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  • Poke me if you want to be our face of Facebook

    As social media catapults its way onto the boardroom agenda, it’s interesting that a new report by Social Media Influence reveals that many of the top businesses have not yet created inhouse roles.
    According to the report, just 59 of Fortune Global 100 firms have invested in recruiting staff specifically assigned to core social media and [...]

  • Career Crossroads

    This week, we’ve been checking out a new online recruitment game by L’Oreal who have created a virtual world filled with corporate challenges.
    The game, developed using some principles of psychometrics, could land you an interview at L’Oreal, but before you all go rushing off whispering ‘because I’m worth it’, the really interesting part for us [...]

  • First Class Start for Salford University’s New Team

    Salford University’s new senior management team has called on Northwest business psychology consultancy Psycuity to help embed the new team, improve interaction and identify future challenges.
    Psycuity were tasked by Tony Ayin, the newly appointed Business Development Director of the Faculty of Health & Social Care, to audit the members of his new team, work with [...]

  • The Undercover Boss

    It was interesting to read in The Times today about the come back on the 90’s classic TV programme “Back to the Floor”, is being re-aired in the States as “Undercover Boss”.
    Sathnam Sanghera’s article reveals that it actually poorly aired first in the UK, prior to being lanuched after the super bowl with 39million prime [...]

  • Forgetting not to forget . . .

    If you’re like me then you’ll often find yourself convincing yourself you can remember the few bits you need from the supermarket without the need to write them down, only to return having bought everything but those bits you wanted.
    Memory is a fascinating subject to study and Dominic O’Brien is a mnemonist who is eight time [...]

  • Invisible jobs and rogue recruiters

    One of our customers pointed out an expose on the ethics of some recruitment agencies. As the Sales Director of a successful technology business he’s faced with the daily challenge of recruiting and retaining the best people for his business.
    The expose found that unscrupulous agencies often post non-existent jobs on job boards to farm CVs [...]

  • Only apply if you’re not well educated…

    As previously reported, since the downturn we’ve had a bit of an increase in our career transition work with a healthy proportion of people looking for a complete change in career and some opting to retrain so it was really interesting to read today that UK workers are becoming ‘overskilled’.
    The report by the BBC goes [...]

  • “Best job in the world” goes to a Brit!

    Back in February we blogged about quite possibly the best job in the world being caretaker of Hamilton Island.
    Well today it’s been announced that the role will be filled by Ben Southall, 34 from Hampshire. Big hats off to Ben who beat off 34,000 other worldwide applicants for the £70,000 for 6 months a year [...]

  • 1000 job applications later…

    Whilst watching BBC breakfast this morning, Kate Silverton and Bill Turnbill interviewed Jeff Scott about his search for a new job. After having a stint abroad, he returned to the UK expecting to get back into his career of Sales & Marketing, only to find after 6 months and applying for over 1000 jobs, he eventually landed [...]


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