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18 October 2018
How to: Get Interview Ready

A common blog post created by recruiters, but you’ll be surprised how many people don’t know how to prepare for an interview. This can be down to lack of interview experience if this is your first job out of education, or for some who have been in the same job for a long period of […]

Candidate Hints & Tips
17 October 2018
How to: Prep for a second interview

Good news! You have aced the first interview and have been invited back for a second. Whilst you have made a good impression on the potential employer, you still have round two to go. Depending on the industry, the second interview varies. You may be asked to complete a variety of tasks or be sat […]

Candidate Hints & Tips
12 October 2018
Starting salaries rise at fastest rate since April 2015, as candidate availability drops further

News from REC   Key points: Starting salaries rise sharply amid steep reduction in candidate supply Permanent placements expand at slightly weaker pace Vacancy growth softens to near two-year low, but remains strong Summary: The IHS Markit/REC Report on Jobs – published today – provides the most comprehensive guide to the UK labour market, drawing […]

Recruitment & Industry News
10 October 2018
How to manage a bad boss

Not everyone can say honestly that they like their boss – we question those that say they do. But the real question is, how do you deal with a bad manager? We aren’t talking about the big bad wolf who is giving you lots of work to do, which you think isn’t fair; we are […]

Candidate Hints & Tips
9 October 2018
How to: build your personal brand

Branding is not just for businesses but for people too. Building a personal brand can help you to progress in your career and build connections. By creatively and effectively portraying your skills, interests and career goals can not only help expand your professional and personal network but can help you to find a new job […]

Candidate Hints & Tips
4 October 2018
Should I include hobbies and interests in my CV?

Whether you choose to add hobbies and interests to your CV is completely up to you. If the hobby in question is not relevant to your role then we suggest not. If you need to cut down on pages and you have a sufficient amount of experience from previous employment, then there may be no […]

RedBox Updates
4 October 2018
Settling into your new role

You have spent the last few months securing your new job as well as negotiating your new salary and what comes next can be more daunting than the first: settling in. The first few months are confusing, exciting and scary all at the same time as you work your way through your probation period, trying […]

Candidate Hints & Tips
28 September 2018
How do you balance a part-time job whilst studying?

There are many benefits to working part-time whilst studying from gaining experience as well as contacts in your chosen career. If your part-time job has nothing to do with your career path and is merely an income generator, think about the positive skills you may be gaining from time management to customer service. When we […]

RedBox Updates
27 September 2018
What you need to know about sick pay

This is the time of year that you will hear coughs and sniffles around the work place. People will be coming into work in a cough syrup coma with a box of tissues tucked under their arm. As much as you try to avoid it by steering clear of those who are unwell and equipping […]

Candidate Hints & Tips
20 September 2018
10 questions to NEVER ask a candidate

Despite the fact that people have unlimited access to free information at their fingertips and see negative headlines hitting the press about candidate experience, people are still getting the interview questions completely wrong. Rather than having a conversation with the person, it turns into a question and answers session with no conversation or questions asked […]

Recruitment & Industry News
19 September 2018
Employers’ confidence in the economy at its worst for six months

Latest news from REC: New data shows that employers’ confidence in the prospects for the UK economy declined further this month, according to the Recruitment and Employment Confederation’s latest JobsOutlook report. The balance of those seeing a positive outlook as opposed to a negative one was a net -5, a fall of 4 points from […]

Recruitment & Industry News
11 September 2018
What to wear for an interview in 2018

This can create more nerves and attention than the actual interview itself for many people. You’ve spent the time and effort on crafting your creative CV to bag yourself a seat in the hot spot. Now, you must focus on first impressions. We would like to think that people don’t judge a book by its […]

Candidate Hints & Tips
11 September 2018
How to increase employee engagement

Employee engagement is a workplace approach resulting in the right conditions for all members of an organisation to give of their best each day, committed to their organisation’s goals and values, motivated to contribute to organisational success, with an enhanced sense of their own well-being. If an employee is disengaged, then this leads to poor work […]

Recruitment & Industry News
7 September 2018
Staff placements rise further, while candidate shortages fuel higher starting salaries

News from REC Key points:  Stronger expansion in permanent placements, but temp billings growth softens Starting salaries increase at second-fastest rate in over three years Staff vacancies continue to rise at historically marked pace   Summary: The IHS Markit/REC Report on Jobs – published today – provides the most comprehensive guide to the UK labour […]

Recruitment & Industry News
6 September 2018
Why do you want to work for this company?

It’s all about being prepared for any questions that may be asked during the interview process and this is a popular one. This is an easy question for the potential new employer/interviewer to ask.  Have you thought about why you want to work for this particular company in the chosen role? If you don’t have […]

Candidate Hints & Tips
6 September 2018
6 ways to promote yourself at work

No one likes a bragger – we all know that one person who loves nothing better than the sound of their own voice and talks non-stop about all the amazing things they have done or achieved. You can guarantee that when you mention something, they have beat it by doing something more amazing. However, at […]

Candidate Hints & Tips
27 August 2018
5 important things to consider when you get a job offer

The moment the phone call or email arrives to confirm that you have been offered a job is an exciting time. But if you have not done your research beforehand, then the moment of excitement will not last for long. We advise candidates to think long and hard about the job on offer to ensure […]

Candidate Hints & Tips
26 August 2018
What to look for in your next job other than £

With stress and mental illness hitting the headlines again this week, it is important to consider your well-being and to put yourself first. As your job takes up the majority of your weekly time, you need to enjoy what you do in order to reduce stress. There’s more to life than the money you earn […]

Candidate Hints & Tips
23 August 2018
Top tips for working from home

We have recently discussed the benefits of flexibility in the workplace including working from home. For some people, the opportunity to work from home is a blessing to get away from the daily office distractions and noise. For others, this can be a task in itself to force yourself to sit down and do something […]

Candidate Hints & Tips
23 August 2018
How to help stressed employees

Whether it stems from problems in or out of the workplace, spotting symptoms of stress is an important part of managing employees. With mental health across the headlines and becoming a priority for many, now is the time to spot the signs of stress in the workplace and to know how to deal with it as […]

Recruitment & Industry News
22 August 2018
Employers’ confidence in the economy dips for the first time since April

News from REC… New data shows that employers’ confidence in the prospects for the UK economy turned negative this month according to the Recruitment and Employment Confederation’s latest JobsOutlook report. The balance of those seeing a positive outlook as opposed to a negative one was a net -1, a fall of 7 points since July. […]

Recruitment & Industry News
15 August 2018
Do you need a mentor?

It’s not just the dreaded Winter that disengages employees across the UK. A number of factors affect the mentality of the workforce and more and more people are looking to mentors and coaches to help inspire and motivate. Ten years ago, life coaching and mentoring was a small business, but now wherever you look their […]

Candidate Hints & Tips
15 August 2018
Do you ever switch off from work?

Should you check your work emails at home or even on vacation? This has been an ongoing debate and countless investigations into how this can affect individuals. In our ever-connected world it is hard not to take your work home with you. If you have your emails set up on your phone, then there may […]

Candidate Hints & Tips
14 August 2018
Tight UK labour market stifling growth

News from REC Today’s labour market statistics published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show a record number of available vacancies at 829,000 for May to July 2018, 51,000 more than the previous year and the highest since records began in 2001. This is coupled with an annual fall of EU nationals working in […]

Recruitment & Industry News
10 August 2018
Do you have what it takes to be a manager?

Managers are a rare breed that require certain skills including communication and creativity in order to succeed and motivate others. It can come down to those who have managed the employee and helped shape them into becoming management material. It may be the case that the manager has been promoted into the position rather than […]

Recruitment & Industry News
10 August 2018
When to schedule a job interview

You have spent hours pondering over your CV and cover letter and have proof read it a million times before you applied for the job. The time comes when the phone / email pings offering you the opportunity to come in for an interview. Great news! – but hold fire. Before you hastily send an […]

Candidate Hints & Tips
8 August 2018
Permanent placements rise at slower pace amid further drop in candidate availability

News from the REC Key points:  Permanent placement growth softens to nine-month low, while temp billings increase at faster pace Staff vacancies expand at quickest rate since last November Decline in candidate availability eases, but remains historically sharp Softer rise in permanent staff appointments…  Permanent placements continued to rise sharply in July, though the rate […]

Recruitment & Industry News
2 August 2018
Would you hire someone who has just been fired?

Would you pass up a qualified candidate simply because they were fired in the past? The choice is yours, but simply writing off candidates because their previous position did not work out well may not be the best idea, just as you wouldn’t expect job seekers to dismiss a company if one of their past employees […]

Recruitment & Industry News
2 August 2018
Should you tell your boss you’re applying for other jobs?

