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Our latest guest on Ten2Two’s Talking SME podcast is Jim Simpson, Founder and CEO of Ziptech services. In this episode we discuss the changing attitudes Jim has seen towards tech, how it underpins business growth and why it is so important for business leaders to expand their knowledge.       A bit about Jim […]

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You’ve found your perfect new recruit, you just need to get them to say ‘YES’! And then for them to sign on the dotted line and show-up on their first day! Should be simple. However, the candidate market is one of the most competitive we’ve seen for many years. Employers are experiencing counter-offers, candidates refusing […]

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Scanning the recent employment news, there was an interesting ONS Labour Market Overview last week. Unemployment has gone down again to 3.6% and economic inactivity – those not working in the population of people who could work – has gone up. The Recruitment and Employment Confederation, of which Ten2Two are members, said in their response […]

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“I’m really happy to interview between Christmas and New Year” Many business owners and directors kick off the New Year with fresh energy and ambition to grow their company. After a hard year they recharge during the break and wham! 2023 starts with a bang. New markets, campaigns, products, offers, systems or processes; whatever’s planned […]

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We know, when compared to many of their larger cousins, small and medium enterprises (SMEs) –companies up to 250 employees – are more agile, more flexible and can be more responsive to market changes. They also have a better handle on productivity, as the resources they have at their disposal and what they do with […]

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It’s clear that businesses often know that they need more resources but often get caught out by designing a role that has too many different elements; seeking a mix of skills that are difficult to find or without enough flexibility. Making it unappealing and difficult to recruit. Designing a role and perfecting a job description […]

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‘For the first time there are ‘fewer unemployed people than job vacancies’ according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS). That’s a stark indicator of today’s jobs market. We’re also seemingly in the midst of ‘The great resignation’ as people who resisted changing jobs during the pandemic begin to look at other career options.   […]

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