Why now is the time to be in the contract market
Recruitment Entrepreneur Blog
by Recruitment Entrepreneur
3y ago
The demand for contractors within the UK economy has greatly increased in recent years. In 2019, temp/contract placements accounted for 85% of the UK industry’s £38.9 billion revenue, equating to £33.4 billion. The contract market was already booming – now, in the midst of Covid-19 and the business challenges it has presented, there’s even more reason to enter the contract market. Following previous recessions, the contractor/temporary market has always come back strongly and quickly. Flexible workers are critical requirements for a vast number of companies today; a recent Deloitte survey indi ..read more
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RE wins Best Recruitment Start-Up Investment Firm 2020
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by Recruitment Entrepreneur
3y ago
We are thrilled to announce that we were recently named this year’s winner of Best Recruitment Start-Up Investment Firm by Global 100. It is a credit to our commitment to make a positive impact on the recruitment industry, as well as to the 33 talented founders in whom we have invested to date. Our goal is to empower ambitious entrepreneurs within the recruitment industry to achieve their full potential and be able to compete with the best in market from day one. As well as funding, we cover all back-office functions, from marketing and legal to finance. Our senior management teams’ extensive ..read more
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Why is a tough trading period a good time to start a business?
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by Recruitment Entrepreneur
3y ago
Many of the most successful companies were set up during financial crises, from Uber and Airbnb to Burger King.  While it may seem counter-intuitive, there’s good reason why starting a business during an economic downturn can increase your chances of success and longevity. After all, where there are challenges, there is also opportunity. Here are six reasons why the current economic climate caused by Covid-19 is ripe for ambitious entrepreneurs.   1. Develop nimbleness and agility. Having these characteristics in spades is key to having a successful business. Entrepreneurs who launch ..read more
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Introducing Mike Ryall as Investment Director
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by Recruitment Entrepreneur
3y ago
What was your career prior to joining RE?  I came to recruitment when I was 28, starting off as a temp consultant at Brook Street. I quickly worked my way up the ranks into the divisional management team, where I helped open 22 new locations for Brook Street across the UK and ran the South East branches. In 2006 I was headhunted by Randstad as an Operations Manager, before taking an Operations Director and then a Managing Director role at Parkside Recruitment. In 2014 I began my own consultancy business and worked with companies ..read more
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Introducing Alex Niarchos as Investment Director
Recruitment Entrepreneur Blog
by Recruitment Entrepreneur
3y ago
What was your career prior to joining RE? I have been working in the recruitment industry since 2001, starting out working for a leading financial services recruiter. I have run businesses from team sizes of 3 to over 100 consultants across various markets. Most recently I was responsible for a care and education business with 200 headcount and a £25 million GP. As an operations director, I was responsible for the performance of the business and took pride in developing my teams; over the course of my time in this role, I promoted over 100 staff from consultant level all the way up to Operatio ..read more
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Establishing the new norm: how Covid-19 has changed employers’ priorities
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by Recruitment Entrepreneur
3y ago
Covid-19 has changed the narrative on a number of preconceived ideas long-held by employers. The pandemic has challenged business leaders in a way that hasn’t been seen before; for all of its negative knock-on effects, this strange time has also presented an opportunity to examine the concept of work in a new light. What has been thrown into question isn’t simply where we all work from, i.e. home instead of the office, but also matters such as our work-life balance, well-being, and what working for a company really means for the employer and employee alike. It’s no small challenge for leader ..read more
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Furlough Timeline: Important Dates for Employers
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by Recruitment Entrepreneur
4y ago
On May 12 the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (JRS) was extended by Chancellor Rishi Sunak to extend the scheme for four months until the end of October. Currently the Government pays 80 per cent of people’s wages, covering 7.5 million jobs in the UK which will continue throughout June and July. From August, company’s will be asked to pay national insurance and employer pension contributions. Sunak announced that from September, the government will pay 70% of the furlough wage, and employers will pay the remaining 10%. Then before the scheme finishes at the end of October, the portion paid b ..read more
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How to write a standout CV
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by Recruitment Entrepreneur
4y ago
Your CV is the very first impression you make on your employer – getting it right is of paramount importance when job hunting. While every CV is different, here are our top tips on how to make yours stand out from the crowd:   1. Formatting is key Pick your font wisely – something professional and clear to read is always best Emphasise key info by making it bold or italic. Just make sure you are consistent with it, e.g. all subheadings are bold Don’t write Curriculum Vitae at the top. It takes up valuable space and is redundant   2. Plan the page well The top of the first page is the CV hotspo ..read more
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Building resilience in the workplace
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by Recruitment Entrepreneur
4y ago
Everyone needs to be resilient when it comes to work. Even those who love what they do are sure to face obstacles outside of their control. Resilience is defined as “the ability to recover from setbacks, adapt well to change, and keep going in the face of adversity”. It doesn’t mean never failing – it means failing but learning and thriving because of it. Resilience when it comes to work has become increasingly topical over the last few years with phenomena such as burnout being recognised and studied. Now, in the midst of the global pandemic of COVID-19, it is more important than ever. Corona ..read more
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Dealing with uncertainty – how to plan for the unknown
Recruitment Entrepreneur Blog
by Recruitment Entrepreneur
4y ago
It’s an unnerving time for businesses; most are experiencing unprecedented disruption and change due to the global pandemic of COVID-19. Much is up in the air in terms of what the coming weeks and months will look like for both the business world and wider communities. During such uncertain times, it’s incredibly important for companies to stay grounded and plan as much as they can for the unknown.  Here are our key tips for business owners to do so effectively:   1. Keep up to date with developments without losing perspective In today’s digital world there is an onslaught of easily accessible ..read more
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