This question has probably been asked numerous times. Gone are the days where you could sneak out of work for a ‘dentist’ appointment to attend an interview. Especially now that companies have adopted a more casual dress code. You would raise a few eyebrows if you were to rock up on a Friday suited and […]

Candidate Hints & Tips
30 July 2018
Your guide to a notice period

If you are considering applying for a new job as the new year is upon us, it is advised that you understand your notice period beforehand. You don’t want to rush into accepting another job, failing to realise just how much notice you currently have to give. There is more than what meets the eye […]

Candidate Hints & Tips
25 July 2018
Candidate shortage hits hiring businesses as short-term outlook on jobs remains good

News from REC New data shows that half of UK employers looking to recruit for permanent roles expect to find a shortage of candidates – 5 points higher than in the same period last year (March – June 2017), with construction and health & social care being the sectors registering most concern, according to the […]

Recruitment & Industry News
24 July 2018
Facing redundancy? You need to know where you stand

Redundancy can be a horrible daunting experience for anyone who has had to go through it. It can impact your life hugely along with knocking your confidence for six. With the economy in difficulties, redundancies are in the news every day. But even when times are better redundancies happen when firms reorganise or get taken […]

Candidate Hints & Tips
17 July 2018
Lack of labour will dent business post-Brexit

From the REC Today’s labour market statistics published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), show wage growth continues with average weekly earnings for employees in the UK in real terms increasing by 0.4% excluding bonuses, and by 0.2% including bonuses, compared with a year earlier. The unemployment rate was the joint lowest since 1975 […]

Recruitment & Industry News
17 July 2018
Juggling the crazy workload

We have all been there – coming into work Monday morning with mountains of work on our desk. Before screaming at the top of your lungs and throwing paper into the air like large pieces of confetti, take a step back to evaluate how you can successfully get all the jobs done and still be […]

Candidate Hints & Tips
12 July 2018
5 reasons why you can’t find a job

Are you struggling to find your dream job? Job hunting is not an easy task. The whole process needs to be planned and executed like a military operation. There is so much to think about once you have decided it is time for a change. Simply posting your CV on job boards is not enough. […]

Candidate Hints & Tips
11 July 2018
How to stay productive at work

In this technology crowded world where we spend countless hours on Facebook and our smart phones scrolling through Instagram feeds, Timehop, Facebook Messenger even down to checking the weather or news app on a regular basis purely out of habit and for no other reason, it’s no wonder we find ourselves getting distracted in the […]

Candidate Hints & Tips
10 July 2018
EU temps needed to keep key industries going post-Brexit

News from REC British firms could come unstuck in key sectors like food supply if the government does not allow employers to continue to access temporary and seasonal workers from the European Union (EU) after Brexit, says a new report from the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC). Launching the report, REC chief executive Neil Carberry […]

Recruitment & Industry News
6 July 2018
Candidate shortages contribute to slower rise in staff appointments in June

News from the REC Key points: Permanent placements and temp billings continue to rise, but not as sharply as previous months Candidate availability deteriorates at steeper pace Robust demand for staff leads to further marked rises in pay Summary: The IHS Markit/REC Report on Jobs – published today – provides the most comprehensive guide to […]

Recruitment & Industry News
28 June 2018
How to ace a group interview

Who has had the privilege of taking part in a group interview? For those of you who have been there and done it, you know why people dread it the words ‘group’ and ‘interview’. Having a one to one interview can be bad enough, let alone when there’s a group of you all in the […]

Candidate Hints & Tips
28 June 2018
How to ace a performance review

You’re up – Even if you are confident that you are doing a good job, it may still stress you out. The dreaded performance reviews can be scary and intimidating, just like when you were younger receiving your report card. You’ll be on the spot, in front of your boss or immediate superior, and you’ll be […]

Candidate Hints & Tips
25 June 2018
How to ace a telephone interview

With the vast amount of CV’s a recruiter or hiring manager receive per job application, the telephone interview is a great step in helping to pick people out of the crowd. The phone interview may not be your ideal process out of the hiring journey, but it doesn’t need to be as nerve wracking as […]

Candidate Hints & Tips
24 June 2018
Freelance Work – Is it for you?

In today’s world, having a stable job and working your way up the career ladder for 40 years to reach seniority along with a healthy wage is no longer a priority to many millennials. People nowadays want freedom and to be their own boss. Many people look down the self-employed route, but this is more […]

Candidate Hints & Tips
21 June 2018
How to: Video Interviews

With the advancing recruitment age, it’s even easier to attend an interview, even if you are the other side of the world! This is making changing and enhancing our careers as simple as one, two, three and opens up opportunities to step into a new job easier than before. Saving time on travel, especially if […]

Candidate Hints & Tips
20 June 2018
Half of UK employers can’t find the skilled workers they need

From the REC… Despite the improvement in confidence in the UK economy this month, half (50 per cent) of UK employers expressed concerns over the sufficient availability of candidates for permanent hire – up 8 points than in the same period last year, reported in this month’s Jobs Outlook report from the Recruitment and Employment […]

Recruitment & Industry News
13 June 2018
How to irritate your colleagues

It may have not occurred to you, but the question ‘Can I borrow you for a sec?’ is a certified way to annoy your colleagues. Who knew? The latest research conducted by jobsite reed.co.uk discovered that the harmless question is in fact the most used phrase (41%) but also the most annoying (31%). You are […]

Candidate Hints & Tips
13 June 2018
Number of people in employment remains the highest it’s ever been

From the REC… Today’s labour market statistics published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), shows wage growth continues. Average weekly earnings for employees in the UK in real terms increased by 0.4%excluding bonuses,and by 0.1% including bonuses, compared with a year earlier. The unemployment rate is the lowest it’s been for 43 years at […]

Recruitment & Industry News
9 June 2018
What to NOT say during an interview

There are many things we say day in and day out to our friends, colleagues and loved ones without giving it a moment’s thought. But when it comes to being sat in the hot seat during an interview, there is no time like ever to watch your mouth. The good old saying of ‘think before […]

Candidate Hints & Tips
7 June 2018
How to conduct an appraisal

Everyone hates appraisals – even the people who have to conduct them. This is the opportunity for both employee and employer whether that be in the form of a Manager or HR representative, can sit down to discuss the previous year and any issues or problems that may need addressing. Performance appraisals can be extremely […]

Recruitment & Industry News
31 May 2018
Thinking of retiring?

Everybody likes to plan for the future and whatever stage you are in your life right now, it’s good to know the facts when it comes to retiring. As always, preparation is key and ensuring you are financially secure as well as have some defined goals, retirement will be easy as one, two, three. If […]

Candidate Hints & Tips
31 May 2018
Employee advocates are the best!

We base the majority of our decisions on referrals from booking a holiday to buying the latest pair of shoes. We trust what others are saying and rely on recommendations in order to make a decision. This is creeping its way into the recruitment industry as companies have begun to realise the importance of listening […]

Recruitment & Industry News
25 May 2018
Employer confidence in UK economy turns positive for the first time since August 2017

From the REC… he proportion of employers who believe economic conditions in the UK are getting better outnumber those who think they are getting worse for the first time since August last year. 30 per cent of employers are feeling more confident in the future prospects of the UK economy, compared to 29 per cent […]

Recruitment & Industry News
23 May 2018
How to turn an internship into your dream job

It’s becoming increasing difficult to land your dream job these days. With so many people graduating from university with similar degrees, it’s no wonder people struggle to stand out from the crowd. Internships are becoming more and more popular and offers the perfect opportunity to get your foot in the door. Once you have managed […]

Candidate Hints & Tips
14 May 2018
How to achieve a healthy work-life balance

Following on from our previous blog about stress in the workplace, we look at how to achieve a work-life balance and a healthy one at that! Whilst achieving a successful career is one of the top priorities for workers in the UK, it’s also important to find a balance between work and life outside of […]

Candidate Hints & Tips
14 May 2018
Stress in the workplace

As we begin National Mental Health Week, we look at stress within the workplace. As we all know, stress can have a huge impact on our work life especially when it comes to our happiness and productivity levels. This results in higher staff turner over too. A recent report published by hse.gov.uk found that a whopping 526,000 […]

Recruitment & Industry News
14 May 2018
Permanent staff appointments increase at weakest pace for four months

News from the REC… The IHS Markit/REC Report on Jobs – published today – provides the most comprehensive guide to the UK labour market, drawing on original survey data provided by recruitment consultancies.   Permanent placements growth softens to four-month low The number of people placed into permanent job roles continued to rise markedly in […]

Recruitment & Industry News
13 May 2018
Playing the waiting game

So you have sent off your dazzling, awesome, mind-blowing CV (thanks to the previous inspiring blogs from yours truly) and the question left is what do you do now? Waiting is a horrible task whether that is for a kettle to boil or queuing at the Next Christmas sale to get through the threshold; but […]

Candidate Hints & Tips
7 May 2018
Employer confidence rises but hiring plans remain cautious

From the REC… Employer confidence in the economy has improved, according to the latest JobsOutlook survey by the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC). The net balance of employers who think economic conditions are getting better over worse grew seven points since March, but remains negative at -3. Twenty-nine per cent of employers think economic conditions […]

Recruitment & Industry News
3 May 2018
How to: Negotiate Your Salary

Negotiating your salary isn’t an easy task. And one of the biggest problems is knowing how much to ask for. As a general rule of thumb, your number should be 10% – 20% more than what you’re earning now or what the job is currently advertised for. A company usually budgets for 15% – 20% […]

Candidate Hints & Tips
3 May 2018
Knowing the workplace characters

Here at RedBox Recruitment we work with a range of industries and meet a variety of different characters along the way. The workplace is a complex social environment, where different personalities combine to achieve a common goal of success, targets and customer satisfaction. While each working environment can differ according to its industry, size and […]

Candidate Hints & Tips
16 April 2018
How to: Follow up on a job application

It can be disheartening to hear nothing after applying for your dream job. You spent the time adapting your CV to suit the job role and included relevant skills and experience in your cover letter, but have yet to hear anything. With so many applications received per job role, recruiters and hiring managers may not […]

Candidate Hints & Tips
15 April 2018
Permanent placements growth remains sharp but temp billings rise at weaker pace

From REC The IHS Markit/REC Report on Jobs published last week found that permament placements rose sharply, that candidate availabilty declines and staff vacancies increase to weakest extent since December 2016. Growth in permanent placements outstrips that for temp billings March data signalled a further sharp increase in permanent staff placements across the UK, with the […]

Recruitment & Industry News
11 April 2018
Happy hump day! Or is it?

