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Better Placed News

International Women’s Day...

Chatting to my 16 year old daughter this week, she asked me if there is an International Men’s Day? When I replied that there wasn’t, she said “well I don’t understand why women have to have one.” Talking to her further and underpinning her comment is that she feels she is growing up in a […]

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IR35 Reforms

In a time when good news is scarce, the government’s announcement yesterday that the IR35 reforms for the private sector are on hold for another year will be a welcomed relief to contractors. In a climate of business uncertainty, we think there may well be a strong movement towards using seasoned interim staff to keep […]

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Doing my bit for Charity!

I have been recruiting into the not-for-profit sector for the last year and so spend my days hearing about the amazing work that charities do and how important community fundraising is to achieving their goals. Based on this I wanted to do something that gives back to the industry I spend my working day talking […]

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It’s always better in person!...

As a seasoned recruiter, I’ve met some amazing clients and candidates in my time forming relationships based on face to face meetings (don’t listen to what anyone says, I’m a real charmer when you meet me!). Most of the time we manage successfully to book both candidates and clients in for meetings however there are […]

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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! Time is flying, we are already well into February in a new decade and multiple exciting things have happened for us here at Better Placed. Our Christmas Do was a roaring success, with everyone from all three offices coming up to Yorkshire to celebrate in Leeds. Awards were given, champagne flowed and […]

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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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