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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. 

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  • Say 'Yes' to Job Hunting in December

    Posted on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 by Klaudia StybulkowskaNo comments

    With Christmas fast approaching with just three weeks left, you may not have thought of job hunting in December. Many people think December is the worst time of the year to look for a job, as companies slow down and can take a little bit longer than usually to get back to you regarding your job application, interviews or offers. Also, candidates are often found winding down for Christmas and ...

  • How to make a temporary job a permanent one

    Posted on Wednesday, November 27, 2019 by Klaudia StybulkowskaNo comments

    Temporary employment has seen quite an increase in the last couple of years. Employers in various industries are hiring temp workers to fill positions for a few days, weeks or months at a time. Businesses are using recruitment agencies to help them when the demand for staff is higher (holiday, sickness or peak periods cover) or when they need someone with a specific skill set. It gives them the ...

  • Where to start with a career change.

    Posted on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 by Klaudia Stybulkowska1 comment

    Switching jobs is a difficult decision that shouldn't be taken lightly. It could majorly change your lifestyle and routine - but may also be the most rewarding thing you do. There are plenty of reasons why people change careers – you may have reached your limits, you would like to gain experience in another field or perhaps you would like to be your own boss. Whatever the reason is first thing ...

  • What to wear for an interview.

    Posted on Wednesday, November 13, 2019 by Klaudia StybulkowskaNo comments

    You only have one opportunity to make a first impression… so don’t ruin your chance! We understand that interviews make us feel stressed out and it’s very difficult to banish that feeling. Not only you have to remember what to say, answer questions in a professional manner, but also present yourself in the best way possible. The night before your big interview you should fall asleep knowing that ...

  • Declining a job offer gracefully

    Posted on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 by Klaudia StybulkowskaNo comments

    In the current labour market, employers are more likely to make a job offer today than they were several years ago. If you are carrying out your job search actively and you submit consistently good applications, the chances are you will be invited to several interviews. But what happens if you are offered more than one job, or you change your mind about a position you have been offered? Here’s ...

  • Trick or treat!

    Posted on Thursday, October 31, 2019 by Klaudia StybulkowskaNo comments

    It’s here! It’s here! No, not the snow, but Halloween! You already know that Halloween is celebrated across the world on the night of 31st October. But how did it all start and what’s its meaning? The origin of Halloween The Celts, who lived 2,000 years ago, mostly in the area that is now Ireland, the United Kingdom and northern France, celebrated their new year on November 1. This day marked the ...

  • Brexit and the labour market

    Posted on Thursday, October 24, 2019 by Klaudia Stybulkowska1 comment

    With Halloween coming up very soon, you may not have noticed what’s going on in politics. On Tuesday evening (22 nd of October 2019), MPs have voted to allow the government's bill to go forward to the next stage in the process . However, they have rejected the rapid timetable, which leaves everyone uncertain about what’s going to happen on the 31 st of October. Impact on businesses Brexit ...

  • Anti-Slavery Day 2019

    Posted on Friday, October 18, 2019 by Klaudia StybulkowskaNo comments

    Hi Everyone! Did you know that today is Anti-Slavery Day (18th October 2019)? Although, we may think that this topic is not relevant to us or our surroundings, slavery did not end with abolition in the 19th century. Instead, it changed its forms and continues to harm people in every country in the world, some examples include forced labour, child labour, human trafficking or forced and early ...

  • World Mental Health Day 2019

    Posted on Thursday, October 10, 2019 by Klaudia StybulkowskaNo comments

    Hi Everyone! Today, we would like everyone reading our Blog post to focus on the importance of our mental health and see what we can do as a community to raise awareness. Each year the World Federation for Mental Health has a different theme and this year’s focus is suicide prevention. Every year close to 800,000 people globally take their own life and there are many more people who attempt ...

  • Interview time!

    Posted on Monday, September 30, 2019 by Klaudia StybulkowskaNo comments

    Interview time! When it comes to an interview, you can never be too prepared… Being selected for the interview stage is already a success – you have been chosen amongst many candidates, who applied for the position, so research and preparation is essential to guarantee interview success. To help you organise and plan ahead, we have come up with some useful tips for the face-to-face interview. So ...