4 ways to stop your new starters from being poached

Attracting, recruiting and retaining top employees is extremely tough right now. Let’s face it, many individuals are nervous about moving jobs in the current economic climate, putting pressure on employers to pull out all the stops in order to entice them into their roles. So, you need to do everything you can to stop your

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The basics of writing a Job Ad

Ensuring your job advert stands out from the crowd can certainly be a challenge, especially if you’re recruiting in a competitive sector such as shipping & logistics. We are not going to name and shame, but just today I have come across the below poorly written job advert on indeed.com. This literally must have taken

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A new way to recruit

Do you remember when you used to have to drive down to your local video rental shop to rent a movie? Then came Lovefilm, then Netflix which completely changed the home entertainment industry overnight. The travel industry has become disrupted with many online booking platforms, leaving the high street travel agent fighting for their lives.

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SDW at the BIFA Freight Awards!

Another great day has been had by all at the BIFA Freight Awards in London yesterday. We got the early train up, meeting up with the Southampton contingent, and of course having that first obligatory early beer before the event itself. A great turn out and Dame Kelly Homes DBE was a fantastic host. It

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5 Signs That It’s Time to Add to Your Team

Investing in staff can be expensive, but there can come a point when you can get a little to lean and by not investing in new staff can become even more costly, as your current team start to burn out or look for a less stressful or demanding role. Here are my 5 signs to

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5 Recruitment Mistakes You Could Be Making & How to Avoid Them

It’s certainly a different recruitment market than it was 5 years ago, with candidates and job seekers holding more power than ever before, especially in the freight & logistics profession. One our recruitment advertising partners, CV Library recently stated that poor hiring decisions are costing businesses up to £15,000 a year, so it certainly pays

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5 things every candidate wants from a job advert

When you start to write a job advert, it can be very easy just to list the day-to-day responsibilities, perhaps the hours and the must have skills. But in this candidate driven market, this is not enough to attract good quality, experienced applicants to apply for your job – so you could be missing out

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How To Boost Your Employee Retention

With the ongoing skills shortage & economic uncertainty wreaking havoc across the whole freight, logistics & supply chain sector, finding talented new recruits is certainly more challenging than ever. With this in mind, its of course in your interest to retain your employees for as long as possible (at least the good ones). Not only

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Why you should advertise your jobs over Christmas & New Year

Most people believe that December is a terrible time to start the recruitment process and to advertise jobs, and I can understand whey you may think this. Certainly, the beginning of December sees a dramatic fall off in job applications, with job seekers looking forward more to the Christmas festivities than going online and conducting

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Short Video Demo of our Candidate Dashboard

One of the main advantages of using SDW eRecruit, when looking to recruit directly and manage the recruitment process yourself, is our innovative, simple & easy to use candidate dashboard. When you buy one of our advertising packages, we’ll give you access to your very own company branded dashboard for FREE. The Dashboard is cloud-based,

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