Meraki Insights

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

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Managing the candidate process during and post COVID19

Whether you are a recruiter working in-house or agency side, during a recessionary period your role tends to become a little less enjoyable. In this unique lockdown situation, it’s particularly pronounced: most recruiters are “people people” operating in a team environment and hosting meetings with stakeholders and customers; currently we’re deprived of the energy and atmosphere that this provides.

19/05/2020 by Andrew Welsh

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How to interview effectively online or by phone

Coronavirus – shocked the world, bringing everything to a standstill – grounded flights, cancelled events, hit big businesses hard and small even harder, but what does it mean for recruitment? You can’t meet face to face but it doesn’t mean all recruitment activity needs to stop. At Meraki, specialising with relocating candidates across the world we have loads of experience with long-distance interviewing and, remote communication, here’s our top tips for assessing the best candidate from afar.

26/03/2020 by Andrew Welsh

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WFH Survival Tips

We are living through unprecedented times and I certainly won’t be flying the it’s “business as usual” flag, which is the stance many are presenting online at least at the minute.   We are living through a major world event and for most of us the safety of our family and friends is foremost in our minds, and keeping up with news, events and impacts is very challenging to say the least.

23/03/2020 by Andrew Welsh

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COVID-19 Service Continuity

17/03/2020 by Andrew Welsh

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2020 Hiring Market Trends in Scotland’s Financial Sector

In times of uncertainty, hiring interim resources would be the most measured approach for Financial Services firms. In recent times this has been complicated by the upcoming roll out of offpayroll rules to the private sector which come into place in April 2020.

11/02/2020 by Andrew Welsh