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 […]

How will the IR35 changes affect small businesses?

If you’re currently hiring people on a contract basis then there are some tax changes HMRC are pushing through that will potentially affect you from April 2020. Here’s our guide to what’s changing, why and how it will affect you. What is IR35? IR35 is a piece of legislation that governs how contractor tax should […]

How will the IR35 changes affect private sector employers?

If you’re currently hiring people on a contract basis then there are some tax changes HMRC are pushing through that will potentially affect you from April 2020. Here’s our guide to what’s changing, why and how it will affect you. What is IR35? IR35 is a piece of legislation that governs how contractor tax should […]

Corriculo Launches Online Timesheet Portal

This month Corriculo has launched an online timesheet portal for both clients and candidates. Office Manager Victoria Harlock explains why it has been implemented: “We’re always looking at how we can improve the contracting experience for our candidates and clients. Setting up the online timesheet portal has been something we have wanted to do for a […]

The Budget, IR35 and you

Update July 2019: To find out the latest information about IR35 and how it effects you, see our other blog posts. 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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]