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Better Placed NewsCategory: Blog

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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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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#IWD2018 at Better Placed Recruitme...

In our second instalment of our focus today on International Women’s Day 2018, we talk to Rachel O’Sullivan, Board Director of our Manchester office.   What attracted you to work for Better Placed Recruitment? I was a graduate who had no idea that recruitment was an occupation! As soon as the job was described to […]

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