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With the recruitment industry continually changing, here at King Recruit we are leaders in staying ahead of the game, and always bring you the latest updates. From career and interview tips to keeping your employees motivated, browse our selection of articles to help aid your growth.

Exeter is a driver for growth

The Innovation Exeter Project aims to establish Exeter as a ‘clear brand, which will put Exeter on the map as a place to invest and do business’ Positive news gained from: Presentation by Professor Sir Steve Smith, Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive of the University of Exeter, at the Michelmores quarterly business breakfast on Friday 11th September. www.michelmores.com The Vision: To…

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What’s your leadership style? It’s your choice

  Ever been led by a Mushroom (everyone’s in the dark), a Seagull (swoops in, squawks & dumps), or a Kipper (two-faced and gutless)? You certainly know the leadership style you don’t want to emulate. In reading this article you’re in the elite minority, you consciously think what leadership style you’d like to be known for.   “You’ve got to be…

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10 Killer questions to ask at interview.

THE TOP 10 KILLER QUESTIONS TO DEFINITELY ASK AT INTERVIEW:    1) Where do YOU see the company going in the next 1 to 10 years? This is a question that will most definitely make the interviewer think. It demonstrates that you are both interested in the company and their opinion. The result? It will position you as someone interested in…

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7 Winning Ways to reset your Work/Life Balance

Do you suffer from “Martyrdom addiction”? According to a recent survey by LinkedIn, greater work/life balance is one of the most compelling motivators when deciding whether or not to accept a job offer.   But it can be difficult to maintain in any work scenario, so here are 7 winning ways to readdress your work zen…   1) STEP AWAY FROM…

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Hiring a Recruitment Partner: The Benefits

The Benefits Of Working With A Recruitment Partner Did you know that the UK unemployment rate is the lowest that it’s been since 1975? It’s even better news here in the South West, with the region having the second lowest unemployment rate in the UK at just 3.7%. Whilst undoubtedly good news for the economy, it does mean that for…

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Interview Body Language: Are you getting it right?

Have you ever read the old adage that communication is 93% non-verbal and just 7% verbal? It’s actually a bit inaccurate (body language accounts for 55% of all communication) but that still means we can learn a lot about candidates from their body language in an interview. We take a look at some of the signs to look out for.…

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Are you taking advantage of recruitment market mapping?

"It can help you understand who you need to hire...." Says Helen Plumridge, Managing Director of King Recruit. If you’ve never heard of recruitment market mapping or you’re not quite sure what it is, then it’s actually quite simple. Market mapping is to recruiting what financial planning is to your future. Both are highly important to do, both will save you…

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Salary benchmarking: Why is it so important?

Salary Benchmarking One of the key value added services we offer at King Recruit is salary benchmarking. We’re at the very centre of the Southwest business world and for that reason, companies often come to us wondering whether their salary packages for both their existing and prospective managers and executives are in line with other organisations of a similar size.…

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Recruitment is exhilarating!

Recruitment is exhilarating. Yes I really do find recruitment to be truly exhilarating. It’s like a bottle of fine Moët, delightful, intoxicating and fantastic fun! Other times it’s like the morning after, full of regret, ‘what-if’s’, headache and even disappointment. Learning how to be ‘consistently persistent’ as one wise area manager told me early in my career is the key…

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Is there really a war for talent?

Face Key Recruitment Challenges Head On in 2018 With The Help Of an Executive Recruitment Partner. Is there really a war for talent? Whilst it may not have quite gotten to being an actual battlefield, businesses are finding that their biggest challenge when trying to attract new staff is the amount of competition that is out there in what is…

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Helen Plumridge MD of King Recruit: Q&A

Following Helen's nomination as one of Grow Marketing's Top 100 Influential Women: Exeter. Here is her Q & A as asked by the team at Grow: Biggest professional achievement to date  2017 in it’s entirety for King Recruit! I launched a new office, took on two key staff, placed 47 key professionals into jobs and won a number of new…

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The Do’s and Don’ts of the Sales Interview

Looking for your next senior sales role? King Recruit explores: The Do’s And Don’ts of Senior Sales Interviews Once you’ve identified the role that you want, it’s vital that you perform at your very best in an interview to secure the job in question. We take a look at some do’s and don’ts to ensure that you next senior sales interview…

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Slow Recruitment Decisions: Are They Harming Your Business?

  If your business finds that you continually struggle to attract top talent to your business, then there could be a number of reasons for this. You may be failing to take advantage of the skills of a specialist recruiter. Your job ads may be poor, or you may be advertising your jobs in the wrong places. But if you’re…

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Are you securing the winners?

