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A recommendation is worth more than advertising!

Advertising can only get you so far when you’re looking for new people to join your business or use your service. Advertising is usually impersonal, and doesn’t give you the same level of security in a job or position somewhere, or really faith in a company. In the past, trusting companies based on their advertisements

Working beyond retirement age?

Currently, the retirement age in the UK as of 2022 is 66, with this set to start increasing again in 2026. Increasing numbers of people, however, are beginning to work beyond retirement age for a number of different reasons. But, what kind of impact is this having on the economy? Down below, we’re going to

Social Media, Free Speech or Controlled Content?

In a democratic country, the right to free speech is hugely important. Being able to express yourself politically, socially, and ideologically is protected by law in many parts of the world.  However, social media and its role in free speech have become a huge topic for debate. Each end of the political spectrum claims that

Can the High Street Recover?

Can the High Street Recover? There is no denying it; the British High Street is in decline and has been since 2008 (Deloitte). 16% of shops on the UK’s high streets stand empty, and 1 in 20 of these have been closed for more than 3 years. 2021 saw almost 9,000 chain stores disappear from

What To Expect From A Recruitment Agency

What To Expect From A Recruitment Agency If you’re looking for a new job, you might become involved with a recruitment agency to find your next position. Recruitment agencies help companies and individuals find the right people for different jobs. Working with a recruitment agency can help you find a job and make it more

The Cost Of Living Crisis

The Cost of Living Crisis For some time now, the cost of living in the United Kingdom has been on the rise. Interest rates have been slowly creeping up, and gas and electricity bills have been increasing at an alarming rate. This has led to a rise in insolvencies and bankruptcies, as well as a

How To Handle Counter Offers

You’ve found a new job and you’ve filed your resignation. You’re ready to leave and start your new position. But wait – your current employer has just provided a counter offer encouraging you to stay. Such counter offers can often come as a surprise, and can put many of us in a precarious situation. You

How to Negotiate A Pay Rise

Feel as if your job doesn’t pay you enough? You’re not alone. Research shows that 65% of UK employees believe they are underpaid.  Many of us end up quitting our job to seek out a better paid job. However, there is an alternative solution, which is to ask your current employer for a pay rise. 

The Necessity of Reference Checking

When you are hiring candidates into a job it is so important that you follow the procedures of reference checking. A human resources department is obliged to make sure that the people that are being hired are of the best possible quality. Past work references, qualification checks and reference checks to ensure that candidates are