09/01/2018

The redundancy guide

The redundancy guide

Redundancy is a difficult stage to find yourself in. The aim is to maintain focus. Take a step back and give yourself time to get to grips with the loss of your job. Where do you see yourself in 10 years, not 2-3? One of the most tempting options is to start applying for every job you see; this is not the most productive route. Once you have taken time for yourself, really consider what it is you want to do. Many people find that after redundan ... read more

09/01/2018

The interview preparation guide

The interview preparation guide

So, your CV and application have been successful and now you need to prepare for the next stage, the interview. This preparation is crucial as are the examples you provide. You need 5 things to start your preparation: 1 Your CV & covering letter You must know exactly what you have written in your CV & Covering letter. When asked, you must be able to evidence anything you have highlighted with examples of work or scenarios. 2&nbsp ... read more

09/01/2018

The being ready on the day guide

The being ready on the day guide

Arrive early to prepare yourself for the interview On the day There is a lot more to your interview than turning up. Consider how are you going to look, where are you going to park, whether you have enough petrol, does your pen work? Read the following for flawless day of the interview tips. What to wear An interview is a formal business occasion and the dress should be considered thus. Plan what to wear the night before so to avoid a ... read more

09/01/2018

The Perfect Covering letter guide

The Perfect Covering letter guide

It is a widely known fact that employers take 20 seconds to skim through a covering letter. That means you need to say something that ticks the boxes immediately. Be clear. Don't use long sentences when a short, concise and informative one will do. All you need to do is highlight the important points as easily as possible. Know who it is you are writing to. Do some research. Take a look on the website or on LinkedIn to find the appropriate co ... read more

09/01/2018

The Online identity guide

The Online identity guide

Approximately 25% of HR professionals have considered what is said online as a reason to reject an application and 60% of recruiters do this for every application. Managing how you are seen online is important. The chances are that your online identity is more active than you imagine. If you use Facebook, make comments on Twitter or update your work employment details on LinkedIn, then your reputation is online and is constant. Even if you are ... read more

09/01/2018

The Bad CV Guide

The Bad CV Guide

The Definitive don't do list... Don’t apologise or mention anything negative Always be positive, don’t be negative. Don’t use technical jargon, abbreviations or in-house terms Remember the initial person reading your CV may not be from the intended department. There is no need to mention your age, height, weight, religious/political preferences or even your salary expectations. Don’t ask about the salary, but please mention your own salar ... read more

09/01/2018

The Good CV guide

The Good CV guide

Writing a CV can be daunting but with a little preparation, research and some insider tips, your CV will become the canvas you need to pinpoint your talents and achievement. The CV is a recruiters first insight into you as a candidate. The aim is to highlight why you are suited to the role, how your skills reflect what they are looking for and offer a personal insight into your character. The best way to start your CV is to consider it as a Sale ... read more

23/08/2017

Arco calls on businesses to help end exploitation

Arco calls on businesses to help end exploitation

Arco, leading safety business and our client, are leadingthe charge to end exploitation in the workplace. This comes after the chief executive of New Look underlinedhow conditions in UK factories can be just as bad as those in places such asIndonesia and China. Danny Hobson, ethical and quality improvement manager atArco, said: “Businesses not only have a responsibility to ensure they are tradingethically, but establish support mechanisms for ... read more

23/08/2017

A third of HR Hiring Managers plan to increase recruitment

A third of HR Hiring Managers plan to increase recruitment

Research from specialist professional recruiter Robert Walters has revealed that 31% of employers plan to hire more HR professionals in the second half of 2017 than the first. Many firms are looking to grow, with 43% of employers saying that business growth will drive their hiring strategies in the second half of the year, and HR professionals are in demand to support expanding teams. The research also found that demand for mid-level profession ... read more

23/08/2017

Apprenticeships Compete Closely with University for 2017 Leavers

Apprenticeships Compete Closely with University for 2017 Leavers

As the range of business apprenticeships increase, offering today’s school leavers the opportunity to learn business skills such as accountancy on the job, almost half of those reviewing their future this year considered apprenticeships as an alternative to university. Over 1,400 students nationwide, aged 16-19, who were taking part in the ICAEW business skills competition (BASE) regional finals, were asked if they would consider apprenticeships ... read more

16/05/2017

Arco plans to create 200 jobs

Arco plans to create 200 jobs

It was recently reported that safety company and our client, Arco plans to boost Yorkshire’s economy by creating 200 jobs as part of its strategy to hit the £500m annual sales mark by 2025. The firm, which already employs around 800 people in Hull, is also investing in its digital teams and expanding its retail operations in response to customer demand. Neil Jowsey, Arco’s new chief executive, said the 133-year-old firm planned to hire ex ... read more

19/04/2017

Spotlight on Brexit

Spotlight on Brexit

Following the triggering of Article 50, we spoke to Caroline Stevens, Resourcing Director at Squire Patton Boggs about her thoughts on Brexit and how it may affect recruitment. She said; ‘Whatever your personal opinion of the change, there’s little doubt that Brexit has created uncertainty in the UK recruitment market. Whilst, ten months on, it appears that there has been little immediate impact as a result of the news, and it’s reassuring tha ... read more

19/04/2017

New Clients for Spring

New Clients for Spring

We are very pleased to welcome some new clients to Online Resourcing. Alexis Filters based in Hull specialise in providing high quality filters to customers across the UK and beyond. Nymas based in Billingham manufacture bathroom and toilet equipment for the disabled. Depot Rail in Gainsborough supply and maintain rail equipment. Aidan Thompson Consulting in Birmingham provide executive recruitment project management. GEO Ame ... read more

