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In June Director of Sales, Hayley Murfitt, launched the East Anglia Business Webinar series to help businesses mitigate the damage done by the pandemic and plan for the future. Over 100 individuals from 96 businesses tuned in to Season 1. They heard from 15 different experts on a range...

Remote Work Experience in Your Business The mass COVID-19 remote work experiment has revealed that working from home has several side-effects. One of which has been the sudden lack of opportunity for young people to gain invaluable experience in the workplace. 2020 has seen internships cancelled and...

 Mental Health in the Workplace During COVID-19: How Can Employers Help? COVID-19 has caused mental health concerns to soar, but businesses can provide support to their employees. People's lives and jobs across the world have been significantly affected by the pandemic. As a business leader, you...

G’s Group, based at Barway near Ely, was one of the national FMCG firms which joined the Pick for Britain campaign, calling for students, furloughed and unemployed people to fill fruit and vegetable picking jobs when lockdown restrictions prevented many of the usual European workforces from doing...

High volume recruitment may not seem like a hot topic right now, but plenty of businesses around East Anglia have had to continue recruiting throughout lockdown, and some of them have had to do so on a massive scale. G’s Group, based in Barway near Ely,...

Improving Employee Retention Through Benefits  Employee benefits can often be an afterthought or an add on when preparing a job offer. Employers do not usually consider the individual candidate's needs or take the time to tailor benefits packages. Research by the Society of Human Resource Management...

Employee benefits are more than the minimum pension contribution, legal amount of holiday and free refreshments. According to research, companies can reduce their staff turnover by nearly 140% with the right mix of benefits. So why are only 41% of UK workers satisfied with their benefits package? Recruiting and retaining top...

ITV - November 2020 We have seen a substantial increase in the number of people looking for flexible and part-time work over the past few weeks. We are not alone in spotting this dramatic shift. In part, this can be attributed to the government’s extension of the...

Everyone has been affected differently by COVID-19. Some people have been on extended leave from work, others have lost their jobs, many people have faced health concerns. The events of 2020 have had a significant impact on people’s mental health. For those still in work, targets...

We have talked extensively about how to continue recruitment during the lockdown. And whilst video interviewing tips and recruitment marketing strategies are invaluable, we have another suggestion up our sleeve: psychometric and skills testing. Good psychometric test results correlate to high job performance. Aside from inviting...

A psychometric test is an activity or assessment that is conducted to evaluate a candidate performance and includes; skills, knowledge, abilities, emotional intelligence, personality traits, academic aptitude and attitude. The tests are psychological tools used by employers to gauge a candidate’s suitability for a role. The...

The misconceptions about video in the recruitment lifecycle  Over the last six months, using video for interviewing and as a candidate attraction tool has become widely used within the recruitment process across a range of sectors. No longer is it limited to the high-volume campaigns. It...

There are so many people looking for work right now, we want to help as many people as possible.  We are currently looking for temporary and permanent drivers. If you are a: Class 1 Driver, Class 2 Driver, 7.5t Driver, Van Driver, Car Driver, PCV...

We have seen a substantial rise in the number of jobseekers aged 50 and above. And we are not alone in noticing this worrying trend. The latest round of employment figures shows that the number of over 50’s in employment is declining for the first time...

Our East Anglia Business Webinar Series is a series for organisations across East Anglia to discuss key topics in business right now. As businesses are taking steps to come out of lockdown and support the local economy, everyone inevitably faces challenging times ahead. In this series you will...

Companies around the world have had to make adjustments to prioritise the health and safety of their employees and communities amid COVID-19 restrictions. In March, this left many Talent Acquisition Specialists scratching their heads and reassessing their whole hiring process. In many cases, the decision was...

In June Director of Sales, Hayley Murfitt, launched the East Anglia Business Webinar series to help businesses mitigate the damage done by the pandemic and plan for the future. Over 100 individuals from 96 businesses tuned in to Season 1. They heard from 15 different experts on a range...

In June Director of Sales, Hayley Murfitt, launched the East Anglia Business Webinar series to help businesses mitigate the damage done by the pandemic and plan for the future. Over 100 individuals from 96 businesses tuned in to Season 1. They heard from 15 different experts on a range...

In June Director of Sales, Hayley Murfitt, launched the East Anglia Business Webinar series to help businesses mitigate the damage done by the pandemic and plan for the future. Over 100 individuals from 96 businesses tuned in to Season 1. They heard from 15 different experts on a range...

