Spotlight on... Ben
I'm a 23 year old creative in London with a passion for comedy and filmmaking, and love to volunteer with charities in my spare time. I particularly love improv, and spend a lot of my free time doing shows with my improv group. I've recently started learning guitar as well.
Spotlight on... Brandon
I have a lot of experience in retail from jobs I did whilst at University but, after graduating, I wanted to work towards gaining more office-based experience. That’s where Tempo came in.
Adapting to a flexible workforce
Flexible working has long been associated with working mums, but Timewise set out to debunk the mum myth. They carried out a survey revealing 87% of the UK’s full-time workforce either work flexibly or want to do so. 57% said it gives them more control over their work/life balance, 32% said it allowed them to enjoy leisure or study time, 29% said it helped them with caring duties and 20% said it helped work fit with pe
Anything is possible with the perfect profile
Hands up who hates talking about themselves? Yeah, quite a few of us. It’s no wonder then, that when it comes to updating our CV or signing up to new websites, it can feel like the most daunting task ever. Where do I even start? Let alone perfect my profile?
Fear not, chickadees, Liv is here.
Lydia: Sister, gymnast, socialite
After leaving university I decided to give myself the summer off and so didn’t really start job hunting until around October. I was looking for permanent positions and actually came across Tempo on Facebook. I started applying for jobs and landed myself a great mar...
*Meet Alec: Reader, reinventor and writer
Right after leaving university I had a job with this startup but it went under pretty soon after I joined. I was in desperate need for another job and was looking for a position in marketing.
Alternative Routes to the Top: The Rise of Non-traditional Career Paths
“I’m a brand marketer slash blogger and training to be a Yoga instructor on the side.” A mere 5 years ago such a description of one’s career would have been a rarity, but there is a growing ‘slash culture’ with workers handling more than one job simultaneously. The number of side hustlers has risen by 32% in the last decade with British millennials, like Jemima
5 Reasons to Get into Customer Services this Christmas
Providing customers with great customer service has never been more critical for brands. Social media and the rapid growth of use, and reference to, user rating platforms such as Trustpilot has given rise to customer reviews of an experience with a brand a voice and large influence.
Liv 4 Success: Why it's important to be yourself
Here at Tempo, we’re proud champions of individuality, and we work alongside amazing employers that share in our values. In this edition of #Liv4Success, I’d like to talk to you about why it’s important to be yourself, and how you’ll go further in the long run.
The Creepy Side of Recruitment This Halloween
Has it ever crossed your mind that the traditional recruitment processes are the stuff of actual nightmares? High agency fees, long, drawn-out processes, and a backwards way of assessing candidates (how much is one side of A4 really going to tell you about someone?)
Spotlight on... Lewis
Meet Lewis: Sports enthusiast, brother, and social media guru
I studied Geology at the University of Birmingham, and the idea of entering “the real world” and having to find a job after graduating was pretty daunting. I didn’t really know what I wanted so felt quite unsure about where to even start!
Spotlight on... Daniel
Meet Daniel: Dancer, father, and Business Adminstrator I found Tempo through Google, and instantly thought the website seemed new and interesting - I especially liked the idea of recording a video to differentiate yourself, along with the referrals.
Tips on how to juggle more than one job
More people are taking on more jobs (link to my other article). This is largely driven by millennials with nearly 3 million in the UK juggling two or more jobs. The reasons vary. Whatever the reason, as the responsibilities build it can be easy to feel overwhelmed. But here are some tips that could help you maintain your sanity
Spotlight on... Jemima
Meet Jemima: Actor, sister, dog-lover @jemimawatling
I’m an actor, first and foremost, and anyone who knows what it’s like to work in such an unstable industry knows that it is the absolute holy grail to find work that’s enjoyable, flexible, AND reliable.
'London is Cheap!'...said no one ever. Time to get thrifty.
Day to day living in London is extortionate. Just jumping on the tube to work can cost you around £10. Then there’s lunch for a fiver, couple of coffees for the same, your phone bill comes in and that’s £30 and before you know it you’ve had to cancel dinner plans because you’ve just checked your bank balance.
World Mental Health Day 2018 – Young People and Mental Health in a Changing World
Imagine a world where mental health has no stigma. Where we treat common mental health problems like a flu or a cavity, being able to call in sick, to take time off without the fear of being judged or labeled.
Meet Simona: The Grad
Tempo met up with Simona, a recent grad from Kingston, to hear about her story, and find out she did when she was fresh out of uni…
Get Hired in Minutes Not Weeks
The average hiring process is 28 days… Not only is this the case with recruiters, but also companies directly. You've trawled the internet for opportunities and finally found a job that looks great! You apply and… Find yourself having to fill in a 30-page pre-employment assessment Great.
Your hiring process is costing you more than just money
The average length of a recruitment process in the UK is 28 days, although many go on for three months or more. This could have both immediate and long-term negative effects on your business.
Why top employers are ditching the CV
Who even uses CVs anymore?
Employers in the past have relied heavily on an applicant's CVs when deciding who is eligible for the role. But what if there are other means of determining whether you should hire someone?
The most creative ways people have gone about finding a new job...
When you’re competing against hundreds for the same job - how do you stand out? A plain old CV just doesn’t cut it anymore. In order to get noticed, job searchers have come up with some pretty weird and wonderful ways to grab the undivided attention of recruiters.
