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How to recruit a permanent manager to lead a team of contractors

How to recruit a permanent manager to lead a team of contractors

Posted: 12/12/2016
Pockets of the engineering industry are dominated by contractors because their skills are scarce, which creates a gap between the demand and the supply. The benefits of contracting are well known and include advantages such as a larger financial reward,...
Are you finding things to do to make you feel busy?

Are you finding things to do to make you feel busy?

Posted: 29/11/2016
This title is paraphrased from one of my favourite books – the 4 Hour Work Week by Tim Ferriss. Ferriss makes the challenging assertion that a lot of the things we do are really not necessary, and we do them because we need to feel busy during...
My Best Day at Work

My Best Day at Work

Posted: 17/11/2016
I would have to pick the day I got promoted to my first management job in recruitment, back in 2005. I had only been in my job for about 18 months and an opportunity came up to go and run a new office in Scotland. Applications were invited from Managers...
Who else wants a whole new team? Donaldson Solutions Case Study

Who else wants a whole new team? Donaldson Solutions Case Study

Posted: 28/10/2016
A new team, a new department and a new way of working for a well-established biologics company. This company was going through a huge amount of change when they invited me in to help them with their new Operational Excellence department. They had just...
Hiring for curiosity

Hiring for curiosity

Posted: 11/10/2016
When talking with a client recently, curiosity came up as a vital personality trait in the person we were going to recruit for her. It was clear to me when she mentioned this particular attribute as to why it would be important. It can be demonstrated...