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

  • Brevity

    Posted on Friday, September 29, 2017 by Venn GroupNo comments

    Don’t worry, I’ll keep this brief. In my career I have noticed a distinct change in how written communication tends to (not always!) differ as you move up the hierarchies. For example:   Email 1:                “Hi John, I hope you are well. I am emailing you as I have finished the report and I was wondering if you would potentially have the time to have a brief read over it for me and let ...

  • “Feedback please”

    Posted on Friday, September 29, 2017 by Venn GroupNo comments

    ‘Employers should have to give feedback after job interviews’: AGREE or DISAGREE??   Research carried out by careers app, Debut, found that 77% of 18-23 year olds agreed that feedback should be a legal requirement, and four in five candidates claimed to never have received feedback after interviews.   I would suggest that not receiving interview feedback is the biggest bug-bare for all ...

  • Cheap and cheerful or value for money?

    Posted on Friday, September 29, 2017 by Venn GroupNo comments

    For years negotiation has been one of the key ingredients in purchasing.  We negotiate on a regular (if not daily) basis without even noticing or acknowledging it.  With the kids when they need to go to bed, with a tradesman who once again has disappointed you and not met your expectations, or your other half when trying to determine if skiing or beach holiday would be more fulfilling at this ...

  • National Living Wage – Is Brexit The Answer?

    Posted on Friday, September 29, 2017 by Venn GroupNo comments

    The living wage is now set at £9.75 an hour in London and £8.45 an hour in the rest of the UK. By comparison, the national minimum wage is significantly lower. The national minimum wage is £7.50ph for 25’s and over and £5.60 for those between 18 and 20.   I am currently in the process of buying my first house having lived in rented accommodation for the past 8 years.  There is a lot of ...

  • A Game of Codes

    Posted on Friday, September 29, 2017 by Venn GroupNo comments

    Everyday technology is getting better and better at making our lives easier, and mobile ‘phones are a great example of this. There are not many mundane tasks left which cannot be aided by the use of a smart ‘phone, from ordering a taxi to shopping for those new shoes, almost everything is at the touch of a fingertip. While this technology obviously has its benefits, sometimes it’s good to stop ...

  • The change in lifestyle from student to work – Advice from a busy Recruitment Consultant

    Posted on Friday, September 29, 2017 by Venn GroupNo comments

    I recently graduated from the University of Greenwich where I enjoyed 3 years living the student lifestyle. Everything was very chilled, apart from those last minute deadlines when I was up until midnight to make sure they were hit! I had so much free time although everything had to work around a budget as I wasn’t working full time.   Once I graduated I realised I had suddenly fallen into the ...

  • Positive Healthy Attitude = Better Sales Performance

    Posted on Thursday, September 28, 2017 by Venn GroupNo comments

    I previously worked as a personal trainer in the city dealing with various high-end clients, but decided six months ago that I wanted to change my career and started at Venn Group as a Recruitment Consultant. Although there are many differences in the two roles I believe that one thing stands in both – with a positive healthy attitude you enhance your sales performance.   In any sales ...

  • The Rise of Recruitment as a Desirable Career Choice

    Posted on Thursday, September 28, 2017 by Venn GroupNo comments

    When I grow up, I want to be……   …a Doctor, a Lawyer, a Vet perhaps.   We all had dreams as children about the paths we would forge in adulthood. Influenced by our parents, older siblings and sometimes even our favourite TV show, we envisaged life past education and away from overbearing Teachers to a future where we would be masters of our own destinies, carving out a career that would make ...

  • 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 ...