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Our Partner Highlights | 04

Our Partner Highlights | 04

Written by James Osborne

Last edited May 5, 2023

Our Partner Highlights | 04

At The Recruitment Network we work closely with our partner organisations to offer the best in the way of knowledge, tips and advice for our members, but we also want to extend that to our readers too.Here at TRN we work closely with our partners, all of whom are experts in their field, to offer the best tips, knowledge and advice for our members. We want to extend some of this out to our readers too, so here are some of the insightful blogs, articles and news from them over the past few weeks.

Thomas International

This week our Gold Partners, Thomas International, released an interview with Ian MacRae on Centennials. To fully cover their topic of diversity, they are now exploring age. Centennials are coming of age, with Thomas saying that by 2020 they will make up 20% of the workforce. So, are you ready to lead them?

At the end of March Thomas also hosted a webinar on minimising bias in decision making. They focused on three areas (recruitment, promotion and succession, and appraisal and development). The webinar gives all the answers you need on bias in the workplace:

  • What is bias?
  • How does it impact the workplace?
  • Who does it impact?
  • What roles do psychometric assessments play in minimising bias?

The world seems to be changing at a dizzying rate and it can seem difficult to predict which trends will catch on and who will be successful. The most important thing to remember though, is that the key traits that street high potential remain very stable and consistent. We cannot predict the future, but we can measure six key traits that indicate how an employee, or a leader will react to different situations, stressors or surprises. One of Thomas International’s latest blog article explores these six key traits and how you can identify high potential and adapt to a changing world of work.

Access Group

This week Access Group have posted a handy blog on 3 Ways to Stand out in a Competitive Recruitment Market. The 2017 UK Recruitment Index reports that growth has slowed down for recruitment agencies, but at the same time, more agencies are opening their doors for business than ever before, so the need to stand out from the crowd is essential.

Knowledge is power and you need information more than anything else state Access in one of their blogs from the end of March. This article is on how Knowledge is power in your recruitment agency and they go through some key areas where you need to be recording information and reporting in your recruitment business.

Access have made a free downloadable recruitment screening checklist for recruitment agencies. It delves deeper into why screening candidates is essential, insights into best practice and a 10-step screening check list. Download the checklist here.

The GDPR deadline is fast approaching. With every company preparing themselves for the changes that come with update to the regulation. Access have produced a webinar on how they can help with GDPR. Whether you’re a temporary, permanent or interim recruiter there is something in there for everyone and definitely worth watching.

Brookson One

Recently we ran two workshops with our Gold Partners, Brookson One. The first workshop was held in London and the second was held this week in Birmingham. Both events were packed with pointers on how to be compliant with new regulations.

Brookson’s Paul Lloyd and Matthew Taylor spoke at the event. Matthew covered recent and forthcoming changes to IR35 in both the public sector and the private sector. Paul then covered the popular topic at the moment of GDPR and what you need to know before 25th May, plus the FCSA’s 7 steps for Criminal Finance Act risk management.

BlueSky PR

Tracey Barrett, Director of BlueSky PR, was recently on Harrington Starr’s Recruiter 360 TV and spoke to Toby Babb on some simple tweaks that recruiters can make to their everyday behaviours to exponentially increase their exposure. Talking from her own experience in recruitment, Tracey explains the power of content and how each snippet of content can be made to work for you, over and over. Watch the full video below.

Tracey is full of pearls of wisdom and BlueSky have a blog article with PR pearls of wisdom from Tracey and the rest of the BlueSky team. There are some great points in here and definitely things to consider for every recruitment agency when it comes to PR.

Using social media to build your company brand can be a minefield, but BlueSky have some great tips and tricks to help you. In their article How to use Social media for Brand Building they techniques on posting to bringing your brand to life. This article is definitely one to keep revisiting.


Internal staff shortage is an issue that affects most recruitment agencies according to the new 2018 UK Recruitment Trends Report from Bullhorn. In response to this they have written a blog on how you can Overcome Staff Shortages and how you can fill internal positions. From improving your employer brand to motivating your staff, they cover some interesting points in this article.

Has your recruitment company got a Recruitment CRM? Bullhorn have written a blog article on 3 Signs that your company needs a Recruitment CRM. Having a Recruitment CRM could help to make your company more efficient, productive and profitable.


Kingsbridge, who are our Silver Partners, provide insurance to contractors. Their recent article that was released this week is on how the gig economy has changed the working world. There has been debate in recent years on the status of the gig economy and whether it marks a new dawn for employment. Or could it be an unwelcome pariah that will consume entire industries, doing more harm than good?

Here it is again, that very important topic of GDPR, but here Kingsbridge have written an article on what GDPR means for contractors. The article covers a range of areas that are all important considerations for contractors under the new regulations, from sharing data to what kind of data is affected by GDPR.

For more information on how your company can become a partner of The Recruitment Network please visit our Partners Page or give us a call on 0844 272 8990.

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