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Why graduates are good for SMEs and SMEs are good for graduates

by Keeley Edge

/ Employers, Recruitment, Training & Development

Have you been put off hiring a graduate in the past? Was it their lack of experience? The absence of a graduate training scheme at your company? It turns out, graduates aren’t only a good fit for big corporations. SMEs can benefit a great deal from hiring graduates and a great many of them are looking for a role in an SME. Here’s why.

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Why I started the Key Appointments Franchise

by Keeley Edge

/ Company News

Despite the many ‘influencers’ claiming you can make £100k a week from your sun lounger, running a business is hard, especially in a competitive industry like recruitment.

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A 3-step guide to looking after your employees' mental health

by Keeley Edge

/ Company Culture, Employers, Recruitment, Workplace Wellbeing

Stress, anxiety, insomnia, loneliness, depression... mental health problems are wide ranging, life limiting, and affect us all.

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8 new tax year changes you need to know about

by Keeley Edge

/ Employers, Employment Legislation, News

The end of the tax year is a busy time for business, as accounts are finalised, reports are drawn up and a company’s financial health is assessed. As it’s been another challenging 12 months for most, it’s worth getting to grips with the changes that lie ahead in 2022/23, so that you can mitigate the effects by planning and adapting.

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4 Ways to Embrace Neurodiversity in the Workplace

by Keeley Edge

/ Company Culture, Employers, Policies & Procedures, Recruitment

When we talk about diversity and inclusion in the workplace, attention is often focused on the importance and benefits of having a good mix of gender, age, and race. But what about the fair treatment and inclusion of those with differences we cannot see? Neurodiversity is one such difference that is all too often overlooked.

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How succession planning can future-proof your company

by Keeley Edge

/ Employers, Recruitment, Training & Development

Succession planning is not only a strategy for replacing executive and leadership roles when employees are promoted, leave or retire. It is about nurturing talent, boosting skillsets, and providing your staff with a clear career path that will encourage retention and company growth.

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Why recruitment planning is worth putting on your to-do list today

by Keeley Edge

/ Employers, Recruitment

There’s no better time to plan for the year ahead than in January. Planning your recruitment needs in advance will save you time in the long run and help you secure the best candidates to help your business adapt and expand.

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Identifying and Communicating Your Unique Selling Proposition

by Keeley Edge

/ Candidates, Recruitment, Training & Development

How you come across before and during a job interview depends largely on the way you present your unique selling proposition. Job descriptions are rapidly evolving, and employers are actively looking for distinguishable value propositions from job seekers that demonstrate impressive combinations of technical expertise and cross-functional skills.

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How Are You Supporting the Wellbeing of Your Employees?

by Keeley Edge

/ Company Culture, Employers, Workplace Wellbeing

As we navigate various post-pandemic transitions over the coming months and years, employees are likely to face new stressors both at work and at home. Creating a positive work environment that supports employee wellbeing must therefore be a priority for every business leader.

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How to Attract Top Talent While the Job Market is Hot

by Keeley Edge

/ Company Culture, Employers, Recruitment

Although the impact of labour shortages is expected to fade as Covid disruption to the economy dissipates, we would continue to advise companies to consider tactics for attracting and retaining top talent. Offering competitive wages is a start, but successful recruitment and retention in a hot job market often requires more than simply levelling the monetary playing field.

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7th June 2022

Why graduates are good for SMEs and SMEs are good for graduates

Have you been put off hiring a graduate in the pas... Read more

31st May 2022

Why I started the Key Appointments Franchise

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6th May 2022

A 3-step guide to looking after your employees' mental health

Stress, anxiety, insomnia, loneliness, depression.... Read more

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