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Replaced by robots? How the shape of tomorrow’s workforce should influence today’s hiring decisions

We’ve all heard the warnings: the robots are coming to take our jobs. Or are they? The rise of artificial intelligence and machine learning technology has sparked fear in some industries that roles will be made redundant. While it’s true that technology is increasingly automating tasks and taking over many repetitive roles, technology in fact has…

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Cover letters – yes or no?

Do people still read cover letters? Are they relevant today or a tradition from the past? We believe there is a place for cover letters. Cover letters make a lot of sense Many years ago when CVs were printed and posted – it was the introduction to the CV. However, now that CVs are sent…

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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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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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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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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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Salaries – drivers, impacts and negotiating tips

Salary focus How important are salaries to attracting the right candidates? How big a part does it play in peoples? decision to take a new role? We discuss our observations from our discussions with candidates, provide some salary data on common roles we recruit, and give helpful tips to negotiate salaries. As the job market…

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Welcome to 2018!

Welcome to 2018! I hope this year is as positive as the last, with most of our clients feeling confident about their business prospects and continuing to add people to their teams. We thoroughly enjoy recruiting for our clients and want to thank you for choosing Eclipse. We highly value each and every client and…

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