Now lockdown is easing in the UK, there has been a lot of talk around market recovery. But the pandemic has brought traditional methods of marketing to a halt – events have been cancelled or have gone digital, and LinkedIn is now even more of a...

What are the benefits of degree apprenticeships to your business? In recent months there has been a buzz around degree apprenticeships. These are alternatives to traditional university degree whilst employed. What is a degree apprenticeship?  The clue is in the title! Degree apprenticeships are a new type...

In June Director of Sales, Hayley Murfitt, launched the East Anglia Business Webinar series to help businesses mitigate the damage done by the pandemic and plan for the future. Over 100 individuals from 96 businesses tuned in to Season 1. They heard from 15 different experts on a range...

We have found ourselves in circumstances which none of us expected nor could have imagined this time last year. Before March 2020, many people had not heard of Furlough and; the thought of a national lockdown was inconceivable. However, businesses have had to incredibly agile and adapt...

A business will not be successful without the right people. Many companies invest heavily in the recruitment process to ensure that they hire the right people. But you have to keep employees motivated beyond the initial recruitment and onboarding phase. It is one thing to motivate...

Last year, many businesses were in a scramble for talent amid a historically low unemployment rate. However, times have changed and priorities are shifting. Now businesses are looking not only at redundancies, but the possibility of permanent closure. With many people working from their dining room...

The world has changed a lot over the last six months. And, as we continue to see parts of the economy struggle, consider this. Has your company changed more or less in the environment you operate in? If you knew COVID-19 and the inevitable fallout was...

There is always a lot of talk about how to attract millennial talent, but what about Generation Z? Gen Zers were born between 1995 and 2010, and are fairly recent additions to the workforce, the oldest being 24. To prepare your company for this new wave...

A positive mindset in business is essential, but when the phones fall silent, your inbox empty, it is easy to fear the worst. 2020 has forced many businesses to their limits. This year is challenging some of the most resilient of companies, businesses are collapsing and people...

First impressions are key. When it comes to applying for a job your CV is the top priority. We are offering CV writing consultation for all candidates across East Anglia who need help. Get personal advice for your CV, grab the attention of potential employers and...

In June Director of Sales, Hayley Murfitt, launched the East Anglia Business Webinar series to help businesses mitigate the damage done by the pandemic and plan for the future. Over 100 individuals from 96 businesses tuned in to Season 1. They heard from 15 different experts on a range...

In June Director of Sales, Hayley Murfitt, launched the East Anglia Business Webinar series to help businesses mitigate the damage done by the pandemic and plan for the future. Over 100 individuals from 96 businesses tuned in to Season 1. They heard from 15 different experts on a range...

In June Director of Sales, Hayley Murfitt, launched the East Anglia Business Webinar series to help businesses mitigate the damage done by the pandemic and plan for the future. Over 100 individuals from 96 businesses tuned in to Season 1. They heard from 15 different experts on a range...

Over the past three months, we have been incredibly busy helping businesses and job seekers work through this tough period.   In June Director of Sales, Hayley Murfitt, launched the East Anglia Business Webinar series to help businesses mitigate the damage done by the pandemic and plan...

How to Adapt Your Recruitment Marketing Strategy Post-Pandemic  As the dust settles from the whirlwind impacts of Coronavirus, businesses are starting to plan for the future. At the start of the pandemic, hiring might not have been a priority but, now is the time to start...

How LinkedIn can help you find a new job? LinkedIn is the top professional social network, with more than 675 million users from 200+ countries. However, only a fraction of those people are relevant for your job hunting purposes, so you need to find- and be found by-...

What Is Employer Branding?  Every company has a reputation. It could include thoughts about your products, services, leaders, team members, history, and more. But your company has a second and equally as important brand, your employer brand. This is how your brand is perceived by former, current...

  Our East Anglia Business Webinar Series is a series for organisations across East Anglia to discuss key topics in business right now. As businesses are taking steps to come out of lockdown and support the local economy, everyone inevitably faces challenging times ahead. In this series...

Video interviews are the future Zoom. Microsoft Teams. Odro. Hinterview. Six months ago, we had barely heard of these video interview tools, but now they are a part of our everyday language. COVID-19 has had a profound impact on how businesses operate. It has had an even...

