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Do You Know What Things People Decide Within Seconds Of Meeting You?

In a dream world people wouldn’t judge each other at … read more ≫

Top Insider Tips For Sales Professionals

Starting a new career in sales can be tricky. This … read more ≫

Do You Need To Take A Risk In Your Career?

Aspire Cambridge feel that the best way to determine success … read more ≫

Closing That Interview and Landing That Job

The closing of the interview is often the scariest part … read more ≫

Want To Know That One Habit That Makes You Happier And More Productive?

It is only normal that we all want to be … read more ≫

Struggling With A Career Change After Having Career Clarity?

It is important to remember that career clarity is only … read more ≫

Why Is Recruitment So Stressful?

Stress is something that plagues the recruitment industry as a … read more ≫

Are Humans Or Tech More Important In Recruitment

Over recent years we have seen a clear blur in … read more ≫

Why Good Mental Health Is Essential In Your Business

Looking after your own mental health and mental health of … read more ≫

Dealing With Difficult Co-Workers

Every workplace will have a mix of different people. Each … read more ≫

Want To Grow Your Confidence In The Workplace?

These days it is expected that you will be naturally … read more ≫

Want To Retire Aged 40?

Regardless of your job and annual salary, it is possible … read more ≫

The Most Irritating Colleague Traits

The majority of British workers spend Monday to Friday cooped … read more ≫

How Working Hours Differ Across The Globe

While the Brits are known for their need to drink … read more ≫

Telling Your Boss You Are Unhappy At Work

Having a job that you don’t enjoy can really affect … read more ≫

Could Liars Be Dominating Your Business?

We all expect a certain amount of falsehoods and porkie-pies … read more ≫

Sackable Office Antics, Or Not?

While your seniority may allow you some flexibility in the … read more ≫

Is Your Recruitment Process Putting Your Reputation At Risk?

The power of a brand can have a lasting effect … read more ≫

Smartphones Are A Defining Feature Of The Modern Workplace, But For Better or For Worse?

Work phones are a defining feature of the modern business … read more ≫

What Is The Impact Of Workplace Bullying On A Business?

This is the final blog post in our series of … read more ≫

Where Should You Be Looking For Bullying In The Workplace?

Bullying in the workplace has been an issue that a … read more ≫

How Can You Tackle Workplace Bullying?

This is our second in a series of workplace bullying. … read more ≫

How Can You Spot Bullying In Your Workplace?

Workplace bullying is a huge issue for many businesses and … read more ≫

How Tough Should Your Interviews Be?

While a job interview is designed to put your candidate … read more ≫

How Long Will Your New Recruits Stay?

Finding the right candidate, choosing an interview date that suits … read more ≫

Employee Burn-Out Signs To Look Out For

Employee burn out is a serious matter for many businesses. … read more ≫

Brexit: What should I do if there is No-Deal?

The UK leaving the EU without a deal on 31 … read more ≫

Transition Plan Needed To Protect Jobs After Brexit

Britain is scheduled to leave the EU very soon but … read more ≫

Enhanced Redundancy Protections For New Parents And Pregnant Women

Business Minister Kelly Tolhurst recently (22nd July) announced that pregnant … read more ≫

How To Avoid Breaking Employment Law When Interviewing

It is really important to have an understanding of employment … read more ≫

How To Carefully Source Candidates Online

While sourcing candidates online is an essential function of the … read more ≫

How To Get Your Millennial Recruitment Right

It is expected that by 2025, milliennials will make up … read more ≫

How Does GDPR Affect Recruiting?

As a trusted recruitment and HR company our clients often … read more ≫

How Employers Comply With GDPR?

We all know how important GDPR compliance is for us … read more ≫

Does Your Application Process Comply With GDPR?

While you may have felt confident that your business was … read more ≫

Grant Candidate Requests To Be GDPR Compliant

When you put job adverts and descriptions out there, you … read more ≫

The Three GDPR Terms You Need To Be Aware of When Recruiting

As a business hiring new staff, there is another level … read more ≫

Do Your Rejection Letters Meet GDPR Laws?

It will happen from time to time, you have more … read more ≫

How To Avoid Losing Credibility As A Leader

Credibility isn’t something that leaders just gain as they step … read more ≫

Why Do Employees Resist Change?

Here at Aspire Cambridge we understand that change is always … read more ≫

How Can HR Teams Encourage Diversity At Work?

Research from Glassdoor found that 67% of active and passive … read more ≫

The Biggest Trends Impacting Recruitment Right Now

There are always trends that come and go in the … read more ≫

Minimising Unconscious Bias During Recruitment

It’s reported that we receive 11 million bits of information … read more ≫

How Can Wellness Programs Work As A Retention Tool For Your Great Employees

Wellness programs are a great tool for recruiting new talent … read more ≫

Things To Do On Your First Day Of Work

The first day at work in a new job and … read more ≫

How IT & Technology Employers Can Help Close The Gender Gap

A report was recently completed on women in IT and … read more ≫

How Recruiters Find Candidates

Recruiters don’t just wait around waiting for good candidates to … read more ≫

Brexit – Information about the EU exit

The UK has started the process to exit the EU. … read more ≫

Employment law update 2019 – 2020

Here Aspire Cambridge summarise the latest employment law changes and … read more ≫

Slowdown in recruitment activity persists as market confidence remains subdued

The latest UK Report on Jobs is in from KPMG … read more ≫

Aspire Cambridge set to continue with their football sponsorship into 2019/20

Well another season draws to a close and what a … read more ≫

The Employer Advantages of Hiring “Temp to Perm”

The numerous advantages of “Temp to Perm” hiring are often … read more ≫

Employers’ reliance on agency workers increases as confidence slides further

New data from the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) shows … read more ≫

Permanent placements decline as Brexit-related uncertainty intensifies

Key findings  Permanent placements fall at quickest pace since July … read more ≫

Ways to resolve matters that may arise as an “Agency Worker”

An agency worker should try to resolve problems informally with … read more ≫

What is an Agency Worker?

