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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

Testimonial – Head of HR

I thoroughly recommend Louise at Inspire Selection, I was blown away by her sharp memory and professionalism. I have been dealing with recruiters of impressive calibres as a client but it is very seldom that one comes across a recruiter who genuinely invests their...

Testimonial – COO – Lifestyle Company

Having tried several recruitment agencies and speaking to multiple recruitment agents at each agency, Zena at Inspire Selection continues to be our preferred recruitment partner. Over the past couple of years, she has successfully filled a number of critical positions...

Working in Higher Education post Covid-19

GCC university staff report feeling positive about the future of Higher Education in the GCC despite expecting ‘a new normal’ in post Covid education Schools and Universities are opening their doors this month to students after 6 months away. Whilst this ‘opening of...

What is more important: Attitude or Experience?

Attitude or experience? Which do you hire on? Which would get you hired? For recruiters, the longstanding question remains – who makes for a better hire - someone with the perfect experience, or someone with the right attitude? Who would you rather hire? Candidate...

How to show your Positive Attitude on a CV

We recently ran a survey on our social media: When asked – "which is the most important factor you consider when recruiting?" - a survey of over 340 Hiring Managers reported: Educational Qualifications      9% Languages 3% Industry Experience    43% Candidate's...

Research into Higher Education in the GCC

Calling all Higher Education/University staff in the GCC. We are surveying the Higher Education community to understand how the changes imposed by the Covid19 pandemic will affect the industry. All responses are confidential and the final results will be shared via...

Covid-19 survey – ‘working from home’

Inspire Selection surveyed a group of people living in Dubai about their experience of working from home for the past few weeks. 6% always worked from home, even before Covid-19. 32% cannot wait to get back to the normal place of work. Explanations for this include:...

Has the time come for a new way of working?

We recently ran a survey on our social media and 58% of respondents are now or have been, working from home. Majority are due to employers preferring to keep employees safe at home during the corona virus scare – but 19% are always allowed to work remotely. We’ve...

The Do’s and Don’ts when Applying for a Job

The job market in Dubai is a very competitive place, whether you are looking for a new job locally or hoping the make the move out to the UAE, here we discuss some tips on the Do’s and Don’ts when applying for jobs in Dubai. Do DO make sure you're serious about a...

Relocating to the UAE? Some advice

Relocating to the UAE is still very popular and we lose count of the daily emails and CVs we receive from candidates living overseas. The message we give them is the same – you’re likely to have to relocate first, then search for a job while you’re here. The reason...