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April 12, 2022
8 Ways Your Social Media Presence Is Hurting Your Career

Surveys say that 70% of employers will look up candidates on social media, but when it comes to recruiters it’s more like 100%. And if you think that whatever employers and recruiters find when they search for you online won’t have an impact on whether you get hired, you’d be wrong. 54% of employers say […]

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March 25, 2022
More women in STEM leadership – and what this means for business

There are more women in STEM c-suite roles than ever before. This year already, we’ve seen Scottish Engineering appoint its first female President and Vice-President, and ScotRail hire its first woman COO as it transitions to a new public body. As a consultant who’s been recruiting for the boardrooms of engineering firms for over 30 […]

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March 8, 2022
Why You Should Never Accept a Counter Offer from Your Employer

So you’ve just received a job offer for a new role that ticks all the boxes. But there’s one thing making you doubt whether you should go: When you handed in your resignation to your current employer, they’re throwing all kinds of tempting counter offers at you to convince you to stay.  And suddenly, you’re […]

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February 22, 2022
3 Employee Benefits That Will Make Your Company Stand Out to Candidates

While salary will always naturally be the main deciding factor when a candidate is considering a job move, 60% of job seekers say that employee benefits and perks can determine whether they accept a job offer or not. The pandemic has had a big impact on the kinds of benefits candidates are looking for in […]

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February 9, 2022
Refer a friend, get rewarded

Do you have a friend who works in professional services and is looking for a new challenge in their career? At Lusona, we’re always interested in working with the best talent on the market - it's as simple as that. With this in mind, if you know someone who could benefit from our knowledge on […]

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February 7, 2022
Hiring in a VUCA World: How to Get it Right

There’s a reason why ‘unprecedented’ was Dictionary.com’s word of the year in 2020. In fact, society has changed so significantly in a short period of time that talking about these ‘unprecedented times’ has even become somewhat of a cliché. We're still coming to terms with the aftermath of a global pandemic, Brexit, rising inflation, a […]

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January 21, 2022
5 Ways to Tackle the Engineering Talent Shortage as an Employer

Since 2019, Engineers of all classifications have featured heavily on the Government’s Shortage Occupations List (SOL). Essentially, there just aren’t enough skilled Engineers in the UK to meet demand right now. And while this is good news for candidates – who now have a lot of leverage in this candidate-short market – it presents a […]

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January 7, 2022
2022 Is the Perfect Year to Change Jobs - Here's Why

If the madness of 2021 has left you craving some normality, we don’t blame you. But your job should be the one exception in 2022. A combination of different factors have created a job market that is heavily in your favour right now as a candidate, and now's the time to take advantage of it. […]

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December 13, 2021
What Makes a Good Recruiter?

Finding a recruiter you can trust to manage your career isn’t always easy. If you’ve ever been bombarded with recruiter spam on LinkedIn, you’ll know that there are some recruiters out there who give the industry a bad reputation. But finding a great recruitment consultant to support you in your job search will be excellent […]

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