A Career with Us...

We are always on the look out for determined, enthusiastic people who are passionate about a career in recruitment. At OA, we can support your development and you can be part of a very exciting time in the companies' future...

Contact Michelle Bacon on 01707 377088 or email your CV in the strictest confidence to info@oa-uk.co.uk

 

News

Over £500 was raised on the evening of 9th November
We are auctioning 4 tickets for the Boxing Day clash between Tottenham Hotspur & Southampton with all proceeds going to Willow, our Charity of the Year.
We are delighted to announce the opening of our new office in St Neots
The OA team took a welcome break from the office to take part in our inaugural Netball competition
The Best Business Women Awards have announced their finalists today for 2017
The UK unemployment rate reduced further, to 4.4%, down from 4.9% for a year earlier and the lowest since 1975.
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into effect across the EU on 25 May 2018.
A survey of 1,000 professionals reveal how important workplace perks are to UK workers
OA are offering FREE online training courses to help develop your knowledge and expertise in a variety of business and commercial fields.
The winners of the borough's Dragons' Apprentice Challenge have gone on to duplicate their success - also winning the 'Master Prize' for all of Hertfordshire.
The latest UK labour market data has been released
Yesterday we held our inaugural Shadow Managers meeting
Thank you to everyone who bought a ticket for the Willows Easter raffle.
Team Falcon, supported by OA chosen as overall winners in Welwyn & Hatfield Dragons Apprentice.
Apprentice opportunity in OA Milton Keynes office.
Osborne Appointments are pleased to announce that Willow have been chosen as our 2017 Charity of the Year.
In the past, our parents and grandparents would have spent their entire career in a single position within the same company
After being chosen as the “Best Place to Work in the UK” by the Sun Newspaper, OA are sharing our top 5 tips to ensure you have a happy and motivated workplace.
With the challenge nearing the end, we have a recap over the last five months
This week we received a lovely testimonial from a very happy candidate.
Job interviews can be very daunting, but if you’re well prepared and have done your homework, they needn’t be..
The latest UK labour market data has been released.
Permanent placements have risen for a third month running, according to the latest report.
Osborne Appointments chosen as a finalist in Bedfordshire Business Awards 2016
OA topped the list of the "Best Places to work in the UK"
National newspaper The Sun have chosen Osborne Appointments as the Best Place to Work in the UK.
This is the latest UK labour market summary.
Whilst "out on the streets of Bedford & Welwyn Garden City" OA conducted a number of Street Surveys.
Natasha receives a lovely card and gift from a happy candidate
I am delighted to advise that OA are participating in this year's Dragons Apprentice programme
We are delighted to announce that OA have won their 2nd business award of 2016
With effect from 1st October, the National Minimum wage increases
After winning 5 business awards in the last 12 months, OA have taken the next step and decided to sponsor an event in 2017
Laura Clark and Natasha Holek were the guest speakers at the Herts Business awards launch
Congratulations to Maxine for winning this quarter's award.
The interview process is a long journey. It takes a lot of time and effort to find the right candidates. But what’s next..?
Lenovo's head of talent development, Maxim Strashun on what not to do around employee engagement..
League tables showing how well companies are tackling their gender pay gap will be published by the Government in 2018 under plans unveiled today
A third of employees would prefer flexible working over a pay rise..
The employment rate between October and December 2015 was 74.1%, the highest since comparable records began in 1971, according to figures released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS).
OA win their 3rd business award of 2015
Two down with one to go....
OA have been shortlisted as a finalist in the Medium Business of the Year category
Osborne Appointments have been shortlisted for the 2015 Welwyn Garden City awards
......and we have 2 winners...
Whatever your reasons for taking a career break, there is no reason why you can't jump straight back into the job market when you are ready to.
Legislation preventing employers from using exclusivity clauses in zero hours contracts became law on 26th May.
I am delighted to share the good news that Samantha Mann was last night awarded “Apprentice of the Year at the FSB awards ceremony.
Latest figures from ONS show employment continued to rise and unemployment continued to fall.
In recruitment we hear many reasons as to why you would want to leave your current employer. Whether it’s lack of progression, financial reasons or simply that you are no longer enjoying your role.
Candidate and client satisfaction is what we strive for at Osborne Appointments and it’s always lovely to hear feedback on our service. Below are a few recent testimonials received this year from happy candidates.
The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) has implemented the Deduction from Wages (Limitation) Regulations 2014 following assessment of the possible impact of the Employment Appeals Tribunal's landmark Bear Scotland ruling on the inclusion of overtime in holiday pay calculations
Almost 700,000 people are on zero-hours contracts in the UK, according to figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), with analysts predicting that the controversial contracts are “here to stay”.
Eight in 10 (79%) organisations are employing young people overall, but smaller businesses are far less likely to employ a young person, according to research from the CIPD.
Three-quarters of employers (75%) take on agency workers to gain “short-term access to key strategic skills”, according to the latest Jobs Outlook survey by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC).
Collective consultation may be about to change. Again! We examine the effect these changes could have on the redundancy process.
I am delighted to announce that this year we will be supporting The Prince's Trust.
The Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) has released the results of its latest JobsOutlook tracking survey
Fresh from their trip to Australia, it seems as though the characters have certainly not wasted any time in joining the rat race for a job after spoof CVs were found on an employment website
Setting yourself apart from the crowd is vital when you are looking for that new job.
Overtime should be taken into account when holiday pay is calculated, an Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has ruled.

