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Newsletter December 2020

Recruitment, like many industries, has experienced a rollercoaster of a year, and as a business owner I’ve had my moments of wondering what will happen next. In the past couple of months, there has been an increase in roles we’re actively recruiting for and I’m optimistic for 2021.

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What to wear to work in Summer

Warmer days are here again and navigating workwear to suit soaring temperatures while also maintaining a professional appearance can be a bit tricky. Knowing what to wear can make all the difference between looking and feeling good or coming across as not quite appropriate for the workplace. In Summer (in fact in most seasons) it’s…

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Newsletter July 2020

As I write this market update, we are nearing the end of our second full week at Level 2 of the Covid-19 Alert System. Navigating the changes in the business landscape has been an interesting and challenging time for organisations throughout the country, and no doubt there is still more challenges to come.

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20 Years in Recruitment

A note from Lisa Hill, Managing Director April 2020 marked my having been in the recruitment industry for 20 years. It’s remarkable to think that it was all the way back in late April 2000 when I first joined the industry. It involved a leap of faith (and a big salary drop!) to embrace a…

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Managing Your Business Successfully with a Remote Workforce

As we have continued to move through the Covid-19 Alert Levels, now is the ideal time to consider what options and expectations you have regarding remote working arrangements in the future.  If you hadn’t already been doing so, are you prepared to permanently integrate this way of working into your business? As I am sure…

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Virtual Assistants: Expert support as needed

Have you ever heard the term Virtual Assistant, or VA? Virtual Assistants provide support to businesses remotely and can be found for almost any business task. You can engage a Virtual Assistant for everything from personal assistance, sales support, or customer service through to accounting and bookkeeping, graphic design, marketing or sales activity.  In traditional…

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Six Ways to Boost Morale in a New World of Work

Great wellbeing and high morale helps your team to work effectively and be productive. Maintaining employee engagement can be difficult when everyone is working from home. We have put together a list of some areas to focus on so that your team can still work successfully.   Connection Over the last week of lockdown, we’ve…

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Eight Ways to Successfully Work Remotely

Here are some of our top tips for working effectively from home…   Maintain regular hours Having set hours indicating when to start and when to stop working can help us maintain a healthy work/home life balance when the environmental distinctions between these two are no longer there. Having a clear morning and evening routine…

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Running a Successful Interview

The interview forms a key part of the recruitment process. It’s your opportunity to understand the background, experience and personality of your applicants, how they will fit with your team culture, what they will bring to the role and how that will benefit your business. Below are the key steps to ensure you run a…

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Navigating the Offer and Negotiation Process

After putting so much time and resource into finding your ideal candidate, it would be disappointing to lose them at the offer stage. Below are some common reasons that a job offer may fall over and how to reduce the risk of it happening to you.   The candidate has a counter offer from their…

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