5 ways to maximize your job search productivity

5 ways to maximize your job search productivity

5 ways to maximize your job search productivity

More than half of UK firms plan to hire new staff
Now that there are covid vaccines and jobs have begun to regularize, it could be a good time to look for work. Don’t know where to start? here some tips.

While the pandemic lasted, it was difficult to think about looking for new work. But today, it would seem to be a good time.
Here we give you some tips to know where to start.


1. Create a job search plan.

Analyze your weekly schedule and find windows of time for job searching, then block out that time and stick to your schedule.

It can also be helpful to break down the job search process into different categories: for example, maybe on Monday you look for jobs for two hours; on Wednesday, you draft and review your materials and submit your applications; and you use Fridays for follow-ups.


2. Make your job search time truly dedicated.

It’s especially important to work in an environment where you can focus, so you can avoid making silly mistakes (like typos in your resume, submitting a cover letter you wrote for a different position, or misreading the application requirements) if you’re distracted.


3. Take advantage of time tracking.

When you have a clock ticking, you’re more likely to focus and get straight to the task at hand. Additionally, managing your time can also prevent you from burning out and feeling exhausted. Try the “Pomodoro” technique, in which you set aside 25-minute “sprints” followed by a 5-minute break to get a cup of coffee.


4. Develop (and organize) strategic job search materials.

Scrambling to write new cover letters or tweak your resume for every job you apply to is a huge time waste, and also leaves a lot of room for error. However, it’s important to personalize and customize your application materials for each job you apply to. You can easily accomplish this by creating a “core” cover letter that can be quickly edited for the position you’re applying to.

If you’re applying for a few different types of jobs, write a cover letter for each type, and create different versions of your resume to go along with them. Then, you’ll have them on hand when you’re ready to apply, and all you should need to do is change a couple of specifics.

Store these in organized folders (either on your computer or on a platform like Google Drive or Dropbox) and use clear naming conventions so you don’t mix anything up.


5. Keep track of what you do.

Though it might seem like a waste of time, keeping track of which jobs you’ve applied to, or considered applying to, will help you out in the long run. You will also have some sort of record that you can use as a metric to determine your level of success (meaning, how many responses or interview invitations you receive) with different types of jobs or companies.

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Making remote hiring easier

Making remote hiring easier

Making remote hiring easier

More than half of UK firms plan to hire new staff
Working from home is not expected to go away, even those de Covid crisis is coming to an end. Is your company ready to deal with this new type of hiring?

It took a pandemic for many employers to recognize the productivity benefits of working from home. With 42% of the labor force now remote, the state boundaries that once confined us are gone. Remote work is not expected to go away, which means employers have an opportunity to go after diverse talent from around the country. But what if your workplace wants the best talent from a state or country you aren’t registered in currently? Here’s how an employer of record (EOR) can help you comply with regional hiring rules no matter where you are.

Employer of record can help you with your basic hiring needs and make the recruitment process in another country much less arduous and complicated.

Let´s see how:
  • Taking care of all administrative tasks regarding employment locally
  • Taking care of onboarding
  • Setting up the contract in accordance with the local employment laws
  • Managing the payroll and payroll taxes
  • Suppling local benefits administration such as health insurance
  • Handling most of the recruitment expenses, including employment arrangement
  • Managing timesheets for a number of employees
  • Suppling all work permits and visas (if necessary)
  • Ending contracts and dismissing employees

As you can notice an Employer of record takes care of everything
When you get a new hire through an EOR, this person will already be ready to work. The employer of record will have already taken them through the onboarding process and prepared them for the job. Additionally, an employer of record should have their own payroll software and take care of payment for all of their employees. This means no one misses their paycheck and you don’t have to manage pay period timesheets. Finally, if the employee doesn’t fit the position, the EOR will terminate their contract. However, keep in mind that the employer of record doesn’t influence your business decisions and that you as the business owner have full ownership of your staff’s working relationship. The employer of record takes care of the administrative tasks around hiring, from the very first to the last day of an employee’s contract.

For companies worried about compliance as they begin staffing additional remote workers across the world, the EOR gets to find the right people while keeping remote teams engaged in the organization’s success. Want to know more about Roots EOR? Click here

Jobs in demand 2021: Top careers for the new decade

Jobs in demand 2021: Top careers for the new decade

Jobs in demand 2021: Top careers for the new decade

More than half of UK firms plan to hire new staff
Identifying the sectors with the highest opportunities ensures you’re investing your time in something worthwhile.

The COVID-19 pandemic brought about a wave of change in the employment sector. Some of the jobs that were once considered prestigious became redundant, while others became essential services. One change however, was pretty universal: technological advancement in all industries.


1. Digital Marketing Specialists

Companies had to transition into the digital field, and brick and mortar stores progressed into eCommerce platforms. Because of this, they need more digital marketing professionals.

Digital marketing specialists are similar to marketing professionals, only that their specialty is within online platforms like social media. As a digital marketer, your job description will include anything from SEO to social media to Google ads.

To be successful you will need experience working in the digital space, as well as general marketing expertise.


2. Graphic Designers/Creatives

Graphic designers will be one of the more highly demanded jobs in 2021. Companies will want to run ambitious marketing campaigns and will need someone to actualize the marketing concepts.

Other jobs in demand for 2021 that are related to this role include creative directors, production artists, multimedia artists, and animators. In order to land these jobs, you will need experience with tools such as Adobe Photoshop and Adobe InDesign, along with others.


