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How to overcome being passed over for promotion

Not being promoted can be very disappointing, especially when a close work colleague gets the promotion you wanted. So how do you overcome the thought of failure and rejection? ...

 

What are “Duvet Days?” What are the benefits?

“Duvet Days” are growing in popularity – more and more employers are using them to help motivate staff.   “Duvet Days” are when employees c...

 

Recharge rooms - the future of the modern office

  More and more businesses are introducing “Recharge Rooms” – rooms which allow employees to chill out during the working day – and finding they hav...

 

The real cost of hiring

From recent research carried out by Oleeo, businesses that employ up to 250 people are losing 14% of their staff each year, with 39% of their new employees leaving within 6 months....

 

Is job-hopping a good or bad idea?

Job-hopping – moving from one job to the next - has many merits; it provides individuals with an opportunity to grow and develop their skills and experience, improve their re...

 

Artificial Technology and Interviews

Artificial intelligence and facial expression technology is being used for the first time in job interviews in the UK, with the aim of identifying the best candidates.   ...

 

Hiring intentions remain positive

The Recruitment and Employment Federation (REC) has released new data that shows employers’ hiring intentions remain positive.   The REC’s latest “Jobs...

 

Over 50's in the workplace

New research has found that the UK's employment growth over the last 12 months has been with people over the age of 50.   In the year to July, of the 369,00 extra wo...

 

A great year for George and Craig

Celebrating 12 months at Midas Selection A great year for George Walker (left) and Craig Price, FMCG Recruitment experts. Both started on the same day, and competition between t...

 

Our Sara gets married

Sara married Stefan on 31st August 2019 in Bolsover Derbyshire in a fairy-tale wedding. The weather held out and the Tipi stayed up. After an adventurous honeymoon touring the i...

 

Working after hours?

Employees feel pressure to work overtime – is it beneficial?   A recent survey by the Office of National Statistics has found that employees feel a need to work ex...

 

How recruitment and hiring has changed

The evolution of recruitment – how things have changed over the years.   Pre WW2 - when many people really didn’t even need a CV – family members and f...

 

Two Job Offers

A few thoughts to consider…   If you’re fortunate enough to be offered two jobs at the same time, what do you do?   Firstly, do not make an insta...

 

Gaps in your CV

Work gaps in your CV can often be a red flag to potential employers as they can suggest that you are an uncertain hire. It is essential to minimise their impact.   How? ...

 

Bank Holidays and the law

With the August Bank Holiday almost upon us, we thought it quite apt to post some information about employment law concerning bank holidays. Here are 5 things you probably are n...

 

Office politics

Office politics – the whispers, the backstabbing, the need to gossip about fellow work colleagues, behind their back. We’ve all experienced it – and the conseq...

 

Working from Home. Good or bad?

According to recent research, there are many advantages of working from home; but there are also many disadvantages for businesses too.   Here we list some of the advant...

 

Workplace party "rules"

Work social events can help bond team members together. But what are the “unspoken rules” you should follow at a work party?  The following may help you&hell...

 

Racism at work

The Race Relations Amendment Act 1968 outlawed racial discrimination in employment – but a recent survey has found that a majority of ethnic minority workers have experienced...

 

Networking tips

Tips for successful networking Networking is important for every successful salesperson; by networking you are able to grow your business, your leads and opportunities, and also...

 

Mistakes made by inexperienced sales professionals

Do you do any of these? 1) Turning up to your meeting – late Turning up to a sales meeting late (or any meeting for that matter) is a bad idea. If you’re even five m...

 

Taking pets to work - a good or bad idea?

What are your thoughts about taking pets to work? Many larger companies are now encouraging staff to bring their pets to work. But is it a good idea? Research has shown that ...

 

Tips to get ahead in your career

Everyone has career goals that they want to achieve. Here are a few tips to help you get ahead at work….   Find a mentor Having a mentor is a good thing &n...

 

"Power dressing" at work

What is power dressing? Power dressing at work is dressing smart; dressing better can actually help you to get you ahead at work, and also contributes to the way others perceive...

 

Social media and job hunting

According to a recent survey by CareerBuilder, 70% of employers use social media to screen candidates during the hiring process, whilst 43% of employers use social media to check o...

 

The perfect employee?

So, you’ve landed the ideal job. How do you impress your new employer? In a recent survey, the following things were important to employers. Communication skills ...

 

Small businesses, late payments

It is estimated that up to 50,000 small businesses close each year due to not being paid on time. The Government has now listened to calls from the Federation of Small Businesse...

 

Britain is booming

Since 2010, more than half a million businesses have been set up taking on more than 4 million workers, according to official figures. As a result, employment is at a record hig...

 

Daily commute frustrations

The frustrations of the daily commute… The daily commute to work; what frustrates you? According to a recent survey of 2000 Britons, one of the biggest frustrations was b...

 

Careers with a work life balance

A recent survey carried out by Glassdoor found the UK’s best 15 jobs for a work life balance. This was based on reviews from members over the last 12 months; the website, whi...

 

What employees want

What do employees want? A recent survey of 2000 people carried out by OnePol.com has found that flexible working hours are top of an employee’s wish list. The study als...

 

Signs your interview went well

How do you know if your interview went well? Here are a few signs…   1) The Interview lasted longer than you expected. This is a good sign. If the interview was l...

