Category Archives: Your Talent Solutions Blog

Taking the Leap…

The majority of us will have, at some point or another, worked for a big corporate organisation. They’re big old machines and they have their pros and cons. They’re definitely great places to cut your teeth at. They’re vast operations and they tend to offer lots of support and opportunities for training and development. I […]

The STAR Technique and why YOU need it.

A lot of people have not heard of the STAR technique but when it is explained to them, they often find it is closely aligned with how they answer questions anyway. The STAR technique is a method of answering questions that helps you keep your responses on topic, concise, and crucially, to the point.  Most […]

Screen-Free Week

What is Screen-Free Week? Screen-Free Week (https://www.screenfree.org/) is an annual invitation to play, explore, and rediscover the joys of life beyond staring at various screens throughout your day. During the first week of May, thousands of families, schools, and communities around the world will put down their entertainment screens for seven days of fun, connection, […]

Roll up, roll up! All roles/vacancies booked before Noon today, April 1st 2022, absolutely free!

Did that get your attention or what, LinkedIn?!  In case anyone missed it, today is April Fools’ Day! Celebrated on April 1 each year – it has been marked for several centuries by various different cultures, though its exact origins still remain a mystery. A bit like us here at Your Talent Solutions…  And so, […]

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 […]

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 […]