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Moving to London? Here’s a beginner’s simple guide.

If you’re reading this, perhaps you’re interested in making the move to London – and what a great option! But while moving city is exciting, it can be equally as daunting. Here’s our succinct guide on how to seamlessly move into, and make the most of this city.   Paperwork  To live and work in Britain, you need to have the right legal documentation, whether it be a VISA, or an EU passport. It’s worth having
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Take the guesswork out of employer regulations

Rarely do people go into business because they have a passion for bureaucracy. But complying with rules and regulations is a huge part of running a company, and failure to do so can lead to huge fines, or in extreme cases, the closure of the business. Moreover, once a small company starts to employ other people, a whole new world of bureaucracy opens up, as the employer needs to start thinking about pensions, holiday pay,
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Revolutionising hiring: The Associated Stone Group

The Associated Stone Group explains how embracing tech has revolutionised hiring for the marble and granite specialist   The Challenge  The Associated Stone Group has been successfully designing and installing marble and granite stone works for the past 22 years. But while the team’s niche service offering has stood the test of time, it recently became apparent that its hiring practices weren’t cutting it in today’s competitive market.   “We had some really bad experiences
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4 ways to manage your work life balance

It must be one of the most common debates in the workforce; how do people keep work life balance in check? While looking for work, and in work, it’s important to keep some equilibrium so you’re at your best. If you run yourself down, your productivity will be lower, and consequent job performance, or job hunt, will be less productive.   Here are four ways to keep the balance: Down time This can be an hour
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When hires don’t match their work experience

  Ever had that sinking feeling? You’ve trawled through hundreds of CVs and finally found someone who looks perfect on paper, only to find out they’re nothing like the person you need to hire when you meet them. If so, you’re not alone. Our latest research clearly points to the significance of finding the perfect personality fit in a new employee. When we recently polled 500 UK SMEs, 68.6% told us that ‘personality and attitude’
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How to stay healthy and positive during your job hunt

We know job hunting can often be hard work. Both mentally and physically, the strain can sometimes be overwhelming. So here are some simple tips on how to keep your mind positive, and body at its best, during your job search.   Know you’re not alone We’ve all been there. Nearly every person on the planet has. So when you’re feeling a bit flat, reach out to someone who has recently been in your position. The proof is
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How to boost your Jobandtalent profile

First impressions count, so how can you leave an even more positive one on the app? Here are some easy tips to bump up your profile, so you’re listed higher up, and consequently more visible to employers:   Profile pic Put a face to a name. The age old saying still rings true on the modern app. Including a picture automatically makes you familiar to prospective employers, and results have shown adding one really boosts job seekers’ chances
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Tips on how to efficiently hire staff

Finding suitable people to fill open job vacancies is no easy feat for businesses. Adding fuel to fire, Jobandtalent found after a recent survey of 500 SMEs, that two-thirds (67%) of SME owners do not have anyone dedicated to hiring or HR. So without the resource to find and hire new staff, how can businesses navigate this tricky territory? Here are some tips on how to make the process seamless and efficient.   Talk the talk  When screening
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The cost of making a wrong hire

 “Sorry, it’s just not working out.” Most small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the UK have made a new hire that has “not worked out”, according to our latest research – but at what cost to their business and what can they do to address the issue?   In our recent study of 500 UK SMEs with OnePoll, one in three said they had terminated a new employee or experienced someone walking out shortly after
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Looking for hairdresser work? Now’s your time

If you’ve considered getting into hairdressing, or you’re a hairdresser looking for work, well the world is your oyster at the moment; our app is raining down hairdresser roles.   Why Well it’s all to do with summer. That glorious and sometimes hot part of the year often signals a rise in consumer demand for hairdresser services. Hair and beauty, coupled with fashion, caters to the long-time trend around looking and feeling beautiful for the sunnier
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Chef work this summer

As spring turns to summer, and people flood into buzzing London, there’s no better to time to roll up your sleeves and find work as a chef in the restaurant industry. We’ve seen a spike of available roles on the app, with many great businesses looking to hire talent immediately. This comes as no surprise as restaurants ready themselves for the tourist influx, and the added patronage that comes with more bodies in the city. In 2015,
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5 things to do while you’re job hunting