29/03/2017

Article 50 & Recruitment

Article 50 & Recruitment

Today Theresa May, the British Prime Minister, triggers Article 50, the legal method by which a country leaves the European Union. This is a first step in a negotiating process that is likely to take longer than two years to complete in detail. The invocation of Article 50 does not even guarantee that there will be a deal between Britain and the rest of the EU: it merely initiates negotiations. What does it mean for recruitment? Leading u ... read more

28/03/2017

Rise in Revenue at Card Factory

Rise in Revenue at Card Factory

It has recently been reported that our recruitment partner, Card Factory has delivered a rise in full year revenues after growing its store network. Total group revenue during the year ended January 31 2017 grew by 4.3 per cent to £398.2m, driven by growth in the Card Factory store network, the company said. A total of 51 net new stores opened in the period, bringing the total estate to 865 at the year end. The company said it had a strong p ... read more

15/03/2017

Applying for jobs | CV no-no's & top tips

Applying for jobs | CV no-no's & top tips

Applying for jobs can be a challenging and daunting prospect so to avoid making any mistakes along the way, here are some handy tips to guide you. To start things off here are some CV no-no’s based on a recent study, which surveyed recruiters on their CV pet peeves. It revealed the top 10 areas which put recruiters off a candidate straight away: Spelling mistakes – 71% Being massively under-qualified for the role – 62.6% Lists of u ... read more

07/03/2017

The Sunday Times '30 Best Big Companies To Work For' 2017

The Sunday Times '30 Best Big Companies To Work For' 2017

Huge congratulations to two of our recruitment partners; Bourne Leisure and Howdens Joinery for being included in The Sunday Times '30 Best Big Companies To Work For' (3,000+ employees) 2017. The list ranks Britain's best companies to work for based on a number of surveys from employees. The surveys were on a number of criteria including leadership, well-being, giving something back, personal growth, the teams the work with and if they are get ... read more

06/03/2017

Appetite for Apprenticeships from Employers and Jobseekers

Appetite for Apprenticeships from Employers and Jobseekers

New research by Totaljobs shows apprenticeships offer an attractive route into the workplace for job seekers, while 89% of businesses are encouraged to take advantage of the growing popularity of earn-as-you-learn opportunities. With HMRC due to apply a 0.5% levy on all UK businesses with an annual payroll in excess of £3 million and a new scheme to administer apprenticeship courses from 1st May, hiring trends are likely to be impacted. 48% o ... read more

27/02/2017

Revenue at Persimmon Homes tops £3bn

Revenue at Persimmon Homes tops £3bn

House building giant Persimmon has notched up a healthy rise in full-year profit as it pointed to a “confident” housing market, despite concerns over Brexit. Yorkshire’s biggest PLC said pre-tax profits rose 23% to £774.8 million in the year to December 31, while revenue rose 8% to £3.1 billion. “Despite some understandable caution being exercised by consumers and corporates alike during the period ahead of the EU referendum, the result ... read more

20/02/2017

Employment hits highest rate since records began

Employment hits highest rate since records began

The employment rate is at a record 74.6% – the highest employment rate since records began in 1971. Official figures released by the Office for National Statistics show that there are over 300,000 more people in work compared to the same time last year, and the number of women in work has risen to a record rate of 70.0%. The latest statistics also show that unemployment continues to run at an 11-year low of just 4.8%, down by more than 90 ... read more

02/02/2017

What Millennials are looking for from an Employer

What Millennials are looking for from an Employer

Today Millennials are a new generation of employees with a different outlook on what they expect from their employers. We now live in a time where changing your job is not just the norm, but actively encouraged. On average a millennial will stay in their job for 2 years and then move on. Part of the reason for this short turn around is that they are not willing to stick around if they do not believe that they are receiving any personal benefi ... read more

31/01/2017

Growth in hiring despite uncertain outlook

Growth in hiring despite uncertain outlook

New survey data from the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo) reveals that both permanent and temporary placements have risen year-on-year (1% each). This is in line with the latest data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) which reveals that the unemployment rate remained at an 11-year low for the three months to November last year. APSCo data, which focuses on professional recruitment, reveals notable variations b ... read more

31/01/2017

The top 10 perks workers are after this year

The top 10 perks workers are after this year

New research from the UK’s leading independent job site, CV-Library, reveals just how important workplace perks are to UK workers, with nearly two thirds (62.1%) of professionals stating that they consider these to be a key factor when looking for a job. Furthermore, just over one in 10 (12.6%) said that they would turn down a job if the company didn’t offer workplace perks. Worryingly, the survey of 1,000 professionals also revealed that nearly ... read more

26/01/2017

Applying for roles | Top Tips

Applying for roles | Top Tips

Applying for roles | Top Tips Once you have your CV prepared you may be asked to complete an application form or attach a covering letter. More organisations now require an application form or other information such as a covering letter to back up your application. Here are some tips to help you. The Application Form The role requirements: Certain roles require particular skills, qualifications, grades and experience. Make sure you ... read more

25/01/2017

Top UK regions and Industries for pay right now

Top UK regions and Industries for pay right now

According to the latest quarterly Job Market Report from the UK’s leading independent job site, CV-Library, key UK regions and industries witnessed standout rises in salaries in Q4 2016, when comparing year-on-year data. The report, which looked at fluctuations in jobs, applications and pay throughout the last quarter of 2016 (October, November and December), found that the following locations and sectors saw the biggest hikes in average sala ... read more