The real value in numbers – Putting salary surveys in perspective

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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Following from the Finance Directors Webinar – Key points from Budget 2021

By AFR Consulting / 10th March 2021 / Comments Off on Following from the Finance Directors Webinar – Key points from Budget 2021

The tension and expectation surrounding the budget this year was high. It is probably fair to say that it was in the running for the most important announcement for businesses for a long time and certainly the most unusual one for decades. Now the smoke has cleared, it is a good time for a quick…

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Working from Home – Is it now accepted practice?

By AFR Consulting / 26th February 2021 / Comments Off on Working from Home – Is it now accepted practice?

One of the biggest changes to our working practices for many years has been the sudden shift to working from home. Thanks to lockdown, it is now so common that it is almost an expectation, and the abbreviation WFH has slipped into regular use. It’s wrong to simply put this down to Covid, though. Pre-lockdown…

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Now you see it, now you don’t – One effect of repeated lockdown on recruitment

By AFR Consulting / 28th January 2021 / Comments Off on Now you see it, now you don’t – One effect of repeated lockdown on recruitment

At the risk of stating the obvious, lockdown has had a huge impact on recruitment. I am sure there no need to discuss the big picture on this again. Through most of 2020, we rolled with the punches and learned to adapt to the new circumstances. Covid policy is now a common term, and employers…

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The safety factor – Employing staff in a post-pandemic workplace

By AFR Consulting / 22nd December 2020 / Comments Off on The safety factor – Employing staff in a post-pandemic workplace

There can be little doubt that the Covid-19 pandemic has changed the workplace forever. In fact, it has not only changed it; it may well have changed it in a fundamental way for the foreseeable future. Covid is going to be something we need to think about for some time, so what does that mean…

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