The saying ‘hump day’ has been around for a while.  We use it to mark the middle of the week. For many, we start the week full of beans ready to face the world, but come Wednesday, we often feel deflated and unmotivated. If you can relate to this, it’s time to get your mojo […]

Candidate Hints & Tips
10 April 2018
Bite size chunks – another day, another job

Are you willing to cut up your bosses food and take self defense lessons? An interesting job advert has appeared on an online temporary staff platform,Staff Heroes, looking for a PA with some unusual requirements, but offering a salary of a staggering £75,000. For that amount of money, we don’t think it will be a […]

Recruitment & Industry News
9 April 2018
Pros & Cons of social media coworker friends

Some people ‘like’ the idea of adding their colleagues on social media. Others ‘follow’ strict friending rules and steer clear of adding coworkers. But what is the right answer? The line has always been blurred when it comes to professional and personal friendships. Friendships at work are encouraged as it has been found to help […]

Candidate Hints & Tips
6 April 2018
More employers make hiring plans as Brexit countdown begins – REC

Latest news from REC Employer confidence in the economy remains negative, according to the latest JobsOutlook survey by the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC). More employers continue to think economic conditions will get worse (33 per cent) than think it will get better (23 per cent). Employers are still uncertain about hiring. For example, 20 […]

Recruitment & Industry News
4 April 2018
How to prep for an interview

What felt like an eternity (a couple of days), you have finally had confirmation of an interview date.  Yay! If you hadn’t done your research on the company prior to applying for the position, then now is the time to do it. Begin by scoping out the company’s website. Take a look at their ‘about’ […]

Candidate Hints & Tips
4 April 2018
First ever job? No problem!

According to the latest research from CV-Library, the UK’s leading independent job board, 67.8% admit that they didn’t find it hard to secure their first job without any previous experience. Good news for those looking to take the first step on the career ladder! While the majority of Brits believe it’s important to take on work experience when starting […]

Recruitment & Industry News
4 April 2018
Work is the number one stress factor

It may come as no surprise, but the latest report conducted by Perkbox ‘2018 UK Workplace Stress Report’ found that work is by far the most common cause of stress (59%) for working adults. You’re probably saying ‘Well yeah!’, but this is not good news for both employees and bosses. According to a study of 3,000 UK […]

Recruitment & Industry News
28 March 2018
Time to clean up your social media

Whether you are thinking about applying for a new position or even if you are settled in your current job, there is no time like the present to organise your social media life. Employers use your openness to share every minute detail of your life on the internet as an advantage point to them. Potential […]

Candidate Hints & Tips
21 March 2018
Demand for staff remains but employers struggle to fill roles

Today’s labour market statistics published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), based on data from November 2017 – January 2018, show that the number of people in employment is rising, while vacancies remain high.  It revealed an increase of 168,000 in the number of people in work to 32.2m, while wages grew by 2.6% […]

Recruitment & Industry News
21 March 2018
The weird and wonderful work rules abroad

Here in the UK, there is general work etiquette that we all must adhere to from not coming to work in your pyjamas (unless it’s for charity) to not shouting blaspheme at the top of your lungs at 10am in the middle of the office. Other examples include not playing Tetris on your smart device […]

Candidate Hints & Tips
21 March 2018
Top 10 CV fails to avoid at all costs

We’ve all been there – rushing to send out 15 CVs in one day, desperate to get out of our current situation whether that is our job that we hate or the endless unemployment drag. It is so easy to send out a generic CV to one and all, but you are decreasing your chances […]

Candidate Hints & Tips
17 March 2018
10 questions that may be asked during an exit interview

You have made the executive decision to leave your job. This may have been a long time coming or an impulse decision, but you may be asked by HR or your manager to conduct an exit interview. Quitting your job was stressful enough. But, having to attend a meeting in order to explain all of […]

Candidate Hints & Tips
17 March 2018
Time for a new job? Where do I start?

Struggling to get out of bed in the mornings, even when it’s a Friday? Constantly stressed out at work and finding that your colleagues no longer amuse you, but annoy you? Then it is time for a new job! As the saying goes, ‘The grass is always greener on the other side’, but this is […]

Candidate Hints & Tips
6 March 2018
‘Good Salary’ trumps the list

In January this year, we saw a staggering 83.6% application rate across the UK alone. With this surge of new applicants, CV-Library set out to discover what was the priority when it came to a new job. It came as no surprise that a good salary (58.1%) and friendly colleagues (48.2%) topped the list for the […]

Recruitment & Industry News
6 March 2018
REC backs ‘Ban the Box’ campaign

The Ban the Box campaign – designed to increase employment opportunities for people with convictions has received new backing from The Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC). As a result, the REC will not ask questions about criminal records at the application stage of the recruitment process, but will ask the questions at a later stage. Banning […]

Recruitment & Industry News
6 March 2018
Uncertainty continues with employers in limbo

News from REC According to the latest JobsOutlook from the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC), one third of employers (34%) are unsure about their short-term hiring plans for temporary agency workers whilst the other third (32%) are uncertain about agency worker hiring over the next four to twelve months. This is a clear sign that uncertainity […]

Recruitment & Industry News
6 March 2018
The struggle is real

Despite rise in unemployment, the struggle for talent continues according to the labour market statistics published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), based on data from October-December 2017 last week. The statistics showed that  both the number of unemployed people and the number of vacancies have increased while real wage growth is still falling. Recruitment […]

Recruitment & Industry News
5 March 2018
Are you looking for a new job whilst in work?

How do you find a new job when you are in a job? Now that’s a question! It is always advised to not quit your job until you have something else lined up, especially when you have those dreaded monthly bills to pay plus the new pair of shoes you must purchase as they scream […]

Candidate Hints & Tips
26 February 2018
How to: write an awesome CV

Do you want to know how to write an attention-grabbing, awesome, amazing, great, winning CV? I know, I know! You have probably read or seen so many of these blogs appear on your timeline, but the CV is the first and undoubtedly the most important step into finding your dream job. The most challenging thing […]

Candidate Hints & Tips
26 February 2018
10 Signs It’s Time to Move On

If you haven’t made up your mind whether to hand in your notice yet, this list may be what pushes you over the edge. If one of more of these signs applies to you, there’s no time like the present to pack up and move on. You dread going to work – Sunday night looms […]

Candidate Hints & Tips
19 February 2018
How to beat Monday blues

Mondays don’t have to suck. Everyone struggles following the weekend to get motivated for the week ahead, but there are things you can do to help make Mondays not the worse day of the week. Just remember you are not alone. “The ‘Monday Blues’ describe a set of negative emotions that many people get at […]

RedBox Updates
15 February 2018
What about the benefits to CPD?

For many roles, CPD (Continuing Professional Development) is a crucial aspect to keep up to date with knowledge and trends within the industry. Completing a variety of CPD aspects can help with confidence in the role itself and credibility to the individual. For companies that offer development to their employees, it also helps retention rates […]

Candidate Hints & Tips
14 February 2018
Do you expect to be rewarded for healthy living from your boss?

According to a new survey a third (33%) of UK workers believe their bosses should pay them for keeping healthy! Are you one of them? The survey by Willis Towers Watson (WTW) revealed a number of employees (34%) would only participate in a company health initiative if there was a financial incentive to do so, up from […]

Recruitment & Industry News
14 February 2018
The Top 10 Popular Industries for Job Seekers Revealed

The beginning of each year always brings a surge of job applications, but what industry are people most interested in working in? The latest research conducted by CV giants CV Library found that construction and engineering jobs were the most searched for by candidates last month. This may be due to the liquidation of construction giant, […]

Recruitment & Industry News
14 February 2018
Permanent Placements Growth Accelerates to Fastest Since Last July

The latest figures from Recruitment and Employment Confederation’s (REC) monthly publication ‘Report on Jobs’ produced by IHS Markit reveals Recruitment Consultancies indicates the strongest rise in the number of people placed in permanent jobs since July 2017. Key points: – Stronger rise in permanent placements contrast with softer temp billings growth – Starting salary inflation […]

Recruitment & Industry News
5 February 2018
Are these buzzwords on your CV?

It is a busy time for us recruiters. The New Year has seen a surge of applicants looking for a new career or a new challenge to get their teeth into in 2018. However, there may be something holding you back and that is ‘experience’. LinkedIn have revealed the top ten buzzwords and you may […]

Recruitment & Industry News
5 February 2018
Candidates want good technology according to new survey

This may not be news for you, but according to a new survey of British workers, job seekers are now putting technology high on their must-have lists when looking for a new job. The research found that 1 in 3 stated that they would decline a job offer based on poor technology offerings alone. The […]

Recruitment & Industry News
31 January 2018
Employer confidence at lowest since referendum – REC

According to the latest JobsOutlook survey (created from 600 employers) from the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC), employer confidence in the UK’s economy is at its lowest since the referendum, with a net balance of -14. It was found that 35% who took part in the survey think that the country’s economic conditions are worsening, […]

Recruitment & Industry News
31 January 2018
Search for staff gets tougher as vacancies reach record highs – REC

Following on from the recent labour market statistics published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) the REC has warned that the search for staff will get tougher as time goes on. Vacancies are reaching a record high according to data from September-November 2017 whilst real wage growth is still falling. Recruitment & Employment Confederation […]

Recruitment & Industry News
29 January 2018
Top 10 most-viewed LinkedIn job adverts of 2017 revealed

If you want to know what top talent is drawn to, then look no further. LinkedIn has revealed the adverts most viewed by its users last year. We know LinkedIn is a hub of activity when it comes to sourcing your next career, but some of the jobs made it far and wide across all […]

Recruitment & Industry News
29 January 2018
Glassdoor reveals best jobs in the UK this year

First LinkedIn and now Glassdoor. At the beginning of the year LinkedIn revealed it’s top 10 most promising jobs of 2018. Based on the US Market, it gave insight into careers to consider in the future for those starting out or those looking for a change in direction. Glassdoor have recently revealed their own list […]

Recruitment & Industry News
17 January 2018
Top ten things that are worse than getting fired

The experience of being fired for any job is of course a stressful life event that can happen to anyone over the course of their employment. If you suspect you may get fired then there are a couple of actions to take in order to stay ahead of the game. Begin your job search right […]

Candidate Hints & Tips
17 January 2018
Watch out for fake degrees!

It has been found that thousands of Brits have bought fake degrees according to BBC Radio 4’s File on Four programme investigation raising concerns for recruiters and hiring managers alike. One ‘diploma mill’ that has been outed named Axact, which claims to be the ‘world’s largest IT company’, operates a network of hundreds of fake […]

Recruitment & Industry News
16 January 2018
LinkedIn’s 10 most promising jobs of 2018

January blues and the grey wet weather brings new candidates to the table. If you are looking for a new job this year, LinkedIn have collated a list of the ten most promising jobs of 2018. They have included important factors such as salary, growth of job openings, the skills required and the career advancement […]

Recruitment & Industry News
16 January 2018
New year, new you: Is it time for a new career too?

