Tag Archives: Recruitment

By Tricia Hay and David Tovey

 You can be the most talented person around, but if you are not well connected through your professional network you can easily miss out on rewarding and exciting career opportunities.

Building an effective professional network should really start as soon as you are considering embarking on your chosen career – even if you are still in full time education. 

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The recent Manpower survey of over 2000 UK businesses reflects our own local experience that whilst jobs confidence is high, some sectors are ‘desperate’ to fill vacancies as Brexit becomes a reality.

The hospitality sector has been performing particularly well in terms of jobs (up 16% in 2017) – but there are definitely signs that some employers are in a desperate scramble to find the right people,

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I love working in the recruitment business. We all like positive feedback and during a recent review with the CEO of a client we have been working with since 2008, it was encouraging to be praised for providing a great service over the past 20 years.

As we shared memories of those years it made me proud to realise that the team at First Base had provided staff for over 80% of the functions within their organisation.

 » Read more about: A valuable business partner  »

I recently wrote about the importance of building a good relationship with your recruitment consultant when seeking a new role or career. Here’s another example of how well it works for candidates who are proactive and willing to learn!

The candidate who wrote the testimonial below didn’t just send off her CV, as soon as she had done some research into First Base she came along to our offices to seek career advice on how to improve her chances of getting the type of job she was hoping for.

 » Read more about: Another brilliant result – relationships matter!  »

It still surprises me how often candidates turn up for an interview having done too little preparation. We hear time and time again from employers that a key reason one candidate has been selected over another is the amount of preparation the successful person did before interview.

Candidates who do their research are like a breath of fresh air to an interviewer.

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It’s a buyers market

A client recently described the current recruiting environment  as a ‘buyers’ market. We understand the sentiment – candiates are no longer desperate for a job, they are discerning about which jobs they will apply for.

It’s not easy finding the right candidates at times of high employment and the cost of taking on the wrong person can be high –

 » Read more about: Five tips that will help you find the best talent  »

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