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5 Reasons to Keep Recruiting During a Recession


A recession can feel like the end of the world. Companies often find themselves in survival mode, desperately trying to cut costs and minimise... More

Is the Four-Day Working Week Here to Stay?


Over 70 UK firms are participating in a six-month trial of a four-day working week, and early results have been encouraging. With productivity maintained... More

Productivity Paranoia: How to Assess Performance when Hybrid Working


Since the pandemic began in March 2020, home working has become the norm for many employees and employers. But this new way of working... More

Don’t Wait Until the New Year – Start Your Recruitment Campaign Before Christmas!


The holiday season is upon us. And while many of us are busy shopping for gifts and planning our holiday festivities, companies should also... More

What is a Procurement Director, and why does your business need one?


Procurement is the process of obtaining goods or services at the best possible price. It involves negotiating contracts, analysing pricing trends, and managing supplier... More

What is a Manufacturing Director, and why does your business need one?


Manufacturing management is the process of organising and coordinating the resources and activities necessary to produce goods and services. 

The goal of manufacturing management... More

What is a Chief Operating Officer, and why does your business need one?


Operations is a broad term that covers a variety of activities, depending on the business in question. It's often assumed to only relate to... More

What is a Supply Chain Director, and why does your business need one?


A supply chain is a system of organisations, people, activities, information, and resources involved in moving a product or service from supplier to customer. 

... More
Workplace Inclusivity: What is it? Why is it critical? And how do you do it?


Inclusive workplaces are becoming more important as any person can be a victim of workplace harassment. But what does it entail? What is the... More

Succession Planning: What is your bench strength?


Usually, succession planning is something a business realises they should have done in the past. However, when a key employee resigns or retires, they... More

5 Tips to Win the Battle for Staff Retention in the Post-Covid World

The talent retention battle is on. 

In the post-Covid world, the workplace has changed dramatically. Employees who have become used to working remotely, and are... More

How to Attract the Best Talent: 6 Tips for Recruitment Campaigns in the Post-Covid World

During the Covid pandemic over the past couple of years, the world has become more connected than ever before. With this increased connectivity comes a... More

Finance: Career path and salaries

Financial management is a critical part of every business, from a sole trader up to a plc. All organisations have to manage their finances well,... More

Sales Management: Career path and salaries

A robust sales management function is critical for every business to survive and grow. Without a clear sales strategy, the company will dwindle away and... More

Human Resources: Career path and salaries

Human resource management (HRM) is a broad topic that covers many activities within a company. As such, there are many career options if you’re considering... More

An Insider’s Guide to IR35 Legislation in 2021

Anyone who’s worked in the contracting or interim world since 2000 will have heard of IR35. It’s been in the news again this year as... More

Manufacturing Management: Career path and salaries

Very often, the two sectors of manufacturing and engineering are merged. While there is a close relationship between the two, engineering and manufacturing career paths... More

Engineering Management: Career path and salaries

Engineering and manufacturing are two closely linked sectors. Often they go hand-in-hand, so they are viewed as two sides of the same coin.

But the... More

Purchasing & Procurement: Career Path and Salaries

Purchasing & Procurement: Career Path and Salaries

The two terms of Purchasing and Procurement are often used interchangeably. But they shouldn’t be as they are... More

Supply Chain Management: Career path and salaries

Supply Chain Management: Career path and salaries

What is a Supply Chain?

A supply chain is the sequence of activities that need to happen to... More

The Impact of Robotics and AI on Supply Chain and Logistics

It isn’t easy to articulate the profound effect that Covid-19 has had on business ecosystems across the globe.  

The pandemic has been a... More

How to Manage Performance, Productivity and Engagement When You Are Remote Working

At first, the lockdown situation instilled a sense of camaraderie into many teams. The ‘all in this together’ attitude prevailed as employees saw first-hand... More

The Real Impact of Covid-19 and the Lockdown on Womens’ Careers

As the lockdown restrictions now lift around us, we are left to determine what the new working landscape will look like. 

In... More

Executive Coaching and Mentoring – How Could it Help in the Aftermath of COVID-19? 

The COVID-19 situation has brought a significant degree of uncertainty into many people's lives.  

With redundancy worries, altered business plans and... More

Employees  Don’t  Leave Companies – They Leave Bad Managers 

You’ve probably come across this saying at some point in your career. It’s  one of the  platitudes  of business which rings true – employees everywhere overwhelmingly give their... More

Is Poor Job Design Putting Pressure on Working Parents?

The U.K. is home to 6.2 million couples with  dependent  children. Of these, 31 per cent of couples with dependants both work full-time; which is up... More

How could an Interim Manager help you through the Covid lockdown?

One thing is for sure, the Covid-19 pandemic will cement the year 2020’s place in the history books. At the time of writing (May 2020)... More

Managing Recruitment During the Covid Lockdown

How do you manage recruitment while everyone is in isolation and not allowed to meet? Your first response may be, “What recruitment?” And, it’s a... More

Does a Dip in Low-Skilled Workers Add to The Recruiting Challenge?

Despite Brexit now being overshadowed by the coronavirus outbreak, the impact of the U.K.'s departure from the E.U. will continue. 

For businesses who employ key... More

5 Signs You’re Getting Team Building Wrong (and What You Should be Doing Instead)

What does team-building look like in your organisation? 

Team building in organisations is regarded by many businesses as a necessary tool... More

How ‘Nudge’ Theory Can Help You Make Better Decisions

Nudge theory was brought to the public’s attention recently, as the U.K. government instructed the public to protect themselves against coronavirus by suggesting behavioural ‘nudges’ - wash your... More

What Can These 8 Questions Tell You Most About a Candidate?

