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  • 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 ...

  • Automotive boom in the North East? Maybe

    Posted on Tuesday, October 31, 2017 by The MSS teamNo comments

    The automotive sector across the region is enjoying something of a renaissance right now. With manufacturing outputs at their highest since 2000 and the increased reshoring of companies back to the UK (and their reinvestment with them), productivity is on the up which in turn is boosting demand for skilled workers. Our managing director, John McCullogh, was recently asked by the Newcastle ...

  • 6 top tips for new managers

    Posted on Friday, October 20, 2017 by The MSS teamcanbNo comments

    Taking on the role of a manager can come as a shock. In previous jobs the only person a new manager has been in charge of is themselves. Now their personal success is directly tied to the performance of the people under them. In addition, despite being skilled enough to warrant a promotion, very few organisations will actively offer training for new managers. Put simply, managing people is not ...

  • How will tomorrow’s leaders differ from today's?

    Posted on Friday, October 20, 2017 by The MSS teamNo comments

    Millennials are the rising generation of business leaders. Born from the early 1980s through the 1990s, these are the people who will lead and shape corporations in the coming years. But how will they differ from the leaders who have gone before?   Former Aetna CEO Ron Williams, who runs the consultancy RW2 Enterprises, teamed up with The Conference Board to produce a report on millennials’ ...

  • UK engineering contractors increase 68% in five years

    Posted on Thursday, October 19, 2017 by The MSS teamNo comments

    The engineering sector has seen an interesting phenomenon over the past five years – a huge rise in the number of contractors. Figures obtained by Nixon Williams, an accountancy provider for freelancers and contractors, show an increase from 32,911 in 2011 to 55,393 in 2016 – that’s a rise of 68.3 per cent. During the same period, the number of employees in the engineering sector increased by ...

  • What do millennials look for when searching for a job?

    Posted on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 by The MSS teamNo comments

    Millennials are shaking up the job world. With different workplace priorities than previous generations leading to a rise in job-hopping, what are millennials now looking for in a role, and how can businesses accommodate this? A recent report from Deloitte found that the top five priorities for millennial job seekers were money, security, holidays / time off, company culture and flexible ...