Recently we attended an important event that had been in the diary for a while. No, not England’s first game in the World Cup, but the Facilities Show at the Excel arena in London.
For those who might have missed it, the Facilities Show brought together service providers, suppliers and other asepcts of the Facilities Management industry, all under one roof for just three days. Continue reading “Facilities Show Excel London 2018”
It seems a given that a recruitment agency should write a blog on why you should use a recruitment agency. However, having now recruited staff twice in the last year we have discovered what a painful process it can be!
I’d heard that hiring for your own company wasn’t easy, but hey we’re a recruitment company right, how hard can it be, it’s what we do! Continue reading “Why you should use a recruitment agency”
Late May 2018 has a date that millions of people across Europe have been keeping an eye on for quite a while. This time last year you couldn’t be too sure what might happen and who might be involved, only of it’s importance to those that it affected. Continue reading “GDPR – Europe’s latest recruitment match winner”
Working from home, or remote working, has taken on near-mythical status as a concept in recent years.
Workers are more productive, take less sick days and are more likely to stay with their employer over a longer period of time, studies suggest.
And this is a benefit that is becoming increasingly attractive to those entering the workplace for the first time.
Continue reading “Is home working bad for you?”
We all know technology is constantly evolving and adapting. I am part of the generation that is at the crossover point of the digital age.
I remember not being able to use a landline and internet at the same time, but was only 11 when the first iPhone launched in 2007.
In the intervening decade smartphones and social media have revolutionised the way we communicate. Continue reading “LinkedIn or Linked-Out: How traditional recruitment practices hold up in the digital age?”
The impending GDPR legislation, is being viewed as the elephant in the room by some. No longer can a recruitment agency just store up ‘suitable CVs’, save them to a database, send them off to clients,hope for a result, and then repeat.
Continue reading “Is your recruitment agency abusing your relationship?”
Some of us at Alex Young Recruitment are so ancient that social media did not exist when we were at university. As a result, our embarrassing youthful escapades are confined to photos that rarely see the light of day. Continue reading “When social media and recruitment collide”
With Christmas just around the corner a number of us will be faced with a marathon amount of festivities – clients want to take you out for a seasonal thank you, there are the obligatory team drinks but what about that seasonal political hot potato of the grand Christmas Party?
Continue reading “Christmas bonus or Christmas party?”
A question we are often asked when a candidate is offered an exciting new role is “what’s the best way to resign from my job?”.
Getting your resignation right can go a long way in ensuring confidence as your career develops; whereas approaching your resignation in the wrong way could be detrimental to your immediate future.
After all, a good reference is not just valuable, but vital.
So what is the best way to resign from your job? Continue reading “What’s the best way to resign from my job?”
Regardless of your reasons for seeking a new facilities managememt role the first thing you need to do is make sure that your CV is in order.
Along with your cover letter, your facilities management CV is your first opportunity to catch the recruiters eye, and make yourself stand out.
However, if you have been with the same organisation for a long time it may have been a number of years since you last spruced up your resume.
Continue reading “How to prepare your facilities management CV”