Are you winning the war on top talent? Is your “inflexible” approach harming your business chances of securing the ‘winners’ on the market? With many candidates holding court when it comes to the employment market, bringing on board the best talent is crucial if your business is to grow and become more profitable. If you’re like many businesses however, accessing…

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Helen’s Great Wall Marathon Challenge!

  Press Release Exeter MD to undertake Great Wall of China Marathon to raise money for marine conservation projects in Devon and Cornwall After months of gruelling preparation, King Recruit’s Managing Director Helen Plumridge and her husband Nathan Plumridge (Owner of Energy Hair, Darts Farm) will be undertaking the huge challenge that is the Great Wall of China Marathon on…

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Do Soft Skills Win the World Cup?

  As World Cup fever sweeps the nation here at King Recruit we are thinking about your Teams.   When you look at your Team who are your players? Do you have a good mix of strikers, defenders and mid fielders, or do you have excellent defence but are lacking in players at the front? Do you have the winning side? Are…

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Recruitment Companies….Changing Lives?

Recruitment Companies….Changing Lives? Love them or hate them, everyone has an opinion on recruitment companies. The industry generally gets slated for hard sales techniques, treating candidates like a £ sign and just fulfilling a recruiter’s quota for placements. Candidates have been left in the dark about their application citing a lack of communication during the process. It can be perceived…

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Autumn focus: Wellbeing in the workplace.

The importance of wellbeing for the workplace: King Recruit's top 5 tips for the winter season.  At King Recruit, we are big on wellbeing, fitness, taking regular breaks during the working day and signing the whole office for crazy challenges like the Bideford Half Marathon in March 2019! We are increasingly leading “busy lifestyles” inside and outside of work, making…

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The ‘B’ word and hiring predictions for 2019

What will the ‘B’ word mean for your recruitment confidence in 2019? Following a recent poll of King Recruit’s clients, the overall message is one of uncertainty and ‘let’s wait and see’. Most felt fairly ambivalent with a general standpoint of ‘business as usual’. None of our clients reported an expectation of plans to reduce headcount or hiring in 2019.…

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How to be the S.T.A.R candidate

  Do you struggle to give concise answers to interview questions? Are you unsure how to share your accomplishments during an interview without sounding boastful? Don’t be afraid of the dark, let’s shed some light on the situation, be the S.T.A.R candidate.   Let’s set the scene, the employer has your CV and cover letter; this confirms your interest and…

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Are you a ‘Passive Candidate?’

      Sometimes the best opportunities appear when you least expect them – Are you opportunistic when it comes to your next career move? Are you actively looking or are you a passive candidate?   When discussing your approach to a new role, you wouldn’t normally say that being passive is a good thing… or is it?   If…

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4 Reasons Recruitment Agencies should be seen as a strategic partner

Yes, Recruitment Agencies are there to fill your jobs, but do you see them as anything more? Here’s 4 reasons why Recruitment Agencies should be seen as a Recruitment Partner…. 1.Assist in your strategies and develop business solutions Working closely with a Recruitment Partner throughout your hiring process will develop your strategy, providing your business with an effective strategic process…

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5 Ways to retain your staff in 2019

The skill shortage is still raging on into 2019 and companies are still struggling to find talented applicants. Retention of current staff members is therefore paramount.   In order to retain your talent there are ways to improve your staff engagement, boost morale and motivate your Teams.   Retaining staff is not the only positive effect of implementing these changes,…

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Why your business needs Recruitment Partnering!

  King Recruit have been running a successful Recruitment Partnership programme for over 2 years.   Here are the top 5 reasons for using a Recruitment Partner   If you don’t have an HR department or Talent Management provision you will require a full recruitment solution that feels like an extension of your business. Using skilled, experienced recruitment expertise to…

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7 Top Hiring Trends you should follow in 2019

2019 is set to be a year of uncertainty with Brexit, high employment and continued Talent Shortages. Cheery isn’t it? Forewarned is forearmed, so with King Recruit’s positive spin on it, here are the top hiring trend suggestions to adopt in 2019! Employer Branding is King Recruit’s **Top Pick** Put simply, your brand sells your business. 1. Employee Referrals Internal…

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King Recruit’s 6 point guide to your Executive Job Search in 2019

With 80% of Executive jobs never getting advertised, engaging a pro-active approach is vital to securing that next strategic career move. 1) Network, Network and…Network With a whopping 60% of jobs landed via ‘own network’ it really does support the old adage “it’s not what you know…it’s who you know” Networking can open up opportunities for jobs that aren’t advertised.…

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Preparing for the Final Interview

Preparing for the final interview with the Board? You’ve sailed through the first and second interview stages relatively unscathed. You feel fairly smug having batted off solid competition to make it to the final stage with the Board. Amidst the quiet internal confidence, there’s an element of trepidation and a degree of the unknown when facing that last stage. Here are…

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Be Your Own Brand!