Data from a recent ONS Labour Force Survey suggested that … read more ≫

Your rights while working as an “Agency Worker”

As with most employers, recruitment agencies will usually provide agency … read more ≫

Employment Law Changes from April 2019

Legal changes in force from April 2019 including itemised pay … read more ≫

Brexit Update and it’s Frequently Asked Questions

This article provides answers to some frequently asked questions relating … read more ≫

Aspire welcomes Marguerite Gertenbach to the team!

April 17, 2019, Aspire Cambridge is proud to announce and welcome Marguerite … read more ≫

Aspire Cambridge secure it’s Gangmaster Licence

Independent recruitment agency Aspire Cambridge Ltd is expanding into the … read more ≫

Aspire Cambridge successfully passed the REC Compliance Test!

The Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC) has introduced an online … read more ≫

New Rates from 1st April 2019 – National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage

With effect from 1st April 2019 the National Minimum Wage (NMW) is … read more ≫

Why Hire Agency Workers?

Here at Aspire Cambridge – Kettering – Milton Keynes, we … read more ≫

How to manage employees when adverse weather affects work

Having a policy on what happens to normal working operations … read more ≫

Low candidate availability weighs on permanent placement growth at end of 2018

The REC and KPMG, UK Report on Jobs is compiled … read more ≫

Dismissal case won at the Employment Tribunal by the employee choked by a colleague at Christmas Party.

A battle was won for unfair dismissal by a bar … read more ≫

Top 10 reasons to hire a Temp

More and more organisations are choosing to hire Temps right … read more ≫

5 Ways to Utilise Recruitment Agencies to Boost Your Job Hunting

aspire cambridge are experts in recruitment and human resource solutions. … read more ≫

Why Companies Hire Temporary Staff or Contractors

Many businesses have a need for temporary workers or contractors … read more ≫

Reasons Talented Professionals Choose Temporary or Contract Work

Here at aspire cambridge our recruitment consultants work with a … read more ≫

aspire cambridge Announce Expansion in Kettering and Milton Keynes

Long established, innovative Recruitment and HR Consultants aspire cambridge are pleased to … read more ≫

Meet The Team – Stuart Logan

We know you as a busy Commercial Director and Leader … read more ≫

Employment Tribunal Unfair Dismissal and Equal Pay Claim Won By A Former Co-op HR Chief

A former HR Chief was dismissed after issues surrounding her … read more ≫

Employee Pleads Guilty to Stealing Over £11,000 From Employer

Thousands of pounds have been stolen from the employer by … read more ≫

Chinese Company Have Been Forced Their Under-Performing Staff To Drink “Urine” and Eat Cockroaches For Not Meeting Sales Targets

Employees being whipped and forced to drink yellow liquid from … read more ≫

UK Companies Considering Microchipping Their Employees

Employees in UK could be affected by the plans of … read more ≫

Number of EU Workers in UK Falls at Fastest Ever Rate

Companies cautioned to start planning urgently for post-Brexit shortages, due … read more ≫

Cambourne FC Announces New Sponsorship

Cambourne FC under 12’s is celebrating after securing a valuable … read more ≫

Employment Tribunal Cases On The Rise

Did you know that employment tribunal claims increased 90%* last year, fuelled by … read more ≫

Why You Should Meet A Recruitment Agency Before You Recruit

We meet, network and engage with lots of new businesses … read more ≫

Avoid The Dog Fight By Not Waiting Until January To Recruit

The Christmas adverts are out in force, furniture companies are … read more ≫

Starting salaries rise at fastest rate since April 2015, as candidate availability drops further

Key points: Starting salaries rise sharply amid steep reduction in … read more ≫

Steps companies should take when a star employee leaves

Organisations should consider implementing post-termination restrictive covenants, conducting exit interviews … read more ≫

Study suggests emails when commuting ‘should count as work’

Commuters are spending so much time on work emails that … read more ≫

New legislation announced to prevent tip deductions

Government reveals new law to prevent unfair tipping practices by organisations … read more ≫

Bakery wins appeal against ‘gay cake’ discrimination claim

A ruling by the Supreme Court has seen a Belfast … read more ≫

Reports of obesity discrimination on the rise

A recent report by the World Obesity Foundation (WOF) revealed … read more ≫

Budget 2018: employment initiatives announced

With employment set to continue increasing, and unemployment levels estimated … read more ≫

Employment Law changes with dates at a glance

Forthcoming changes to Employment Law  This table shows forthcoming changes. … read more ≫