OA shortlisted for the 2014 Hertfordshire Business awards in the Medium to Large category
Please view this week's (7th October) OA Hot Jobs from Welwyn Garden City Industrial.
Following our recent successes in the Hertfordshire business awards, OA hit the headlines..!!
May saw the sharpest decline in staff availability for permanent positions for 10 years, according to the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC)/KPMG Report on Jobs.
In a hotly anticipated decision, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has ruled that when calculating holiday pay for the purposes of the Working Time Directive, employers must take into account commission payments if these form part of a worker’s normal remuneration.
Congratulations to Paul Thomas for his client nomination for Temporary Worker of the Quarter
Many people believe you have to go on a training course to develop your skills. However, such structured learning often costs a lot of time and money, two things that are often in short supply.
Employers are being urged to use social media to combat the problem of fake references. The advice comes from Keith Rosser, chair of SAFERjobs, the recruitment industry body tasked with tackling employment fraud
Congratulations to Katy Walters Wood for winning our Facebook competition
131 million days were lost due to sickness absences in the UK in 2013, down from 178 million days in 1993, according to a new report looking at sickness trends over the past 20 years.
More and more employers are now conducting Telephone interviews with candidates. This page provides guidance on how to be successful at this stage of the process. If you are unable to view, please request a copy by emailing info@osborneappointments.co.uk
I am delighted to announce that Laura Clark has been nominated as a finalist in the Federation of Small Business (FSB) awards in the Employee of the Year category.
Osborne Appointments shortlisted for Medium to Large Business of the Year
OA raise over £3,000 for Keech Hospice
Car maker Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has announced an investment “approaching £1.5bn” in UK operations at its Solihull manufacturing facility, creating 1,700 jobs.
Congratulations to George Ashworth and Tomasz Haligowsk who were awarded Temporary Worker(s) of the quarter (Q3)
Can you believe its only 84 days until Christmas?!!
The recent case of Bouabdillah v Commerzbank has called into question what information it is legitimate for employers to request both during and after the recruitment process.
On Wednesday 6th November, Osborne Appointments will be hosting a breakfast briefing with ACAS. Lasting less than an hour, the briefing will be completely free of charge and cover topics such as;- The Enterprise and Regulatory Reform act, Managing Absence and Flexible Working.
A recent court case highlighted another social media challenge for employers. In this case a group of employees set up a competing business and used their linkedin accounts to generate new business
Osborne Appointments are pleased to announce the launch of our new logo and “state-of-the-art” website and job board. The new contemporary logo has been designed with our business values in mind.
Vince Cable, the Business Secretary, has announced increases to the National Minimum Wage (NMW) with effect from 1st October, 2013
It’s not enough to just be effective. Today’s leaders need to strive for continuous improvement and the place to start is to look in the mirror.
Confidence in the UK's economy is beginning to rise, with vacancies reaching their highest level since 2008.
According to the Chartered Institute of Personnel's ‘Reward Management Survey 2013,’ 53% of UK employers will be increasing their pay budgets by the end of this year and are hoping to see a more significant link between employee pay rates and performance.
On Tuesday 30th April the Osborne team, challenged themselves to cycle 200 miles on a static bike in the centre of Welwyn Garden City.
Please help us to raise funds for our Charity of the Year, Keech Hospice.
A company’s best employees should also be its happiest and most engaged, but that’s not always the case. A new study finds that, in 42% of companies, low performers actually report being more engaged – more motivated and more likely to enjoy working at their organization
The average duration of a job interview process for successful applicants has increased by more than a quarter over the last five years
New law now in force

Right to equal treatment

The Agency Workers Regulations 2010 came into force at the beginning of October 2011, providing agency workers with the right to equal treatment over basic employment and working conditions (working time, overtime, holidays, public holidays and pay) compared with their directly recruited counterparts after 12 weeks in a job. Agency workers started to acquire these rights from 24 December 2011.
Over the past couple of months, the news in the press has been less than complimentary regarding the government’s work experience programme.

It’s been a difficult few weeks for the government’s efforts to get the unemployed into work. If the resignation of Emma Harrison, chief executive of welfare-to-work provider A4e in the wake of allegations of fraud in her company, wasn’t bad enough, the government’s work experience programme ran into difficulty after a concerted campaign against it. The scheme was attacked on the grounds that it wasn’t voluntary, and that those who left it could lose their benefits.
Despite David Cameron denouncing the campaign as being instigated by “Trotskyites”, Burger King and Maplin were high profile companies to withdraw from the scheme.
An email from a British partner at an international law firm that demanded top lawyers in his Shanghai office be punctual has gone viral after the email was leaked to a legal blog.
The Conservative Party could plan for the end of "a single retirement age" in its manifesto for the 2015 general election, says a report in this week’s Sunday Telegraph (Sunday 6 January 2013).