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Candidates

Top Tips for your Graduate Placement or First Job

Top Tips for your Graduate Placement or First Job

Well and truly ‘back at school’ now with many students having returned, some starting placement years and others starting their first job it’s a good time to reflect on the changes in your life and the adjustments you’ll need to make to your lifestyle. Going from... read more
Are applicants put off by video interviews?

Are applicants put off by video interviews?

When an applicant drops out at the video interviewing stage, is it because the technology is putting them off, or is it something else? This is a genuine concern for recruiters when they are thinking about adding video interviewing to their arsenal of recruitment... read more
10 Entrepreneurial Lessons from Lord Sugar

10 Entrepreneurial Lessons from Lord Sugar

1) Not everything can be taught Not everyone has it in them to be a successful entrepreneur, so you can read all the books you like about how to start your own business, but if you don’t have an entrepreneurial mind you will struggle. For Alan it was clear that he was... read more
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General

Office perks: Have they lost their pulling power?

Office perks: Have they lost their pulling power?

Does offering the biggest benefits always result in the best applicants for your role? Exciting office perks might make a company seem more appealing in the short term. But not all candidates (or employers) see benefits as a big deal – especially when it comes to... read more
Has Brexit affected the job market already?

Has Brexit affected the job market already?

The Report on Jobs, produced monthly by IHS Markit, latest data suggests permanent placements in July 2016 fell at the sharpest rate since May 2009, with participants citing uncertainty caused by Brexit. The results also indicated that some clients of recruitment... read more

Clients

Review 2017 and Plan 2018

Review 2017 and Plan 2018

10 Tips for Firms of Accountants At Year End. As we head towards the end of the year it’s easy to get swept up in what needs to be done for year end, and to enjoy a relaxing Christmas holiday. But it is also a good time to take stock of how 2017 went and plan ahead... read more
Why all staff need to have time for creativity

Why all staff need to have time for creativity

Recently I came across a Manoush Zomorodi’s book ‘Bored and Brilliant.’ Its central idea is that in order to have great ideas we need to be bored. And there is science behind this. Giving our brains a break from constant stimulation gives us time to consider things in... read more
Application Form’s Are In The Past

Application Form’s Are In The Past

Application forms are the epitome of boring. No one likes them – candidates are either overwhelmed by them, or they simply don’t want to spend the time or effort filling them in, so they go elsewhere. For recruiters, application forms aren’t even that great; they give... read more

Public Practice

Wondering why it’s so difficult to fill a straight-forward Audit role of late? Because there aren’t any auditors? Well not exactly, it’s just that there aren’t as many as there are vacancies out there at present. We’re experiencing... read more

Interviewing a Candidate

We want to know as much as possible about the people we employ, but remember this is only to assist us in ascertaining whether or not they are the ‘right’ candidate for the job, and the right ‘team fit’. Just remember that Common Sense... read more

Why should the best candidates come to work for you?

It’s essential to remember at each interview that you are trying to create the best possible impression of your firm or organization. Bear in mind the question at the back of ALL of the best candidates’ heads:  ‘What’s in it for me?’ The... read more