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Category Archives: North West

North-South Divide

It’s been a busy month in the world of recruitment, the market is moving lots people open to new opportunities, it’s definitely new year new me. I have also spoken with a lot of people who are based in the South and for one reason

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Why are my employees leaving?

This is a question I am sure many of you ask, when a flurry of notices land on your desk…? Why do people quit? What is so wrong that it is making people want to leave? A large multi-national PLC, recently conducted an analysis of

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Do I stay or do I go?

It’s always a tricky situation, if only we all had a crystal ball and could predict how things will turn out. Do I take the gamble and hope this solves all the problems that led to this decision or do I battle it out and

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Why training at a high street/smaller firm could be a bonus

Like golf clubs that don’t let in women members, some of the top tier firms used to be out of reach for a lot of people. If you hadn’t gone to the right University, got the right grades and trained at the right firm, you

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Is it time for a new challenge?

Whatever job you do and wherever you work in the world, you will have transferable skills. Your role, on the face of it, might be niche, not offering any obvious benefits when starting your job search. However, the fact is, experience is experience – connections

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Solicitors Journal

Manchester Sleepout

On Friday 10th November 2017, our team at BCL Legal will be sleeping rough on the streets of Manchester in support of the fantastic, locally based Booth Centre charity in an attempt to raise money for Manchester’s homeless. Walking to work every morning through our

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It’s good to talk

I remember that old BT advert with Bob Hoskins from the early 90’s – ‘It’s good to talk’, at that time we were in an era where the ability to communicate with each other was nothing like it is today. Most people had a land

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Birmingham Property Hype… speeds up!

Why should I be a recruitment consultant?

So, you have been thinking about becoming a recruitment consultant? Us ‘rec cons’ can get a bad press, alongside estate agents, window sales people, car salesmen, and ‘white van drivers’, almost any general sales roles… the list could go on! Is all the hot air

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Uber, Deliveroo and Being a Recruiter

I recently sent a mailer to a number of lawyers to see if they had any interest in considering a move to recruitment. One person responded with a question: “I take it that BCL does not pay a basic salary if your recruiters are self

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Big brother is watching you…

Litigation roles in a thriving market

Commercial litigation has always been a highly sought after practice area when qualifying. It offers the ability for a breadth of work and pick of a huge range of firms, with those from the top tier to large nationals, regional and boutique practices generally having

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My BCL Journey

Prior to joining BCL Legal and during my time practising as a solicitor I had very little experience of the recruitment world. My only experience came from the few times I had been approached directly. This included a number of emails, my favourite of which

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How do I attract better quality candidates to my law firm?

We all know that recruiting staff is getting tougher and tougher. We are living in a nation of more and more retirees, with less and less Gen-Xers to take their place. The upshot? A war for the limited resource left. As companies try to up

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