Blog - January 2022

  • How to get ahead of the competition when looking for your next hire

    Posted on Friday, January 21, 2022 by Belinda ElliottNo comments

    The media are constantly telling us about the shortage of good candidates in the market, that the sooner you start looking the greater your chance of finding your next company fit, rather than just someone who will do for now. Companies are also telling us it is harder than ever to find good candidates, but what does a 'good' candidate look like to you? Do you need to be more open and flexible in ...

  • Is your interview process destroying your organisations reputation?

    Posted on Wednesday, January 19, 2022 by Belinda ElliottNo comments

    Most companies spend considerable time on writing job descriptions and advertisements hoping to attract the best candidates but often fail to live up to expectations when it comes down to their interview process. Too many companies take their own selling points for granted and often focus only on the job and how it fits in the company structure. It is important to sell the benefits of working for ...

  • Don’t use COVID as an excuse not to move your career forward

    Posted on Tuesday, January 18, 2022 by Belinda ElliottNo comments

    At the start of 2021 we all hoped that we would see the end of COVID this year but as we enter 2022, COVID remains a threat. However, with a substantial proportion of the nation now vaccinated, we are in a far better position than we were a year ago. Is it now time to stop making excuses and make 2022 the year you move your career forward? COVID has made many of us review our lives and lifestyle, ...

  • Meet our Team: David Savage

    Posted on Thursday, January 13, 2022 by Sarah CoombesNo comments

    We are delighted to welcome David to Bluestream. David is the founder of Manufacturing with Purpose and a leading expert in employee engagement and coaching. David is passionate about people development and is an advocate for employee engagement especially within manufacture and engineering. As a professional coach, David works with entrepreneurs and leaders in a technical environment to bring ...

  • GHOSTING PART 2 – companies do you have a part to play?

    Posted on Wednesday, January 12, 2022 by Belinda ElliottNo comments

    Firstly, let me say I do not believe there are any excuses for ghosting (the practice of suddenly and without explanation withdrawing from all communication). Everyone has a mobile phone, and it only takes a moment to send an email or text. But thought I would share a conversation I had recently with a candidate who did ghost a prospective employer. A candidate told me he was offered and accepted ...

  • Meet Our Team: Amanda Fielding

    Posted on Tuesday, January 11, 2022 by Sarah CoombesNo comments

    We are delighted to welcome Amanda to Bluestream. With over 20 years HR experience Amanda, founder of AJ HR Solutions, has partnered with Bluestream to offer an outsourced HR service that provides HR support to business of all sizes. We chatted with Amanda about all things HR, how she got into HR by accident and how the avid Wasps Rugby supporter spends her down time! When did you know you wanted ...

  • Why should you spend time on your CV?

    Posted on Thursday, January 6, 2022 by Belinda ElliottNo comments

    Do you want to miss out on the job of your dreams because the person reading your CV has only 7 seconds and misses the fact that you are perfect for the role? Despite it being a candidate's market now, that does not mean that companies are not receiving a high volume of applications. Many people from industries that have been badly hit by COVID are looking for work. They do not always have the ...

  • GHOSTING PART 1 – could this have an affect your career path?

    Posted on Tuesday, January 4, 2022 by Belinda ElliottNo comments

    I have lost count of the number of times I have heard a client say that someone has just not turned up for interview or on their first day at work – thankfully not recommended by us!! Why, oh why would you not turn up to an interview or your first day without sending a simple email or text to let the person you are supposed to be meeting know you won't be coming? It only takes a moment and almost ...