We want to share our knowledge, expertise and recruitment advice with you. Have a look at our resources below for more information. If you’re interested in a specific topic, why not get in touch and let us know what you’d like to see next!

Your guide to choosing an Apprenticeship Levy training partner – including supplier assessment template

Following on from our Apprenticeship Levy Guide, this is the second instalment in our series.

This new guide provides help and assistance for companies who are setting up their Digital Apprenticeship Service Account, information about the  RoATP register, and guidance on what to look for when assessing a training partner.

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An insight into new national wages: current analysis and future predictions

In April 2017, the UK expects to see yet another increase in minimum pay for employees, amidst economical changes and an attempt to reinstate a higher quality of life for residents of the UK.

We have provided an overview of two National wages and a foundation wage with; key points, pay-rates, penalties and exemptions. Using industry trends, we also provide a forecast of predicted wages up to 2020.

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Your Essential Pack for Interviewing Candidates: including an interview template and spreadsheet for assessing soft-skills and key competencies

Competency-based interviews are becoming an increasingly important method within the recruitment process. The idea of competency-based questions is to encourage the interviewee to reference specific events or experiences, rather than providing a generic answer.

This go-to interviewer pack assesses candidates on five essential competencies, together with template questions and a proven scoring system. A colour-specific spreadsheet is also included for Management Information (MI) purposes.

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Everything you need to know about the Apprenticeship Levy 2017

In an attempt to expand the total number of apprentices in England to three million by 2020, the Government has implemented an apprenticeship tax to be charged to large employers, which will be introduced in April 2017.

The following document will give you an overview of the Apprenticeship Levy; who needs to pay it, how it’ll be collected, how employers will benefit, choosing Government-approved training and much more.

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Complying with the Modern Slavery Act 2015: with exclusive contributions from PWC

The Modern Slavery Act (MSA) 2015 came into force on 29th October 2015, with the hope of eliminating elements of corporate slavery and human trafficking in the UK.

This guide will offer an overview of the MSA, a recommended action list for SME’s & larger businesses and guidance on developing an anti-slavery statement with advised content topics, if required.

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Modern Slavery Act
Revolutionising Supply Chain Management: Industry 4.0

The logistics, manufacturing, supply chain, and transportation industries are going through a time of rapid and unprecedented transformation. The future of these industries is paved with innovation and technology. It was not long ago that ideas like 3D printing and augmented reality were things of science fiction. Today, merchants and service providers within these industries are cautiously adopting these technologies to provide faster, cheaper, more efficient and sustainable business practices.

This guide will provide an extended overview of the sweeping technological trend, and how it is has the potential to completely revolutionise supply chain management. The technology behind industry 4.0 has the potential to transform how factories and warehouses operate, how vehicles are maintained and provides a limitless volume of new industrial processes, purposes and practices.

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Bad hires and indirect costs: Understanding the consequences of a bad hire

To some employers, a thirty-minute interview or a days’ assessment centre is enough to spark a decision, but it’s not necessarily always the right one.

Some employers seem to underestimate the accumulative sum of the more intangible overheads that can arise due to a bad hire.

This guide explores 4 indirect costs of a bad hire, the latter often being misvalued by hiring managers and employers:

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Do you have a workforce strategy for 2017? Your guide to formulating a ‘New Year’ Workforce Plan

With 2017 upon us, employers now know what their budgets are for the coming year.

Whether you’re looking to hire or not, formulating a workforce strategy for the new year will help you to be fully prepared for any unforeseen hiring challenges and staff shortages.

We’ve created a guide that will offer guidance for developing a hiring strategy and things to think about in the process.

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Win the war on talent: your go-to guide to attracting and retaining the best talent

Are you fighting the war on talent?

It’s becoming increasingly difficult to source and recruit the best talent within an extremely competitive environment.

We’ve put together a go-to guide to attracting and retaining the best talent so you can win the war on talent!

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The power of specialist labour contracting: how agencies can help

The concept of specialist labour contracting may not be a new one, but it is often undervalued.

Many businesses have yet to experience the true efficiency of using labour hire to help bolster its personnel.

We have provided five key benefits for hired labour contracting, and how it can profit your workforce:

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Keeping your existing talent: Employee retention

Creating a strong and reliable workforce isn’t just about hiring the right people; you also have to make sure they don’t walk out.

So, how will you retain and re-energise your best members of staff in an ever more competitive job market?

We’ve created a guide that will discuss our top tips to retaining your existing talent in the workplace.

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The key to bottom line profitability: Harnessing a highly engaged workforce

By developing a highly engaged workforce, you have the ability to retain existing talent, raise customer loyalty and increase profitability.

This factual guide includes the latest statistics and industry analysis from the Corporate Leadership Council, Harvard Business Review and Towers Perrin-ISR.

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The hidden costs of recruitment: Focus on total cost of ownership

The act of in-house recruiting, as a whole, is an expensive process. What’s more, it takes time. Finding someone who will truly add value to your organisation, with similar core values and work-culture isn’t a walk in the park.

The initial cost of using a recruitment agency has seen an endless debate. Whilst the use of agencies seems expensive to begin with, their involvement in the hiring process generally helps to reduce two often misjudged headline costs, time and quality of hire.

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The future of recruitment: what you need to do to keep up

As with just about every other aspect of employment, digital has completely transformed almost every facet of recruitment – and shows little sign of reducing its influence any time soon. This obviously offers a real challenge to anyone working to recruit the most valuable candidates, particularly in sectors such as manufacturing and engineering – not sectors as immediately attractive to millennials as, say, technology. So how can you maximise your chances of attracting & hiring the candidates you need?

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A must-follow checklist for recruiting engineers:

When it comes to the engineering industry, we know the recruitment process can be lengthy and that your time is precious. We also know how important it is to maintain a flexible workforce that you can scale up or down when needed, keeping costs low and productivity up – and we definitely know that strict recruitment processes and flexibility don’t always go together very well.

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