Where have all the candidates gone?! Okay, there are still some out there – we’ve got some really good people registered at the moment. But there is a current shortage. And salaries are being driven up as a consequence of the higher demand placed on the really good applicants. But we’ve recently tapped in to a broader pool of talent. One that you might not have thought about, or maybe just not thought about yet: 2017 graduates.
This is the second week in a row – the second sunny Monday on the trot – that I’ve seen in with a job rejection email. Worse things happen at sea, but it’s probably in the bottom 50% of bad things to happen on dry land. Job hunting is, quite simply, absolutely no fun.
Earlier this month – Monday 6th February, to be exact – saw the nation embrace National Sickie Day. This coincided nicely with the Brexit white paper that accidentally claimed that British workers are entitled to 14 week holiday. These twinned occurrences got us thinking. How much does a holiday allowance affect an employee’s work? Would holidays affect a job offer? If not enough holiday days are on offer, have people ‘pulled sickies’ in order to get more time off?
Photos of former President Obama’s holiday, as well as the occurrence earlier this month of National Sickie Day, got us thinking. How much does our holiday allowance affect our work? Would a holiday allowance affect a job offer? If not enough holiday days are on offer, have people ‘pulled sickies’ in order to get more time off?
February is fast approaching, and it’s left us feeling almost nostalgic for January – almost, but not quite! But looking back at January does have its advantages: it can be useful in making predictions of how the year will go for both job seekers and companies looking to hire, in terms of vacancies, candidates, and salaries.