One of the biggest advantages of independent business ownership today is all the technology at our disposal. Shared offices, new on-line platforms, tools and hacks have made it more straightforward to access information and contact customers. We can see, talk, and engage with colleagues, clients and candidates across geographic barriers better than ever before. A
Delegation is a knack that recruitment business owners must master. If you’re just starting out, relying on another team member to manage important tasks can be tricky. After all, your new venture is your baby and who knows it better than you? Understanding how to delegate is however vital, not just for the business, but
Friday, 07 December 2018 by Ash Bennett
Like a picture, hiring has a frame, and even if you’re not seeing it that way, your candidates and prospective employees are. The mechanics of the hiring process are just one feature (albeit an essential one) of a whole process that they experience that you can hone to valuable effect. Let’s take these steps in
It’s no secret that the UK is a nation of entrepreneurs and our appetite for setting up businesses shows no sign of abating. According to official figures, at the end of March 2018, the number of organisations on the Companies House register surpassed four million for the first time ever. The recruitment sector is bursting
Over the last few years, I’ve been helping Recruiters better know and understand what SSG are about and refining what we like to put our fortune on. By taking part in hundreds of investment meetings, I’ve now managed to create a vast knowledge bank on this subject. So, I thought it might be useful to
Whether you are new to recruitment, a recruitment business owner or in need of people for your start-up, recruiting can be overwhelming at times. Fortunately, the Facebook recruitment community is known for being open and generous. People readily share advice and tips and are happy to help anyone who is interested. One of the best
The most memorable and satisfying moments in anyone’s career are also usually the toughest, calling for boldness and determination. Anyone who has started their own recruitment business will know all about the leap of faith required to get their venture off the ground. A lot is put on the line – money, time, even family
Tuesday, 02 October 2018 by Ash Bennett
Has your business developed a niche for itself? Could you move into a similar, vertical market to help the company grow? Do you want to stay local, national or global? Is there opportunity to have a combined perm, temp & contract book? How far do you want your business to grow?
We all fantasise about being our own boss. Coffee shop in the morning, settling down to a late morning brunch, then casually flicking open the laptop around 1 o’clock. You do a solid hour of work, quick nip into Nandos for lunch, then smash out an afternoon siesta after watching ‘A place in the sun’.
Wednesday, 05 September 2018 by Ash Bennett
There are many factors that affect the usability of a website, and it is not just about how it looks! Websites that are not well designed tend to perform poorly. So, I’m sat here with Christian Bannister to explore the top web design principles that will make your website look great, easy to use, engaging,