We recently published an article from Recruitment Grapevine who state that 1 in 4 Brits will focus on a new job in 2019, see the article here.   January is typically the time to make a resolution: Be happier, read more, lose weight… the list is endless… but how can you make these positive changes in your life if you…

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Are you Fighting Fit for March?

  Magnificent March March is a good time to refresh your job search: Is your job search fighting fit? There’s a misconception that January is the peak time for getting a new job! The recruitment cycle only really gets going in earnest after everyone has handed in their notice in January. Therefore, the best months are actually March and April. Don’t…

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Ever been promoted when you hand in your notice?

  Most people don’t just suddenly decide to leave their job overnight, it’s often a journey of ‘getting ready’ to leave, that can take months or maybe a couple of years before they are ready.   Step One: Picture the scenario, you’ve been thinking about leaving your current job for a year. You’ve ‘ummed and ahhed’, you’ve had numerous nights and…

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Is your business opportunistic in hiring Key Talent?

  While opportunistic hiring may sound like a fancy HR term the idea. Simply, it refers to hiring good talent when the opportunity arises, rather than waiting for a position to open.   In theory the top talent who add value to an organisation will inevitably be snapped up quickly, so it’s worth considering hiring an individual even when a…

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2019/2020 – Talent sourcing easier but recruitment will get harder!

  Once upon a time, the power was all with the employer, and it was simply a case of advertising a position and then picking the best candidate. The situation is now much more complicated. With the rate of jobless being at 4% of the population, the lowest since early 1975, we know that the best candidates may not necessarily…

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Time to Spring Clean your work habits?

Spring has sprung – but have you?   And in the blink of an eye we enter the start of Spring. In the King Recruit office our Spring preparation is in hand, paving the way for some exciting projects in the coming months, such as a brand new website and hiring in-house. With the arrival of Spring, it sets an…

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Become a better leader and jump into Summer

Summer is here - Are you ready? In the blink of an eye, Q3 has officially arrived.  With the arrival of Summer, the end of the year seems to be getting closer. In the King Recruit office, our Q3 preparation is in hand, paving the way for some exciting projects in the coming months such as a new website and…

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Is your latest hire a high achiever?

  Here is King Recruit’s ‘must-read’ 5 point guide to assessing the rising stars that will make your company great. How do you ensure that your hires are measured for potential success within your company? With the surge of LinkedIn and Indeed it’s easy to think that you have your talent attraction all sewn up. However, with the employment rate…

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34% of CFO’s don’t have a succession plan

  King Recruit surveyed 52 chief financial officers (CFOs) and Finance Directors from around the region on a variety of topics to understand their perspective on the role and the major business trends that are impacting the finance function. The survey found that, when planning for a successor, only 34% of CFOs believe they have a comprehensive succession plan, and…

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Networking: The icebreaker question

  Four words — so simple, yet so revealing: “Tell me about yourself.” If you have social or networking anxiety, this is the only icebreaker you’ll ever need. If you’re rolling your eyes and muttering, “That’s such a generic and broad icebreaker,” you’re absolutely right. But generic and broad is actually a good thing. Asking someone where they grew up, for…

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Why Flexible working is a business necessity.

  Once considered as a generous perk, flexible working now needs to be seen as a business necessity rather than a gift to the few who have a “viable” reason to request it. If you wish to increase your staff retention rates and improve your brand to attract top talent flexible working should not be a perk but implemented into…

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Everything is Timing: When to Quit your job.

Breaking up is hard to do, but every new beginning must start with an end. One of the biggest decisions we face is to leave a job that isn’t working for us. It’s a big step, with risks to take into consideration, and unfortunately not always a choice for some. Remember the saying “timing is everything” but, have you considered that…

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Is the face to face interview a thing of the past?

  As we move further into the digital age is it time to leave the face to face interview in the past? More and more employers are becoming flexible regarding employees work patterns, providing workers with remote working, so why can’t we be more flexible in the interview process? If your business shows itself to be flexible from the start…

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How can we engage Future Talent Today?

