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  • Donate your old mobile phone to Simpal and help make a difference to those living with cancer

    Posted on Thursday, October 21, 2021 by Bluestream RecruitmentNo comments

    Is a new mobile phone at the top of your Christmas list? Have you thought about what to do with your old phone? Instead of leaving it at the back of a drawer to be forgotten, why not donate it to Simpal! Simpal is a brilliant charity that provides FREE pre-paid SIM cards and mobile phones (when available) to those living with cancer. A cancer diagnosis can bring stress and uncertainty as well as ...

  • Ada Lovelace Day 2021- Celebrating Women in STEM

    Posted on Tuesday, October 12, 2021 by Sarah CoombesNo comments

    Today is Ada Lovelace Day, an international celebration day of the achievements of women in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). A gifted mathematician, Ada Lovelace is considered to have written instructions for the first computer program in the mid-1800s. Held on the second Tuesday of October each year, it aims to increase the profile of women in STEM and, in doing so, create new ...

  • Join us at the South Oxon HR Forum: Hybrid Teams – Management and Legal Compliance

    Posted on Tuesday, October 5, 2021 by Bluestream RecruitmentNo comments

    Date: Wednesday 20th October 2021 Time: 8.45 – 10.30am Venue : Harwell Innovation Centre, 173 Curie Avenue, Harwell OX11 0QG To Book: Register on Eventbrite - by 6pm, Tuesday 19th October 2021 "Teamwork remains the one sustainable competitive advantage that has been largely untapped.” Patrick Lencioni In the post-lockdown environment, employers have seen the advantages and pitfalls of mass home ...

  • Join us at our next event: Coaching Skills Workshop with David Savage

    Posted on Wednesday, September 22, 2021 by Bluestream RecruitmentNo comments

    Register today for our Coaching Skills Workshop! If you want more impact as a leader, want to be a better listener or are just curious about what “coaching” is this workshop is for you. " The role of the manager, in short, is becoming that of a coach ". HBR December 2019. When looking at the behaviours of their best managers, Google found that being a good coach was at the top of their list. ...

  • Bluestream HR Workshops are back!

    Posted on Tuesday, September 21, 2021 by Bluestream RecruitmentNo comments

    We are thrilled to announce a schedule of in-person business support workshops taking place this Autumn. DATES FOR THE DIARY The workshops will take place on the following dates in Autumn: FREE 22nd September 2021: Return to Office - planning and managing a return to the workplace 30th September 2021: Coaching Skills Workshop FREE 20th October 2021: How to Build a Successful Hybrid Team, A South ...

  • 6 questions you should be asking yourself when writing your CV

    Posted on Thursday, July 15, 2021 by Bluestream RecruitmentNo comments

    It can be so disheartening when you have sent off what feels like hundreds of applications, using your carefully written CV, but still aren’t getting the responses you were hoping for from employers. If you are amending your CV in the hopes of bagging a new job, or are writing it for the first time, here are 6 questions you should be asking yourself. 1. Does the information on my CV match with ...

  • 5 Pandemic interview questions (and how to answer them)

    Posted on Tuesday, May 11, 2021 by Bluestream RecruitmentNo comments

    COVID-19 has forever changed the traditional workforce, workplace and upended many people’s careers. Whilst we begin to see the light at the end of the tunnel and tentatively begin to navigate the new normal, we are not out of the woods yet and the pandemic is still something at the forefront of everyone’s minds. It is therefore not surprising that questions around COVID-19 are seeping into job ...

  • 10 questions to ask at the end of every job interview to leave a good impression

    Posted on Monday, March 22, 2021 by Bluestream RecruitmentNo comments

    You’ve nailed the competency based questions and impressed them with your knowledge of their company. You are on the home straight when they ask, “Any questions? And your mind goes blank. The quick and easy practice of preparing questions to ask often gets overlooked in interview prep but the questions you ask at the end of an interview are just as important as what you say during it. Having a ...

  • Starting a new job remotely during lockdown? Read our top tips for successfully starting a new job whilst working from home

    Posted on Tuesday, February 9, 2021 by Bluestream RecruitmentNo comments

    Starting a new job before the pandemic was nerve-racking enough but having to start a new job whilst working from home adds a whole new dimension to first day jitters. What if you can’t meet your manager and colleagues in person for a while? How will you get to know your colleagues, get up to speed on how to do your job, or even know who to contact when you have questions? All good companies will ...

  • How to make your CV stand out

    Posted on Tuesday, February 2, 2021 by Bluestream RecruitmentNo comments

    Many people ask ‘ why do I need to make my CV stand out, surely it should be about my skillset and not how my CV looks?’ Put yourself in the shoes of the person reading your CV. They can receive several hundred applications a day and mostly from people who don’t have the necessary experience required for the role, so it will be hard to fully read your CV. With research showing that the average ...