The Best Office Perks for SMEs

Last week the BBC showcased pretty extravagant office perks like office saunas and adult scooters to get around the office. The perks come from peer-to-peer money transfer company TransferWise who are a part of the revolution to “create an environment for people to do their best work”. Here at ISL Recruitment, we’ve created a similar environment albeit

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What To Do If You Have a Toxic Boss

We are sure that everyone has encountered a bad boss at some stage during their career, but a toxic boss can be detrimental to your health. Earlier this year a new study by the Alliance Manchester Business School revealed the impact of a toxic boss including distress, dissatisfaction, and even depression. But how do you know

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ISL celebrates 10-year anniversary with record turnover

A Bristol recruitment firm set up in 2007 by a 30-yr-old who was fed-up with the way the industry treated its workforce has celebrated its 10th anniversary with a record turnover. ISL Recruitment, based in Baldwin Street, was founded by recruiter Henry Keeys and recorded a turnover of £3.1m in 2016-17, along with an increase

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How You Can Improve Your Corporate Social Responsibility

CSR aka corporate social responsibility is commonly overlooked. The practice, that moves actions beyond compliance and towards a more ethical approach to business, has been widely debated. Whether it improves profit or not, CSR is arguably a deontological activity of businesses nowadays. But with Fortune 500 companies spending more than $15 billion social responsibility, how can your company

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How To Engage and Attract Graduates

It is almost time for university students across the UK to throw their mortarboards hats into the air and gear themselves up to a life full of debt working happily in their chosen field. While it does not always work out like that, graduates by the thousands will be jumping into the job marketing for

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Keeping Healthy at Work

Earlier today the British Heart Foundation uncovered that 20 million people in the UK are physically inactive. That is a shocking statistic. As the BBC report, The report defines “inactive” as not achieving the government guidelines for physical activity of 150 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity a week and strength activities on at least two

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Internal Marketing: The Key to Talent Retention Success

Talent retention is important. Oxford Economics found that due to the loss of productivity, staff turnover can cost around £25,000 a year. This isn’t limited to big companies either; SMEs face this whopping cost if they fail to implement retention strategies too. But what can businesses do to combat employee turnover? Firstly, we must shift

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