  We are all aware how quickly our businesses are hurtling faster and faster into a digital age, technology is changing every aspect of our lives, and our careers are no exception.   The World Economic Forum stated that: “65% of the jobs that our children will do in the future don’t exist today”   Another report by Dell predicted…

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“Why are you memorable?”

  "How would you solve problems if you were from Mars?" The case for unpredictable interview questions. After carefully reviewing CV’s you can find the perfect candidate on paper. But how can you be certain they will do what they say they can?   Candidates will have already researched what questions they may be asked, so asking unpredictable questions alongside…

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Selecting candidates with the right cultural fit?

  Fact: When you hire the right cultural fit you stand a better chance of that candidate being successful in their new position. Your values align and therefore everyone is moving in the same direction. If a candidate’s values match your own they will naturally fit within your existing team and be determined to work harder to achieve their goals.…

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How can we better empower women in the workplace?

How can we better empower women in the workplace? (yes it’s still a hot topic!)   ‘Work Like a Woman’ Mary Portas (we salute you)   Women are entering and continuing to stay in the workforce now more than ever. Today, more than two-thirds (71.8%) of women aged 16–64 are employed, the highest percentage since the Office of National Statistics…

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Happy New Year? Why September is the new January!

Although we only have one-quarter of 2019 left September can feel like a fresh start for a multitude of reasons. We move away from our summer holiday period and back into our routines, our children return to school, autumn is just around the corner. In the world of work, everyone is focussed on Q4, there's a surge to find new hires…

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How to network your way to success!

Remember the old saying “It’s all about who you know”. Clichés normally have an element of truth in them and it’s been reported that 85% of all jobs are filled through connections, whether they be past employers, friends of employees or someone they met through networking or other such events. Strong professional relationships are therefore key when looking for your…

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King Recruit = Growth.

        We decided to make the final quarter of 2019 our best one yet!   Two brand new consultants have joined us this October to help build King Recruit’s expanding portfolio and build on our success.   Sam Rothwell and Magda King have joined us from different backgrounds.   Here’s what they have to offer:   Sam…

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The Future of South West Skills

South West skills shortages highlighted by the region’s businesses In our recent Future Talent Today survey of regional businesses, we uncovered concerns about future skills shortages and the dissolution of current workplace roles. Intrigued by the changing demands of our new digital age, Specialist Recruitment and Search Agency King Recruit decided to conduct a survey with South West clients to…

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How to retain your tech talent!

  We are excited to welcome Magda King to the team at King Recruit. Magda has joined as Tech Consultant and will focus on hiring Developers, Analysts, Project Managers and more! Over the next 4 weeks Magda will be sharing her knowledge in a series of blogs, her first will be exploring how to hire and retain top tech talent.…

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Top South West MD’s view on talent

Talent attraction is a huge challenge for SMEs in the South West. The region is full of ambitious, growing businesses that need the right people to serve customers and reach the next stage of growth. But getting the right people on board can be difficult. The labour market isn’t particularly fluid (The South West has the highest employment rate in…

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Hunting for Top Tech Talent?

  This is Magda’s second blog in a series of 4. Here Magda shares her insight into why a specialist Recruiter can help you attract the top tech talent. Missed Magda’s first blog on how you can retain your top tech talent? See the blog here. Hunting for Top Tech Talent? Speak to a Specialist. Struggling to attract the top…

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Looking for your next career move in tech?

This is Magda’s third blog in a series of four. Here Magda shares her insight into why a specialist Recruiter can help you in your career search for your next big move in Tech. Missed Magda’s first two blog’s? See them here and here.   Inbox flooded with emails about a “great opportunity” or “click here for a new career”? We…

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Future Talent Today: Survey Results

Future Talent Today: Survey Results   Are South West businesses ready for the future?   Technology is changing every aspect of our lives, and our careers are no exception. Estimates predict that 85% of the jobs in 2030 will be invented between now and then and that 65% of the jobs that our children will do in the future don’t…

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How slow recruitment decisions lose tech talent.

This is Magda’s last blog in this series of four. Here Magda shares her insight into how tech talent can be lost after a job offer and how to avoid it.   Missed Magda’s other 3 blog’s in this series? How to retain your top tech talent here Hunting for Top Tech talent here Looking for your next career move…

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9 Hiring Trends for 2020

 9 Top Hiring Trends you should follow in 2020.   2020 is set to be a year of uncertainty with Brexit still ongoing and an upcoming election around the corner. The South West still boasts the highest employment rate estimate in the UK. So combine this with continued Talent Shortages, it’s easy to suggest that there will be plenty of…

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Which positions will be the hardest to fill in 2020?

