Church International Technology Recruitment Consultants - News The latest news from Church International CGFeedMaker 1.0.17 on CMS Made Simple ( ) Church International partnering with IMI Hydronics Church International are proud to be partnering with our client, IMI Hydronics to source new talent on a retained basis for a new JDE Competency Centre based in Poland.   Mon, 22 Feb 2016 12:00:44 +0000 Church International Sponsored HFC U18s Match Report Headcorn Under 18's 8 v Barming Youth 0 A satisfying win from Church International sponsored Headcorns Under 18's - Well done and special mention to Sam Buchanan who bagged four of the eight goals!   Mon, 23 Nov 2015 13:40:47 +0000 FStech Awards 2016 - Extended Deadline Announced The deadline for entering the FStech Awards, in association with Church International, has been extended until 2 December 2015 due to phenomenal demand.  Now in its sixteenth year, the awards recognise excellence in over 25 categories. The awards are... Fri, 20 Nov 2015 11:46:29 +0000 Church International Sponsored Headcorn Under 18’s match report A good draw against league leaders - well done HFC U18's.   Full match report below Tue, 13 Oct 2015 09:35:53 +0000 Church International Listed in Top 500 Recruitment Companies 2015 We are proud to announce that Church International have been included in the first edition of Recruitment International's Top 500 Report - The Guide to the UK Recruitment Industry. Wed, 30 Sep 2015 08:50:35 +0000 FStech Awards 2016 In association with Church International The 2016 FStech Awards, in association with Church International, are now open for entries. Tue, 29 Sep 2015 13:36:23 +0000 Professional hiring up 8% with financial services driving growth •    Permanent vacancies increase 8% year-on-year •    Finance & accounting roles up by 16%    •    Contract vacancies remain stable •    Average salaries climb, increasing by 5.7% Mon, 28 Sep 2015 10:21:20 +0000 APSCo responds to ONS latest employment numbers According to the Office for National Statistics (ONS), employment levels increased by 42,000 in the three months to July, representing an employment rate of 73.5% with 31.09 million people in work. Mon, 21 Sep 2015 09:34:34 +0000 Travel Time Pay Ruling Will Have a Significant Impact on UK Businesses A new Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) ruling could have a significant impact on UK companies employing workers who don’t have a fixed place of work and who travel to and from appointments, says Andrew Willis Head... Mon, 14 Sep 2015 10:01:29 +0000 CIPD calls for balance in debate on zero hours contracts as latest figures show modest increase In response to today’s ONS statistics on zero-hours contracts, Gerwyn Davies, Labour Market Adviser at the CIPD, commented: “The latest ONS statistics suggest that there has been a further modest increase in the number of people on zero-hours contracts... Mon, 07 Sep 2015 10:41:25 +0000 Employment law changes October 2015: a six-point checklist Every October brings new employment law changes, and 2015 is certainly no different. While the Government’s proposals to toughen the rules on industrial action have been headline news this summer, we should not overlook the legal changes that are just... Thu, 03 Sep 2015 08:43:44 +0000 Professional hiring up 9% with finance & accounting leading growth Permanent vacancies increase 9% year-on-year Finance & accounting roles up by 15% Contract vacancies remain stable Average salaries climb, increasing by 7.5% Tue, 01 Sep 2015 10:11:27 +0000 Technology has created more jobs than it’s destroyed, says Deloitte study While it's still a popular choice to allege that technology is putting human beings out of work, a study by Deloitte based on 140 years of data seems to prove otherwise. Mon, 24 Aug 2015 10:13:46 +0000 UK jobless total edges up by 25,000 UK unemployment ticked up to 1.85 million in the April to June period, a rise of 25,000 on the previous quarter. It is the first time in two years that there have been two consecutive rises in the number... Mon, 17 Aug 2015 09:35:17 +0000 45% of British employers plan to hire full-time, permanent workers in the second half of 2015 Forty-three per cent plan to hire temporary or contract workers in the second half of 2015 Forty-one per cent of employers plan to increase salary levels on job offers Twenty-seven per cent of workers expect to change... Mon, 10 Aug 2015 10:13:33 +0000 6 Top Tips for Successfully Changing Career There are many reasons why people change career. It may be because they have lost interest in their current field of work, or maybe they are being let go by their company due to downsizing. Whatever the reasons are, it’s not... Mon, 03 Aug 2015 10:38:45 +0000 Three in four firms set to hire as economic conditions get better for business Seventy-four per cent of employers intend to take on permanent staff in the next three months, according to the latest JobsOutlook survey by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC). This represents a recovery from a dip in hiring intentions in... Mon, 27 Jul 2015 09:08:23 +0000 UK recruitment sector records third year of growth The UK recruitment sector, a key indicator of the UK’s broader economic health, has shown a third year of strong performance, according to new research from Deloitte and the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo). - See more at: Mon, 20 Jul 2015 10:09:05 +0000 Staff