Direct Response Employment Services Blog

Direct Response Employment Services would like to welcome you to our blog. 

Here you will find recruitment tips, updates or changes to recruitment legislation, news and general information about recruitment and how we can help. 

Feel free to get in touch if you have any questions or leave a comment. 

Thank you for reading!


  • Furlough - What does this mean for you?

    Posted on Thursday, April 2, 2020 by Vicky RehmanNo comments

    With the uncertainty that is currently surrounding Covid-19, businesses having to close and workers concerned and worried what this means for their job, you have probably heard the word Furlough be used more often than usual and might wonder what it means for you. We have set out a few common questions below and a quick guide to what Furlough is and what it means. What is Furlough and what does ...

  • Business as Usual

    Posted on Thursday, March 19, 2020 by Diane MillsNo comments

    With all the uncertainty, which is currently sweeping across the UK, here at Direct Response Employment Services we wanted to let you know we are open and for us its business as usual. As the country is slowing down and taking necessary precautions to protect the nation against the pandemic which is currently affecting everyday lives and has had a crucial impact on employment. Employees are being ...

  • EU Settlement Scheme

    Posted on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 by Klaudia StybulkowskaNo comments

    On 31 January 2020 at 11pm, the United Kingdom left the European Union and entered a transition period, due to end on 31 December 2020. During this transition period, Europeans can continue to live and work in the UK and are entitled to freedom of movement right as they did before Brexit. That said, EU citizens and their family members who wish to remain living in the UK after 31 December 2020 ...

  • National and Minimum Wage Increases: What you need to know!

    Posted on Thursday, March 5, 2020 by Vicky RehmanNo comments

    With the National Living Wage and National Minimum wages being increased this week, we have set out the increases below and a few easy mistakes which employers often don’t take into consideration when thinking about the minimum wage. The National Living Wage: The National Living Wage came into effect in 2016, providing legislation for employers to pay anyone over the age of 25 years and above a ...

  • Benefits of using an employment agency (for employers).

    Posted on Wednesday, February 26, 2020 by Klaudia StybulkowskaNo comments

    Recruiting new employees can be a costly and time-consuming process for many organisations; it often uses a lot of time and resources, but doesn’t offer any guarantees. No matter what size organization, a recruitment agency can help meet the changing needs of your business by finding quality candidates and assuming a variety of staffing needs. There are a number of reasons why an employer may ...

  • Temporary Workers & Holiday Pay.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 by Klaudia StybulkowskaNo comments

    Many agency workers are not convinced they understand how the holiday is accrued and how many days exactly they are entitled to when working on temporary basis. Please keep on reading if you would like to find out more on holiday pay and entitlement. How is it calculated? As a temporary worker you should receive at least 5.6 weeks' paid holiday a year pro rata. This is the statutory entitlement ...

  • Working with a recruitment agency.

    Posted on Wednesday, January 29, 2020 by Klaudia StybulkowskaNo comments

    You might have an impressive CV and engaging cover letter, but finding those roles and being invited to an interview is still a challenging task. Recruitment agencies might sound scary and unpromising, but they can seriously fast-track the recruitment process and help you find the perfect role! Many think that recruitment agencies are only for those looking for temporary, short-term positions, ...

  • How to improve candidate experience.

    Posted on Thursday, January 23, 2020 by Klaudia StybulkowskaNo comments

    In this week’s blog we will focus on how recruiters (or future employers) can create a great candidate experience. What is candidate experience? In its most simple definition, it is how job seekers see your brand throughout the hiring process –from job description, interview through to final offer. Is the process easy and comfortable? Or is it difficult and frustrating? Their experience will not ...

  • CV design - how to impress your future employer.

    Posted on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 by Klaudia StybulkowskaNo comments

    It’s that time of the year when people often start looking for new positions or a new career. The first step is to create an impressive and unique CV or to update and improve your current one. Recruiters receive dozens, even hundreds of CV’s, so it is vital you make a great first impression with your resume. A CV has to include both relevant information and be presented professionally in order to ...

  • Tips for Job seekers in 2020.

    Posted on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 by Klaudia StybulkowskaNo comments

    If your New Year’s resolution is to get a new job, you are not alone. Many people will start looking for a new career at this time of the year. The start of January often has us evaluating where we’re at in our careers and where we want to be in the year ahead. And this is what makes it the best time of year to start job hunting. You’re rested after some time off work and hopefully you’re ...