Making Menu Choices – Looking for a New Job in a Candidate-Driven Market

Making Menu Choices – Looking for a New Job in a Candidate-Driven Market

By AFR Consulting / 31st May 2022 / Comments Off on Making Menu Choices – Looking for a New Job in a Candidate-Driven Market

We are currently living in a very unusual situation when it comes to recruitment. For the first time since records began, there are more open job vacancies than people to fill them. Recruiters and candidates both need to adjust to this phenomenon. The problem of choice On the surface, it seems like a dream come…

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Hybrid issues – Early leavers and the work from home problem

By AFR Consulting / 15th April 2022 / Comments Off on Hybrid issues – Early leavers and the work from home problem

There is a very sharp learning curve happening in the workplace right now. Hybrid working is rapidly becoming the standard in some industries, but it brings with it a new set of challenges, many of which we haven’t faced before. Hybrid has many benefits, and people certainly seem to want it, but is it also causing…

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The value of being valued – Why the candidate experience really matters.

By AFR Consulting / 15th March 2022 / Comments Off on The value of being valued – Why the candidate experience really matters.

When it comes right down to it, we all want to feel as if we matter. As employers, we all know the importance of showing our teams that they are valued, but what about candidates? Does the candidate experience really matter?  What is the candidate experience?  The candidate experience refers to everything that happens up…

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Perks and little extras – Appealing to candidates with a benefits package

By AFR Consulting / 4th January 2022 / Comments Off on Perks and little extras – Appealing to candidates with a benefits package

I heard a rather nice little saying the other day. It was ‘A good job pays you twice, once in money and once in lifestyle’. I like how that so neatly sums up the attraction of benefits for new employees. Not all candidates are driven by salary; in fact, just the opposite. There is a…

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The real value in numbers – Putting salary surveys in perspective

By AFR Consulting / 8th December 2021 / Comments Off on The real value in numbers – Putting salary surveys in perspective

There is a real value in performing a salary survey. With the current candidate shortage, it is doubly important that you make sure any salary offer you are making is, at the minimum, at a level where it will attract candidates to investigate the role further. So, with that in mind, we thought it would…

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The North of England is the place to be if you want a career boost

By AFR Consulting / 31st August 2021 / Comments Off on The North of England is the place to be if you want a career boost

The default position for UK professionals has traditionally been to head south to the capital. The streets of London were paved with gold, apparently. That may no longer be the case, though. In fact, to be blunt, not only is London not the career destination it once was, but it is also slipping behind its…

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Where are all the candidates? Why there are fewer applicants for some roles

By AFR Consulting / 28th July 2021 / Comments Off on Where are all the candidates? Why there are fewer applicants for some roles

It’s few short months since we were concerned that there would be a mass unemployment problem because of the pandemic, and we would be inundated with candidates. Well, not only has that not happened, but the opposite is currently the case. Maybe that will change, and perhaps the can has just been kicked down the…

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How to show value – Is it time for employers to consider their salary offer?

By AFR Consulting / 28th June 2021 / Comments Off on How to show value – Is it time for employers to consider their salary offer?

Let me start by apologising because the title of this article is a little misleading. The article is really about the situation we are currently seeing in the employment market. For those of you who wanted a yes or no answer to the question ‘should I review my salary offer?’ the answer is an emphatic…

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No more commuting? Will we all be returning to the office?

By AFR Consulting / 4th June 2021 / Comments Off on No more commuting? Will we all be returning to the office?

There has been a lot of chatter about whether people will return to the office after lockdown finally eases. If we were all in the office pre-pandemic, why would we not go back post-pandemic? Actually, it may not be quite as cut and dried as it first seems, ‘Should the workforce return to the office?’…

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Out of lockdown and into a new role – Permanent jobs are on the rise, post lockdown

By AFR Consulting / 29th April 2021 / Comments Off on Out of lockdown and into a new role – Permanent jobs are on the rise, post lockdown

After a year in which the only thing we were sure of was uncertainty, it feels like there is a real sense of optimism in the air. Lockdown is easing and, despite the fears about an ongoing job crisis, the market is thriving. We are certainly seeing a real upturn in the number of positions…

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