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Trends of 2021: Tech Takeover

Trends of 2021: Tech Takeover

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Whether it's for cost-cutting reasons, as a result of our new socially distanced world or streamline recruitment processes, smart businesses are exploring the limits of technology.

Trends of 2021: Quality Over Speed

Trends of 2021: Quality Over Speed

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When Covid struck, many businesses went into self-preservation mode with their current employees and their recruitment.

The furlough scheme saw mass temporary working shifts on a scale like never before. Some organisations needed new employees – fast – while others made the difficult decision to downsize or furlough their teams.

Trends of 2021: A New Type of Talent Pipeline

Trends of 2021: A New Type of Talent Pipeline

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Traditionally, talent pipelines are the pool of candidates that your organisation has been in communication with – the individuals who you have singled out as a possibility as your next key hire.

Meet our partners: Oxford Media & Business School

Meet our partners: Oxford Media & Business School

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We had the pleasure of speaking with Andrea Freeman from Oxford Media & Business School (OMBS) - a key partner with us for over two decades. We delved a little deeper into our partnership over the years.

Being a video interview communication pro

Being a video interview communication pro

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One criticism candidates sometimes have about video interviews is that it is harder to strike a genuine connection with your interviewer or panel. But there are a few techniques you can use to help combat this.

Improving Your Video Interview Skills

Improving Your Video Interview Skills

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Some people will be more relaxed during a video interview; for others, it can be more stressful. This all depends on your personality and communication type.

But for camera-shy candidates who are more likely to find video interviews stressful, there are some techniques you can employ, which will help you answer questions with ease.

There are two main types of video interviews – live and pre-recorded. Most…

Preparing for a successful video interview

Preparing for a successful video interview

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If you have been invited to a video interview, you might be worrying that this could put you at a disadvantage.

But what are the real differences?

The truth is that a video interview should not put you either at an advantage or a disadvantage – both have their benefits and their drawbacks.

Let’s take a closer look.

Meet the candidates: Janet

Meet the candidates: Janet

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We love talking to our candidates about the jobs we match them with, and the advice they have for people who are job hunting now. Here we talk to Janet who we supported to make the move into her current role in finance at a top sports brand: 

Why should you hire freelancers through an agency?

Why should you hire freelancers through an agency?

Jo Donelan

As an employer, you might want to use staff you already have to fill a vacancy which arises unexpectedly. If your employment needs are only going to be temporary (i.e. sickness or a specific timeframe) it is usually better to keep current staff in their roles and fill the temporary gap using the help of a recruitment agency so your current staff are able to keep focussing on their…

Problems temporary workers are great at solving

Problems temporary workers are great at solving

Jo Donelan

There are several different situations when you should consider hiring temporary workers for your organisation.

Temporary Workers Have Skills Permanent Workers Don’t

Temporary Workers Have Skills Permanent Workers Don’t

Siobhan Rourke

In our recruiting experience at Hatty, we know that there are certain qualities temporary workers have, which will add real value to your business.

Your Misconceptions of Temporary Workers Are All Wrong

Your Misconceptions of Temporary Workers Are All Wrong

Jo Donelan

There is a common misconception that temp workers are simply those ‘between jobs’ and that they would much rather be on a permanent contract but are unable to do so: this is not true

What really are temps?

What really are temps?

Siobhan Rourke

During the past year with all the changes we have encountered in the workforce, temp work is on the rise. More and more, we see self-employed and freelance workers who until recently would have been doing the same job but on the payroll of a larger company; looking for an opportunity to work on a temporary, contract or interim basis.

7 Steps to Upskilling Your Workforce

7 Steps to Upskilling Your Workforce

Jo Donelan

Looking to grow your business, stabilise in a post-Covid world or want to upskill your team for the future? Here is the seven-step process to upskilling your team for the next 12 months.

Upskilling your team for the new ‘Distance Economy'

Upskilling your team for the new ‘Distance Economy'

Siobhan Rourke

The term ‘distance economy’ refers to our new way of working – with remote workers now playing a significant part in many organisations for the first time.