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  • What does good recruitment look like today?

    I regularly take time to think about how we at 1-1 Recruitment can improve our service to clients and candidates. It's a healthy habit to get into, and I like to believe that our good reputation has been built in part because we do this, and do it often.

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  • Why client visits help recruiters to add value

    As someone who has been in the business of helping job seekers for quite a long time, I hope that I am able to take a balanced view of the advantages that communications technology has brought to the recruitment industry, whilst also being aware of some of the better practices that I learned in my formative years on the job, but which may be at risk in the digital age.

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  • 11 candidate tips for great job interviews

    In our last blog we talked about the avoidable mistakes most commonly made by interviewees. In this blog, we’re going to reflect on lessons we can all learn from the better interview practice we’ve seen.

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  • The seven mistakes most often made by job interviewees

    As you'd expect, we give a lot of interview advice to job seekers! But we also get a lot of feedback from those doing the interviewing, and the interviewees themselves, about what went well and not so well in their interviews.

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  • 11 reasons why you should consider being a temp!

    Temping is on the rise. A recent report from The Recruitment and Employment Confederation has highlighted a sharp increase in temp billings within the recruitment industry - the fastest seen since last April at the time of writing.

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  • Finance and Accounting roles are more front of house than ever before

    Finance roles are increasingly business-partnering roles that must take an active part in leading business activity and be clearly aligned to the commercial decision-making “engine room” of a business.

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  • Signs that you work for an employee-focused company

    There’s a big difference between the culture of an organisation that is employee-focused and one that isn’t. And right now, the best way organisations can differentiate themselves with customers is to differentiate themselves with employees. The employee experience has a big impact on customer experience, and the smart companies know this. 

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  • 9 ways to stay healthy at work

    It's a pretty safe bet that many of us are about to spend a few days over-indulging, becoming more lethargic, then resolving to get fit and generally lead healthier lives in 2017! Fitness and health is something that can have a huge impact on our productivity (and more importantly our happiness) at work, so I thought I'd share some brief ideas about steps we can take that may improve both – perhaps it'll give us something to think about as we snack on those mince pies!

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  • 10 things you can do over Christmas to supercharge your career prospects

    Christmas is a time for reflection. As well as being a valuable period in which we can spend time with family and friends, the holidays present an opportunity to think about what we want from our lives. So it’s no great surprise that for many, this period is also a time to reflect on our career.

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  • 7 things successful HR professionals have in common

    I’ve spent a long time recruiting HR professionals at every level, and although junior-to-middle HR roles are still a focus for us here at 1-1 Recruitment, we’re increasingly being asked to carry out assignments for senior and strategic HR roles.

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