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January Blues? Maybe it's time for a New Start

Suffering from those January blues? For most of us, getting back to work after a long, relaxing festive break can be extremely difficult - especially walking back to a desk piling high with incomplete paperwork, a nagging boss and not-so-productive staff. Managing your business recruitment requirements can be stressful at the best of times, let alone at the beginning of a fresh year where competition is at its highest - this is the annual peak of recruitment. Yet, that doesn't make it the eas...

Author: Nina Yeulett
Published: 10 Jan 2019

Do employees really leave bad managers?

In light of the recent (but maybe not so surprising) sacking of Manchester United’s manager Jose Mourinho, we thought it important to place the spotlight on Business Managers this week. We’ve all heard the saying ‘People leave bad managers, not companies’ but how true is this? In Mourinho’s unfortunate situation, as with many failing football managers, the title was removed from him by his organisation and many have been waiting for this moment. Under his management we have seen one of the Pr...

Author: Nina Yeulett
Published: 19 Dec 2018

Dear Santa, I would like more staff

Hiring for Christmas is a challenge all of its own. Whilst this time can be the most exciting and 'most wonderful time of the year', as most of us get prepared for festive parties and get togethers - for businesses this can be the busiest time as we rush to meet productivity targets. Although, we are confident that a few tweaks to your recruitment strategy will help you to move forward with confidence to meet the Christmas demand head on. This is why you need to start preparing early... Depen...

Author: Nina Yeulett
Published: 10 Dec 2018

2018: A year of recognition

Manchester, Durham and Birmingham based recruitment business Start People Ltd is closing in on an outstanding fourth year of business. Since its opening in 2015, the firm have specialised in four diverse and progressive Manufacturing sectors – Automotive, Engineering, Industrial and FMCG, all of which have pushed the business forward in terms of growth and revenue. This year also marked the opening of Start People’s third location in the West Midlands, the hub of their automotive operations. ...

Author: Nina Yeulett
Published: 20 Nov 2018

Temping up for Christmas?

If you haven’t started already, now is the time to not only start thinking about your seasonal recruitment but the time to make those all important recruiting decisions. How much do you need to ramp up the scale of your labour to ensure you meet those crucial Christmas targets and deadlines? Christmas represents the busiest recruitment drive of the year as companies, particularly in industries such as Manufacturing, Retail, Industrial and Logistics look to dramatically increase their workforc...

Author: Nina Yeulett
Published: 12 Nov 2018

Need help head-haunting?

Think about the weighting feeling of having staff shortages in your organisation. Who does this affect? Not only does the skills gap mean increased workload on the rest of your team, but also delayed response times for your clients and customers as there is less of you to tackle incoming jobs. Now as we race towards the busy Christmas period, it can be a scary time of year for many businesses. Whether you're a smaller scale SME looking to secure a successful end to 2018, or a larger scale org...

Author: Nina Yeulett
Published: 30 Oct 2018

Is your recruitment strategy effective?

It’s easy to settle once a plan has been implemented. You become comfortable, thinking the thing you did last time will always be just as effective and successful the next time around. Don’t fall victim to the “set it and forget it” mode if you don’t want competitors to surpass you in the near future. As external factors constantly change, businesses need to be able to adapt and be flexible in their methods to ensure they do not fall behind. Recruitment is just one function of a business but ...

Author: Nina Yeulett
Published: 25 Oct 2018

How to: Recruit and Retain top Manufacturing talent

As the world’s eighth largest industrial nation, UK manufacturing is currently thriving. And if growth trends continue at the same rate as recent years, we’re set to break into the top five by 2021. As a direct result, employment within the manufacturing sector is booming. Accounting for more than 12% of the UK’s GDP, and directly hiring over 2.6 million people, jobs in manufacturing are diverse and offer various paths for progression. ​ With this in mind, recruiting top talent within the fie...

Author: Nina Yeulett
Published: 05 Oct 2018

Job Hunting: Have you done your research?

As Storm Bronagh viciously made her way into the UK last week, long gone is the scorching heatwave that took over the nation and made those early morning wake up calls a little easier. With darker mornings and much busier evenings as we experience a mad rush of traffic – it’s completely normal for this time of year to make someone who is already unhappy in their job even more stressed and fatigued. If the time has come for you to move on, it may have been more than a just a few months since y...

Author: Nina Yeulett
Published: 25 Sep 2018

How important are specialist recruiters for the automotive industry?

Despite Brexit causing a little disruption to the industry since its announcement in 2016, it is no secret how much of a vital component the Automotive trade is to the UK economy. Employing some 186,000 people directly in manufacturing alone, the industry accounts for 12% of total UK exports and retains some of the world’s most skilled engineers. Generating around £80billion in revenue year on year, the automotive industry has always been one of the main key contributors to the success of our...

Author: Nina Yeulett
Published: 05 Sep 2018

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