Recruitment partner Ellis Fox Blog

What makes recruitment partnerships work

Despite the skills shortage and the constrained budgets, some Tier 1 and 2 firms are winning at hiring and attracting top talent. Is it the company name that’s drawing the right people in? Is it the high-profile projects? Or is it how they work with […]

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Qualifications Ellis Fox Blog

Skills or certificates – what should a CV showcase?

When applying for a job, a CV is the first impression you get to make. Before a phone call inviting you for an interview, or even the interview itself. A CV sells you and your potential suitability for a specific role. Much can be said […]

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Water infrastructure Ellis Fox Blog

What are the most pressing issues for the UK’s water infrastructure?

It’s an expectation of modern day to be able to turn on a tap and get clean water. Yet with increasing levels of pollution, as well as floods and droughts becoming more common, ensuring a clean and reliable water supply is becoming more challenging. As […]

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Counter offer Ellis Fox Blog

How do counter offers subtly break relationships?

Accepting a new role is not a decision that’s made lightly, especially if you’re advanced in your career. There’s a great deal of consideration that goes into it, which often includes debating whether the new offer is worth it. It’s about more than pay. It’s […]

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Main contractors hiring 2024 Ellis Fox blog

Part 2 – How Main Contractors are hiring successfully in 2024

Finding top talent is not a new challenge for Main Contractors. The ongoing skills shortage and a competitive candidate market has led companies to rethink their hiring strategies. There’s the realization that major projects or a company name aren’t always enough to attract the right […]

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Hiring 2024 candidates Ellis Fox Blog

What’s different about hiring in 2024? Part 1– Insights for candidates

The past few years have seen many changes in the approach to hiring. For instance, video interviews have become the norm, as have requests for remote and flexible working conditions. But at the same time businesses are settling into a new rhythm. By now they […]

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Construction perception Ellis Fox Blog

Attracting top talent – what does perception have to do with it?

When interviewing candidates, it’s likely you make an assessment the minute they walk in the room. How they’re dressed, how they communicate – it all influences your initial perception of them. And if you’re honest that perception will likely influence how the interview is conducted. […]

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Hire who you need Ellis Fox Blog

Why it’s worth hiring who you need

Many companies outline a detailed job specification based on what the role entailed in the past. They’ll look at the skills and expertise the previous person had and look to replace that with a new candidate. The problem is that it’s rare to find a […]

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Onboarding Ellis Fox Blog

How companies can improve onboarding of new hires

Companies are finding out the hard way that attracting top talent is not easy. We’re not just talking about the hiring or interviewing process, or even making the right offer. Getting top candidates over the start line is proving to be a new challenge that […]

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QS Career progression Ellis Fox Blog

How to prepare for promotion as a QS

With quantity surveyors in high demand its not uncommon for individuals to move up quickly in the ranks. In fact, moving on a yearly basis will almost guarantee a senior quantity surveyor job title and a healthy benefits package to match. As good as it […]

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