Gig platforms: inspiration rather than competition for the recruitment industry

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While gig platforms have grown exponentially in the past 5 years, have attracted lots of media attention and received heavy venture-capitalist investment, little has been written about their impact on the often forgotten agency workers. What if the gig economy has not had as big an impact on the job market as it’s claimed? Far […]

Why AI won’t kill the recruitment industry

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After co-founding a business like TempaGoGo, which brings tech to help traditional recruitment agencies, it’s always instructive to take five minutes out now and then to see which predictions of the industry’s imminent demise at the hand of some new technology have been disproved. Take for instance Oleg Vishnepolsky, the Global CTO at DailyMail Online […]

How to win more business as a recruitment consultant

5 top tips to win more business as a recruitment consultant

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… or what recruiters value in recruitment agencies! If you’re a recruitment consultant or have been in the recruitment industry, especially dealing with temps, you know that it’s a tough industry to be in!  Recruitment agencies suffer from bad press.  They’re under attack from the multiplication of gig economy platforms such as upwork, peopleperhour or […]

Will temp recruitment agencies disappear? Are gig economy platforms the future?

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Maybe not… let’s look at the question from a worker’s perspective. If you’re working as a temp for a recruitment agency, you’re considered a “worker” You are, like 1.3 million other temp agency workers in the UK, entitled to: holidays sick pay the national minimum wage And you’re employed, on average, on 17-week long assignments. […]

Looking for low skilled labourers

Low skilled, maybe, but high value to the UK economy…

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The government promised yesterday to curb low-skilled immigration after Brexit. When 40% of the Labourers currently employed are non-UK workers, this could present a real challenge for the UK construction industry! Earlier this year, the Federation of Masters Builders alerted that SMEs were facing the worst level of shortage of construction workers on record. At TempaGoGo, we help SMEs bridge […]

Top tips to avoid bad surprises with your temp recruitment agency bill

3 top tips to help you with your recruitment agency bill

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Margins, markups, agency fees, candidates wages… Does it give you vertigo? Have you sometimes wondered why your recruitment agency bills ended up more expensive than you expected them to be? Have you been perplexed by discussions about margins or mark-ups? Have you been frustrated to discover the existence of ‘temp-to-perm’ fees? No more (bad) surprises […]

Helping you write a good job description with 5 top tips and great templates

5 top tips to write a great job description – and some job description templates!

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Struggling to write an appealing job description? Looking for templates to help you? For small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs), the prospect of competing with very large and visible players when it comes to recruitment can be overwhelming – leaving them feeling a bit like David vs. Goliath. You’re not alone – 75% of hiring […]

Unemployment at its lowest levels since 1975. Hard to find temp staff for SMEs

With unemployment levels at their lowest since 1975, finding staff is even harder for SMEs

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With unemployment at its lowest levels since 1975 in the UK, recruitment is a real challenge for companies. Even more so for SMEs who find it harder to compete against the “big boys” in the “war for talent”. Why is it even more difficult for SMEs to recruit staff? Because SMEs typically can’t afford the latest technology […]