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  • The perfect job: But what about maternity leave?

    Posted on Friday, December 22, 2017 by MSS TeamNo comments

    It’s typical, you’ve finally managed to land your dream job after signing up to a recruitment ...

  • How to position yourself as an employer of choice

    Posted on Wednesday, December 20, 2017 by MSS TeamNo comments

    Positioning yourself as an employer of choice is vital in today’s economy. Despite the economic uncertainty, there are currently more people looking to change employment than ever before. A good team, enjoyable work load, flexible working, and pay, make up the top four attributes employees look for in an employer. Get this right and your business will flourish, but just how can you position ...

  • The do's and don’ts of searching for a new job when employed

    Posted on Monday, December 18, 2017 by MSS TeamNo comments

    As the New Year creeps up on us, more and more people will be looking for a new job, and January is by far the most popular month to do so. In fact, it is estimated that around half (59%) of UK workers will either search for a new job or at least consider new opportunities if they are approached by a potential new employer or recruiter.   However, this presents a challenge for job seekers – ...

  • Social media vs recruiters – who comes out on top for job seekers?

    Posted on Friday, December 15, 2017 by The MSS teamNo comments

    With social media being a key tool in recruitment, sites such as Twitter and LinkedIn are juggernauts for today’s job seekers. These platforms are helping more people secure their dream jobs, with some suggesting that social media and tech in general could be the death knell for recruitment agencies altogether. But is this really the case? The answer is of course no, and the stats prove the ...

  • How recruiters can help you find the best candidates

    Posted on Monday, December 11, 2017 by The MSS teamNo comments

    Recruiting staff at any level can be tricky, and it seems to be the more senior the position, the more difficult the task of finding a more suitable candidate becomes. This is largely because the talent you really want is already in the market, rather than on the market. But that doesn’t mean the talent isn’t there – it’s just a case of knowing how to find it. We recruiters call this the ‘hidden ...

  • Five top tips that could help you come off well in an interview

    Posted on Monday, December 4, 2017 by MSS TeamNo comments

    Did you know, employers scan any one CV for a total of six seconds, and people looking to change their careers apply for an average of 27 jobs in order to secure just a single interview. So, if you’re lucky enough to secure an interview, then making a lasting impression needs to be a priority. To help you come off well, and be recognised as a memorable candidate, we’ve put together our top five ...

  • What to look for in a new hire

    Posted on Thursday, November 30, 2017 by MSS Team3 comments

    Hire for attitude, train for skill – the rallying call of business giants across the industry. Whilst, in a sense, is correct, if this is recruited for in totality, it results in a company full of highly enthusiastic and motivated staff… just without the right skills in place to do the job. In today’s fast paced business world, hiring and developing the right staff is essential. If a toxic, lazy, ...

  • LATEST NEWS FROM MSS: MSS People launches office in Glasgow

    Posted on Thursday, November 30, 2017 by The MSS teamNo comments

    LATEST NEWS FROM MSS: MSS People launches office in Glasgow Region’s unemployment rate may be at record low, but it is getting harder for employers to find and attract the skilled workers they need   Fast-growing North East -based MSS People, which specialises in Engineering, Technical, Finance, Contact Centre, Sales & Administration, has expanded its operations with the opening of a new ...

  • Are businesses moving away from permanent staff?

    Posted on Tuesday, November 28, 2017 by MSS TeamNo comments

    The British economy is a rapidly fluctuating entity. With the value of GBP, overall employment levels, and even staffing trends shifting on an almost daily basis, businesses are hard-pressed to identify staffing trends. Moreover, organisations simply do not have the time to investigate further. Apprenticeships, for example, have now fallen by 59% following the introduction of the Apprenticeship ...

  • How to start achieving your career goals in 2018

    Posted on Sunday, November 26, 2017 by MSS TeamNo comments

    In today's economy 30-year-olds are more business focused than ever, and are still building their careers several years later, even putting vocations before family and buying a house. People tend to assume by the time they hit 30 they'll be settled in their career and would have already achieved their top professional goals. However, this isn't always the case in today’s economy. As adults, ...