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Do you offer on-going training and development?: Benefits to the employer and individual

Posted Thursday 12th September 2019 under WBL Sector Info

In the first in our series of blog posts following the release of our Salary & Benefits Survey, we take a look at the benefits of offering an efficient training and development programme.


December Blog: Conducting a Professional Interview - How to make sure you hire the right people the first time

Posted Monday 3rd December 2018 under WBL Sector Info

Our December Blog "Conducting a Professional Interview", is now live!


What is the perfect age for an apprenticeship?

Posted Wednesday 7th November 2018 under WBL Sector Info

In a recent article written for the ILM, Barclays discusses the perfect age for an apprenticeship, and that's any age.


Flexible working relieves hard-to-fill vacancies pressure

Posted Wednesday 10th October 2018 under WBL Sector Info

Helen Wilson shares her thoughts on flexible working


Top Tips for Hiring Senior People

Posted Friday 5th October 2018 under WBL Sector Info

Helen Wilson, GPRS Recruitment's Sales Director shares her top tips for Hiring Senior People


How to Hire the Right People in 2018

Posted Tuesday 2nd January 2018 under WBL Sector Info

Helen Wilson, GPRS Recruitment's Sales Director shares her top tips for Hiring the right people in 2018


Launch of our annual Salary and Benefits Survey: TENTH Edition

Posted Friday 8th December 2017 under WBL Sector Info

The TENTH edition of our Annual Salary and Benefits Survey has now been released!


April Blog: Performance Management - The First Three Months

Posted Monday 3rd April 2017 under WBL Sector Info

Our April Blog "Performance Management - The First Three Months", is now live!


March Blog: Onboarding - Creating a Great First Impression

Posted Wednesday 1st March 2017 under WBL Sector Info

Our March Blog "Onboarding - Creating a Great First Impression", is now live!


February Blog: Making & Handling Offers of Employment

Posted Wednesday 1st February 2017 under WBL Sector Info

Our February Blog "Making & Handling Offers of Employment", is now live!


January Blog: Post Interview Feedback

Posted Tuesday 3rd January 2017 under WBL Sector Info

Our January Blog "Post Interview Feedback", is now live!


November Blog: Planning your Interview - How to make sure you hire the right people the first time

Posted Tuesday 1st November 2016 under WBL Sector Info

Our November Blog "Planning your Interview", is now live!


Our Managing Director Sarah shares her thoughts on the RECs ScaleUp Live

Posted Monday 3rd October 2016 under WBL Sector Info

On Tuesday 27th September our Managing Director Sarah was invited to be a panel member at the RECs ScaleUp Live event


October Blog: Creating a Recruitment Strategy - How to make sure you hire the right people the first time

Posted Monday 3rd October 2016 under WBL Sector Info

Our October Blog "Creating a Recruitment Strategy", is now live!


September Blog: Planning to Recruit - How to make sure you hire the right people the first time

Posted Thursday 1st September 2016 under WBL Sector Info

September Blog: "Planning to Recruit" is now live!


Effective Recruitment & Selection: New blog series starts September 2016!

Posted Thursday 25th August 2016 under WBL Sector Info


Key changes to qualifications regulation come into effect.

Posted Thursday 8th October 2015 under WBL Sector Info

The QCF and NQF have been replaced by the RQF as of 1st October 2015


Launch of the GPRS Recruitment UK-Wide annual Salary and Benefits Survey

Posted Friday 25th September 2015 under WBL Sector Info


Only 9 Days Remaining

Posted Wednesday 2nd September 2015 under WBL Sector Info

Just about a week remaining until the confirmed launch date for our 2015/16 Salary & Benefits Survey. A facility to download the finding will be made live on our site shortly.


Only 16 Days remaining until the 2015/16 Salary & Benefits Survey Lauch date

Posted Wednesday 26th August 2015 under WBL Sector Info

Just over a fortnight left to go until the release of the GPRS Recruitment annual Salary & Benefits Survey. The official release date of the eighth edition is set for later this month. Copies will be available to download from our website then!


Struggling to recruit good Assessors? Research identifies Functional Skills delivery as a strong influencer in attaining and retaining talent.

Posted Thursday 18th September 2014 under WBL Sector Info

Our recent research report, showing significant changes in the training and learning industry in the past twelve months, predicts the coming of a candidate shortage, and suggests that providers delivering functional skills should be particularly cautious.


Are you due a £7k pay rise? Work based learning sector sees wage hike as employers compete for best talent

Posted Tuesday 12th August 2014 under WBL Sector Info

New research reports shows significant changes in the training and learning industry, with salaries rising by an average of £2,100 in the past twelve months, and increases of as much as £7,000 per year for certain roles.