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16th May, 2019

Good Mental Health at Work

Hands up who has ever called in sick because of a cold? Or perhaps a dodgy stomach? Most of us, right? And you’d usually tell your boss the truth about why you’re not coming in, wouldn’t you? What about calling in sick because you’re feeling overwhelmed, or anxious, or perhaps...

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28th February, 2019

The Brexit Blues

In recruitment there are many things that can affect business – time of year, competition, the weather (seriously!). But the current political instability seems to be making everyone more nervous than usual when it comes to taking on new staff. So why is now a good time to recruit….? Temporary...

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14th January, 2019

The Cost of Your Commute

Here at COS we specialise in local recruitment. Many of our candidates cite their number one reason for changing jobs as finding something more local. But how much difference does it really make? We decided to have a look at the actual cost of the commute in Cheshire and work...

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2nd September, 2018

5 Steps to Flexible Working

With the new school term starting tomorrow, many of you will be looking forward to getting back to work for a break from the madhouse! But, what if you work full time and still need to do the school runs? Or you’re looking for flexible hours to work around children...

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21st August, 2018

Strong Link Vs. Weak Link: What is the best method for success?

Think of a successful team. What is the key to that team’s success? Not that easy a question to answer, as there are many factors to success, regardless of the arena. However, a recent podcast discovery got me thinking about one very specific idea – that the strength of a...

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8th August, 2018

FEWER PEOPLE COMPETING FOR VACANT ROLES

According to some recent research by jobs board Adzuna, fewer candidates than ever are competing for vacant roles. For example, for each vacant position advertised in July, there were an average of 0.38 applications – meaning that some jobs didn’t even get a single application! Great news for candidates looking...

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