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How to Eliminate Gender Bias from the Recruitment Process

How to Eliminate Gender Bias from the Recruitment Process

Recent studies reveal that there is still a considerable way to go to eliminating gender bias from the recruitment process, especially in the engineering sector. According to the latest figures from the Women’s Engineering Society (WES), only 11% of the UK’s engineering workforce is female. Both women and men who study Engineering and Technology express similar levels of intent to work in the industry, however, 66.2% of men and 47.4% of women went on to work in engineering and technology in 2011.

With new initiatives in place to encourage more women into STEM professions, what can be done to reduce unconscious bias?

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A Stress Management Plan: Field-Tested Tips And Techniques For Busting Workplace Stress

A Stress Management Plan: Field-Tested Tips And Techniques For Busting Workplace Stress

Recruitment is not an easy business to get into. While it can definitely be a rewarding industry, you’d have to be tough to excel in this highly competitive environment. Chasing and buttering up great candidates while making sure you still meet the over-the-top requirements of the clients can constantly trigger and escalate your stress levels.  This is the reason why recruitment is often ranked as one of the most stressful jobs out there.

Workplace stress is an unavoidable reality that is experienced by everyone, not just by people in the recruitment field. In the UK, more than 15.4 million working days were lost due to work-related stress, depression, and anxiety. Workload pressures, tight deadlines, and too much responsibility are just some of the reasons reported that caused these lost days.

While many companies are already implementing several tactics to allow for less stressful environment settings, there are certain techniques that employees can adapt to manage stress. Here are 5 practical tips that you can apply today to manage your stress at work.

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Mental and Physical Health: Handling Health Problems in the Hiring Process

Mental and Physical Health: Handling Health Problems in the Hiring Process

When it comes to creating equal opportunity, social democracy and technological progress have taken us far. As technology evolves and becomes more accessible, we find new ways to include the under-served, marginalized and disenfranchised in the workforce. Unfortunately, the hiring process introduces other barriers to equal opportunity that are much more difficult to cross — poor people skills and stubborn stigmas.

Accounting for the mental and physical health of job applicants is a challenge, but it’s not impossible to navigate. Here are a few things to know from both a legal and a humanistic point of view.

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How to cater to all learning styles

How to cater to all learning styles

Even as children, we all respond to different methods of teaching. We learn in our own ways and what’s most effective for one learner won’t necessarily fit another. Back in 1992, the variety between learning styles was formalised in the so-called VARK model: Visual, Auditory, Reading (and Writing) and Kinaesthetic.

Most managers already understand the people learn in different ways. But when you’re equipping your team with an online platform to improve their skills, how can you keep everyone happy – and learning – at once?

The answer is simpler than you might think.

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Why mobile learning isn’t the future – it’s the present

Why mobile learning isn’t the future – it’s the present

A quick glance around the internet and you’ll see hundreds of news stories and articles about how mobility is the future of business. But people have been saying that kind of thing for years and, now, the future has crept up on us. A world that’s mobile, flexible and on-demand isn’t coming – it’s arrived.

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National Apprenticeship Week Competition Winner

Last week, was National Apprenticeship Week in the UK and we wanted to celebrate this with all of our amazing levy-funded development programme learners. We therefore gave them the opportunity to win a great prize in our competition. We asked them to write in 200 words or less, how Recruitment Juice was helping them in their careers!

We had some amazing entries and it was a very tough decision to pick a winner! All of the Recruitment Juice staff voted for their favourite and we’re pleased to announce our winner is:

Liam Smith from Millbank

Here is his entry:

Let the knowledge pour

Recruitment Juice goes above and beyond the realms of normal training courses. On call support and guidance, coupled with engaging content makes for the perfect mix. I enrolled on the course to enhance my understanding and develop myself into a consultant and within 4 months of the course, I’m applying this newfound knowledge in everyday situations and the results speak for themselves. Having the ability to complete the coursework on the job or at home allows me to prioritise my day and complete work in my own time, around the clock. Since joining recruitment juice, I’ve been given an insight into how my job role effects the economy on a larger scale and the impact I can have if I continue to progress on my career journey. The skills I’m learning, are pushing me past the boundaries of a resourcer and into the frame for promotion and I can only thank the team at recruitment Juice for giving me the confidence to adapt my style and find the method of recruitment that suits me, through webinars and tailored work packages, I’ve been able to focus on the key elements of recruitment that interest me and make me a better recruiter.

Thanks for your entry Liam and enjoy your prize!

Keep your eyes peeled for further competitions!

How to Attract Top Talents Online

How to Attract Top Talents Online

Attracting top talent for your business can often be a relatively challenging and intensive process. Finding the best and most qualified employees can make a huge difference in the overall success of any company. Therefore, while it can be an intimidating process, it is worth the extra effort to ensure that you are hiring the most qualified candidates.

The following information provides a closer look at effective methods that can help ensure your company is appealing to the top tier of the applicant pool.

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Leverage your LinkedIn Profile for your Career

Are you wondering why your LinkedIn profile did not help you in furthering your career goals so far? Do you have a LinkedIn profile which is incomplete? If the answer to these two questions is yes, you have probably not invested enough time in learning how you can use LinkedIn to attract profile views from recruiters and employers.

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THE IMPORTANCE OF TRAINING EMPLOYEES FOR YOUR BUSINESS

The Importance of Training Employees for your Business

The vast majority of businesses wouldn’t even consider having unskilled and unqualified workers on their staff. However, it is pretty common that their workers aren’t really on par with industry standards; and there may be multiple reasons for that, and many of them have nothing to do with the employees themselves.

A very common cause of a worker’s under-qualification is the constantly changing technology, which keeps becoming increasingly demanding. Whether it is the employees’ fault or not, it is the employer’s responsibility to improve their personnel’s knowledge base continually, so that their output continues to satisfy industry standards.

In this article, we’ve compiled a list of reasons why all business owners should care about investing in training their employees.

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The three most common mistakes in online learning

The three most common mistakes in online learning

At Recruitment Juice, we’ve seen what recruiter training looks like on the frontlines. We’ve been instrumental in helping thousands of people around the world learn, develop, grow and achieve in their careers.

But for every one of our successes, we’ve seen how online learning can go wrong. We’ve seen what makes a new initiative fail and, in the majority of cases, it comes down to the same few common mistakes.

Whether you’re trying to help your people get more from online learning or embarking on a new training programme, pay special attention to these three key areas.

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