Interviews: A place where everyone is on their best behaviour, and it can be challenging to know if a candidate is genuine, or just well-rehearsed.  But in a global... More

Why Trust Is So Important - and How To Rebuild It When It Breaks Down

‘There’s no team without trust’. These wise words are from Paul Santagata, Head of Industry at Google. Trust is pivotal in enabling your team to... More

Your Guide to Conflict Management in the Workplace

Differences, disagreements, disputes in the workplace: they happen.  

Conflicting viewpoints on critical issues are inevitable when individuals work together. But not all conflict... More

Getting the Best From Your Selection Process Part 2

In part one of this article, we looked at the steps to take that lead up to the interview process. You can refresh your memory of these... More

Getting the Best From Your Selection Process Part 1

In a competitive, skills-short global marketplace, there’s no room for error when it comes to recruiting. Whether you are looking for a Logistics Manager, Procurement Director or a new... More

A Guide to Managing Atypical Workers

Diversity and inclusion in the global workplace go beyond gender and race.   

It is about recognising and valuing individuals. It is about including... More

11 Easy Strategies Everyone Needs to Stay Motivated At Work

It’s sometimes hard to stay motivated at work.  

And in the early months of a new year, motivation can sometimes escape you completely. Lack of daylight hours, imminent deadlines and... More

Big Ideas? No Time? How Working with a Specialist Recruiter Can Help

In the fast-paced world of UK and international business, 2020 and a new decade hold challenges for companies across the globe. 

Competition across all sectors, from supply chain and logistics to... More

What’s Your ‘Why’? The Question That Guides Your Career Journey

Why do we do what we do?  

And in particular, why do we invest in a specific career journey? Why do we choose to do work that often occupies... More

6 Mistakes to Avoid at Your Next Executive Interview

Even as an executive-level professional, with a great deal of experience in developing your business and personal skills, it’s still possible to be susceptible to making mistakes in... More

How To Get The Best Out of Your Multigenerational Team

In today’s global business world, organisations are made up of an increasingly age-variant workforce. As people retire later and are joined by school... More

The Pros and Cons of Using Psychometric Testing During the Hiring Process

Psychometric testing was developed in the early 20th century, and since then has gathered credence as a valuable tool for enabling employers to select the best candidate... More

The Reasons Good Employees Leave - And How To Retain Your Top Talent part 2

In part one of this double article, we looked at the reasons your talented employees are likely to leave your company to look... More

6 Ways to Develop Your Supply Chain and Logistics Talent Pipeline in 2020

In the current competitive marketplace, with 25% of supply chain and logistics workers globally past retirement age and 45% of supply chain and logistics organisations reportedly being unable to fill vacancies, an efficient supply chain and logistics talent... More

The 7 Do’s and Don’ts of Resigning Gracefully

So, you’ve been successful in your interview, and you’ve secured your dream job – it’s an exciting time, and congratulations are in order. 

In the excitement... More

Why Candidate Experience Is Critical During the Hiring Process

It’s a candidate-led recruitment market that we are currently experiencing. And with 40% of employers hiring full-time, permanent employees in 2019₁, it’s crucial to ensure your candidate experience is set up throughout the hiring process to guarantee... More

The 6 Reasons Good Employees Leave - And How To Retain Your Top Talent - part 1

As specialist recruiters, we have witnessed first-hand many excellent employees who have contacted us, wanting to leave their current company to look for... More

7 Clear Signs It’s Time To Change Your Job

Is your workplace motivation dwindling? 

A recent survey ₁ in the UK found that more than half of employees are dissatisfied with their... More

The Benefits of a Robust Supply Chain Talent Pipeline

Despite being in a period of record-high employment, around 15% of all supply chains jobs remain open at any given time.  

The growth... More

Is Your Company Culture Promoting Growth, Or Preventing Progress?

Company culture is an elusive thing – some of the smallest SMEs find it hard to cultivate a great culture, while corporate giants... More

Returning to Work After a Career Break – What You Need to Know

Whatever the reason for your career break, returning to work can be daunting after a considerable time away. It is even harder when the gap... More

Why it’s Important to Include Men in Conversations about Work-Life Balance

The many benefits of striking an effective work-life balance cannot be ignored. Once considered an office buzzword, there is overwhelming evidence which supports... More

So, You Think You Have What it Takes to Be a Director in the Millennial Age?

When you reach that point in your career where you’re an experienced general manager, and you want to make the leap into your first director role, what can you do to... More

How to Accelerate Your Career Internationally

Despite Brexit concerns, jobs in supply chains both here in the UK and globally are continuing to grow, providing opportunities to accelerate your caree. 

How do Recruiters use Job Boards?

How do recruiters use job boards?

As a candidate, you’ll be familiar with job boards like Indeed, Jobsite, CV Library etc.

You’ll have registered your... More

What Brexit Has in Store for Your Procurement Team


Three years since the referendum, with one Brexit deadline surpassed and the next shrouded in confusion, it can be hard... More

5 Reasons Why Recruiting an Interim Manager Could Help Your Business This Year

In today's fast-paced technology-driven world, organisations often have increasingly complex supply chains. When a company wishes to grow and scale their operations, it’s realistic to... More

Is Your Procurement CV Still Fit For Purpose?

With technological advancements in the recruitment sector and a rise in online job applications, is the humble CV still as relevant today as... More