Job hunting? Make your online reputation work for you – not against you

Job Hunting, Online Reputation

In an increasingly competitive jobs market, employers are now social media savvy when vetting potential candidates – leaving many job seekers scuppering their recruitment opportunities.

A survey conducted by Harris Interactive on behalf of CareerBuilder, revealed that two in five HR managers who research candidates via social media had found information that caused them not to hire an applicant.

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Festive Thanks to the Great Companies We Collaborate With

The princes trust, the hunslet club, job centre

The last four months have been momentous since we launched our job creation foundation with author and motivational speaker, Richard McCann, who inspired our new recruits, to never give up – no matter what life throws at them.

In the 2013 year end countdown we want to thank and celebrate our fantastic partners who have been instrumental in helping us to fulfil our goals of investing in jobs for the future and putting something back into local communities to generate vibrant employment opportunities.

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Five Steps to Boost Your Fitness Levels and Productivity

Mike tomlinson, Jane Tomlinson, For all events

Keep on running: Mike Tomlinson

As the runners of our region prepare for charity runs, including next year’s Run for All events, the Bayford Foundation – which champions a work life balance for its employees and bootcamp recruits – share some tips on how we can all boost our fitness levels and productivity.

You may have read our blog on how healthy eating keeps us fuelled for success – now Mike Tomlinson, head of Jane Tomlinson’s For All Events shares his expertise when training for a charity run.

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Why The Bayford Foundation Gives People a Chance to Shine

Gary Hibberd

Guest Post by Gary Hibberd, MD of Agenci Information Security

Do you like ‘Sparkly’ people?  Well I know I do!

I believe we all like to be in the company of people that just ooze passion and enthusiasm for what they do, it can be quite infectious.  But unfortunately with the ‘doom-and-gloom’ news on the current economic climate I thought some people had lost their spark altogether!

But then I was invited to attend a meeting at the Bayford Foundation in Leeds   which is running and paying trainees to embark on rolling 12-week training and development programmes in sales which will create jobs in the energy industry. Continue reading