Flexible sick pay could help reduce financial worries

Flexible sick pay, part-time sick leave and phased returns to … read more ≫

Parental bereavement leave to be introduced in 2020

Parents and primary carers who suffer the loss of a … read more ≫

Brexit Update For Employers Of EU Citizens In The UK

The Home Office have been working on a scheme which … read more ≫

Meet the Team – Matthew Childs

We know you as a busy Recruitment Consultant, but what … read more ≫

Meet the Team – Libby Tucker

We know you as a busy Recruitment Consultant but what … read more ≫

Meet the Team – Caitlin Stock

We know you as our busy “Plate Spinner”.. the Office … read more ≫

Meet the Team – Lisa Logan

We know you as a busy Senior Recruitment Consultant, but … read more ≫

GDPR 6 Months On…

With GDPR now in effect and with the benefit of … read more ≫

aspire cambridge announces recent hires to the business

aspire cambridge continues to build on its role as a leading … read more ≫

Developing HR Policies & Minimum Legal HR Requirements

What are HR policies and why are they important? HR … read more ≫

10 Reasons Why Companies Outsource HR

So many companies struggle on without the aid of an … read more ≫

Childcare voucher scheme to stop: what does this mean?

The scheme, in which companies can provide up to £55 … read more ≫

How to manage employees during sporting events

Major sporting events such as the Cricket World Cup, Wimbledon, … read more ≫

How to manage the retirement of staff

Your retirement policy should: Set out its purpose and aims … read more ≫

Managing Settlement Agreements

Designing an approach to settlement negotiations Sometimes, one side or … read more ≫

How to Manage a Subject Access Request

Right of access Under the original Data Protection Act 1998, … read more ≫

How To Handle Employee References

A reference is a communication (usually written) from a previous … read more ≫

How To Recruit and Manage Apprentices

An apprenticeship is ‘a job with training.’ An apprentice will … read more ≫

How To Support Employees Through Menopause

Why is menopause a concern for your business? Menopause can … read more ≫

Managing Shared Parental Leave

Creating a shared parental leave policy Shared parental leave has … read more ≫

aspire cambridge announces internal promotion

aspire cambridge were delighted to announce today, 23rd August 2018; … read more ≫

Top Tips for Retaining Great Talent

This year, Glassdoor Economic Research analysed more than 5,000 job … read more ≫

How to Manage Probationary Periods

Probation forms part of the contract of employment and continuing … read more ≫

How to Manage Staff Absence

You should have a rigorous procedure in place for when … read more ≫

How to Manage Staff Dismissals

As there are so many different forms of dismissal, it … read more ≫

How to Support Gender Reassignment in the Workplace

Gender reassignment is the process in which individuals change gender. … read more ≫

How to Manage Staff Redundancies

Employers should adopt a formal redundancy policy. It should be … read more ≫

HR Data Audit – How To

An audit is essentially a process of gap analysis where, … read more ≫

Obtaining Consent for References

References should not be sought without the prospective employee’s express … read more ≫

Responding to allegations of gross misconduct

Dismissal following a serious offence is usually as a result … read more ≫

How to manage a subject access request (GDPR compliant)

Individuals have rights of access in relation to the personal … read more ≫

Checklist for Handling Employee Grievances

Grievances should, wherever possible, be dealt with informally by the … read more ≫

Making aspire cambridge GDPR Compliant!

Here at aspire cambridge, we take GDPR very seriously. Claire … read more ≫

aspire cambridge partners with Train Aid in Cambridge

aspire cambridge are delighted to announce their partnership with Train Aid, the … read more ≫

aspire cambridge appoints Libby Tucker as Branch Administrator

aspire cambridge is proud to announce today news of our latest … read more ≫

Announcing the launch of our new website

We’re excited to announce that our new and refreshed website … read more ≫

GDPR – What do I need to do now?

From 25 May 2018 onwards, all businesses that handle personal … read more ≫

Do You Give Candidate Feedback?

Research shows that 4 out of every 5 candidates that … read more ≫

Tips For No More No Shows

The UK is currently experienced all-time record lows for unemployment … read more ≫

A Guide To The Perfect Job Interview Presentation

Very few candidates are offered a job at first interview, … read more ≫

Team Building Doesn’t Need To Be Boring

If you’re looking to boost the mood in your workplace … read more ≫

Should I Accept That Job Offer?

While it’s brilliant that you finally got a job offer … read more ≫

Could an Office Dog Be A Great Idea for Your Workplace?

If you’re a dog lover then this a blog post … read more ≫

How Can I Boost My Job Application?

If you’re job hunting we don’t need to tell you … read more ≫

How Employee Benefits Can Save Money For Your Business

Many employers are reluctant to provide sufficient employee benefits to … read more ≫

Why Volunteering Is Great For Your Job Search

If you’re not currently working, looking for your next job … read more ≫

What Are The Benefits Of Hiring An Apprentice?

The Middle Ages are where apprenticeship schemes were first seen; … read more ≫

Which Online Courses Should You Learn To Improve Your CV?

In today’s extremely competitive job marketplace it is essential that … read more ≫

Ways To Show Your Employees They’re Appreciated

The key to a successful business is happy employees; many … read more ≫

Are Appraisals A Problem For Your Business?

There has been lots of talk about the way appraisals … read more ≫

Supporting Transgender Employees In Your Workplace

As an inclusive employer you should be able to provide … read more ≫

Businesses Are Not Prepared For Post-Brexit Threats To Disability Rights

A survey run by Business Disibility Forum with YouGov in … read more ≫

Immigration and Brexit Update For EU Nationals’ Status Applications

There have been some huge steps made in forms of … read more ≫

Should Your Business Be Offering Returnships To Career-Breakers?

