March 28, 2018

Market Research & Insight Recruitment Update

So none of us really knew what 2018 had in store for us- could the looming threat of unstable global politics, Brexit and the fact that we are killing all the fish with our plastic use, affect the Market Research sector? (I appreciate the fish is a bit of a farfetched link but since Blue [Read More]

March 27, 2018

What employees really want.

Today’s job market is competitive. It’s competitive for clients who want the best candidates, for candidates who want the best jobs and for the finance people who want as much value for money as possible. In the middle of this are recruiters trying to work it all out! The job market, just like fashion, food, [Read More]

March 19, 2018

Can you help us?

We’re currently collecting old footwear destined for the bin. Before you judge us, here’s why: Around 250,000 people in the UK (and somewhere between 17 and 20 million worldwide) have Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME)/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS). This is a condition that makes it hard for suffers to go about daily life, as it affects mental [Read More]

March 8, 2018

Commemorating International Women’s Day

Today is International Woman’s Day and as a company made up of 90% woman it’s fair to say that we have all been influenced by some amazing women in our lives! Looking at those women who have made us all what we are is not only interesting but also really important. We need to look [Read More]

March 2, 2018

Beast from the East is still recruiting

So, I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but for the past 5 days or 6 days (depending on where you are in the country) it’s been snowing. But did the Beast from the East have more bark than bite for you? With the travel disruptions, the common cold being passed around left right and centre [Read More]

February 28, 2018

Why would you want to work in recruitment?

This week Samantha Judd talks about the merits of working as a Recruitment Consultant.   Reward Telling someone about an offer of a job role is an amazing thing and I feel very privileged each time I am able to do this. From whoops of delight, screams of joy, a few tears or stunned silence [Read More]

February 19, 2018

Temporary Workers Update: changes to statutory auto enrolment pensions

In April there will be an increase in auto enrolment pension contributions and so we wanted to provide you with all the key facts in advance. We will of course be in touch with all our temporary workers independently. Here are the key elements that should be taken into consideration. Minimum contribution increases planned by [Read More]

February 12, 2018

Skype Interviews

The number of skype interviews our clients request has risen considerably. They are also really useful when we register candidates for jobs. They are a great way to get to know candidates when time or space is limited. They are also used as an initial screening process for our clients. Unfortunately SKYPE interviews don’t come [Read More]

January 29, 2018

Social Media in your job search

Information is available to us like never before. We no longer have to rely on our own intuition, we have access to 100’s of people thoughts, feeling and past experiences on pretty much everything. From hotels, restaurants, shops, experiences to cities, natural wonders and yes now jobs and companies. I have mixed feelings on this! [Read More]

January 25, 2018

Stress we can deal with – Panic not so much!

There is a school of thought that, in life, we should look to reduce and minimise stress in our lives. In theory this is a good idea but in actuality we have lost the meaning of this word. Thanks to a quick google search this is what stress is – Stress is the body’s reaction [Read More]

January 22, 2018

How To Prepare For An Interview

Job interviews are conducted in a variety of ways, and every company is different. Your first spoken contact with a future employer might be on the phone, via skype, video conference call or in a straight forward face to face meeting. You might be asked to attend 3 or 4 subsequent interviews. Your interview may [Read More]

January 11, 2018

Market Research Spotlight: Perm vs Freelance

I have been specialising in market research recruitment for the best part of 7 years (10 just recruiting!) and one of the ongoing questions I find is around the topic of freelance vs permanent. Which is better for our industry? Are you suited to one client or are you better working for multiple clients? Is [Read More]