How Healthy is Your Workplace Right Now?

We all want to work in a healthy, happy, forward-thinking environment right? The thought of a workplace that causes physical and mental health problems, instigates harmful use of substances and encourages absenteeism does not exactly inspire us to set our alarm each evening before bed! There is so much in the press these days about […]

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 Recruitment Sector- How We Can Help

At 1PS we provide funding and back office services for your recruitment agency, so you can concentrate on more important things. Namely, establishing and growing your company, staying on top of business trends and keeping your eye on the labour market. It is really important for any recruitment organisation to stay relevant and not fall […]

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 […]

Is it time to switch your invoice finance provider?

According to research by UK Finance, support for businesses through invoice finance and asset based lending at the end of 2018 stood at £22.7 billion. It is estimated that over 42,000 UK businesses use invoice finance as a cash flow solution. For recruitment agencies, this form of funding means receiving payments more quickly and paying […]

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 […]

A Guide to Invoice Finance for Recruitment Agencies

Invoice finance is a financial service that helps businesses release money tied up in unpaid invoices. This type of funding is an attractive proposition for recruitment start-ups and small agencies as it provides a steady cash flow and helps them to plan ahead and drive growth in their business. How does invoice finance work? A […]

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 […]

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