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

  • A 6 Nations guide to the Healthcare market

    Posted on Friday, February 24, 2017 by Will BlunketNo comments

    As we approach the mid point of the 6 Nations, so too do we reach midway through the first quarter of our business year. Both have thrown up some surprises, yet it seems that the status quo continues in the main. Italy have brought in Mike Catt, Conor O’Shea and Brendan Venter in an attempt to improve them dramatically, but they can’t change the habit of a lifetime and continue to get well and ...

  • One small step for man

    Posted on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 by Jess AlfertNo comments

    How is it that in 2017 women are still protesting for equal rights in the workplace? Trump’s abortion legislation heightened the concerns of millions of women worldwide, leading to international crisis marches across the globe. Many are apprehensive of Trump’s recent rise to power and believe he is threatening the security of the democracy with his unsolicited approach. Women’s rights in the ...

  • Could you resist the Chinese millions?

    Posted on Friday, February 17, 2017 by Venn GroupNo comments

    Despite European football (The English Premier League in particular) receiving staggering viewing figures, attendances and commercial deals, the financial power of clubs in the Chinese Super League, continues to threaten to poach prized assets of some of the world’s best known clubs. In the last few months we have seen some sensational transfers, including Shanghai Shenhua making former ...

  • Supporting Young Women into Work

    Posted on Thursday, February 16, 2017 by Venn GroupNo comments

    “Growing up with no money or support really doesn’t build character or gumption, it just sucks. When I was younger I had so much optimism. But the mixture of poverty and the burden of caring for my mum who has mental health issues took its toll. I started working at 15 because we had no money, working shifts when I should have been studying for my GCSEs. I felt isolated; until I found Young ...

  • 25, single and confused?

    Posted on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 by Venn GroupNo comments

    I am now at a confusing stage in my life. I am 25, single; drive a fancy car, good job BUT still living at home and still waiting for pay day at the end of each month to come around. We live in an age now which is much different to our parents. My mum and Dad were married at 21, had 3 kids by 26 and bought a house whilst being on a below average salary. When I think back to this and I look at ...

  • Four Common Misconceptions about a Career in Recruitment

    Posted on Monday, February 13, 2017 by Zoe CunningtonNo comments

    No one grows up wanting to be a recruitment consultant (please correct me if I am wrong). Personally, I went through phases of wanting to be a Vet, owning a sweet shop, running a livery yard, and I even dabbled in HR, all before I chose my career in recruitment. It is not something that we are overly aware of growing up or something that is proposed to us at school, but as people come out of ...

  • Does working from home have a place in Recruitment?

    Posted on Tuesday, February 7, 2017 by Ryan RaineyNo comments

    Does working from home have a place in recruitment? Recently I have received enticing messages through LinkedIn, telling me of various roles in recruitment offering remote working. Previously something I had never considered, it made me wonder “Is working from home a positive in the world of recruitment”? With news from Stanford University have concluded that remote workers are 13% more ...

  • Fake News muddying the water

    Posted on Friday, February 3, 2017 by Kyle Linzell, Venn GroupNo comments

    Fake News: A golden opportunity? If recent allegations towards the US president-elect are anything to go by, mainstream media is catching onto the phenomenon of ‘fake news’ and more importantly, they are desperate to stop it. In its simplest form, ‘fake news’ is a story published that is incorrect.  More often than not there isn’t any harm intended, corrections can be made and everybody moves ...