5 challenges for Small Businesses when recruiting

Hiring the right staff is never easy, but small businesses face different challenges to larger companies. However, with a challenge comes great opportunity and small businesses should embrace the hiring process as a chance to grow and develop. We address the five major challenges that face small businesses looking to hire new staff and discuss the best ways to overcome them. In many cases we believe you can take advantage of your unique position as a small business.   Competing

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How to succeed at interview presentations

So, you’ve done a great first interview and are invited back to for a second interview where you need to prepare a presentation. How do you write an interview presentation and what should you expect on the day? Whether you enjoy public speaking or not, our steps below should help you to create a successful presentation and land the job.   Read the fine print Before you begin, you must understand exactly what the interviewer wants and expects. Should it

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How to succeed at video interviews

Last week we addressed telephone interviews, this week we’re looking at how to impress during a video interview. To start, it’s worth noting that there are two common types of video interview: A face-to-face video interview via Skype or a similar platform A web platform that has pre-recorded questions for you to answer Generally, you should treat these two types of video interview in the same way and the advice below will help for both. For pre-recorded video interviews, remember

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How to succeed at telephone interviews

As the world of work changes, the hiring process is changing with it. Employers will now often use telephone, video, group interviews and presentations to help them find the right employees. We’ll be running articles on each type and how you can prepare for success. Today, we take a look at the telephone interview.   Why do companies use telephone interviews? Telephone interviews are commonly used as a first stage as they are quicker and often easier to arrange than standard

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Our top 5 jobs this week

January is a busy time here at Morgan Jones and we’ve got jobs ranging from sales representatives to data analysts in our round-up this week. Just as a reminder, we’re a UK wide recruitment agency and work across all sectors. Today we focus on industrial, manufacturing, medical and housing management roles, mostly on the temporary and contract work side.   Telesales Representative, Crewe, £12 per hour (12 month initial contract with a view to extending) Working in a team you’ll

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Our work with Apex Networks

We’ve been working with Apex Networks since 2012, but the partnership grew quickly last year as their recruitment needs changed. Read the full case study here. Early in 2018, Apex Networks’ new CEO Jean-Pierre Dekker outlined some ambitious growth plans for this Ramsgate based software provider and these changes meant new team members were needed. You may not be familiar with Apex Networks and, in some ways, we hope you don’t need to use them soon. Their software is the

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Our top 5 new jobs this week

This week we’ve taken on a number of new permanent roles in London and have some great opportunities on the temporary side for people with experience in operations management, forklift driving or publishing jobs.   Sponsorship Executive, Central London, £34k (permanent) A leading not-for-profit membership organisation is looking for a new Sponsorship Executive to generate sponsorship revenue and to drive their Commercial Partner Scheme. Exceptional written and verbal communication skills are a must for this role. Click here for details.

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What is the best time to look for a new job?

Now that a new year is upon us, we wanted to tackle a question that many people ask us: What is the best time of year to look for a new job? We make placements throughout the year, but in our eighteen years working with jobseekers and employers, we have noticed a few things that might be of interest.   New Year, New Job January, February and March are great times to look for a job. Many companies will be

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How to beat the rising train fares

There is one thing about trains that you can always rely on. Every Autumn, Network Rail announces another inflationary price increase that exceeds average wage growth across the UK. For 2019, the average fare rise will by 3.2%. Although we have recently seen wages rise faster than at any point in the last decade, they are still below the fare rise at 3.1%. But how do our train services measure up? And are there any ways in which commuters can

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Why Employers Should Consider Using Temporary Staff

Flexibility   One of the main reasons employers choose to hire temporary staff is because it offers flexibility. During busy or low periods within a company they have to adapt their team, this is where the flexibility of hiring temporary staff comes in handy. Hiring temporary staff is beneficial if you have long-term requirements to fulfil or specific short/long term projects which need to be completed. Sometimes staffing requirements are unexpected and urgent. This may be due to an unexpected

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