Blog

Welcome to our blog.

  • Candidate Feedback - Why it's important!

    Posted on Monday, June 24, 2024 by HazelGillespieNo comments

    We've seen and heard a lot of chatter from some industry voices about the importance of 'providing timely feedback', while in reality, not actually delivering that themselves. So, we thought it's a worthwhile topic to chat about. Why is timely and relevant feedback is critical in the recruitment process? Imagine you've just had a job interview. The wait for feedback can seem endless? That's why ...

  • Negotiating Your Salary at Offer Stage - Show Me the Money!?

    Posted on Monday, June 17, 2024 by Peter Gillespie10 comments

    Should I negotiate my salary when being offered a role? If it isn't what you expected, or need, then absolutely! Negotiating your salary is a critical step to get right when you're offered a new role. Here's why: First impressions matter. Demonstrating confidence in your value from the outset sets the tone for your future. By negotiating, you're not just making an argument for a better salary, ...

  • How to write a great CV. Don't forget to blow your own trumpet!

    Posted on Friday, March 15, 2024 by Hazel Gillespie19 comments

    Ever wondered why recruiters keep banging on about why your CV or covering letter needs to highlight every key success and achievement? Well, here's the crux of it: these documents are your professional storytellers, your advocates in a competitive job market. Imagine your CV as a highlight reel, or your 'elevator pitch'. It's not just a timeline of your work history; it's not a list, it should ...

  • The counter offer. Is it fools gold?

    Posted on Friday, March 8, 2024 by Hazel Gillespie441 comments

    Ever been tempted to stay by a counter-offer? Here's why you might want to think twice before accepting. Firstly, let's consider the reasons you wanted to leave. More often than not, it's not just about the money, right? It could be the company culture, lack of progression, your relationship with your line Manager or key colleagues, or perhaps the work itself. While a counter-offer might sweeten ...

  • 'Spring'! A Time to Get your recruitment career blooming again. Or, Hades might get you.

    Posted on Friday, March 1, 2024 by Peter Gillespie23 comments

    It's 'Spring'! A time of re-birth, of longer days & brighter mornings. A time of hope and a time to reflect and re-energise your life, and career? While Greek mythology proposes that 'Spring' is a result of Demeter, the God of Fertility', celebrating having her kidnapped daughter returned to her by the evil Hades (her hubby was Zeus, King of all Gods - so Hades was a brave boy), we just like to ...

  • Retaining Your Top Talent?

    Posted on Friday, February 23, 2024 by Hazel GillespieNo comments

    Keeping your team happy beyond the hiring & honeymoon phase can be a challenge, particularly in a competitive recruitment market. With our years of experience in dealing with candidates ready for a move, we've come to appreciate that the key to retaining top talent lies in fostering a culture of continuous growth and development in their current career path. It's not just about offering ...

  • The Recruitment World Just Keeps on Churning

    Posted on Friday, February 16, 2024 by Peter Gillespie4 comments

    February 2024 - It's official. As of news this week we're in another recession (Q3 & Q4 2023). As if we didn't know already. The comforting thing is, its already old news. We're now 2 months beyond the end of the measurement period and we've heard rumours that signs of life and some 'green shoots' are already popping up. However, it takes more than a little thing like a recession to keep the ...

  • 5 Great Reasons to Work in Recruitment, Part 5 (of 5)

    Posted on Monday, November 27, 2023 by HazelNo comments

    If you're a recent graduate, or just thinking about your next job, with a year or two's work experience within your sector, or in a sales or customer facing role, then why would you work in Recruitment? As Scotland and leading recruitment-to-recruitment specialist, we're giving you 5 good reasons. Here’s the 5th and, the best! (Look out for the other 4 posts and reasons)..... It's Hugely ...

  • 5 Reasons to Work in Recruitment, Part 4.

    Posted on Thursday, November 16, 2023 by PeterNo comments

    If you're a graduate with a year or two's work experience, then why work in Recruitment? As Scotland's leading recruitment-to-recruitment specialist, we're giving you 5 good reasons. We’re at number 4 already! (Look out for the other 4 posts and reasons)..... Great Career Progression....and fast! Recruitment isn’t a nine-to-five job for shrinking violets, but your hard work will pay off and fast! ...

  • 5 Reasons Why You Should Work in Recruitment, Part 3.

    Posted on Thursday, November 16, 2023 by PeterNo comments

    Are you a recent graduate, or just thinking about your next job with a year or two's work experience in a sales or customer service role? Well, what can a career in Recruitment offer you? As Scotland's leading recruitment-to-recruitment specialist, we're giving you 5 good reasons. Here’s number 3 in the list (look out for our other posts with 4 other good reasons...) Flexibility & Opportunity! ...