3. Marketing Strategists

Companies are looking to make a full comeback after the virus, which is why marketing strategists will be one of the most in-demand jobs in 2021. In this role, you will mainly be helping companies navigate the marketing field post-corona. You will be responsible for creating marketing strategies, identifying the best messaging & creative concept, and executing the strategy.


4. Data Analysts

Now more than ever, companies are beginning to realize the importance of data. They want to know consumer habits, both online and offline, and then use this information to create useful, worthwhile marketing strategies.

That’s where data analysts come in. Their job will be to gather information from different spaces and then interpret patterns and trends. They will then give recommendations on how the company coils improve their business from the analysis.
There are many different educational programs for data science, but in order to succeed in this role you will need to be familiar with Google Analytics as well as many CRMs and other reporting tools.

If your company is looking to incorporate any of these employees, but you don’t know where to start. Contact us! we are a company that does this job for you. What to know more about us? Click here

New signs of recovery, new ways of hiring

New signs of recovery, new ways of hiring

New signs of recovery, new ways of hiring

More than half of UK firms plan to hire new staff
As the Covid ends, more and more companies want to hire employees from other parts of the world. How to do it?

With an end to the COVID pandemic now on the radar, many companies are beginning to focus on a return to growth and international expansion. In times past this presented a number of challenges, especially when you were confronted with all the complexities associated with setting up in a new country: different laws, unfamiliar tax regimes, employment regulations, employee benefits and entitlements, currency exchange, payroll issues etc. That’s the reason why so many smart companies embarking on international expansion today are utilizing an ‘Employer of Record’ (EOR) structure in each country of employment.

Countries continually change regulations on immigration, employment and tax in order to boost and protect the economy. For this reason, it is very difficult for companies to hire employers from other parts of the world. Still, it is possible and easy.
The need for EOR is here to stay.

International business expansion was once a long-term, multi-year foreign assignment.

Nowadays, however, global mobility is a hot topic. In fact, more companies can now enjoy the idea of shorter, more flexible overseas postings in shorter time frames.

Companies began to explore options such as outsourcing payroll, hiring immigration attorneys and seeking
local business partners to alleviate some of the regulatory burdens.

But a more complete solution was needed, allowing for the development of a single-source service that could manage the full range of local employment criteria.

The EOR model meets a modern business need, allowing companies to quickly enter a new market and deploy workers legally and efficiently.

A key option available when expanding your business is an Employer of Record (EOR).

Why consider an EOR?

Businesses who need to hire staff overseas face a series of processes and obstacles.

Researching and complying with the numerous local laws can present a huge challenge.

Every country (and even each state or region) will likely have different employment, payroll, and work permit requirements for foreign companies doing business.

Partnering with a legal Employer of Record saves you from having to set up a formal entity in the host country. They become the in-country employer of your staff, saving you an enormous amount of time and effort.


How does EOR work?

Specifically, the EOR is the legal entity that:

  • Acts as a stand-in entity in order to run a local compliant payroll for your staff.
  • Meets all host country labor laws pertaining to local contracts and worker protections.
  • Advises you of required notice periods, termination rules and severance pay.
  • Is the host country interface between the employee and government authorities.
  • Is responsible for making sure you remain compliant with all local laws.

As businesses continue to navigate the global marketplace and its intricate legislations, EOR is becoming a core strategy for employing staff – whoever and wherever they may be. Want to know more about us? Contact us! 

5 reasons why you should use an EOR

5 reasons why you should use an EOR

5 reasons why you should use an EOR

More than half of UK firms plan to hire new staff
Is your Company planning to expand? Here you can find some tips to do it in the best way.

An Employer of Record regulates the relationship between the client company and the employee as a “third party” also called EOR.
It helps the employers retain, hire, payroll issues, insurance, visa applications, and other types of applications and paperwork about their employees when the employees attempt the company from another country.

Why Should Companies Use an EOR? Here some reasons: 


When expanding, setting up a local entity via incorporation and registration can be very time consuming and costly, needing expertise and knowledge in order to remain compliant.
A global EOR might be the better alternative, supporting the company by handling payroll, employment and immigration requirements in the host country. The EOR would be an intermediary between the client-company and assignee, helping to ensure compliance through its network and expertise.

Hiring internationally.

If you are looking to access international talent in a compliant way, an EOR can help you do just that, making sure that compliance is met and further HR-related processes run smoothly. 

Transition to remote first.

More and more employers are looking into becoming a hybrid or even remote first company, allowing not only future but also existing employees to work from anywhere in the world.
This however is a highly complex process, with many aspects that need to be taken into consideration such as each country’s labor laws as well as possible lack of experience in managing teams remotely.
With an EOR, your company will be able to give this approach a trial phase with a smaller number of employees. This would result in an easier and better prepared transition as well in important financial and time savings. 

Converting freelancers to employee.

Many companies profit from an alternative workforce such as freelancers and contractors. You might consider converting freelancers to employees because of various reasons such as a greater control over the working time, increased sense of belonging to your company and more commitment, reduced turnover rate and many more.
An EOR can help you retain this talent and support you in long term workforce planning by shouldering important transition and HR processes to remain compliant.

Emigration of an existing employee.

If one or some of your employees is considering moving permanently to another country, don’t make this a reason for letting them go. Being able to maintain your talent even if their wish to move abroad for an indefinite amount of time will not only reduce your turnover rate but can also strengthen your employer brand with increased flexibility and innovative features.
An EOR will be able to support you during the process, being in charge of the labor law, payroll differences and further aspects that need to be taken case of when wanting to remain compliant.

Sound like an EOR is just what you have been looking for? Contact us!