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Are Women more stressed than Men at work?

New research has revealed that women feel more stressed than men at work – with 1 in 10 feeling like their stress levels are unmanageable. According to Cigna, whose research was taken from the Cigna 360 Wellbeing Survey, heavy workloads, personal health, and financial concerns are the top stress triggers for women in the UK.…

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How to tell if your employees respect you

When it comes to effective leadership, knowing that you have the respect of your employees is imperative to your success. Mutual respect between you and your team ultimately leads to more effective communication, greater employee satisfaction, and greater productivity across the organisation. As a manager, there’s no way of monitoring your employees for the entire…

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How to make flexible working fit with your business needs

The benefits of working remotely are increasingly apparent but is it the right move for every organisation? The rise of flexible working is nothing short of a modern phenomenon. Technology – namely smartphones, laptops, and 4G connectivity – has transformed today’s average workplace by enabling greater mobility and flexibility than ever before. The days of…

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Technology within Executive Search

For many in Executive Search, it may feel like the sector hasn’t changed much at all for years, but whilst the traditional aspects of sourcing top-level talent remain the same, the way in which Executive Search is performed in 2019 is massively changing. It seems that each month, Executive Search firms are finding new and…

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The benefits of encouraging our staff to walk or cycle to work

According to research by social enterprise organisation, Free2cycle, more than two-thirds (67%) of respondents believe that employers can make allowances to help encourage employees to have a more active commute. The survey of 2,000 UK individuals highlighted initiatives such as introducing flexible start times, providing access to changing facilities and offering incentives for equipment, such…

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How much do employers rely on expensive temp solutions in the run-up to the new financial year?

As we move into the new financial year, employers throughout the UK have been busy preparing their budgets for the next 12 months. As we enter the final days of the current financial year, how have demands on recruitment changed? Have companies been scrambling to complete projects, therefore requiring additional staff? How lucrative is this…

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The power of Predictive Analytics in Hiring

In an ever-increasing corporate landscape, making quality hires is critically important for organisations looking to improve their bottom line. To reduce the occurrence of bad hires, a growing number of businesses are turning to predictive analytics and big data. Using algorithms to analyse past and current data, these businesses more effectively can predict and adapt…

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HorrexCole sponsor “Best Diversity & Inclusion Recruitment Strategy” award at The FIRM Awards 2019.

Thursday 21st March 2019 marks The FIRM’s Awards 2019 and HorrexCole have the pleasure of being a sponsor of the Best Diversity & Inclusion Recruitment Strategy award. The FIRM Awards were established in 2013 to celebrate the very best of in-house recruitment excellence, innovation and best practice. They act as an inspiration to fellow members…

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Work-life balance, what’s the secret?

Work-life balance, it’s something we all aim to achieve for ourselves. Finding that perfect blend of career development and ensuring we pay enough time and attention to our personal lives. It’s easy to give in to the temptation of checking our emails whilst relaxing at home or finishing up some administration that you just didn’t…