Category: Events

Fake Commuting, Is It For You?


Will a fake commute help you start the working day?


I hope you are well and are not too impacted by the new Covid rules? At the moment it might not seem like there is an end in sight to all of this, but hopefully, it won’t be too long now before we are able to start thinking about returning to something like normality. For most people, this can’t come soon enough.

Although this seems to be the case in the main, one of the things I have found surprising whilst talking with different people over the last few months is that for a few at least, there seems to be a longing for a return to the office and the commute that comes with it.

Speaking as someone who has worked from home for over seven years now, I find this very odd indeed, mainly because, although I most certainly miss the office chat, I definitely do not miss the commute, not one little bit.

This dilemma is quite close to home for us here at Net-Recruit as it has directly affected one of our colleagues, who is now seriously fed up with the lack of a change of scenery that working from home inevitably brings.

Judging by this recent article in Stylist magazine, they aren’t the only ones either.

Fake commuting, is it for you?


The idea of a structured start to the day, and the distinct difference between work and home, and that period of time during the commute where they mentally change their state of mind for the working day, is much more important to them than the idea of being able to take their time in the morning and not worry about getting dressed into something appropriate for the office or to have to be out of the house at a particular time.

To try to combat these feelings, our colleague has started to structure their day in the same way they would have done if 2020 had been a completely normal year. However, instead of journeying to the office they now leave the house for a walk with a brew in hand on their fake commute. According to them, this clears their head so that when they arrive back home after twenty minutes, they are ready for the working day and all it can throw at them.

Only time will tell if this has the effect they are looking for in the long term, but it appears to be helping get them set for the day so far, which can only be good news.

It would be great to hear any of your thoughts on the fake commute idea or any other ways you have found that help you cope with the marked change in circumstances in which the whole world finds itself, you can get in touch here.

In the meantime, please take care and stay safe.

Top 5 Recruitment Conferences You Should Attend in 2016

One of the best ways for those in charge of recruitment marketing is to attend the best available recruitment conferences. There are so many reasons why you should attend conferences, here are but a few:

  • The amount of valuable knowledge to be gained from the talks and seminars, which can then be put into practice within your business.
  • Endless networking opportunities.
  • The profitable leads you can potentially generate.

Finding the right recruitment conference for your needs can be a tiresome job, so with that in mind we have put together a roundup of what we think are the best around.

Recruitment Leaders Connect


A free to attend series of events with over 200 returning delegates, this recruiting conference fuses an array of networking opportunities together with a selection of 20-minute keynote presentations from industry experts.

  • London – 3 March 2016

‘The Conversation’ – In-house Recruitment Conference


Boasting a perfectly balanced agenda which combines peer-to-peer networking with knowledge providing and tool sharing sessions, there is a lot be taken from this recruiting conference. Delegates from all aspects of the recruitment and HR professions will gather to attend talks from award-winning speakers from companies such as House of Fraser, Mencap and Coca-cola.

  • London – April 14th 2016

Recruitment Conference and Workshop 2016 – CIPD

With 15+ talks spread over two days, including speakers from top companies such as  Shazam, AXA and Indeed. This conference will be a great opportunity to hear the latest industry leading thoughts on:

  • enhancing your employer brand and proposition.
  • reducing recruitment costs, increasing retention.
  • leveraging gamification and digital recruitment.
This is not one to be missed and is expected to sell out fast!
  • 23-24 February, London

The Global Recruiter UK Summit 2016


Do you want to learn how to create a recruitment market leading company? Do you want to focus on delivering an excellent service to your clients? If so, then this is the conference for you!

  • 30 Euston Square, London – 9th March 2016

The Onrec Trade Conference 2016

The only Online Recruitment focused conference you’ll need to attend this year! Anyone worth their salt will be at the Grange on the 12th July. Crammed packed with talks, demos and networking events to help you stay on top of the game. We can’t recommend this one highly enough!

  • The Grange City Hotel, London – 12 July, 2016

If you think we missed any must-attend recruitment conferences, be sure to share in the comments below.

We’re Attending The Business Show 2015

We’re excited to announce that out very own Les Warburton (Director) and Andrew Chesworth (Sales Manager) will be attending The Business Show 2015.

Labelled as “The Fastest Growing Business Exhibition in Europe”, The two-day event is set to attract more than 25,000 businesses who attend with the primary agenda of improving and expanding their business. Click here for more information and to find out more about our stand number.

As one of the UK’s leading Online Recruitment providers, we’d love to meet you to see how we can help you recruit the best candidates using our industry leading Flat Fee Recruitment offering.

If you or any of your colleagues will be attending The Business Show 2015, please don’t hesitate to contact us so that we can arrange to meet up.

A frantic business show crowd


Recruitment Agency Expo 2013

Have you booked your FREE ticket for the Recruitment Agency Expo at the NEC in Birmingham yet?

The event is a great opportunity for you to attend 14 free Recruiter Training Sessions and 28 free seminars from leading experts in the recruitment industry. If you are in the recruitment business, this is the place to be!

Meet with top industry suppliers, discover new innovate products and services, whilst getting the chance to meet with your industry colleagues.

Show highlights:

  • Over 100 exhibitors
  • FREE Seminars covering the hottest topics in the industry
  • Host of exhibitor presentations & demonstrations
  • Learn about the latest developments in the sector
  • Stay ahead of your competition; learn about the latest innovations  in the recruitment industry and new technology to help your business to become more profitable

Event Details:


  • 2nd October 2013: 10:00 – 17:30
  • 3rd October 2013:  10:00 – 16:30


National Exhibition Centre
B40 1NT

Event website

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