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Better Placed News

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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2019 TALENT TRENDS

It’s been a frenetic start to 2019 and the ‘war for talent’ across the tech sector is showing no sign of slowing. In the recently published Mills & Reeve Top Tech Yorkshire report there is a variety of the well-known players in the area mixed in with some amazing up and coming tech companies that […]

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“WE’RE NOT HIRING UNTIL THE NEW...

With only 49 days until Santa climbs aboard his sleigh to deliver presents to over two billion children around the world (a route so complex that it would give even the largest logistics’ and supply chain businesses a run for their money), the recruitment market braces for the frantic hiring spree that occurs at the […]

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Bread & Jam Fest – Conne...

Suffice to say, I absolutely LOVED attending the Bread & Jam Festival last week. I came away with some great take outs: START-UPS ARE EVERYWHERE!! BIG BRANDS ARE UNDER THREAT FROM “INSURGENTS” AND NEED TO CHANGE BEHAVIOUR TO STAY RELEVANT!! HIRING GREAT PEOPLE FOR YOUNG BUSINESSES ISN’T EASY! This was my first visit and I went with […]

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We’re Hiring A Digital Market...

We are now looking for an experienced recruitment consultant to join our expanding Services division in Manchester, specialising in the exciting and ever-evolving Digital Marketing sector. The role will see you working with some of our oldest and most established clients across Financial and Business Services, alongside the thriving areas of Fintech and payment businesses. […]

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Why we entered the Times Top 100 Sm...

Having hit the significant milestone of 15 years in business in 2017, the Better Placed board took time to reflect. What had we done well over the years, what were our goals moving forward and what if anything did we need to change? One thing we knew for sure was that we wanted to continue […]

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