Appointments Continue to Rise in June The Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) and KPMG Report on Jobs – published today – provides the most comprehensive guide to the UK labour market, drawing on original survey data provided by recruitment consultancies. Mon, 13 Jul 2015 09:13:21 +0000 Professional Hiring Up 13% as Economy Accelerates Professional recruitment firms now have 13% more vacancies on their books than this time last year according to new survey data from the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo). This annual increase is in line with  reports  from the National... Mon, 06 Jul 2015 08:52:18 +0000 Employers Need to do More to Impress Job Applicants Hirers are making basic mistakes in the way they engage with job applicants and risk losing out on talent, according to new research published today by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC). Mon, 29 Jun 2015 08:51:15 +0000 Permanent placements rise further in May Key points: Growth of permanent placements eases, but remains marked overall Temp billings rise at faster pace Permanent salary growth remains strong Mon, 08 Jun 2015 10:01:25 +0000 What the Recruitment Industry can Expect From the Government Over the Next Five Years The Conservatives are set to govern the country for the next five years after winning an overall majority of 12 seats (331 seats out of the 650 available). The Association of Recruitment Consultancies (ARC) has analysed what it... Mon, 01 Jun 2015 08:14:13 +0000 Tech firms expecting recruitment rise in 2015 While the general outlook is good in terms of jobs in the UK tech sector, wobbles caused by the imminent general election have led to a slowdown in business activity, according to the latest KMPG/Markit Tech Monitor report. Tue, 26 May 2015 10:38:07 +0000 UK unemployment falls to seven-year low Unemployment in the UK has continued to fall and the number of people in work has continued to rise, according to the latest official figures. Mon, 18 May 2015 09:56:43 +0000 Permanent Placements and Salaries Rise at Faster Rates in April The Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) and KPMG Report on Jobs – published today – provides the most comprehensive guide to the UK labour market, drawing on original survey data provided by recruitment consultancies. Mon, 11 May 2015 09:55:09 +0000 Employers need to address workplace stress epidemic During National Anxiety and Depression Awareness Week (4th - 10th May), cognitive neuroscientist and chartered psychologist Dr Lynda Shaw is urging the business community to help prevent a stress and anxiety epidemic in the workplace. Tue, 05 May 2015 10:29:42 +0000 UK pay growth set to stabilise in the year ahead UK wages are set to rise by an average of 3% in 2015, following an average increase of 2.5% in 2014, according to Towers Watson’s latest Salary Budget Planning report. Figures collected from general industry indicate that this rate of... Mon, 27 Apr 2015 10:56:09 +0000 UK pay growth set to stabilise in the year ahead UK wages are set to rise by an average of 3% in 2015, following an average increase of 2.5% in 2014, according to Towers Watson’s latest Salary Budget Planning report. Figures collected from general industry indicate that this rate of... Mon, 27 Apr 2015 10:56:09 +0000 Jobless total falls to lowest since July 2008 UK unemployment has fallen to its lowest rate since July 2008, official figures have shown. Mon, 20 Apr 2015 10:04:41 +0000 Salaries rise at fastest rate in six months Salaries have risen at the fastest rate in six months, according to the REC and KPMG Report on Jobs for March. The report, published last Friday, provides the most comprehensive guide to the UK labour market, drawing on original... Mon, 13 Apr 2015 10:30:00 +0000 UK banks' IT spending to increase - CBI/PwC Report UK banks’ spending priorities for the next year are focused on improving IT infrastructure and cyber security, according to a report from the CBI and PwC, which also finds a focus on building new digital platforms to remain competitive and... Tue, 07 Apr 2015 10:16:02 +0000 Over half of UK IT professionals expect a pay rise in 2015 Over half (56 per cent) of UK IT professionals in permanent jobs expect a pay rise in 2015, according to a poll by the IT Job Board, which surveyed 900 IT professionals in the UK. Mon, 30 Mar 2015 10:43:16 +0000 UK unemployment falls to 1.86m UK unemployment has fallen by 102,000 to 1.86 million in the three months to January, official figures show. Mon, 23 Mar 2015 09:42:05 +0000 Survey Points to Depth of Nationwide Recovery in the Tech Sector Further evidence of the UK’s recovering economy is today provided by the IT Job Board survey of salary expectation levels amongst Britain’s tech professionals – one of the key sectors to have been promoted by the British Government over the... Mon, 16 Mar 2015 09:29:17 +0000 UK climbs women-in-work rankings Improvement in proportion of working women boosts UK’s ranking in PwC index, but Nordic countries still lead Mon, 09 Mar 2015 09:35:16 +0000 Church International strengthen their relationship with APSCo We have increased our membership involvement with the prestigious professional recruitment trade body APSCo (the Association of Professional Staffing Companies). Fri, 06 Mar 2015 11:32:54 +0000 Church International are again proud sponsors of FSTech Awards which celebrates technology excellence and innovation in