 

Providing feedback

Keeping staff motivated is vitally important. Recognising a member of staff’s achievements – and also providing critical feedback – can help you succeed. What ...

 

Pay and the young

According to the Office of National Statistics, Young Adults born between 1980 and 2000 are earning on average £10,000 less than they thought they expected to. A study also f...

 

Successful Teamworking Tips

Tips for successful teamwork Getting the most out of your team is essential to ensure success. Many managers employ different tactics to motivate and inspire their team; all ...

 

Quitting your job

Don’t burn bridges How you quit your current job can have an effect on your future career prospects. So how should you quit your job? The best way to quit is “by ...

 

Risk of Robots?

Hasta la vista! In a new survey carried out by the Office of National Statistics, nearly 1.5 million jobs are at risk of being replaced by robots. The survey found that women...

 

Good questions to ask in an interview

After your interview, you may want to show your interest in securing the position. What are good questions to ask at the end of an interview? It is essential that you leave the ...

 

Negotiating a pay increase

How do you negotiate a pay rise? First, prepare! Make sure you know your worth. Write down some of your recent achievements. Consider your skills and experience, and what yo...

 

Sorry I'm Late...

Arriving late for work is costing the UK economy £9 billion, a survey suggests. The study has found that an average of 590,000 workers show up late for work every single day....

 

Yes, it really is a job…

Lego Master Builder This week’s blog is a little bit of fun. There are jobs – and there are JOBS. Imagine, growing up playing with Lego bricks – and then ha...

 

Daffodils and Midas

What are the significance of Daffodils at Midas Selection? Did you know that the Daffodil is the flower of choice at Midas Selection? Why? It all goes back 20+ years. Nathan,...

 

Frustrating – the commute to work.

Oh, the frustration! Your commute to work. We’ve all been there – but how long do you spend stuck in traffic on your commute? According to the INRIX 2018 Global T...

 

Lying on your CV

Lying on your CV – A recent survey of graduates Lying on your CV is not advisable; providing false information on a job application is considered fraud, and, if, your empl...

 

How is Brexit affecting the UK employment market?

How is Brexit affecting the UK employment market? Some interesting findings from CV Library… Since the EU Referendum vote in 2016, a recent survey conducted by CV-Libr...

 

Employment in the UK reaches a record high

The latest figures from the Office for National Statistics show that there are a record 32.6 million people in employment, whilst the jobless rate remains at its lowest since early...

 

The Perfect Sales Pitch

Want to provide the perfect sales pitch? Avoid these common mistakes What is the best way to pitch your product or service? Here we look at some common mistakes sales people ...

 

Best jobs in the UK 2019

What are the best jobs in the UK in 2019? Recent research from Glassdoor has identified the best jobs in the UK, based on earning potential (from median annual salary), job sati...

 

What does Mental Health cost the UK per year?

A recent report from the OECD has found that mental health related illnesses are costing the UK more than £94bn each year; this takes into account treatment, social support c...

 

Record employment rate

Employment in the UK is at a joint-record high of 75.7%, with female employment at a near record high of 71.2%. Figures also show that the unemployment rate is at a near record 40 ...

 

Is Monday The Best Time To Start An Employee?

Is Monday the best time to start a new job? Whenever a job is offered to a suitable candidate, many employers feel Monday is the best time for the new candidate to start. Monday...

 

What is the jobs outlook for the UK?

Many businesses in the UK are still seeking to grow and increase their workforce despite many companies being pessimistic about the long-term UK economy. Some 48% of UK employer...

 

Work and Sick Days

The Office for National Statistics has reported that the number of days employees are taking off due to sickness is down; on average employees were taking 4.1 sick days off in 2017...

 

Tips to good customer service…

Good customer service means helping customers efficiently, in a friendly manner. If you get customer service right, you build good, long-term relationships with clients. Get custom...

 

Welcoming new staff..

Midas Selection expands again… We’re expanding our team even more. Here’s Nathan Jones, Managing Director (Back right hand side), and Gary Janes, Sales Direct...

 

Do you need a degree?

New research from Indeed, the world’s largest jobsite, has identified that there are 10 non-graduate roles that pay more than the UK average wage, with some jobs paying more ...

 

Up by 11% - Chief Executive’s pay rose to almost £4m last year

A new report has found that Chief executive pay rose by 11% last year to almost £4m. This compared to a 2% increase for the average UK worker. According to the CIPD, the m...

 

Britain’s Job creation boom is running on empty, but refuses to stall

Britain’s Job creation boom is running on empty, but refuses to stall Article by CHRIS MCCOLGAN www.recruitmentbuzz.co.uk, 19TH JULY 2018 Tara Sinclair, econo...

 

How to personalise post-GDPR

In the new data regulation landscape, targeting consumers with personalised communications is a renewed challenge for marketers With the GDPR now in force, marketers are coming ...

 

The Most Successful Leaders Make These 4 Boundaries Clear

No matter how many books and articles I read about the journey of the world's most successful leaders, one principle they all seem to have in common are clear boundaries....

 

Have you evaluated your company’s candidate experience?

Have you evaluated your company’s candidate experience? It's a candidate-driven market. You can have an ideal candidate who fits your culture and has the hard skills t...

 

Does shunning religion make us richer?

The idea that atheism is an ingredient for economic progress does not bear scrutiny    New research suggests it is wrong to think prosperity causes people to abandon religion  ...