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

  • Multitasking – fact or fiction?

    Posted on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 by Venn GroupNo comments

    As Team Administrators we multitask all day. From taking phone calls, to formatting CVs, to brewing tea to the shades of the H.M British Tea Colour Chart….!   But how can we all become better at multitasking? And actually as a species are we actually any good at multitasking?   Nature emphatically says no and science has backed up nature's bellow.  Especially cognitive psychologists who ...

  • Tell it to me straight.

    Posted on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 by Venn GroupNo comments

    Have you ever been for an interview and just never received any feedback for the company? Or have you been placated with the statement “You just weren’t a great team fit”? Do you regularly hear “It was really close and you were just pipped to the post”? Being told you haven’t been successful in a role is never nice, regardless of what you’re told or not told but in all honesty without true and ...

  • Recruitment.... A career for the Intrepid Traveller?

    Posted on Monday, September 11, 2017 by Venn GroupNo comments

    For most backpackers, the thought of eventually settling down with a 9 to 5 (or 8 to 6 for us recruiters) can be quite unnerving. You’ve spent the past few months dancing around South East Asia’s beaches, hiking active volcanoes in Indonesia and diving the Great Barrier Reef. Now it’s time to get serious. Long hours and a corporate environment mean a career in recruitment might not be the ...

  • Corporate Giving - Not just a CSR policy

    Posted on Friday, September 8, 2017 by Venn GroupNo comments

    A survey of 1,100 people from across the UK found that 89% thought businesses should support charities and their local communities. Although 74% of people said their workplace had an effective corporate social responsibility policy, only 21% of people regularly take part in charitable activities through their jobs.   Charitable corporate giving is something Venn Group has been involved with ...

  • The Gig Economy: Who ‘wins’?

    Posted on Friday, September 8, 2017 by Venn GroupNo comments

    Many are quick to assume the Gig Economy refers to the larger, global economy; coming from the Greek word ‘Gigas’ meaning Giant/whole. In reality, the term relates to interim pieces of work referred to as ‘gigs’, in which, an entity is employed to conduct a specific piece of work as opposed to being directly employed by an organisation, with no pre-determined end date or specified ...

  • The Changing Faces of Legal Finance

    Posted on Wednesday, September 6, 2017 by Venn GroupNo comments

    There is no doubt that the biggest overhaul of the accounts rules in recent history is upon the legal industry. As it stands, from autumn 2018 the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) will complete the ‘Looking to the future:  Flexibility and Public Protection’ phased review of regulator approach, a change which includes a significant review of the Solicitors Accounts Rules. This new approach ...

  • Procurement: The Battle between Private and Public Sector

    Posted on Wednesday, September 6, 2017 by Venn GroupNo comments

    On the surface Procurement in simplest terms is buying, not only this, but it is ultimately trying to achieve the best value for money.   However, what has always been quite clear is the differentiation between the Public and Private sectors; Stakeholders, relationships, budgets, rules and regulations, which can all affect the outcome of negotiations and contract agreements.   Clearly there ...

  • Is the loyal employee dying out?

    Posted on Wednesday, September 6, 2017 by Venn GroupNo comments

    Have the days of the loyal employee gone forever?   Starting from the bottom and working your way to the top stories feel like a distant memory.   When I think of loyalty, I think of my father. You will need to go back many years to 70’s and picture a young, long haired, guitar playing “dude” fresh out of Uni.   Having just finished his degree he embarked on a journey within the Public ...

  • Team Focus in Recruitment

    Posted on Friday, September 1, 2017 by Venn GroupNo comments

    Recruitment is an ever changing industry. Whether it is a stepping stone or a platform to step onto, it is a career that will benefit you in any run of life. One of the more recent changes within recruitment is the emphasis that now falls on a team basis.   So what are the differences between team based recruitment and individual recruitment? Within a team environment, emphasis is placed on ...

  • Why the odds are never in your favour

    Posted on Friday, September 1, 2017 by Venn GroupNo comments

    The application of simple statistics in most walks of life is never utilised well enough in the day to day, and yet everyone deals with stats on a daily basis, knowingly or not.   Whether you use statistics at work, in sports or in gambling, the risks are certainly something that most over look. In industries where KPI's and targets are becoming more and more defined, it's probably time to pay ...