Another brilliant result – relationships matter!

Another brilliant result – relationships matter!

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...
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...
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...

CV help and interview advice – free sessions

Join me at our offices in Stroud; 9-10 Rowcroft, Stroud, Glos. GL5 3AZ If you, or anyone you know is looking for a new job, pop in between 11.00am and 2.00pm on a Wednesday for coffee, biscuits and job opportunities! We’re a friendly, local, owner managed...
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 Make the Best First Impression Possible at Your Job Interview

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...
What Makes a Great Job Advert?

What Makes a Great Job Advert?

Creating a great job advert is not only about attracting the right candidates for your role; it is to create excitement about your company and work to enhance your brand awareness. There are plenty of ways to get a job advert wrong, like filling it with indecipherable...
Attract the best Recruits with These Four Employee Benefits

Attract the best Recruits with These Four Employee Benefits

For high-tech and digital industries, the modern workplace is becoming more and more competitive – for employers as well as candidates. For highly skilled, desirable candidates, there is often the luxury of being able to choose to apply for several suitable positions....
How You Can Optimise Your Workplace To Entice New Recruits

How You Can Optimise Your Workplace To Entice New Recruits

As much as you may feel it is you primarily doing the interviewing when a potential new recruit arrives at your office, the process of evaluation is very much a two-way street. From the moment the recruit steps out of their car or bus makes and their way through your...