Financial Services on 26th March at the London Marriott, Grosvenor Square. Thu, 05 Mar 2015 14:02:02 +0000 UK wages to rise above inflation for 2015, study shows Annual real earnings to rise for first time since 2007 but later retirement age and growing workforce is slowing pace of increases Mon, 02 Mar 2015 09:36:21 +0000 UK unemployment falls to 1.86 million Unemployment has continued to fall in Britain, while wage growth outpaced inflation at the fastest rate in almost five years. Mon, 23 Feb 2015 09:58:37 +0000 Confidence in technology growth remains high according to PWC’s latest report Confidence in growth remains high. With convergence redefining the competitive landscape, partnerships are becoming more important. Mon, 16 Feb 2015 09:39:26 +0000 FStech Awards 2015 - In association with Church International The Shortlist has been Announced Wed, 11 Feb 2015 17:07:34 +0000 Global bank IT spending to hit $196 billion in 2015 Total bank IT spending across North America, Europe, and Asia-Pacific will grow to $196.7 billion in 2015, an increase of approximately 4.6% over 2014, according to forecasts by Celent. Mon, 09 Feb 2015 09:58:30 +0000 Eight in ten employers planning to hire permanent staff in next three months The majority of employers (80 per cent) plan to take on permanent staff within the next three months, and only seven per cent intend to reduce their numbers, according to the survey by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC). While... Mon, 02 Feb 2015 09:45:11 +0000 UK #unemployment falls to 1.9 million The number of people out of work in the UK fell by 58,000 to 1.91 million, its lowest level for more than six years, in the three months to November, official figures indicate. Mon, 26 Jan 2015 10:02:28 +0000 Demand for professional talent up 29% as 1 in 3 UK workers plan to move jobs Professional recruitment firms now have 29% more vacancies on their books than this time last year according to new survey data from the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo). This increase in opportunities coincides with the latest research from the... Mon, 19 Jan 2015 09:02:41 +0000 Church International’s sponsored football team, Headcorn FC- latest results 11/01/2015 vs Castle Colts Well that was rather embarrassing. Not really a lot to say. Thu, 15 Jan 2015 09:56:57 +0000 Qualifications Will Get You an Interview, But They Won’t Get You Hired Anyone who has ever gone through job search will likely be able to tell you about at least one interview they aced, only to find that the company “went in another direction” when it came time to select their new... Mon, 12 Jan 2015 10:16:52 +0000 UK moves up European pay leagues in 2014 Base salaries for professional staff in the UK increased in comparison to several other European countries from 2013 to 2014 but lagged behind the top regions, according to a study. Mon, 05 Jan 2015 10:08:22 +0000 Half of British businesses are planning to expand their #workforce in One half of British businesses are planning to expand their workforce in 2015, with jobs projected to be created in all UK regions, and permanent jobs outstripping temporary work, according to a new survey conducted by the CBI and Accenture. Mon, 29 Dec 2014 09:46:45 +0000 Increase in demand for contract talent to deliver transformation projects within financial services A recent survey on business transformation in the financial services sector from Hydrogen Group, a leading global recruitment company, highlights a rising demand for contractors as companies transform to meet new regulatory and business requirements. Mon, 22 Dec 2014 10:05:41 +0000 Demand for Talent up 27% as Growth in the UK Economy Outperforms the EU Professional recruitment firms now have 27% more vacancies on their books than this time last year according to new survey data from the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo). Its latest research comes as the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement reveals that... Mon, 15 Dec 2014 09:48:06 +0000 Interviews - do’s and don’ts: The Basics An interview is a discussion between you and an employer to find out if you can do the job. It’s your chance to make a good impression. However, there are certain rules you should follow in interviews. Mon, 08 Dec 2014 09:43:52 +0000 Advertised vacancies outstrip jobseekers for first time since the recession Highlights Total advertised vacancies shoot up to 936,596 in October 2014, growing 3.4% month-on-month and rising by 25.1% compared to October 2013 Advertised vacancies outnumber jobseekers for the first-time since the recession, with 936,596 vacancies and 887,771... Mon, 01 Dec 2014 09:23:17 +0000 LinkedIn Survey shows increasing optimism within UK businesses Results from LinkedIn’s 2014 UK Recruiting Trends survey has indicated increasing optimism within UK businesses as the number of companies looking to hire more people is up, along with recruiting budgets.The survey of 400 talent acquisition professionals in the UK... Mon, 24 Nov 2014 10:13:56 +0000 Pay growth beats inflation as jobless total falls, Mon, 17 Nov 2014 10:10:33 +0000 Employment Increases Across ALL Industries Mon, 10 Nov 2014 10:58:10 +0000 UK business is booming - but are workers being forced into self-employment? Mon, 03 Nov 2014 10:20:22 +0000 7 Points to Get You Through Your Final Interview Preparation If you have made it through to the final interview stage and on to the final interview presentation then a soft whisper of a congratulations are in order! By this stage you clearly have the personality and skills that your... Mon, 27 Oct 2014 12:06:17 +0000 Headcorn Under 18’s match report- 19/10/2014- Vs Bearsted FC A breezy sunny day welcomed our visitors Bearsted to the Lane. It was going to be a challenge against a side who have not lost a game in 3 years. But we had to be positive. