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Written by Leightontaylor
25th March, 2021

Recruiting via video interviews: is there an impact on candidate quality?

Recruiting via video interviews: is there an impact on candidate quality? Face to face interviews. So 2019. Seems an absolute age ago that you’d turn up to a real-life office, without a mask, meet real people, AND even shake hands with them in order to have an interview. The thought of this being able to...
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Written by Leightontaylor
20th November, 2020

Salary Equality – Not Just a Question of Cost

Salary Equality – Not Just a Question of Cost Here at Leighton Taylor, we work hard with all of our clients to increase the diversity of candidates and help to eradicate inequality in the workplace.As a recruitment agency within the professional services sector, a new development we’re seeing is an increasing trend towards candidates withholding...
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Written by Leightontaylor
07th October, 2020

Questions Answered – Clients & Candidates

Questions Answered – Clients & Candidates   At Leighton Taylor we’ve spent the past turbulent 6 months talking consistently in depth to our clients and candidates across the legal, accountancy, consultancy, investment and property sectors. We’re frequently asked for a steer on how the recruitment market within the professional services sector has been through lockdown,...
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Written by Leightontaylor
27th July, 2020

Small wins at home to improve your working day

Small Wins at Home to Improve Your Working Day Working from home is not going away anytime soon. Unless you’re one of the lucky ones who happen to have a dedicated home office, juggling a decent space to work can be somewhat of a challenge. So, wherever you’re set up, be it your bedroom, a...
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Written by Leightontaylor
09th July, 2020

Easing of Lockdown – honest thoughts from the Leighton Taylor Directors

During the past 3 months, we have spent a considerable amount of time just catching up with our clients and candidates through zoom and phone calls. The number of roles in BD and Marketing during this period has dramatically decreased (anyone who says any different is being selective with the truth) as firms have understandably...
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Written by Rob Chant
23th March, 2020

How to be more productive at work

We might have all thought it, but ADP Research confirmed last year that UK employees work approximately 14 days longer than many EU countries over a year. That equates to 6.3 hours a week on average of work without pay, or £5,000 of employees’ time per annum.  No wonder the UK was named the, “Unpaid...
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Written by Rob Chant
16th March, 2020

5 Stress-Busting Tips to Help Beat Stress at Work

According to reports, more than 15 million days are lost every year because of employees suffering from work-related stress. On top of that, over 500,000 workers in the UK feel unwell due to stress levels at work. The Cartridge People commissioned a study, the “Workplace Stress Study 2019”, to find out what issues were causing...
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Written by Leightontaylor
09th March, 2020

How to Ask for a Pay Rise or Promotion

Every so often, and certainly at this time of year, most employees look around the job market to ‘see what’s out there’. For some it’s the motivation to change jobs; for others, it’s to compare their salary with the recruitment marketplace. We all think about our salary expectations and the good news is that in...
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Written by Leightontaylor
02th March, 2020

How to Stop Interview Nerves

Good news. You’ve got an interview! But as the day approaches, the nerves start to kick in.  Not that it’s completely a bad thing to have some nerves on interview day. However, if your nerves are likely to take over the interview, then you may need some help. You’ve researched the company, you’ve read and...
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Written by Leightontaylor
17th February, 2020

What Employees Want from their Workplace in 2020

An Investors in People (IIP) survey of 2,000 employees found that more than half of UK’s workers are thinking about moving, or have actively started looking for a new job in 2020. The survey also found that 76% reported feeling stressed at work, 64% said their sleep had been impacted and complained they were ‘always...
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