Face-to-face Interviews in the New Decade?

By Karen Blondel, Branch Director, Bralin Recruitment As we take our first tentative steps into the new decade, I’ve been looking back on the last ten years, considering the changes that have  taken place and the technological advances we have achieved that, more and more, have begun to shape the world around us. Artificial Intelligence, fibre optic high-speed internet, satellite technology, the evolution of smartphone technology and the quality of personal computing has changed our live in so many ways. But is this always for the best? In the ever-evolving world of Recruitment, the impact of technology has been colossal. …

Quality Recruitment Agency

Looking for staff to support your business? You must ensure that you choose an agency that will deliver a quality recruitment experience. But what should you expect from an temporary Recruitment agency? An ethical staffing service? A compliant Recruitment agency? Their employees to be paid their correct wages with holiday pay without avoiding the agency avoiding their statutory obligations? Surely that’s a given? You’d think it was obvious, wouldn’t you? You place an order for staff, they turn up and the agency consistently conducts itself in a legal and compliant manner. But not all recruitment agencies deliver quality recruitment. You …

UK unemployment levels at record low

Official figures released this week show that the UK’s unemployment rate is at it’s lowest for 45 years, standing at just 3.8%. Due to Brexit uncertainty during the first few months of the year, many UK employers had been staving off making new hires and had significantly reduced the usage of temporary labour, but, since the extension of the Brexit deadline, April and May have seen this trend reversed resulting in impressively low unemployment and inactivity levels in the UK market. Official sources, however, have drawn attention to the fact that this has resulted in very little spare capacity in …

Tackling the Gender Pay Gap in the NHS

It’s no secret that NHS staff have felt increasingly under pressure in recent years; whether if be through underfunding, understaffing or long-working hours, those at the sharp end of our public health service are bearing the burden of the financial pressures exerted on an already overstretched organisation. But the spotlight has recently been turned towards flexible working. More specifically, highlighting the punishing shift uncertainty and salary disparities that exists between male and female co-workers. Matt Hancock, the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, writing for the Guardian last week, cited “the uncomfortable truth that women are paid less, …

Nantwich Jazz Fest 2019

The 23rd Nantwich Jazz, Blues and Music Festival took place last weekend, Friday 18th to Monday 22nd April and saw dozens of music acts perform at more than 20 different venues across the town. The Absolute Solutions Group were proud to be the main sponsors of the festival for the second year running. This year, record numbers of people flocked to Nantwich, with tens of thousands of revellers from across the region coming to enjoy great music in the blazing sunshine. The event, which was founded in 1996 by the late Phil Martin, owner of Nantwich’s iconic Crown Hotel, attracts …

Comic Relief 2019

On Friday 15th March, Directors and Managers from the Absolute Solutions Group were delighted to attend Theo Paphitis’ Gala Ball in aid of Comic Relief 2019. The Absolute Solutions Group have had a long-standing relationship with Theo Paphitis Retail Group companies Ryman, Boux Avenue and Robert Dias and have been their official North West Recruitment partner for a number of years. As a result of this relationship, Absolute were pleased to be invited to be official sponsors of the night. The event at Battersea Evolution in London, was hosted by Theo and compered by Vernon Kay, was attended by over …

Shrewsbury Charlotte!

Charlotte is pictured here, sat at her desk in our Shrewsbury Heath & Care Office! Charlotte joined us in January. Despite not coming to us from a Recruitment background, she has adapted brilliantly and currently has Clients in Shrewsbury looking for Healthcare Assistants and Clients in Shrewsbury and North Shropshire who require Support Workers (we provide training). Charlotte would love to hear from you if you are currently looking for work, please call her on 01743 368370 where she is sat at her desk waiting to hear from you!