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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

Building High Performance Teams: A Step By Step Plan

Here at Lucy Walker Recruitment, we work with organisations of every shape and size in the commercial sector, from large global corporates to smaller family run SMEs.  Every company we work with has one thing in common: They all want to build a high-performance team.  Having a great product or servi [...]

2017-11-20T13:11:30+00:00 By |Categories: Clients|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Building High Performance Teams: A Step By Step Plan

How Recruitment has changed over the last 25 years…

With 25 years in the industry, Lucy Walker Recruitment have seen a variety of changes. The recruitment process itself hasn’t really changed; the process of applying for a job, attending an interview, followed by an offer or rejection, still remains the core process… But, technology advancements have [...]

2017-10-20T15:09:31+00:00 By |Categories: Candidates, Career, Clients, Employers, News, Recruitment|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on How Recruitment has changed over the last 25 years…

What Makes a Good Sales Manager? 6 (Must Have) Traits

What makes a good sales manager ? The answer is in this post which is the next in our Lucy Walker series where we share the skills, attributes and traits of high performers in the various commercial roles our clients recruit for.  [Hint: If you are a sales manager looking for a new position this pos [...]

2017-10-18T15:54:52+00:00 By |Categories: Clients|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on What Makes a Good Sales Manager? 6 (Must Have) Traits

How to Plan Your Management Career

You love the job you do and yet deep down you know you were meant to do more. You respect and admire the managers in your organisation and wonder what needs to happen for you to become a manager too.  At LWR we have helped many individuals progress their career, starting out as a trainee through to [...]

2017-09-13T14:28:36+00:00 By |Categories: Clients|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on How to Plan Your Management Career

How to Create a LinkedIn Profile for Your Job Search

If you are a candidate looking for a new role there are two areas to pay attention to; one is a CV, and the other is your LinkedIn profile.    The Job Search Is Changing  Google is the biggest search engine in the UK, and it loves LinkedIn. A well-structured LinkedIn profile could well appear a [...]

2017-09-13T14:07:03+00:00 By |Categories: Clients|Tags: , , |Comments Off on How to Create a LinkedIn Profile for Your Job Search

Motivational Meetings: How to Run Motivational and Inspiring Team Meetings

Motivational meetings? We have all been there, haven’t we? That meeting that was atrociously run, with a weak agenda and no specific actions to take away. It was anything but motivational.  However, it doesn’t matter if you are a blue-chip corporate or a micro organisation in the centre of Leeds. Yo [...]

2017-09-13T12:41:51+00:00 By |Categories: Clients|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Motivational Meetings: How to Run Motivational and Inspiring Team Meetings

Why Every Organisation Needs an Induction Plan for Their New Hires

Apple, Booking.Com, Microsoft, Nike, Google and many more growing corporate organisations have an induction plan for their new employees.  Do they know something we don’t know? Probably not, apart from the fact that new hires need an onboarding process to give them the best chance of success in thei [...]

2017-08-16T14:37:55+00:00 By |Categories: Clients|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Why Every Organisation Needs an Induction Plan for Their New Hires

Delegation Skills: The Important Must Have Skill for All Business Leaders

Delegation skills? The key skill all great leaders need to develop. In one of our recent posts, we covered the topical subject of overwhelm at work. It can happen to any of us.  Its causes are many and varied, and one of the most common reasons is a lack of delegation to other members of your team.  [...]

2017-08-09T16:25:15+00:00 By |Categories: Clients|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Delegation Skills: The Important Must Have Skill for All Business Leaders