The advantages of upskilling

What better time than to embark on a quest of self-improvement and upskilling than when you’re stuck at home during the recent social distancing period? Self-care, self-investment or self-development – there is a movement whereby people take steps to develop… read more…

Anne Corder

10 ways to be more assertive at work

We are delighted to welcome another guest contributor to the Anne Corder Recruitment blog – Melanie Coeshott: a career coach at Blue Diamond, a consultancy empowering mid-career professionals to take control of their work and life. Melanie helps her clients… read more…

Melanie Coeshott

New Year Job Hunting Advice

You’ve hit the New Year sales, you’ve got a snazzy new wardrobe for work but…you’d like a new job too.  Most companies that are hiring in the New Year want someone to start as soon as possible – often with the perspective that it is better to start the… read more…

Emma Plummer

What to expect from a staff appraisal

Staff appraisals and employee performance reviews can be an effective way for employers to support and guide their workforce through their journey with the business, enabling them to continue to learn and improve their skills. When we feel that our… read more…

Emma Plummer

Should you adopt current workplace trends?

In the last 12 months, several new disruptive trends have entered the workplace, while a focus remains on areas that challenge the traditional working environment and day. So, should your business adopt these current workplace trends? We have identified and… read more…

Anne Corder

The Benefits of Fixed-Term Contracts

Contract work is becoming a popular way of working among both employers and employees. Although this type of work is available across a variety of sectors throughout the year, the roles often arise when companies embark on special projects. It’s… read more…

Emma Plummer

How to write a modern CV

Your CV is usually the first chance a recruiter and potential employer has to assess your suitability for a role. Your CV should reflect the modern business landscape and promote your qualities, but it’s still a professional document, so it’s… read more…

Emma Plummer

How to conduct a successful staff appraisal

It’s crucial that employers, and those in management positions, understand the role, objectives and benefits that staff appraisals offer. Rather than be a tick-box exercise that takes up valuable time, staff appraisals establish key results and objectives for employees and… read more…

Anne Corder

How is the role of HR changing?

The role of the HR department is integral to any business but in recent years it has undergone a paradigm shift, becoming a much more crucial part in attracting and retaining talent and delivering business growth. HR departments are becoming… read more…

Anne Corder

How to create a talent acquisition strategy

A talent acquisition strategy is a long-term plan for attracting high calibre candidates. It documents the ways that your business will identify and entice well-qualified, high performing individuals, using both inward and outward facing tactics. As the recruitment arena becomes… read more…

Anne Corder

Employer Branding: Why You Need to Take Control 

When it comes to branding, we generally assume that means outbound marketing to a network of customers and prospects, and because of this connotation, many businesses simply aren’t aware, or dismiss the value of an employer brand.  Companies are now finding that their job advertisements are… read more…

Anne Corder

Mental Health Issues in the Workplace

Martin Bloom is the head of the Employment Law Department and a partner at Hegarty Solicitors – and we are delighted to have him join us as a guest blogger for Anne Corder Recruitment. Martin’s expertise proves invaluable to HR experts… read more…

Martin Bloom

The power of temp-to-perm

Let’s be honest – hiring a new team member is a journey that can be risky.  Whilst interviews and CVs give employers an insight into candidate experience and expertise, they can be one-dimensional. A temp-to-perm solution allows you to gain… read more…

Anne Corder

How to plan your temp requirements

Fresh ideas, new perspectives, strategic influence and extra resource – temporary staff bring a wealth of benefits to businesses. Our previous blog explored five key reasons why employers should consider hiring temps and the wide-ranging benefits they can bring to… read more…

Anne Corder

How to choose the right temping agency for you

Every temping agency will take a slightly different approach, and that will determine who will work best for you.    In simple terms, temping is where companies require short term assistance to cover for extra workloads or sickness/holiday/maternity cover. Temporary roles help… read more…

Emma Plummer

In an age of digital recruitment, is the CV dead?

New technologies are constantly being developed – and they are increasingly being used by employers to help fine-tune recruitment. Today technology can auto-generate personality and skills tests, automatically rank candidates, profile job seekers based on their online activity and optimise… read more…

Anne Corder