Venn Group opinion on recruitment, the world and beyond - January 2017

  • Venn Group is extremely pleased to announce that we will be donating £20,000 to Mind!

    Posted on Tuesday, January 31, 2017 by Venn GroupNo comments

    Throughout 2016, Venn Group has been supporting the mental health charity, Mind. Every year one in four people experience a mental health problem; Mind is the leading mental health charity in England and Wales providing advice and support for anyone experiencing a mental health problem. They campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding. Throughout 2016, Venn Group has ...

  • A Career in Recruitment – answering the ‘Why?’

    Posted on Thursday, January 26, 2017 by Venn GroupNo comments

    Believe it or not, as I was sat in primary school at the age of 10, discussing what I wanted to be when I grew up, a recruitment consultant was not the career that immediately came to mind. You won’t be surprised to hear that it was not a career many of my piers dreamt of either. Unusually, I was exposed to an insight into the world of recruitment from a reasonably early age as my mother worked ...

  • Home Ownership

    Posted on Monday, January 23, 2017 by Venn GroupNo comments

    As someone who works with the housing sector, it is difficult to go a day without reading a new report on the subject of home ownership. Whilst homelessness currently seems to be the key issue within the sector, homeownership is a topic which resonates within our office of (relatively) young professionals as they look to take their first steps on to the property ladder and often comes up as a ...

  • The whiplash capital of Europe..?

    Posted on Monday, January 23, 2017 by Venn GroupNo comments

    “Have you had an accident that wasn’t your fault?” I always wonder how they found me, especially considering I haven’t even owned a car for the last seven years or so. I’m quite careful with how I share my personal data online, but I still get bombarded with these daily calls from claims management companies seeking to make a referral. I’m not alone. Living in the “whiplash capital of Europe”, ...

  • Is there a place for Newly Qualified Solicitors in the Local Government Locum Market?

    Posted on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 by Venn GroupNo comments

    In the increasingly candidate driven market of local government legal recruitment, Venn Group have seen a marked increase in the number of newly qualified solicitors securing locum positions. Whilst historically the locum market has been dominated by established Solicitors with considerable PQE, more and more NQ Solicitors are choosing to embark on a locum career as an alternative to securing ...

  • Ronaldo, Tom Daley and Venn Group walk into a bar..

    Posted on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 by Venn GroupNo comments

    Cristiano Ronaldo and Tom Daley, on first look, appear to have absolutely nothing in common. Ronaldo is a Portuguese footballer, best known for his individual brilliance who plays for Real Madrid and one is a British Diver who is best remembered for winning a bronze medal in the London Olympics in the individual 10m platform. On further inspection, they both have one thing in common: Their ...

  • Short Term vs. Long Term Staff

    Posted on Sunday, January 15, 2017 by Venn GroupNo comments

    For my sins, I’m an Arsenal fan and have been all my life. I’ve seen many things as an Arsenal fan, to name a few; double winning seasons, winning the league at White Hart Lane, winning the league at Old Trafford, scoring many last minute winners, losing in the Champions League final, throwing a 2 goal lead away against Tottenham, Eboue being subbed on and (booed) off within the same game, Dennis ...

  • Join us in bucking the Blue Monday trend

    Posted on Sunday, January 15, 2017 by Venn GroupNo comments

    Join us in bucking the Blue Monday trend In 2005 the bright sparks at Sky Travel decided to create Blue Monday, described as the most depressing day of the year. Yes there is some mathematical equation behind this but does that mean we should have adopted this negative oppressive outlook? It seems many people have and it has now become ‘a thing’ and every year there are articles and conversation ...

  • Is it the year of the Rooster or the Horse?

    Posted on Thursday, January 12, 2017 by Venn GroupNo comments

    It has been some start to the year for the Right Honourable Jeremy Hunt who is currently facing a back-lash from a number of different sources. His current predicament stems from the state of A&E departments up and down the country; frontline Drs have issued an unprecedented warning that patient safety is at risk, and many A&E unit across the NHS because Hospitals are over ...

  • Birmingham – Growth and Development

    Posted on Tuesday, January 10, 2017 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 ...