Meraki Insights

A range of blogs and market views of interest to candidates and clients alike.

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The Return of The Christmas Party

It’s December and the talk of the office this time of year is usually around the Christmas party. Except many of us are not in an office as hybrid and homeworking has become the new norm. A Festive "jolly" can be a way to let off steam, employees feel appreciated for their hard work and we get a much-needed break from the daily grind.


02/12/2021 by Andrew Welsh

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The retention and recruitment challenges and opportunities in 2022

We’ve reached the point of the year where everyone is beginning to look ahead to 2022. The last year has been another interesting one and those recruiting have seen the jobs market turned upside down with The Great Resignation. Therefore, when it comes to identifying trends for the next year, it’s safe none of us really know! However, employer challenges in attracting and retaining the best talent are expected to continue through 2022.


02/12/2021 by Andrew Welsh

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Three ways to reduce unconscious bias in recruitment

Every organisation wants to hire the best talent but unconscious bias can often get in the way. In our latest blog, Meraki Talent, take a look at what issues might be occurring in your recruitment process and how you can reduce the bias to ensure you hire the best candidates. Unconscious biases (also known as implicit biases) are attitudes and thoughts that are held subconsciously and affect the way we feel and think about others around us.


05/11/2021 by Andrew Welsh

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How to make work friends when you work in a hybrid or remote environment

In 2018 research conducted by Gallup showed a concrete link between having a best friend at work and the amount of effort employees put into their job. The research also showed that those who have a best friend at work are seven times as likely to be engaged in their jobs, are better at engaging with customers, produce higher-quality work and have a greater sense of wellbeing.


05/11/2021 by Andrew Welsh

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How to prepare for a final stage interview when it’s down to two candidates?

Two weeks ago, you met the hiring manager over Zoom. You completed a successful first stage interview, all from the comfort of your home office. A week ago, you visited the office for a second-round interview, you had a brief tour of the office before delivering a sleek presentation. Cut to today, and tomorrow you have a final stage interview.


09/10/2021 by Andrew Welsh

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