• A job for life or living for a job – how to cut through the job lists
    As lockdown restrictions are lifted, more staff return to working in the office or site, and we get back to some sort of normality, many people are also now questioning their current career choice. In fact, having had over a year to consider their current position, we are now finding an increasing number of people are wanting to do something different.
  • Experienced managing consultant joins the Trades team at Multitask Personnel
    Multitask Personnel, the Rotherham based specialist recruitment consultancy, has strengthened its’ Trades team with the appointment of experienced Managing Consultant, Clive Bateman.
  • How to choose the most appropriate candidate for the job
    With the increasing uncertainty in the jobs market, it is no surprise to find that many employers are becoming swamped with applications, while at the same time, struggling to filter candidates for their suitability. This is especially critical if there is a deadline looming (such as lockdown easing). So, how do you ensure you select the most appropriate candidate for the position while at the same time ensuring legal compliance and fairness?
  • Multitask Personnel become Constructionline accredited
    We’re delighted to become a member of Constructionline, meaning we are now a preferred supplier for construction buyers across the UK!
  • Is your business a great place to work?
    Earlier this year, we wrote about the high cost of staff turnover and the importance of staff retention. Now, as an increasing number of people return to work after a prolonged time away from the office, employers are facing a new challenge – how to re-build workplace confidence and ensure that, once again, it’s a great place to work.
  • Professional division expansion for Multitask Personnel with appointment of new Permanent Recruitment Manager
    Multitask Personnel has added a new Permanent Recruitment Manager to their growing team following the appointment of Laura Thompson, who joins to lead the Professional division at the Rotherham based specialist recruitment consultancy.
  • Is now a good time to change careers?
    The way we view employment has dramatically changed over the past 50 years. Previous generations grew up with a ‘job for life’ mentality. All that has changed, and today’s working population are accustomed to a fluid employment market. Something that involves, especially in response to the ever expanding gig economy, working for different employers over our working lives.
  • Building a winning team for your business
    For many, it’s time to return to the office after spending months working from home. And whilst employers have done their utmost to support staff in their remote working environment, it’s not the same as being able to motivate and monitor employees on a collective basis.
  • Is now a good time to look for a new job?
    As organisations start to recover and, in some cases, plan for future expansion, we are starting to see an increasing number of vacancies. This means if you were thinking about changing your job or career, now could be a good time to take the plunge.
  • Creating an eye catching personal statement
    If you are looking for a job or new employment challenge, how you position yourself in the market-place is a critical factor in your success. And that means producing a personal statement that resonates with the target audience – in this case, the prospective employer.
  • The importance of a good job description
    As the UK starts to open up for business, it’s no surprise to find that many businesses are now busy gearing up for a return to better times. One area that is crucial for business recovery is recruitment. In the next few months, we anticipate an increase in the number of candidates looking to change jobs or secure employment, so, for employers, that means producing an effective job description for any vacancies you will be recruiting for.
  • Modern Slavery Policy Statement

    Modern slavery is a crime and a violation of fundamental human rights. It takes various forms, such as slavery, servitude, forced and compulsory labour and human trafficking, all of which have in common the deprivation of a person’s liberty by another in order to exploit them for personal or commercial gain.

    The Company has a zero-tolerance approach to modern slavery, and we are committed to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business dealings and relationships and to implementing and enforcing effective systems and controls to ensure modern slavery is not taking place anywhere in our own business or in any of our supply chains.

