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Don’t network yourself out of a job

Nearly half of UK professionals use social networking sites regularly in a professional capacity and 60% are aware that employers use them to research potential recruits, according to a new survey by Hays, the leading recruiting expert. But interestingly, a large number (48%) of employees questioned are not concerned about the potential implications their presence on social networking sites may…

Employees feel failed by lack of communication in the workforce?

HR Review Newsletter Article 3/2/2011 Almost half (46%) of the UK ’s employees who have been through downsizing or restructuring at their place of work feel that their employer did not support them during this period of change. In addition, 40 per of cent respondents claim that their employer did not make it clear how the changes would affect them. The survey, conducted on behalf of Capita HR…

Bosses can force women staff to wear bras?!

News Story — Recruitment today Bosses can force women staff to wear bras Friday 14th January 2011 A bizarre court ruling in Germany means company bosses can now order women employees to wear bras at work. Finger nail and beard length (presumably on men) can also be scrutinised and determined by employers. “ Being told to wear a bra and to keep fingernails to shorter than…

Too much cleavage can damage career

Friday 10th December 2010 — Recruitment Matters Magazine Women who expose too much cleavage at work could be damaging their careers — or putting themselves at risk of being fired. A survey among bosses has revealed that wearing low-cut tops is one of the biggest errors women employees can make. An astonishing 20% of managers said they had fired someone for not dressing…

E-Gaming Opportunities

Guernsey is becoming an increasingly popular place for e-gaming business to relocate to. The infrastructure and regulation available here is first class and because of this the island is very attractive to companies looking to build a physical presence is the island. We have been asked to assist a number of these business and have exciting career opportunities in the following areas. IT…

Reactions to Change in The Workplace

Many employees react badly to workplace change Friday 12th November 2010 Two-thirds of business executives have witnessed how change affects adversely attitudes in the workplace. A poll by Right Management among human resource professionals and senior executives found 67% believed change at work had a negative impact on workers’ attitudes. Another third (31%) believed it was the case…

Social Networking Remains Threat to Job Seekers

News Story in from “Recruitment Today” Social networking remains threat to job seekers W ednesday 10th November 2010 Nearly half UK professionals use social networking sites regularly in a work capacity and 60% are aware that employers use them to research potential recruits, according to a survey by recruiter Hays. But interestingly, a large number (48%) of employees questioned are not…

The Benefits of Temping

Temping is open to all areas of employment and not just restricted to secretarial or administrative positions.  Although these areas are popular, temps are now recruited for all the jobs that permanent employees do.  Typical posts in Guernsey include Accountants, IT developers, Project managers, KYC reviewers and more. From an employer’s point of view there are many benefits of attracting a…

Current Recruitment Market

It has been a busy time in the recruitment world, there is definitely a sense of optimism coming from our clients in Guernsey and this is reflected in the positions, both temporary and permanent available at present. For us as an agency, it is really good to see our clients beginning to grow again and attract the right people for their businesses moving forward. We are also seeing a large number…

Stringent checks on Temporary and Contract workers

More and more companies are requiring stringent checks from Temporary and Contract workers.  We have always provided the company with two references, an up to date police check, photo ID and right to work, however, a number of companies now require five years worth of references if the candidate has been employed during this time, if not sight of School/University cert. or travel…

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