promoting this person, mentoring them, watching them climb the ranks in your company… And then one day, they quit. They might give you the, “It’s not you, ...

  • Millennials Vs Gen Z

    Posted on Sunday, April 1, 2018 by Charlotte HannaNo comments

    Millennials Vs Gen Z You’ve probably heard of Generation Z and Millennials (also known as Generation Y). Today, these two generations make up nearly 50% of the global workforce and by 2025, this figure will be more like 75%! With this in mind we thought it was good idea to find out what's so different about a Millennial and a Gen Z in the workplace? Firstly these two generations have very ...

  • Spring Clean your CV for Success

    Posted on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 by Charlotte HannaNo comments

    The sun is shining, signs of spring are in the air and we thought it was a good time to have a CV declutter! By following these simple rules you will have a fresh and clean CV which is 2018 ready. Keep it Simple Employers (and recruiters for that matter) do not want to spend hours trawling through CV’s in order to find what a persons job title is. Your CV should be punchy, easy to understand ...

  • Happy Birthday U&I - 15 today

    Posted on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 by Charlotte HannaNo comments

    It's our Birthday! U&I recruitment has turned 15. The company was established in 2003 by Angela Wilkinson our team has grown over the years but we’re as passionate today as we were when we started out. We work with some of the most successful organisations in this sector and have placed hundreds of individuals in wide ranging roles since we set up in 2003. As it is our birthday we wanted to ...