Why you should use a Recruiter – 5 reasons for Businesses

For some, investing trust and money in a recruiter may seem an antiquated and unnecessary method of finding candidates. It is 2017 after all. Surely utilising social media and posting on job boards is enough to reach the people you want and watch the applications roll in? Hmmm, perhaps. You might fill a few positions like that, but we think recruiters add value in ways you may not have considered. Here are five of them:


1.Recruiters speed up the process & save you money.

Keeping a vacancy open is costly, not only because of the ongoing costs associated with adve...

Posted in Recruitment - 17th October, 2017

Why you should use a Recruiter : 6 reasons for Candidates

We’ve all been there;

you get an incoming call from an unknown number and it turns out to be a recruiter (groan). To most people, unsolicited calls like this are only marginally less annoying than those from a PPI call centre. You are not alone in wishing you’d screened them, followed by experiencing dread / irritation / “why-can’t-they-leave-me-alone?”-type feelings. And another thing: why do they always seem to be roles that are at least two levels too junior for you? Or in a completely different sector? Believe it or not, it’s happened to us too.

But wait! Befo...

Posted in Recruitment - 21st September, 2017

An "Executive" by any other name would smell as sweet…

What’s in a name? And what’s in a Job Title to be more precise?

Ever been a Director but not on The Board? A Manager without a team? An Executive of little more than the paperclips on your desk? Some professionals would say that job titles are completely meaningless, and to a degree they are right. In a business environment where companies are permitted to dream up their own job titles, from the humdrum to the downright whacky (Director of Moonshots, anyone?), a title in one organisation can mean something totally different in another. So what’s the point? Unless – as...

Posted in Recruitment - 26th July, 2017

The Gender Pay Gap & What you can do about it

With the recent revelations at the BBC regarding the Gender Pay Gap, that BBC Breakfast sofa was definitely more awkward this morning!! But this issue is obviously not all about the BBC – it is a relevant topic that affects so many.

Despite the Equal Pay Act over 45 years ago, women still earn less than men in equivalent roles today. This is illegal. Overall the gender gap in the UK still stands at 18.1% for all workers, or 9.4% for full-time staff.

Women can expect to earn significantly less than men over their entire careers as a result of differences in caring re...

Posted in Recruitment - 19th July, 2017

Writing a powerful Personal Statement - 5 Top Tips

Of all the components of a CV, the personal statement is often the part people struggle with. Recording objective facts about your career progression to date is easy. Writing subjectively about yourself, having to actually sell yourself (cringe) – not so much. But it doesn’t have to be a challenge. Sometimes called a profile or summary, the Personal Statement is a critical part of your CV which enables prospective employers and recruiters to quickly identify who you are as a professional, what you have to offer in terms of experience and ambition, and the strategic valu...

Posted in Recruitment - 14th June, 2017

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