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

Profiling for the Perfect Fit

If you’ve ever had to recruit new staff members you’ll know it’s not always a simple three-step process.

In fact, even after the process is complete and you’ve found your ideal candidate, it can still be a bit of a roller coaster. Will they settle in to the role? How will they gel with the rest of the team? Does their interview persona match up to their day-to-day one? How will they perform under pressure?

All these questions are normal, but you can remove some of the uncertainty with a tool that we would thoroughly recommend: the personality profile. These tests a...

Posted in Recruitment - 17th May, 2017

How to leave your job... in style

That’s it! Decision made after weeks of interviews, secret phone calls and emails. You have accepted a new job! It’s super exciting, the perfect next step for you, and you can’t wait to start. Just one last hurdle: you need to leave your current job…

Unless you are made of stone or totally hate your current job with every fibre of your being this can be an emotional and tricky scenario to navigate. You may well feel guilty about leaving your colleagues in the lurch or sad to leave friends that you work with every day. These feelings can create a lot of anxiety which ...

Posted in Recruitment - 9th May, 2017

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