Jobs for night owls: What it’s like working the night shift

The country never really sleeps – every night people across Northern Ireland work throughout the country’s warehouses, factories, hospitals and airports. Without these people, so many industries would come to a halt as soon as the sun goes down, having a severe impact on the economy and public health.

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Minimum wage increase 2019

On the 1st of April, the National Living Wage (NLW) and Minimum Wage are set to increase again, with the NLW increasing by nearly 5%. The rates, which are reviewed yearly by the government, are advised by the independent body Low Pay Commission and rise to match inflation.

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What it’s like to work in a call centre

Everyone you speak to will have a different opinion of what working in a call centre is like, but believe it or not the negative stereotypes aren’t always true. Working in a call centre can be rewarding and fun and provide you with the skills to kick start your career.

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Don’t be scared: Why newly trained staff are great

We know it can be scary to employ newly trained staff or qualified workers – are they up to the job? Do they have enough experience? But trust us, it doesn’t have to be a terrifying experience. The positives of bringing a newly trained or qualified candidate into your team far outweigh the negatives.

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Why it’s great to live and work in Northern Ireland

Obviously, we’re biased, but we think it’s great to live and work in Northern Ireland. Not only are the people brilliant (again, we’re biased!), but the job opportunities in the country are booming and it’s the “happiest place” to live in the UK.

This is why we think Northern Ireland is the best place to work and live.

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Benefits of working with small agencies

There are over 100 recruitment agencies in Northern Ireland, so for a company looking to pick an agency to help them with their staffing needs, it can be difficult to choose between the many options available. Is it better to go with a large-scale company or a boutique agency? Having worked in large and small companies, Bluestones Staffing Directors, Debbie McDermott and Kieran Allmark know that both small and large agencies have their advantages. “In our experience, clients often seek a mixture of smaller and larger agency suppliers for their business.” Debbie says, “This means that they can benefit from the strengths of both models, and ultimately it is up to the agency supplier to source the best candidates for them.” Just like David v Goliath though, sometimes small triumphs and comes out on top for clients.

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Why should you attend a recruitment open day?

What’s the point in attending a recruitment open day, anyway? There are so many reasons why attending a recruitment open day is beneficial and could be the key to starting your new career.

People may see recruitment open days as a tool companies use to get as many applicants for a job as possible, but they are so much more than that and can be a positive experience for both the company and prospective candidates.

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Top CV writing tips

When you come to write your CV or update an old one, it can be overwhelming. What should I include? How should I lay it out? What should I leave out? It doesn’t have to hard task though, there are some simple CV writing tips can you follow to ensure you are application ready.

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Celebrating the launch of Bluestones Staffing NI

Do you want to treat yourself to afternoon tea? How about wine and dine a loved one? You might get a chance to with our competition!

To celebrate the launch of Bluestones Staffing NI, we’re giving you the chance to WIN* a £50 gift card to spend as you please at La Mon Hotel and Country Club.

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