A recent survey by Totaljobs showed that 85% if employers … read more ≫

New Gender Pay Rules Threaten Family Friendly Benefits

With April just around the corner, the time is nearing … read more ≫

5 Reasons Why Working Parents Are A Must For Businesses

Here at aspire cambridge we feel that being a parent … read more ≫

Are We In A Better Place Due To The Role Of Women In The Workplace Changing?

Over the last six decades we have seen the numbers … read more ≫

My Employee Is Off On Long-Term Sick, Can I Dismiss Them?

When an employee is off work on long term sickness … read more ≫

Depression in Your Workplace

Just as everyone has physical health, everyone also has mental … read more ≫

Graduates Join Recruitment

While many graduates don’t leave college, university and education with … read more ≫

GDPR Toolkit – everything you need to get compliant!

From 25 May 2018 onwards, all businesses that handle personal … read more ≫

Stuart Logan appointed Commercial Director

Leading recruitment and human resource specialists, aspire cambridge are delighted to … read more ≫

Encouraging Female Pipelines in The Workplace

With celebrations of International Womens Day taking place all around … read more ≫

Interview Outfit Fails That Make You Look Unkempt

It’s so important that you make a great first impression … read more ≫

What Is International Women’s Day?

We celebrate International Women’s Day on 8th March every year; … read more ≫

National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage

The new National Minimum Wage/Living rates come into effect in … read more ≫

What Are Restrictive Covenants in Employment Contracts?

Within every business there is information that the business would … read more ≫

Is Your Business GDPR Ready?

From 25 May 2018 onwards, all businesses that handle personal … read more ≫

aspire cambridge attracts new talent in HR

Approaching ten years in business, Cambridge-based Recruitment & HR Consultancy, … read more ≫

Anyone For Phone Tennis?

We’re guessing the answer to the question is a firm … read more ≫

The Importance Of Retaining Local Talent

The cost of living is ever increasing across the UK; … read more ≫

Why You Need A Professional Voicemail

While you may be really excited about the job hunting … read more ≫

Email Etiquette

In this digital age we are all immersed in emails, … read more ≫

Top 5 Employment Law Changes To Be Aware Of In 2018

We have put together the top five employment law developments … read more ≫

Top Tips For A Successful Day

Every single one of us at some time will have … read more ≫

Considering the Cultural Fit When Hiring

While ‘cultural fit’ may seem like the latest buzz word … read more ≫

The 7 Personalities Of Busy And Important People

There is at least one person in every office that … read more ≫

What To Do When The Market Is Candidate Short

The employment market is candidate short, this isn’t anything new … read more ≫

Can We Talk About That Job You’ve Got Advertised?

When a candidate calls up and asks if we can … read more ≫

5 Different Personalities Of Your Workforce

In every business and team there will be a selection … read more ≫

How To Leave A Message For Your Recruiter

As a team of professional recruiters, we know that the revolution … read more ≫

Mind Your Language

From the titles you’d be forgiven for thinking this was … read more ≫

Why A Recruiter Makes Interviewing Work

The park and ride in Cambridge is a wonderful thing; … read more ≫

I Am Just So Stressed

The latest buzz phrases at the moment seem to be … read more ≫

It Takes Two Baby

As the well known song by Marvin Gaye and Kim … read more ≫

Suppose I Should Just Apply For It Anyway

We know that job hunting can be stressful; we’ve all … read more ≫

HR’s biggest concerns and predictions for 2018

According to the market predictions from CIPDs annual labour report … read more ≫

Yippeeeeeeee – You’re Going On Holiday!

You’ve booked your holiday leave, the hotel is gorgeous, the … read more ≫

Not Every Recruitment Agency Takes Shortcuts

There are some pretty scary short-cuts out there that are … read more ≫

I Need To Be There, Whatever!

There is no denying it, winter is definitely upon us … read more ≫

Working While Studying?

Here at aspire cambridge our team of recruitment consultants look … read more ≫

My Names Kelly And I’m A Control Freak

At the risk of sounding like I am at an … read more ≫

UK Recruitment Sector Review For 2017

While 2016 was a pretty crazy year with the voting … read more ≫

To Answer Or Not To Answer…?

We are all receiving more and more calls from withheld … read more ≫

Nobody Likes A No-Show

Whether you’re meeting someone for a first date, meeting a … read more ≫

You Want Me To Work For Free?

As a recruitment and human resource business in Cambridge we … read more ≫

New national minimum wage rates announced

In his Autumn Budget, the Chancellor confirmed the national minimum … read more ≫

Salesman Claims 13 Years of Holiday Pay

A window salesman in the UK who worked for a … read more ≫

Changing Careers and Future Proofing Your Working Life for 2018

We have recently come across some research from CareerBuilder that … read more ≫

What’s The Real Reason You’re Looking For A New Job?

People can want to leave an existing job for a … read more ≫

How’s Your Day? Busy!

Busy seems to be the latest buzz word and we … read more ≫

How Long Is Too Long?

Here at aspire cambridge we want to ensure we find … read more ≫

How Does The Autumn Budget Affect HR?

Unless you have been living under a rock, you will … read more ≫

The Forced Approach Was Needed

We were recently working with a client in the finance … read more ≫

When Should You Quit Your Job As A Financial Controller?

