The Budget, IR35 and you

When the changes to IR35 came into effect for public sector workers last year, many in the industry thought it was only a matter of time before private sector workers were also affected. This week, the Chancellor announced that we were right.   The good news is that it won’t apply to all organisations with […]

Why trust is key when working with Recruitment Consultants

  The jobseeker/Recruitment Consultant relationship is often overlooked which could be a big career mistake. A Recruitment Consultant that you have a good relationship with will be your biggest advocate to future employers.     So, how do you get the most out of the relationship?     You need to attract each other’s attention. […]

Why do so many people change jobs in January?

January and February are traditionally very busy times for job seekers, hiring managers and recruiters alike but why do so many people change jobs in January? There are of course many reasons why people change roles but there are several reasons why they do so en masse.   There is a myth that the job […]

Will any recruitment innovations ever actually become mainstream?

    Today is Back to the Future day and there’s been a lot of talk about which things that featured in the films have actually come into fruition and which haven’t. Hands up who has a hoverboard or self-lacing shoelaces? No-one. Oh well. Here at Corriculo we regularly attend recruitment expos and there are […]

The Oxford hiring market report: Counter offers are creating havoc

  It’s fair to say that here at Corriculo we talk to a lot of hiring and HR managers. As well as recruiting for their IT vacancies, we like to find out what their challenges are. The number one complaint they have in the Oxford area is a lack of candidates being exacerbated by a […]

Why it’s not just candidates who should be honest during an interview

Imagine you have just interviewed the perfect candidate for your role. They tick every one of your boxes and then some! You make them an offer and they accept. As a hiring manager this is exactly how you want the recruitment process to work. Sadly, this can be where it all goes wrong. Once the […]

Why a recent article telling candidates to lie in interviews is wrong and could hurt your career

  It is rare that I will blog off the back of, and to disagree with, a specific article but I came across this one and I had to respond to it. It offers the advice of Peter Harris who is the Editor in Chief of a Canadian job board (which also has UK job […]

Free HR Seminar – Getting Leadership to Work – Organisation Integrity

We are once again hosting the latest Getting Leadership to Work seminar alongside People Essentials in Oxford on Thursday 28th May from 08:30.   This fantastic seminar focuses on the vital role of Leadership and the importance of Organisation Integrity. Integrity is one of four key enablers of engagement providing the foundation for sustainable business success. It increases […]

Why offering flexible working makes sense for employers and employees alike

When I joined the team here at Corriculo I opted to work both part-time and with some home working; I am writing the blog from my home right now. For me it made sense; saving on childcare costs, petrol costs and spending more time with my kids. Wednesday mornings at home are also my most […]

How The General Election Might Affect Job Hunting And Recruitment

You may have heard; there is a general election coming very soon and all the parties are starting to reveal their policies. The period immediately before an election can be an uncertain one for businesses whilst they wait to see what changes may be coming their way. Depending on the results of the election, there […]

Things to consider before making a counter offer

  When a valued employee hands in their notice your first thought may we be “what am I going to do now?” Finding a replacement costs time and money and then there is the cost of on-boarding. It is much easier to just keep the person that you have in place so should you make […]

Getting Leadership to Work – Employee Voice – Oxford – 26th March

We regularly host free HR seminars by People Essentials and the Sian Perham Consultancy. These are informal breakfast workshops for small and medium sized Employers.   Our latest seminar is on the Employee voice and focuses on the vital role of Leadership and the importance of Employee Voice. Employee Voice is the foundation of sustainable business success. […]

How social media is changing job hunting

An article was published recently asking if it will still be possible to find a job in 2015 without social media. The fact that the article was written in the first place just goes to show how much things have changed. If you haven’t been looking for a new role in the past 18 months […]

Why it is so important to give feedback after interviews

    A common frustration that we hear from candidates is that they haven’t had feedback, either after sending their CV or having had an interview. Sometimes this is the fault of the recruiter not relaying feedback to the candidate, but all too often the hiring manager causes the problem. Over the years I have […]

Why are agencies still posting fake ads and is it ever OK?

Someone tweeted this article about fake job postings this morning. It is an old article but makes a very good point – fake adverts are bad recruitment practice and just waste everyone’s time. There are some agencies who are notorious for doing this but we won’t of course name names. There’s no hope you will […]

Why it’s so important to offer good talent the right salary

  There is a “war for talent” right now which makes your recruitment processes more important than ever. There is a surprisingly common mistake that hiring managers are making. Wondering what it is? Well imagine this situation; You receive an outstanding candidate’s CV for a job offering £35-40k. They are currently on a salary of […]