Tempo Blog
  • October 18, 2018

    '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.

  • October 10, 2018

    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.

  • October 4, 2018

    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…

  • October 4, 2018

    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.

  • October 4, 2018

    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.

  • October 4, 2018

    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?

  • October 4, 2018

    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.

  • October 4, 2018

    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.

  • August 28, 2018

    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.

  • August 28, 2018

    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? ;) )

  • August 28, 2018

    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.

  • July 25, 2018

    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:

  • July 24, 2018

    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!

  • July 24, 2018

    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...

  • July 23, 2018

    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.

  • July 20, 2018

    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?

  • June 29, 2018

    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.

  • June 28, 2018

    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…

  • June 15, 2018

    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.

  • June 14, 2018

    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.

  • May 30, 2018

    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.

  • May 23, 2018

    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.

  • May 15, 2018

    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.

  • April 18, 2018

    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.

  • April 11, 2018

    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?

  • April 10, 2018

    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:

  • April 5, 2018

    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.

  • March 27, 2018

    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.

  • March 16, 2018

    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.

  • March 7, 2018

    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.

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