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Forget the long commute

Fed up with the long commute? Want to work locally? 

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Fall in love with recruitment all over again

We’re happily well into the new calendar year now and the January blues are a distant past already, but as the winter weather still has a firm hold over the country, summer holidays can seem a long way off and many of us will be facing challenging targets for the year ahead. So at times like this, we think it’s important to remember why we all fell in love with recruitment in the first place.

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Being more productive

Now the New Year is fully underway, there’s an opportunity for recruiters to start working more productively. Working smarter, rather than simply harder, should be a goal of any good recruiter… but what does it actually mean?

For us, there are lots of different ways a recruiter can make themselves more productive, but we’ve outlined some we’ve found can really make a difference.

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5 reasons not to give up job searching at Christmas

In a competitive market, finding a job – let alone the right job – can be hard. And logically, you might think that finding a new role at Christmas will be even harder. But we’re here to tell you that there are some very good reasons why you should not give up job searching at Christmas.

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Productive home working tips

As more and more employers provide flexible and home working as a regular option, it’s worth exploring some of our top tips for productive home working.

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Maximising recruiter productivity

The difference between being a good recruiter and being a great recruiter is usually defined by little more than the amount you bill. So how do you go about maximising your productivity and ensuring you’re the GREAT biller that you know you are?

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Who are Harrison Sands?

If you want to find out more about Harrison Sands, you can browse our website, or watch our quick intro video.

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5 tips for recruiters using LinkedIn

LinkedIn has become an indispensable tool for recruiters these days and there’s so much that can be done with the platform that we could write for days and days about tactics and approaches to using it. But all too often, we see recruiters almost falling at the first hurdle by either using LinkedIn in the wrong way, or getting some of the basics wrong. So here are five golden tips for getting the most out of LinkedIn.

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The power of reward and recognition schemes

We all know that in an increasingly competitive candidate market that standing out from the crowd is important. What were once classed as real differentiators by employees are now expected items. Things like laptops, uncapped bonuses, mobile phones, company cars and the like are often standard offerings now. So, how can a recruitment agency employer stand out? 

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Making the leap from working for someone else to starting your own recruitment business

Many of us are familiar with the concept of project management in some shape or form, whether it’s a recruitment campaign, marketing initiative or business planning – we invest time, thought and resources into planning how we go about securing success. But how many of us put the same amount of effort into planning our careers? Arguably one of the most important life decisions any of us can make and all too often we leave it in the hands of others.

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