A good recruitment agency will save you time, hassle and money – a bad one will make you never ever want to repeat the experience. A guide to working with a top London recruitment consultancy: 1. A professional recruiter knows their market very well and has access to a variety of sources to ensure they find the right candidate for you. Find a consultant who cares about your business and who shares your passion. They will represent you...Read Post
At the start of the year our Director, Kirsty Miall was featured on Radio 4 Woman’s Hour discussing just how the role of the Personal Assistant has changed over the years since Attic Recruitment began. The PA job role has long been a fixture of the office environment offering support and assistance to businesses and directories. However, what was once a secretarial role that meant picking up dry cleaning, making cups of coffee and typing, has evolved into a position...Read Post
No matter the reason for leaving your job, there is nothing to be gained from burning bridges - it is much more productive and pleasant to resign with respect and dignity. More than the fear of receiving a negative reference, keeping professional relationships positive is not only much more pleasant but it also keeps your network healthy. Carefully consider your options first and make sure you are absolutely sure resigning is the right thing for you – more often...Read Post
The counter offer doesn’t have to be dreaded – it can work in your favour. Scenario 1: Your existing employee resigns – you are the one making the counter offer You have an employee whom you value though have not perhaps communicated this effectively over the past months. They come to you and resign which makes you realise just what a large hole they are going to leave. Lots to consider here. Before making a knee jerk...Read Post
Today, with the ever increasing competition, employers have come up with new ways to filter the best candidates from the not so great candidates in the interview. Moreover, the interview patterns and procedures differ from one company to another so you have to be prepared in every sense before you go into each and every interview. One situation that you may have experienced is the awkward moment having to make small talk with your interviewer. This might be in...Read Post
Telephone Make sure you are somewhere free from any background noise so that you can really focus on the conversation and the client can hear you clearly. Also make sure you are in an area with good signal if using your mobile, if not make sure you use a landline. Print your CV off in advance so you can refer to this if asked certain questions, also print off anything else that may help you e.g tips, your career highlights,...Read Post
I have a huge amount of confidence in the team at Attic – they have taken a lot of time and trouble to understand the culture and nuances of our business and it shows. I will keep asking them to support us because I know they will deliver a great result – quickly and with style.