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South East vacancy trends, a summary of a recent Vacancysoft and APSCo report

Does a recruiter’s gut-feel still have a role to play in today’s modern assessment process?

A recent feature in LinkedIn’s Recruiting & Hiring section featured an interesting article by Jack Villiers, Talent Acquisition Partner – Technology at Just Eat. Jack’s article covers the change in the way that companies recruit staff and it poses an interesting question for employers, employees

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Does your recruiter’s brand affect your job search?

Reading, UK

I’ve always enjoyed a challenge. Since January 2017, I have been responsible for our coverage for private practice clients and candidates in Berkshire, Oxfordshire and Guildford. After 6 years’ spent exclusively covering the East and West Midlands, it is fair to say that I have

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The Apprentice, Purgatory and Bruges

I found it impossible to watch this week’s Apprentice without thinking back to that wonderful film of 2008, In Bruges. If you haven’t seen it, make a date to do so as it is excellent. There is a lot of swearing in it. And I

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Shocking behaviour in the recruitment process, you might be surprised by who!

2 updates on Linked In highlight the ‘problem’ recruiters/ recruiting clients face right now

Update 1: “After nearly 4 fun filled years… today I say good-bye to Clarks! It’s been a blast!!! Will miss everyone hugely- but excited for the new adventure!” Update 2: “As I walk out the door of my office this evening I’ll be leaving behind

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Love at first sight

Helping the homeless – BCL Legal Sleepout

On Friday 10th November, my colleagues at BCL will be sleeping rough on the streets of Manchester in support of the fantastic and locally based Booth Centre Charity for homeless people. I walk through Manchester city centre every day and although there have always been

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NQ Careers Seminar – Birmingham

The Do’s and Don’ts of legal recruitment…

Do get to know your candidates. It’s important to take the time to really understand your candidates; what are their current frustrations, what are their aspirations, what motivates them (£, title, quality of work?), what do they love to do and what don’t they enjoy,

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Brexit - what now, legally and constitutionally?

How to increase office productivity?

Everybody knows, there are only 24 hours in a day, so when it comes to productivity, we all face the same challenge and given that even the greatest ideas are only ideas until they are executed, the efficient use of your time is as important

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The Apprentice Week 5 – Chimney Sweeps and Google

Hmmm. Little or no comedic content to note in this week’s episode in my opinion. So instead of writing about the episode I am going to write about a few things I find curious about The Apprentice. One of them does actually concern recruitment! Firstly, who

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A Change is as Good as a Rest

Pride of Britain Awards

When I woke up on Tuesday morning my social media news feeds were inundated with pictures from the Pride of Britain Awards. For me, the glitterati never fail to disappoint! I love looking at the pretty dresses and handsome tuxedos gracing the red carpet. Quite

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Why using more than one recruitment agency is the worst move you can make

Preparation is Key

Preparation was key when it came to the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge. On Saturday the 14th October the North West Private Practice team took on the Yorkshire Three Peaks challenge and it’s fair to say we completely underestimated the challenge ahead. For those who don’t

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How do I manage the interview process?

I work with hundreds of candidates every month and for the majority of them, managing the interview process isn’t something they are all too familiar to with. As such, I felt it would useful to collate a brief a run through of how best to

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Offered the job at the interview!

Have you ever been offered a job in the interview? How did you handle the situation? This month I have been working with two candidates who were offered the job in the interview. The two situations had two very different outcomes. First, to give you

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