6 reasons to change career

Your Life Has Changed: When you chose your career your life may have been different than it is today. For example, you may have been single then and now you have a family. The crazy schedule or the frequent travel that is typical of your career may not suit your new lifestyle. You should look…

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The Business Impact of a Shortfall in HR Candidates

If you’re struggling to find quality candidates for roles, you’re not alone. At Appointments here, we are remaining positive that we can source candidates. However, we are seeing recruitment trends this year that pose real issues for all types of sectors. Of course, Brexit does feature as a reason. According to research by Quinyx, in…

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Reward and Recognition! Both are equally important!

Here at Appointments Personnel, the notion of ‘total reward strategy’ is not a new concept. We talk to clients about ‘direct currency’, as in monetary pay, but we also dig deeper into all aspects of work that are valued by employees, including learning and development opportunities and/or an attractive working environment, in addition to the…

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Where Have All the Candidates Gone

Appointments understand how difficult it is now to recruit industrial staff in the Staffordshire and Cheshire areas. So where are the industrial candidates and how can you attract them to your business? The Industrial Staff Shortage – What’s Happening? At the beginning of September (2021), the CBI (Confederation of British Industry) warned that UK businesses…

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How to Manage Temps for Success

How to Manage Temporary Workers Success There were just over 1.63 million temporary workers (also called temps) in the UK in July 2021 and almost 10,000 vacancies for temporary workers being advertised in Staffordshire and Cheshire. Temporary workers provide significant benefits to companies in the industrial sector. Firstly, they can help businesses when they are…

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Consultant Spotlight – Taila Roden

Consultant Spotlight – Taila Roden Taila is our Industrial Specialist and has been a valued member of the Appointments Team since 2017. Our clients love Taila as she goes above and beyond to react quickly to the ever-changing requirements of Industrial Recruitment. 2021 saw Taila grow and develop exceptionally to provide a fantastic service to…

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Why a motivational fit in tech recruitment matters!

According to the research group Gartner, the engineering and technical arena is in a time of rapid change. Organisations in these industries are starting the rebuilding process after 2020 – rehiring, redesigning and strategising to meet the needs of an ever-changing, but optimistic future. Connected technologies and an increase in associated investments are helping companies…

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Future Focus – Attracting Potential & What to Explore

If you’re working in manufacturing, or contemplating a career in the sector, you are part of an industry which employs 2.7 million people (with average earnings of £33,592). This industry also accounts for £192 billion of output and accounts for 44% of total UK exports. (Source: Make UK/Santander) With this acceleration, and volume from e-commerce…

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Changing the Perceptions of Manufacturing, Logistics and Engineering

In 2020, every industry felt the effects of the pandemic. When much of the world had to stay at home, manufacturing and logistics companies, with many technical and engineering roles within, stayed open. While tough for many workers, it was vital to ensure that production and supply of essential goods remained intact. Production pivoted entirely,…

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