Quitting your job as a financial controller should be as … read more ≫

It’s Not About The Money, Money, Money

The team here at aspire cambridge recently put together a … read more ≫

How To Make That Perfect Sales Call

In many sales and marketing roles you will find that … read more ≫

How Asking The Wrong Questions Can Affect Your Interviewee

Earlier this month aspire cambridge had a phone call from … read more ≫

Why Do I Have To Do It Your Way?

The team here at aspire cambridge have a huge wealth … read more ≫

Don’t Get Too Comfortable In Your Comfort Zone

Here at aspire cambridge we deal with lots of amazing … read more ≫

Your Minimum Legal Requirements As An Employer

As an employer, if you employ more than one person … read more ≫

Understanding the basics of HR

Many managers are expected to deal with employee related matters … read more ≫

Engineer That Was Dismissed While Depressed Wins Tribunal

It has been reported that a technology firm in Cambridgeshire … read more ≫

Tackling Sexual Harassment In The Wake Of Harvey Weinstein

While the name Harvey Weinstein may have been known by … read more ≫

Practical Guidance On Brexit and EU Workforce

Many people have concerns about Brexit for a wide range … read more ≫

Employer confidence in economic conditions falls for third month

Employer confidence in the economy has fallen for the third … read more ≫

aspire cambridge secure exclusive contract to supply 100 staff

On 12th October 2017 Cambridge based Recruitment and HR Consultancy … read more ≫

How could benefits boost productivity in your workplace?

Keeping employees motivated is key to a productive and happy … read more ≫

October law changes you need to know!

An amendment to the law on whistleblowing has been updated … read more ≫

The Top 5 Interview Tips For Graduates

For recent graduates who have spent the best part of … read more ≫

Woman wins tribunal after pottery class mix-up

There is a fair amount of debate around whether businesses … read more ≫

Employee dismissed over Facebook ‘Meat Deal’ wins employment tribunal

Are you confident of the correct disciplinary procedures which must … read more ≫

The Three Tier CV Process

Amy Coe AIRP is aspire cambridge’s temporaries recruitment consultant and … read more ≫

aspire cambridge are offering a FREE HR half day!

If you employ staff then you have a responsibility to … read more ≫

A Guide to Temporary Assignment Charges

When you work with an employment business to find the … read more ≫

Government promise to ensure bereavement support for employees

For the first time parents who have lost a child … read more ≫

Industry accreditations awarded to Recruitment Consultants at aspire cambridge

aspire cambridge believe in, support, encourage ongoing development and training … read more ≫

5 Mistakes To Avoid For A Successful Interview

Interviews can be a nerve-wracking process and a potential minefield … read more ≫

Employer confidence in the economy stabilising after Brexit shock – REC

Employer confidence in the economy has stabilised after a fall … read more ≫

Sickness Hoax Costs Business £1000’s In Sick Pay

A recent report from the Gainsborough Standard states that a … read more ≫

How Much Does A Bad Hire Cost?

Businesses throughout Cambridge and across the UK are finding it … read more ≫

How To Resign Gracefully

Congratulations, you have found the next step on the career … read more ≫

The Winning Formula For A Successful Interview

You’ve spent hours, days, weeks or even months finding the … read more ≫

Writing The Pitch Perfect CV

Did you know that on average a recruiter receives around … read more ≫

The Employer Benefits Of Working With An Employment Agency

Businesses throughout Cambridge, Kettering and Milton Keynes looking for a … read more ≫

Effective Employer Negotiation Techniques For Compensation And Benefits

Making a job offer to a candidate is all about … read more ≫

How To Write Effective Job Adverts

As with any advert you need to start writing it … read more ≫

HR Case Study: Compliant Policies and Procedures

This company, which shall remain anonymous, was formed in 2007 … read more ≫

HR Case Study: Policies and Practice

In 2017 Sky Revolutions objective has been to focus on building … read more ≫

HR Case Study: Outplacement Services

In 2017 Samson carried out a review that focused on infrastructure, … read more ≫

aspire cambridge hosts recruitment open day

aspire cambridge is delighted to be hosting a Recruitment Open … read more ≫

Candidate shortage remains critical as employers turn to temps

89 per cent of employers will increase or maintain their … read more ≫

Fixing the Engineering Skill Crisis in The UK

Here at aspire cambridge in addition to other industry and recruitment … read more ≫

How To Write A Job Description and Person Specification

When you place a vacancy with a recruitment agency or … read more ≫

An Employment Agencies Relationship With The Candidate

As a recruitment agency and employment business we are responsible for … read more ≫

An Employment Agencies Relationship With The Business Community

The business community in Cambridgeshire and surrounding areas is extremely … read more ≫

The Recruitment Process: The Selection Decision

This is our final blog post in a series of … read more ≫

The Recruitment Process: Assessing Candidates

Here at aspire cambridge we understand that there are 6 … read more ≫

The Recruitment Process: Pre Selection

This is our 4th blog in a series of 6 … read more ≫

The Recruitment Process: Attracting Candidates

As experienced recruitment consultants and human resource specialists in Cambridgeshire, … read more ≫

The Recruitment Process: Defining the Need

This is the second in a series of six blog … read more ≫

The Recruitment Process: Workforce Planning

Here at aspire cambridge we understand that the recruitment process … read more ≫

The Impact Of Tax-free Childcare On Employers

The latest initiative from the Government to support parents is … read more ≫

Have you ever had ‘handbags at dawn’ in the workplace?

