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By SDW Rec / November 1, 2019

What to do when an employee’s performance drops after passing their probation period

On-boarding a new hire should be a meticulous process. You’ve done everything in your power to settle your new employee...

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By SDW Rec / October 28, 2019

How to manage difficult staff

In an ideal world, every employee would be hardworking, proactive and make a great contribution to your business. However, there...

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By SDW Rec / October 21, 2019

5 main reasons your staff are leaving your business

Leaving a job is a big decision for any employee to make, and one they most certainly don’t take likely....

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By SDW Rec / October 15, 2019

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...

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By SDW Rec / September 17, 2019

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...

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By SDW Rec / February 25, 2019

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...

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By SDW Rec / January 18, 2019

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...

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By SDW Rec / December 17, 2018

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...

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By SDW Rec / December 14, 2018

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...

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By SDW Rec / December 10, 2018

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...

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By SDW Rec / December 7, 2018

How To Boost Your Employee Retention

With the ongoing skills shortage & economic uncertainty wreaking havoc across the whole freight, logistics & supply chain sector, finding...

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By SDW Rec / December 3, 2018

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...

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By SDW Rec / November 27, 2018

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,...

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By SDW Rec / October 12, 2018

So, what if online recruitment advertising fails?

Unfortunately, recruitment is not an exact science, far from it in fact. Recruitment by its very nature has a lot...

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By SDW Rec / October 11, 2018

Avoiding discrimination in your job adverts

At SDW, we are experts in all things recruitment for the shipping & logistics industry, so when it comes to...

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By SDW Rec / October 10, 2018

Advantages of using social media when advertising a job

Over hyped, no tangible results, posted and then lost in the digital abyss… yes, yes, I get it & to...

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By SDW Rec / October 9, 2018

Can I prevent an employee from joining one of our competitors?

Within the freight, shipping & logistics sector, there is of course a lot of movement of staff from one company...

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By SDW Rec / August 1, 2018

Just some of the companies that trust us with their recruitment

It’s an exciting time here at SDW HQ, as we transform ourselves into a future fit recruiter to the shipping,...

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By SDW Rec / July 31, 2018

Importance of staying in touch with job applicants throughout the process

With so many things on your to-do list, adding recruitment to it can sometimes seem an impossible task. So, not...

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By SDW Rec / July 17, 2018

SDW – Top of Google for Jobs

We all new it was coming – after a successful role out in the US, Google for Jobs has hit...

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By SDW Rec / July 16, 2018

5 interview questions you should be asking

So, you’ve got your shortlist of candidates – now time for the interviews. As the interview process is normally the...

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By SDW Rec / July 10, 2018

Four signs of an uninterested candidate

Great news, a candidate has applied who looks absolutely perfect… So, you decide to get them in for an interview...

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By SDW Rec / July 4, 2018

Attracting Talent for the Future – Apprenticeship Guide for SMEs

Anyone within the shipping, freight forwarding or logistics industry who has tried to recruit in recent months will know there...

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By SDW Rec / May 2, 2018

SDW eRecruit at Multimodal 2018

How quickly a year goes by… the team at SDW visited Multimodal this week – which is always a great...

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By SDW Rec / April 11, 2018

Port of Felixstowe takes delivery of remote control gantry cranes

The Port of Felixstowe has taken delivery of its first two remote control ship-to-shore gantry cranes. The two new cranes,...

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By SDW Rec / March 27, 2018

Our 4 top tips to help you ask for a pay rise

April is fast approaching, and for a lot of companies it is pay rise time, or not as the case...

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By SDW Rec / March 22, 2018

What not to write in a Job Advert

As online recruitment advertising experts to the shipping & logistics industry, the team at SDW know a thing or two...

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By SDW Rec / March 15, 2018

Ocean freight picking up after Chinese New Year

Demand for ocean shipping services out of Asia is now picking up after the Chinese New Year holidays, according to...

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By SDW Rec / March 13, 2018

Reasons why you are leaving – what to tell your employer

So, you’ve had the call from a recruitment agency or an employer directly, and its great news – your interview...

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By SDW Rec / March 6, 2018

Job Boards – Do They Still Work?

As one of the leading recruitment suppliers to the shipping, freight forwarding & supply chain sectors, we often here the...

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By SDW Rec / March 5, 2018

P&O Ferries and Forth Ports plan new £150 million berth at Tilbury

P&O Ferries and Forth Ports has reached agreement to move to a purpose-built £150 million river berth on the Thames at...

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By SDW Rec / February 26, 2018

10 of the worst people you can work with

Unfortunately, you can’t choose your work colleagues… No matter where you work or how long you’ve worked for, I expect...

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By SDW Rec / February 19, 2018

Struggle to know what sources to use when recruiting?

You are certainly not alone – over half of small business have the same problem when they are recruiting. You...

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By SDW Rec / February 13, 2018

How to stand out in any stage of your career

Whether you are currently working with a large team and looking to push ahead, or you are applying for new...

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By SDW Rec / January 30, 2018

Five reasons why you didn’t get the job

Let’s face, you are not going to get every job you attend an interview for. But I know rejection can...

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By SDW Rec / January 24, 2018

Geest Line’s Dover arrival heralds ‘new era’ of trade links

The Port of Dover has welcomed its first Geest Line vessel, heralding the start of a long-term partnership with the...