Which positions will be the hardest to fill in 2020?   With the UK employment rate at the highest on record, finding great talent has never been more of a challenge for South West businesses. Predominantly for the three months ending September 2019, the highest employment rate estimate in the UK was in the South West at 81%. As well…

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How to ace your 2020 recruitment strategy

How to ace your 2020 recruitment strategy: King Recruit’s ultimate guide   If you are one of the many businesses planning your recruitment strategy in January for the whole of the year and beyond, you’ll know that effective planning and delivery could make a huge difference to the success of the overall business in 2020.   It’s clear that building…

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What are the workplace trends for 2020?

Year on year the workplace continues to evolve – So what will 2020 look like?   For businesses to continue to grow and develop these trends are definitely worth considering in order to ensure the productivity and development of your workforce.   Here King Recruit explore 5 emerging trends for 2020:     1.The Continued Rise in Tech  It won’t…

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Is there really a war for talent?

Face Key Recruitment Challenges Head-On  With The Help Of An Executive Recruitment Partner. Is there really a war for talent? Whilst it may not have quite gotten to being an actual battlefield, businesses are finding that their biggest challenge when trying to attract new staff is the amount of competition that is out there in what is an increasingly candidate-led…

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Why Your Business Needs Recruitment Partnering!

King Recruit have been running a successful Recruitment Partnership programme for over 2 years. Here are the top 5 reasons for using a Recruitment Partner If you don’t have an HR department or Talent Management provision you will require a full recruitment solution that feels like an extension of your business. Using skilled, experienced recruitment expertise to understand your business…

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Is Your Business Opportunistic In Hiring Key Talent?

While opportunistic hiring may sound like a fancy HR term the idea. Simply, it refers to hiring good talent when the opportunity arises, rather than waiting for a position to open. In theory, the top talent who add value to an organisation will inevitably be snapped up quickly, so it’s worth considering hiring an individual even when a job doesn’t…

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How to create a standout CV

Before you even start the search for your new career, creating a standout CV is paramount. Get it right and you'll get noticed, get it wrong and you could be rejected or overlooked for the perfect opportunity. Whilst it's important to tailor your CV for each position you apply for, there are certain guidelines to follow to ensure consistency and…

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How to write an impactful cover letter

How to write an impactful cover letter. When creating your job application, sending your CV may not cut it if you are one of many applying for the role.   A well-written cover letter is the most effective way to help your application stand out. The potential employer will see more than just your work history; they learn about you,…

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How to prepare for an interview

Congratulations! You've been asked to attend an interview!   "Fail to prepare and prepare to fail", this quote couldn't be more appropriate when it comes to preparing for an interview.   By demonstrating to the Interviewer you have taken time to prepare for the opportunity you are showing enthusiasm, dedication and that you are serious about the position. Being prepared…

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How to ace the interview

The time has come, all of your hard work and preparation has led you here. Have a read of King Recruit’s guide on how to ace the interview and overcome those interview hurdles.  The Interview starts as soon as you shut your front door! As the saying goes first impressions count, and it’s certainly true of a job interview. So…

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How to decide between 2 job offers

If you are reading this article, congratulations! It’s a fantastic position to be in having two job offers on the table. However, the complication now is what one to choose. As you’re reading this we can assume that both offers are looking fairly equal, so how will you decide?  Deciding between two job offers isn’t a simple process, and it’s…

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How to negotiate a salary increase

Whether you are asking for an increase or negotiating a job offer asking for a pay rise can be one of the more awkward tasks, but it doesn’t need to be. Asking for a pay rise at any point can feel unsettling enough to prevent us from approaching the subject, but if you feel a pay rise is deserved you…

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Helen’s recruitment journey podcast

Recently our MD Helen travelled to London to record Season 2 | Ep 13 of The RAG Podcast, "Helen's Recruitment Journey". Helen was interviewed by Sean Anderson, CEO of Hoxo. Within the interview, Helen discusses her passion for the recruitment industry and why the corporate world just wasn't for her. It's a very open and honest interview and Helen is…

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Women in tech!

Women in tech, why businesses should be championing female techies.   It’s no secret tech is big business. Tech businesses, Tech start up’s and specialist tech networking events are everywhere! Studies in Computer Science are on the up, the field is growing.   However, top tech talent is still proving difficult to find, but is the industry missing a trick?…

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12% of South West businesses prepared for future tech trends

Here at King Recruit, we are championing Future Talent Today (#futuretalenttoday). We all know that the future lies in technology and that many businesses are falling behind in their technical abilities and others have no idea where to start when considering how to future proof their business.   SME’s in the South West all know how important technology is but…

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Do you trust your team?