Mr Spoor had worked for Arnold Clark Automobiles Ltd for … read more ≫

FREE HR Health Check

If you employ staff then you have a responsibility to … read more ≫

Is your Shared Parental Leave policy compliant?

In 2014, Shared Parental Leave was introduced. This effectively means … read more ≫

Why Is A Diverse And Equal Workplace So Important?

By creating a diverse and equal workplace you are able … read more ≫

Employer Dos and Don’ts of Recruiting

For many employers it may feel like recruitment is a … read more ≫

New Employee Induction

The induction of a new employee is an extremely important … read more ≫

There Are Two Types Of Notice Period For An Employer To Give An Employee

There are two types of notice period for an employer … read more ≫

Accepting An Employees Resignation

It is never a nice feeling for an employer when … read more ≫

Who Is Entitled To Parental Leave?

Parental leave allows parents to take time off work, unpaid, … read more ≫

Kelly Haston reaches the finals for ‘Director of the Year’ awards!

We are delighted to announce that our Managing Director, Kelly … read more ≫

Permanent placements growth softens slightly in March

The Markit/REC Report on Jobs published on 7th April 2017 – provides … read more ≫

How to improve the recruitment process for your candidates

The Candidate Strikes Back explores the changing relationship between jobseekers and hirers … read more ≫

Half of employers expect candidate shortage for permanent roles

51 per cent of employers anticipate a shortage of candidates … read more ≫

Why aspire cambridge Offer Combined Recruitment and Human Resource Solutions

Here at aspire cambridge we like to be at the … read more ≫

Email and Internet In The Workplace

Internet and emails are excellent tools for businesses and many … read more ≫

Paternity Leave

Paternity legislation was bought into play to allow fathers time … read more ≫

Is your Flexible Working Policy Compliant?

The laws on flexible working have changed recently and here … read more ≫

The Pros And Cons Of Home Working

The number of employees working from home in office-type jobs, … read more ≫

aspire cambridge Announces Multiple Promotions

Here at aspire cambridge rewarding our staff is high on our … read more ≫

What Employers Need To Know About Maternity Leave And Shared Parental Leave

As a new or small business you may not yet … read more ≫

Your Business Needs A Whistleblowing Policy

As with many things in business, as a business owner … read more ≫

Dealing With Sickness Absence

It has been reported by the British Heart Foundation that … read more ≫

Contract Types – Annualised, Fixed Term and Zero Hours

The most common forms of employment contracts are the full … read more ≫

Your Absence Policy

We have previously spoken about annual leave and how this can … read more ≫

Your Health and Safety Responsibilities

As a business owner, health and safety is extremely important … read more ≫

Golden Rules of Handling Employee Grievances

From time to time in business, employee grievances will arise … read more ≫

Managing Employee Expenses

As a business owner you will have lots of tasks … read more ≫

Drug And Alcohol Facts From The Workplace

Drug and alcohol use can be an expensive habit and … read more ≫

Dos and Don’ts Of Disciplinary

As a business owner, a manager or a team leader, … read more ≫

What Your Business Needs To Trigger Now Article 50 Has Been Triggered

As of 12.30pm on Wednesday 29th March 2017 the UK … read more ≫

Is Capability Enough?

Every employee that works for your business is expected to … read more ≫

Should You Prioritise Personality When Hiring For Legal and HR Roles?

To create a team of Legal and HR professionals that … read more ≫

Candidate Shortage Expected By Over 50% Of Employers

The REC (Recruitment and Employment Confederation) have reported that more … read more ≫

How Can You Prevent Bullying In Your Workplace?

Sadly bullying takes place in a wide range of businesses … read more ≫

Annual Leave Allows Employees To Work Hard And Play Hard

We’ve all heard the sayings about working hard and playing … read more ≫

How To Demonstrate Your Stance On Anti-Bribery

Bribery is something that is rife in the sporting world, … read more ≫

Adoption Leave Made Easy

If you are the sort of manager that runs for … read more ≫

Using An Open Day For Hospitality Recruitment

Open Days are a very popular solution for larger restaurants … read more ≫

Are Soft Skills Important In Finance And Accounting Roles?

When recruiting for finance and accounting roles in Cambridgeshire you … read more ≫

Interview Questions For An Office Administrator

We have a team of specialist office support recruiters here … read more ≫

How To Spot A Successful Salesperson Or Marketer

Here at aspire cambridge we have a team of specialist … read more ≫

Struggling To Recruit Information Technology Professionals?

Many Information Technology companies struggle with recruitment; either struggling to … read more ≫

How To Hire Talented Specialists For Your Engineering or Manufacturing Business

There are some jobs in the engineering and manufacturing sector … read more ≫

April 2017 – National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage

National Minimum Wage The National Minimum Wage (NMW) is the … read more ≫

Kelly Haston shortlisted for Director of the Year in the 2017 IoD Director of the Year Awards

East of England, 1st March 2017, IoD Director of the … read more ≫

Did you know that unequal pay between men and women has been illegal for 45 years?

What is the Gender pay gap and what are the … read more ≫

We’ve crossed another milestone in the history of aspire cambridge

On Monday 11th February 2008,  9 years ago today, what began … read more ≫

Workplace pensions not on offer, ignore at your peril!

