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Remote Working

Remote Working

Some people thrive on it, many people hate it – but remote working has become more and more common across all types of organisations. Today’s technology makes it very easy for employees to work remotely but still remain connected via a variety of means.

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The True Cost of a Bad Hire

The True Cost of a Bad Hire

Hiring the right person for your business has a hugely positive impact on your workforce and business, however, bringing the wrong person in can be very disruptive, can drain your productivity, time and ultimately affect the bottom line.

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Why Is Social Media So Important?

Why Is Social Media So Important?

At the end of 2018 Inspire Selection was recognised by LinkedIn as the 4th Most Socially Engaged in EMEA, as we welcome our 100,000th follower we look back at why this is important to us in this interview with Zoe Clapp – Operations Manager of Inspire Selection.

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How To Resign

How To Resign

You have found your perfect job, congratulations! However, now you must deal with the issue of RESIGNATION! It can be quite an unpredictable time and you may feel like you are letting your current employer down. This feeling of guilt can tempt you into giving your current employer more notice than legally required, so as not to leave them in the lurch. Read our guide on your rights and how to manage your resignation.

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How To Handle Inappropriate Interview Questions

How To Handle Inappropriate Interview Questions

We often hear and read about weird interview questions, so we thought we’d ask our social media followers to tell us the strangest questions that they’ve been asked at interview. We have to admit that we were surprised by their answers, and to be honest – quite disappointed.

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Should I Pay My Agency Any Money?

Should I Pay My Agency Any Money?

It surprises us how often we hear from candidates who have been asked for money in return for an interview, charged a fee for an agency to ‘prioritise’ their CV or pay to become a ‘premium member’ of a job board.

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2019 International Women’s Day – Balance for Better

2019 International Women’s Day – Balance for Better

This year’s International Women’s day has the theme of gender balance #balanceforbetter. We are fortunate in the UAE that many organisations enjoy a good gender balance and the gender pay gap is seldom seen – in fact 44% of placements we made in 2018 were women and we’ve even started seeing companies requesting female only CVs on senior roles to address their gender balance at a senior/board level

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Enhance Your LinkedIn Profile

Enhance Your LinkedIn Profile

Ever wonder how Recruiters manage to screen through 2000 applicants on LinkedIn, and what we recruiters look for on a LinkedIn profile? Recruiters filter people in or out depending on many things. Employers can reduce 2000 applicants to just 50 within a couple of clicks… If your LinkedIn profile is not complete, or information is outdated, then yes, you may miss out.

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Recent Posts

Resolutions

Whether it’s to lose weight, be more healthy, more frugal, there are many resolutions being made at this time of year, however, if your resolution is to find a new job or make more hires, here are some resolutions we at Inspire Selection think can help you on your...

Review of The Year 2019

As 2019 draws to a close we look back on the successful placements we have made this year and the diverse make up of candidates we secure jobs for. Thanks to everyone who helped make this happen and looking forward to changing even more lives in 2020. [video...

Inspire Selection launches Higher Education department

Inspire Selection is delighted to announce the launch of a new arm of the business concentrating on Higher Education Executive Search and Selection, headed up by Elaine Hardman. Elaine brings with her over 20 years of experience in Executive Search & Recruitment...

Is remote working bad for us? The rise of the Agile Worker

Remote working is on the rise. Often candidates are seeking it and with technology allowing us to connect globally, more employers are offering it. Whilst the thought of being able to work anywhere and anytime is very attractive, in reality, we are seeing that a rise...

Finance Manager

I recommend Inspire Selection because of the level of care, clear communication and transparency. I haven't seen this from any other agency and its been appreciated more than you can know.

Business Development

Inspire Selection were so helpful, they supported me through the whole process of the interviews and offer an excellent service, I recommend Inspire Selection.

Credit Control Manager

Inspire Selection have been a great support throughout the recruitment process. The feedback given was very helpful especially the interview tips. They have set a new benchmark amongst recruitment professionals

Working Hours Survey

We recently surveyed a sample of our 97,000 LinkedIn followers on their working hours Overwhelmingly, people told us that they are expected to work longer hours than the recommended 8 hours per day This is not their choice, and it is not paid for, but due to the...

Remote Working

Some people thrive on it, many people hate it – but remote working has become more and more common across all types of organisations.  Today’s technology makes it very easy for employees to work remotely but still remain connected via a variety of means. By saving...