Recruitment

Four Ways to Get Headhunted

James Caan | Posted 28.10.2014 | UK
James Caan

One of the most flattering things in the professional world is getting headhunted on behalf of a renowned company. If someone rings you out of the blue and takes an interest in you, it is a sure sign that you are doing all the right things in your current job. When I started my first headhunting firm many years ago, almost every time I approached a candidate on behalf of a prestigious company their self-esteem would instantly be boosted. It would be a very risky approach to sit back and purely wait to be headhunted but when great opportunities do present themselves over the course over a career it is always important to grasp them.

How Important Is Data Analytics to the Future of HR?

Mark Braund | Posted 22.09.2014 | UK Tech
Mark Braund

Having discussed harnessing social media, enabling internal knowledge creation and leveraging social capital in previous articles, it seems a logical topic to cover next is to address one the key players in this debate and how they interplay with advances in data analytics and technology: Human Resources.

Finding the Right Investor for YOU

James Caan | Posted 03.09.2014 | UK
James Caan

I'm often asked by people how they should make the perfect investment pitch. They want to know all manner of things from what material to bring along, what financial figures are most important, right down to how many Powerpoint slides they should use!

The Power of Technology: Unleash It, Don't Avoid It

James Caan | Posted 22.10.2014 | UK Tech
James Caan

If you are not keeping up with trends and developments in the wider market, you are only creating problems for yourself... Customers are becoming more and more demanding in terms of what they expect, and as entrepreneurs, we need to act accordingly.

The 21st Century Graduate: Lessons to Stay Ahead

Rajeeb Dey | Posted 01.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Rajeeb Dey

Whilst the economy is showing signs of recovery and job opportunities are increasing there is also an increasing amount of competition for every graduate job. This means that if you are joining the race you have to be prepared for what the world of work entails. Here are three top lessons to stay ahead as a 21st Century graduate.

Three Keys to Understand Recruiters

Jeremy Lamri | Posted 12.08.2014 | UK
Jeremy Lamri

Assessing a candidate accurately is honestly very hard, and it generally takes years to be good at it. But the way to do it is very easy to understand. It is only about relevance and coherence. If everything about you is relevant and coherent, then you are a good candidate.

Splash the Cash on Your Wedding Day or a House Deposit?

Jack Kershaw | Posted 01.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jack Kershaw

How you spend your money, considering high house prices and the possibility that interest rates may go up before long is something we all need to think about seriously but then there is the thought of how memorable you want the most important day of your life to be.

Cheers! Recruitment in Pubs and Bars Surpasses Expectations

Ian Burke | Posted 30.07.2014 | UK
Ian Burke

Last week the ONS confirmed that the UK economy grew by 0.8% in the first three months of the year. Meanwhile unemployment figures have fallen to 6.9%...

Harnessing the Power of Online Presence Through Brand Ambassadors

Mark Braund | Posted 22.07.2014 | UK
Mark Braund

To become brand advocates on-line, employees must positively reflect a company's values and follow the protocols established for on-line posting; though I would conclude by noting that there is a great deal of potential here for all organisations and employees to build the trust of their audience through investing in the trust and empowerment of their employees.

How to Spot a Head-Hunter (And Get Spotted in Return)

Jack Kershaw | Posted 21.06.2014 | UK
Jack Kershaw

What is a "head-hunter"? Just another word for a recruitment consultant? No! Recruitment agents or consultants use either their own database of...

How Committed Are Your Staff?

James Caan | Posted 16.06.2014 | UK
James Caan

A good leader will know exactly how to get each member of staff motivated. Remember we all have different drivers so the one-size-fits-all approach isn't a good one to take. Take the time to understand what makes each person tick and what sort of managerial approach they respond best to.

Encouraging Entrepreneurial Spirit in your Team is Key to Success

Michelle Wright | Posted 16.06.2014 | UK
Michelle Wright

The entrepreneurial spirit is often difficult to define. If we take the word 'entrepreneur' in its literal context, its French roots could be defined as "between jobs" - and the 'in-between-ness' of the word's original meaning is interesting.

The Increasing Importance of Social Media in HR

Mark Braund | Posted 01.06.2014 | UK Tech
Mark Braund

In a recent article I discussed how with 75% of companies either using or planning to use social media sites for recruiting, sites like Linkedin, Twitter, Facebook and Google+ are becoming increasingly important in job searching.

