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Holding Interviews

Holding Interviews

21st March 2019

The most important stage of the recruitment process is the interviews.It is a chance to meet with, learn about and analyse the candidate, to see if they are the right fit. Whilst other stages of the process, such as their CV or maybe a skills assessment, will give you hard facts about the exper... Read more >

Becoming A Berry

Becoming A Berry

28th February 2019

As you may or not know, the staff here at Red Berry Recruitment are known as Berries. This nickname has been used since the day we first started in 2007 and was given to us by our MD and Owner Helen Lacey.My first bite of the BerryI got a call from Rachael Haynes, the HR and Operations D... Read more >

What is a counter offer and should you accept it?

What is a counter offer and should you accept it?

21st February 2019

Switching jobs can be tricky. There is an element of secrecy involved – keeping your interview quiet from your current employer. And then there is the pressure of going through the interview.But you got through it. You got the job offer and you’ve prepared your resignation letter to give to... Read more >

Why Companies Need to Hire Based on Personality as Well as Experience

Why Companies Need to Hire Based on Personality as Well as Experience

14th February 2019

All too often when making hiring decisions, HR professionals forget that people do business with people. A candidate can have the most impressive CV you’ve ever seen but if the personality isn’t there, then they aren’t necessarily the best fit for the job. If you’re constantly having to med... Read more >

What Does A Marketing Manager Do?

What Does A Marketing Manager Do?

31st January 2019

When you think of marketing what comes to mind? Flyers and posters, graphs and analysis, websites and press releases? Well it’s all of those…and a little bit more.Our TeamHere at Red Berry we have a very active marketing team, consisting of me – Natalie Godeau, our Marketing Manager, ... Read more >

Benefits Of Regular Exercise

Benefits Of Regular Exercise

24th January 2019

Hands up if your New Year’s Resolution was to exercise more? I’m sure there’s a few!January always starts with good intentions. Whether it’s taking up something new, giving up something bad or simply entering the year with a fresh mind-set. Some of your best laid plans may have been dr... Read more >

Recruitment In 2019

Recruitment In 2019

17th January 2019

As we settle into the third week of 2019, normality is officially back following the festive break (are we at the stage where we stop wishing each other a ‘Happy New Year yet?!)!As we look ahead to what 2019 has in store, it is important to consider what dangers, what trends and most importa... Read more >

Looking Back At 2018

Looking Back At 2018

20th December 2018

Presents are being wrapped, carols are being sung, food and drink are being consumed and snow rain is falling outside… It must be Christmas! As the end of the year rolls around, everyone is beginning to plan for 2019. Before that, though, let’s take the opportunity to look back at the year pas... Read more >

How To Find The Perfect Recruit

How To Find The Perfect Recruit

6th December 2018

In last week’s blog we provided some advice on how to find your dream job. There are many different options for job seekers, as there are for employers looking for staff. Job boards, social media and recruitment agencies are the three most effective methods of recruitment. Of course, the same app... Read more >

How To Find Your Dream Job

How To Find Your Dream Job

29th November 2018

In these blogs we always try to provide help, hints and tips on the recruitment process. We aim to help jobseekers through the search process and employers through the candidate hunt. Over time, we’ve written about CV’s, Covering Letters, Interviews and starting a new job from a candidate persp... Read more >

A Message To Candidates...

A Message To Candidates...

22nd November 2018

Candidates - Please stop messing businesses and recruitment agencies around! Ok, so people say they want jobs. They say that they are desperate for work. "I will do anything." "I need to buy my children school clothes." "I need a job now... please". So, we call them for work, we arrange interviews... Read more >

Different Types Of Job Applications

Different Types Of Job Applications

15th November 2018

Job applications can take different forms. Sometimes it’s filling out an application form, sometimes you must send a CV or in some cases you could be required to complete a test to measure your suitability. In this week’s blog, we outline these three main types of job applications. CV and Cove... Read more >

Temporary Work Over The Festive Period

Temporary Work Over The Festive Period

8th November 2018

As Supermarkets begin to premiere their Christmas adverts, it’s time to accept that yet another festive period is just round the corner! December is traditionally linked with spending money on presents, food and socialising. However, for many, it can be a profitable time of year. You may have se... Read more >

Candidates Are King

Candidates Are King

1st November 2018

Back in 1999 when I started in recruitment, there where so many candidates to choose from that businesses could afford to go on holiday for 2 weeks, keep candidates waiting for feedback on interviews and gave a 4 week deadline for adverts to be applied to. However, here in 2018 it is just not quite ... Read more >

The Older Generation

The Older Generation

25th October 2018

It's no surprise that skills shortages is second on the list of concerns for IoD members. 42% of those recently questioned saying it was causing them a major headache. The downside to good job figures is that it makes it harder for organisations to find the talent they need. But are we looking in ... Read more >

 

 

 

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