Blog

  • Mr Apprenticeship (or How I Learned To Stop Worrying and Love Work-Based Learning)

    • May 15, 2018
    • 1st Stop Recruitment

    After finishing a year-long apprenticeship, it’s a good idea to reflect on what was great about it. There’s a lot of different ways to learn, and work-based learning is one of them – so what could make it the right choice for you?

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  • 2018’s Minimum Wage Changes

    Minimum Wage Changes 2018
    • April 6, 2018
    • 1st Stop Recruitment

    The new minimum wages have rolled in for 2018. Where do you stand with the new wage changes? Find out how your wage is affected!

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  • Recruiters – The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

    The Good Recruiter - The Silent Hero
    • March 28, 2018
    • 1st Stop Recruitment

    There’s a lot of recruiters out there. And just like with almost anything else, it’s a spectrum. So what defines recruiters as ‘good’, ‘bad’ or ‘ugly’?

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  • The Halo Effect: Hire with Your Mind, Not Your Eyes

    Could The Halo Effect be clouding your judgement?
    • February 12, 2018
    • 1st Stop Recruitment

    With Valentine’s Day coming up this year, it got us thinking: is love at first sight necessarily for the best when recruiting? The Halo Effect could be clouding your vision – read more about it here!

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  • What’s Wrong With Working FOR Someone?

    • February 6, 2018
    • 1st Stop Recruitment

    Hustle cultures suck.

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  • Blue Monday: It’s Not All Doom and Gloom

    Stop and have a cuppa with someone this Blue Monday: you might end up feeling better for it.
    • January 15, 2018
    • 1st Stop Recruitment

    Blue Monday is supposedly the most depressing day of the year, but is it REALLY as bad as it sounds?

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  • New Year, Same Me: 3 Problems with New Year

    New Year, New Diet, New Everything Ever
    • January 5, 2018
    • 1st Stop Recruitment

    Not feeling the wave of inspiration everybody else seems to have on January 1st? Don’t worry, you’re not alone.

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  • Christmas and New Year: Are You Happy?

    Merry Christmas from the 1st Stop team!
    • December 22, 2017
    • 1st Stop Recruitment

    The obligatory Christmas blog. But seriously, let’s reflect: have you been happy?

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  • The Recruit-Resource-HR-Market-Write-Er Guy: Why Job Exploration is Important

    Career Development and Exploration
    • November 17, 2017
    • 1st Stop Recruitment

    The next big summer blockbuster: coming to a workplace near you soon.

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  • The Setting Sun: Remembrance and Reflection

    Support the Poppy Appeal for Remembrance Day.
    • November 9, 2017
    • 1st Stop Recruitment

    Today, we’re remembering.

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  • Your Interview: The Obvious Made Obvious

    • October 27, 2017
    • 1st Stop Recruitment

    The interview: something to be afraid of? Probably not, but it’s worth approaching it with common sense.

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  • The Plight Of A Young Man

    • October 13, 2017
    • 1st Stop Recruitment

    Do you feel lucky to be you?

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  • You probably shouldn’t read this.

    • September 29, 2017
    • 1st Stop Recruitment

    Really. It’s not for you.

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  • Success at 1st Stop Recruitment’s Business Breakfast Event

    • September 15, 2017
    • 1st Stop Recruitment

    Our Business Breakfast on September 15th went great! Thank you to everyone who came. Read more about what happened here!

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  • Unconventional Techniques for Work Productivity

    • September 8, 2017
    • 1st Stop Recruitment

    Productivity comes naturally to some – and not so much to others. If you’re part of the latter, find out how to stay on target with work here!

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  • Mental Health and Work

    • August 18, 2017
    • 1st Stop Recruitment

    Mental health is gaining ground when being recognised in the workplace. But how do you cope with issues in yourself or others?

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  • Recruitment Agencies: Who Do I Choose?

    Of all the agencies around, who do you choose?
    • August 15, 2017
    • 1st Stop Recruitment

    With the number of UK agencies at an all time high, your choices are endless. How do you decide who to use?

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  • Soft Skills: Reading Between The Lines

    Soft Skills - Reading Between The Lines
    • August 4, 2017
    • 1st Stop Recruitment

    If you’re scared of lacking experience in your next interview, your personality traits or characteristics could give you a step over your competitors.

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  • AI and I: Will I be replaced?

    Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg: is AI practical or problematic?
    • July 31, 2017
    • 1st Stop Recruitment

    With all of the recent goings-on in the media between Zuckerberg and Musk, the big question is: Will AI make most of us redundant?

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  • Invest in Your Staff, They Make Your Business

    Invest in Your Staff
    • July 18, 2017
    • 1st Stop Recruitment

    If the right investment in your company can lead to profit, can investing in staff lead to a better customer-staff experience?

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  • Training and Why You Should Be Doing It (Like, Right Now)

    • June 30, 2017
    • 1st Stop Recruitment

    The benefits of work-based training are obvious, but are you aware of everything it can provide you? I return from the distant lands of work seminars and tutorials to share my adventures with you (aren’t you lucky?).

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  • Universal Credit: Clearing Up The Confusion

    Universal Credit - How it Works
    • June 20, 2017
    • 1st Stop Recruitment

    Don’t know the difference between JSA and Universal Credit? Scared about losing your Universal Credit if you work? Debunk your worries here.

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  • Common Misconceptions when Searching for Work

    CV and Interview Advice
    • June 8, 2017
    • 1st Stop Recruitment

    There’s a lot of advice going around these days about finding work. But should you listen to all of it?

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  • Visit 1st Stop Recruitment at the Haverhill Job Fair

    Job and Careers Fair
    • 1st Stop Recruitment

    Once again, 1st Stop are excited to announce that we will be present at the Haverhill JobCentre Plus Job Fair on June 14th 2017. For anyone interested in what 1st […]

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  • Agency vs Internal Recruitment

    Recruitment Agency Process and Benefits
    • June 5, 2017
    • 1st Stop Recruitment

    Can’t make your mind up about whether to recruit internally or use a recruitment agency to take the weight of your shoulders? Weigh up the benefits of agency recruitment here.

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  • 5 Rules for Improving Your Job Application

    Application Form
    • 1st Stop Recruitment

    It’s time for first contact: the dreaded job application. Whether you’re worried about your CV not being up to scratch or you’re scared of the interview process, we’re here to help.

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