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  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Why do I need to get ahead of the competition for my next career move?

    Posted on Tuesday, December 14, 2021 by Belinda ElliottNo comments

    If you are considering a new career opportunity in 2022, then why not get ahead of the competition? With talk of the “Great Resignation” about to step up a gear or two in January, employers are advising us that whilst good candidates are hard to find, they are being inundated with CV’s and applications from people hoping that they will overlook their lack of skills or experience in their need to ...

  • Meet Our Team: Mike Davies

    Posted on Thursday, December 2, 2021 by Sarah CoombesNo comments

    We are delighted to welcome Mike to Bluestream. He'll be looking after Technical vacancies. We sat down with Mike to find out brought him to a career in recruitment and what makes him tick. When did you know you wanted to pursue a career in recruitment? In my previous role as Team Manager I was responsible for recruiting and developing people, and truly loved doing so, so it felt like the right ...

  • 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 ...