I hope you have had an awesome (and productive) week! As Head of Words at LaunchPad Recruits, I am constantly searching for interesting information concerning the world of recruitment. This week, I have some pranks, advice and news to share with you!
Why Likeability Matters -- Personality matters. Now, nice people in the office get all the breaks and may have a better career because of how they project themselves through video conferencing, emails and correspondence that might not be face to face.
How to explain a gap on your CV – James Caan, serial entrepreneur and HR expert writes about how candidates can talk their way out of gaps on their CVs and still come out on top. It’s a really interesting read that proves that no one is out of the game just because they have taken some time out.
Google’s Approach to Work-Life Balance – The Harvard Business Review has released this article about a new study they have been working on with Google to discover the perfect work-life balance equation. Something that might seem like a fool’s quest for people with increasing work hours and who are constantly connected might have a scientific solution after all!
Give zero-hours workers fixed-hours contract after a year, says think tank – Another take on the controversial zero-hours contracts that have been the talk of the House of Commons since 2013. In this article, the argument is that zero hour contracts are a good option for companies that are willing to regulate themselves later on. It’s a really interesting topic for both jobseekers and employers, especially in sectors like retail and hospitality.
‘Go Fish!’ for Candidates at Spring Fairs – It’s that time of the year when many recruiters stand in a stall behind tables jam-packed with leaflets and information brochures to attract new talent. Looking for great talent and finding it in a jobs fair is far from impossible, if you know what you’re looking for.
I hope you found this post useful -- I’ll be back with much more next Friday in for LaunchPad 361!