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International Women’s Day 2019

8th March 2019 | Uncategorized

 A bit of history… International Women’s Day takes place on the 8th March yearly and is widely observed for its importance in history as a day of anti-sexism and anti-discrimination. In many places around the world, the day is treated as a day of protest, but for others it is a celebration of womanhood and the equal rights breakthrough of the 20th century. Soviet Russia became the first country in 1917 to announce March 8th as a national holiday following women’s gain of...

National Careers Week: What do employees really want?

6th March 2019 | Career AdviceRecruiting

In light of National Careers Week, we have put together a succinct, career-minded blog. Currently, the UK employment market is booming. The Guardian recently reported that ‘…the spending power of British workers increased to its highest level in two years in November following the biggest rise in real pay since September 2016.’ With this in mind, the recruitment industry has become even more competitive, with the candidate wielding full control over their job search. Juggling...

Valentine’s Day Competition – £50 Amazon voucher to be won

8th February 2019 | CompetitionsNews

Valentine's Day The month of romance is upon us. Supermarkets and shops are bustling with flowers of all colours, chocolates of all flavours and cards with all content. People frantically buying gifts in a bid to demonstrate their love and affection for their respected other half. Every year on 14th February, here in the United Kingdom and in many other countries around the world, we celebrate Valentine’s Day, or Saint Valentine’s Day. As the name suggests, the celebration comes from...

Merry Christmas!

21st December 2018 | Uncategorized

From all of us at the YourRecruit Group, we would like to wish you a very, Merry Christmas and a fabulous New Year. There is still time to enter our Christmas competition over on Facebook, where you could win a £50 Amazon gift voucher.

Prepare for January blues…set your sights on a £250 Amazon Voucher*

20th November 2018 | Career AdviceMotivationalNewsRecruitingYourRecruit IT

At YourRecruit IT, we love Christmas. The Christmas tree is up. The advent calendars are in position. The party outfits are hanging in wait. We savour every moment. However, we know what happens post Christmas. January blues are not a joke or click bait. In fact, they are the reality of many people across the UK. Therefore, practising self-care is extremely important. What is self-care? Self-care is the practice of looking after oneself. Often, January 1st sparks new diets, new fitness...

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,...