Opinion

 
  • Are Millennials really that bad?

    Posted on Friday, May 26, 2017 by Venn GroupNo comments

    Millennials, those born between the 1980’s and early 2000’s, will make up half of the workforce by 2020. They are sometimes stereotyped as being a shallow, social media obsessed generation who are impatient, self-entitled and love nothing more than visiting Starbucks and taking selfies. As companies form their strategies for the future, an understanding of millennials is increasingly important ...

  • Interim recruitment - flirting with the short-term

    Posted on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 by Venn GroupNo comments

    For us millennials, the short-term is supposedly the new black. We live in a world where people just don’t commit to playing the long game; we buy cars on finance to avoid the pains of saving up; we use bicycle-based delivery services to bring us burgers and crepes; we lose weight by yo-yoing between boot camp and binge. Being the industry for the young, recruitment may well be the epitome of ...

  • Dementia Awareness Week 14 - 20 May 2017

    Posted on Monday, May 15, 2017 by Venn GroupNo comments

    Venn Group is uniting against dementia Each year, Venn Group’s employees vote on their charity to support for Year; this year, we chose to support Alzheimer’s Society as our charity of 2017. Alzheimer’s Society is the UK’s leading dementia charity and provides over 3,000 local support services for people affected by the condition.  Their vision is of a radically improved world for people with ...

  • GDPR – Burden or Opportunity?

    Posted on Thursday, April 27, 2017 by Venn GroupNo comments

    Earlier this month the House of Lords Select Committee published a report on the ‘Long-Term Sustainability of the NHS’. Within this, Dr Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair of the Royal College of General Practitioners reminded us that “Healthcare professionals love technology generally; it is just getting standardised, joined-up systems that we can use across the board.” With the ever looming ...

  • 5 reasons to love recruitment

    Posted on Thursday, April 27, 2017 by Venn GroupNo comments

    The Buzz To truly thrive in recruitment you must love the buzz of the sale. Don’t get me wrong, recruitment at times can be repetitive (writing CVs anyone?) and EVERYONE at one stage or another gets stuck in a rut. But nothing beats the feeling of making that placement, winning that new business and when you’ve really connected the dots. And even when that rut is rife- it only takes one phone ...

  • The North – the new NHS powerhouse of innovation?

    Posted on Thursday, April 27, 2017 by Venn GroupNo comments

    I moved to Leeds over three years ago and it wasn’t a decision I took lightly. After months exploring opportunities within other cities across England I came to the conclusion that Leeds really is the Powerhouse of the North and quite possibly the most exciting city to live in for my generation. Of course I was tempted by London, the city slick life style and glossy perception looked very ...

  • Surviving or Thriving?

    Posted on Monday, April 10, 2017 by Venn GroupNo comments

    The Mental Health Foundation runs Mental Health Awareness Week, which will take place 8th-14th May 2017. This years’ theme is called “Surviving or Thriving?” which seeks to address the issue of mental health by shifting the focus away from levels of mental health problems, to looking at why so few of us are living with good mental health. During this week, The Mental Health Foundation will be ...

  • Population Health – The Healthcare Revolution

    Posted on Thursday, April 6, 2017 by Venn GroupNo comments

    Population Health Population Health is defined as “the health outcomes of a group of individuals, including the distribution of such outcomes within the group.” It is argued that the field of population health includes health outcomes, patterns of health determinants and policies and interventions that link these two (Kindig and Stodart, 2003). In essence, it is a way of looking at multiple ...

  • Housing Finance Conference – 22nd & 23rd March

    Posted on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 by Venn GroupNo comments

    Venn Group are attending the Housing Finance Conference in Liverpool on 22nd-23rd March. We would love to meet you so please do pop by Stand 420. Alternatively, if you wish to book a time for any specific queries, please call Piri Muthu or Rebecca Cronin on 020 7557 7667 in advance.

  • We don’t need to worry………yet

    Posted on Friday, March 10, 2017 by Venn GroupNo comments

    The recruitment business is all about finding the right jobs for people. So let’s play devil’s advocate for a moment and consider if we as a profession need to worry – or worry yet – about artificial intelligence. We need to be aware, if not yet concerned, for there are predictions that artificial intelligence will put a great many people out of work, at least in manual trades. Why employ a ...