  • Time for accreditation?
    Many businesses up and down the country have been using down time during lockdown to re-assess their employment needs and plan for the future. This means change is inevitable. One area that is being given a new consideration is the importance and relevance of skills accreditation.
  • How tempting is temping?
    As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to have a major impact on job opportunities, with the government forecasting unemployment is likely to hit 2.6m (7.5% of the working population) by the summer of 2021, is now is a good time to consider temporary employment?
  • Internal promotion at Multitask Personnel as Technical team grows
    Multitask Personnel, the Rotherham based specialist recruitment consultancy, have expanded their Technical division with an internal promotion. Kimberley Earl, who has been with the business since 2019 has moved over from a resourcing position into a Recruitment Consultant role within the firms growing technical sector, which is still thriving despite the covid-19 pandemic.
  • Is there a way of reducing your recruitment costs whilst increasing its effectiveness?
    In this blog, we look at the reasons why larger businesses and public sector organisations, in particular, have adopted Preferred Supplier Agreements in a bid to reduce the cost, time and hassle of repetitive purchasing, and whether it can apply to your recruitment process.
  • Employers: is there a way to reduce staff turnover in the current climate?
    Despite finding the ideal candidate for your vacancy, without effective onboarding in place, it could take up to 12 months for a new recruit to settle in. However, put an onboarding process in place, and it’s estimated that recruits are 60% more likely to remain with the company for three years or more.
  • To CV or not CV – that is the question
    In these days of LinkedIn and Job Boards, is the traditional curriculum vitae still of value when it comes to getting a job?
  • What did a recruitment consultancy ever do for us?
    As a result of the Covid pandemic, there are many people who are currently re-entering the recruitment process, probably for the first time in many years. There are also others who, having had a prolonged period of working from home or practicing office social distancing, are re-assessing their future career opportunities, and looking for an improvement in their work-life balance.
  • How to find that perfect job – in a pandemic
    With a record numbers of redundancies and an increase in unemployment figures recently announced by the Office of National statistics (ONS) – largely attributed to the coronavirus pandemic, it is undoubtedly a worrying time for many employees in the region.
  • Recruit or retain? How to improve staff attrition
    Attracting the best people to your business is a great start when recruiting, but you need to make sure you are keeping hold of them long-term to get the best value out of your employees.
  • Further expansion at Multitask Personnel as Operations Support Manager joins the team
    Multitask Personnel, the Rotherham based specialist recruitment agency, has further expanding it’s growing team with the addition of Michelle Laing as the firms new Operations Support Manager.
  • Internal promotion and new starter for Multitask Personnel as growth phase continues
    Multitask Personnel, the Rotherham based specialist recruitment partner, are continuing their growth phase with an internal promotion and a new recruit, as the business comes out of the lockdown period in a stronger position than ever.
  • Multitask Personnel celebrates 10 years in business
    Multitask Personnel, the Rotherham based specialist recruitment agency, is celebrating 10 years in business in September 2020. Set up by Managing Director, Claire Lee in 2010, the multi-service recruitment partner is marking the occasion with a series of events and campaigns over the coming months, making sure both clients and staff can get involved in the celebrations.
  • Mechanical & Electrical recruitment – the road to recovery
    As the building sector starts to bounce back, with the government announcing new work growing by 22% and repair and maintenance by 26%; this is certainly reflected in the current burst of activity we are experiencing in the mechanical and electrical (M&E) sector.
  • Try before you buy – a guide to ‘Temp to Perm’ employment
    With so much uncertainty and lack of clarity regarding future employment, it is no surprise that we are seeing a myriad of employment initiatives being considered. One of these is ‘Temp to Perm’ (temporary to permanent), also known as ‘try before you buy’.
  • Major growth identified as technical expertise on the rise
    Building Services has always been known as the profession that brings buildings to life, however it is often the technical expertise behind the scenes that hold a lot of the cards when it comes to innovation and future development.
  • How to recruit yourself out of Covid-19
    As we return to some sort of normal, many companies have used their recent down time to re-appraise their future employment needs. For many, there are undoubtedly seismic changes ahead in how people work and how business will look in the ‘new normal’.
  • Multitask back on track thanks to ‘Re-Start to Growth’ programme
    Multitask Personnel, a permanent and temporary recruitment specialist based in Rotherham, has gained a new strategic direction that should put it back on track, thanks to Sheffield City Region’s “Re-Start to Growth” programme.
  • The best interview questions to ask a candidate
    How can you make sure you are getting the best insight into your candidates to make the correct decision on who is the right person for the job?
  • How to recruit the right people for your workplace
    If you’re recruiting for a permanent position you need to make sure you are hiring the right person for the job – someone that’s a good cultural fit as well as having the required experience and skillset, and someone who is going to stay at your organisation for years to come.
  • Building a talent pool for your business
    Regardless of whether you need to recruit staff in bulk, or if your recruitment comes on an ‘as and when’ basis, one thing you can do to make sure you are as prepared as possible is to create a talent pool.
  • The benefits of recruiting a temporary worker
    There are many benefits to employers of recruiting temporary workers, which we go into more detail here in our latest blog.
  • Does your business need a flexible permanent recruitment solution?
    We’ve always had a great relationship with our clients, built on trust and flexibility over the past 10 years. Now of all times, provides us with a great opportunity to give something back by offering a completely flexible solution on permanent recruitment fees to help our clients who need to recruit during these difficult times.
  • The benefits of working with a recruitment partner
    Welcome to Multitask Personnel. We’re a South Yorkshire based recruitment partner (notice we said partner there and not agency?), who work on a national scale to provide an all encompassing solution to clients across a variety of sectors, in particular Utilities, Construction, Building Services, Plumbing & Heating and M&E.