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 11:24:36 +0000 Volume 17 of Recruitment International Top 250 Report now available – featuring Church International Volume 17 of Recruitment International Top 250 Report now available – featuring Church International Mon, 20 Oct 2014 11:16:19 +0000 Developing e-leaders - how can education help? ature of e-leadership Are leaders born or made? This is an age-old question and clearly leadership education relies on the latter being accepted to some extent, even if certain personal traits are highly desirable as an entry point. When it... Mon, 20 Oct 2014 09:40:34 +0000 Sustained Growth in Recruitment Sector New research from business advisory firm Deloitte and the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo) reveals strong performance across the UK professional recruitment sector. The second annual APSCo Deloitte UK Recruitment Index found that almost 70% of professional recruitment firms... Mon, 13 Oct 2014 11:56:35 +0000 Headcorn Under 18’s match report- 05/10/2014- Vs Burham 9 Mad Minutes! Mon, 06 Oct 2014 13:54:49 +0000 Oink Partners With MerchANT On-Demand Ltd. to Bring Secure Payments to Custom Merchandise Sites Virtual Piggy (OTCQB: VPIG) announced today that its award-winning payment technology for families and teens - Oink SM , will be integrated onto the MerchANT On-Demand Ltd. (Merchant) platforms in the UK as a safe, secure payment option. The partnership... Mon, 06 Oct 2014 11:19:28 +0000 Headcorn Under 18’s match report- 28/09/2014- Vs Barming Youth Too many gifts lead to a loss Wed, 01 Oct 2014 10:25:53 +0000 Changing Gear as the UK Recruitment Market Heats Up The recruitment of white collar professionals is embarking on a period of growth as the economic outlook has improved this year and employer confidence becomes more bullish and this rise is great news for both employers and employees. What employers... Mon, 29 Sep 2014 11:25:37 +0000 Church International announced as Top 250 Recruitment Firm for second year running Church International has once again been named as a Top 250 organisation by leading supplier to the global recruitment industry Recruitment International . Thu, 25 Sep 2014 21:17:38 +0000 Headcorn Under 16’s match report- 14/09/2014- Vs Kings Hill Kings of the Hill versus Stig of the Dump! Wed, 17 Sep 2014 16:05:10 +0000 City jobs bonanza: Hiring is increasing at its fastest since the financial crisis Hiring in London is rising at its fastest pace since the boom years before the financial crisis, according to a study out today from recruiters Manpower, in the latest sign that the economic recovery is gathering steam. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 09:53:31 +0000 Headcorn U16’s, Church International’s Sponsored Football Team, win their final match of the season and finish 2nd in the table- Well Done! Our final game of the season on a warm sunny day. The winners today would end up as league runner’s up so all to play for. Mon, 19 May 2014 15:19:54 +0000 Headcorn U16, Church internationals sponsored football team WIN the Brian Williams Cup! And so the day of reckoning had finally arrived. Mon, 12 May 2014 10:41:46 +0000 Another win for Headcorn Under 16’s!- Church International’s sponsored football team With the mercury rising this was always going to be a challenge against a Maidstone Rangers side looking to finish the season on a high and try and narrow the points gap between us. Wed, 07 May 2014 09:15:01 +0000 Another win for Headcorn under 16’s, Church International’s sponsored football team, puts them 3rd in the league Midweek Marvels Tue, 06 May 2014 09:00:16 +0000 UK – Salaries Slipping as Labour Market Re-Sets Average advertised salaries have slipped £1,800 in the past year as the labour market re-sets itself in the wake of public sector cuts and private sector growth, according to the latest UK Job Market Report from - See more... Wed, 30 Apr 2014 08:57:58 +0000 9th win in a row now for Headcorn U16’s! Church international’s sponsored football team. Read the match report here A bright and breezy afternoon on the Isle of Sheppey but a later kick off meant that it turned very chilly. Mon, 28 Apr 2014 13:44:50 +0000 8th win in a row for Headcorn under 16’s! Church international’s sponsored football team A warm yet rainy day at the Lane for our last home league game of the season. