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MAJORITY OF BRITS WORRY ABOUT DISAPPOINTING THEIR MANAGER

Posted on 25th February 2020 - INDUSTRY NEWS

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According to the latest research from CV-Library, most (58.1%) Brits worry about disappointing their manager at work, with one in three (36.1%) admitting that they rely on praise from their boss to help boost their confidence at work. The study, which surveyed over 2,000 UK professionals, also reveals that the younger generation are most likely to worry about letting their boss down (83.3% of under 18s and 62.2% of 18-24 year olds), while only 53% of 55-64-year olds are concerned about this.

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NEW CALL FOR LICENSING TO PROTECT VULNERABLE WORKERS

Posted on 24th February 2020 - INDUSTRY NEWS

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The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) has commended the recent spotlight on the UK Hand Car Wash industry, and its link to modern slavery, from the interim Director of Labour Market Enforcement, Matthew Taylor, who calls for mandatory licensing.

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BUSINESSES PUSH FORWARD WITH HIRING EFFORTS AHEAD OF BREXIT DEADLINE

Posted on 10th February 2020 - INDUSTRY NEWS

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According to the latest data from the UK's leading independent job board, CV-Library, the UK job market boomed in the first month of 2020, with job numbers and applications both rising year-on-year. The study, which explores job market data from January 2020 and compares this with findings from the same period in 2019, reveals that businesses have regained their confidence in the UK economy, as job numbers grew by 2.8% year-on-year.

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ALMOST 3 IN 4 UK MANAGERS NOW FEELING 'FAIRLY PREPARED' FOR BREXIT

Posted on 10th February 2020 - INDUSTRY NEWS

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A survey conducted by the Chartered Management Institute brings new insight into business preparations for a post-Brexit Britain. The survey, which took place between 24th October and 5th December 2019, saw 1,104 UK-based CMI members respond to various aspects of the UK's exit from the EU.

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45% OF UK WORKERS HAD NO SOFT SKILLS DEVELOPMENT OFFERED IN PAST 12 MONTHS

Posted on 10th February 2020 - INDUSTRY NEWS

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Research conducted by e-learning specialists, GoodHabitz, verifies the strong link between employees being offered soft skills learning and development opportunities and employee satisfaction and motivation. Yet many UK employers are not providing any of these learning at work opportunities.

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SALARY SLUMP: WAGES DROP FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE Q1 2018

Posted on 29th January 2020 - INDUSTRY NEWS

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According to the latest quarterly job market report from CV-Library, salaries dropped by 7.8% in the final few months of 2019; the first time they've fallen year-on-year since Q1 2018.

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BUSINESS CONFIDENCE SOARS TO A RECORD HIGH

Posted on 29th January 2020 - INDUSTRY NEWS

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Business sentiment has surged to an all-time high, according to Deloitte's latest CFO survey. The Q4 2019 survey, which took place immediately after the December UK general election, showed the largest increase in confidence in its 11-year history.

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SPORTS BANTER IN THE OFFICE CAN ALIENATE FEMALE STAFF

Posted on 29th January 2020 - INDUSTRY NEWS

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Business leaders should show greater awareness and sensitivity towards female staff when sports banter takes place on the "shopfloor". Ann Francke on BBC Radio 4 TODAY warned business leaders and managers that football banter in particular could act as a "gateway" to other laddish behaviour; with Francke warning that "if it goes unchecked this can signal a more "laddish culture in the organisation".

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READY TO BEAT BLUE MONDAY?

Posted on 20th January 2019

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Blue Monday is the name given to the day loosely 'calculated' to be the most depressing of the year. A range of contributing factors are taken into account to pinpoint Blue Monday including the gloomy, dark and cold Winter weather and the realisation that Christmas and new year festivities are well and truly finished for another year.

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KEEPING STAFF IN THE DARK ABOUT PAY FEEDS PERCEPTION OF UNFAIRNESS

Posted on 10th January 2019 - INDUSTRY NEWS

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Only half of permanent employees (51%) think they are paid fairly and even fewer (34%) think that everyone in their organisation is paid fairly, a new report from the CIPD, the professional body for HR and people development, reveals.

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6 STEPS EMPLOYERS CAN TAKE TO HELP EMPLOYEES WHO ARE RETIRING IN 2020

Posted on 10th January 2019 - INDUSTRY NEWS

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The New Year is the perfect time for employees to take stock of their finances and those who are approaching retirement will have a number of decisions to make given the freedom and choice in pensions. Many will turn to their workplace for support with this.

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NETBOX RECRUITMENT 2019 HIGHLIGHTS

Posted on 2nd December 2019

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2019 has certainly been a busy year for everyone at Netbox Recruitment. We've continued to utilise our refreshing approach to recruitment, working as our clients' business partners in talent attraction and acting as their brand ambassadors in the local job market. Similarly, we've remained committed to helping our candidates make their ideal career move through recognising the intricacy and complexity of their unique range of experience and skillsets.

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OUR WINTER HAMPER WINNER REVEALED

Posted on 28th November 2019

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We'd like to say a big thank you to everyone who took part in our latest online competition to win a hamper for their team filled with chocolates and champagne for the festive season. In this latest competition, we wanted you to guess how many hours we spend each year sourcing and placing candidates using our in-depth approach.

