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10 transferable tips when interviewing candidates and looking for love

In recruitment, we see many parallels between dating and job hunting, so we thought we would jump on the Valentine’s bandwagon and have some fun by highlighting top tips for your candidate search which can also be used when dating! 1. Be picky but not precise Your ideal hire might be 24 years old with 15 years’ experience, a master’s degree and wanting to work voluntary but it isn’t going to happen in this lifetime! The candidate may bring something else to the table that you hadn’t conside...

Author: Billie Graham
Published: 14 Feb 2017

‘One of the stronger businesses we have assessed’ - Investors In People share their affection for TPP

TPP were recently reassessed for Investors In People, and passed with flying colours! We successfully maintained the Investors in People accreditation for delivering sustainable people solutions within the business. The assessor gave TPP a glowing report and found that many of the areas covered, are met well beyond the requirements. Here’s some of the glowing feedback from Investors in People:  Senior and middle managers are effective and people confirm that they act as role models. There ...

Author: Billie Graham
Published: 14 Feb 2017

Are you aware of the changes to the 2017/18 GP contract?

The new GP contract is bound to have positive and negative impressions on general practices across England. After changes to the new contract were agreed by the government, NHS England and the British Medical Association’s General Practitioners Committee. How will the new changes affect you and your practice? Are they good or bad?     The main headlines in the contract is that the unplanned DES will discontinue and £156.7m will supplement the global sum, around £238m will be invested into...

Author: Christiana Da-Silva
Published: 14 Feb 2017

4 ways to help your candidates relax at interview

Every employee has to go through the interview process at one point or another. An interview should be both an opportunity for the applicant to sell themselves but also to get a greater feel for your organisation, the job role and you. Whilst the candidate may have all the necessary skills and relevant experience on paper, their nerves may prevent them from being able to demonstrate this verbally. As an interviewee, it is easy to misinterpret nervous, unconfident candidates as incompetent, ...

Author: Jo Hodge
Published: 20 Jan 2017

Benefits to an ageing population in the workplace

Many near and over retirement age simply don’t want to retire – they feel they still have a lot to contribute, having already achieved their career aspirations, paid off their mortgage and are now seeking a role that can offer security and the opportunity to give something back. Salary expectations and career progression are therefore both way down the list of priorities for baby boomers and this can be good news for employers, especially within the not for profit sector. So why are so ma...

Author: Kristina Preston
Published: 20 Jan 2017

PM vows to follow through with 7 day GP service

It isn’t a surprise to hear that A&E hospital trusts across the UK have a sense of panic, chaos or disruption. Official data revealed by NHS England said that 65 hospital trusts issued warnings of immense pressures, this includes some trusts who declared the highest state of emergency. Could the 7 day GP service relieve stresses on A&E departments? If so, what does this mean for GPs and their staff? Theresa May has vowed, unless doctor’s surgeries can prove there is no demand for ...

Author: Christiana Da-Silva
Published: 20 Jan 2017

5 ways to Boost staff morale in your Practice this Christmas

Christmas may well bring in an influx of appointments and could possibly mean less time off for staff during this busy period. Bring the festive cheer into your Practice and brighten up staff morale so they feel rewarded and not left out this Christmas. Why not get your staff into the Christmas spirit? Here are 5 incentives to boost morale amongst staff and create festive atmosphere at your GP practice. 1.Christmas shopping day Christmas shopping days may be an extra perk bu...

Author: Christiana Da-Silva
Published: 16 Dec 2016

TPP Giving Back in 2016

Everything we do at TPP is based on our company principles, which underpin our commitment to helping the people and organisations in our sector achieve lasting impact. Our staff embody these principles - we strongly believe that the best consultants are those who genuinely care about what they do. In 2016, we worked in partnership with over 550 organisations to find them the best possible employees, but we also worked to save the sector valuable resources through our Giving Back programme o...

Author: Natalie Ponting
Published: 14 Dec 2016

12 Days of Giving

This Christmas, the TPP Regional team are taking the opportunity to give back to the sector with which we work. For each of the remaining 12 working days before Christmas, we’re going to bring in donations for the Gateshead Foodbank. This food bank provides emergency food supplies to families and individuals in crisis, and gave away 3,832 meals last year. All food will be donated on the 23rd December. To see how we get on, why not follow us on social media: TPPRegional on Twitter Ellen D...

Author: Ellisa Thompson
Published: 06 Dec 2016

#GivingTuesday 2016!

Find out what TPP did for #GivingTuesday!

Author: Sophie Butler
Published: 30 Nov 2016