This is the time of year that people begin to think about or take actions towards a new career. Following the Christmas period, it allows people time to reflect on what they have learnt or achieved in the year and what their plans are for the year ahead. For many this involves a new job. […]

Candidate Hints & Tips
15 January 2018
Permanent Staff Appointments Increase at Fastest Pace for Four Months in December

The IHS Markit/REC Report on Jobs – published today – provides the most comprehensive guide to the UK labour market, drawing on original survey data provided by recruitment consultancies. Faster growth of permanent staff placements Permanent staff placements increased at the quickest pace since August at the end of the year as agencies reported on […]

Recruitment & Industry News
8 January 2018
The top 10 UK workers New Year’s Resolutions

For many, New Year’s resolutions seem like a great idea, but a few weeks into January and they are non-existent or forgotten. By creating some resolutions for your work however may help to inspire or motivate you to achieve your set goals throughout the year. According to new research conducted by CV-Library, over ¾ of […]

Recruitment & Industry News
8 January 2018
It’s time to declutter your workspace

  With everyone sinking back to normality following the Christmas break and New Years resolutions in full swing, now is the time to organise your workspace! To help encourage a motivational year of work ahead, begin preparation at the workplace. Check out our handy tips to help declutter your office space as well as your […]

Candidate Hints & Tips
5 January 2018
Surge in applicants this New Year

The New Year brings new years resolutions, gym memberships, diet plans and also new careers. The latter proved more popular than previous years as Jobsite received 39% in applications on their website on New Year’s Day. Whilst many were recovering from a hangover, or still in the party spirit, others were polishing off their CV’s […]

Recruitment & Industry News
4 January 2018
How to address gaps on your CV

It is common for gaps to appear on your CV from time to time. Have you recently graduated and gone off travelling? Did you leave a job with nothing else to go to? Whatever the reason for the gap, you can still remain professional and have a stand-out CV.  Knowing how to address these empty […]

Candidate Hints & Tips
2 January 2018
2018 workplace trends

The New Year is here. 2017 flew by at astronomical speed and this year will be no different. The UK job market continues to change and businesses are striving to be more competitive in order to retain and attract top talent. With this, employees are facing increasing challenges and stress in the workplace with more projects and […]

Recruitment & Industry News
30 November 2017
Don’t end up on the naughty list this Christmas Party

It’s that time of year again when the awaited mass email gets sent around the office regarding the works Christmas party. This gives employees the chance to chill out and unwind and receive a free dinner and drinks courtesy of the boss. This is also the time when some people take advantage of the company […]

Candidate Hints & Tips
30 November 2017
The pros and cons of having a Christmas job

Christmas can be a busy time of year for many retailers as well as bars and shops. Whether you are a student or someone looking for extra money for the festive period, a Christmas job can be both good and bad. As recruiters, we advise you to start applying for Christmas positions as soon as […]

Candidate Hints & Tips
22 November 2017
5 tips to maintain the Christmas spirit when at work

Are you working this Christmas period? Unfortunately not all organisations shut down for Christmas. People are still required to complete tasks whilst the rest of the world is sat in their onesies watching Christmas films and eating leftover turkey sandwiches. If this applies to you then here are 5 tips to keep the Christmas spirit […]

Candidate Hints & Tips
18 November 2017
Secret Santa is coming

T’is the season to be jolly and the time for gift giving. Most workplaces will encourage a secret Santa whereby you are given a colleague to buy a gift for within a certain budget. But what if you don’t know this colleague? What do you buy someone you barely know? What if they are your work […]

Candidate Hints & Tips
18 November 2017
5 benefits to having a Christmas job

Christmas is coming. Shops are piled high with an array of Christmas goodies, Christmas songs can be heard from afar, Secret Santa will be making his way around work places over the next few months and not forgetting that it is sure cold outside! Christmas is an expensive time. The presents, the food and Christmas […]

Candidate Hints & Tips
14 November 2017
Ho Ho! Funny excuses to call in sick after your Christmas bash revealed

We are approaching the festive time of year when the office Christmas party is looming. An anticipated event of the year for many workers providing an opportunity to let your hair down and for some have your drinks and dinner paid for by the big boss. For some, this can also mean enjoying yourself a […]

Recruitment & Industry News
14 November 2017
Suits you sir

A Scottish accent has been found more successful than the Queen’s English for sales people   According to a new study from international call forwarding provider TollFreeForwarding.com, it has been discovered that there is a link between the nation’s favourite accent and a salesperson’s success. It was found that Scottish trumped British as the most appealing […]

Recruitment & Industry News
7 November 2017
One in three employees leave due to stress

There has been more of a focus on mental health as of late and with the busy lives in which we are leading nowadays and increased pressures at work, it leaves people feeling pulled in different directions at the same time. It comes as no surprise that more and more people are leaving their jobs due […]

Recruitment & Industry News
7 November 2017
How much would you job hop for?

According to the latest report titled “The Evolution of Work 2.0” from APD Research Institute®, UK workers job hop for less of a salary increase compared to Europeans. The report who asked 8,500 employees and employers across 13 countries found that UK workers will leave their current job for a 10% pay rise compared to […]

Recruitment & Industry News
25 October 2017
Creativity lost on employers

Do you work for a company who welcomes and encourages your ideas to help shape the future of the organisation? If no, you are not alone. According to a new report conducted by RADA found that according to the staff, 81% of workplaces have failed in creating an open culture for experimentation and ideas. The […]

Recruitment & Industry News
18 October 2017
Are you unhappy in your career?

New research has found that 1 in 5 adults are unhappy in their careers It may be the time of year. Dark evenings and miserable grey weather is upon us. Autumn is officially here. Your summer holiday seems like a long distant memory, you are in full swing at work with little to look forward […]

Candidate Hints & Tips
18 October 2017
Can travelling help your career?

Don’t let the fear of having gaps on your CV put you off from travelling the world. It is more than just a holiday. It not only enriches your outlook on life, but allows you to experience things that many may not have the opportunity to. Travelling to a foreign country not only puts you out of your […]

Candidate Hints & Tips
10 October 2017
1 in 5 Retirees Struggle to Adjust reveals survey

The latest report conducted by YouGov revealed that one in five adults (20%) who have retired in the last five years admitted to finding it difficult to adjust. The survey asked more than 1,000 people across the UK who had retired in the last five years, and more than 1,000 who are planning retiring within the next […]

Candidate Hints & Tips
10 October 2017
Candidate shortages continue to drive up pay rates according to REC

The latest report from The IHS Markit/REC Report on Jobs reveals that: Permanent placements rise at weakest pace for five months… …while growth in temp billings also moderates slightly Candidate shortages continue to drive up pay rates Permanent placements growth weakens to five-month low… Permanent staff placements rose at the softest pace since April at the […]

Recruitment & Industry News
4 October 2017
Do you work through your lunch break?

According to a new survey conducted by Viking, the office supply company, over two-thirds of UK workers are pressured to work through their lunch breaks, unpaid, due to unmanageable workloads and expectations created from their bosses. Are you one of them? Chris Evans, SEO Marketing Manager Europe at Viking commented: “Employers have a legal obligation […]

Candidate Hints & Tips
4 October 2017
‘Insufficient’ number of UK nationals to fill low-skill roles

A recent report from the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC) called Ready, willing and able? Can the UK labour force meet demand after Brexit? revealed that ‘there is insufficient volume of UK nationals willing and able to fill the low-skill roles currently done by EU nationals’. Despite the effort of recruitment strategies and automation, this […]

Recruitment & Industry News
25 September 2017
The best town to work in the UK revealed

Drum roll, please… Slough. Yes, that’s correct. A town that first received prominence thanks to David Brent, Slough has been named as the best town in the country for jobs. A survey by job site Glassdoor found the Berkshire town, located on the M4 tech hub corridor, came first for work, the cost of living […]

Recruitment & Industry News
21 September 2017
Do you have any questions? Yes, you do!

You have written an award-winning CV and cover letter. You have passed the first test and been offered an interview. You have researched the company and have all the answers to the questions in hand except for the very last one – “Do you have any questions you would like to ask us?” Ummmm. This […]

Candidate Hints & Tips
21 September 2017
Graduates dropping out of job offers

The Candidate Compass report conducted by Milkround found that 70% of graduates are willing to back out of a job offer they’ve accepted. But why? This on top of those who decline job positions creates an issue for graduates and employers when it comes to finding the right fit. As graduation day has recently been […]

Recruitment & Industry News
12 September 2017
How much time do you have?

Almost Half the British Adults Feel They Have ‘Very Limited’ Free Time for Themselves Here at RedBox Recruitment, we love a good survey. It opens ours eyes to how people are feeling about certain subjects and also gets us thinking. The latest survey conducted by ElectricTobacconist.co.uk, found that 43% of full or part time workers […]

Candidate Hints & Tips
12 September 2017
Demand for staff increases according to REC

The IHS Markit /REC Report on Jobs, published this week provides good news for the UK labour market including:   • Permanent placements and temp billings both rise at marked rates • Demand for staff increases at fastest rate since April 2015 • Candidate availability declines at quicker pace, pushing pay rates higher Here are […]

Recruitment & Industry News
7 September 2017
How to beat the robots so your CV gets seen

We have all experienced the generic job rejection email following having applied for a position. You are lucky to receive one nowadays due to the high volume of people who apply. Job descriptions now include the line ‘Due to the high number of applicants, we are unable to respond to everybody’. It may surprise you […]

Candidate Hints & Tips
6 September 2017
UK workers spend how much on work related costs!?

