Insights

All the latest recruitment news and views from Bristow Holland.

 

30-01-19
Recruitment Guide

Most job interviews end with an employer asking a candidate if they have any questions. Here are some of the best questions to ask – and some to avoid.

20-12-18
Industry Analysis

With big changes coming in 2019, what does tech recruitment look like in the new year? Here are our predictions for the next 12 months.

27-11-18
Recruitment Guide

There are various reasons a candidate may choose to engage the services of a recruitment consultancy. How can candidates make the most of their recruiters?

28-10-18
Recruitment Guide

What are today’s tech candidates looking for in a job? This is a question that any credible employer should be asking themselves on a regular basis.

19-10-18
Recruitment Guide

When a candidate’s notice period looks like it could be a roadblock to their progression, knowing how to work around it is crucial. Here are a few tips.

21-09-18
Recruitment Guide

'Employer brand' should be front of mind for any company that’s serious about attracting and retaining the best talent. Here’s why.

30-07-18
Company News

You may have noticed our website looks a bit different. We’re delighted to announce the launch of the new site as part of the rollout of our new branding.

05-06-18
Company News

With the recent ‘wedding fever’ and upcoming presidential visit it seems the US is in the news even more than usual and the inevitable culture comparisons these events have brought on set me thinking that, from an employment and holiday perspective at least, us Brits have things a lot better than our US friends

05-04-18
Recruitment Guide

“So, how much are you paid…?” This is the question, dropped casually by your interviewers as they cover off a few “basics”, that has the potential to be a real banana skin in the recruitment process for both sides, how would you handle it? Put on the spot without preparation and you’ve got two choices...

05-04-18
Recruitment Guide

In my previous blog (Your skills are your greatest asset – are you looking after them?) I suggested that to the best way to manage your skills and therefore career is to move jobs regularly.  I have an obvious interest in encouraging this line of thought, but I also happen to believe that regular moves keep...

05-04-18
Recruitment Guide

This morning I made a job offer to a candidate after a single interview, a good offer that matched the expectations of the candidate.  However, as I’m writing this I don’t know if the candidate is going to take it, my clients decisiveness has put the candidate in a position where he needs to commit,...

05-04-18
Recruitment Guide

With the end of another financial year fast approaching now is a great opportunity to take stock of the current market trends and provide a general update around the availability of jobs within the local development market. As I write this blog we are currently assisting fifteen local businesses in trying to attract high calibre...

05-04-18
Recruitment Guide

Everyone likes to move their salary forward when they move job, right? Of course, it’s to be expected a lot of the time, but what if you have reached the natural ceiling for your particular market sector and the only opportunity to increase your salary is to commute further, move house or enter the turbulent...

05-04-18
Recruitment Guide

The market for IT contractors has improved significantly  and we are currently running more contractors than ever before, demand has increased to the point where it almost outstrips supply and when that happens rates rise and new entrants are drawn to the market.  Contracting is an exciting and dynamic way to work giving you exposure...

05-04-18
Recruitment Guide

It is important that you adequately plan your recruitment process, whether you are looking to employ someone or be employed yourself, follow our checklist to make sure you are in a good position to let things run smoothly and minimise issues Get yourself ready to hire or be hired… Candidates CV up to date, rewritten...

05-04-18
Recruitment Guide

In reality there is no one simple answer to the question “What makes a brilliant recruiter?” because there are many different factors that contribute to being successful in the recruitment world, as Andy Bristow of Bristow Holland explains: There was a time where Paul sold paperclips, Marc laid paving slabs and Matt administered pensions. Fast...

05-04-18
Industry Analysis

Andy Bristow of Bristow Holland discusses how seasonal business trends seem to be changing… It’s rare that we blow our own trumpet, but in this instance, we’d like to make an exception because the nature of the subject has prompted a discussion point we’d like to share.  This September has been our best on record...

05-04-18
Recruitment Guide

Andy Bristow of Bristow Holland discusses how our social media profile can impact our employment prospects. There have been a number of news stories over the last couple of months concerning people in the public eye who have lost their jobs or missed out on pending employment opportunities because of something they have posted on...

05-04-18
Recruitment Guide

The beginning of a new year is a time for reflection and setting resolutions, and it is often a time that many people will want to make changes in their work and within their personal lives. Over Christmas, people are reminded of the importance of spending time with friends and family and so creating a...

03-03-18
Recruitment Guide

A friend asked me recently about an obstacle they were coming up against in their search for a new role, the same thing was cropping up time and again and they were at a loss as how to handle it as it wasn’t something they could particularly do anything about – their location.  When I...

22-02-18
Recruitment Guide

Most of us are quite risk averse and we like to protect what we have.  We insure our homes and property, we service our cars and we put cases on our mobile phones, (even though it makes them look awful).  We do this because we understand that we fail to maintain or insure our possessions...

14-11-14
Recruitment Guide

In the not so distant past I attended an important client briefing, fully armed with performance stats, service levels and a confident knowledge of our supply capabilities.  I was so preoccupied with preparation that when the question came “what do you know about us?” I froze, babbled for a few moments desperately trying to dredge...