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 12:04:54 +0000 Headcorn Under 16’s match report- 30/03/2014- Vs Coxheath & Farleigh- Through to the final on penalties! Thrills and Spills and Penalty Dramas Mon, 31 Mar 2014 16:04:23 +0000 5 Reasons for Interview Punctuality One of the first interviews I attended shortly after graduation was for a marketing position for the Disney Store based in London. Being a typical Northerner, London was a bit like Narnia to me – it was a strange and... Mon, 31 Mar 2014 10:12:24 +0000 Headcorn Under 16’s match report- 23/03/2014- Vs Staplehurst Monarchs United- 3rd WIN IN A ROW! Derby Day Delight at the Lane Mon, 24 Mar 2014 10:24:17 +0000 John Lewis launches JLAB technology incubator John Lewis has launched its first ever technology incubator 'JLAB' as it looks to identify and develop technology innovations that will provide it with future strategic advantage. Tue, 18 Mar 2014 13:10:03 +0000 Headcorn Under 16’s match report- 16/03/2014- Vs Holtwood Rangers Colts GOALS GOALS GOALS GOALS GOALS Mon, 17 Mar 2014 11:04:56 +0000 Banks and capital markets firms to boost compliance spending by 10% Nearly two thirds of European and North American banking and capital markets firms expect to significantly increase their spending on compliance risk management over the next couple of years, according to research from Accenture. Mon, 10 Mar 2014 09:35:19 +0000 National Minimum Wage set to rise to £6.50 an hour The National Minimum Wage (NMW) is set to rise to £6.50 an hour from its current rate of £6.31, an above inflation increase of 3%. - See more at: Fri, 07 Mar 2014 09:30:03 +0000 RBS to slash number of tech and payments platforms supported from 130 to 20 RBS is planning to reduce the total number of technology platforms it currently uses by 50%, as it looks to turn around a business blighted by years of neglect and overly-complex management structures. Thu, 27 Feb 2014 16:09:34 +0000 It will take months to know if Britain’s jobs recovery is here to stay The labour force survey is designed to be compared quarter-on-quarter, rather than on a rolling monthly basis Wed, 26 Feb 2014 13:37:07 +0000 Headcorn Under 16’s match report- 23/02/2014- Vs Range Rovers What a muddy disaster! Mon, 24 Feb 2014 10:38:48 +0000 Survey Shows Wage Increases and Positive Hiring Intentions Following a number of positive economic and sector indicators in recent weeks, the Barclays Employers Survey 2014, which questioned 684 UK businesses, has revealed further good news in that 57% of businesses are planning to increase wages in the year... Tue, 11 Feb 2014 15:03:59 +0000 Headcorn Under 16’s match report- 02/02/2014- Vs Barming Blues Having not played a game since mid December it was good of Herman to bring his Barming Blues team over and provide us with a much needed game. With the weather still causing havoc for pitches we played on the... Mon, 03 Feb 2014 11:13:16 +0000 Church International appoints John O’Sullivan as Non Executive Director 22 nd January 2014: Church International, a Recruitment International Top 250 Performing Company, is pleased to announce that they have appointed John O’Sullivan as Non Executive Director, and board member, to support them in achieving their three year expansion plans. Tue, 28 Jan 2014 11:01:30 +0000 Information Technology tipped as top recruitment growth sector for 2014 Top Recruitment Sectors for growth in 2014 It’s amazing how quickly the UK employment market has changed. In March 2013 when I wrote Top 5 Recruitment Sectors to be in for next 5-10 years unemployment was still rising across... Sun, 19 Jan 2014 15:22:54 +0000 The ‘IT skills gap’ – a genuine problem or just scaremongering? When Prime Minister David Cameron pushed for international technology experts to be given fast-tracked visas to enable them to work in the UK, he said that the 'Exceptional Talent' route would help "to make Britain the best place in the... Mon, 13 Jan 2014 09:31:47 +0000 How to Job Search 2014 Style: 3 Mindsets to Embrace Job seekers are afraid. They are afraid to take risks and afraid to stand out. Most believe it is safer to play by the rules and hope the right fit finds them. Mon, 06 Jan 2014 10:41:30 +0000 Church international can now offer CRB (Criminal Records Bureau) screening checks for clients Church International has recently been accepted as a Responsible Body by Disclosure Scotland. This is great news for us and our clients as we can now carry out cost effective basic level CRB checks directly without having to go... Tue, 17 Dec 2013 08:59:11 +0000 What Does a Counter Offer REALLY Represent? One of the most common reasons given for non-acceptance of job offers in modern-day hiring and recruitment is undoubtedly the classic counter offer scenario. A counter offer is whereby a candidate is incentivized to stay with his or her present... Mon, 16 Dec 2013 09:50:51 +0000 The Career Dilemma of When to Move On It’s not like I was looking for change. Mon, 25 Nov 2013 09:19:34 +0000 Headcorn Under 16’s match report- 17/11/2013- Vs Roseacre Raiders This season continues to be a “hard luck” story. With the squad still depleted with injury we were dealt yet another blow with the lively Ashley advising that he had a hamstring problem. We couldn’t risk using him at the... Mon, 18 Nov 2013 10:50:44 +0000 70% of HR leaders lack full confidence in workforce to drive business growth As businesses emerge from the downturn, having the best people in the right places to drive growth is paramount, yet research due out later today at a major conference for HR leaders across Europe is expected to cast doubt over... Mon, 18 Nov 2013 10:48:14 +0000 Headcorn Under 16’s match report- 10/11/2013- Vs Vinters With only 13 players available this was a very pleasing performance on a chilly breezy afternoon at Vinters. The hosts are a big physical side and we did brilliantly to compete throughout and in the last 10 minutes created several... Mon, 11 Nov 2013 13:10:09 +0000 London is world's number one for highly-skilled jobs More people are employed in highly skilled sectors in London than in any