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If you want to attract millennials, then you need to embrace flexible working…

Although I have a slight issue with the term millennial, (I’m not really sure how such a diverse group of people with differing wants and needs can be grouped together under a single term) you can’t argue with the fact that endless pieces of research, including this latest piece by Totaljobs, all confirm the same Read more about If you want to attract millennials, then you need to embrace flexible working…[…]


Retail crisis – the elephant in the room?

  As the CEO of a business that specialises in helping people facing redundancy, I’ve been taking a close interest in the unfolding retail crisis. Just today we’ve seen House of Fraser announce the potential closure of 31 stores with the loss of up to 6,000 jobs. And that was followed by news that Poundworld Read more about Retail crisis – the elephant in the room?[…]


How to overcome the downsides of working from home

Chiumento is a virtual organisation, which isn’t to say we’re not a real one, made up of real people doing real jobs. Just that we aren’t all doing those jobs in an office together, we’re each doing our own job from home. We’re strong advocates of flexible and remote working practices. We can list the Read more about How to overcome the downsides of working from home[…]


Most common hiring mistakes

Guest blog: Ashley Lipman The hiring process can be arduous and costly from start to finish. Many Human Resources professionals thrive on the process, while others dread it entirely and prefer to focus on current employees rather than interviewing new ones. There are numerous factors that contribute to making mistakes during the hiring process, which Read more about Most common hiring mistakes[…]


Contingency recruitment: the real ‘mad men’?

I’ve recently been following a thread on LinkedIn. It questions whether it is fair for recruitment agencies to be asked to give 100% rebates when candidates don’t work out. The argument broadly being that the client has had a big part in selection, so why should the agency take the full hit when it doesn’t Read more about Contingency recruitment: the real ‘mad men’?[…]

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