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COVID-19 Business Impact

Back in April Beauhurst anticipated that they were working on a second report about COVID-19 Business Impact. It’s safe to say that since then, the world has undergone a lot of change. Businesses all over the country, big and small, had to adapt to this new situation, scale back, and in some cases close their doors for good. Others still …

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How to conduct an ideal job interview, according to a forensic interviewer

Certified forensic interviewer Michael Reddington shares the first question you should ask in order to gauge how honest a candidate is being. By Stephanie Vozza.  When you’re hiring a candidate for a potential role at your company, you hope they’re truthful in the interview. Unfortunately, the majority of people embellish their answers. While some of these overstatements may be harmless, others …

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The One Thing You Should Do for Every Single Job Applicant

In June, longtime public relations professional Linda Beltran lost her job as the global communications services director for Oracle. The pandemic had all but eliminated the need for her role. Still, she was blindsided. It was the fourth time Linda had lost a job. Three times her position had been cut when the economy floundered and, in the other case, the circus company …

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HOW COMPANIES CAN REDUCE FIXED COSTS AND ADD FLEXIBILITY TO RECRUITMENT

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the UK economy has shrunk and, unavoidably, entered recession. According to the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR), it will be our nation’s deepest recession in 300 years. Many organisations are focusing on a short to medium term strategy of remaining commercially viable whilst also preparing for a difficult commercial landscape for the foreseeable future. But …

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15 REASONS WHY ‘EXCLUSIVITY’ IS IN YOUR CLIENTS’ BEST INTERESTS

Now more than ever, we need to focus on a key component of exclusivity. And that is a clear understanding of why working with one, quality recruiter on a specific brief is actually in the clients’ best interests. Well here are 15 very good reasons for starters. The Client is getting the Recruiter’s full commitment to filling their vacant role. Let’s not beat …

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The Future of Big Data: Five Predictions From Experts for 2020 to 2025

Once global data started to grow exponentially a decade ago, it has shown no signs of slowing down. It‘s aggregated mainly via the internet, including social networks, web search requests, text messages, and media files. Another gigantic share of data is created by IoT devices and sensors. They are the key drivers for the global big data market growth, which …

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How businesses can ramp up recruitment while cutting costs

Richard Dutton, Account Director at Symatrix says businesses can improve their recruitment strategy while keeping costs down… Many businesses have put recruitment on hold during the current pandemic in light of the uncertainty that the COVID-19 outbreak has cast over the economic future. Yet, when the lockdown eases and business ‘as near normal as possible’ resumes, many will once again need to turn …

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As Lockdowns Ease, European Photonics Ponders the Future

In March, OPN talked with European optics and photonics professionals about how pandemic-induced lockdowns were affecting their lives and work. Now, three months later—with the flattening of the proverbial viral growth curve—many European societies have started easing those lockdowns, and find themselves peering down the murky road ahead. During June, to gauge the current moment, OPN once again spoke with a number of …

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How Coronavirus Has Changed The Recruitment Landscape

Coronavirus is changing the way we operate within business, from moving entire operations from office-based to working remotely, to changing the way we source new talent and the hiring process behind it. You may have noticed the number of searches you appear in weekly on LinkedIn has dropped significantly as more companies put their talent acquisition efforts on the backburner. …