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Category Archives: Work environment/ culture

Birmingham Property Hype… speeds up!

Birmingham is a fantastic, creative and multicultural city which genuinely has a vibe and buzz you just can’t get that feel from anywhere else, the people are so friendly and cheery – I can’t think of a time I have ever got off the train

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The Perfect Match!

It seems to me that we all strive to find the perfect match, whether it be the perfect house, the perfect partner, the perfect body or the perfect job! Personally, we are in the process of upgrading our home and planning a wedding and I

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Leeds takes the Lead!

Having been born and raised in the great Northern City of Manchester, it hadn’t crossed my mind that I could admire another city especially in the north as much as I did Manchester. Furthermore, having supported Manchester United my whole life, I never would have

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Social job hunting

This year, I have been in recruitment for just shy of 8 years and whilst that’s not massive innings in comparison to many, I have seen a big change in recruitment and the role of a recruiter over my time. I have laughed at many

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A change is as good as a rest

We cannot love our work all of the time and sometimes, things don’t work out and going to work every day becomes a nightmare. For some people, things will suddenly change and you’ll know it’s time to move on. For others, work will simply start

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It is you, not me. Listen up all you Managers!

Law firm clients of mine often talk about their USPs, a common one is their unique identity, their culture and clear set of values. I think honesty in the work place drives a positive culture. Whenever people look to address an issue with a work

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Falling Pound Sterling + growth of the manufacturing industry = A great new job?

It was only a few months ago that the British manufacturing industry, which makes up roughly 10% of the UK’s economy, was feared to be falling into the abyss following the EU referendum result in June. Whilst we are certainly not out of the woods

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First day nerves

So, you think the hard part of getting a new job is the interview process? Well, yes that is a particular challenge and well worth a glass or three to celebrate once the offer is signed and sealed however first day nerves and associated anxieties

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These boots…

Every time that winter comes around I tell myself I want a new pair of black suede boots, and every year the winter comes and goes and I still haven’t managed to find the right pair of boots. I dream about these boots; I create

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How to recruit the best candidate for the job

Tell your recruiter what you need! Tell them why you need it and tell everyone why it’s great to be part of your business. It may sound obvious but you’d be amazed at how many hiring managers do not see the value in talking through

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The biggest surprise of 2016 and what it means for recruitment

2016 has certainly been an incredible year which has seemingly had a little bit of everything. A spate of celebrity deaths, a record breaking performance at the Olympic games, the result of Brexit vote and now the victory of Donald Trump in U.S Presidential elections.

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Gender equality, or inequality…

A couple of months ago Emma Delli-Bovi wrote a blog – http://www.bcllegal.com/the-brief/blog/women￾ruling-the-world – which really made me laugh and got me thinking. With Theresa May picking up the keys to No10 Downing Street and Hillary Clinton knocking on the door of the White House, Beyonce

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