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Stand out from the crowd

by Catherine Vaughan November 5th, 2020

In a tricky market your initial approach to a job must be spot on! 1) Make sure your CV is fit for purpose Whatever your experience, make sure your CV is concise, well-spaced and user-friendly. (Definitely no more than 3 pages). Check and check again for any typos or spelling mistakes and get a second […]

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Turning a negative into a positive

by Anna Foster October 14th, 2020

It’s been a challenging year for job seekers and this week we asked some of our regular contractors about their experiences during the 2020 lockdown. It has been so inspiring to hear that despite the uncertainty and challenging times many of you are still setting goals and achieving a real sense of purpose. For this […]

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Time to spare?

by Anna Foster October 12th, 2020

So, 2020 has seen a huge change in the culture of work because of Covid19. This alone has created issues around work/life balance as now you are working where you live, and it is even easier for your job to creep further into your life resulting in potentially long-term issues. We are however saving time […]

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Diversity and Inclusion

by Anna Foster October 1st, 2020

Over the past few weeks, we have been discussing the importance of inclusion and diversity in the workplace. Being an APSCo member, committed to diversity, we are continuously looking at ways in which we can improve and raise awareness both in house and with our clients. It was interesting to see the result of our […]

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Back to the office! Are you ready??

by Abi Blank August 11th, 2020

Over the last 6 months returning to the workplace physically seemed like a distant hope or completely unrealistic and in some ways a very frightening prospect. However, over the last few weeks, employers have begun to discuss and prepare for the return to the office, which for many indicates that things are beginning to return […]

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Redundancy

by Anna Foster July 28th, 2020

Redundancy can lead to lots of stress and anxiety, so we have put together a few tips for you to help gain clarity and focus: Don’t panic:Easily said than done but try and make a list of all of the things you need to arrange in the months ahead and list them in priority order. […]

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Back to the office –Working together Re-imagined.

by Damon Thomas July 23rd, 2020

On Monday March 16th we were advised to not go back to the office and to work from home wherever possible.  No one at the time expected to not be back at their desk soon after.   Now for most of us, working from home is the ‘norm’ and going back into an office environment […]

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Interviewing and hiring in lockdown

by Catherine Vaughan July 13th, 2020

6 months ago, many companies wouldn’t have even considered allowing regular homeworking, never mind hiring people they’d never met! Whilst many businesses understandably wish to bring furloughed staff back before making any recruitment decisions, many have needed to build their teams, regardless of lockdown. In order to secure the talent they need, these organisations have […]

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Getting top talent into your team

by Sinead Hasson June 24th, 2020

As we see things begin to slowly reopen, it is time to start thinking about your team and what you need for the future. It is a challenge, especially when we are now used to working from home and you might not have all your key decision makers in front of you – so this […]

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Getting back to work

by Sinead Hasson June 15th, 2020

Slowly we seem to be moving back to regular living… It’s very slow and when we have ventured out, it is clear that the world has shifted. We queue, we wear masks, we don’t hug and we are cautious. Getting back to work is also going to be an adjustment. For the last 10+ weeks, […]

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