Opinion

 
  • The NHS… An industry looking for change?

    Posted on Friday, June 23, 2017 by Venn GroupNo comments

    Following a hung parliament earlier this month, and with the future of British government still lying in some uncertainty, British politics seems to be at a crossroad. With so much at stake in the coming year (Brexit negotiations), and a record high 66.4% of young voters (18-24) turning out to vote, it would suggest there is a need for a sympathetic voice to represent these voters. Jeremy Corbyn ...

  • Recruitment Views: The Race is on

    Posted on Friday, June 23, 2017 by Venn GroupNo comments

    It has become apparent that the future of the automotive industry will come in the form of electric vehicles. With more and more investment being thrown into the development of this technology, the race is on for manufacturers to innovate and capture this emerging market. Britain’s leading automotive manufacturer Jaguar Land Rover has recently announced they will be recruiting 5000 new employees ...

  • Navigating the recruitment jargon for an easy sell?

    Posted on Friday, June 23, 2017 by Venn Group2 comments

    Much like the world’s top brands look to establish brand identity and loyalty, we at Venn Group look to do the same. This can only be achieved by being different and standing out amongst our competition.  We live in a fast-paced society where organisations are looking to make business easier by reducing the supply chain, not extending it. Ultimately, it is up to us to ensure that we are providing ...

  • As a recruitment agency we ask: Is working past state pension age a choice or necessity?

    Posted on Thursday, June 22, 2017 by Venn GroupNo comments

    As a Recruitment Consultant, I regularly meet with and speak to a number of candidates every day on how we can assist them with their job search. Increasingly, I find myself speaking with people who are looking for work past their state retirement age and made me wonder why one would want to work longer than they have to…..? Some people are seeking employment after retirement as they don’t yet ...

  • Video CVs – the future of job applications?

    Posted on Friday, June 16, 2017 by Venn GroupNo comments

    This week I was kindly invited to speak at the University of Bedfordshire, discussing and sharing ideas with Masters Students on the Business Management course, on the subject of video CVs and video interview techniques. Now, for luddites like me, the idea of sending in a 5 minute video application for a job instead of a CV is somewhat daunting. I don’t like how I look on camera (it always adds ...

  • How should you approach your first interim contract?

    Posted on Thursday, June 15, 2017 by Venn GroupNo comments

    It’s surprisingly common how many people find themselves working in an interim contract at some point during their career – be it a choice to leave permanent employment  to become a professional contractor or as a stop-gap between permanent positions. Whether you’re seeking your first contract now or you’ve “been there, done that”, at some stage everyone has faced the same question – how should ...

  • A Toast to the Technicians!

    Posted on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 by Venn GroupNo comments

    A relative of mine who was a lecturer at a university had a favourite person called Alex. The students never saw Alex or her colleagues; they operated from a room in the corner of a remote corridor at the back of the building. But without Alex, the world would have stopped turning. Lectures would have been cancelled, essays wouldn’t be marked on time, background information would fail to appear ...

  • Feedback = Win, Win, Win

    Posted on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 by Venn Group1 comment

    Recruitment is a role full of variety. Each day, although it can follow a similar structure, is completely different from the next and that is normally down to the amount of success. Whether that success is speaking to a client you haven't been able to reach, being asked to work on a role or finding the perfect candidate for a vacancy you are working on. With success comes failure and ...

  • Tradition and Change – How do we balance the two?

    Posted on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 by Venn GroupNo comments

    “White Ball Cricket” is taking the world by storm at present. The IPL , Australia’s franchised version, The Big Bash league and the ICC Champions trophy are drawing in more and more spectators each year. Matches are shorter, more explosive and for the most part more entertaining. It appears the less avid cricket fans amongst us would rather see Jos Buttler smashing the leather off the ball than ...

  • More uncertainty for house builders?

    Posted on Monday, June 12, 2017 by Venn GroupNo comments

    The results of last week’s election have had many types of fallout, one of which includes Tory Housing Minister Gavin Barwell losing his Croydon seat to Labour’s Sarah Jones. This, combined with the uncertainty caused by a hung parliament, will no doubt leave some question marks lingering for house builders. The immediate fallout is that shares in the UK’s major house builders have fallen ...