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How important is company culture?

How important is company culture?

27th February 2020

Very, in a nutshell. Company culture is vital on two fronts: attraction and retention. Fostering a connected, happy and transparent culture within your business will save you money, find the best talent and help raise productivity. How much do job seekers value culture? We are well into 2020 now an... Read more >

Where do you see yourself in five years?

Where do you see yourself in five years?

13th February 2020

How do you answer that question? The interviewer is not asking you to lay out a full formed action plan of your next five years and however you intend to reach a specified target. They are testing your ambition, your goals and your vision. Do you have a career plan? And does the role you are applyi... Read more >

Attracting Candidates Using Social Media

Attracting Candidates Using Social Media

30th January 2020

We talk regularly about the importance of candidates ensuring they conduct themselves on social media correctly. But what about employers? The candidate market is quiet. Unemployment is at record lows and less people are switching jobs at the moment. This means that when a top candidate does come o... Read more >

What is your greatest weakness?

What is your greatest weakness?

23rd January 2020

This question has reached an almost legendary status within interviewing. It is hurdle that many candidates struggle on. How do you describe a weakness without harming your chances? It feels like a trap. When you are trying to present the best version of yourself to your potential employers, you do... Read more >

Invest in Your Interview Process

Invest in Your Interview Process

16th January 2020

Time spent defining exactly what a job entails, the skills needed for a candidate to succeed in the role and selecting the right candidate is never wasted - it will help you find the top talent. Businesses are under constant pressure to deliver more in less time and in an increasingly competitive m... Read more >

Improving Your Health At Work

Improving Your Health At Work

9th January 2020

Our health always seems to take a back seat in the grand scheme of things. We hit the winter months and find ourselves struck down with all manner of germs. A lot of the time, we could be doing much more to keep our well-being levels high. Whether it’s a poor diet, avoiding exercise, not getting ... Read more >

Looking Back At 2019

Looking Back At 2019

12th December 2019

2019 has been an interesting year. From being finalists for numerous awards, to launch our new Older Generation campaign to merging with a national recruitment company, it’s been quite some year. Winter In January we started the year on a positive high, told that the FSB had chosen us as a finali... Read more >

Looking Ahead To 2020

Looking Ahead To 2020

5th December 2019

It’s the first week of the final month of the decade.  In just 27 days, countless numbers of us will be waking up with sore heads. And for many, the new decade with bring about a fresh start. Research tells us that January and February are the best time of the year to look for jobs. So how can y... Read more >

How To Win At Interviews

How To Win At Interviews

28th November 2019

Hi folks, I’m Vicki. I became a Berry in September. I started in recruitment just over four years ago with a specialist recruitment agency dealing with temporary staff and I now run the permanent desk in the Yeovil office. I am still learning the ropes, from moving from being temporary specialist... Read more >

Leadership and Engagement

Leadership and Engagement

14th November 2019

Following the FA Cup final in May a clip went viral on social media.   It was of Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola passionately coaching and giving feedback to striker Raheem Sterling. It was on the pitch immediately after the presentation of the cup, with winners medals round their neck and ... Read more >

Staying Stress Free at Work

Staying Stress Free at Work

7th November 2019

This week is National Stress Awareness week – a week designed to increase understanding and encourage discussion about the dealing with stress. Stats from the Health and Safety Executive revealed that, in 2017/8, over half of all sickness days were a result of a work-related mental health problem... Read more >

Don't Spook Your Recruiter: Three Things To Avoid When Applying For A Job

Don't Spook Your Recruiter: Three Things To Avoid When Applying For A Job

31st October 2019

A recruiter can be your biggest asset in a job hunt. They simplify the system, organise everything for you and act as your biggest cheerleader. They want you to get the job – so don’t spook them! Here’s three things to avoid doing if you want to make maximum use of a recruiter. Don’t ghost ... Read more >

5 Phrases You Should Never Say In An Interview

5 Phrases You Should Never Say In An Interview

24th October 2019

Job interviews are amongst the most stressful situations you will ever have to go through, especially if this is not something you’ve done too often. When you have to deal with stressful situations, you may end up saying things that are not necessarily appropriate, especially for the first discus... Read more >

How can your business be more environmentally friendly?

How can your business be more environmentally friendly?

17th October 2019

Climate Change is one of the biggest crises facing the world right now. Millions have taken to the street to protest for urgent political change and more action from large corporations. However, it’s not just larger organisations and Government who can make a change, we all have a role to play. T... Read more >

My Journey In Recruitment

My Journey In Recruitment

10th October 2019

I recently joined the team at Red Berry Recruitment, looking after the Commercial Desk in the Shepton Mallet office. How did you get into recruitment? My career started in the Insurance industry, where I gained seven years’ experience. I think this has helped me hone my recruitment skills, buildi... Read more >

 

 

 

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