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Shaping up to a life in recruitment – The Recruiter

Shaping up to a life in recruitment – The Recruiter

11th December 2014

It seems that people may be attracted to the careers and roles they are going to devote their lives to, rather than directed to them. In some cases, future career paths are established from a very young age (16% from childhood, according to a recent survey).Research confirms that different professio... Read more >

Do you comply with National Minimum Wage rules? by Pauline Holt, PA to MD, Bridgwater office

Do you comply with National Minimum Wage rules? by Pauline Holt, PA to MD, Bridgwater office

7th December 2014

Workers (with a few exceptions) are entitled to receive at least the National Minimum Wage (NMW). This includes temporary, part-time, casual, agency and homeworkers. The rate of NMW was increased on 1 October 2014, so it might be good to check now if you are still compliant.(This may change again in... Read more >

First Impressions by Leanna Corbett, Recruitment Administrator Bridgwater Office

First Impressions by Leanna Corbett, Recruitment Administrator Bridgwater Office

1st December 2014

What candidates fail to realise is that when walking into a recruitment agency that is your first job interview, so when you walk in looking dishevelled we remember you for all the wrong reasons.Remember you need to make a good first impression no matter who you meet, as that person could be the one... Read more >

Social Media Explained By Emma Haskins, Social Media and Marketing Manager

Social Media Explained By Emma Haskins, Social Media and Marketing Manager

29th November 2014

Here is a short blog about the easiest way to explain social media sites to any new companies that are new to social networking plus a section taken from our 'Berry Bulletin' - Ask the Expert!Social Media Explained with CoffeeFacebook - I Like CoffeeTwitter - I am drinking #CoffeeGoogle + - I am a ... Read more >

Be the King/Queen of all candidates! –By Jess Chapman, Commercial Consultant, Bridgwater

Be the King/Queen of all candidates! –By Jess Chapman, Commercial Consultant, Bridgwater

21st November 2014

Since joining Red Berry back in October this year, I have received hundreds of applications/ CV’s  applying for positions! Touching on Joe’s blog previously, it is a ‘candidate driven market’ out there at the moment, with there being more jobs out there than there are candidates, however so... Read more >

Frustrations Of a Recruitment Consultant by Joe Bowley, Industrial Consultant in Shepton Mallet

Frustrations Of a Recruitment Consultant by Joe Bowley, Industrial Consultant in Shepton Mallet

19th November 2014

As with many jobs, being a Recruitment Consultant can be very frustrating at times and can send you round the twist most of the time!!At the moment as a nation we are experiencing a ‘candidate driven market’, by this I mean that the candidate is ‘King’ as there are more jobs than candidates ... Read more >

All Change by Mel Stringer, Credit Control Manager, Shepton Mallet Office

All Change by Mel Stringer, Credit Control Manager, Shepton Mallet Office

8th November 2014

Accounts is in the new stages of great changes and structure.  Moving Red Berry forward is going to enable accounts to become more dynamic with growing the company.My role as Credit Control Manager has grown as the company has expanded, with more staff going out there are more invoices to follow up... Read more >

Turning Negatives into Postives by Matthew Dixon, Account Manager - Yeovil Office

Turning Negatives into Postives by Matthew Dixon, Account Manager - Yeovil Office

1st November 2014

This week I wanted to talk about trying to turn negatives into positives as much as possible. What I wanted to promote is how we can take bad experiences and mistakes, and create a positive outcome. This follows on a little from my last entry where I mentioned about taking opportunities when they co... Read more >

Why Use An Agency? By Emily Cradock, Commercial Consultant - Shepton Mallet Office

Why Use An Agency? By Emily Cradock, Commercial Consultant - Shepton Mallet Office

20th October 2014

Some people wonder what’s the point in using a recruitment Agency? Because a recruitment agency can save you time and money. The below points are just the start of what an agency can do for you!Writing an advert – This can be time consuming and you have to be extremely careful with wording in c... Read more >

How to Become a Powerful Connector by Helen Lacey, MD of Red Berry Recruitment

How to Become a Powerful Connector by Helen Lacey, MD of Red Berry Recruitment

13th October 2014

As much as I love connecting and networking with people, there is an undeniable feeling of impurity that can arise at networking events.It’s the feeling that someone wants to talk to you because of who you may know, not for who you are.There is no doubt that networking is one of the most effecti... Read more >

Social Networking Sites Could Kill Your Career by Emma Haskins, Social Media and Marketing Manager - Shepton Mallet Office

Social Networking Sites Could Kill Your Career by Emma Haskins, Social Media and Marketing Manager - Shepton Mallet Office

8th September 2014

Now we all know many companies research and try and find you on social networking sites especially Facebook before offering you an interview or even a position. Here are some key career facebook fails to look out for and a number of solutions to remain professional;  1) Posting negative status up... Read more >

It's All in the Attitude by Martina Hall, Account Manager - Shepton Mallet Office

It's All in the Attitude by Martina Hall, Account Manager - Shepton Mallet Office

1st September 2014

Have you ever thought about how your mood and attitude can affect not only yourself but also the others around you? I am hoping that after reading this blog you will give it a second thought. I am a strong believer in PMA, I am sure many of you have already heard of PMA but for those of you who have... Read more >

National Minimum Wage by Craig Skinner, Accounts Assistant - Shepton Mallet Office

National Minimum Wage by Craig Skinner, Accounts Assistant - Shepton Mallet Office

18th August 2014

Although the impact may be felt initially for smaller business’s when the national minimum wage rises in the Autumn of this year, looking at it objectively it should bring about positive changes for the economy as a whole, looking at the bigger picture! One of the things we find in recruitment is ... Read more >

My busy day in Bridgwater by Zoe Baverstock, Apprentice - Bridgwater

My busy day in Bridgwater by Zoe Baverstock, Apprentice - Bridgwater

18th August 2014

My name is Zoe, I am the Business Administration Apprentice for the Bridgwater Branch. Having never done administration or anything that this before I was rather excited as I love a challenge and trying something new! A typical day of an Apprentice starts with a cup of Yorkshire tea and the morning ... Read more >

‘A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush’ by Rosie Stevens, Industrial and Technical Consultant - Yeovil Office

‘A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush’ by Rosie Stevens, Industrial and Technical Consultant - Yeovil Office

12th August 2014

A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush is just one of those old sayings that your grandma used to say when she felt as though you may well just be getting ideas above your station, or about to take on a challenge that would exceed the boundaries she thought you would be capable of – right? Bu... Read more >

 

 

 

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