Guiding you through today’s labour market - Friday 10th Nov 2017


The IHS Markit/REC Report on Jobs came out on 8th November, providing the most comprehensive guide to the UK labour market. Here are the key findings:

  • Growth in permanent staff placements remained robust at the start of the final quarter of 2017
  • Staff vacancies rose sharply for permanent and temporary roles during October, across both the private and public sector, against a marked decline in the availability of temporary and permanent workers across the UK.
  • A sustained upturn in demand for staff and lower candidate availability led to further increases in pay.

It is clearly a candidate market at the moment and good candidates do not hang around for long. If you find a candidate who fits your business, don’t delay in making them an offer and learn from the experience of these two One Step commercial clients this week:

  • One client offered their candidate the post soon after the interview and got the One Step candidate they wanted.
  • The other client left it 5 days after the interview before making an offer, at which point the preferred One Step candidate had taken another role.

We don’t want this to happen to you! Contact us today if you have a post that you need filling and we can help guide you through today’s labour market. #staylocal




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When you wish a candidate happy birthday.... - Wednesday 08th Nov 2017


Our Chard consultants Adriana and Ania sent a text to one of our loyal candidates, to wish them a very happy birthday.

Shortly after, the birthday boy came into the office with a massive bag full of treats so we could celebrate his special day with him!

We really are lucky in our line of work, our consultants build such a lovely relationship with candidates (and clients) all over Somerset.

This is what happens when you love what you do.






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We are now the exclusive recruitment agency for a local care provider - Tuesday 07th Nov 2017


Hello all on this rather chilly Tuesday.

As you know we like to reward our consultants when they go above and beyond in their work.

So, let us say a massive well done and thank you to Jon Dicker who is based in our commercial team, here at One Step HQ in Taunton.

Since joining our work family a few months ago, Jon has led the way in entering the care sector market; One Step are now the exclusive recruitment agency for a local care provider. Not only that, but he is the company’s top user of our internal e-learning tool, Juice.

Well done Jon for taking the time to invest in your own development and win new business, we are very excited to see what happens next. Enjoy the bottle of bubbles fella!




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Meet our latest "Team player of the Month" winner! - Friday 03rd Nov 2017

Fernando has a brilliant attitude towards his work; he is polite, respectful and always has a smile on his face.
TOP FEEDBACK - Fernando’s work performance and his excellent work ethic always result in positive feedback and our clients want to book him again and again.
It doesn’t stop there! Fernando constantly recommends our services to his friends and family, who are now working with One Step too.
Fernando, from us to you, a very big thank you for all you do for us, including bringing in numerous “thank you” sweet treats for our Chard ladies, every time we find you work.
Enjoy your presents and take pride in knowing that you are the winner of the coveted One Step “Team player of the month” award.



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Official Recruitment Partner for Somerset County Cricket Club - Wednesday 01st Nov 2017





Welcome November and a very warm hello to the folks of Somerset.

Today is the day we can PROUDLY REVEAL that we are the Official Recruitment Partner for Somerset County Cricket Club.

We have consistently met the club’s staffing requirements for a number of years and we are thrilled with our new partnership with such an iconic sports club, that adds so much to our mighty county.

If you have staffing needs, contact us today – it’s how we began working with SCCC!





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Happy Halloween 2017 - Tuesday 31st Oct 2017


Happy Halloween all,


We have our very own tradition here at One Step, our annual Halloween bake-off and this year is no exception!


Thanks to Naomi for the little orange monsters with the help from her son Rupert.


Tansy made an epic looking pumpkin pie with the leftovers of her weekend pumpkin carving (fab idea) and Sam G made a ‘Paralysing Pavlova’, a classic family recipe with a spooky twist.





...Must resist until lunch time!


....Must resist until lunch time!



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Now the dust has settled on The One Step Foundation's Somerset Skills & Careers Fair 2017, we are delighted to publish the final show directory. A printed version was available to take away on the day (thanks to Zeralynx Print), this downloadable version features all exhibitors including those who we squeezed in at the last minute!

Visitors left the exhibition with lots of fun freebies, but now the sweets have been eaten and the pens are running out, the directory is the keepsake from the day.

We anticipate that this publication is likely to be seen by many more than the visitors on the day, appealing to the parents of students and job seekers alike to consult for months to come.

Watch this space for a save the date for 2018!



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CAREERS FAIR 2017 GALLERY LAUNCH - Thursday 26th Oct 2017


The fifth anniversary of the One Step Foundation Somerset Skills & Careers Fair went with a bang!

We have been pouring over lots of photo and video footage of the day, smiling at the happy memories of this terrific community event. We are delighted to announce that the photo gallery for 2017 is now ready to view, along with a short video of the day –just CLICK HERE.

We have received some really positive and also constructive feedback from visitors and exhibitors alike which we always study, absorb and use to improve future events.

A save the date for our 2018 show will soon be released, so the fun can start all over again!






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THANK YOU - Tuesday 17th Oct 2017

Thank you to the hard working exhibitors and the engaged visitors, who together made the fifth anniversary of the Somerset Skills & Careers Fair a huge success on Wednesday 11th October!

Click here to read the full write-up all about the day itself, that has been shared with the media. And don’t forget to check the One Step Foundation's website gallery for photos from the 2017 event and a video of the day – both coming soon.

Ideas are already being shared for 2018, watch this space for a ‘save the date’ in due course.



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As you enter The One Step Foundations Somerset Skills & Careers Fair on Wednesday between 9.30-1.30 and 3-7pm, you cannot miss our Live Vacancies board.

This is crammed full of local jobs that are currently available. You will see the stand number on each advert directing you to the relevant exhibitor, so you can go and talk to each employer on the day.

We’re busy printing these off, there are plenty to choose from. *THIS IS SO EXCITING*



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