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My Son’s Cancer made me a Better Recruiter

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Article first published on the Huffington Post This month is a huge day for our family. This time 8 years’ ago, our son was nearing his 4th birthday and had spent much of the previous 8 months in Bristol Children’s Hospital, The Royal Marsden and CLIC House in Bristol. He’d been diagnosed with the big-C […]

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7 Characteristics of a New Employee for SMEs

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Hiring your first member of staff? Or expanding your team? Don’t know where to start? Worried about getting it wrong? In terms of looking for what you need, start with these 7 core questions every time you hire.  As the business owner, can you afford to got wrong when hiring for the first or adding to your […]

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Recruitment should be about the Win-Win-Win

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We’re not all the same Many people can be put off by recruiters and don’t want to use them or see us as a necessary evil. So I am on a mission. My mission is simple. I am going to change people’s perceptions about recruiters, as we’re not all alike (thank goodness). My mission  I have made […]

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A CV is Not the Be All and End All

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As recruiters and hiring managers, we can’t get away from CVs. They are a crucial part of the recruitment process. However, the CV should not be the ‘everything’ within each hiring process. What do I mean by that? I can guarantee you that I have placed people in jobs where they have by far been […]

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Freelancer or Permanent Employee – You Cannot Treat Them the Same

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With rapidly changing external environments (political, technological, environmental etc) and an inevitable increasing demand for highly skilled and talented individuals it can sometimes make sense for businesses to consider hiring freelancers. As a business owner, I have to be innovative, flexible and adaptable to all the changes happening in our workplaces today in order to […]

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Hiring ‘A-Players’ for Small Business

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Hiring staff can be a very difficult task for business owners, particularly if you are looking for highly skilled and motivated A-Players.  These are staff who are talented, driven to succeed, adaptable and take great pride in their work.  An A-Player can play a significant role in the success of your small business and can […]

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Feeling the Love

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I love you. And I don’t know how you do it. This is what I heard from one of my clients this week. Mind you, he also told me he was in love. Not with me. But thankfully with one of the candidates, I’d found for his growing business. He asked also ‘How is it […]

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The Window is Closing

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Yes, it is getting a little bit nippy but I’m not talking about the window in your office. This is the recruitment window for the New Year. Surely 41 days until Jan 1st, 2016 is plenty of time. If you want to get someone new in your company for January or even mid-February, then keep […]

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Why bother?

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As a family, we are celebrating and rather mindful of a huge milestone in our son’s life. Seven years’ ago this week, he was three and had just finished what we hoped would be his final chemotherapy weekend. Now, November 2015, our dreams have been realised and he continues to be cancer-free. Some may say […]

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When is a Recruitment Consultant not a Recruitment Consultant?

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Most of the time. Well, pretty much anyway. Sweeping statement but it’s true. The minute recruiters are targeted to send as many CVs as possible to a company needing their help, quality of those CVs is far less important than the content and relevance to the candidate’s and client’s needs. The minute hiring managers or […]

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WT 2.0

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We’re evolving here at WingroveTaylor. Times change and so do our needs as business owners. For personal reasons I’ve had to return to work from home. Whilst I loved being in the office with the team, it became very apparent that the needs of my son were increasing as he struggled with his medical needs […]

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Celebrating the Impossible

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It’s been a funny week. We’ve just helped a senior HR Manager land their desired role after a 5 interview process. Yes, 5 interviews. Well actually, 1 telephone interview, 3 interviews face to face plus a lunch, so it ended up being 5 parts of the interview process. In 17 years as a recruiter, I […]

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Calling all Great Candidates

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The market is changing, and with the increased buoyancy of the job market comes more choice for the star candidates.  So how can clients attract these potentially fantastic new employees? Remember that their time is valuable, schedule an interview as soon as possible and within a week of speaking with your recruiter. Ensure you know […]

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Care Sector Sees Increasing Growth

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We at WT work within three predominant sectors: Care, HR and Growing Entrepreneurial Businesses. They may seem like very different areas but all need a similar foundation: Skilled, Experienced People. We’re nearly 1/12th through 2015 (!) and a list of the 14 best new business ideas for this year has been published by the entrepeneurial […]

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