Building a startup takes determination, dedication and time. Andrew Welsh started Meraki Talent two years ago, in January 2015. Since then his company has expanded from a one man team to a twenty person business with offices in Edinburgh and Glasgow.
An apprenticeship is a great way for young people to get their foot in the door early, experience a real life workplace, gain relevant qualifications, earn a wage and avoid the mountains of debt that come with going to university. Learning, working and earning – seemed like a win-win to me.
Seven years ago, Grant Kaveney made the decision to embark on a recruitment journey setting up his business from his kitchen table to specialise in estate agency property recruitment across London. Seven years later and a little greyer, working from an open plan office in Chelsea, Grant heads a team of 16 which has recently been recognised as one of The Best Property Recruiters in the area in 2016...
Two years ago we launched Beeken Reeves. We knew why we wanted to set up our own recruitment consultancy, we knew what we wanted to achieve, we had a plan in place and, rather naively, we felt that we were aware of everything that might go wrong. Growing a start-up is rewarding, enjoyable, exciting and fulfilling.
The emblem of the sales industry, for me, has always been David Brent, in the mournful third series of The Office. Sacked and in constant disgrace, Brent is now selling cleaning products out of his car boot. We see him, haggard and paunchy, eulogising a dish cloth to a bewildered caretaker. “Because of the texture and quality of the shammy,” he exclaims, scrubbing at an invisible stain on a wall, ...
Recruiters, as we all know, tend to have a bad rep. We are bunched together with politicians, traffic wardens, and estate agents as being the most unpopular of professionals. But where does this lack of respect come from? And is it justified?
Multitasking is one of the hardest skills to master and yet it’s almost imperative. It’s not strange that multitasking initially referred to a computer's ability to perform several tasks at the same time. Nowadays we expect similar levels of efficiency in ourselves. Is that really possible?
You have the ability to make somebody’s dream job become reality, help companies build great teams, and learn from different people in all corners of the world. I’ve worked in recruitment for three years and no one day has been the same.
As the summer sun beat down upon King George's Park, the Shufflers prepared themselves for a late kick off at 8:20pm. Though weary from a long day’s hard work, the Shufflers remained resilient; an admirable effort by the squad considering the number of players that were unable to take part: Venatrix still on tour in Boston, the Beeken Reeves gents and GKR members notably missed as well.
The red mist began to descend and a delicate touch was seemingly lost on Walter James’s new boy George "Bruiser" Watson, as he floored an extremely verbal female opponent, an incident later described by the referee as "exceptional” and “fully deserved". The first half closed out with promise of a comeback from the Shufflers as Herve De Klerck, channeling his footballing flair from Lille U18s, prou...
Today we find ourselves saturated in technology, but if you can concentrate intensely on a given task or subject matter free from distraction, the quality of your work and likelihood of success is considerably highe
For those familiar with the world of temp recruitment it is no secret that the first quarter of the year can be the most challenging. Following the festive peak, the annual lull in client requirements can be hard.
Let's talk strategy! Salespeople have been making cold calls for years, and 90% will admit it’s the worst part of their day-to-day work. But why? Because it’s intrusive and we can’t really anticipate a conversation or the client’s response.