News & Views From Our Cheltenham Recruitment Agency

How to hire graduates in a post-COVID world

September 1, 2021

As UK employer confidence surged to a nine-year high this month following the final easing of lockdown restrictions, there were almost three times more graduate jobs in July 2021 than there in June 2020 – welcome news for the millions of young people fresh out of university.

In this candidate-rich market, how can you attract and retain this rich base of talent?

We’ve looked into how you could adapt your recruitment strategy to appeal to these new graduates.

How to get promoted as a remote employee

August 4, 2021

The world of work has changed on a scale never seen before. Recent estimates suggest that half of all businesses in the UK are now embracing a hybrid working model, while a quarter have ditched their offices altogether in favour of remote working. While these are relatively new ways of working and come as a direct consequence of the pandemic, they are likely to become a permanent way of working life moving forward.

Happy Hooray-versary to Tom!

August 3, 2021

Happy 1st anniversary/Hooray birthday to Tom! 🥳 Richard, Ian and the whole team can’t thank you enough for all your help and contributions to date. What a year it’s been with so much exciting growth and success! Here’s to many more! ☺️

Voting now open at this year’s SoGlos Gloucestershire Lifestyle Awards!

July 6, 2021

We are a category sponsor (Charity Of The Year) at this year’s SoGlos Gloucestershire Lifestyle Awards so we wanted to let you know that voting has opened to members of the public today via

From March to June this year, organisations were given the chance to nominate themselves across 16 SGGLA categories, and SoGlos revealed entries flooded in from leading businesses across Gloucestershire – with an incredible 233 nominations by the closing date. The best of the best 125 organisations were then shortlisted, and have each been sent a pack of ‘vote for us’ printed assets in the post, and digital assets by email.

Will your CV pass the 5 second challenge?

July 5, 2021

As the world begins to return to normal, competition between candidates for jobs is set to explode as a post-pandemic boom comes into play. Not only will we likely see a plethora of newly created roles estimates suggest that the ending of the furlough scheme could see an additional ¼ million people entering the jobs market – competitors!

The ability to ‘sell’ yourself as the applicant of choice has never been as great as it is now and the first opportunity you have at your disposal is your CV. But in many industries, hiring managers and recruiters can receive hundreds of applications for each job, and so they need to get through them quickly to sort the wheat from the trough.

With most recruiters spending an average of only 5-7 seconds looking at your CV, you need to make your stand out…. and fast. So, how can you make your CV stand out?

Exciting times for Hooray as we grow to a 10 strong team!

June 28, 2021

Established in October 2017, the Hooray team has grown to a team of 10 with further plans to grow not only our team but overall market share across the South West and Midlands. Since starting, we have placed over 375 candidates and worked with over 500 businesses across Gloucestershire and the surrounding areas.

Committed to practicing ‘good business’, we are determined to grow a team who are aligned with our values, who understand they need to generate revenue as a services business, but very importantly, are dedicated to doing the best possible job they can for our clients and candidates.

Team Hooray continues to grow! Charlotte has joined us as a Talent Resourcing Executive for the Healthcare/Education and Tech/Engineering divisions!

June 22, 2021

A big welcome to Charlotte who joins Hooray today as a Talent Resourcing Executive for our Tech/Engineering and Healthcare/Education divisions! She will be busy hunting down and engaging with the best talent in the market! If you’re a candidate looking for a new role, please reach out to Charlotte and she’ll be happy to help 🤩

Exciting times at Hooray! Francesca is now part of the Hooray team as a new Talent Resourcing Executive for the Professional Service division!

June 16, 2021

A HUGE welcome to Francesca White who joins team Hooray today! 🥳 She is our new Talent Resourcing Executive for our ever growing Professional Services division. Francesca’s role will see her purely hunting down and interacting with the best talent in the market ensuring our clients get the best candidates out there. We are so pleased to have you on board Francesca! 🤩

The Hooray team continues to grow with the appointment of Becca who joins as part of the Kickstart Scheme!

May 5, 2021

The Hooray team keeps growing! 🤩 A very very warm welcome to Becca who joins us today as our Team Administrator. She is joining us as part of the Kickstart Scheme so we look forward to showing her all
the ins and outs here at Hooray. Thanks to Gloucestershire College and the DWP for co-ordinating and for their support! 

Alice joins Team Hooray as a Professional Services Consultant. Welcome aboard!

March 29, 2021

A HUGE welcome to Alice who joins #TeamHooray today! 🥳 With some good recruitment experience already under her belt, especially within the Legal sector, she joins Stephen in our Professional Services division. I’m sure lots of you will be speaking to Alice and seeing her out and about very soon! We are so pleased to have you on board Alice 🤩