Let’s Talk About COVID -19.

Bleak statistics and countless upward trajectory charts begin to take their toll, adding to the anxiety we all currently feel about our jobs, our health and our future. It would be wrong to sugar coat this. Yet, moving forward as the spread of coronavirus continues, we must begin to seek out knowledge and strategies that […]

1PS’ Thoughts for 2020

2020 is no doubt going to be an interesting and busy year in the recruitment sector. The proposed expansion of IR35 legislation into the private sector in April, along with the good work plan, AI and tech advances and the increased awareness of mental well-being in the workplace will all play out against a macro […]

6 Ways to Research A Company Before Your Job Interview

Want to go into an interview feeling confident and ready? Follow these 6 steps to make a great first impression and fuel further questions: Visit the Company Website This is the first place to start and the longest step in the process but it’ll give you a ton of information you can use for your […]

Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace

Does it feel like you’re standing at a threshold in history sometimes? The age we live in is unique – it seems to allow us to observe a changing global climate as it manifests; to witness the social impact of the technology that empowers us. Social networking over the last few years has increased our […]

How AI Is Changing the Game in Recruitment

The fourth industrial revolution is upon us! We are now in the age of disruptive technologies with trends, such as, Virtual Reality and Artificial Intelligence shaping the way we live and work. ‘Trend’ is perhaps the wrong word, it may be erroneous to imply that Artificial Intelligence is a ‘hot trend’ to look out for […]

6 Ways to Reward your Employees as a Small Business

Recent research suggests that top-performing businesses are more likely to offer bonuses than the average business and that bonuses are becoming increasingly popular among small and mid-sized companies. Does your business offer employee bonuses? Evidence suggests that it is a sound strategy that will increase motivation, company identification and productivity. So here are 6 types […]

Ten tips to get invoices paid on time

Businesses of all sizes and across all sectors have at some point experienced late payment from clients. Periods of economic uncertainty, such as Brexit and its recently extended deadline, can further impact the length of time it takes for some companies to settle invoices. For recruitment agencies, receiving prompt payment and maintaining a steady cashflow […]

Fintech- What is it really?

‘Fintech’ is a phrase you may have heard increasingly used in the media and within technology circles but despite being banded about it is a term even innovation academics, entrepreneurs and the tech savvy can’t get to grips with. We’ve mentioned fintech in previous posts, as an example of a digital innovation and an industry […]

Show Me the Money!

The Problem If you’re reading this and you’re in the recruitment business, then you will be well aware of the inherent shortfall that occurs in the industry- when it can take clients up to 3 months to pay their invoices but contractors, overheads and salaries need to be paid in the meantime! A chronic late […]

Who’s Appealing To Who? Connecting With Generation Z.

Last Friday up to 70,000 children from cities and towns world-wide skipped school to demand action on climate change. And no matter what your personal view point, the significant generation gap this display has highlighted cannot be denied. This youth global movement is a clear message from Generation Z, and it is directed at us.  […]

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