Blog - November 2017

  • 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, ...

  • Kick-start your career! Five habits Millennial workers should start right now

    Posted on Thursday, November 23, 2017 by MSS TeamNo comments

    With 13.8 million millennials living in the UK, why do employers remain pessimistic about employing them? And what is a Millennial anyway? Between the ages of 20-35 and also known as generation Y, a Millennial is a person born between 1980-2014 and is predominately of working age. They quickly adjust to new tech, have a solid grasp and understanding of the ever-changing culture and economy, ...

  • Five things not to put on your CV

    Posted on Monday, November 20, 2017 by MSS TeamNo comments

    Recruiters receive thousands of CVs across their entire working year, for a number of different job roles. Six seconds is the average time a recruiter will screen a CV for their client, so spotting a spelling mistake, an unprofessional email address or even a picture at the top of a CV could be the difference between sending your information across, or your CV ending up in the bin. With January ...

  • The employment landscape in Scotland

    Posted on Friday, November 17, 2017 by The MSS TeamNo comments

    Fresh data from the Office of National Statistics reveals a record high in the Scottish employment rate, with the number of people in work currently sitting at 2.66 million, or 75.3%. Meanwhile, the unemployment rate is near its lowest rate since 1992, though Scotland experienced a slight increase of 0.1% over the last quarter. This data shows resilience in the Scottish labour market, despite a ...

  • Is your hiring process taking too long? You could be losing out on top talent if it is

    Posted on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 by THE MSS TEAMNo comments

    It’s understandable that you don’t want to rush the hiring process. After all, making the wrong hiring decision can prove very costly to your business. But, taking too long can prove just as costly as you could end up losing out on the very best applicants by subjecting them to a lengthy hiring process.  Why does the hiring process take so long? If you feel like your hiring process is taking ...

  • How to get a pay rise in 2018

    Posted on Friday, November 10, 2017 by THE MSS TEAMNo comments

    At the start of the new year, many people set resolutions to save more money. What better way to achieve that than to earn more money? But it’s not as easy as that. If you’re employed and feel like you’re due a pay rise, it can be a difficult subject to broach. You don’t want to overstep or sound like you’re being too demanding, but, at the same time, you want to feel like you’re getting paid ...