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Flexible Working Trends

Are you following the trend?

Making Flexible Working Work for You According to the Canada Life Group Survey, flexible working makes employees 77% more effective and reduces stress from 33% to 17%. What are you and your business doing in terms of promoting a flexible work environment? Having recently bought a “project” house in Manchester, I understand the importance of flexible working and fortunately have a manager who understands this importance too. From the endless labours and deliveries, I needed to be home at certain points of the day. Rather than asking to take ½…

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Unconscious Bias

Tackling Unconscious Bias

Confronting Unconscious Bias Unconscious bias can and probably will affect every organisation at some stage or another. Numerous studies have found that unconscious bias can have an impact on recruitment, retention, and promotion of staff. This in turn could hinder individual employees and could cause larger obstacles for the wider company. What is Unconscious Bias? Unconscious bias refers to a bias that we are unaware of and which happens outside of our control. Typically, these biases are learned stereotypes that are automatic, unintentional, universal and able to influence behaviour. It…

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Pick Yourself Up After A Lost Sale

Picking yourself up after a lost sale.

It happens to the best. You’ve invested heavily in time, effort and focus.  It was something you wanted badly and were counting on succeeding and hitting, or exceeding, your quota. In spite of all your care, attention and effort, you’ve been told you weren’t successful. You finish the conversation or reading the email and sit back, swear and reflect. What’s the best way to deal with this kind of setback? Well, it happens to the best of us, and the first reaction might be to feel you’ve been duped or…

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International Women’s Day

On 8th March we celebrate International Women’s Day. People across the world celebrate this day to recognise women’s achievements and create dialogue for change when it comes to gender equality. Gender equality has been a focus since the early 1900’s when this day was first celebrated, but with recent publicity and UK regulations, this is a hot topic for a lot of people and companies.   Figures from the Confederation of British Industry’s (CBI) employment trends survey show 93% of businesses are taking action to close the gender pay gap…

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How to be a STAR in interviews

Lydia Liu (Head of HR, Home Credit Consumer Finance Company) recently said: “while hard skills may get a candidates foot in the door, it’s soft skills that ultimately open it”. With interviews becoming more and more about soft skills and your ability to show problem solving and creativity, focusing on your interview technique is becoming more and more important. In a recent survey by LinkedIn 80% of companies say soft skills are increasingly important to company success and are now putting more things in place to assess the level of…

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YourPrime Recruitment Diversity And Inclusion

Diversity is about supporting everyone to progress

We caught up with Katie Nelson at YourPrime, Head of Technical Consultancy, about her views on diversity and inclusion in the industry. *****************************   Ironically, the topic of diversity can polarise people. For me, diversity is about helping everyone who has the skills, ambition and enthusiasm to progress in their careers – regardless of gender, race or disability. It’s been almost three months since I joined the YourPrime team and one of my key focus areas in my new role going forward is promoting better diversity and inclusion when hiring.…

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YourPrime Recruitment Manchester

How Running Helped My Business

This month we hear from Trevor Roberts, Director at YourPrime Recruitment, about the impact of running on his career and business:   I’ve been talking recently to a few colleagues and customers about the impact of running on my career and business, and the parallels between sports and business achievement. For me, this is a really important topic and one that is close to my heart, so I thought I’d share a little bit about what running has meant for me. I’d always been interested in sport and had even…

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YourPrime Recruitment Announces New Head Of Technical Recruitment

YourPrime Recruitment Announces New Head of Technical Recruitment

YourPrime Recruitment, Didsbury Manchester, 17th September 2018 - YourPrime Recruitment is going from strength to strength with the appointment of a new Head of Technical Recruitment, Katie Nelson. Katie joined YourPrime Recruitment on the 12th September to drive and develop YourPrime’s technical recruitment offering across the IT industry. Combined with YourPrime’s existing expertise in IT sales recruitment, this enables the specialist recruitment partner to more effectively cover the whole breadth of hiring in the IT sector, across technical and sales roles. Katie has a Masters of Science in Managerial Psychology,…

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YourPrime Recruitment Tech

How Technology is Shaking Up Recruitment

When we talk about tech shaking up an industry, we often hear about radical futuristic innovations that are going to mean we travel to work on hoverboards while robots clean our house. In fact, there is a lot of technology currently available that’s really changing how the recruitment industry operates - and compared with even five years ago, the difference is startling. We’ve rounded up a few areas where tech is shaking up recruitment, and not a hoverboard in sight. Social media is replacing the CV CVs are still the…

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Debunking 6 Common Recruitment Myths

Almost every day we hear various recruitment and hiring myths, so we wanted to put together a list of some of the top misconceptions we hear on a regular basis that need to be debunked – both from hiring organisations and candidates. If you have any common ‘myths’ around recruitment – let us know!   Myth Number 1: Recruiters are lazy and just send as many candidates as possible to employers in the hope of placing somebody! Unfortunately, not everyone in the recruitment industry is reputable, and with over 25,000…

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