other city in the world, according to a study by Deloitte. In total, around 1.5m people are employed in London across 22 highly skilled sectors, compared... Mon, 11 Nov 2013 13:06:24 +0000 Church International is pleased to be supporting the FSTech Payments Awards taking place on Thursday, 14th November 2013. Among those shortlisted for the inaugural FStech and Retail Systems Payments Awards are Costa Coffee, Welcome Break, Irish Rail, Nokia, Bleep UK, Ukash, VeriFone, Barclays, CaixaBank, RBS, Monitise, Fiserv, WorldPay and Misys. Mon, 04 Nov 2013 11:52:28 +0000 Headcorn Under 16’s match report- 03/11/2013- Vs Maidstone Kestrels A cup-tie that had all the drama you would expect on a blustery day at the Lane. Mon, 04 Nov 2013 10:19:16 +0000 UK economy accelerates to fastest growth since 2010 Britain’s economy picked up more speed between July and September, growing at its fastest pace in more than three years and building on an unexpected turnaround that has buoyed the government. Mon, 04 Nov 2013 09:56:19 +0000 Headcorn Under 16’s match report- 27/10/2013- Vs Castle Colts What a disaster! On a very windy day we travelled to the defending league champions with great hope and expectation. Mon, 28 Oct 2013 11:08:39 +0000 What are the Biggest Interview Blunders You Could Ever Make? No-one likes being taken off-guard. When it comes to preparing for an interview , we all do what it takes in advance to be as ready as we can. We research the company, we dress to impress and fundamentally, we... Mon, 28 Oct 2013 10:31:14 +0000 Headcorn Under 16’s match report- 20/10/2013- Vs Holtwood Rangers Colts Thanks to Dave and his new Holtwood side for hosting us and giving some much needed game time with the strange fixture arrangements in this new league. A small pitch, breezy and showery conditions plus several players missing we were... Mon, 21 Oct 2013 11:08:09 +0000 Why Your Spelling and Grammar Can Ruin Your Job Hunt If you’re hunting for a job, you’ve likely been told hundreds of times about the importance of good spelling and grammar. But why are spelling and grammar such sticking points for employers? Surely even they make the odd spelling mistake... Mon, 21 Oct 2013 10:10:33 +0000 What new starters think about on their first day 4 Crucial Questions Your New Employees Ask Themselves after their First Day on the Job Mon, 14 Oct 2013 12:33:57 +0000 Recruiting: It Can Determine Business Success or Failure It goes without saying that every company director and owner wants their business to be a success, but what makes one company more successful than the next? To borrow an analogy from nature: your business is like an ant colony... Mon, 07 Oct 2013 10:49:03 +0000 Church International Sponsored football team Headcorn Under 16’s match latest match report- 29/09/2013- Vs Barming Blues Church International Sponsor Headcorn Under 16’s football club. Read their latest match report below. Mon, 30 Sep 2013 10:29:59 +0000 Stick to your guns! Why you should never accept a counter offer after your resignation It is a truth universally acknowledged that bosses want you to leave a company on their terms, not your own. Mon, 30 Sep 2013 10:15:54 +0000 Headcorn Under 16’s match report- 22/09/2013- Vs Staplehurst Monarchs United Church International Sponsor Headcorn Under 16’s football club. Read their latest match report below. Mon, 23 Sep 2013 12:36:40 +0000 Headcorn Under 16’s match report- 15/09/2013- Vs Castle Colts Church International Sponsor Headcorn Under 16’s football club. Read their latest match report below. Mon, 16 Sep 2013 12:31:10 +0000 Optimism grows over UK jobs market A raft of data released this week further suggests that the UK jobs market is picking up as the economy recovers, with manufacturing, construction and property showing particular strength. Mon, 16 Sep 2013 12:00:37 +0000 Church International to support Headcorn Under 16’s Football Club Church International, a leading cross-sector IT & Corporate Governance recruitment consultancy has today confirmed its continuing sponsorship of the Headcorn Under 16’s Football Club. Mon, 16 Sep 2013 11:33:04 +0000 Headcorn Under 16’s match report- 08/09/2013- Vs Senacre Dolphins Colts Church International Sponsor Headcorn Under 16’s football club. Read their latest match report below. Mon, 09 Sep 2013 12:29:12 +0000 How To Keep Your Title From Holding You Back I don't like job titles. Never have, and probably never will. I once visited a company with 9 Vice Presidents: There was a VP of Marketing, a VP of Sales, a VP of Engineering, a VP of Finance, a... Mon, 09 Sep 2013 10:22:13 +0000 How to Grab an Employer’s Attention Using Twitter These days, social media is much more important than you might think. Sure, it’s a great way to keep in touch with friends and family but, it can also help you get that dream job of yours . Twitter has... Thu, 05 Sep 2013 15:06:48 +0000 The Essential Hallmarks of a Good Leader Over the years I have written about the importance of strong leadership in business and the essential qualities a leader must have. These qualities are timeless, and they are especially important when times get tough. In the face of difficult... Mon, 02 Sep 2013 10:57:53 +0000 Headcorn Under 16’s match report- 01/09/2013- Vs Maidstone United Rangers Church International Sponsor Headcorn Under 16’s football club. Read their latest match report below. Mon, 02 Sep 2013 10:18:10 +0000 Don’t Forget to Look for These Things