Venn Group opinion on recruitment, the world and beyond - December 2016

  • Six Tips to Secure your Ideal Contractor

    Posted on Thursday, December 22, 2016 by Venn GroupNo comments

    If you are a recruiting manager that employs contract or temporary staff, or are considering going down this route, here are a collation of tips that experience has taught me which will help you hire your perfect contractor.   Move Fast.  As a recruiting manager you will have been told countless times by Recruitment Consultants that moving quickly throughout the recruitment process is ...

  • You won’t like me when I’m angry..

    Posted on Thursday, December 22, 2016 by Venn GroupNo comments

    I have seen countless complaints in the political sphere on social media, in the press and on TV over the last few days; people who would normally be expected to bite their lip, or to toe the party line, have come out and spoken at length in regards to their anger / frustration, which I’ve found surprising. Having specialised in Healthcare Risk and Governance for the last 3 years, Complaints has ...

  • To shave or not to shave…

    Posted on Monday, December 19, 2016 by Venn GroupNo comments

    Over the last few years the work place has evolved enormously, with office attire and personal appearance seemingly at the forefront of discussion. Far from dress-down just being acceptable, it is now actively encouraged, that people relax their work attire, with many organisations such as Google, Facebook, Apple and Twitter spearheading this trend. The logical progression of relaxed attire, ...

  • Making a Home in Birmingham

    Posted on Monday, December 19, 2016 by Venn GroupNo comments

    If you are looking to invest in property then look no further than Birmingham.. With the bank of England cutting interest rates to 0.25% (a record low), leaving money in the bank isn’t actually an effective investment. In order to get a solid return on your savings you will probably need to invest it elsewhere. With the economic climate so uncertain in the wake of huge political upheaval it is ...

  • Do fixed term contracts limit opportunities for a contractor?

    Posted on Monday, December 19, 2016 by Venn GroupNo comments

    In recent months a number of public sector organisations have made a real push to transfer a high percentage of interim members of staff, working through agencies, onto their payroll on fixed term contracts. Contractors who have worked for years on an hourly or daily rate are now being forced to consider fixed term contracts in order to secure a role. It begs the question as to whether taking a ...

  • A ‘Risk’ you should take..

    Posted on Monday, December 12, 2016 by Venn GroupNo comments

    In an uncertain market following the 2016 EU referendum the UK has seen a lot of changes. Organisations across all sectors are becoming increasingly more vigilant about what will happen to them in the next five years following the withdrawal from the European Union.  Staffing is obviously a critical concern, and in some circles, there is a perception that hiring an interim, is always a ...

  • The NHS Interim Market – The impact of the NHS Improvement Caps

    Posted on Monday, December 12, 2016 by Venn GroupNo comments

    The demand for greater value from agencies and the pressures to cut down on interim spending has always been a looming issue. There have been numerous news articles covering the occasions where off-framework agencies have abused charge rates for Trusts in desperate need of clinical staff at short notice. Sadly assumptions are then made about all agencies that hold little truth when applied ...

  • Birmingham – growth forecast

    Posted on Friday, December 2, 2016 by Venn GroupNo comments

    Back in August I wrote an article about the opportunities for growth in Birmingham and surrounding areas post Brexit. With so many international and regional developments over the last few months I wanted to see how the landscape has altered and what we can expect in 2017 and years to come. One of the great successes next year will surely be the relocation of HSBC’s retail banking arm head ...

  • To MV or not to MV – That is the Question

    Posted on Friday, December 2, 2016 by Venn GroupNo comments

    Any local government contractor or line manager who hires interim staff will be more than familiar with the variations of the public sector recruitment process. Most of the County Councils and larger local government organisations use a Managed/Master/ Neutral Vendor (MV) whereby a temporary vacancy is released to all signed-up agencies via an online recruitment system. However, a large number of ...