  Why businesses must act now? So you’ve seen the … read more ≫

Mock interview success for year 11 students from Bottisham Village College

Benefits of preparing for real life interviews Here at aspire … read more ≫

Top 3 HR methods to keep things legal…

Here at aspire cambridge, we work with and see a lot … read more ≫

Top 12 HR scenarios your company needs to know…

At aspire cambridge, we get asked a range of HR … read more ≫

Mental ill-health – why are people still suffering in silence in the workplace?

Why are millions of workers struggling with mental ill-health? Did … read more ≫

UK employment law 2017: changes for national minimum wage and national living wage

What are the key changes you need to know about? … read more ≫

We’re doing Black Friday differently at Aspire Cambridge!

With the festive season just around the corner, the count … read more ≫

Employee benefits of learning in a modern workplace

Aspire Cambridge are big believers in investing in employee training … read more ≫

Aspire Cambridge set to expand into new office space

Aspire Cambridge pushes ahead with its plans for growth after six months … read more ≫

Is HR going from in-house to outsourced?

In-house or outsourced HR, what is the answer? There is … read more ≫

Well-being in the workplace and why it’s important for businesses…

What is employee well-being? The Chartered Institute of Personnel and … read more ≫

Pregnancy and maternity discrimination in the workplace and why it’s bad for business…

What the EHRC & BIS reports say? Today there is … read more ≫

Aspire Cambridge appoints Andy Ging as IT & Technology Recruiter

Aspire Cambridge welcome Andrew Ging to the IT & Technology division. Aspire … read more ≫

Employment Law: Holiday Requests

The threat of a rise in the cost of foreign … read more ≫

Time to stop Pokemon Go?

“Popular game prompts questions over use of personal devices, as … read more ≫

Aspire Cambridge attracts new talent as it continues to grow

Established in 2008, Cambridge-based Recruitment & HR Consultancy, Aspire Cambridge has … read more ≫

Aspire Cambridge, local HR Consultancy supports you through Brexit

Following the UK’s historic vote to leave the EU on … read more ≫

Statutory Pay Rates Table

Statutory pay rates timetable The National Living Wage (NLW) came … read more ≫

Myths about the Staffing Industry

Laura Leonard, Account Manager of Aspire Cambridge’s Temporary Division tackles the … read more ≫

Aspire Cambridge set to continue with their football sponsorship into 2019/20

Well another season draws to a close and what a … read more ≫

The Employer Advantages of Hiring “Temp to Perm”

The numerous advantages of “Temp to Perm” hiring are often … read more ≫

Aspire Cambridge secure it’s Gangmaster Licence

Independent recruitment agency Aspire Cambridge Ltd is expanding into the … read more ≫

Aspire Cambridge successfully passed the REC Compliance Test!

The Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC) has introduced an online … read more ≫

aspire cambridge Announce Expansion in Kettering and Milton Keynes

Long established, innovative Recruitment and HR Consultants aspire cambridge are pleased to … read more ≫

Employment Tribunal Unfair Dismissal and Equal Pay Claim Won By A Former Co-op HR Chief

A former HR Chief was dismissed after issues surrounding her … read more ≫

Cambourne FC Announces New Sponsorship

Cambourne FC under 12’s is celebrating after securing a valuable … read more ≫

Brexit Update For Employers Of EU Citizens In The UK

The Home Office have been working on a scheme which … read more ≫

Meet the Team – Matthew Childs

We know you as a busy Recruitment Consultant, but what … read more ≫

Meet the Team – Libby Tucker

We know you as a busy Recruitment Consultant but what … read more ≫

Meet the Team – Caitlin Stock

We know you as our busy “Plate Spinner”.. the Office … read more ≫

Meet the Team – Lisa Logan

We know you as a busy Senior Recruitment Consultant, but … read more ≫

aspire cambridge announces recent hires to the business

aspire cambridge continues to build on its role as a leading … read more ≫

aspire cambridge announces internal promotion

aspire cambridge were delighted to announce today, 23rd August 2018; … read more ≫

aspire cambridge appoints Libby Tucker as Branch Administrator

aspire cambridge is proud to announce today news of our latest … read more ≫

Announcing the launch of our new website

We’re excited to announce that our new and refreshed website … read more ≫

GDPR – What do I need to do now?

From 25 May 2018 onwards, all businesses that handle personal … read more ≫

New Gender Pay Rules Threaten Family Friendly Benefits

With April just around the corner, the time is nearing … read more ≫

5 Reasons Why Working Parents Are A Must For Businesses

Here at aspire cambridge we feel that being a parent … read more ≫

Are We In A Better Place Due To The Role Of Women In The Workplace Changing?

Over the last six decades we have seen the numbers … read more ≫

My Employee Is Off On Long-Term Sick, Can I Dismiss Them?

When an employee is off work on long term sickness … read more ≫

Graduates Join Recruitment

While many graduates don’t leave college, university and education with … read more ≫

Stuart Logan appointed Commercial Director

Leading recruitment and human resource specialists, aspire cambridge are delighted to … read more ≫

aspire cambridge attracts new talent in HR

Approaching ten years in business, Cambridge-based Recruitment & HR Consultancy, … read more ≫

How Much Does A Bad Hire Cost?

Businesses throughout Cambridge and across the UK are finding it … read more ≫

How To Resign Gracefully

Congratulations, you have found the next step on the career … read more ≫

aspire cambridge hosts recruitment open day

aspire cambridge is delighted to be hosting a Recruitment Open … read more ≫

Kelly Haston reaches the finals for ‘Director of the Year’ awards!

