Monthly Archives: February 2020

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Finding jobs through social…

Over 90% of companies use social media when hiring especially via a recruitment agency platform; It’s an efficient quick and environmentally friendly marketing method for finding candidates. Sites like LinkedIn are top of the list for social media job search(es) with over 400 million followers - this has ramped up the need to be social media savvy and participate as a business to keep up with the everchanging hiring, recruiting and employment trends. A large percentage of companies will use platform(s) such as Facebook to screen candidates so it is imperative that your online presence and profile have to be clear of any posts, photos or comments that would jeopardise your chances of getting your foot in the door with recruiters and companies in general. Instagram feeds, stories and blogs are also a quickfire way to get the job details out there to candidates; posting pictures and information that is pleasing to the candidate’s’ feed and links that take them straight to the employment agency - it takes the work out of pounding the pavements and saves time and energy for - both recruiters, candidates and clients. It’s also a good way of connecting on a human level (believe it or not!) to the recruiter’s - office, team by sharing more than just the new job that comes in - photos of the team on days out, sharing ideas of..

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IR35

In short (and it's hard to keep this short) we have outlined what it is that you need to look out for and if IR35 applies. With 6th April fast approaching, businesses in the private sector who hire personal service companies, will need to determine if IR35 is relevant to their contractors. If they do come under that umbrella then these workers will have PAYE and National Insurance Contributions deducted from their wages. A good source for further information is from  also

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Pay rise

It can be daunting when the time for salary reviews come up. It is best to prep yourself ahead of time and be honest about how you feel in the role - if you have exceeded expectations, met goals and been consistent with good time keeping, being a good team player etc. If so then go in with this in mind and remain calm and confident. Have a list (in your head) as to why you feel you deserve the pay rise. It may be that your employer needs some reminding! This way you have all of the information at hand and if it is applicable then also raise any targets and new business that you may have brought in. Employers after all are looking after the bottom line. Should you not receive a pay rise do not be disheartened, it is worth being brave and asking your manager why, it is constructive for you to know, so that you can move forward in an informed way. It may be worth suggesting that if there are any courses you could take to add to your skill set, it could help out for any further salary reviews in the future. If you are happy where you are - wait it out and try again, enjoying your job is so important!

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