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  • Interviewing 3 - Ask the right questions

    Posted on Thursday, April 19, 2018 by Venn GroupNo comments

    As recipients of feedback from hundreds of interviews every day we know that nothing does more to damage good candidacy than a lack of preparation. Hiring managers agree constructing some well-crafted questions is an essential element to take an interview from standard to stellar.   Convey your value As a great candidate you have strengths to showcase, valuable experiences to bring and ...

  • James Fry Promotion - IT Recruitment

    Posted on Monday, April 16, 2018 by Venn GroupNo comments

    Congratulations to James Fry on his promotion to Manager of the South West Public Sector IT team, we wish him huge success in his new position.  "The promotion of James to Manager of the South West Public Sector IT division is thoroughly deserved and testament to all his hard work since he started with Venn Group. James has excellent knowledge of his sector which has been crucial in the success ...

  • Housing boost for Manchester

    Posted on Tuesday, April 10, 2018 by Elly HannaNo comments

    The government has pledged £126m to Greater Manchester to build 4,000 new affordable homes. The schemes include: A consortium of Greater Manchester housing associations, led by New Charter, has bagged £87m alone, with plans for nearly 2,800 homes. Salford social housing provider Salix Homes, allocated £1.3m for 44 homes. First Choice Homes Oldham, handed £5.9m for 181 units. Southway ...

  • World Health Day – 7th April 2018

    Posted on Monday, April 9, 2018 by Elly HannaNo comments

    Saturday marked the 70th World Health Day, with this year’s theme being ‘Universal Health Coverage: Everyone, Everywhere’. The concept of universal health coverage requires that across the world, everyone must have access to quality healthcare whenever and wherever they may need it. Citizens must not only be able to physically access the care, but said access must not put them in a place of ...

  • Congratulations to Dan Tyler our first Principal Consultant

    Posted on Friday, April 6, 2018 by Elly HannaNo comments

    We launched our new career and commission structure the pathways and milestones scheme on 1st August last year. It has been a huge success with many of our consultants rising rapidly through the milestones. This promotion marks our first Principal Consultant, a position which is of equal rank to manager recognising the importance of the individuals who don’t choose the management route instead ...

  • GDPR – sorting the fact from the fiction

    Posted on Wednesday, April 4, 2018 by Venn GroupNo comments

    Taken from Elizabeth Denham's blog: The General Data Protection Regulation comes into force on 25 May 2018. That’s not new news. But it is a fact. It’s also fact that not everything you read or hear about the GDPR is true. For the most part, writers, bloggers and expert speakers have their facts straight. And what they say – and sometimes challenge – helps organisations prepare for what’s ...

  • Interviewing 2 - Dress for success

    Posted on Tuesday, April 3, 2018 by Elly HannaNo comments

    The key to how to dress for a professional interview is vanilla. Your outfit needs to fit in, take second place and not be heard above you.    Over the years I have interviewed many people whose appearance dominated the interview. My favourite being a chap in an orange pin stripe suit with gold buttons. It was a show stopper. I did end up hiring this guy but he had to work hard to overcome that ...

  • Recruitment and chocolate - Happy Easter

    Posted on Friday, March 30, 2018 by Venn GroupNo comments

    Recruitment is like a box of chocolates If there’s one thing I’ve learnt so far in my new recruitment career, it’s that you never know what you’ll be met with on the other end of the phone. Selling anything, whether it’s a product or a service, is made that bit harder by doing it over the phone and nothing can predict the reaction you’ll receive on that first call. So with Easter imminent I’ve ...

  • Interview Techniques 1 - Make your point

    Posted on Wednesday, March 28, 2018 by Venn GroupNo comments

    Make your Point! As a recruiter I often take feedback from clients that can be difficult to share with candidates. Feedback like “The candidate really prattled on”, “The candidate didn’t actually answer any of the questions I asked” and “The candidate gave us one word answers” but these are all  issues that can be resolved easily with a few practiced interview techniques. Techniques such as ...

  • Bronze for Sophie

    Posted on Friday, March 23, 2018 by Elly HannaNo comments

    Shukokai Karate Federation National Championships 2018 Results   Last Saturday Sophie took part in the Shukokai Karate Federation (SKF) Championships and she came home with a medal. Here is her update.   I competed in four events throughout the day starting with the Adults Team Kata Event in which, along with my two teammates from Portway SKF Club, we claimed the Bronze Medal against some ...