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IR35 is really boring!

by Freya Valentine November 7th, 2019

I love a good blog post, there’s nothing I like more than a good topic to write about. I’ve been putting this one off though ever since Anna, the Operations Manager at Hasson Associates, said to me “You should write something about IR35” and for some reason I replied “Sure! Of course!” before realising that […]

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Interviewing someone who is relocating

by Alex Giurgiu October 16th, 2019

As any recruiter or a hiring manager will tell you, interviewing candidates thoroughly is a priority in placing them into a role. You need to understand their experience and expectations equally to avoid wasting anyone’s time. Experience is all about what they can do, what they have learnt – the past. Expectations is all about what […]

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Signs you have outgrown your role (and / or) company…

by Catherine Vaughan October 15th, 2019

Everybody gets that Monday feeling now and then, but if you’re getting it every other day of the week then clearly something is amiss! Given most of us spend a very sizeable chunk of our life at work, it’s especially important that this time is as rewarding and enjoyable and fruitful as possible. Making the […]

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A letter to a first-time job seeker!

by Sinead Hasson August 29th, 2019

So, you have graduated/finished school, had that last Summer of fun, and now it’s time to get on the career ladder… More people than you would imagine are unsure of what they want to do. For most of us, it’s trial and error to find a company and a job that you like, that might […]

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Use your career to make positive change..

by Abi Blank August 12th, 2019 Charity Public Affairs Qualitative Quantitative

Want to Make a Difference? I am meeting more and more people these days who are looking for a change of direction, they are looking for a role with a social purpose, one that can help create societal change or have an impact on society. Its no surprise in these turbulent times that you would want […]

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Why contract when there can be so much uncertainty?

by Nikki Drinan July 11th, 2019

More and more candidates are deciding to take the plunge and resign from their permanent jobs with nothing in the pipeline, either to chase a better work/life balance or realising that they are not prepared to stay in a role which offers neither career progression nor job satisfaction. So, what are the advantages you can […]

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Please release me, let me go…

by Catherine Vaughan July 1st, 2019

…Cos I don’t love you anymore…no relationship break up is easy, even one that is fundamentally transactional! When a team member or employee decides it’s time to move on sometimes, as in romance, things can get messy. In an increasingly candidate-short market, some companies will bend over backwards to keep hold of their staff, even […]

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Does this feel like the right time in your life to be changing job?

by Damon Thomas May 22nd, 2019

We have all had a bad day at the office.  In fact, we have all likely had bad weeks.   We all experience peaks and troughs in all jobs but is this the right time for a move.  Too much flip flopping in your career will send big red flags to future employers about your tenacity […]

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Mental Health & Job Hunting

by Sinead Hasson May 16th, 2019

When you are looking for a new job, you are constantly told that you need to show your ‘best’ self – sound familiar? Whilst it is important to show your ‘best’ self,  you also need to show your ‘true’ self. In light of Mental Health Awareness week, here are some tips for job hunting that […]

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What are the benefits of using a specialist recruitment partner to find talent?

by Charles Moore April 16th, 2019

Sourcing the right talent at the right time can prove a challenge, particularly for a niche industry or sector. In a McKinsey report “The new Tech Talent You need to Achieve Success in Digital” it suggests it can take as much as 6 months to hire some of the most sought-after skills like machine learning […]

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