Help your recruitment consultant to help you.

Help your recruitment consultant to help you.

Understanding how your recruitment consultant works with employers can really help you to find the job opportunities you are looking for. On a day to day basis, most recruitment consultants are working to find candidates for their clients – potentially your future...
Listen to me – it’s not about the pay

Listen to me – it’s not about the pay

A business contact (let’s call him Matt) recently shared a recruitment experience with us that speaks volumes about the chasm that sometimes exists between candidates and employers. Matt received a call from a Head of HR after turning down a job offer. The call went...
Your interview checklist!

Your interview checklist!

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...
Five tips that will help you find the best talent

Five tips that will help you find the best talent

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...
Why should I work for you?

Why should I work for you?

Establishing your Employer Brand By Tricia Hay and David Tovey The ability to attract and retain the best talent in the market is key for any organisation, but never more so than in highly competitive sectors where niche skill sets are in high demand. Right now there...
Employer Brand in the Social Media Age

Employer Brand in the Social Media Age

Finding the most skilled and talented individuals with the right attitude to help grow our businesses has never been easy. At a time of high employment and high candidate expectations – whether recruiting permanent or temporary staff; it has never been more important...
Forget initiatives, live the philosophy

Forget initiatives, live the philosophy

Does your business suffer from initiative fatigue? I’m really fortunate. I get to work with some great people in great organisations. I frequently get to facilitate off site strategy meetings with senior managers at fabulous locations in the UK and internationally....
The Six Keys To Writing A Fantastic Job Advert

The Six Keys To Writing A Fantastic Job Advert

Businesses these days can pick up job candidates through a bewildering number of online channels. Successful job matches have been made through LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and even Tinder (so we’ve been told!) However, there is still no substitute for the traditional...
How to Spot a ‘Bad Applicant’

How to Spot a ‘Bad Applicant’

Recruitment is a serious undertaking with long-term implications for the success and profitability of a business. This is why companies typically invest considerable time in creating job adverts to attract the right candidate, and then vetting them through multiple...
How To Hire A Great Team For Your Start-Up Business

How To Hire A Great Team For Your Start-Up Business

For a start-up company, your first five to ten new employees have the potential to make or break your business. Taking the leap from a partnership or sole entrepreneur to a new employer can be a nerve-wracking experience. These five handy tips can help put you on the...