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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 >

Attracting Candidates – What Benefits Do You Offer?

Attracting Candidates – What Benefits Do You Offer?

3rd October 2019

Every business naturally wants the best possible candidates. But there are very few candidates about – and even fewer top candidates. If top candidates do come on the market, they’re snapped up very quickly. So how do you make sure those exceptional candidates are attracted to your business?  ... Read more >

Happiness At Work

Happiness At Work

26th September 2019

This week is International Week of Happiness at Work. This is a massively important topic. Research shows that if employees are happy at work, their productivity increases by 31%. Happier employees become more engaged, more creative and more innovative. They are less likely to miss days and their s... Read more >

Gaining Extra Qualifications

Gaining Extra Qualifications

19th September 2019

Gaining extra qualifications is greatly helpful to your career. As well as experience, many employers are looking for qualifications and transferrable skills. Qualifications are an excellent display of knowledge and skills you possess. They could be specific to the role you perform – in some case... Read more >

Changing Careers

Changing Careers

12th September 2019

Do you feel like you are stagnating in your current career? You may be losing motivation, feel disengaged by the lack of profession or you may have simply stopped enjoying it. If any of those apply, then you may be thinking about a career change. But how to go about it? How do you decide what you w... Read more >

What are transferable skills and why are they important?

What are transferable skills and why are they important?

29th August 2019

Transferable skills. You’ve probably heard of them – especially if you’re looking for work. They are qualities and skills that you develop in education, training and the workplace. They are of high value to employers. But what are they and why are they so important?   What are transferable s... Read more >

Building Your Network 

Building Your Network 

22nd August 2019

There are many ways of advancing your career and further yourself. One of the most important is networking. There are many ways of advancing your career and further yourself. One of the most important is networking. There are many ways of advancing your career and furt... Read more >

A Level Results - What Next?

A Level Results - What Next?

15th August 2019

The fateful day has arrived for many 18-year-olds around the country. Sleepless nights will have been followed by nervous breakfasts. It’s A Level results day. Firstly – we hope anyone that has opened their results this morning has achieved what the wanted. However - if you haven’t - remember... Read more >

How can you attract the best candidates?

How can you attract the best candidates?

8th August 2019

Candidates are in short supply. With unemployment at its lowest in almost half a century, the best candidates are getting snapped up quickly. There are skill shortages across many industries, meaning businesses are struggling to find adequate employees. This means employers are required to act quic... Read more >

Choosing the best candidate

Choosing the best candidate

1st August 2019

Choosing the best candidate to hire can be a tough choice. And it can be a costly mistake if it goes wrong. A report carried out by Oxford Economics suggests it could cost over £30,000 to replace an employee. So it’s important you get it right. Regardless of the process you use to hire your staf... Read more >

RBR Salary Survey

RBR Salary Survey

4th July 2019

We have recently released the latest edition of our RBR Salary Survey. But what is it and - more importantly - how can it help you? What is the RBR Salary Survey? The RBR Salary Survey is a document compiled using data collected from permanent and temporary employees we have placed across the South... Read more >

What Do Hiring Managers Look For?

What Do Hiring Managers Look For?

20th June 2019

We've done various blogs on preparing for job interviews. Research, mental preparation and making sure you look the part are all extremely relevant pieces of preparation. However, another thing to consider is what the hiring manager is looking for. Your skills and experience may be perfect for a jo... Read more >

Somerset's Sizzle

Somerset's Sizzle

13th June 2019

There is a buzz that comes to Somerset annually and remains even if the weather turns dull. This year the buzz is bigger, louder and longer. It’s what I describe as the ‘sizzle’ not the sausage. A butcher can display his produce and market it with information about being locally-sourced and e... Read more >

Mental Preparation For An Interview

Mental Preparation For An Interview

6th June 2019

Once you've secured an interview, preparation is key.  Researching the company, the role and what they are looking for is all part of the vital prep you need to do. You can read some tips to help you with interviews here. But it is also important to prepare yourself, mentally. Director magazine re... Read more >

 

 

 

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