Trusted is our Value of the Month for February at King Recruit.   We believe that the only way to build trust is to do what we say we are going to do, and we believe that trust is earned when actions meet words. Everyone knows that trust in business is imperative to success, a quote from Bob Burg reads,…

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How to compile a great CV

              King Recruit's Covid-19 pledge is to help and support the Southwest business community during the crisis and beyond. FOR INDIVIDUALS: We are here to provide advice and support to anyone who has been made redundant. FOR BUSINESSES: We'll support local businesses by reducing and extending our terms of business. LATEST NEWS: We will be keeping you updated…

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“Acing” the Video Interview

  King Recruit's Covid-19 pledge is to help and support the Southwest business community during the crisis and beyond. FOR INDIVIDUALS: We are here to provide advice and support to anyone who has been made redundant. FOR BUSINESSES: We'll support local businesses by reducing and extending our terms of business. LATEST NEWS: We will be keeping you updated on what is happening across the…

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6 reasons to use Zoom for Interviews

King Recruit's Covid-19 pledge is to help and support the Southwest business community during the crisis and beyond. FOR INDIVIDUALS: We are here to provide advice and support to anyone who has been made redundant. FOR BUSINESSES: We'll support local businesses by reducing and extending our terms of business. LATEST NEWS: We will be keeping you updated on what is happening across the Southwest…

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Covid-19 – Redefining your business goals

King Recruit's Covid-19 pledge is to help and support the Southwest business community during the crisis and beyond. FOR INDIVIDUALS: We are here to provide advice and support to anyone who has been made redundant. We are here to provide advice and support to anyone who has been made redundant. FOR BUSINESSES: We'll support local businesses by reducing and extending our terms…

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Covid-19: 16 ways to get productive

  King Recruit's Covid-19 pledge is to help and support the Southwest business community during the crisis and beyond. FOR INDIVIDUALS: We are here to provide advice and support to anyone who has been made redundant. We are here to provide advice and support to anyone who has been made redundant. FOR BUSINESSES: We'll support local businesses by reducing and extending our terms…

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‘Get Hired’ Improve your LinkedIn profile

                King Recruit's Covid-19 pledge is to help and support the Southwest business community during the crisis and beyond. FOR INDIVIDUALS: We are here to provide advice and support to anyone who has been made redundant. FOR BUSINESSES: We'll support local businesses by reducing and extending our terms of business. LATEST NEWS: We will be keeping you…

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Covid-19: Redundancy Guidance

King Recruit's Covid-19 pledge is to help and support the Southwest business community during the crisis and beyond. FOR INDIVIDUALS: We are here to provide advice and support to anyone who has been made redundant. FOR BUSINESSES: We'll support local businesses by reducing and extending our terms of business. LATEST NEWS: We will be keeping you updated on what is happening across the Southwest…

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Covid-19: FAQ’s on Furlough

King Recruit's Covid-19 pledge is to help and support the Southwest business community during the crisis and beyond. FOR INDIVIDUALS: We are here to provide advice and support to anyone who has been made redundant. FOR BUSINESSES: We'll support local businesses by reducing and extending our terms of business. LATEST NEWS: We will be keeping you updated on what is happening across the Southwest…

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King Recruit’s Covid-19 Pledge

  King Recruit's Covid-19 pledge is to help and support the Southwest business community during the crisis and beyond. FOR INDIVIDUALS: We are here to provide advice and support to anyone who has been made redundant. FOR BUSINESSES: We'll support local businesses by reducing and extending our terms of business. LATEST NEWS: We will be keeping you updated on what is happening…

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Staying active during lockdown

  King Recruit’s tips for staying strong and active during lockdown Research shows that being sedentary is bad for your physical and mental health, so staying active during this difficult time is important. Being physically active helps lower blood pressure and cholesterol and can significantly reduce the risk of heart disease, stroke and diabetes. It also helps maintain muscle mass…

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Survive and Thrive: 9 Strategies for Businesses in a Crisis

  King Recruit explores 9 strategies that will help your business survive the coming recession “I started The Body Shop in 1976 simply to create a livelihood for myself and my two daughters, while my husband, Gordon, was trekking across the Americas. I had no training or experience and my only business acumen was Gordon’s advice to take sales of…

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How to Keep your Furloughed Workers Engaged.

