Why You Shouldn’t Apply For Every Job You See

Why You Shouldn’t Apply For Every Job You See

By AFR Consulting / 26th April 2023 / Comments Off on Why You Shouldn’t Apply For Every Job You See

Job hunting can be a tedious and time-consuming task. It requires patience, dedication, and a lot of effort. While job search tools can make the process more efficient, it’s important to avoid certain mistakes that can harm your chances of landing your dream job. Two common mistakes that job seekers make are applying for every…

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Won’t see you Friday – Things we can learn from the four-day week roll out

By AFR Consulting / 24th March 2023 / Comments Off on Won’t see you Friday – Things we can learn from the four-day week roll out

I doubt anyone could have missed the big fuss around the four-day week over the last year or so. As the rumblings from the initial experiment around the UK die away, what are the takeaways, and was it a success? The four-day week – A positive move? Before we look at whether it is a…

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Money isn’t everything, until it is – Should you ask for a pay rise or not?

By AFR Consulting / 10th February 2023 / Comments Off on Money isn’t everything, until it is – Should you ask for a pay rise or not?

There is a time and a place for everything, including broaching the subject of a pay rise. When is the right time, though, and what happens if you don’t get what you think you deserve? Asking for a pay rise isn’t easy We all get that wobbly stomach feeling when it comes to asking for…

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Waiting for the Bubble to Burst – The Long-Term Danger in the Ongoing Recruitment Crisis

By AFR Consulting / 20th December 2022 / Comments Off on Waiting for the Bubble to Burst – The Long-Term Danger in the Ongoing Recruitment Crisis

There is no doubt that these are strange times when it comes to recruitment. With the candidate shortage likely to continue into 2023, are we storing up big problems for when the bubble finally bursts? The candidate shortage isn’t going away soon. As we all know, everything comes to an end, but the shortage of…

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Every Down is an Up – Making the Most of Not Getting That Job

By AFR Consulting / 25th August 2022 / Comments Off on Every Down is an Up – Making the Most of Not Getting That Job

Nobody likes getting the ‘thanks but no thanks’ from a potential employer. Sometimes though, no matter how hard you try, these things happen. It’s disappointing, but it doesn’t need to be a waste of time. Making the most of not getting the job I don’t want to downplay how discouraging it can be when you…

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Just Because You Can Do a Thing….. Is It Too Easy To Apply for Jobs?

By AFR Consulting / 26th July 2022 / Comments Off on Just Because You Can Do a Thing….. Is It Too Easy To Apply for Jobs?

There is a puzzling trend around candidates seemingly not taking a job application seriously at the moment. Why is it that in recent months there has been a marked increase in the number of applicants for job roles but a corresponding decrease in take-up for interviews and the rest of the employment process? Why do…

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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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