Yearly Archives

  • talentrace

    Talent Race: The skill led shortage the UK faces

    It has always been the case that identifying a problem is far easier than coming up with ways to resolve it. Business leaders from across the UK have over the last couple of years asserted an enduring skills shortage that is consequently hindering workforce productivity and therefore the economy and its recovery. The Graduate Labour […]

  • 25 Real CV Blunders

    These REAL CV Blunders will surely make you chuckle – we keep stressing the importance of checking and re-checking a CV as mistakes are often the reason why there will not be an interview after an application.  

  • Leonardo Da Vinci’s CV

    As a recruitment company dealing with CV’s day in, day out – it has often crossed minds whether the CV is now an outdated artefact and that we should look for better ways to apply for jobs. The first official Curriculum Vitae was created and used by Leonardo Da Vinci in 1482, we can only […]

  • 18years

    18 years of successful business

    This month marks 18 successful years of dedicated recruitment solutions from Advantage. The recruitment industry has changed immensely since we started in 1997, lets look at how so. Technology: If an employer wished to attract applicants for a vacant position they would be limited to placing an advertisement in a local or in a national newspaper […]

  • jobseek

    Job Seekers: Did you know?

    The job market is so competitive these days, employers are only taking on the best applicants. That means your CV must be mistake free, memorable and relevant to the position you are applying for. It also means your social media presence has to be absolutely spotless, and the Facebook trawl is becoming standard practice in […]

  • badhire

    The REAL cost of a Bad Hire

    One in 10 new recruits are regarded as a ‘poor hiring decision’  with 70% of HR directors admitting that they have hired someone who did not meet expectations. Good recruitment makes good business sense. Poor recruitment is costly and has an impact on the bottom line. The CIPD (Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development) estimates […]

  • goodrecruitment

    Have you signed the Good Recruitment Charter?

    The Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC) employers’ advisory panel have now been running the ‘Good Recruitment Campaign’ for the past year – asking employers to sign up to ‘The Good Recruitment Charter’. The charter defines good recruitment practice through nine key principles that the organisations who sign up to the charter will aspire to. Good […]

  • glalicence

    Awarded our GLA Licence

    We are exceptionally proud to announce that Advantage is now licensed by the Gangmasters Licensing Authority (GLA) – enabling us to operate ethically and legally within the food industry. Giving YOU piece of mind that as ever, you will continue to gain a quality service from a reputable recruitment agency. The Gangmaster Licensing Authority or GLA […]

  • Budget hints at the end of Umbrella

    You may have been approached by recruitment agencies offering low rates achieved by reducing employers national insurance contributions through the use of ‘Umbrella Companies’. Advantage provide a quality, competitive and COMPLIANT service without the use of such companies – and without breaking the law. During his budget speech last Wednesday, the chancellor once again vowed […]