Remote working allows for an enormous degree of flexibility for the employer and the employee. But when you have staff who also need to be onboarded virtually, things become can become difficult. After all, you now lack the face-to-face contact – the warm handshake from the general...

The technology to virtually induct has long been around but, it has taken a global pandemic and the subsequent lockdown to make us realise how amazing it is. COVID-19 has transformed the way we do business in the modern era. No longer are employees attached to...

We have found ourselves in circumstances no one expected nor could have imagined this time last year. As a business leader, your natural reaction might be to freeze hiring. And that is understandable. But, where some see risk others see opportunity. “We’ve been continuing to recruit...

Our new East Anglia Business Webinar Series is a 6-part series for organisations across East Anglia to discuss key topics in business right now. As businesses are taking steps to come out of lockdown and support the local economy, everyone inevitably faces challenging times ahead. In...

Our new East Anglia Business Webinar Series is a 6-part series for organisations across East Anglia to discuss hot topics in business right now. As businesses are taking steps to come out of lockdown and support the local economy, everyone inevitably faces challenging times ahead. In this series,...

Our new East Anglia Business Webinar Series is a 6-part series for organisations across East Anglia to discuss hot topics in business right now. As businesses are taking steps to come out of lockdown and support the local economy, everyone inevitably faces challenging times ahead. In...

Our new East Anglia Business Webinar Series is a 6-part series for organisations across East Anglia to discuss key topics in business right now. As businesses are taking steps to come out of lockdown and support the local economy, everyone inevitably faces challenging times ahead. In...

Our new East Anglia Business Webinar Series is a 6-part series for organisations across East Anglia to discuss key topics in business right now. As businesses are taking steps to come out of lockdown and support the local economy, everyone inevitably faces challenging times ahead. In...

Our new East Anglia Business Webinar Series. Is a 6-part series for organisations across East Anglia to discuss key topics in business right now. Episode 1: Virtual Hiring; Video interviews & Onboarding remote workers In 2018, 49% of hiring managers and recruiters said that video interviews were...

  Our new East Anglia Business Webinar Series. Is a 6-part series for organisations across East Anglia to discuss key topics in business right now. As businesses are taking steps to come out of lockdown and support the local economy, everyone inevitably faces challenging times ahead. By supporting...

  In 2018, 49% of hiring managers and recruiters said that video interviews were a part of their recruitment process. Many employers have sent their entire workforce remote in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, which puts recruiters in a unique position. In order to stay in touch...

  First impressions are key. This month has seen a dramatic shift in people working from home, and organisations from all sectors looking at how they can maintain business continuity - remotely. Hiring continues. Preparing for an interview can be daunting, especially when you have never had to...

Ideas to lift your spirits While many of our employees are on furlough, we have collated resources for them to keep happy and healthy, as we gear up for another weekend indoors. With many you are also on furlough or working from home, we thought you might need...

This month has seen a dramatic shift in people working from home, and organisations from all sectors looking at how they can maintain business continuity- remotely. Hiring continues.   Check your tech  This is pretty obvious, but as with any meeting that uses any form of technology, make sure...

5 Top Tips for Your Next Interview Congratulations on reaching the interview stage! Now to focus on preparing to impress in person. Interviews can seem daunting, but the more time you take to prepare, the better you will do. Remember, the employer obviously likes what they...

Last month we ran the first in a series of seminars surrounding recruitment and business in East Anglia. The first, Retaining Talent Through Powerful Onboarding, dove in to the role onboarding plays, as well as case studies from industry leaders. And due to popular demand we...

  We're running a series of seminars on issues surrounding recruitment and business in East Anglia. The first, Retaining talent through powerful onboarding, will dive in to the role onboarding plays, as well as case studies from industry leaders. A negative onboarding experience results in new...

5 Top Tips for Writing your CV You’ve just seen your dream job. You sit down to write the all-important CV. Where do I start? How do I make myself stand out? When it comes to applying for a job, your CV is the top priority. First...

  To kick-off our year of social responsibility in East Anglia, we have donated £100 to Circus Starr. This money will go towards tickets for six children and their families to attend Circus Starr's Cambridge performance of ‘The Winter Circus”! The community interest company tours the UK annually,...

This time last year we announced that we would be working with Ely Foodbank, as our chosen Charity for 2019. To kick-start our partnership, we donated £500 ahead of Christmas. With December being one of their busiest times of the year, this donation helped provide families with...