in Your Next Employer At times, it can be difficult to remain hopeful and not lower your standards when applying to and accepting a job. Many people become so overcome with worry and stress that they take the first opportunity presented to them when... Mon, 26 Aug 2013 12:37:37 +0000 Want to Hire the Best Candidate? Move Fast Employers looking for the best talent can't afford to move at their own pace during the hiring process, a new study finds. Research from Top Echelon Network , a recruiter network of specialized search firms, found that the No.... Wed, 14 Aug 2013 11:31:04 +0000 100 Best Places to Work for IT Professionals – 2013 ComputerWorld breaks down the best places to work for I.T. professionals. Did your company make the list? Mon, 12 Aug 2013 11:17:39 +0000 Why a Recruiter is Necessary in Your Job Search In 2013, hiring is becoming more of an art form rather than a run-of-the-mill activity performed by an HR Rep. There are metrics that determine what makes a viable candidate, a team of personalities who will be a part of... Mon, 05 Aug 2013 10:36:42 +0000 The Church International team celebrates a year of successes at Chilston Park On Friday 12 th July the team at Church took time out to celebrate some very important milestones both for the Company and several individuals. Mon, 05 Aug 2013 09:45:52 +0000 Acing the Interview: A Guide for the New Hiring Manager During the recruiting process, there are few tasks tougher than conducting job interviews . You have to speak with candidates and find useful information that will help you decide if a candidate is the right person to bring onto your... Fri, 02 Aug 2013 10:41:49 +0000 One Interview Question You Should Ask Every Candidate Today I missed lunch. I frequently do when I write these articles. Sometimes I end up writing through the night despite the fact that I was tired at 11 p.m. I lose track of time. Why? Because writing these articles... Thu, 01 Aug 2013 15:47:23 +0000 The Ultimate Sign It's Time to Leave Your Job How do you know when you need to move on from a job? Do you have regular checkpoints to reflect on your career or are there certain indicators — you're bored, undervalued or not challenged — that tell you it's... Wed, 17 Jul 2013 10:24:22 +0000 5 Ways Great Managers Motivate Their Employees Over The Summer If you’re a leader, it’s time to come to grips with something grim: Your employees are dreaming about the summer. But it’s not, “Gee, I sure hope I get more work done!” What they're really thinking about is that coming... Fri, 12 Jul 2013 11:04:05 +0000 3 Reasons to Hire Nervous Job Candidates For many people, interviews are one of the most nerve racking things that they can do. It’s not surprising when you think about it, since there is a lot at stake: the job of their dreams, the ability to make... Thu, 11 Jul 2013 10:10:41 +0000 Think Twice Before Giving Managers a Pay Raise Employee morale can sometimes be directly related to how much an employee is paid in comparison to someone else. And while most employees will understand the pay hierarchy in a company or business, it places a burden on a... Tue, 09 Jul 2013 15:42:10 +0000 Employers Get Pickier They can get good grades, earn a diploma and breeze through that campus rite of spring, the job interview. But college graduates still might not land a decent job. The world's top employers are pickier than ever. And they want... Mon, 08 Jul 2013 10:16:41 +0000 7 Twitter Tactics to Source Top Talent Social recruiting is rapidly changing the rules of the talent acquisition game. With the continuous emergence of new social media platforms, LinkedIn isn’t the only way to engage candidates and source new talent. Through Twitter alone, we can now reach... Thu, 27 Jun 2013 12:12:55 +0000 Why Hiring for Personality Alone Is a Very Bad Idea Did you hire an employee based on personality only to realizes they are not the right candidate for the job? Let’s say you are hiring an executive administrative assistant for a VP. The Vice President’s email reads: “I am... Mon, 24 Jun 2013 16:18:49 +0000 Why Everyone, Not Just Job Seekers, Should Build a Personal Brand We hear a lot about the importance of personal branding for job seekers, but does the job of building your brand end when your real job begins? Paul Copcutt, a globally recognized personal brand expert, dives deep into this issue... Sat, 22 Jun 2013 10:00:37 +0000 10 most frequently asked interview questions Interview questions may vary but in essence they are all trying to establish the following: 1. Your skills and experience to do the job 2. Your enthusiasm and interest for the job 3. Whether you will fit in ... Thu, 20 Jun 2013 13:57:56 +0000 Tips for searching jobs using your mobile There’s a new trend in job searching, and you may have already tried it: More than 9 million workers search for jobs via mobile devices today, according to comScore.