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September 2017

Temp staff in a skills shortage – The hidden benefit to workers

Temp staff in a skills shortage – The hidden benefit to workers

Given a choice, we would all live in a world where supply and demand were equally matched. It would be perfect if every open vacancy in any business meant the perfect candidate walked through the door and everyone simply went back to work. However, while it may not be quite having the impact some of the gloomier commentators predicted, there is a skills shortage in some areas, and we need to think about it. One method of approaching the situation is via an increased reliance on temporary staff.

The electronic hammer – Why the human touch remains important in recruitment

The electronic hammer – Why the human touch remains important in recruitment

When you are a recruiter, you deal with people. I don’t have an issue with technology at all, in fact, I am a bit of a gadget geek. Give me something with flashing lights and some buttons, and I will play around with it as much as the next person. However, I like to think I am very aware of the limits of technology and indeed how it can affect our working life.