February 12, 2019

Pension Update for PAYE workers

Minimum contribution increases planned by law (phasing) To comply with the Government Legislation under automatic enrolment, we are required to increase the minimum pension contributions from April 2019. Then minimum contributions you must pay from 6th April 2019 will 5% (current contribution is 3%). Our payroll system will automatically calculate the new deduction from 6th [Read More]

January 28, 2019

Social Media and Your Job Search

When looking for a new job, there are a number of ways to research a company. Online is the best way to start, and more often than not you will be referred to social media to support your search. That said, it’s not without its draw backs. Here is my guide to the various social [Read More]

January 3, 2019

Thinking about a career move?

It’s very common to think about changing jobs at the beginning of a new year. January is always a busy time of year for recruiters; we generally receive more job applications in January than in most other months of the year and we also receive a higher than average number of new briefs from companies [Read More]

September 18, 2018

Flexible working matters most to jobseekers

UK Employers are constantly challenged to think of unique initiatives which will help secure and develop the best talent for their business. Career progression for some of the high-demand skilled areas means that some candidates are experiencing promotions at a pace unheard in many other industries. Millennials expect more from the companies they choose to [Read More]

August 29, 2018

5 articles you should read.

We asked our Research & Insight recruiters which articles they felt were essential reading/ listening for the marketing recruitment sector. Here’s what they came up with : Mental Health Excerpt from Marketing Week on why marketing businesses should lead the way to providing support for mental health.  Read here: The latest research from Bupa reveals [Read More]

August 28, 2018

POST PRODUCTION – a Post Producer Career

Soraya leads the recruitment of jobs in Creative Services & Post Production at Boyce Recruitment , and joined the Broadcast & Media division after a stint working in Post Production herself. She frequently gets asked what Post Producers do in different companies and so we asked her to explain what criteria she uses when shortlisting [Read More]

July 27, 2018

Media Planning: What’s it all about?

The role of a Media Planner  ( also sometimes known as brand planner, strategist, communication planner). The increase in demand for skilled media planners in the broadcast industry has been noticeable within our client base, so this week we have chosen to discuss the role of a media planner. Media planners play an all important [Read More]

July 12, 2018

Freelancing. Is it worth it?

Is there such a thing as a permanent job? It’s an interesting question  – one which I was asked by a candidate the other day- how permanent is well permanent? The days of a job for life have mostly long gone – most people will change job every 3 to 4 years for a number [Read More]

June 25, 2018

The ins and outs of CVs

  Though there is no ‘official’ way to write your CV here are a few pointers that might help your CV get noticed. We as recruiters get 100’s of CVs a day and if we cannot see the relevant information where we expect it, yours might be missed. Some of these are a must, some [Read More]

June 22, 2018

Why Speed Matters in Recruitment

This isn’t going to be a lecture on recruitment practices, nor is it going to be a dig at companies’ hiring processes or a recruiter simply saying ‘Please make my life easier’! This is just an opportunity to explain why exceptionally convoluted processes can, in the long run, cost you your dream candidate. I’m speaking [Read More]

June 5, 2018

How to Prepare for Telephone Interviews

  Telephone interviews have become more and more popular with employers, particularly those who have to slot in recruitment with their regular busy work schedule. If done correctly they can actually increase an ideal applicants “buy in” to the company. They are also a great way to quickly filter through a large number of initially shortlisted cvs, [Read More]

May 31, 2018

Asking about salaries. When should you bring up the money question?

Far too many advertised jobs these days offer a broadish salary range without any real explanation in the job description as to what you need to possess in terms of skills or experience, to reach the top end of the pay level. Looking at the market in general, living costs are much more expensive than [Read More]