People don’t always equate training to progression. Myself and my colleague, Laura, have embarked on our Level 3 Certificate in Recruitment Practice. This is an essential qualification for those wanting to build a lasting career in recruitment. Meaningful training and career development is often negated in...

We are thrilled to announce the recent appointment of Jessica Harvey-Bowman as Corporate Charity Ambassador. In addition to her existing role as Senior Account Manager, Jess will be focusing her time on building the companies connection with the local communities they serve as a recruitment agency. As...

While I was working in retail, I hadn’t had any experience of recruitment agencies and what they did – it was all a mystery to me! It wasn’t until I started to look down the avenue of my next job, when I started to delve...

I was pleasantly surprised when I first started here at just how popular temporary work is, and what a variety of roles we get in every week. When searching for work, I thought people would shoot straight for the permanent positions, as I know I certainly hadn’t...

Meet Annabelle Graham, Recruitment Resourcer   Hi! I’m Annabelle, and I’m the newest recruit to the Neaves & Neat team as a Recruitment Resourcer for our Temporary  Division. Inside of work I massively enjoy a fast-paced and busy role that involves me using my people skills, so after...

Like with any interview, the key to success in a competency-based interview is PREPARATION! This particular use of interviewing technique allows the interviewer to explore your core skills, by enquiring about your past experience and how you approach certain situations. Your past work behaviour gives a...

Local entrepreneur travels 5700 miles to help raise money for charity. Helen Kersey, Managing Director of Ely based recruitment agency Neaves & Neat, recently ventured south to Madagascar as she strived to help friend and fellow entrepreneur Karen Dodd with her charity ‘Friends of Chema and Kizzi’. Madagascar...

You’ve recently graduated. Congratulations! Years of hard work has paid off and now the job search begins. Securing your first graduate role can be difficult. We are here to help and have compiled a list of handy graduate cv tips and advice, to help you get...

Nominees for “Best Recruitment Agency of the Year – Micro” Neaves & Neat attend recruitment award’s ceremony at the Grosvenor House. Last night, the Neaves & Neat team joined with fellow nominees at a prestigious ceremony based in the Great Room of Grosvenor House, Park Lane,...

Most job interviews can seem quite daunting and a telephone interview is no exception. This particular approach to interviewing candidates has increased over time and it’s important you spend as much time preparing for this as you would do for a face-to-face interview. Much like a...

We recently donated £500 to support Anthony Sutton’s Coast to Coast challenge to raise money for the Paddles Swim School. The Paddles Swim School is a community-based project which enables children with disabilities to interact and encourages regular involvement in water activities. The money raised will help...

  Wishing you a Happy Easter weekend! Just to let you know, Neaves & Neat will be closed from 17.30 on Thursday 18th April for the Easter break and the office will reopen on Tuesday 23rd April at 08.30. During this time please feel free to browse our...

We recently signed up to the Disability Confident Scheme, a government led campaign, that supports employers to make the most of the diverse talents disabled people bring to the workplace. We have made the following Disability Confident commitments: Ensuring our recruitment process is inclusive and accessible ...

Neaves & Neat is excited to announce that the company has been shortlisted for the Best Micro-Agency of the Year in the national Recruiter Awards 2019. The Recruiter Awards, now 18 years old, recognises outstanding achievements of agencies and in-house recruiters who demonstrate excellence in their...

Are you seeking temporary or seasonal work over the summer? If you’re looking to secure temporary work over the summer; join us between Monday 8th April – Friday 12th April for our Temp Open Week! We have a number of summer jobs available with variable start dates from June...

We are excited to let you know that we have been shortlisted for the Best Recruitment Agency (Micro) category, at this year’s Recruiter Awards! The category focuses on companies with up to 10 employees and will be awarded to the firm achieving the most stand-out business...

We are excited to be exhibiting at this year’s Two Counties Business Exhibition. This is great opportunity to make some new contacts and start conversations that could result in new business opportunities. The free event takes place at IWM Duxford on Wednesday 13 March 2019 from 10.30am-3.30pm....

Recruitment Open Morning Are you looking for work but struggling to find time during the week to dedicate to your search? We understand how difficult it can be, putting in the extra hours to search for new employment. Also, taking time off during the week can be...

Questions to Ask During Your Interview It’s the big day and you’re feeling nervous. ‘What will they think of me? Am I what they’re looking for? What questions will they ask?’ So much emphasis is put on the candidate delivering in an interview and if you are...