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10 Oct 2020

Diversity and Inclusion in Accountancy Practices – or lack thereof.

A massive topic of both discussion and debate over recent (and not so recent!) times surrounds the diversity and inclusion in accountancy firms, or indeed the lack thereof.

As we try to make the case for how important diversity and inclusion are in today’s accountancy practices, we ought to start with a plain, simple truth: everybody can bring value to a firm and so deserves an equal shot.

15 Sep 2020

Covid-19 and Brexit See Finance Vacancies Fall

The Morgan McKinley Spring London Employment Monitor revealed that the double trouble of COVID and Brexit has meant that the financial services sector saw the lowest level of new jobs in that space for over three years.

Quarter two of this year saw a 66% decrease in new positions in the City, 7,400 down to fewer than 2,500, a significant fall compared to the same period last year.

29 Jun 2020

Accountancy Recruitment And Career Moves In 2020?

In accountancy recruitment and life in general it’s more than fair to say that the last few months have been a stressful, weird and bat-sh*t crazy time. On a personal basis, it’s easily been one of the most peculiar times in my life.

27 Feb 2020

Branding your business so you can hire well

When was the last time you thought about your brand image? Or, perhaps more importantly, when was the last time you thought about your brand image in relation to the happiness and wellbeing of your employees and as a catalyst for attracting talent?

In short, brand image is an important but often overlooked tool in attracting, engaging, inspiring and retaining staff.

In this blog, I explore how branding your business can be directly linked to hiring activity.

21 Jan 2020

How would you test a toaster? … Hire like Apple & Tesla

How do the big shots like Tesla, Google, Amazon and Apple, hire a constant stream of talent that maintains their position as untouchable dominators in their respective market spaces?

03 Dec 2019

Artificial Intelligence & Exotic Birds

Ostriches don’t bury their heads in the sand. It’s a myth. But they do dig nests for their eggs.

02 Oct 2019

The rise of Temporary hiring during uncertain times

Temporary recruitment is on the rise.

Working in recruitment, I have been closely watching the growing demand for temporary staff to…

02 Oct 2019

Why Hiring Managers NEED CVs to be tailored

A CV should be generic, otherwise it falsifies a candidate’s skills and experience, right?

Wrong!

16 Sep 2019

7.4 Tips to Ace an Interview

First impressions are so important, they make an impact and ultimately decide whether you get the job or not.

29 Aug 2019

The glass ceiling and gender pay gap: What it means for your organisation

Almost 50 years since the introduction of the Equal Pay Act, the UK’s gender pay chasm remains gaping. The statistics speak for themselves.

11 Aug 2019

Brexit X Nomatophobia

Brexit (snooze). Given the result and immediate weakening of our beloved currency and FTSE 100, describing the now distant memory referendum by its alias seemed to add notoriety to the situation.

26 Jul 2019

6 Ways to Better Your Recruitment Strategy

Recruitment is: Attraction, Excitement, Momentum and Retention. It’s also about evolution.

23 Jul 2019

You need to change your recruitment process now

Britain boasts a buoyant employment market. Standing at 76.1%, employment rates are the highest they’ve been since 1971. With unemployment figures continuing to fall, the UK’s jobless rate is just 3.9%, significantly lower than the EU average of 6.5%.

05 May 2019

Marketing Funnel X Recruitment

To what extent is our industry and the world of HR changing? How well has it adopted latest technologies and trends in order to remain a viable option for clients to justify agency spending? Are there any emerging areas of technology, set to further change the landscape of recruitment as we know it?

18 Apr 2019

Recruitment X Gender Equality

Back in 2016, several new employment law reforms were introduced by the Government. These reforms changed things for both employers and employees…

10 Apr 2019

Recruitment X Social Media Stalking

How does a hirer know if a candidate is the sort of person they want to employ?

Does an interview process really help you get to know both the skill-set and personality traits required to do the job well, whilst in-keeping with the cultural fit?

15 Dec 2018

Who’d be a Recruiter?

According to a growth report the REC (The Recruitment & Employment Confederation) posted on their site in 2015, it is a good time to work in the recruitment industry. The industry went from £19.7 billion in 2009/10 to £28.7 billion in 2016/17 and is believed to be around £32.2 billion in the 2017/2018 year.

11 May 2018

A positive Job Market X NLW

It’s not all doom and gloom out there. Despite what we hear and read, it is encouraging to know that eight in ten employers believe that economic conditions are improving, according to the latest Jobs Outlook survey by the REC.