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The Recruitment Trends That Will Dominate This Year

The world of work is in tremendous flux, and 2018 is going to bring more extraordinary changes in the way companies attract, recruit, and retain their employees.  With the UK enjoying its lowest unemployment rate since 1975, it’s never been so important to know about recruitment trends and utilise t [...]

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The 8 Habits of Highly Successful Commercial Managers

Commercial managers wear many hats. Their responsibilities stretch across numerous facets of the business, encompassing sales and marketing, financial management, and contract negotiation. On top of that, they have to lead a team in a way that gets results!  With so much falling on the shoulders of [...]

2018-02-20T15:13:50+00:00 By |Categories: Clients|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on The 8 Habits of Highly Successful Commercial Managers

What are the Qualities and Skills of a Great Executive Assistant ?

As any busy executive will tell you; an excellent Executive Assistant is worth their weight in gold. But what makes a great executive assistant in today’s ever-changing commercial world?  As part of our ongoing series on the critical skills and qualities required for different roles that we place in [...]

2018-02-22T13:22:58+00:00 By |Categories: Clients|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on What are the Qualities and Skills of a Great Executive Assistant ?

6 Easy Techniques to Develop Your Emotional Intelligence

Emotional Intelligence is one of the most sought-after job skills, with over 70% of hiring managers acknowledging that they rate emotional intelligence over a high IQ when it comes to finding the right person for their team.   And little wonder: Emotional intelligence dictates performance to a stagg [...]

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7 Key Strategies to Building a Successful Employer Brand

In a difficult market with low unemployment rates, candidate and skills shortages and fierce competition, it's fair to say any competitive advantage you can give your organisation in the hunt for and retention of talent is key to your continuing success. The statistics on company reputation speak fo [...]

2018-02-07T08:14:31+00:00 By |Categories: Clients, Recruitment|Tags: , , |Comments Off on 7 Key Strategies to Building a Successful Employer Brand

7 Key Steps to Creating a Happy Work Environment

As, on average, we spend in the UK in excess of 40 hours, paid and unpaid hours at work each week,  it's fundamental to ensure our work environment is a happy one. Let's face it, as an employee, if you're not happy, it's going to have a significant impact on your everyday life and well being and as [...]

2018-01-30T11:28:26+00:00 By |Categories: Clients, Recruitment|Tags: , |Comments Off on 7 Key Steps to Creating a Happy Work Environment

What Personality Traits Should You Hire Into Your Organisation?

Recently we wrote a blog on, how to develop your  talent pipeline. This post has sparked various interesting conversations with clients about personalities, hiring and what makes a good recruit.  The truth and the answer is; it depends!  Probably not the answer you were hoping for was it? The fact i [...]

2018-01-25T07:56:55+00:00 By |Categories: Clients|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on What Personality Traits Should You Hire Into Your Organisation?

How To Develop Your Talent Pipeline

In a recent post on our Lucy Walker Recruitment Blog, we talked about how much recruitment has changed in the last 25 years.  Logically it reflects business changes in general and the desire that every organisation has to develop a motivated and engaged team that deliver consistently.  As we have me [...]

2018-01-18T14:54:29+00:00 By |Categories: Clients|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on How To Develop Your Talent Pipeline

5 Classic Commerical Hiring Mistakes To Avoid Next Year

As we cycle at a rapid rate to the end of another year, its typical for all of us to review the work/career challenges we have had and as a hiring manager one of the critical areas that raise’s its head is often our hiring mistakes.  The U.S. department of labour suggests the cost of a bad hire is a [...]

2017-11-28T13:03:11+00:00 By |Categories: Clients|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on 5 Classic Commerical Hiring Mistakes To Avoid Next Year

National Minimum Wage to Increase

Following yesterday's budget the LPC's recommendations on hourly rates were ratified. What does this mean ? Wef 1st April 2018 National Living Wage will increase as follows:- Workers aged 25 and over -from £7.50 to £7.83 per hour Workers aged 21 to 24 -from £7.05 to £7.38 per hour Workers aged 18 to [...]

2017-11-23T09:38:41+00:00 By |Categories: Candidates, Clients, News, Recruitment|Tags: , , |Comments Off on National Minimum Wage to Increase