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Parental leave – recap of the law and tips to manage maternity contracts

With the extension of paid parental leave from 18 to 22 weeks now in force (from 1 July 2018 – and plans to extend to 26 weeks by 2020), we thought it was timely to talk about managing your recruitment strategy for maternity leave contracts. Firstly, a recap of key aspects to the law (there…

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Hire for attitude, train for skill?

At Eclipse, when a client calls us to say they have a vacant role we always go into their office to take a detailed job brief. We start by asking about the company, team, culture and management. We then cover off in detail what the role entails, and then move on to the skills and…

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Recruitment market update – July 2018

After recent media reports about lower business confidence, we are pleased to note that it has been another busy quarter here at Eclipse. Being in the recruitment industry, we do tend to gain an insight into how businesses are faring and currently we are seeing both new roles being created and existing roles being replaced….

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What does flexibility mean in your workplace?

When we talk to candidates about what they are seeking the word ‘flexibility’ often comes up as being very important. In fact, it’s often more important than remuneration and in some cases role content.  Likewise, employers can say that they offer ‘flexibility’ in an attempt to make a job they’re recruiting appealing.  So, what exactly…

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Are you missing out on the benefits of temporary staff?

During periods of growth you can quickly find your team over stretched, particularly at certain times of the year. It may be that you have a seasonal business, you are undertaking a project or perhaps introducing a new software system. A smart way to alleviate pressure quickly is with temporary staff.  Here are some tips…

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Recruitment market update – April 2018

It’s been another busy start to the year in recruitment – both for our own business and for our clients. After a somewhat quieter than usual recruitment market post-election, it’s been encouraging to see that the New Year has brought an influx of roles of all types and levels from a wide variety of industries….

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90 Day Trial – recap

It’s been eight years now since the 90 Day Trial Period legalisation came into effect – so you would think that we are all well aware of the ins and outs of the law. While a lot of businesses are using it correctly, there are still a lot of managers who have questions or misconceptions…

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Eclipse update – October 2017

If you have a PA, EA, or in fact any office support in your office, you must consider the Conferenz Office & PA show next year! We attended as both a sponsor and I presented a session called ‘Recruitment Bootcamp’. The resounding feedback from the delegates was that it was a fantastic event where they…

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Navigating the candidate offer and negotiation process

After investing time and resources in identifying your ideal candidate, the last thing you want is for the candidate offer and negotiation process to result in disappointment and potential candidate loss. In this article, we’ll explore common factors that can cause a job offer to falter and provide strategies to minimize the risk of such…

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Recruitment market commentary – July 2017

We are often asked – what’s the recruitment market like right now? It is often so varied that it can be difficult to provide a succinct summary! While the job and employment statistics tell a positive picture for the economy, often candidate availability varies across industries, specialisations and levels of experience required. It’s at times…

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