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21 July 2017 - Guest Blog
How Psychometric Testing Can Help You To Identify The Right People For Your Business
Recruiting a new employee can be time consuming and costly, so getting it right is key. Psychometric testing is one way to minimise the risk of employing someone who isn’t the right fit, and it also has ongoing benefits for the business.
21 July 2017 - News
Hannah Wins Allen Associates' HR Award
Hannah Young, Employee Relations Consultant at global professional services firm Aon, has scooped Allen Associates’ award for best overall performance in the Oxford Brookes University MA in Human Resource Management.
11 July 2017 - News
Top local businesses pledge commitment to their community
Over 50 Oxfordshire companies have shared their passion for their local area by publishing pledges for charitable and community activities they will undertake over the coming year.
11 July 2017 - Guest Blog
Top Tips For Dealing With Stress in the Workplace
Kate Benefer, a Senior Associate in the Employment law team at Royds Withy King in Oxford, is a regular contributor to our HR Hubs - an event which brings together senior HR professionals and employers from across Oxfordshire to discuss topical staffing issues.
04 July 2017 - Kate's Blog
Why Apprenticeships Are Such a Great Idea!
I recently attended the Oxfordshire Business Awards which recognised some of our county’s finest companies and individuals and there was one category which really caught my eye – The Oxfordshire Apprenticeship of the Year Award. It was won by Nielsen whose best practice in this area is inspirational.
16 June 2017 - Kate's Blog
What do the general election results mean for HR and Recruitment?
In the midst of uncertainty and the numerous articles that have been written trying to make sense of the General Election results, our managing partner Kate Allen provides an overview of what some of the main commentators are saying and the issues which recruiters and HR teams need to be aware of.
02 June 2017 - Guest Blog
What should you include in your HR Strategic Review?
Kate Benefer, a Senior Associate at Royds Withy King in Oxford, is a regular contributor to our HR Hubs - an event which brings together senior HR professionals and employers from across Oxfordshire to discuss topical staffing issues.
26 May 2017 - News
Allen Associates Announces Two New Awards For Top Scoring Accounting Students in AAT Courses at Vale Financial Training
Oxfordshire’s leading independent recruitment consultancy, Allen Associates, has announced a new series of awards for the highest scoring students embarking on the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) qualification which is being offered by Vale Financial Training.
26 May 2017 - Kate's Blog
A New Practical Guide to Open Recruitment
The best talent often comes from the most unexpected places, and to find the best people, I believe you have to recruit with an open mind. We are proud to celebrate the launch of Reciprocate’s first Open Recruitment Handbook which Allen Associates helped to produce in partnership with Aspire Oxford.
12 May 2017 - News
Kate Allen is Named As An Oxfordshire Business Award Finalist
Kate Allen, managing director of Allen Associates, has been named as a finalist in the Shaw Gibbs Business Person of the Year category at the Oxfordshire Business Awards.