Looking for activities to do while you’re job hunting? Don’t want to break the bank but keen on staying active and seeing the best of what London has to offer? Here are some ideas for your time off: Museums It may not be the first thing that jumps to mind, but don’t be too quick to write-off the trusty museum. The Natural History Museum, for example, has a wealth of cool seasonal exhibitions, attractions, tours, galleries,
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Brexit stokes SME recruiting confusion

The day after the historic Brexit vote I spoke about likely fear and confusion among UK SMEs – and I haven’t been wrong. We are in the midst of a deeply uncertain time.   Research we recently undertook with OnePoll gives us a deeper, unique insight into what SMEs are thinking.   Over 40% of the SMEs we surveyed ahead of the referendum told us they were concerned about how a Leave vote would affect
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How to ace your job interview

You’ve made it through to job interview stage, and now it’s time to focus on meeting and impressing your prospective employer.   Use these simple tips to nail your interview: Prepare Research the business you’ll be chatting with. This doesn’t mean you need to regurgitate their year-on-year growth figures, but know what type of role you’re looking to successfully fill, and general background info on the business. Taking the time to understand your potential employer shows that you’re earnestly keen and resourceful.   Plan  It
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How we match businesses instantly with job seekers

If you’ve used the app, you’ve noticed that as soon as you post a job, you’re presented with a list of job seekers.   Why is that we hear you ask?   Because we understand the SME businesses are often time poor, and require staff at the drop of a hat. But the world of staffing can often be difficult to navigate; inflated recruitment agency prices, a sea of candidates that may not be suitable, and
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How to interview your job applicant

We’ve all been in the situation, either as an interviewer or interviewee, and it can be pretty nerve-wracking. So here are some quick and easy tips on how best to approach this situation as an interviewer:   Always ask direct, clear questions and know what you’d like out of the answer Don’t leave room for confusion when you pose a question to your candidate, because then their response could be equally as indistinct. Prepare your
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Meet the team: Yvette

Here’s Yvette. Heralding from North Hertfordshire, she’s another golden example of the app at work, having joined the team here via our very own product after moving to London. Apart from harbouring a penchant for purple lipstick, and foreign films (Force Majeure is a fav), Yvette loves people. That’s why she joined the candidate team, along with Justin, to speak directly with our app-users. Daily, Yvette discusses how job hunters can optimise their profile, helping them to
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Win a free iPad mini 2 with your best Jobandtalent Underground ad picture

Interested in winning an iPad Mini 2? Simply lookout for one of our London Underground posters (example below), and take a selfie, tagging @jobandtalentuk, with the hashtag #ShouldYou to go in the running. One winner with the most creative entry will pick up an Apple iPad Mini 2. By entering this competition applicants accept the Terms and Conditions listed below. Get snappin’.       Terms and Conditions The promoter is: Jobandtalent UK Ltd (company no. 07890603) whose registered
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Meet the team: Sami

Sami is the holy grail for finding work through the Jobandtalent app. In fact, Sami is so good at using our app to find work, that he’s nailed the job search several times and is part of the team at Jobandtalent HQ.   Sami, from Tanzania, and born in Papua New Guinea, came to London to study for a short period. That time was extended when he met his now wife at university (he proposed within two
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We’re live on the Underground

      That’s right, we’re alive and kicking on the London Underground.   Plastered on station walls, across the train tracks, or bobbing above heads inside tube carriages, we’re openly inviting businesses to easily find, and hire, quality candidates.   For too long small-to-medium businesses have struggled with recruitment costs, messy admin with compliance, reference checks and payroll, bridled with the disappointment of hiring candidates that don’t quite fit the bill. So we saw an opportunity
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What it’s like to shoot a TV commercial

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to develop a TV commercial, stand behind the camera, and rub shoulders with a production crew while filming? For our latest TV commercial in London, we did just that. Creating a TV ad can be hard work; there are many moving parts, and you often have just one day to capture everything on film. But it was one of the most interesting and precise processes we’ve seen. It further drilled
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Meet the team: Justin

Meet Justin. He’s part of the furniture here at Jobandtalent. As a lifelong resident of Fulham, and a budding DJ, it was the vibrancy and young workforce here at Jobandtalent that tickled his fancy.  Justin found his job at Jobandtalent…….through Jobandtalent – and we love that. He’s one of dozens that we’ve scouted through the app across telesales, marketing, admin and field sales. When asked how Justin came to work here, he mentioned it was through an old
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