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Does the government’s new ‘Good Work Plan’ do enough to upgrade workers’ rights?
13 Feb 2019
The end of 2018 saw Business Secretary Greg Clark unveil a new piece of legislation: the ‘Good Work Plan’ which is being heralded as the “largest upgrade in a generation”...
Happy Chinese New Year!
05 Feb 2019
Happy Chinese New Year, from all at LMA Recruitment!
Why you need an Employee Value Proposition (EVP)
05 Feb 2019
In a world where the candidate is king, recruiters are continually having to be more and more creative to ensure they attract the best candidates and then retain them...
Research highlights more and more millennials desire a ‘portfolio career’
31 Jan 2019
Millennials are often seen as a mysterious bunch. A generation of workers sometimes perceived as lazier, more work shy and entitled who you never see without the latest...
LMA turns 20 this year!
30 Jan 2019
Turning 20 this year has got us thinking about the changes we've seen in recruitment over the years. We've had a look in the LMA vault and dug out our first ever logo and...
The Recruiter Club 100
25 Jan 2019
In November 2018 our Group MD, Russell attended the Recruiter Club 100 2018 event which recognises the recruitment companies with the highest revenue per head performance...
Why there is a growing need for employers to retrain and reskill their current workforce
16 Jan 2019
We are in the middle of a growing skills gap ‘perfect storm’ where, in so many sectors, an ever-increasing number of jobs simply do not have enough qualified candidates...
The latest workplace health and wellness strategies
20 Dec 2018
It will soon be that time of year when many of us will turn our attention to making New Year’s resolutions which are so often centred around improved health and wellness...
How to switch off from work over the Christmas break
18 Dec 2018
Without sounding too corny, it’s starting to look a lot like Christmas and for many of us it is a time when we take annual leave to enjoy the festivities...
Top buzzwords to use on your CV and during interviews
10 Dec 2018
When you are writing your CV or preparing for a job interview it is necessary to consider your personal skill set to ensure they match the requirements of the role...
Why you need to manage your employees Technostress levels
05 Dec 2018
In January 2017 when the French government introduced a new law, dubbed the "right to disconnect", giving employees of organisations with more than 50 employees the legal...
How do you explain a gap on your CV?
21 Nov 2018
There are many reasons why a gap on your CV can happen; health issues, illness, taking time out to travelling, starting your own business or simply because you were...
Latest survey highlights new hires are not getting what they need from onboarding
08 Nov 2018
The concept of onboarding is nothing new, however as we face the ongoing war on talent, the way we welcome, support, train and hold onto new hires over their first few...
Has your business got a talent mobility disconnect problem?
22 Oct 2018
Now, if I was to tell you that there is a talent shortage in the UK you would be forgiven for shouting “we know that.” After all, those of us who make our living in...
Latest survey highlights over 60% of women would consider gender pay gap when job hunting
16 Oct 2018
The latest study by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has found that almost two thirds of women look at a prospective employer’s gender pay gap before...
Why it’s so important to match candidates’ expectations in today’s market
25 Sep 2018
The world of recruitment is most certainly challenging, probably the area that is instantly influenced by economic change and over the last 10 years has transformed...
The attitudes guaranteed to impress HR
19 Sep 2018
No one can doubt the importance of qualifications and experience in the world of HR, however attitudes and behaviours are becoming more and more significant when both...
In the age of AI and automation in recruitment are we at risk of dehumanising?
18 Sep 2018
AI and automation has promised so much to the world of recruitment, from faster candidate sourcing and screening all the way through to algorithms that promise...
Most annoying office jargon and phrases revealed in latest survey
21 Aug 2018
Greek biographer and essayist Plutarch, whose works influenced the evolution of the essay, probably described the importance of speech best when he said...
The five principles of high-performing teams
14 Aug 2018
In today’s demanding and unpredictable business environment it is of paramount importance that an organisation’s teams are agile, effective, productive, innovative...
Latest research shows 96% of HR leaders believe recruiting for cultural fit is crucial
08 Aug 2018
The latest research from recruitment technology firm ThriveMap has shown that organisations and their HR leaders are fully aware of the benefits and need for a cultural...
How to achieve your time management goals
24 Jul 2018
The one thing about time is that we all get the same amount; no matter how rich and successful you are, you can never buy extra time in your day...
The rise of the unusual recruitment methods
19 Jul 2018
I think we can all accept that traditional recruitment methods are being utilised less and less as new technology is introduced and the job market is increasingly...
Why keeping your professional development continuous is so important to your career
17 Jul 2018
The days of leaving school or even university and thinking that exams and assessments are a thing of the past are well and truly over...
The Generation Z dilemma: How do you target 20 year olds?
