How to prepare for redundancy

In a somewhat unknown economic climate, it’s difficult to predict what the UK economy will look like once the majority of government support schemes end. Since starting my career back in 2009, and opening a recruitment agency in 2014, I have always found the job market buoyant, with redundancies rarely heard of outside the public

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Is it a good time to recruit?

I think in a turbulent economic climate with so many unknowns, the knee-jerk reaction is to avoid unnecessary costs and for many businesses it’s about doing everything possible to cut cost and regrettably often staff redundancies being inevitable. But is that the right answer? Well in all honesty we don’t know what the future holds,

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How to adapt recruitment during the coronavirus pandemic?

Earlier this week, the World Health Organisation labelled the Wuhan-born coronavirus a global pandemic, affecting businesses, schools and governmental organisations. With widespread political, medical and social uncertainty, it’s natural that employers will fear for future recruitment processes and employment measures. Working in recruitment myself, it’s very clear that businesses are reluctant to proceed with hiring

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Should I use a recruitment agency to employ staff?

As a recruitment agency owner, you’d probably expect me to say “yes every time” but actually more often than not, at Thompson & Terry Recruitment we say to clients that they probably don’t need to use an agency to fill their vacancy. We are all experts in our profession and will probably know our businesses

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What to do before the first day of a new job?

Starting a new job is normally exciting but can often be daunting, you’re not alone, it’s definitely the same for everybody. As recruiters we felt it would be useful to put together a basic checklist for you, so you can focus on the excitement before starting your new job. Logistics Start time (often this is

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