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5 tips to stay motivated

How to stay motivated

  Being your own boss sounds like a dream to people stuck in the dreaded 9-5, but those who run their own business know it’s no mean feat. True, there’s no manager to crack the whip, but on the other hand there’s no one to tell you when to clock off. If the shine has […]

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Has your business become a juggling act?

Where would we be without the ability to multi-task? From eating your lunch whilst chasing an invoice to sending an email whilst on the phone, multi-tasking helps us squeeze just a bit more into our already jam-packed working day. For those of you that run your own business, you probably find that you’re multi-tasking for […]

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Marketing on a budget

Marketing for recruiters on a budget

The initial costs that go hand in hand with setting up your own recruitment agency often means that you have little or no budget for marketing – but don’t let this stop you from spreading the word that you’re open for business. We’ve put together a list of ways in which you can raise the […]

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Case Study – Switching to Back Office is easy

Please introduce yourself and your business. Hi, I’m Stuart Moffat and I’m the Financial Director at TAG Personnel Ltd. How long have you been trading for? We incorporated TAG Personnel in March 2012 after the sale of a previous recruitment company. Where did you find out about Back Office? I conducted some internet research after […]

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Social Media and Recruitment

Social Media and Recruitment

Gone are the days of posting a job advert in the newspaper classified section and hoping for the best. Luckily for recruitment agencies, the rise of social media has created so many more opportunities to reach potential candidates. Here’s just a few ways in which recruitment companies are using social media to their advantage… Headhunting […]

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Avoiding employment law headaches

Avoiding employment law headaches

If you’re new to the recruitment industry, we know there’s an awful lot to take in when it comes to employment law. There’s always the temptation to put the dry stuff like legislation on the backburner whilst you’re occupied with the day-to-day running of your business, but it’s vital that you’re clued up on the […]

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The Dos & Don’ts of Social Media for Recruitment

93% of recruiters use or are planning to use social media as part of their recruitment strategy. To make sure you don’t get left behind, here’s our list of dos and don’ts when getting started with social media for your recruitment business. DO set up profiles on the right platforms Research suggests that 85% of […]

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Pros & Cons of Automation

Should your business be automating its processes? With the rise in the cost of labour and the ever-growing shift towards technology, we take a look at the pros and cons of automation. Pros… Automation improves efficiency. Machines and computer systems can work much faster and for longer than human beings, with less waste. Particularly for […]

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Why automation is not always a good thing.

From the coffee machine that’s programmed to brew when you wake in the morning, to the fridge that sends you a text when you’re running out of groceries, even to driverless cars – without doubt automated systems are getting smarter and smarter. We come across automation every day, and while it can save us time […]

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10 Tips for setting up your own recruitment agency

Setting up your own recruitment agency.

Although an attractive prospect for many with experience in the industry, setting up your own recruitment agency is no mean feat. As one of the longest-standing recruitment agency factoring companies in the UK, we’ve had years of experience dealing with recruitment agencies of all sizes. As such, we’re ideally placed to offer some advice to […]

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