Summer’s A Great Time to Hire

Summer’s A Great Time to Hire

The summer holidays have long been considered a quiet period for recruitment, with travel plans disrupting the slickest hiring processes and many hires being “put off” until normal service is resumed. Recently, the UK also seems to be taking more of a lead from Europe...
Careers page costing you candidates?

Careers page costing you candidates?

Your Careers page is often the first place that potential candidates will go when they hear about your company. They might get there through a job ad, a recruiter, a referral, or a variety of other means – however they’ve arrived, it’ll play a key role in determining...
Body Language in Interviews: Top Tips

Body Language in Interviews: Top Tips

When preparing for an interview, we tend to spend a lot of time thinking about what we’re going to say. It’s well known, though, that the verbal portion of your communication, although very important, makes up just 7% of the other party’s impression of you. 55% of...
Taking References: A Waste of Time?

Taking References: A Waste of Time?

References are an essential part of hiring the right people – but are you using them correctly? Of course it’s important to check that the information you’re given is accurate, but most people aren’t going to flat-out lie about something in a job interview. It’s far...
Your Job Ads Are Terrible

Your Job Ads Are Terrible

There’s a very good chance that your job adverts are terrible. Most are. In fact, they aren’t even adverts – they’re more accurately described as “announcements” or “demands”. There are lots of little things that you, as an employer or recruiter can do to improve your...
Do Scientists Need MBAs?

Do Scientists Need MBAs?

Many scientists, at some point in their career, will express a desire to learn more about the business side of the industry that they work in. For many in this situation, an MBA seems the obvious path – if you want to learn a new skill, going back to school is...
First Week? Start Off on the Right Foot

First Week? Start Off on the Right Foot

The first week of a new job is exciting, unfamiliar, full of potential, and more than a little daunting. New faces and new ways of working mean that even if it’s a similar role, there’s a huge amount that’s different. To help you make a great...