* The ease of tablet devices and smart phones allows job seekers... Tue, 18 Jun 2013 10:00:41 +0000 Leading academics meet in Bath to discuss corporate governance Leading academics from across the world are converging on Bath for a major conference discussing how companies hold themselves to account. Tue, 18 Jun 2013 07:31:25 +0000 British job market is improving on global scale A major global survey of employment trends has found that the United Kingdom’s professional job market has shown signs of improvement over the past quarter. Mon, 17 Jun 2013 10:24:45 +0000 Recruitment 'at six-month high' The number of people placed into employment by recruitment agencies increased to a six-month high in May, a study has shown. Mon, 10 Jun 2013 14:33:37 +0000 Jamie Power joins the Church International team We’re delighted to welcome Jamie Power to our team. With previous sales experience since leaving school, Jamie has been looking for an opportunity to work in IT recruitment. He performed exceptionally well in our Assessment day and we are excited... Sat, 01 Jun 2013 12:23:13 +0000 Church International supports University of Kent Employability Points Scheme Working in conjunction with our own Academy to promote learning and high achievement. CEO Chriss Andrews will be attending the Employability Points Rewards Ceremony on Friday to congratulate this years winners. Thu, 30 May 2013 08:54:30 +0000 We are 29 years old! We're celebrating our 29th Birthday this month. Wed, 15 May 2013 10:20:35 +0000 Church Academy gets off to flying start! The Church Academy is a best-in-kind scheme designed to give local talent of 16+, from the Maidstone and wider area, the chance to get a foot on the employment ladder along with....... Tue, 07 May 2013 14:51:25 +0000 Help for small firms ACAS has released new online guides for small firms Tue, 07 May 2013 14:27:32 +0000 BREAKING NEWS: MPs call for action on expenses schemes A group of MPs today stepped up pressure on the government to take action on travel and subsistence expenses schemes reports Fri, 23 Nov 2012 14:10:17 +0000 Is this the Future of Retail Banking? Retail banking has had an uneasy time - trust is at a low point and the old models are not working. FSTech magazine invites you to a roundtable discussion on 5th December 2012 - Tower 42, London FREE... Thu, 22 Nov 2012 17:13:10 +0000 Many companies still "dragging their heels" on Pensions auto-enrolment Around a third of companies due to start automatically enrolling all employees into pension schemes in the first half of 2013 are still considering their strategic response to the new regulations, according to a Mercer snapshot survey of over 300... Thu, 18 Oct 2012 13:12:39 +0000 Payments Technology Conference FStech Retail Systems - Payments Technology Conference In Association with Church International 1st November 2012, IoD Hub, City of London Thu, 04 Oct 2012 14:24:32 +0000 Church International launches internal Audit Division Internal and IT Audit recruitment for the Financial Services Sector Fri, 21 Sep 2012 15:08:47 +0000 The Olympic Games Getting around London Thu, 19 Jul 2012 15:10:20 +0000 APSCo Yearbook The Yearbook for the Association of Professional Staffing Companies now available Tue, 12 Jun 2012 11:25:32 +0000 The Secure Information Conference - Free to attend The Secure Information Conference, 15 March 2012, London in association with Church International is a FREE to attend event (with the exception of vendors, who will pay a nominal fee). When: 15 March 2012, 08:30 - 16:30 (complimentary lunch... Mon, 05 Mar 2012 17:23:30 +0000 The Secure Information Conference - Free to attend The Secure Information Conference, 15 March 2012, London in association with Church International is a FREE to attend event (with the exception of vendors, who will pay a nominal fee). When: 15 March 2012, 08:30 - 16:30 (complimentary lunch... Mon, 05 Mar 2012 17:23:30 +0000 Is your company the Best Financial Company to Work For? Church International sponsors the "Employee's Choice Award - Best Financial Company to Work For" at this year's FStech Awards to be held on 28th March 2012 at the Lancaster London Hotel, Bayswater. Voting is open for entry by employees... Tue, 21 Feb 2012 09:38:57 +0000 Countdown to the Olympic and Paralympic Games How prepared is your business? Thu, 16 Feb 2012 15:24:35 +0000 HMRC begins online advice seminars HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has begun a series of online presentations/webinars giving help on tax to businesses and the self employed. Fri, 10 Feb 2012 14:13:14 +0000 FStech Awards 2012 Share how great you are with the industry... Enter the FStech Awards today Mon, 24 Oct 2011 15:32:59 +0000 The Bribery Act 2010 The Bribery Act 2010 came into force in the UK today, 1 July 2011. Fri, 01 Jul 2011 12:35:48 +0000 Agency Worker Directive and Regulations 2010 A draft version of the official guidance on the Agency Workers Regulations has now been published. Mon, 04 Apr 2011 11:54:27 +0000 The FSTech Awards 2011 Winners Did your company triumph? Mon, 04 Apr 2011 10:06:41 +0000 Our Consultant Rob Rowland is running his 9th London Marathon this year This year the charity that Rob is running for is ManzanitaA Fri, 25 Mar 2011 16:06:05 +0000 The Office of Tax Simplication recommends the Chancellor to suspend IR35 The REC has reported that The Office of Tax Simplification today published their initial report on small business, taxation including IR35. Thu, 10 Mar 2011 17:15:46 +0000 Church International sponsors The FST Conference and Expo 2011 IT Security and Storage, Data and Cloud Computing Conferences Thu, 03 Mar 2011 11:33:51 +0000 The FST "Employee's Choice Award 2011" Now open for entries! Mon, 14 Feb 2011 12:12:56 +0000 Church sponsors Employee's Choice Award 2011 FST 2011 "Employee's Choice Award" in association with Church International Fri, 04 Feb 2011 17:03:11 +0000 New website for Church International Church launches new website Fri, 04 Feb 2011 10:56:10 +0000