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COVID-19: How to keep employees motivated, reassured and productive
For HR professionals
18 Mar 2020
One of your biggest challenges is keeping your employees (and yourself!) motivated, reassured and productive. Here’s how we think you can do that.
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What to do if you dread going to work
For job-seekers
4 Mar 2020
Sharing some strategies for keeping the work dread at bay.
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GUEST BLOG: Legalesign E-signature
For HR professionals
24 Feb 2020
We have invited our partner, Legalesign, to share the benefits of their services with our community of HR professionals.
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Five ways to move on from a job rejection
For job-seekers
5 Feb 2020
We thought we’d share some of the best ways to deal with a job rejection so you can come back fighting for the next round.
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The top 5 things you can do to stick a rocket under your job search in 2020
For job-seekers
8 Jan 2020
You’ve polished off all the mince pies, wedged a small forest of wrapping paper into the recycling bin and slowly recovered from your extended festive hangover. As we settle back into those familiar daily routines after the Christmas break (a few pounds heavier and a few...
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To do, to leave and to frog (yes, you read that right): The three lists you need to make this week
For job-seekers
17 Dec 2019
If you’re anything like us, your inbox and social feeds are starting to fill up with advice on making New Year’s resolutions and how to plan for 2020. It can all be a bit overwhelming and demoralising – especially if you have a track record of making elaborate pledges to run...
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Our guide to buying the best office Secret Santa present of 2019
For job-seekers
17 Dec 2019
It’s the first week of December. Sue from accounts has started playing Mariah Carey on repeat, John from legal has volunteered to organise the company do (because he plays in a terrible band that no-one likes - who will be headlining the event), Jane from admin has sent...
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Three reasons you should research a company’s CSR before you apply for a job
For job-seekers
20 Nov 2019
Before you apply for a job, you’ll probably do a bit of research on the company and find out what it’s like to work for them. But how often do you specifically look at their CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) policy? We think it’s one of the best ways to get under the skin...
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How to get your job application noticed by an agency: Hints and tips from the Amber team
For job-seekers
1 Nov 2019
Researching and applying for jobs can be a gruelling and time-consuming process, and it’s often quite demoralising too. We thought it might be helpful to hear directly from our experienced consultants on what makes a candidate stand out to them. Nicola, Nicky and Bethany are...
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Beyond the job description: Six differences between large and small companies
For job-seekers
21 Oct 2019
When we’re looking for a new job, most of us will thoroughly read the job description and try to get a solid understanding of the duties and responsibilities of the role. We might also look up what the company does to see if it sounds interesting. But asking questions about...
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Six phone interview tips to get you through to the next round
For job-seekers
8 Oct 2019
Phone or video interviews are often used as a way of screening applicants for a role, helping to narrow down the number invited for an in-person meeting. They can also be useful when applicants are out of town during the interview period, or when recruiting to remote working
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How important is a degree to your career?
For job-seekers
25 Sep 2019
This is a subject that we're often asked about, and one that tends to stir up quite a heated debate! You can't argue that some jobs require a very specific, standardised set of qualifications to be able to perform in the role - doctors, lawyers, architects, engineers, vets,
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How to beat the September blues
For job-seekers
11 Sep 2019
Typically, we associate January with feelings of gloom and anxiety. It makes sense – Christmas is over, the routine of work is back with a vengeance, it’s cold and dark, we have no money and another long year looms ahead. But it’s surprisingly September that has the biggest
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Using social media in your job search
For job-seekers
28 Aug 2019
Love it or hate it, social media is firmly and unapologetically front and centre in UK culture. But aside from it being somewhere to share things with friends and family, it genuinely has the power to make or break your job search. If you’re only using social media to share photo
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The million-pound question: Which career is right for me?
For job-seekers
13 Aug 2019
Asking ‘Which job is right for me?’ is a daunting question for many of us – it’s one of the most important decisions we have to make, but one that we often feel quite alone and unsupported trying to explore.
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Dress codes: Deciding what to wear to work
For job-seekers
2 Aug 2019
What we wear is one of the first things people notice, and we're subconsciously judged on our appearance almost immediately. Whether your company has a formal dress code or not, deciding what to wear to work is a common preoccupation for most British workers.
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Mind the gap: How to explain gaps in your CV
For job-seekers
17 Jul 2019
Justifying gaps in your employment history is one of the biggest concerns we’re asked about when we’re supporting a person’s job search. There may be any number of reasons why people leave one role and have a gap, of however long, before starting another – from study leave
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How recruitment agencies work - and how to make them work for you
For job-seekers
3 Jul 2019
Our job is often a major part of our identity; reflecting and amplifying our personality, values, goals and lifestyle. It’s why ‘So what do you do?’ is one of the first questions we ask when meeting new people. Many people will spend more waking time in the office than at home
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Four steps to launching and loving a portfolio career
For job-seekers
17 Jun 2019
It might sound counterintuitive if you’re feeling unfulfilled at work to consider taking on an additional job, but that’s exactly what people are doing in their droves to improve their professional satisfaction. We’re meeting more people who are holding down a full or part-time
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Logging out and jetting off: How to leave the office behind and enjoy your holiday
For job-seekers
5 Jun 2019
You’ve booked your flights, packed your sun cream and gleefully set your ‘Out of Office’, but how well are you able to truly switch off when you’re on holiday? In a culture of digital accessibility with the expectation of a rapid response, most of us feel the pressure
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Twelve Must Be Our Lucky Number
General
1 Mar 2019
Celebrating our 12 year anniversary, we also ‘raise a glass’ to achieving the best year so far with a record number of placements and a continuously growing temps desk! Our feet have hardly touched the ground since Jill and Rebecca set up office with just two...
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It's getting hot in here (but keep on all your clothes)
General
27 Jul 2018
We’re not really set up in the UK for extreme weather conditions so when it does happen, it takes us rather by surprise. You can’t have failed to notice that the past couple of months have been sweltering, with comparisons being drawn to the summer of ’76...
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In the words of Sister Sledge
General
13 Apr 2018
At Amber Employment Services we have found that completing one another is far more productive than competing with one another! Our strength lies in the differences, not the similarities between consultants. We explore our thoughts candidly and work together for a common goal
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A positive move for Amber Employment Services!
General
16 Feb 2018
We are excited to announce that our team has moved to a new location in beautiful Ripley, in more spacious and modern surroundings. We spent the previous 11 years in our shop-front premises in West Byfleet – our old office served us well, and we made great memories there,
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We love Recruiting!
General
14 Feb 2018
As love is in the air for Valentines Day, we thought we would shout to the rooftops why we love recruiting! Let’s be honest here, we all put our hands up to say we ‘fell’ into recruitment – it wasn’t a plan we had when leaving school! However we...
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