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NETBOX RECOGNISED IN THE TOP 3% OF 'JUST GIVING' FUNDRAISERS FOR OCTOBER

Posted on 7th November 2019

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Last month saw the Netbox group of companies raise £3,196 for Heart of Kent Hospice. This figure saw Netbox rank within the top 3% of all fundraisers on 'Just Giving' for October. This is a particularly fantastic achievement given there were just under 49,000 fundraisers, all raising money for real causes.

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GHOSTED AT INTERVIEW? THIS NIGHTMARE IS NOT JUST FOR HALLOWEEN!

Posted on 31st October 2019

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It's the true Halloween horror story for hiring managers everywhere. Companies are reporting candidates failing to turn up for interviews and failing to respond to all communication afterwards. Even more horrifying is the prospect of finding a new employee is nowhere to be seen on their first day or a team member mysteriously disappearing, never to return!

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NETBOX RECRUITMENT AND NETBOX DIGITAL WALK 12.5 MILES FOR THE HEART OF KENT HOSPICE AND RAISE £3,196

Posted on 22nd October 2019

The Netbox Recruitment and Netbox Digital teams did it! Through 12.5 miles of mud, hills and aching limbs, they successfully completed their lengthy sponsored walk to raise funds for the Heart of Kent Hospice.

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BAKE SALE BOOSTS OUR CHARITY FUNDRAISING EFFORTS

Posted on 21st October 2019

Thank you so much to everyone who joined us for our recent bake sale in support of our fundraising efforts for the Heart of Kent Hospice. The teams from London Security Automation, Ash Contracting Network Computing, MacDonald Fyne Limited and Lillico Atlee donated generously as we prepared a selection of sponges, cupcakes, scones, biscuits and savoury bites!

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LET NETBOX TAKE THE GUESSWORK OUT OF RECRUITMENT

Posted on 15th October 2019

Does choosing the right method of recruitment ever feel like guesswork? Does choosing to work with a recruitment agency feel like a step into the unknown? It's our mission to communicate with clarity exactly why choosing Netbox Recruitment should be in no uncertain terms your recruitment method of choice. We don't rely on exaggeration or false promises. We want to present data and research to show how our unique approach provides the ideal solution for today's employers.

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DOUBLE YOUR DONATION AS WE WALK 12.5 MILES FOR THE HEART OF KENT HOSPICE

Posted on 18th September 2019

The teams at both Netbox Recruitment and Netbox Digital are delighted to be working together to raise money for the Heart of Kent Hospice. Taking place on the 19th October, we will be taking part in a sponsored walk covering 12.5 miles around Bewl Water. This beautifully picturesque reservoir, situated between Kent and East Sussex will provide a genuine challenge for all those taking part.

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OUR SUMMER HAMPER WINNER REVEALED

Posted on 16th August 2019

Thank you to everyone who took part in our brand ambassador survey to win a fantastic summer hamper for their team. We received a huge number of entries before randomly selecting one lucky winner and runner up! In this latest survey, we wanted to hear your insights on the common pitfalls of a bad cultural fit in the hiring process. This is a huge issue facing all businesses and is something that lies at the heart of our service.

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DID YOU SEE US AT BUSINESS VISION LIVE?

Posted on 20th May 2019

A huge thank you to everyone who saw us at this year's Business Vision Live. Based at the Kent Event centre on the 15th May, our team of experts were on hand at stand 417 to provide essential skill shortage consultations. We also ran our fantastic prize draw to win a free placement at your organisation. We were also proud to exhibit alongside Netbox Digital, part of the Netbox Group of companies, who showcased the incredible technology of Skywell, a water dispenser that creates incredibly pure drinking water from the air.

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JOIN NETBOX RECRUITMENT AT BUSINESS VISION LIVE

Posted on 25th April 2019

Netbox Recruitment are delighted to be exhibiting at this year's Business Vision Live taking place at the Kent Event Centre (pictured above) on the 15th May. Join us at stand 417 as our team of experts provide essential skill shortage consultations as well as running a fantastic prize draw to fill a role for free at your organisation. We are also proud to be exhibiting alongside Netbox Digital, part of the Netbox group of companies.

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AND THE WINNER IS...

Posted on 18th April 2019

In the run up to Easter, we were busy spreading some joy by distributing a selection of tasty treats across Kent. We were also busy running our competition for you to win an Easter hamper for your team generously-filled with a selection of delights.

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CHANGING PERCEPTIONS ON DISABILITY IN EMPLOYMENT

Posted on 15th March 2019

At Netbox Recruitment, we do all we can to provide a refreshing approach to recruitment. As such, we're very proud to be working alongside The Education People and Kent Supported Employment to promote their latest employability event.

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REDUCING YOUR OFFICE'S CARBON FOOTPRINT ONE DROP AT A TIME

Posted on 27th February 2019

Here at Netbox Recruitment, we love to break the mould, do things differently and embrace the latest technology. The incredible Skywell embodies all of these attributes with a mission to reduce your office's carbon footprint one drop at a time. Available through Netbox Digital, who we operate with as part of Netbox Group, the Skywell is a revolutionary water dispenser that can create up to 18 litres of water each day simply from the air. The Skywell offers numerous environmental, health and corporate benefits.

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A NEW PERSPECTIVE ON RECRUITMENT

Posted on 8th February 2019

In today's market, the right candidate for many employers can be hard to find. The industry's statistics also support the feeling the the market is increasingly candidate driven.

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