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5 top tips to get recruitment back up to speed

Recruitment may have been the last thing on your mind over the last couple of weeks, but it’s important to have a strategy so that when things return to normal, you hit the ground running. So how…


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I’ve been made redundant, what should I do?

First things first, don’t panic. We’re in unchartered territory at the moment and seeing lots of people being furloughed or being let go. Here are our top seven tips on how to be prepared to get…


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What is a talent pool and should I have one?

Remember when someone would post their CV to you and ask you to keep their details on file should anything come along? Well, that filing cabinet was the talent pool of days gone by. Nowadays a…


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How to onboard staff – Top Tips

You could think that once you’ve hired an employee your work here is done, but that’s just not the case. Onboarding staff means integrating a new member into your business to enable them to do the…


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It's official! polkadotfrog the latest division of Spider.

The multi-award-winning Ipswich based recruitment company Spider leapt at the chance to acquire the polkadotfrog brand to strengthen their already successful Online Job Advertising and Specialist…


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Spider swallows a frog!

  Ahem....a little announcement from Spider HQ. I know that so many people are going through an awful time but we'd like to share a little good news... You may think we're completely mad (it's…


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Messsage from Spider HQ

To our valued clients, As a small, local business, we know that the next few months are going to be testing, so we’ve been reviewing our processes to ensure that we can continue operating “business…


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Smokers rights to breaks

With National Non-Smoking day approaching, we look at smokers rights to breaks and how businesses can accommodate smokers without penalising non-smokers in the workplace. It's always a controversial…


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Is it getting harder to recruit skilled workers?

The British Chamber of Commerce reports the UK is currently the 9th largest manufacturing nation in the world – impressive! However, more than 80% of manufacturers claim they have difficulties…


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Do you show your staff you appreciate them?

It's National Employee Appreciation Day on Friday 6th March 2020. Will you take the opportunity to thank your staff for their hard work? Or do you believe that appreciation should be shown…