We are delighted to announce that our Managing Director, Kelly … read more ≫

Permanent placements growth softens slightly in March

The Markit/REC Report on Jobs published on 7th April 2017 – provides … read more ≫

How to improve the recruitment process for your candidates

The Candidate Strikes Back explores the changing relationship between jobseekers and hirers … read more ≫

Half of employers expect candidate shortage for permanent roles

51 per cent of employers anticipate a shortage of candidates … read more ≫

Why aspire cambridge Offer Combined Recruitment and Human Resource Solutions

Here at aspire cambridge we like to be at the … read more ≫

aspire cambridge Announces Multiple Promotions

Here at aspire cambridge rewarding our staff is high on our … read more ≫

What Your Business Needs To Trigger Now Article 50 Has Been Triggered

As of 12.30pm on Wednesday 29th March 2017 the UK … read more ≫

April 2017 – National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage

National Minimum Wage The National Minimum Wage (NMW) is the … read more ≫

Kelly Haston shortlisted for Director of the Year in the 2017 IoD Director of the Year Awards

East of England, 1st March 2017, IoD Director of the … read more ≫

We’ve crossed another milestone in the history of aspire cambridge

On Monday 11th February 2008,  9 years ago today, what began … read more ≫

Mock interview success for year 11 students from Bottisham Village College

Benefits of preparing for real life interviews Here at aspire … read more ≫

We’re doing Black Friday differently at Aspire Cambridge!

With the festive season just around the corner, the count … read more ≫

Employee benefits of learning in a modern workplace

Aspire Cambridge are big believers in investing in employee training … read more ≫

Aspire Cambridge set to expand into new office space

Aspire Cambridge pushes ahead with its plans for growth after six months … read more ≫

Aspire Cambridge appoints Andy Ging as IT & Technology Recruiter

Aspire Cambridge welcome Andrew Ging to the IT & Technology division. Aspire … read more ≫

Aspire Cambridge attracts new talent as it continues to grow

Established in 2008, Cambridge-based Recruitment & HR Consultancy, Aspire Cambridge has … read more ≫

Your rights while working as an “Agency Worker”

As with most employers, recruitment agencies will usually provide agency … read more ≫

5 Ways to Utilise Recruitment Agencies to Boost Your Job Hunting

aspire cambridge are experts in recruitment and human resource solutions. … read more ≫

aspire cambridge Announce Expansion in Kettering and Milton Keynes

Long established, innovative Recruitment and HR Consultants aspire cambridge are pleased to … read more ≫

Meet The Team – Stuart Logan

We know you as a busy Commercial Director and Leader … read more ≫

Cambourne FC Announces New Sponsorship

Cambourne FC under 12’s is celebrating after securing a valuable … read more ≫

Study suggests emails when commuting ‘should count as work’

Commuters are spending so much time on work emails that … read more ≫

New legislation announced to prevent tip deductions

Government reveals new law to prevent unfair tipping practices by organisations … read more ≫

Meet the Team – Caitlin Stock

We know you as our busy “Plate Spinner”.. the Office … read more ≫

Developing HR Policies & Minimum Legal HR Requirements

What are HR policies and why are they important? HR … read more ≫

Managing Settlement Agreements

Designing an approach to settlement negotiations Sometimes, one side or … read more ≫

How to Support Gender Reassignment in the Workplace

Gender reassignment is the process in which individuals change gender. … read more ≫

aspire cambridge appoints Libby Tucker as Branch Administrator

aspire cambridge is proud to announce today news of our latest … read more ≫

National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage

The new National Minimum Wage/Living rates come into effect in … read more ≫

Employer confidence in economic conditions falls for third month

Employer confidence in the economy has fallen for the third … read more ≫

aspire cambridge secure exclusive contract to supply 100 staff

On 12th October 2017 Cambridge based Recruitment and HR Consultancy … read more ≫

How could benefits boost productivity in your workplace?

Keeping employees motivated is key to a productive and happy … read more ≫

October law changes you need to know!

An amendment to the law on whistleblowing has been updated … read more ≫

The Top 5 Interview Tips For Graduates

For recent graduates who have spent the best part of … read more ≫

Woman wins tribunal after pottery class mix-up

There is a fair amount of debate around whether businesses … read more ≫

Employee dismissed over Facebook ‘Meat Deal’ wins employment tribunal

Are you confident of the correct disciplinary procedures which must … read more ≫

The Three Tier CV Process

Amy Coe AIRP is aspire cambridge’s temporaries recruitment consultant and … read more ≫

aspire cambridge are offering a FREE HR half day!

If you employ staff then you have a responsibility to … read more ≫

A Guide to Temporary Assignment Charges

When you work with an employment business to find the … read more ≫

Government promise to ensure bereavement support for employees

For the first time parents who have lost a child … read more ≫

Industry accreditations awarded to Recruitment Consultants at aspire cambridge

aspire cambridge believe in, support, encourage ongoing development and training … read more ≫

5 Mistakes To Avoid For A Successful Interview

Interviews can be a nerve-wracking process and a potential minefield … read more ≫

Employer confidence in the economy stabilising after Brexit shock – REC

Employer confidence in the economy has stabilised after a fall … read more ≫

How Much Does A Bad Hire Cost?

Businesses throughout Cambridge and across the UK are finding it … read more ≫

Is your Shared Parental Leave policy compliant?

In 2014, Shared Parental Leave was introduced. This effectively means … read more ≫