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So tell me what you want, what you really, really want…

13th November 2018 | MotivationalNewsRecruitingYourRecruit IT

This week saw the reawakening of nineties kids all over the world, to the sound of a zig-a-zig-ah. Between 1000 and 1030 on Saturday morning, thousands of Spice Girls fans frantically refreshed their internet browsers in order to secure arena tickets for a reunion tour.  I did not acquire said tickets, but there is always hope. So tell me what you want, what you really, really want... Throughout the months of September and October, our clients completed a survey detailing their preferences...

Maybe she’s born with it… maybe she’s just spent a really long time honing her skills and has avoided procrastination like it’s a poison.

12th November 2018 | Career AdviceMotivational

Not really as snappy or catchy as the well-known tagline we could all probably sing, but it's truthful nonetheless. And it becomes more evident the more candidates we place and the more colleagues we work alongside. I'm sorry to break it to you, but you either have it or you don't. However, there's no need to be completely fatalistic because lots of recent research suggests that if you don't have it, there are a number of things you can do to develop it. But, what is "it"? I have been...

Hey, how are you?

9th October 2018 | Meet the TeamMotivationalNewsRecruitingYourRecruit IT

It is not a question that breaks the rules or shocks an audience; in fact it is just a simple question that many people ask, and hear, most days. However, have you really thought about its impact? It’s funny, because sometimes you take for granted that “how are you?” and it is only when it is absent that you start to realise the import of such a phrase. The reason I say this is because last week, a selection of our Consultants went to the IP EXPO Europe at the Excel London. We had...

Why have we been channelling Ross from Friends this past week?

1st October 2018 | Meet the TeamMotivationalUpdates

"Pivot, pivot, PIVOT" We all remember that episode of Friends, where Ross and Chandler were manoeuvring a large sofa down the apartment block's stairs, whilst Rachel coolly assisted. However, she soon idly stepped away when the instructions became a bit too...real. The word "pivot" never had the same meaning again. It was a bit like that on Friday. Despite only moving down a floor and along an - albeit labyrinthine - corridor, the pressure was on. Crates of computers, telephones,...

Recruitment Agencies: Have your say, but hear ours first!

14th September 2018 | CompetitionsRecruiting

More than just an unsolicited phone call, more than just a meme; we are actually a pretty efficient team. Let’s not beat around the bush, recruitment agencies are up there with estate agents. Many find us persistent and relentless, annoying and not forgetting pointless. But, remember that, actually, we provide – just like estate agents – an invaluable service. You need to sell your house, can you do that alone? You need to recruit the crème de la crème, the experienced, and the...

First came the referendum, then came the furore, and now comes questions…lots of them.

9th August 2018 | News

  What does Brexit mean for the recruitment industry? What will happen to free movement? What does post-Brexit look like for EU nationals? Free Movement The existing free movement of EU nationals means that the bank of candidates on offer to agencies is expansive, almost endless. In fact, the skills that the entire EU offer ensure that no recruiter is left scratching their head looking for the right candidate – they will be there. However, as the government has now...

Meet the Team: Charlie D

24th May 2018 | Meet the TeamNews

We’re very excited to announce the arrival of a new team member. Please join us in welcoming our new Recruitment Resourcer, and our second Charlie, Charlie D! So, the question on everyone’s lips, who is Charlie? Let’s find out! Welcome to YourRecruit IT, Charlie. Tell us a little about yourself. I am a young, confident 19 year old, who loves putting my all into everything. I have grown up loving and playing all sports and have a lot of time for my family, friends and...

In-demand tech skills to learn if you want to stand out in a crowded market

30th April 2018 | Career Advice

The tech world is vast and highly competitive. It’s key to stand out but knowing how to do so is part of the challenge. Here are some of the biggest and growing entities within the world of IT that employers are looking for! It’s an exciting time to be involved in the tech industry. But not only that, it’s exciting for industries who are adapting the way in which they work. According to the report by Modis, the number of tech roles is going to increase for the next few years. Their...

GDPR – why your personal data is safe with YourRecruit IT

15th March 2018 | NewsYourRecruit IT

I am sure you will have heard of GDPR by now, it seems everybody in business is talking about it - and worrying about it! It is a piece of legislation coming into force on 25 May, which will update our existing Data Protection laws and which is designed to provide better protection of our personal data. It gives individuals greater rights and puts more responsibilities on businesses who collect, store and use personal data. It should help to reduce the risk of data theft, identity fraud and...

Some thoughts on midlife career change and women

6th March 2018 | Career AdviceMotivational

Happy 8th March, International Women’s Day! As a women-owned business at YourRecruit Group, we're marking the day by talking to three amazing women, who work in entirely different fields and pursue diverse goals. Regardless of all the differences, Saboohi Famili, Teresa Leyman and Gill Thorpe, all share a prominent value; drive to succeed! With increasingly distant retirement age, midlife women (and men) in the UK have one to two decades of working life in front of them. This fact on its...