Opinion

 
  • Fantasy Recruitment XI: Who gets the call up?

    Posted on Thursday, August 17, 2017 by Venn GroupNo comments

    Have a look around your office; have you ever thought about who would make your Fantasy Recruitment Team?   With the Premier League season now underway, and over 4 million signed up to the official Fantasy Premier League competition (fantasy.premierleague.com), I can safely assume that the majority of offices are running their very own ‘mini leagues’, with financial incentives included, or ...

  • Let’s go shopping

    Posted on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 by Venn GroupNo comments

    We are already half way through 2017 and after the doom and gloom of 2016 the opinion of many is that that year was better left in the past. However in the midst of political unrest and many beloved celebrities passing away, was a notoriously tough billion pound industry storming ahead. The UK’s nearly £350bn retail industry had a bumper year of growth and success in 2016.   It’s not hard to ...

  • How to keep your CV to 2 pages

    Posted on Monday, August 14, 2017 by Venn GroupNo comments

    Someone told me yesterday, that she immediately discounts any CV that is more than two pages long. To me, this seems backward. In an age where CVs are increasingly viewed electronically, there is less focus attributed to the number of sides of A4, and more focus, justifiably, to the experience on it.    In the contracting market in particular, candidates are more likely to have worked in a ...

  • Recruitment Agencies: Is this the end?

    Posted on Monday, August 14, 2017 by Venn GroupNo comments

    Hiring a new employee can be a daunting task to some managers. There is good reason for this nervousness as there are so many variables to consider including:  the skillset required, the personality fit and of course the budget available for the role. Once all of this has been decided the next stage is to decide whether to manage the process personally or contact a recruitment ...

  • Don’t give to charity!

    Posted on Monday, August 14, 2017 by Venn GroupNo comments

    Why should I give them any of my money? Charities in the UK are walking a fine line when it comes to their finances. There is increasing pressure on them to ensure top level executives aren’t paid too highly, this is  coupled with the competition for funding becoming more frantic, potentially leading to a difficult future for the sector.   A report released by the National Council for ...

  • Game of Recruitment

    Posted on Friday, August 11, 2017 by Venn GroupNo comments

    Which Game of Thrones House are you, based on your recruitment style?   House Stark: Although you may be prosperous this week, provisions need to be made for the Long Night... so while the other Houses are focused on winning here and now, you know that marketing is a useful tool for the future. You think ahead, and maintain relationships with clients...Winter is coming and you don't want to be ...

  • LinkedIn vs Facebook

    Posted on Friday, August 11, 2017 by Venn GroupNo comments

    "This doesn't belong on LinkedIn, it belongs on Facebook" is a comment I come across every day on LinkedIn.   But what exactly is the difference between the two social media giants?   Facebook was created as a means to stay connected with friends, family and colleagues. While LinkedIn is a platform for businesses and professionals to; build their network, discuss ideas and advertise their ...

  • Welfare State – How about a basic income for all?

    Posted on Friday, August 11, 2017 by Venn GroupNo comments

    When William Beveridge introduced the idea of the 'modern' Welfare State post WW2, it was aimed at creating a fairer society, where no one person would be forgotten. Now the popular press would have you believe, that this system has created a nation of work-shy scroungers and spongers. But is this a true and accurate reflection of where government hand-outs have left the UK? Has this system, ...

  • Nature or Nurture?

    Posted on Wednesday, August 9, 2017 by Venn GroupNo comments

    Homosexuality, I hear you cry? No, not this time. Sorry to disappoint. But now that I have your attention… humour me. I would like to apply the frequently visited concept of nature vs nurture in the realms of Psychology and behaviour, including the debate on homosexuality, to a world of contrasting and vibrant personalities.   A world where no two backgrounds are likely to be the same. A world ...

  • Memory Walk - Alzheimer’s Society

    Posted on Wednesday, August 9, 2017 by Venn GroupNo comments

    So many charity challenges seem to be a race against time, where a certain level of fitness is needed before you can even start to think about raising money.   But the Alzheimer’s Society, the Venn Group-supported charity, is taking a different approach with its series of Memory Walks. These events are staged locally, on different days, at different times of the year. What’s common to them all ...