We Need to Talk About Mental Health

With even more NHS cuts sparking protests from tens of thousands, we look at how talking about mental health is more important than ever before. We’re not saying it is going to be an easy conversation but it is one we need to have. The recent years we have seen a rise in sugar-coated and

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The Art of Networking

Networking is essential nowadays. The fragmented job market combined with tough competition means you have to make the most out of every opportunity, including your Friday night down the pub. Unfortunately, networking isn’t fun for everyone. Whether you think it is too ego-centric or maybe you’re just shy, the task can seem a bit overwhelming.

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Should You Bother With a Cover Letter?

If you’re looking for a job and have been for a while you probably have a love/hate relationship with the cover letter. Okay, more like hate/HATE, but you get the point. After all, who even reads them? You don’t want to put a shed load of work into a cover letter for it to be shoved

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5 Ways to Ace a Salary Negotiation

We don’t like to negotiate our salary, it’s a part of our British nature. We avoid awkward situations so much that even have second-hand embarrassment from just hearing about an awkward situation. Not wanting to negotiate your salary might seem like a confidence issue but in reality it’s more complex than that, particularly for women. If you’re accepting

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Following the Road to Monte Carlo

With a new year comes a new incentive. This year we’ve decided it’s a trip to Monte Carlo! Our hard working munchkins all have the chance to walk along the yellow brick road towards greatness. The road will be long but luckily everyone here already has the heart, brain, and courage to hit their targets! It will

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5 Tips to Help You Survive a Group Interview

There’s only one thing worst than a normal interview, a group interview. Do you act bold and come off brash or act polite and get lost in crowd? Here’s are some tips to help you survive a group interview! There are three types of group interviews, a panel interview, a traditional group interview, and mixed.

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Celebrating the Training Academy’s Success

As ISL Recruitment reaches its 10-year anniversary milestone, we look at the success of our training academy. Our latest academy started in November with four budding recruits. It’s the fourth we’ve ever conducted and they just keep getting better and better. It’s partly due to the great talent in the academies but it’s also down to

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ISL Recruitment Celebrates its 10th Birthday!

We are celebrating the 10 year anniversary of ISL Recruitment this month!   Founded in 2007 by Henry Keeys, joined swiftly after by Alan Furley, our first office was a modest affair down in Orchard Street, Bristol. With just two employees, we worked hard to establish ourselves as a key player in the recruitment scene. Finally,

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How to Create a Happy Workforce

You might think that happiness is too abstract for businesses strategy, but with these simple tips you can kick-start morale and create a happy workforce. There is a multitude of benefits of having a happy workforce. The obvious ones are increased sales, productivity and accuracy, but there are also less obvious ones that can benefit your organisation.

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