Aptitude Tests Explained

What is psychometric testing?  Psychometric testing is typically used in the recruitment and selection process to assist hirers by providing additional candidate information not always picked up in interviews or CVs.   These tests will typically take the form of either self-report questionnaires or performance-based ability tests. Personality tests are a kind of psychometric assessment used to

DNA of A… Compliance Professional

For those working in compliance, a proactive nature is fundamental to their success. Ensuring you stay up to date with ever-changing rules and regulations is necessary but can be challenging. Improvements in technology and strategy can be a double-edged sword, as they allow processes to run smoother while bringing about increased change. Understanding the way

How to Manage the Work-Life Balance from Home

All around the world, employees have felt the strain of working from home. Many employers have needed to adjust to the new needs of their teams, which includes a better work-life balance. Pre-coronavirus, managing a good work-life balance was much easier for many, as they were able to leave their work at the office door

A Fresh New Look is Here!

At ASL, we pride ourselves on our excellent customer service. Rather than having a scattergun approach which results in a probation crisis and candidates dreading going to work, we ensure our candidates and clients make the right choice. We understand that moving with the times is key, and we’re ready to take our service to

iRecruitment: The Extinction of the Human Touch

In an age where technology is advancing at exceptional rates, the world of work has been making massive strides to keep up. The recruitment industry has been no stranger to technological developments, as we have seen increased automation throughout the hiring process. One of the ways that recruitment has been automated is through the use

Will Recruitment Agencies Die in the Wake of Business Transformation?

A new report from PwC suggests that 30 per cent of roles across the Channel Islands are at risk due to the digital revolution introducing automation. The paper encourages employers to upskill their current workforce to reduce the likelihood of job loss in the future. With PwC claiming that without immediate upskilling, many jobs lost

So You Think You’re Good Enough?

If you’re considering an interim management role, the required skills may be different than what you’re expecting. Knowledge, skills, and experience are a given, but what else does an interim manager need to have in their expanding portfolio of skills? The key to marketing yourself is finding your unique selling point, the thing that your

Return of the Rush Hour?

The prospect of returning to work after such a long period of lockdown is daunting for many. It’s easy to forget all about the hustle and bustle of the office as we’ve all slowly adjusted to working from home. For some, the ability to work from home has led to a better work-life balance. I

Unconscious Bias – How to Recognise and Remove it

In today’s society, racism and prejudice are well heard of, and their implications are understood by most. However, there is a significant but less-known concept that creates the basis for prejudice and racism. Unconscious bias, also known as implicit bias, refers to the preconceptions we have about a person. These preconceived ideas are often enforced

Are Interim Positions Your Next Step?

The world of work is continuously changing, especially in the lead-up to a post-coronavirus world. Businesses have been facing constant uncertainty for the last few months, with many companies in need of external support. Interim management positions have played a role in this support and could potentially be the way forward. We have had many

Mental Health Awareness Week

Mental health in the workplace is still a taboo subject for many employers and employees. The structure and productivity of work are good for our wellbeing. However,a negative working environment can lead to physical and mental health problems.

5 Reasons Employers Should Use a Recruitment Agency

5 Reasons Employers Should Use a Recruitment Agency

The job market today is highly competitive, and it can be hard to find the right candidate to fit a particular role. Recruitment agencies like ASL are highly-skilled at job matching to make sure they find the right person for you.

Preparing for a Video Interview

Preparing for a Video Interview

Video calling software like Zoom, Skype, and Teams are the new ways companies are recruiting during this crisis, as businesses learn to adapt to social distancing policies. Such technology may be influential in creating a new way of communicating with, and ultimately onboarding applicants into a business.

Do You Have Any Questions?

Do You Have Any Questions?

Your interview has gone well and it’s starting to finish up. You answered everything confidently, but just as you start to relax the interviewer asks the dreaded sentence – Do you have any questions?