It’s only when you stop and take a minute to evaluate how much you spend day to day at work, the penny (literally) drops. Are you someone who goes out for lunch instead of making it the night before? Do you buy lattes and fancy coffees on your way into work rather than just boiling […]

Candidate Hints & Tips
30 August 2017
Hiring plans are decreasing post Brexit

According to this month’s findings from the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) more companies expect the economy to decline over the next three months instead of improve, meaning they are far less likely to recruit new staff. The report found that 31 per cent of employers now expect the business economy to worsen whereas just […]

Recruitment & Industry News
30 August 2017
Is your work dress code putting off talent?

Dress code has been a discussed topic as of late. We all remember the story of Nicola Thorp, who was sent home from her job as a secretary at PwC for refusing to wear high heels. Does being told what to wear impact employees? The latest research by Style Compare asked 2,000 UK workers about dress […]

Candidate Hints & Tips
23 August 2017
Will you be quitting your job this Summer?

Each year, we speak of the importance of employee retention, especially following their summer holidays. The summer can bring mixed emotions for employees during this time. Some feel a sense of relief and relaxation following a summer break, allowing time to get away from work stress and start back fresh and ready to take on […]

Recruitment & Industry News
23 August 2017
Will you be using your holiday entitlement this year?

49% of Brits don’t use full holiday allowance New research commissioned by Monarch Airlines have discovered a worrying fact- half of Brits don’t take their entitled holiday allowance due to ‘not having enough time’.  How does this affect work/life balance? The survey asked 2,000 Brits about the importance of work/life balance, attitudes towards holiday entitlement […]

Recruitment & Industry News
14 August 2017
So, how did I do? How to receive job interview feedback

It is always disappointing to discover that you did not get the job following an interview. You prepared and researched, turned up early enough without interrupting other meetings, wore your best attire and answered all questions confidently but still, the answer was no. The reason for not being successful for a position can be one […]

Candidate Hints & Tips
14 August 2017
Will you be switching off this summer holiday?

We are in the midst of the school holidays where many take annual leave to go away and catch some sun with friends and family. Despite being the most expensive time of the year to travel, thousands of Brits will make their way to their closest airport before embarking on hours of waiting at check […]

Candidate Hints & Tips
8 August 2017
GDPR – do you know where you stand?

The GDPR and the recruitment industry – now is the time to comply. The GDPR will significantly change and update the data protection regime in the UK. The GDPR changes the current legal bases which are used to justify collecting and processing personal data, and requires additional transparency in informing individuals about when (and why) […]

Recruitment & Industry News
8 August 2017
Staff shortages worsen according to REC

In the Markit’s latest report, the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) said the availability of staff overall suffered its biggest fall last month in a year and a half. Headlines hit the media as the shortage of staff for British employers worsened in July, hurt by the departure of European Union workers after last year’s […]

Recruitment & Industry News
1 August 2017
Culture fit – it’s a two-way street

There has been a lot of hype around company culture and finding the right culture fit. The attention has been on employers and organisations to portray their company culture and to ensure they find the right fit when filling a job opening. This will, in turn, help employee retention as well as maintain the happy […]

Candidate Hints & Tips
1 August 2017
What are your strengths?

Following on from our blog last week, ‘What is your weakness? How to answer those awkward interview questions’, we are going to look at the positive questions asked about yourself during an interview. The “what are your strengths” interview question is a staple. You’re going to get this question, and it’s best if you prepare. […]

Candidate Hints & Tips
24 July 2017
The importance of employer branding

A strong employer brand can help businesses to attract and retain top talent in this competitive market in which we live in today. All organisations have, consciously or otherwise, an employer brand that helps to distinguish them from the crowd. It’s not just about the logo and the colours, it’s about reputation, beliefs and the […]

Recruitment & Industry News
24 July 2017
What is your weakness? How to answer those awkward interview questions

If you’re asked the dreaded questions of strengths and weaknesses during an interview, you must have the perfect answer prepared ready to dazzle your interviewer. The point to the questions are to highlight your skills and admit your weaknesses. Responses such as “My strength is that I’m a hard worker. My weakness is that I […]

Candidate Hints & Tips
20 July 2017
Brain training hacks to keep you on top of your game

In today’s fast-paced world, it comes as no surprise that we are forgetting more and more, even important dates such as birthdays and anniversaries. Thankfully, social media platforms such as Facebook and LinkedIn, remind you of such events, but even then, people still forget to take action. How do we manage to keep on top […]

Candidate Hints & Tips
18 July 2017
On the up – industries to consider working for

Following on from our recent blog about salary increase despite BREXIT fears, the research reported by CV Library also recognised the industries in which have seen steady increase year on year when comparing the data. If you are looking to change industries or seeking new employment, then the below industries may be worth noting due […]

Recruitment & Industry News
11 July 2017
Don’t be a cliché – CV phrases to avoid

Are you a highly-motivated, dynamic problem solver with excellent team-working skills and a motivational leadership style who can work efficiently on their own too? One thing that annoys hirers the most is a cliché CV with common phrases that don’t make you stand out from the pile of CV’s they have received. It’s easy to […]

Candidate Hints & Tips
11 July 2017
Vacancies rise and candidate pool decreases – Markit/REC June report

The latest report from Markit/REC on jobs for June 2017 found that positions and staff demand were on the up last month, but the number of candidates available continues to decrease for both permanent and temporary roles. The rate in which staff demand rose was the fastest in 19 months as the hourly pay rate […]

Recruitment & Industry News
6 July 2017
UK salaries increase despite BREXIT uncertainty

According to the latest statistics from CV Library, UK salaries saw a steady increase last month, rising by 1.3% when compared with data from June 2016, despite there being a great amount of uncertainty following last month’s general election. It’s been one year since the UK voted to leave the European Union, but the impact […]

Recruitment & Industry News
5 July 2017
Is music good or bad at work?

This has always been an ongoing debate, is listening to music good or bad for productivity whilst at work? Listening to music at work can be more than just fun for some people, but necessary to zone out of the office environment and regular distractions. According to many professionals, music can have a physiological effect […]

Recruitment & Industry News
27 June 2017
Interview bugbears revealed by recruiters

Latest research from the UK’s giant job board, CV-Library has found that nearly three quarters (74.5%) of recruiters say that there are certain areas that would put them off a candidate, which crop up during the interview process. The research, which surveyed over 800 recruitment professionals across in-house and agency positions, discovered that certain interview […]

RedBox Updates
27 June 2017
The dinosaur that is the cover letter

Cover letters have had their day. They are extinct – apparently. Recruiters and hiring managers have admitted in the past that they don’t have time to read them – the fact is that hiring managers only spend six seconds scanning your CV. Unfortunately, the cover letter used to be the perfect place to personalise your […]

Recruitment & Industry News
22 June 2017
The cost of hiring a wrong candidate revealed

It has been no secret that hiring the wrong person can cost you more, not only in your time and resources, but your money too. The hiring process can be a lengthy one to ensure the right candidate is found to ‘fit’ the job role. We have recently discussed the importance of company culture and […]

Recruitment & Industry News
22 June 2017
Your guide to finding the perfect summer job

The summer is here! With the UK experiencing a mini heat wave, the thought of a summer job is creeping into people’s minds. When you’re looking for a summer job, it’s a good idea to start your job search early. If you haven’t started looking yet, we suggest you do it now! The earlier you […]

Candidate Hints & Tips
9 June 2017
Google creates job site ‘Google Hire’

It has been announced that Google is working on a LinkedIn-style tool which employers can use to find and manage job applicants aptly called Google Hire. And no, your potential employer won’t see your browsing habits – phew! Though Google Hire’s login page can be accessed, signing-in doesn’t seem to actually work for the public […]

Recruitment & Industry News
9 June 2017
Networking is key

After reading a recent headline titled ‘Is the CV dead?’, it got us thinking. Yes, the CV is still an important part of the hiring process, but it’s becoming increasingly difficult to stand out on a piece of paper in a pile as high as a human. So, what can candidates do to get themselves […]

Recruitment & Industry News
8 June 2017
Why do candidates reject job offers?

Brits are rejecting job offers because of ‘company culture’ latest research reveals. New research from Hibob, a cloud-based HR and benefits platform, found that almost half (47%) of Uk candidates are rejecting a job offer based on a company’s culture or feeling like they wouldn’t get on with their colleagues. Recruiters are often advised to […]

Recruitment & Industry News
30 May 2017
Biggest earners with smaller pay gap

Following on from our blog about the gap in gender pay, here we shed light on which industries have less of a gender pay gap. The latest research suggests that around 80% of UK industries are guilty of not paying male and female staff equally. The regulation for all firms with over 250 employees to publish […]

Recruitment & Industry News
30 May 2017
Temps to ‘plug’ skills gap

The latest report from the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC) has found that nine in ten UK employers (89%) intend to increase their temporary workforce over the next three months. This has risen from 80% in March, suggesting that organisations may become increasingly dependent on temp workers in order to fill the skills shortages that […]

Recruitment & Industry News
18 May 2017
Promoting well-being and healthy lifestyle at work

It is often said that your workforce is your best asset – a healthy workplace promotes a healthy workforce. Environmental factors should be at the forefront of employee welfare. The key aspect within the Workplace Health Safety and Welfare Regulations 1992 that relates to a common place of work is that if you employ anyone […]

Recruitment & Industry News
15 May 2017
Another company falls foul of ‘oddball’ behaviour

It’s been another week in the recruitment world and yet another story of poor candidate experience has hit the headlines. The candidate in question Anna Jacobs, a recent graduate, had applied for a position at Tonbridge-based Tecomak Environmental Services and got an awful response, one which no one deserves, especially when starting their career. For those […]

Recruitment & Industry News
12 May 2017
Squid on the face

We had to talk about this. How could we not?! You may have seen it on the news or heard it on the radio as it hit the headlines last week and been asshocked/confusedd as we were. A call centre in Manchester has been reported to drop a squid on the face of those who […]

Recruitment & Industry News
12 May 2017
Is flexible working the way forward?

