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  • Unlocking Hidden Talent: Addressing Skills Shortages through inclusivity

    Posted on Tuesday, September 26, 2023 by Belinda ElliottNo comments

    Unlocking Hidden Talent: Addressing Skills Shortages thought inclusivity In today’s competitive job market, businesses are facing a severe shortage of skilled workers, often resorting to offering inflated salaries to attract and retain talent. However, amidst this challenge lies an untapped source of potential candidates – over 7 million people in the UK are disabled or have health conditions, ...

  • Donate your old mobile phone to Simpal and help make a difference to those living with cancer

    Posted on Monday, August 21, 2023No comments

    Is a new mobile phone at the top of your Christmas list? Have you thought about what to do with your old phone? Instead of leaving it at the back of a drawer to be forgotten, why not donate it to Simpal! Simpal is a brilliant charity that provides FREE pre-paid SIM cards and mobile phones (when available) to those living with cancer. A cancer diagnosis can bring stress and uncertainty as well as ...

  • 10 questions to ask at the end of every job interview to leave a good impression

    Posted on Tuesday, August 8, 2023 by Bluestream PeopleNo comments

    You’ve nailed the competency based questions and impressed them with your knowledge of their company. You are on the home straight when they ask, “Any questions? And your mind goes blank. The quick and easy practice of preparing questions to ask often gets overlooked in interview prep but the questions you ask at the end of an interview are just as important as what you say during it. Having a ...

  • Redundancy – what next

    Posted on Saturday, July 8, 2023 by Bluestream PeopleNo comments

    Being made redundant is always a bitter pill to swallow, even if you weren’t entirely happy in your role. It is a perfectly normal reaction to shed some tears, be angry and upset. After all, losing an income will have an impact on your standard of living. Allow yourself time to get over these feelings but do not blame yourself, it was outside your control. Once you have come to terms with being ...

  • Are you struggling to receive interview invites, despite applying for numerous jobs?

    Posted on Thursday, June 8, 2023 by Bluestream PeopleNo comments

    Whether your dissatisfied with your current job and eager for a change or have recently faced redundancy, its essential to approach your job search strategically. Avoid the urge to apply to every available position and instead follow our tips to increase your chances of that elusive interview. Evaluate your skills and experience Before applying, ensure you possess the essential skills and ...

  • How to stay motivated when searching for work

    Posted on Sunday, May 21, 2023 by Bluestream RecruitmentNo comments

    Searching for work can be soul destroying, out of desperation too many people just apply for everything which is not a good idea. Companies will grow tired of seeing your CV and stop considering you for roles, as you will come across as desperate rather than being enthusiastic about the position they are advertising for. There is no point in spending hours and hours searching for work. We would ...

  • Recruiting in a competitive market - how to beat the competition

    Posted on Monday, May 8, 2023No comments

    In a highly competitive job market, recruiting top talent can be a challenging task. With candidates having more options to choose from, it's crucial to go beyond just assessing their skills and market experience. It's essential to focus on recruiting for attitude and motivation, ensuring that the new employee shares your company's values and fits well within your team. To attract great talent, ...

  • We are evolving - Recruitment and Retention

    Posted on Tuesday, May 2, 2023No comments

    We are evolving – recruitment and retention Bluestream Recruitment has been evolving to meet the needs of the businesses we have had the pleasure of supporting at Harwell and beyond for the last 14 years, and for the business and people we are yet to meet. It has been awesome to watch companies grow and people’s careers develop, and we wanted to support that further, so partnered with Amanda ...

  • Meet our Team - Mike Davies

    Posted on Tuesday, May 2, 2023No comments

    Mike has been with Buestream for 18 months, and in recognition of his hard work and dedication we are delighted to announce he has been promoted to Senior Technical Recruitment Consultant. We sat down with Mike to find out his thoughts 18months on…. What is it you like about working in recruitment? I like supporting and helping people connect with the right careers and building relationships with ...

  • Meet our Team: David Savage

    Posted on Tuesday, May 2, 2023No comments

    David is the founder of Manufacturing with Purpose and a leading expert in employee engagement and coaching. David is passionate about people development and is an advocate for employee engagement especially within manufacture and engineering. As a professional coach, David works with entrepreneurs and leaders in a technical environment to bring out their full potential and create fulfilling and ...