Recent data by The REC and The KPMG Report on Jobs revealed a record fall in permanent staff availability in June of this year. That’s the biggest drop for 17 years. Reports out last week also suggest that UK unemployment is nearing a six-year low level over the last three months.
There’s clearly a shortage in candidates at all levels, and those with technical and specialist skills are particularly in demand. Read More
The July 2104 breakfast briefing was a breezy and entertaining presentation by Cliff Findlay, MD of Latitude Solutions and expert marketeer. Cliff’s proposition is that there are more business opportunities than ever before, but there’s more competition than ever before: so how do we make our business stand out?
Over the course of 45 minutes Cliff challenged our thinking on the way we promote our businesses and offered anecdotes and examples about how to build a more effective brand.
Cliff’s book “Why You” (2013) is published by Latitude Press ISBN 978-0-9927682-0-1 at £12-99. It’s a short, simple and to-the-point marketing resource which comes highly recommended.
Understanding the specialist sectors we recruit into is at the very heart of BLT.
So when I was offered the opportunity to swap my Chancery Lane commute for a day job-shadowing a VAT Advisor at Volkswagen UK, I jumped at the chance.
As a long standing Client of BLT, Volkswagen employs nearly 3,500 people nationwide and 850 at its UK headquarters in Milton Keynes. Read More
Amongst a flurry of press coverage, US firm Zappos last month announced the official ‘turning off’ of its job postings function. The online shoes and clothing retailer now invites anyone interested in working for the company to join a new ‘insider’ community. The firm can interact with potential candidates and build relationships with a ready-made talent pool. Read More