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Category Archives: Recruitment

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

‘New year, new job’ – Investors in People (IIP) research suggests this sentiment has declined.

An article in The Telegraph earlier this year has highlighted some interesting research by Investors in People (IIP). According to the IIP research, there has been a 12 percent drop (between 2017 and 2018) in the number of people who plan to change job in

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Who are you trying to fool… just be honest… everything can be sorted except lies

As a recruiter everyday we deal with people, over days, weeks, months and years that adds up to a lot of people. And a lot of ‘changing’ situations. Thankfully the vast majority of the lawyers that we deal with are honest, discerning and caring individuals.

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The importance of meeting your recruiter

Nobody knows your business better than you! When we take a brief for a vacancy we make every effort to get to fully understand your requirements and the wider implications to the business. This is important for two reasons, firstly so we can make sure

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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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CV Tips for Recruiters

My working day often begins by looking through that morning’s CVs from alerts on job boards. I hope against hope that today, there will be that special candidate who graduated two or three years ago, has a solid couple of years under his or her

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Should I call my recruiter?

Has anyone ever told you communication is key? Whatever the relationship, communication between relevant parties is important in all walks of life. This remains vitally important when it comes to the relationship between a recruiter and a candidate. Having a constant line of communication is

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A Change is as Good as a Rest

Following up after a job offer

The job of a good recruiter doesn’t stop when you have the job! You speak to us because you want a new job; we get you a new job, why do you need to speak to us again?! As whacky as this sounds, I think

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Why changing your job isn’t as daunting as you might think

Communication is key – it’s a two way street

We aim to provide second to none service to our clients and the lawyers that we work with at all times. What I would say is that in order to do this communication is absolutely key both ways. I appreciate that we are all busy

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Career Plans

What not to do at an interview!

This is a little follow up on my previous blog about how to succeed at interviews. This however is about putting the shoe on the other foot and looking at top tips at what not to do at interview! I recently met with a couple

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The best there is, the best there was, the best there ever will be!

Adultery

I recently read an article in the New Yorker about infidelity and how society’s attitude towards promiscuity has changed in recent years. Forget the swinging 60s and the free love movement, the noughties gave us Tinder et al., which has made the amorous activities of

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What is the East Midlands Legal Market Like?

2017 has come and gone and with it so many things have a changed in both our personal and professional lives. It has been a year of adjusting; adjusting to the various changes we have endured on many fronts. Personally speaking, I have changed disciplines

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