The idea of flexible working has been around for years. Some companies welcome the opportunity for their staff to have flexible hours that suits the needs of their life. For employers, the thought of flexible working raises concerns as many believe it will open the floodgates for numerous requests and disruptions in the workplace. But […]

Recruitment & Industry News
3 May 2017
The gender pay gap – it’s bigger than we expected

Ahead of a new law that requires companies to calculate the difference between the average and median hourly pay rates for all male and female employees, with and without a bonus, a handful of companies have released their numbers in advance. All companies will be required to publish the results of their pay-gap report on […]

Recruitment & Industry News
26 April 2017
Are robots taking over the world?

Robots haven’t just landed in the workplace—they’re expanding skills, moving up the corporate ladder, showing productivity and retention rates, and increasingly making their human colleagues obsolete. “Machines have less problems. I’d like to be a machine, wouldn’t you?” Andy Warhol’s oft-quoted words were spoken in 1963. Since the Industrial Revolution, humans have been obsessed with […]

Recruitment & Industry News
26 April 2017
Impressive growth in salaries for first quarter

With the blossom of spring brings the end to the first quarter of the year. The world has seen huge events over the past few months, but despite this, the job market has continued to see impressive growth.  2017 has already been marked by a lot of change in the UK, especially now Brexit negotiations […]

Recruitment & Industry News
18 April 2017
What’s the difference between National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage?

The National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage were established to ensure that all workers are offered fair pay. The National Living Wage is set to change in April 2017… or was it the National Minimum Wage? There seems to be confusion between the two so we wanted to provide some clarification on the two. […]

Recruitment & Industry News
18 April 2017
What is your price tag? Top 10 jobs revealed by candidates…

People often ask the question, what is your dream job? For some it may be a pilot or a big shot banker, for others they are a bit more imaginative. We saw recently in the press for a chocolate tester that caused a media frenzy. Who would not want to sit and taste chocolate all […]

Recruitment & Industry News
12 April 2017
Skills shortages in the UK

According to data from the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) has found that the availability of staff is on the decline, especially in London. The number of permanent candidates has decreased for the 46th month in a row in the capital city of London, along with the fall of temporary candidates. This was the steepest […]

Recruitment & Industry News
12 April 2017
The incentives maze – what your employees want

It is hard to know what your employees want when it comes to incentives and office perks. In a candidate driven market, employers need to be offering a range of incentives to motivate their staff and create loyalty. With global giants like Google offering haircuts and bring your pet to work days, it’s no wonder […]

Recruitment & Industry News
4 April 2017
How to hunt for a job this Easter

WOW. This year has flown by and we cannot believe we are looking forward to Easter already. Just when we start to see the efforts of clean eating and gym regime take shape, we are inundated with chocolate wherever we look. (But we aren’t mad about it) It may be that time of year when […]

Candidate Hints & Tips
4 April 2017
Are you likely to job-hop this Easter?

Job-hopping is becoming increasingly common in the UK. Unlike in previous generations, younger workers today are more likely to change roles or employers every few years rather than stay in one company for decades. Job hoppers can earn a higher salary, grow their career, change locations more frequently, and find a better cultural fit from […]

Candidate Hints & Tips
29 March 2017
Career over marriage – millennials reveal what they want

This comes as no surprise as life is not what it used to be. The generation of millennials have different opportunities and expectations than their parents. New research has revealed that millennials are prioritising financial security, home ownership and career progression over marriage and having children. If you are a millennial – is this true […]

Recruitment & Industry News
21 March 2017
What people REALLY earn

A new poll conducted by Oxford Open Learning has revealed what the Nation really thinks certain professions earn – and how wrong people were. Brits on average think solicitors earn a whopping 20% more than they actually do and that journalists are perceived to earn over a quarter (28%) more than their average salary. Dr […]

Recruitment & Industry News
20 March 2017
Is jargon putting you off from applying for a job?

A recent study has highlighted that youngsters, those aged 16 – 24 years, are put off by ‘impenetrable jargon’ when applying for jobs. The words ‘fulfilment service’, ‘KPIs’ and ‘SLAs’, had many people at a loss and didn’t understand what would be expected of them. A whopping two out of three people asked confirmed that […]

Recruitment & Industry News
13 March 2017
Latest report from REC: growth in permanent placements reaches one-year high

Growth in permanent placements picked up from January’s recent low to reach a one-year high in February, The Markit/REC recent report on jobs revealed. The report, which focuses on the UK labour market, drawing on original survey data provided by recruitment consultancies, found that in contrast, temp billings increased at the softest pace in four months. […]

Recruitment & Industry News
13 March 2017
How far would you go? Ideal commuting time revealed

Many of us take to the roads or rail each day, joined by the thousands of others, as we fight our way to work. Train delays, congestion, road works and pure frustration is met on a daily basis. Some of us are lucky to live close to where we work, others decide to relocate to […]

Recruitment & Industry News
6 March 2017
Scottish bosses offer ‘pawternity’ leave

Employers at Scotland-based craft beer company BrewDog are giving their 1,000 employees around the world one week’s paid leave when they welcome a new puppy home. James Watt, BrewDog’s co-founder said: “It’s not easy trying to juggle work and settle a new dog into your life, and many members of our crew have four-legged friends at home. So we wanted […]

Recruitment & Industry News
6 March 2017
Working from home vs Working at the office

Is working from home as productive as working in the office? There have always been mixed views whether working from home can be more productive than working in the office. Both places offer distractions, but depending on the individual’s work ethic, then working from home can be beneficial, especially if working on a project that […]

Recruitment & Industry News
27 February 2017
What is stopping you from getting that job? Bad habits revealed

A job interview is your time to shine. Yet, not all interviews are successful. Business Insider discovered 21 recurring bad habits stopping candidates from getting the job. Some are blindingly obvious (and funny), some you wonder why a person would and some are absolutely avoidable if working alongside the right recruitment consultant. To help you […]

Candidate Hints & Tips
22 February 2017
Would you rather? Another badly conducted interview revealed in the press

The other week a candidate received an emoji along with a negative message about why she did not get a job. Last week the Derby Telegraph reported on “Disgusting, sick and pathetic” questions at a job interview that left a candidate “absolutely gob-smacked” and prompted him to leave. With claims like this hitting the headlines, […]

Recruitment & Industry News
22 February 2017
The top 20 toughest job interview questions revealed by Glassdoor

The new year has brought about many new job applications. People are looking to further their career or get out of their existing work rut they find themselves in. As the number of people job hopping increases, this has brought about a new wave of ‘tough’ interview questions to determine the brave from the weak. […]

Candidate Hints & Tips
14 February 2017
There’s a time and a place for an emoji and the recruitment process is not one of them

You may have seen the recent headlines regarding a text sent by an interviewer to a potential candidate with a use of an emoji to mock the performance of her interview. The message has caused outrage among many and has given the company a bad rep. Shortly after leaving the interview, the candidate received a […]

Recruitment & Industry News
14 February 2017
MPs reveal hot job following Brexit

A recent study commissioned by the AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians) and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), revealed that 47% of MPs think that Brexit will affect the accountancy role in a positive way. This is due to many companies, regardless of what sector they are in, needing advice on the financial implications […]

Recruitment & Industry News
9 February 2017
Good Recruitment Campaign by REC

The REC’s Good Recruitment Campaign has received the backing of some of the UK’s largest employers, with John Lewis Partnership, BBC, Tesco, ARM Holdings plc, Schroders, BAE Systems and Compass Group UK & Ireland joining forces. The Good Recruitment Campaign helps businesses and organisations benchmark their current recruitment methods and shake up their strategies in […]

Recruitment & Industry News
9 February 2017
Fall in love with your dream job today

Love is in the air and RedBox is bursting with new opportunities to help you find your perfect match this February. RedBox Recruitment are here to help you find your ideal partner. It is so important that the chemistry is right with your job and in the month of love, we want to help you […]

RedBox Updates
31 January 2017
Survey reveals growth in permanent recruitment

The latest survey results from the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo) reveals some good news despite the uncertain outlook at present. It was found that both permanent and temporary positions have risen year-on-year (1% each). This falls in line with the latest data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) which revealed that the […]

Recruitment & Industry News
25 January 2017
Looking for a job in 2017? Here’s the top 10 industries to look out for

The end of January is almost over. Those who are attempting ‘Dry January’ are close to their finish line and their first cold pint in what feels like a decade. January has been a busy month for all recruiters as people decide to take action and find a new career in the new year. The […]

Recruitment & Industry News
25 January 2017
Is aesthetic labour still appropriate this day and age?

The issue surrounding aesthetic labour has been brought to the attention in the headlines following a recent case where a female employee stated she was sent home for not wearing heels to work. Aesthetic Labour in layman’s terms is employing someone due to their appearance and accent and / or asking employees to dress in […]

Recruitment & Industry News
14 January 2017
Are you holding back your employees?

Recent research conducted by ILM suggests that rigid workplace cultures are holding back employees. Would you agree? If employers are looking to get the most out of their employees then they may need to decide the best way to do it, and to do it now. It has been reported that more than half of UK workers […]

Recruitment & Industry News
14 January 2017
The top cities to work in for 2017 have been revealed

And you would not guess what the number one destination is! Talk of the new year including new year’s resolutions and the ‘new me’ is still afloat throughout the country. A new year brings about a new leaf for many people and for the majority, this leads to finding a new career. People nowadays realise […]

Recruitment & Industry News
9 January 2017
Land your dream job in 2017

The New Year brings about change for many people. For some, this means joining the gym while others swear off naughty foods in order to get their beach body ready for the Summer. For others, the New Year means a new job. January is always an especially busy time for recruiters as people see the […]

Candidate Hints & Tips
12 December 2016
2017 recruitment trends revealed

RedBox Recruitment already has our sights set on the New Year and the trends that will define recruiting in 2017. The past year has proven yet another success for the RedBox team with the additional of new members and continuous candidate placements into their dream jobs. With both happy clients and candidates, RedBox are excited […]

Recruitment & Industry News
12 December 2016
The top 10 excuses to call in sick, from your boss

The dreaded time of year has arrived when people fall ill during the Winter months. The change of weather along with exhaustion and alcohol binging over the festive period is why many fall foul to the common cold. Having the flu is the most believable excuse according to the latest research conducted by AXA PPP […]

Recruitment & Industry News
3 December 2016
3 ways an interviewer messes up

Focus has always been on the candidate sitting in the hot seat, but what if we turn the table around? People forget that a candidate may have applied for the role, but work is yet to be done for them to really want it. With the competitive market and the power to attract talent becoming […]

Candidate Hints & Tips
10 November 2016
Age is nothing but a number, or is it?