Recruiters, Do You Commit These Seven Deadly Sins?

Jack Kershaw | Posted 31.05.2014 | UK
Jack Kershaw

This week I had a meeting a senior manager who has recently joined his organisation. I asked him what his niggles had been whilst he was searching for a new role. His response was eye opening for me as a recruitment consultancy director.

Hiring Your First Employee

James Caan | Posted 27.05.2014 | UK
James Caan

There are many important decisions SME owners have to take in the early stages of their business, and one of the most important is making that first hire. Depending on the individual company, this could be done immediately, within a few months, or even a year after starting up. There is no singular approach, but it must be the right decision at the right time. The key question to ask yourself is whether you can justify making a new hire, in terms of cost and workload. I experienced this when I started my first recruitment business - it was four months before I had enough money in the bank to be able to take someone on.

How to Make Your Job Search a Success

Jack Kershaw | Posted 19.05.2014 | UK
Jack Kershaw

The economy is now picking up, it’s official.  So why is it that work is still grim?  You are shouldering the burden of the last redundancy ...

Making Sure Your Business Evolves and Adapts

James Caan | Posted 12.05.2014 | UK
James Caan

The best businesses are the ones which really stay in tune with their customers' needs. These days there are so many tools to analyse results, and so many ways to interact with the people who buy your products or services, that there really is no excuse for failing to grasp what they are thinking. The needs and behaviour patterns of your customers can constantly change - and your business should adapt accordingly.

LinkedIn's Figures and the Shift Towards Mobile Recruitment

Mark Braund | Posted 11.05.2014 | UK Tech
Mark Braund

Last week LinkedIn released a fascinating statistic, highlighting the fact that mobile usage of the professional networking site was now approaching a majority - with 41% of unique users visiting the site now doing so via mobile device.

International Women's Day - No More Flowers, Please: Time for the UK to Put its Own House in Order

Fiona Hotston Moore | Posted 04.05.2014 | UK
Fiona Hotston Moore

International Women's Day is an official holiday in Azerbaijan, amongst 27 countries. Unfortunately, it is also an unofficial one for many women in the UK, those who would prefer to be working but cannot afford to do so, largely because of child care issues.

Google Glass and the Innovative Nature of the Job Interview

Mark Braund | Posted 27.04.2014 | UK Tech
Mark Braund

Perhaps like many others I'm not yet convinced the on role Google Glass will play in the interview and hiring process, however the fact that someone out there is trying, irrespective of its long term success or otherwise, should be applauded - I am certainly watching with interest and will be keen to see the result.

Why the Personal Touch Counts for Everything in Business

James Caan | Posted 14.04.2014 | UK
James Caan

Nowadays I invest primarily in people who want to do what I did - become their own boss. I'm a firm believer that if you are prepared to put the effort in, there is no reason why you can't successfully run your own business... Technology has since come on leaps and bounds, which means you can access data and generate leads like never before. And the advent of social media means that building a brand and marketing yourself has become that little bit easier.

Digital Fraud Continues to Dominate Discussion in 2014

Mark Braund | Posted 13.04.2014 | UK Tech
Mark Braund

For many in the technology sector, one of the most discussed topics in recent months has been digital fraud and online security. This is an area in which I have a great deal of interest, as it continues to play a significant role in the demand for specialist skills in the Financial Services & Banking Sectors.

New Year, New Job Hunt

Penny de Valk | Posted 09.04.2014 | UK
Penny de Valk

The retention of talent could be a problem for companies as their workers start looking for new pastures, managers will have to start thinking about how best to retain talent in 2014 as competitors look to grow their workforce and good people begin to look elsewhere.

Why Graduates Shouldn't be Afraid of Recruitment Agencies but nor Should They Expect too Much

James Howell | Posted 08.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
James Howell

There is no denying that amongst the recruitment agencies, from your large international firms to your small high street based firms, there are some CV hungry, cut and shut agencies that are uninterested in the candidates they have on their books. However, nowadays these are in the minority and don't tend to last very long.

Career Zombies Awake! How to Rejuvenate Your Career Now That the Economic Upturn Is Here

Corinne Mills | Posted 05.04.2014 | UK
Corinne Mills

Hurrah! Good news at last. A year ago everyone was worrying about the triple dip recession and whether the HR department's slash and burn policy would be heading in their direction.