26th March 2019 in Recruitment Trends
UK Jobs Market Hit By Ongoing Cross-Sector Skills Shortage
The recruitment teams at XCL’s Huddersfield and Bristol offices have noticed a recent rise in businesses engaging us after struggling to find and attract skilled candidates for their vacancies. And looking at recent industry reports, this seems to be a trend across the UK.
14th March 2019 in Minimum Wage
Changes to National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage
As of April 2019, there will be a rise in the National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage. Here we will provide you with all of the information you need on the upcoming changes.
Tips for Delivering a Great Interview Presentation
Interview presentations are used to assess whether a candidate can do the job, has strong communication skills and is organised. So how can you make sure you deliver a great interview presentation?
26th February 2019 in Construction
Construction Projects Announced in the North
A number of high-profile construction projects have been announced over the past few weeks, bringing the promise of plenty of jobs opening up for construction workers and tradespeople across the North of England.
20th February 2019 in Recruitment Trends
Candidate Shortage Impacts Northern Jobs Market
The team at XCL’s Yorkshire branch noticed a rise in demand for permanent and temporary staff across a number of sectors last month. And looking at a recent industry report, this appears to have been a trend throughout the North of England.
11th February 2019 in Employer Advice
How To Screen CVs
Receiving high volumes of candidates for a job vacancy can be both a recruiter’s dream and worst nightmare. But whether you receive tens or hundreds of applications, learning how to screen CVs effectively is essential in helping you to find the best candidate.
Structural Engineer Job Profile
As a Structural Engineer, you will be responsible for analysing and advising on the configuration of components of a building’s structure.
Find out what the typical responsibilities and requirements are to become a Structural Engineer.
How To Answer Competency Based Interview Questions
In any job interview, regardless of the sector or role you are looking to work in, you can expect to be asked a number of competency based questions.
21st January 2019 in Employer Advice
Tips For Conducting An Effective Job Interview
Conducting an interview often seems to be easier than it really is, meaning that ensuring you are interviewing effectively can be a challenge.
So to help you improve your interview technique, we have put together our advice for conducting an effective interview.