New research released by totaljobs has revealed that almost two-thirds (63%) of 55-64 year olds have said they have felt discriminated against by a prospective employer because of their age. Out of those asked, only 6% of the same age group consider their age as an advantage when applying for a job. The results also […]

Recruitment & Industry News
1 November 2016
Attract talent by shouting about your company values

New research released by LinkedIn reveals many UK businesses could be missing out on hiring top talent by not doing enough to promote their company’s values to prospective candidates. The study revealed that working for a company with a ‘purpose’ is now a deal-breaker for more than half of UK professionals (52%) when considering accepting a job […]

Recruitment & Industry News
1 November 2016
Stress overload in the workplace

Each and every one of us has experienced some form of stress at work. Even those who love their job can still experience a bad day when it all gets too much. Employers need to be aware of the levels of stress their employees are under and be able to manage it accordingly. New research […]

Recruitment & Industry News
17 October 2016
Indeed has a new tool for you

Average starting salaries for professional roles have grown by 3.68% in the past three years, according to the Robert Half 2017 Salary Guide. Salaries for professional roles in finance and accounting, financial services, technology and administration are predicted to grow by a further 2.1% in 2017. With this in mind, Indeed, UK’s biggest job site, […]

Recruitment & Industry News
17 October 2016
Are you wondering why you haven’t been promoted yet?

If you are sat there wondering why you have yet to receive the promotion you believe you truly deserve, then the reason why may surprise you. You work hard and add value to the company. You rarely, if ever call in sick and you continuously work overtime to ensure the job is done properly. But […]

Candidate Hints & Tips
10 October 2016
Are you open to a new job?

LinkedIn has revealed a cheeky new feature that allows candidates to signal to recruiters that they are open to new positions – cleverly titled ‘Open Candidates’. The secret to career happiness is finding a job you love, however there is no way to tell the world that you’re open to new opportunities without worrying about […]

Candidate Hints & Tips
10 October 2016
Do you love your job?

Can you honestly say that you are completely fulfilled and happy at work? If a recruiter approached you, would you be tempted to find out more or politely decline? LinkedIn recently revealed their Work Satisfaction Survey that gave us insight into who and where the happiest employees can be found. There are many factors that […]

Recruitment & Industry News
7 October 2016
Recruitment on the rise post-Brexit

There has been ample speculation following the decision to leave the EU. It’s been three months since the referendum result and as a recruitment agency, we have yet to see a decline or an impact on the industry. Recruitment is still strong with full time positions on the rise and temporary staff still high in […]

Recruitment & Industry News
27 September 2016
Calling all women! Do you have this job title?

Do you know if you are truly happy at work? Apparently, the women who hold the below job titles are, but is it true? Female employees with job titles of Senior Program Manager, Senior Product Manager or HR Manager are reported to have the highest levels of happiness according to the latest report from Fairygodboss. The list was […]

Recruitment & Industry News
27 September 2016
Recruitment agencies vs Going it alone

There is always speculation about whether to apply via an agency or apply directly when it comes to job hunting. You may think we are being bias, but hear us out. As a recruitment agency, our role is to help find you your dream job. That is our job. We are in direct contact with […]

Candidate Hints & Tips
23 September 2016
You can do it if you put your back into it!

With Summer exiting our lives and wet grey weather drawing in, now is the time to motivate your staff. The Summer holiday season is coming to an end and more and more people are walking back into the office tanned and miserable. The news of summer blues has sparked a job surge as people have […]

Recruitment & Industry News
14 September 2016
“University is the option we hear most about in school or college”

Half of school leavers are concerned there is too much competition for jobs, according to research carried out by Milkround. For those of you looking for new employment know how competitive the job market can be these days. Now in its third year, the report consisting of more than 2,100 respondents was presented at an […]

Recruitment & Industry News
14 September 2016
A new survey reveals the top undergraduate employers

It’s been revealed – the top 100 companies offering the best undergraduate opportunities for students including placements and internships to vacation schemes and insights. The findings are based on the thousands of insightful student-written reviews published on RateMyPlacement. It has been collated from 7,000 reviews throughout the 2015-2016 academic year, the table ranks businesses that […]

Recruitment & Industry News
8 September 2016
Do you have faith?

Less than a third of young people (28%) aged 16 to 21 aren’t confident about finding a job over the next few years according to a new report published by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) and EY Foundation – Age of Uncertainty: Young people’s views on the challenges of getting into work in 21st century Britain. […]

Recruitment & Industry News
31 August 2016
Summer blues to bring job surge

The end of the summer brings good news to recruiters with a predicted surge of new candidates with a case of summer blues. Despite July and August typically being quieter months for recruitment, there’s talk of a job surge in September, as over half of employees –57.1% to be correct– admit that they’re more likely […]

Recruitment & Industry News
31 August 2016
How to NOT get a foot in the door

With the anticipated surge of candidates following the Summer months, it’s going to be harder than ever for individuals to stand out from the crowd. As we know, first impressions are everything when it comes to an interview. The way you behave will determine whether you get shortlisted for the role in question. It is […]

Candidate Hints & Tips
23 August 2016
Millennials – don’t waste their time

Accountancy firm KPMG has changed its graduate interview and recruitment process to suit the Millennials out there – people born between 1980 and 2000. Are you one of them? It was reported by the BBC earlier this month that KPMG granted the change following a survey which asked 400 graduates applying for a UK graduate […]

Recruitment & Industry News
18 August 2016
Directing the talent

RedBox Recruitment has had a successful year so far in 2016 and we are delighted to welcome aboard Hannah Cullen – our Talent Co-ordinator to the team. Following her travels in Australia – something most can only dream of doing – Hannah has worked in the recruitment industry and brings with her the resource and […]

RedBox Updates
15 August 2016
‘Radical Reform’ for Apprenticeship schemes

A report by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) has stated that radical reforms are required to improve the quality of apprenticeships to make sure they are a good alternative from the more traditional routes of University. This was based on a collection of essays written by leading experts on vocational training that […]

Recruitment & Industry News
1 August 2016
How to by James Reed – chairman of Reed

According to James Reed, author of “Why You?: 101 Interview Questions You’ll Never Fear Again,” and chairman of Reed, one of the top UK job sites, some hiring managers ask awkward questions as a way of uncovering any lies in your CV and to find out who you really are by the way you handle a difficult […]

Candidate Hints & Tips
1 August 2016
A recruitment industry boom in 2016

UK recruitment industry growth up 10% on 2015 2,926 new recruitment agencies launched in the first half of 2016, a 10% increase on the number of agencies launched in the same period in 2015, according to research from recruitment finance provider, Sonovate. The data, taken from Companies House, suggests that despite recent economic uncertainty, the […]

Recruitment & Industry News
18 July 2016
Burning the candle at both ends?

A latest survey conducted by Reed has revealed that us Brits rack up £43bn in unpaid overtime every year. WOW! If you are one of these people who stay late or get in an hour early before anyone else does – then you are not alone. The survey revealed that one in five UK employees […]

Candidate Hints & Tips
18 July 2016
Mixing work with pleasure

Last month saw the European Championships where England managed to leave Europe twice in one week after voting to leave the EU. With Olympics 2016 just around the corner and the hype beginning to escalate, it raises the question of should companies show sporting events in the workplace? Whilst the country rejoices over a win […]

Recruitment & Industry News
13 July 2016
Staff retention harder than ever

A report recently published by the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) confirms what we already knew, retaining staff is harder than it ever has been. The report brought to life the new trend ‘short-termism’ in the workplace that managers are apparently aware of. With almost a third of new starters planning to leave their […]

Recruitment & Industry News
8 July 2016
Are you paying your staff enough to keep them?

The talk of salaries is always in question when it comes to recruitment and staffing. As companies look to expand and grow their businesses, what sum do you need to pay your employees to first of all attract the talent, but secondly, keep hold of them? With the newest career trends of job hopping and […]

Recruitment & Industry News
8 July 2016
Recruiting for the new Prime Minister

With Britain exiting the EU and Prime Minister and government officials dropping like flies, it’s time for us to find the new Prime Minister of Britain! But what do we ask the candidate in question? The vacant role has got many people thinking that they could step up to the challenge, but do they have what […]

Recruitment & Industry News
27 June 2016
Winding candidates up the wall

We have been talking to our candidates and taking notes on all the annoying things recruiters do. In order to continue and develop our business and to be the best of the best, we have compiled the list of informed notes to highlight what candidates biggest bug bears are throughout the recruitment process and what […]

Recruitment & Industry News
27 June 2016
Which industry pays the best?

Have you ever wondered if you made the right career move or can achieve anything close to your dream salary? CV Library have compiled a list of the top-ten industries with the best paying salaries of 2016 so far. Are you lucky enough to be in one? Construction With an average salary of £44,359, the […]

Candidate Hints & Tips
21 June 2016
Brexit – How will it affect the recruitment industry?

If you haven’t already heard, Britain has left the EU. The question that is on everybody’s mind is ‘How will it affect me?’. It has raised many concerns as we move forward as an independent country and the biggest concern is how it will affect our jobs. Our friends at Recruitment Grapevine has collated a selection […]

Recruitment & Industry News
10 June 2016
Pet pals at work

Following on from our recent blog post about Work perks or cold hard cash, we took a look into some of the wilder work perks some companies have to offer. With more and more companies introducing stranger employee perks, it’s no wonder that pets are starting to get involved in the mix. With our very […]

Recruitment & Industry News
6 June 2016
Are you an Apple interview genius?

