How to stop sabotaging your candidate application numbers

Stop sabotaging your applicant numbers

Are your candidate application numbers falling short of the response you expected? With high employment rates and so many opportunities available for potential jobseekers then it’s easy blame a strong economy for a lower than average number of CV’s for each vacancy. However, there are a few elements that seriously put candidates off applying for…

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Where Have All the Candidates Gone

Where have all the candidates gone

We understand how difficult it is at the moment to recruit office staff in the Staffordshire and Cheshire areas, so what can you do to attract top talent to your business? We’ve got the answer for you right here… Where Have All the Office Staff Gone? The importance of office staff is indisputable. They are…

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How to attract top accounting and finance candidates to your business

CFO’s in the UK’s top accounting and finance firms are reporting that they are finding it difficult to source professionals with the requisite skills! The problem in finding skilled accounting and finance professionals is due to high demand and a limited supply. With jobs in the finance industry expected to grow by 10% by 2026,…

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Why was my job offer rejected?

Why was your job offer rejected

The recruitment process can be a time consuming and intensive process, so when you think you’ve found the perfect person for the role only for them to reject your job offer it’s natural to be disappointed. Your job offer may have been rejected for several factors and reasons but instead of becoming frustrated at the…

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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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How to Manage Temps for Success

Managing temporary workers

How to Manage Temporary Workers Success There were just over 1.63 million temporary workers (also called temps) in the UK in July 2021. 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 understaffed…

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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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