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Telephone Interviews

Telephone Interviews

14th December 2016

If interviewing over the phone for your next recruit is part of your screening process then it’s important to make sure that you ask the right questions. It also involves the use of higher interviewing skills and because you can’t see the body language, you like to be able to listen and pick up... Read more >

Looking beyond qualifications

Looking beyond qualifications

25th November 2016

There are many industries that definitely do need qualifications; Nurses, Doctors and Lawyers are just a few. However, there are many industries that don’t, in fact many of our clients at Red Berry Recruitment look beyond qualifications and will recruit based on personality and experience. This a... Read more >

Finding the perfect recruit

Finding the perfect recruit

8th November 2016

Finding the perfect recruit is never easy, so working with a recruitment agency that can help you find that employee is essential! At Red Berry Recruitment, we aim to make sure that we take the time to understand the client and candidates’ requirements – both skill set and personality and matc... Read more >

Fees & Costs

Fees & Costs

1st November 2016

When using Red Berry Recruitment to recruit, we charge one of 2 ways. The first, if you have temps, you will be billed weekly for the number of hours the temp/s have worked. The hourly charge rate is calculated by their hourly pay + national insurance + holiday pay + pension contribution + mark-up.... Read more >

Temp & Perm - The Difference

Temp & Perm - The Difference

26th October 2016

The main difference is the way the person (candidate) gets paid and how the business (client) gets charged. On a temporary basis, the candidate is paid hourly for what they have worked. They complete a timesheet, it is then authorised by a manager and an invoice is generated for that week for the c... Read more >

So, why use an agency?

So, why use an agency?

3rd October 2016

There are many reasons why a company uses a recruitment agency. For sickness cover, maybe the receptionist or payroll person is ill, for maternity cover, for confidential roles, for specialist/niche positions, for high-level senior executive appointments and for new departments or even expansion. Th... Read more >

How does an agency work?

How does an agency work?

29th September 2016

An agency is the supplier of temporary, permanent or contract staff, they normally have a bank of staff that they can call upon when a particular role is called in. If not, then they will search, select and advertise to attract the type of candidate required. With most agencies, there is no upfront... Read more >

Why Choose Red Berry Recruitment? By Helen Lacey, MD

Why Choose Red Berry Recruitment? By Helen Lacey, MD

21st September 2016

When choosing an agency, what must you look for? Professionalism, reliable, good candidates, reasonably priced, knowledgeable staff and excellent communication to name a few reasons why I would choose a good recruitment agency and this is why I feel companies looking to work with a good supplier of ... Read more >

Will Hinkley C be good or bad for business?

Will Hinkley C be good or bad for business?

15th August 2016

In times of uncertainty, there has to be clarification, direction and meaning in what we do.In Somerset, because of Hinkley C, many of us not only have uncertainty but no real direction as to what is happening or could happen with our businesses.Many businesses have already spent thousands of pound... Read more >

9 phrases that make candidates seem lazy

9 phrases that make candidates seem lazy

25th July 2016

Source: Recruitment Grapevine Job interviews can be a tense time for candidates, the nerve-wracking situation often makes them talk faster and sell themselves harder.Lorraine Kitchin, star of the first episode of The Job Interview, was privy to one such experience in a previous episode of the show ... Read more >

Email overload? How your inbox could be crushing your productivity

Email overload? How your inbox could be crushing your productivity

20th July 2016

Source: IoD Magazine Interesting email statistics... • 2.6 billion people use email worldwide• 36 – the number of working days a year the average UK worker spends writing emails (288 hours)• 45% - the proportion of 18 – 34-year-olds who check their inbox before getting out of bed• 1 ou... Read more >

How would you recruit for this royal position?

How would you recruit for this royal position?

14th July 2016

Source: Recruitment GrapevineAs far as eclectic job adverts go, this one may be on a whole new level.Queen Elizabeth II is currently recruiting the assistance of a live-in pot washer to help out in the kitchens of Buckingham Palace.For £17,000-a-year, 33 days holiday and a pension plan, the candida... Read more >

27 words candidates say that make recruiters cringe

27 words candidates say that make recruiters cringe

4th July 2016

Source: Recruitment GrapevineA CV littered with buzzwords and vague terms usually end up in the bin when recruiters have to sift through an abundance of applications.Jargon terms with their weak connotations to skills such as “results-driven” and “ambitious” are just some of the irrelevant p... Read more >

9 questions to ask the interviewer

9 questions to ask the interviewer

29th June 2016

How would you describe the general culture of the company and the workplace?Why did you choose this company?Will there be any form of training provided?What are some of the biggest challenges/successes facing the department currently?What process will be used to evaluate my employee performa... Read more >

52% of workers never leave the office at lunchtime

52% of workers never leave the office at lunchtime

21st June 2016

Source: The Recruiting TimesSurveying 2,000 employees, the results also showed that 24% of respondents regularly work through their lunch breaks.Highlights of the survey include:91% of respondents believe that being outside makes them feel healthier or more positive.32% claim that heavy workloads st... Read more >

 

 

 

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