Have you ever wondered what questions get asked when interviewing for a job at one of the world’s biggest brands in history?! We know that interview questions are designed to be tough and thought provoking, so it’s not surprising to discover some of the questions asked at an interview for one of the most prestigious […]

Candidate Hints & Tips
6 June 2016
They’re just not that into you

After watching the very humorous film, ‘He’s Just Not That Into You’ the other night on television, it got us thinking about the signs that candidates show us that they are just not that into you and the role you are trying to fill. It’s a sad, but familiar story for all of us recruiters. […]

Recruitment & Industry News
22 May 2016
LinkedIn has been hacked, again

It has been reported by the BBC that a hacker is advertising what he says is more than one hundred million LinkedIn logins for sale. What does this mean for us recruiters? LinkedIn is often used to send work-related messages and is the main social media platform to find new career opportunities – activities LinkedIn […]

Recruitment & Industry News
16 May 2016
Temp bills on the up – Job update from REC

Temporary billings are rising at the fastest rate for a year, while permanent placement growth dove to a seven-month low, according to the Markit and Recruitment and Employment Confederation’s (REC) Report on Jobs last month. The report also found that the number of people placed in permanent jobs continued to increase during March. That said, […]

Recruitment & Industry News
16 May 2016
Liar, liar – is your CV on fire?

Following on from our previous blog, Boys vs Girls: Who lies the most on their CV?, we thought we would delve in deeper and look at the most common white lies found on today’s CVs. 1.       Stretching dates of employment If you are under the impression that being employed for less than a year will […]

Candidate Hints & Tips
9 May 2016
Boys vs Girls: Who lies the most on their CV?

Liar, liar pants on fire! There has always been friendly competition when it comes to boys vs girls so when it comes to who lies most on their CVs, who trumps the number one spot? Candidates are known for telling the odd lie during the interview process whether that is on paper or face to […]

Candidate Hints & Tips
3 May 2016
Toughest interview questions revealed for 2016

Preparing for a job interview is harder than ever these days. The interviewer has the difficult job of separating the good from the awesome candidates and with so many of you out there, tougher interview questions are being introduced into the interview process. Research released recently by Glassdoor has revealed the toughest interview questions of […]

Candidate Hints & Tips
15 April 2016
How to spot the pesky job scammers

You’re reading a job advert and it sounds like a dream! It is everything you could ask for, better money than what you are on now along with flexible working hours and endless perks. But something doesn’t seem quite right and your gut is screaming to run for the hills. There are just as many […]

Candidate Hints & Tips
15 April 2016
Workplace perks or cold hard cash?

Years ago workplace perks were a rare benefit to joining a company, but these days nearly every company offers there employees some kind of perks whether that consists of health care benefits, free parking or gym membership. They can not only improve the quality of the work-life but also add real financial value to a […]

Recruitment & Industry News
11 April 2016
Avoiding unconscious bias in recruitment

A generation ago saw obvious discrimination on the grounds of gender, race or disability, but not today. However subtle aspects still persist with socio-economic background often playing an unconscious bias in the hiring process. Life experiences – whether positive, negative or neutral – heavily influence how we view and evaluate others. Our actions are directly […]

Recruitment & Industry News
4 April 2016
Spooky Goings On

The trendiest way to break up from a relationship in 2016 is by ‘Ghosting’. What is ‘Ghosting’ I hear you ask – It’s the sudden cut of communication with a person to end the relationship, blocking them on social media sites and from your phone in hope that they get the hint. How cruel?! This […]

Candidate Hints & Tips
4 April 2016
How to get the attention of your clients & candidates using email

Long go the days when you used to receive a letter with an actual stamp on to grab your attention. Even more recently, a witty voice mail would probably reward you with a call back. But in today’s world of hashtags, text messages made up of emoji’s and a generation of people who don’t ever […]

Recruitment & Industry News
24 March 2016
How to manage the connected candidates of today

In today’s increasingly transparent world, candidates are asking more and more pointed questions. Transparency has become a new movement and can be found in everything from politics to entertainment. No matter the industry, hopeful candidates expect the same from the companies they apply to — so recruiters on the receiving end feel the pressure to […]

Recruitment & Industry News
17 March 2016
Game on!

If you didn’t already know, gamification is going to be big in recruitment. Gamification is adding typical gaming tactics, theory and mechanics to day to day activities as an online marketing technique to encourage engagement with a product or service. Digital approaches like this are transforming talent acquisition and helps motivate people to achieve their […]

Recruitment & Industry News
11 March 2016
Recruitment Industry Trends 2016 – Part Four

We have finally made it to part four – the final blog in the series of the industry trends to look out for this year. Here we count down to number one. In our previous blogs we have looked and discussed the following trends: Trend No. 12 — Anonymous resume screening and blind interviewing Trend […]

Recruitment & Industry News
11 March 2016
Aiming High

RedBox Recruitment aim to find the right talent for the right businesses and this applies to our in house team as well.  We constantly strive to better our own standards, and develop our business through training and innovation to build trust among our clients and candidates, and building a foundation of quality and commitment like […]

RedBox Updates
4 March 2016
Welcoming new talent

RedBox Recruitment is very excited to welcome aboard our newest member of the team Sarah Rodway as our new Sales & Talent Manager. The very ‘talented’ Sarah comes from the Number One global recruiter, Adecco, and has 10 years of market knowledge within the local area of Bournemouth and Poole as well recruitment experience under […]

RedBox Updates
4 March 2016
Recruitment Industry Trends 2016 – Part Three

  Tracking upcoming recruitment trends is a professional obligation, but it can also help you identify them early before other businesses do. In our previous two blogs we looked at the following 6 trends: Trend No. 12 — Anonymous resume screening and blind interviewing Trend No. 11 — A significant shift toward selling, and away […]

Recruitment & Industry News
25 February 2016
Recruitment Industry Trends 2016 – Part Two

Last week in part one we looked at blind interviewing, difficulty in selling to talent and the importance of video (taken from an article published by Dr. John Sullivan). As we discussed, it is important to keep up with the latest trends so you have time to plan and execute a strategy in order for […]

Recruitment & Industry News
12 February 2016
Looking into a crystal ball

Although there is no set format that every job interview will follow, there are some questions that you can almost guarantee will crop up — usually about you, your previous experience and the role itself. To avoid surprises, RedBox Recruitment has gathered together the most common questions so you can get your preparation off to […]

Candidate Hints & Tips
12 February 2016
Recruitment Industry Trends 2016 – Part One

We know how busy it can be being a recruiter in this day and age, but it is crucial to keep up with the emerging trends in this fast-moving world. Over the next couple of blogs, RedBox will dive into the 12 trends (taken from an article published by Dr. John Sullivan) that are emerging […]

Recruitment & Industry News
6 February 2016
Fall in love with your next job

Love is in the air and RedBox is bursting with new opportunities to help you find your perfect match.   Just like a dating service, RedBox Recruitment are here to help you find your ideal partner. It is so important that the chemistry is right between you and your employer along with your colleagues, and […]

RedBox Updates
6 February 2016
February is the new January

Like so many others, we are starting our New Year this month. January was the trial run of new goals, gym routines and diets. We can all admit we have failed miserably, but the good thing is that we can always start over. Rather than posting a motivational quote plastered on top of an image […]

Recruitment & Industry News
22 January 2016
Will the Recruitment Industry keep growing in 2016?

There is always speculation and opinions about where the recruitment industry is heading and projected forecasts for the future. It is crucial for us recruiters to keep up to date with the latest reports in order to direct our own businesses in 2016. RedBox Recruitment are proud members of the REC and use their information […]

Recruitment & Industry News
21 January 2016
A degree-standard qualification is here for Recruiters

The Institute of Recruitment Professionals (IRP) has launched a degree-standard qualification for the first time ever this January. They have kick started the New Year with the only industry-relevant qualification at degree level. The Level 5 Diploma in Recruitment Leadership (DipRL) is an ideal course designed for senior managers and directors within the recruitment industry, […]

Recruitment & Industry News
19 November 2015
Looking into the future

What does the future hold for recruitment in 2016? With the year rushing past at lightning speed, we think about what next year might have in store for us. Linkedin has revealed some of the key areas for recruiters to focus on, having surveying a whopping 4,000 talent acquisition decision makers for their latest Global […]

Recruitment & Industry News
6 November 2015
Booming Job Market?

In its latest Report on Jobs, the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) found that almost three-quarters of UK employers believe economic conditions are improving and that 86% of hirers plan to add permanent headcount over the next quarter. 79% plan to do so in the medium term, while eight in ten hirers are using agency […]

Recruitment & Industry News
26 October 2015
Apprenticeships Levy: What you need to know

What is the Apprenticeship Levy? In layman’s terms, the Apprenticeships Levy is a new government initiative announced in the 2015 Summer Budget. The government proposes to apply the Levy to large employers across all industries. The recent announcement has raised concerns by some employers and asks the question of how big businesses will be hit […]

Recruitment & Industry News
17 September 2015
Welcome to RedBox Candidates Hints & Tips Blog

Here we will cover a range of topics to help you through your journey of finding your dream job. These topics will include what to do and what not to do when writing your CV, attending an interview, chasing for feedback, negotiating salary, leaving your current employer, working your notice and finally your first few […]

Candidate Hints & Tips
17 September 2015
Welcome to RedBox Recruitment & Industry News

RedBox Recruitment are proud members of the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC). We’ve promised to stick to a strict code of professional practise and stay right up to date with the world of recruitment. Here we will talk about all the latest industry news and keep you informed on what’s happening. We will discuss the […]

Recruitment & Industry News
17 September 2015
New website for RedBox Recruitment

RedBox Recruitment are pleased to announce the launch of our new website. Along with a shiny new look, we have also included new features such as our ‘Blog’ to keep you up to date with the latest industry news along with helpful tips and tricks for when you attend your next job interview. We have […]

RedBox Updates