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How much is Sick Note Culture costing you?

On July 23, 2013, Posted by , In Blog,Resources for Employers, With No Comments

The cost of Sick Note Culture… It could be as much as several weeks for pay per employee or 6% of your payroll costs! These are dramatic numbers and set against this background, the Government is about to launch a review into sickness absence with a focus on getting people…

Flexible Working

Flexible Working Contrary to popular belief Flexible working is not limited to traditional notions of flexi time.  In fact there are 14 officially recognised forms of flexible working and where appropriate these can bring benefits to employer and employees alike. Clearly in environments where production output relies on employees operating…

Recruitment Issues in Packaging

On October 17, 2012, Posted by , In Resources for Employers, With No Comments

Recruitment Issues in Packaging The boundaries of what constitutes the packaging industry can be difficult to pin down with significant overlap with print and engineering sectors.  However whichever way you look at it it’s a big sector.  Some estimates place Packaging as the 9th largest manufacturing industry in the UK,…

Generation Y

Much is talked about Generation Y, those born after 1980, and how employers must rethink their approach to recruitment, job design, management and motivation in order to attract and retain these individuals. Generation Y we are told are different, they are not just internet savvy but internet native.  They have…

Assessment Services

On April 18, 2011, Posted by , In Resources for Employers, By ,,, , With Comments Off on Assessment Services

Psychometric Testing SHL is the world leader in objective assessment in the workplace. SHL has been studying the science of psychometrics for 25 years. As SHL Partners Mercury are able to carry out both ability assessment and Personality profiling. Carried out at our own Assessment Centre by our in-house Occupational…

Why use Search and Selection

On February 9, 2011, Posted by , In Resources for Employers, By ,, , With Comments Off on Why use Search and Selection

The simple answer is that when trying to recruit at a senior level, where specific market or product knowledge is required or in an area of particular skill shortages head hunting is the only realistic way of attracting suitable candidates. Advertising is a very passive form of communication and relies…

how to develop the perfect employee

On November 17, 2009, Posted by , In Resources for Employers, With No Comments

Have you heard the one about the perfect candidate? All the right skillsets Intimate knowledge of your products, your business and markets Innovative based on a knowledge and experience of a broad range of technologies, products and market sectors And yet up to speed on day one with no requirement…