28 Jun 2018
There’s a new generation of workers poised to enter the workforce in great numbers and with them brings a need to change how we recruit...
LMA are proud to have signed the Gender Equality Charter
25 Jun 2018
At LMA one of our primary goals has always been to support women in recruitment and the drive for gender equality.  Therefore, we are proud members of Women in...
Latest survey shows 1 in 4 UK candidates would switch jobs to work remotely
15 Jun 2018
The war on talent requires forward thinking employers to constantly review the perks and working patterns they offer to attract the very best talent...
Didn't get the job? How to succeed next time
14 Jun 2018
There is no doubt that being rejected after a job interview, even if it wasn’t for your dream job, can knock your confidence. However...
Why increasing the diversity of your workplace will help solve skills gaps.
12 Jun 2018
Almost every industry has their own unique skills gaps, which make recruiting a constant challenge. However, no matter how often the business benefits for diversity in...
New law to prevent recruitment firms telling temps to wear heels, skirts or make-up
25 May 2018
The Government Equalities Office is set to publish new rules later this month insisting that employment dress codes must have similar standards for both sexes...
How to effectively communicate at work
24 May 2018
Nowadays we are absolutely spoilt for choice when it comes to ways to communicate at work: voice call, video call, text, messaging apps, email, social networks...
Stress in the workplace - what we can all do
16 May 2018
Hosted by the Mental Health Foundation (MHF), May 14 -20 is Mental Health Awareness Week and this year the focus is on stress in the workplace...
Why you need the right employee exit strategy
10 May 2018
Most organisations accept that staff turnover is an inevitable part of being an employer: there will always be a time when a business can’t meet the current needs of...
RECRUITER AWARDS 2018
04 May 2018
We won!  To say we are delighted is a huge understatement. LMA have now been recognised by the industry as a leading agency in the Banking & Financial Services market...
How Do You Relive Your Career Memories?
03 May 2018
We all know the feeling of visiting a relative’s house and looking through the old photo albums…. You know, when they weren’t stored on a hard drive...
Do Recruiters Care About Candidate Mental Health?
01 May 2018
The simple answer is “I hope so.” However, when it comes to the wellbeing of other people, when we have such a pivotal role to play in a difficult period in their lives...
Top things to consider when selecting a recruitment consultant to work with
23 Apr 2018
Let’s face it recruitment consultants are ten a penny, great recruitment consultants however, well that truly is a different story. So...
New research highlights that the majority of Brits don’t want a job that involves travelling
18 Apr 2018
New research from CV-Library, the UK’s leading independent job board, has revealed that the majority (77.5%) of Brits don’t want a job that involves travelling...
What kind of listener are you?
17 Apr 2018
We’ve all been there, you’re having a conversation with a person you are desperately trying to impress and you’re trying so hard to make your response matter that the end...
PA Confidentiality
04 Apr 2018
Handling confidential information is at the heart of being a PA and it’s paramount to offer confidentiality, discretion and judgement when doing so...
How to be more effective at minute taking
27 Mar 2018
As any great PA knows, taking minutes is an essential skill but can certainly be a challenge. Even for the most experienced of us the process of writing minutes can be...
How to make networking fun
26 Mar 2018
The thing with networking is that you’re either a natural at it or it’s something you find very daunting and can feel like a terrible chore...
The key steps to becoming a more valuable employee
20 Mar 2018
If we’re being honest, it is pretty easy to recognise the behaviours that make people lack value as an employee. We could probably all reel that list off the top of our...
Top tips for PAs for writing the perfect CV
19 Mar 2018
Writing a CV can seem a difficult and time consuming task, but by following the tips below, you can produce an amazing PA CV that will stand out from the crowd and...
How to stay motivated when looking for a new job
15 Mar 2018
No one ever said that looking for a new job was easy; however it can often feel like a full time job in itself. The process can take so much time and energy it can be...
Why a strong Corporate Social Responsibility policy is essential
23 Feb 2018
Although you could argue that Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) means many things to many people, there is no doubt that they were originally conceived as a way for...
The rise of the workplace personality test
21 Feb 2018
Let’s be honest, recruiting can be an expensive and time consuming activity and with the risk of hiring the wrong candidate it’s no wonder recruiters welcome any...
Considering a PA job in London?
14 Feb 2018
Whilst the streets may not be paved with gold; living and working in London does offer a world of opportunity. The city is booming and as it continues to flourish...
How to handle making a mistake at work
12 Feb 2018
As a busy PA or secretary your wheels are always spinning. Requests and demands will come from all areas, at all times and multi-tasking will be second nature...
How to make the best impression when you start a new job
30 Jan 2018
So you’ve made it, you’ve got that fantastic new job you so wanted, or even the one that is the stepping stone to the one you really want...

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