Liv 4 Success: How to know when you’re stuck in a rut - and what to do about it
Getting stuck in a rut happens to the best of us. It could be down to a period of stress, sometimes it’s because of relationships with other employees, or having to adjust to a different working environment. Even a loud neighbour keeping you awake at night can start to affect things in the office! If it was always going to be easy, then it wouldn’t be called work.
5 Interview techniques to help you score your next role
Interviews can always be daunting; between prepping for the barrage of questions and choosing the perfect outfit, you need to be on your best form for that all-important day.
That's why we've put together five bitesize tips to help you perform as best you can, and help you increase your chances of nabbing that role.
Ever wondered why everyone wants to work in tech?
The tech industry is booming. In fact, it is growing at a faster rate than the entire UK economy during 2017 - which is pretty mental. It’s little wonder why then, that so many people want a piece of the Pi. (See what we did there? ;) )
Spotlight on... Layla
*Meet Layla: Wanderer, fashionista and daughter @laylilentil
I had just relocated from Australia to London and found a job with Tempo so quickly. My passion area is fashion, and so I wanted a reliable temp role that would allow me to also explore other avenues with no stress.
How to: Video Q&A
Video Q&As are a great way for you to showcase your skills to employers, as well as injecting some of your personality.
Here's how it works:
Spotlight on... George
Meet George: Brother, industrial designer, and growth guru
I found Tempo while I was freelancing as a Junior Industrial Designer straight out of uni. I made a profile in minutes - super quick and easy - and got a job offer within two days!
Liv 4 Success: Career advice for fresh grads
It's summer, and apparently the hottest since 1976. We've had the World Cup and Wimbledon, along with a slew of music festivals, Pimms on rooftop terraces, late night parties, and hopefully a trip or two abroad. All the great stuff that comes with summertime (cue Will Smith).
However! For all the fresh-faced grads out there, we've compiled Liv's top tips when it comes to the new chapter in your life now...
Scaling Startups: The Next Stage in Your Business Growth
It’s a good problem to have. A great one, in fact. You took the massive step to start a business, and after all those late nights going over finances and redrafting your business plan, you finally got it off the ground.
But don’t breathe a sigh of relief just yet. It’s time to take things to the next level.
Has tech changed our relationship with work for the better or worse?
What do Google, Skype, Whatsapp and Facebook have in common? None of them existed 20 years ago. Tech has fundamentally changed our relationship with work, but with portable devices, the death of the 9-5, and collaboration at a click, is tech revolutionising our workplaces... or ruining our lives?
Spotlight on... Kelly
Meet Kelly: Comedian, festival-lover, dog-mum @KellyMareeAh
I’ve been living in London for five years now, and in 2017 I started doing comedy on the side of my day job - for a laugh (ba-dum-bum-tss!) But then my laugh was turning into audience laughs, and it just took off from there.
Liv 4 Success: Five Tips from our Head of Customer Success, Liv
We sat down with our Head of Customer Success, Olivia Horsley, for some top tips on finding work in an era of change…
The amazing benefits of a temp job you didn’t know about
Temp jobs can have a great appeal to the likes of students or fresh grads, new parents, wandering souls, or simply those wanting to gain some new skills and insights in different industries.
Is understaffing killing your business?
Any business owner or senior manager knows that a successful organisation is one that has strong management, a clear vision and a passionate team. Yet many still fail? Could it be down to understaffing? Find out.
Revealed: the most in-demand skills to jumpstart your career
When you think of “skills”, you might think of as things like project management or graphic design or admin, but we seem to overlook the softer abilities in people, like being a good team leader or responding well to criticism.
Tips for writing the perfect job description
Whether you are looking for a temp for a couple of weeks, or a few months, our tips will help you put together a compelling and concise job description that will land you the perfect new hire.
The modern luxury: Flexibility
As a largely “woke” demographic, and the first generation in the tech workforce, we are re-defining what “luxury” means. In a hyper-connected world, abstract elements like freedom and flexibility are actually highly valued now.
How to make a great impression in less than 15 seconds
You only get one chance to make a first impression. And people form their first impression of you in literally 1/10th of a secondof meeting you.
Video Killed the Resume Star
Who even uses CVs anymore? It’s been drilled into us that having a perfect CV is the ticket to achieving your dream job. But what if that isn’t the case?
Five benefits of hiring a temp
Whilst there are so many benefits to looking at temporary staff for your team, we’ve managed to whittle it down to just five:
Feelin' fresh for spring
Ah, springtime. The blossoms start to bloom and the fresh air blows away the cobwebs of winter, with the promise of (literal) sunnier days ahead. This sense of change arounds us affects us more than you might expect.
Liv 4 Success: Five ways to nail your video interview (and get that job!)
As recruitment experts and the creators of Tempo's video platform, we give you five tips to nail your profile, so you can bag that job and say hey to Tempo.
Do you need a Head of Happiness?
Happiness in your workforce really does run deeper than seeing smiles in the office. Gone are the days of keeping business separate from personal lives.
Feminism, Technology, and the Kardashians - Interview with Kate Burns
Starting out, I had two challenges going against me; my young age and being a woman. To be honest though, being a woman had never really crossed my mind at that point.