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Author: Ellen Ashby | Date: 26/6/15 | Category: Advice, Events, Fire and Security, Medical, Technology
recruitment costs graph

Do you know how much your company loses from the departure of an employee? Do you know the recruitment costs to hire a replacement? How about the recruitment cost of hiring the wrong replacement? Calculating these costs isn’t simple; you have to look at a number of factors including reduced productivity, angry customers, and lost investment. Of course these aren’t specifically monetary values either. Regardless, these headaches can eventually prove costly both in time and expense. This is especially true in the hiring of a wrong candidate in the market I specialise in – Fire & Security Recruitment – where there is currently a large skills shortage.  Wrong decisions can...

Author: Vicky Bodhani | Date: 19/6/15 | Category: Advice, Fire and Security, Technology
How to answer STAR interview question

The STAR interview format is often used by employers who hold structured competency based interviews but understanding STAR can help you be the STAR in any interview.  So first things first . . . what is STAR? Situation Task Action Result This format is a universally recognised technique for assessing responses in an interview setting.  Some interviewers use STAR to score you based on how well you communicate your answer across each element of STAR. They do not always disclose that they are using this technique, in which case you could be losing ‘points’ without knowing. More forgiving interviewers give you advance warning of a competency based interview, in which...

Author: Bhavica Ruparelia | Date: 28/5/15 | Category: Advice, Medical
Get locum gp work

For all new Doctors and Nurses who fully register with us this month we are offering; *One extra hour on your first Locum GP job timesheet*  Locum GPs are in demand, with Locum GP work across a range of excellent primary care providers currently available. As a leading medical recruitment agency, at Eligo Medical we build long term relationships with our Locum GPs to help place them in temporary and contract sessions. Here's our top tips to ensure you make the most of these Locum GP work opportunities and secure the bookings you want whether you are just starting out as a Locum GP or an experienced medical contract worker.   Top Tips to Get Locum GP Work   1) Get...

Author: Rick Deller | Date: 1/5/15 | Category: Advice, Technology
Rick Talks Your Perl Career

Rick Talks has been going global over the last few weeks, as myself and my colleague, Aleks, attended NLPW15: The Dutch Perl Workshop in Utrecht. The Perl workshop consisted of a day of presentations for users of Perl, welcoming Perl Mongers from all over Europe, providing a great opportunity for all involved to discuss Perl, it’s latest additions and day-to-day issues, as well as furthering their respective Perl careers. In respect of this, I was proud to be asked to give a Rick Talks presentation on standing out as a Perl Developer, aiding the many developers in attendance to further or gain entry into their perfect Perl career. In particular, the talk focussed on interviewing for...

Author: Mattia Brancaccio | Date: 30/4/15 | Category: Advice, SAP
Mac Support Job CV

*Click here to download an SAP CV Template* When the time comes to move onto your next SAP role it is important to make sure you take the time to write a successful CV. The first thing a future employer generally uses to decide whether they will consider you for the job is your CV. Learn how to write a successful SAP CV and you will impress very quickly whilst a bad CV will be disregarded even quicker! Your SAP CV is a showcase of yourself, and will give off an immediate impression to your future employer, therefore its important you consider the following areas before writing your SAP CV, as well as ensuring you highlight your talents and experience in order to stand out from the rest...

Author: Jacob Sanders | Date: 4/3/15 | Category: Advice
hiring trends 2015

From social recruiting and minding the skills gap, to going mobile and this year's key periods for hiring: here's our take on the key hiring trends in 2015. As 2015 got off the ground we wrote an article about the job market for the year ahead and our best tips for finding a new job, with all indications pointing to 2015’s employment market to be the best since 2007. Each year, as technologies advance, the employment market changes, and a new generation (currently the millennials) flourish, the recruitment industry, companies, and candidates have to adapt to the these and the evolving hiring trends that emerge with them. January and February have now passed, so we've taken a look...

Author: John Guest | Date: 10/2/15 | Category: Advice
How to hand in your notice

Deciding to leave your job and hand in your notice can be a difficult process, or perhaps something you have longed for. Either way, it is important to know how to hand in your notice in a professional manner, leaving no doors fully shut, ensuring the process goes smoothly and amicably. There are some definite do’s and don’ts in how to hand in your notice, it can be a delicate, often nervy stage following the acceptance of a new job or perhaps just the decision to leave your current. As a leading recruitment consultancy we have heard some horror stories about how some candidates have handed in their notice, we also have collective expertise on how to do it right, so here are our top...

Author: John Guest | Date: 21/1/15 | Category: Advice
How to interview well

Download Interview Questions to Ask Interviewing can be one of the most demanding and important parts of the recruitment process. We are often surprised at the amount of employers that don’t know how to interview successfully, instead opting to wing it. Knowing how to interview successfully will lead you to recruit the best candidates, therefore it is important to consider your interview strategy to ensure a successful interview process. When interviewing, each party involved needs to find a balance between selling themselves and gathering enough information to make the best, most informed decision. Interviewers sometimes forget this and go too heavy on grilling a candidate and forget...

Author: John Doherty | Date: 12/1/15 | Category: Advice
How to write a successful CV

CLICK HERE FOR A TEMPLATE TO WRITE A SUCCESSFUL CV  Searching for and getting the perfect new job can be difficult. So when you find your perfect role, it is important to make sure you take the time to write a successful CV. The first thing a future employer generally uses to decide whether they will consider you for the job is your CV. Learn how to write a successful CV and you will impress very quickly whilst a bad CV will be disregarded even quicker! As with any form of communication, elements of a CV provide connotations and meanings which are interpreted almost subconsciously. Before even reading the words on the page, the eye and mind will start to draw conclusions. It is...

Author: Vicky Bodhani | Date: 6/1/15 | Category: Advice
Fina a new job

You've made it through Christmas - You survived! With the New Year often comes change, particularly in the job market. Whether you’re fed up in your current job, looking to head in a different direction or get a foot in the door, now is the time for finding a new job. The employment market is ready for its best year since 2007, with January being the busiest month for prospective job hunters to find a new job with a large number of companies looking to hire during this period. Finding a new job can be tough, so we’ve pulled together our collective expertise from our top recruiters here at Eligo and laid out our 5 top tips for finding your new job in 2015. 5 Steps to Finding a New...

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