Author Archives: YourTalentSolutions

What is Mental Health First Aid (and why am I harping on about it in this blog?)

Warning and disclaimer There may be elements of what you are about to read that could be triggering to the reader, these are my personal experiences and relate to my recently completed Mental Health First Aid course, should this be the case please do ensure you seek further support (some suggested links can be found […]

Recruitment over Christmas | If this is their idea of Christmas, I gotta be here for New Year

Traditionally, it is said, Christmas is a slow time for recruitment with companies taking extended leave in the hinterland between Christmas and New Year and things not really picking up until the beginning of January. It is true that January sees a peak with many jobseekers entering the market, but it would be a mistake […]

The Great Resignation & How To Combat It

Staff turnover is a growing issue for businesses, and the ‘Great Resignation’ post COVID is a concern. What do you need to think about to keep your staff?  The expected wave of resignations once the COVID situation is a little clearer is predictable, people will search for roles with a bigger or better opportunity, whatever that may […]

Thinking About Using Google Ads To Find Your Next Hire?

Firstly, the setting up and the running of a Google Ads campaign can be complicated. Google will help you if you have never done it before, but the advice is at pace and often you can miss something that is going to turn out to be important further down the line. Below are the Your Talent Solutions suggestions, what to think about before you launch headfirst into a project that […]

Digital skills shortage – How it’s possible to upskill your team and actually get paid for doing it

The UK is heading towards a “catastrophic” digital skills shortage “disaster” the Learning and Work institute has warned. The demand for digital skills has never been higher and the number of people taking GCSEs in IT subjects has dropped 40% since 2015. It is recognised that the demand for skills in AI, the Cloud, Software […]

The Impact of Poor Leadership

If a company is struggling, underperforming relative to its potential, the leadership of the organisation really needs to be in the spotlight.  I’m sure we’ve all experienced good leadership, where the team you were a part of were engaged, productive and delivering whatever your companies output at that time was (projects, products, services, sandwiches, anything). I’m sure you had […]

Video interviewing – mastering the basics. 10 top tips.

Video interviews were becoming an important part of the recruitment process before Covid changed the world we live in, since March 2020 they have become the main way to hire, and they aren’t going to be going away any time soon. In a week where a Texan law maker went viral for having a cat filter on during a court session it’s important to remember […]

Why we’re looking forward to 2021

2020 has been a year to forget for most as Covid has dominated everyday life and has seen hardship thrust upon many in the UK and the rest of the world. We start 2021 in much the same way as we spent a great deal of our time in 2020, locked down, isolated and dreaming […]

We love recruiting candidates into technical roles!

Recruiting candidates into technical roles is a challenge, and who doesn’t love a challenge? The digital skills shortage is no secret and the demand for individuals with a strong technical skillset outstrips the availability of currently available candidates. This presents its own set of challenges and the specifics of this is a topic for another day and one […]

Quentin Quarantino – The rise of after work drinks at the virtual pub to stay connected

Quentin Quarantino – The rise of after work drinks at the virtual pub to stay connected The social interaction between teams, wider working groups and even different departments has been largely missed in 2020, what with ‘one thing and another’. Employees across all sectors have missed the downtime together, where bonds are often forged or […]