King Recruit explores why it's 'business critical' to keep your furloughed workers engaged Furlough was always in the English dictionary, but most of us didn't know it was there until March 20th, 2020. Yes, it's going to protect at least 1 million jobs in the UK, however with it, comes new challenges for employers to keep staff 'ready to return…

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5 Great Strategies for Remote Leadership

King Recruit explores 5 great strategies for leading remote teams during the Covid-19 crisis and beyond Whilst some companies have been managing remote workers for years, the majority of business owners have been plunged into the depths of managing remote teams for the very first time - and whilst we are all facing new working norms that may apply for…

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Delaying Recruitment: The Real Cost

  Should you be onboarding remotely? Companies freezing recruitment could be delaying *ROI on new starters until June 2021 *Return on investment A new set of hurdles Recruitment in normal market conditions can experience several challenges but with COVID – 19 comes a new and unique set of hurdles. Positions left unfilled often have a direct impact on business productivity…

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What’s the real South West Impact from Covid-19?

Covid-19’s Impact on the South West Employment Market: Survey Results If you want to hear what’s really going on in the world of work from our South West business leaders – See Helen our MD's Video and keeping reading for the full results below... Check out this video: https://share.vidyard.com/watch/NXwzWY4B41yEYM6Hyma1TU? As part of King Recruit’s Covid-19 pledge, to support individuals and…

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How to attract & retain top sales talent!

  This is Kate’s second blog in a series of 4. Here Kate shares her insight into how you can attract and retain the best sales talent. Missed Kate’s first blog on the importance of sales to your business? See the blog here…. https://www.kingrecruit.com/exploring-the-importance-of-sales-to-your-business/.   How to attract and retain the best sales talent in the Southwest   Just like…

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Why sales culture needs to change!

    Why Sales Culture needs to change!   This is Kate’s last blog in this series. Here Kate shares her opinions on why sales culture needs to change and how businesses can keep pace with the rapid changes in how customers buy.   Missed Kate’s other blogs in the series, see them all here: Exploring The Importance Of Sales…

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Why “sales” is more important than ever!

We are pleased to welcome Kate King to the Team. Kate has joined King Recruit as our Commercial Consultant. Over the next 6 weeks, Kate will be sharing her knowledge in a series of blogs, her first will be looking at how important sales teams are to your business.   Read the full article below. Exploring the importance of sales…

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The Do’s And Don’ts of Senior Sales Interviews.

Looking for your next senior sales role? The Do’s And Don’ts of Senior Sales Interviews.   This is Kate’s third blog in the series of four. Here Kate shares her do’s and don’ts of Senior Sales Interview.   Missed Kate’s other blogs? …. See them here and here.    Once you’ve identified the role that you want, it’s vital that you…

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Is the Southwest employment market recovering?

Is the Southwest employment market in recovery? King Recruit is committed to bringing you the results from around the region across multiple sectors. 2020 has been an uncertain year for businesses and the impact has been devastating for many. That being said, there are a vast number of businesses who have survived and even thrived by pivoting their products or…

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Hiring Trends 2021

What a year of changes 2020 has been! Most businesses have had to adapt one way or another and the way in which we work may have changed forever – who knows? That being said, there are plenty of predictable trends we’ll see emerging in 2021, following on from the necessary changes that have been made in 2020.   Working…

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Should they stay or go? – The Counter-Offer

Should you make that counter-offer? It’s a reality of running a business or managing a team, your star performers think the grass is greener, your specialist staff are the target of head-hunters and your managers may be tempted by the next 'startup' business opportunity. Sometimes, them leaving will suit you and sometimes it won’t. Typically, it won’t suit you if the…

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Will 2021 really see a war on talent?

MISCONCEPTIONS We hear it all the time....But aren't there lots of candidates out there....? It's going to be easy to hire, I'll just put out an advert and have lots of applications right? Actually, mainly wrong but partly right. If you are simply looking for somebody in Customer Service, you will probably have lots of choice. However, if you are looking for…

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How to ‘stand out’ and win your next job opportunity

How to stand out from the crowd and win your next job opportunity. Yes, it’s an obvious statement but the UK jobs market has been hit hard. Recent research by McKinsey says that 7.6m jobs are at risk in the UK and that is set to rise. And, in the last couple of weeks alone, we’ve seen a steep rise…

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12 interview questions for the Digital Marketer

If you’re wondering what to consider in an interview for your next digital marketing career move, King Recruit explores some typical questions that may be covered! Tell Me About Your Digital Marketing experience? Make sure you don’t fall into the habit of simply repeating the contents of your CV! Talk about the different clients you have worked with and the…

