Looking for a new job is difficult enough at the best of times, and if you’re wanting to change career, then it can be even more daunting. Yet taking the plunge and the associated risks of starting a dream job can make a great difference to your day to day work life balance. We look […]
At Staffing Match our people are dotted around the country, working where there’s the greatest demand for aviation, industrial, warehousing and driving recruitment needs. We have offices across the UK, from Birmingham to Manchester to Bristol and London, our regional hubs host our amazing teams of expert recruiters. But we’ve chosen Watford as our recruiter ‘Head Office’ – and […]
Thinking about your career progression? Chances are that you might be considering an apprenticeship but not sure how to go about it. These aren’t easy decisions to make so it’s important that you give it careful thought to make sure that it’s the right career path for you. In this blog, we provide some top […]
The latest IHS Markit / CIPS UK Manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) rose to 60.9 in April, up from 58.9 in March, the highest figure on record since July 1994’s 61.0 mark. And with manufacturing production increasing for the 11th month in succession, this 27-year high rate of growth is yet further indication that the […]
How AI Simplifies the Search for Diverse Talent
Today, many companies are making diverse hiring a key component of their business strategies — and they are making these efforts more transparent to the public, too. In fact, 50 of the US's largest public companies have agreed to disclose their Equal Employment Opportunity Commission data on the racial, ethnic, and gender demographics of their workforces....
4 Tips to Turn Your Company Careers Page Into a Powerful Recruiting Tool
In my experience, many companies treat their careers page as an afterthought, something they just put together because others were doing it or they thought it would make them look good. However, such an attitude defeats the purpose of building a careers page in the first place.Apart from showing job seekers the current vacancies in your organization, your careers page should compel qualified candidates ...
A Pandemic Silver Lining: Age Discrimination Has Fallen in 2021
The past year of work has been different, for obvious reasons. While our organizations have faced their share of new challenges — and even achieved new successes — some longstanding issues remain. That includes age discrimination.However, there is some good news to be found in all of this. According to
Top Talent Looks Different Today. Here Are the 4 Skills Your Next Great Hire Needs.
The war for talent appears to be getting fiercer by the day as the U.S. economy stirs back to life in the wake of the pandemic.Supermarkets are handing out bonuses in their desperation to
Learning to Trust Your Remote Employees: 7 Routines That Help
Let's face it: COVID-19 has changed the relationship between offices and knowledge workers forever. Companies that think they're going to force employees to revert to pre-pandemic work arrangements really need to think again.Of course, an employer can choose to be heavy-handed and reinstate mandatory office attendance — but those that do will experience a lot more turnover. And if your organization does experience a resurgence in office attendance, you shouldn't expect that period to be productive.Why? After a long time away, ...
Being More Than Diverse: How to Be Inclusive of Immigrant Hires in the Workplace
Many businesses aim to be diverse employers, but are they inclusive? It's important to practice both diversity and inclusion in order to help your employees thrive in your workplace.Diversity is a fact; inclusion is a practice. Diversity refers to the makeup of one's workforce, the variety of identities, backgrounds, and experiences that every employee brings to the table. Inclusion, on the other hand, ...
7 Tips for Dealing With Uncertainty
Article by Blush Life CoachingIf this year has taught us anything, it's that uncertainty is a b----.Although we may see the light at the end of the tunnel now that vaccines are accessible to many, it's going to take a while to shake off the trauma of 2020. Between our health and safety being under threat, changing restrictions, simply not knowing when our normal lives would resume, uncertainty flooded our every waking moment.But this is not the only ...
Bootcamps Could Be Your Solution to the Talent Shortage
The pandemic has caused significant shifts in the workforce, driving a growing skills gap. According to a recent report by McKinsey Company, before the onset of the pandemic, it was estimated that 7.9 percent of US workers would need to transition to new occupations due to job loss. Now, McKinsey estimates 10.1 percent of American workers will need to
Young Professionals: 10 Things to Include in Your 5-Year Plan
Welcome to Recruiter QA, where we pose employment-related questions to the experts and share their answers!Today's Question: What is one thing that every young professional's five-year plan should include, and why?These answers are provided by Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only ...
How to Build a Great Virtual Team, According to Behavioral Science
In-person interactions are a critical aspect of team-building, yet face-to-face contact is one thing that today's virtual workplaces simply cannot replicate. The lack of these interactions has a direct impact on team cohesion at both the individual team and companywide levels. As a result, organizational structures are changing from traditionally hierarchical models to looser and more flexible ones,