1 Aug, 2016

New research shows HR managers are struggling to recruit quality international candidates

46% of international HR managers say they are struggling to recruit quality global candidates according to new research by CEMS – the Global Alliance in Business Education. The survey interviewed 80 international HR managers (half of which were based in Europe), regarding the challenges of global recruitment and managing an international workforce. Unsurprisingly 87% of […]

28 Jul, 2016

What candidates don’t like about recruiters

The recruitment industry has taken some flack over the years, with bad practice from some recruiters tarnishing the industry for some candidates. Below are some of the common complaints we’ve heard from unhappy candidates about other recruitment agencies. The job isn’t suitable to them There’s nothing worse than taking a call from a recruiter about […]

8 Jul, 2016

Research shows 62% of IT leaders expect to see an increase in non-tech people joining the industry

According to recent research IT leaders believe the most valued skills are leadership (93%), understanding business objectives (95%) and project management (92%). The top three skills for IT workers were web development (90%), mainframe management (90%) and database administration (87%). Interestingly 62% of the 1000 IT workers and 200 Senior IT Managers surveyed by Experis, […]

8 Jul, 2016

UK STEM graduates earn nearly 20% more than peers

Research has revealed that science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) graduates in the UK can earn nearly 20% more than their fellow peers. The research also suggests that those graduates who don’t want to relocate to London to find a well-paid role should consider looking further North to find higher graduate salaries. The Hay Group […]

8 Jul, 2016

Why team work makes the dream work

With the Euro’s and Wimbledon ongoing and the upcoming Rio Olympics, our summer will be filled with those on the cusp of sporting success. One thing all of these athletes will have in common is that they have a dedicated team behind, all with the goal to succeed. Just like in sports, team work is […]

4 Jul, 2016

Post holiday blues

With summer just around the corner many of us will soon be jetting off on our summer holidays for a relaxing break. It’s always a bit of a struggle getting back into the swing of things when you head back to work but below we’ve compiled some top tips to ensure your return to the […]

1 Jul, 2016

A day in the life – Amelia

Here at ESA Group we have a great team of people all dedicated to offering the best service possible to all our clients and candidates. Our latest blog post looks at a typical day at ESA Group for our Procurement & Supply Chain Resourcer Amelia. Amelia Frizzell – Resourcer for ESA Procurement & Supply Chain  […]

30 Jun, 2016

Increase in Birmingham job applications

In light of last Friday’s Brexit shock many are now unsure of what the future holds for Britain but one is for sure business in Birmingham is booming. Last month Birmingham businesses saw a 19.5% increase in job applications according to CV Library’s job market data from May 2015 to May 2016. According to the […]

29 Jun, 2016

5 Alternative CV’s

Last week graduate Sumukh Mehta hit the headlines for his stand out CV which landed him an internship with GQ magazine without even having to go to an interview. In recent years alternative style CV’s have become increasingly popular with applicants across the globe determined to make themselves stand out in the job market.  With […]