Developing Future Leaders

Developing Future Leaders

By Tricia Hay and David Tovey We sat down a few weeks ago to explore what more our team could do to support the young people of Gloucestershire and the local community. We have been involved in many of the more traditional initiatives to help young people into work...

Team Building Success

As I spotted on my CRM last week, I congratulated my team on a great first quarter by “locking them in a room to see if they could escape”. Well done guys. The haunted house team got out with 33 seconds to go and the prison break(ers) had 5 mins left....
Customer Experience – Putting Employees First

Customer Experience – Putting Employees First

The topic of customer service and customer experience has been coming up in lots of client conversations as well as at networking meetings lately. As my colleague, First Base Director David Tovey, is writing a book on the subject we put our heads together so that we...
Our Lilly turns one: Happy First Base Birthday

Our Lilly turns one: Happy First Base Birthday

Lilly Chappell turned one last week and we are so so proud of how she’s doing. Lilly is a great addition to our team and is absolutely focused on getting things just right for our clients and for our candidates too. She heads up the commercial side of the...
Miracle growing

Miracle growing

Mags just popped back in – brought this with her to “Grow some candidates” Well done Mags, always thinking of how to find the right talent for our rather fabulous clients  :0)...
Industrial team joined by Nathan Hughes

Industrial team joined by Nathan Hughes

The week has started well. Nathan, Mags and Andy are ready to take your call and have many temp to perm job roles to fill. They’re looking rather bright and bushy tailed ! Call 01453 755330 for more information and a start...

We’re recruiting

We’re recruiting for a really switched on person who will hunt down and connect with the right people for us. Magda continues to try all options but she needs...
Should you tailor your cv?

Should you tailor your cv?

The short answer is yes. As a recruiter I see a wide variety of formats, styles and approaches to CV’s but the ones that really stand out are the ones that ‘check the boxes’ of my client’s requirements. With that being said, it is important to still be honest! If you...
So here’s why you didn’t get the job.

So here’s why you didn’t get the job.

By Tricia Hay and David Tovey We had to pass on bad news recently to a candidate well qualified for the job they had been interviewed for. It’s never a pleasant task to have tell someone they won’t be going forward to a second interview. We’d asked for feedback from...
Beyond Millennials – Recruiting Generation Z

Beyond Millennials – Recruiting Generation Z

By Tricia Hay and David Tovey At a recent recruitment event for students, the guest speaker (a manager from a local company) publicly berated one of the students for texting on her mobile phone whilst he was presenting. “You will need to learn to pay attention if you...
Network to boost your career

Network to boost your career

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...