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Better Placed News

The unsung heroes!

2019 has gone so quickly but If I look back over the year and which roles have been the most challenging then this article does ring true.  I quoted this stat in an article a while back, but there are now 180,000 charities in England. That’s a lot of noise in the market for people […]

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Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month...

For the month of November we are turning it PURPLE in support of Pancreatic Cancer Action, a charity we have supported for the last three years, but this year we are doing things differently and its all about raising awareness! PCA as a charity is very close to our employee’s hearts with some having lost […]

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What’s been going on at Bette...

17 Hours in the saddle wasn’t the plan, but thats ultimately how the Better Placed Cycle challenge panned out on the 6th September. The 127-mile towpath course, was never going to be easy, but what our riders had underestimated was how much the conditions would take their toll; rain, mud, closed towpaths, all complicated the […]

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Why Did I Choose Recruitment?

‘So, what do you want to do after finishing uni?’… Although it was the most common question people used to ask me, it was the one that had me the most stumped… What did I want to do? When I decided to take my degree in Psychology there was no end goal in sight. I […]

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The changing face of recruitment...

The recruitment industry – and the way that people find their next role – has changed dramatically in the last few years. The scaling of technology has had both positive and negative effects on the way that businesses seek new talent – and, like in any other industry, we’ve had to adapt our value proposition […]

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What’s in a Culture?

2019 has been an interesting year to be in recruitment, albeit a time fraught with uncertainty and a level of anxiety about the future of job security/new opportunities. I say interesting, as amongst the chaos, we’ve seen key issues come to the fore, – the gender pay gap, combating unconscious bias, and many brands stepping-up […]

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Hints & tips for CV writing!...

In my role I am asked on a daily basis to give advice on CV’s. Something I love to help with. A poor CV can make a superb candidate look unemployable and vice versa. Your CV should not be the reason you miss out on your dream job. Of course, everyone has their own opinion […]

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What the hell’s happening in the...

Whether I’m meeting with a new contact, or catching up with someone I’ve known for years, I know that, at some point in the conversation, I’m always going to get the same question – “so what’s happening in the current market?” Typically, we see the same ebb and flow year-in-year out: a rush of vacancies in […]

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A day at #leedsdigi week and the #W...

The gender diversity still remains disappointingly low in the Digital and Tech industry, only 17% of women occupy digital roles – which blows my mind! Today I was lucky enough to be part of #Leedsdigi19 week and attend #WILDigital, the brainchild of Sarah Tulip and Deb Hetherington who aim to provide a great opportunity for […]

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The Increasing Trend of Counter Off...

Great News!! After weeks of preparation, you’ve landed your dream job! This is such an exciting time for you as a candidate and from a recruiter’s perspective, passing on the positive news is such a rewarding part of our job. So what are the next steps?? Promoting it across ‘Social’, celebrating with family and friends…..handing […]

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