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on the people challenges that business face.

We are often asked, “What is the difference between a Recruiter and a Headhunter”? In order to fully understand the difference, it is important to first understand the different roles they play in the job market and why. Recruitment Agencies and Headhunters are both important for filling...

A much-overlooked part of commercial success is the use of soft skills.  We all need to harness and fine-tune our soft skills if we want to achieve success. Soft skills are not just nice-to-have value-adds but are essential within the workplace as well as externally to...

If you’ve ever been part of a successful team at work, then you’ll know just how vital the right combination of attitudes and attributes can be for developing a high-performance business. More than just a group of people who work together a high-performing team is...

A few weeks ago, I spoke with an HR Director who had recently gone through an extensive process to recruit a Group Operations Director and the process had failed. She could not figure out what had gone wrong. After 6 months and 2/3’s of the recruitment...

Many of our candidates and clients are telling us how COVID-19 has impacted them.  For many companies, the crisis has and may continue to have, a huge financial impact.  We fully understand that, for the time being, their recruitment activities are frozen. For those companies in...

 A 'guest insight' by Anthony (Ton) Christiaanse.                     There is optimism in the air. Slowly businesses are opening up and consumers are out and about spending. The stock market is on record highs, house pricing on the rise...

Although Covid is still a huge threat to lives across the world, with the recent surge in India, referred to in the Economist as ‘catastrophic’, of particularly grave concern; the U.K. is opening up and the prospect of our lives returning to ‘normal’ may now...

Brexit (what ever that actually means) is with us and, undoubtedly, many businesses are seriously struggling with the extent to which the new post - Brexit bureaucracy and certification systems are disrupting their trade. Initial data on some European trade flows ie between the U.K. and...

In motorsport, the racing line is the optimal path around a race course.  It is the quickest route to drive any corner and has three stages; turn in, apex and exit. Before I was born, my father was a Rally Driver.  Years later, my father taught...

Even though Brexit happened on 31 January 2020, both sides are still trying to work out the rules for their new relationship. Until these terms are finalised and the new rules agreed upon, uncertainty will continue. If Brexit was not enough for the UK economy to...