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Picon Business Forum – Nov 2020

On January 8, 2021, Posted by , In Blog,News,Resources for Employers,Videos, With No Comments

Mercury Managing Director, Dani Novick, was invited to speak a the PICON (Printing Industry Confederation) virtual business forum in November 2020.  Dani was delighted to share our insights on how to carry on recruiting during the pandemic and covered the whole approach to recruitment covering the key issues facing clients,…

Dealing with Redundancy: Moving Forward

On September 3, 2020, Posted by , In Blog,Resources for Candidates, By ,, , With No Comments

Redundancy is a life-changing event that will impact on most areas of your life. In order to minimise the impact on you and your family, it is essential that you take positive steps to move forward; this booklet is designed to support you in this process. Download Booklet Here

Friday 5’s – Timescales

On June 26, 2019, Posted by , In Blog,Resources for Employers, With No Comments

Managing recruitment timescales is crucial to effective recruitment at any time and as we approach the summer holiday period we potentially hit the perfect storm of obstacles. There can be no doubt that delays in arranging interviews, feedback and offers run the risk of candidates losing interest and dropping out….

How to Design a More Effective Job Advert

On January 22, 2018, Posted by , In Blog,Resources for Employers, By ,,,, , With No Comments

Information provided by recruitment specialists, Mercury Search & Selection. Think of it from the candidate’s viewpoint… Advertising is by its nature a passive way of attracting candidates. You rely on attracting a candidate’s attention so it is essential that you think about your ad from the candidate perspective. Typically an…

Diversity Myths with Dani Novick (Video)

On October 26, 2017, Posted by , In Blog,News,Videos, With No Comments

Equality and diversity are hot topics, but Dani Novick attempts to explode diversity myths. She explains how trying to promote certain groups by labelling them as having particular qualities or behaviours, is as bad as the discrimination they seek to overturn. True workplace diversity comes from accurately assessing individuals and…

Preparing for Aptitude Tests

On May 16, 2017, Posted by , In Resources for Candidates, With 2 Comments

Practice is the best preparation when it comes to preparing for aptitude tests so work through as many practise tests as possible. It will familiarise you with the type of questions you are likely to be asked and will give you a feel for how to solve them. Bear in…

Cutting The Cost of Open Vacancies

On January 11, 2017, Posted by , In Blog,Resources for Employers, With No Comments

It’s the start of a new year and we’ve been digesting the stats for our performance last year and we’ll be writing about relevance of some of the metrics. This week its “time to fill”. “Time to fill” is commonly held to be the number of days between the publication…

The High-Performance Contradiction

On October 7, 2015, Posted by , In Blog,Recommended Reading,Resources for Employers, With No Comments

It’s a strange facet of human nature that often the better someone appears to do, the easier they make it look and the less their efforts are valued. We know this as the high-performance contradiction. Perhaps it’s because it is harder to quantify skill, knowledge and background preparation or that…

Restrictive Covenants

On September 11, 2015, Posted by , In Blog, By , With No Comments

Frequently we see employment contracts with long restrictive covenants that are very general about not working for “competitors” or approaching clients with either no geographic region or specifying the whole country. Typically courts view this kind of generalisation as a restricting the individual’s ability to earn a living, a “restriction…

Appreciating the True Cost of Your Vacancy

Many of the costs of recruitment are easy to quantify, e.g. advertising or agency / consultancy fees, although the focus on these tends to blind many people to the very significant internal, often unaccounted for, costs. We’ll address these in a separate article because the other, almost certainly far more…