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Inducting someone? Or starting a new job during lock down? What to expect ….

April 30, 2020  /  andy@andrewjamesrecruitment.co.uk

  Over the last few weeks, I have taken some time to catch up with people that I have placed into new roles, which have started during lock down. It is not new to check in with people, but it has been fascinating to see how the lock down has influenced induction for employers and […]

It will bounce back and bounce back well!

April 15, 2020  /  andy@andrewjamesrecruitment.co.uk

  Yesterday the OBR reported some fairly dire predictions for the UK economy. Predictions that business owners were expecting and predictions that will bring challenges for the year ahead and possibly beyond.  The recruitment marketplace is currently impacted and of course, will continue to be impacted – these are challenging times, but there is light! […]

Some positives that I am seeing, that may make organisations stronger after COVID19 (home working)

April 1, 2020  /  andy@andrewjamesrecruitment.co.uk

  So the world is a pretty crazy place right now. We are indeed in the middle of a National Emergency and the priority has to be to protect the NHS and save lives. Business and economy will have to recover another day, and it will. However, I think it is important in these difficult […]

Struggling putting together your cv? Try my 3,4,5 rule and see if it delivers results:

January 31, 2020  /  andy@andrewjamesrecruitment.co.uk
Photo by Tim Gouw on Unsplash

It’s that time of year when many of you will be putting together or updating your cv’s. And it is surprisingly difficult when you come to put pen to paper isn’t it. It’s hard to know how much detail to go into. What information should you provide? How can you possibly get everything that you […]

6 tips taken from my exercise knowledge to boost energy, performance and productivity in the office

May 16, 2018  /  andy@andrewjamesrecruitment.co.uk
exercise productivity

As many of you know, outside of recruitment I have a huge passion for exercise, health and wellbeing. When I am not recruiting I am training, playing sport, or reading about health, exercise science and nutrition. My two worlds connect in some ways – both are interested in performance. As a qualified personal trainer and […]

Top 5 General Tips for Writing your Sales CV

January 10, 2018  /  andy@andrewjamesrecruitment.co.uk

  January is a time when many think about looking for a new role and many of you will be now working on updating your CV. We see hundreds of CV’s and have the benefit of seeing firsthand what employers like and dislike about resume’s. To help you see the best results from the applications […]

7 Top Questions to Ask in Sales Interviews

November 17, 2017  /  andy@andrewjamesrecruitment.co.uk
sales interview questions

Do you have interviews on the horizon to grow your sales team? Are you looking for ideas around interview format and questioning?  Asking the right questions is paramount in the relatively short period of time you have to make an assessment as to whether you have found your next hire.  We have have heard some […]

Christmas!!!? I hear you say….Starbucks festive favourites are out today and so the countdown begins…

November 6, 2017  /  andy@andrewjamesrecruitment.co.uk
Christmas Recruitment

I don’t mind admitting that Christmas is the one time in the recruitment calendar year that I put my feet up. Christmas parties, Christmas shopping, travelling home for Christmas, time off with the family – it commonly becomes the focus in the markets that we serve (and quite rightly so).  I look forward to a […]

What are you waiting for?

September 26, 2017  /  andy@andrewjamesrecruitment.co.uk
what are you waiting for

If you don’t act now……   We were at a business coaching session the other month, again expertly delivered by Philippa Reader of Shirlaws.  The subject matter – the importance of taking action and embracing change.   Consider the scenario – the same scenario we were given.  You are a business owner/director/leader/manager of a team […]

Commute vs Productivity

May 24, 2017  /  andy@andrewjamesrecruitment.co.uk
commute vs productivity

This article came up in my LinkedIn feed yesterday – a happy coincidence and timely as I attended an event last week (a very good one, blog to follow) held in our great Capital.  As I say, the event was great but the journey not so much and this is the topic of my thoughts… […]

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