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King Recruit Partner with James Caan CBE

PRESS RELEASE Recruitment Entrepreneur and James Caan CBE invest in Exeter-based high growth SME recruitment specialists, King Recruit. James Caan CBE’s award-winning investment firm Recruitment Entrepreneur is pleased to announce the partnership of its newest joint venture, King Recruit. Based in Exeter, King Recruit work with high-growth SME businesses in the South West helping them to build teams and drive…

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King Recruit sponsor the Tech South West StartUp Studio programme

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Five top recruitment trends for 2022 to help you plan ahead

It is strange to think that at the beginning of 2020, 18 months later the traditional work place would be redundant. Offices sparse, working from home a daily norm for many professionals, commuting time slashed and changing technologies shaping the way not only businesses operate, but also how we source and recruit talent. According to LinkedIn’s analysis of work trends…

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Benefits: Are you being competitive?

Are you offering a benefits package that is going to attract and retain top talent? We have seen a large shift in working life, and a competitive benefits package can make all the difference when it comes to attracting and retaining talent.  The pandemic has forced a re-evaluation for many individuals. Prior to this, many employees focused on job security…

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What makes an inviting employee benefits package in 2022?

Are you offering a benefits package that is going to attract and retain top talent? The job market is in a season of change and with this comes the necessity for review and adaptation. How can your business ensure that it is in the best position to attract the most skilled professionals available? In our previous article we looked at…

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Keys to Thrive in Your Start-Up

How do you give your Start-Up the best chance to succeed? You’ve recruited for key roles in your start-up and built a thriving team, allowing you to focus on what you do best, pioneer your business. But what makes a start-up really thrive? The figures on how many start-ups don’t make it can be scary, 80% of British businesses fail…

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Creating a Successful Team

How to create a successful team Coalescing your staff into a strong, vibrant and collaborative team will be the building blocks for achieving a thriving business. Behind any business success is a dynamic team who have united together to reach a common goal. You may have the most incredible business idea and entrepreneurial brain, but without a powerful team harmoniously…

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When to hire for your Start-Up

When should you hire for your Start-Up? Many founders can be overwhelmed by the risk that recruitment can bring, the cost of hiring, investing in a team that doesn’t end up supporting the business, the HR fall out. Making a bad hire is one of the fundamental reasons for start-ups failing, so how do you know when to hire? Any…

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Building a team for a start-up business

Building a team for a start-up business Building a team is an incredibly exciting time, but it can also be daunting. Hiring the right staff with an enthusiastic can do attitude, who have the correct skills to produce results and that buy into your company ethos can make or break your business, so where do you start? In Part 1…

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Building a resilient and effective management team

Transitioning your business from Start-Up to successful SME Building your Start-Up was a risk, taking the leap of faith, getting your product or service to market, securing any funding, judging market demand. But despite the many trials and tribulations and all the insecurity you have faced, your knowledge has developed, your clients are growing and you are starting to make…

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Creating a winning EVP

It is currently a candidates market, the world is their oyster and those executives who have sought after experience, knowledge and a can do attitude are looking for companies that align with their values and provide a forward thinking culture and benefits package to match. If you don't have a winning EVP, you might be left behind in the fight…

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How to break the geographical barrier when recruiting

The Covid pandemic altered the working world as we know it. Remote working came into play over night, as businesses responded to the Government’s work from home messages which has resulted in millions of executives working from home. Businesses know due to the technological advances, they can now access candidates from much further afield, so many are taking advantage and…

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Is it time to replace yourself?

Almost every entrepreneur comes to a time when they realise that they can’t do it all. You could be limiting the potential of your business by picking up so many various tasks and not recruiting someone to help you. If you are at a point of wanting to free up some time for yourself so you can focus on innovation,…

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King Recruit MD Helen Plumridge is interviewed by Mark Whitby

Mark Whitby from Recruitment Coach is one of the world’s leading coaches for the recruitment industry. Mark began his career in recruitment in 1997 and is now widely know as the host of Big Biller Summit, which is the world’s biggest virtual conference for the recruiting and staffing industry. Since 2001, Mark has trained over 10,000 recruiters in 34 countries.…

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Scaling your business and preparing for investment or exit

Are you at a point of wanting less involvement in the day to day running of your business? Do you want to free yourself up to focus on innovation and new ventures? Are you losing enthusiasm, having worked so hard for so long? Or are you considering your exit strategy? Almost every entrepreneur comes to a time when they realise…

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