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By SDW Rec / January 23, 2018

Why new recruits leave

In recent years, there has certainly been a shift if the UK labour market & this is certainly reflected across...

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By SDW Rec / January 15, 2018

Five things to consider when you receive a counter offer

So, you’ve got yourself a new job… you’ve handed in your notice and just as you start preparing for a...

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By SDW Rec / January 12, 2018

Hutchison Ports starts work on Port of Felixstowe yard expansion

Hutchison Ports kicked off its latest expansion phase at Port of Felixstowe, beginning construction of about 13 hectares of new...

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By SDW Rec / January 10, 2018

Does SDW offer the best Job Advertising deal that money can buy?

Are you a Hiring Manager looking to recruit within the shipping, freight, logistics or supply chain sector? If the answer...

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By SDW Rec / January 9, 2018

January jobs rush? 20 per cent increase in jobs advertised as Britain returns to work

A record 54,000 jobs were advertised on totaljobs in the first week of 2018. 20 per cent more than the...

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By SDW Rec / January 9, 2018

Top Tips to Reduce Recruitment Costs

So, lets start with what are the true recruitment costs? There are direct recruitment costs, such as advertising and recruitment...

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By SDW Rec / January 5, 2018

Shipping lines K Line, MOL and NYK are banking their future success on the Ocean Network Express (ONE)

Shipping lines K Line, MOL and NYK are banking their future group profitability on the success of the Ocean Network...

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By SDW Rec / December 21, 2017

How to answer – Why do you want this job?

I would say this question comes up in around 80% of interviews, and being an odds-on favourite, you’d imagine most...

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By SDW Rec / December 19, 2017

New London port moves a step closer

London’s Port of Tilbury has submitted an application for a development consent order (DCO) to the Planning Inspectorate to build a...

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By SDW Rec / December 14, 2017

Port of Felixstowe has become the first port in the UK to handle over 1 million TEU by rail

Hutchison Ports Port of Felixstowe has become the first port in the UK to handle over 1 million TEU by...

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By SDW Rec / November 27, 2017

UK’s busiest container port at Felixstowe marks 50 years

The UK's biggest and busiest container port is marking a half century of handling cargo. The Port of Felixstowe was...

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By SDW Rec / November 20, 2017

How what you post on social media can affect your career

I’ve decided to write another brief blog this week on social media, as after a meeting with a freight forwarder...

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By SDW Rec / November 17, 2017

The recruitment sector is evolving & about time! At SDW, we’re ahead of the game

Let’s dive straight in – the recruitment agency business model is completely dysfunctional & it has been for many years....

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By SDW Rec / November 17, 2017

Job search tips for graduates entering the shipping industry by CV Library

This week we are delighted to publish an article from one of online recruitment advertising partners CV Library, written by...

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By SDW Rec / November 14, 2017

How to get the best from your online recruitment advertising campaign

At SDW, we have specialised in online recruitment for the shipping, freight forwarding & logistics industry for over 15 years...

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By SDW Rec / November 14, 2017

Top Tips to have a Successful First Day in your New Job!

So, you’ve got yourself a new job and you are looking forward to starting. But a little apprehensive and want...

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By SDW Rec / November 13, 2017

4m sq ft logistics super-hub planned for Essex

iSec and Greenergy are planning to develop a four million sq ft logistics super hub next to DP World’s London...

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By SDW Rec / November 8, 2017

The largest container ship Milan Maersk has just arrived in Southampton

The largest container vessel to visit Southampton has just arrived at DP World’s container terminal this afternoon at just after...

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By SDW Rec / November 6, 2017

As an employer, here are 5 question you don’t want be asked at the end of an interview

Having held many interviews over the years, I am sure you’ll agree it can be disappointing when a promising candidate...

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By SDW Rec / November 6, 2017

Common interview questions & how to answer them

Okay, so some interview questions are easier to answer than others & whilst you can’t predict exactly what you’ll be...

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By SDW Rec / November 6, 2017

Our client Regional Express has sold the business to Xpediator (Delemode) for just over £2m.

Xpediator, which operates freight services under the Delamode brand, is to buy Southampton freight forwarder Regional Express for just over...

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By SDW Rec / November 1, 2017

Write Better Job Adverts!

Having recently launched SDW eRecruit, our new online advertising service to the shipping, freight & logistics industry, we are having...

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By SDW Rec / October 31, 2017

5 reasons to find a new Recruiter!

Let’s face it, working with a recruiter can be a great way to land your next perfect job. It can...

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By SDW Rec / October 23, 2017

Should you go to the interview, even if you don’t think you really want the job?

Going to job interviews is time consuming, stressful and can leave you feeling anxious - no one likes to feel...

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By SDW Rec / October 23, 2017

Recruitment – Simple but not easy!

There is a difference between simple and easy, but sometimes people get the two confused. I had a conversation with...

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By SDW Rec / October 23, 2017

How container shipping could reinvent itself for the digital age

As the leading recruitment advertising solutions provider to the shipping, freight forwarding & logistics sector, we like to keep an...

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By SDW Rec / October 17, 2017

Top tips to get the best out of recruiting online

SDW eRecruit provides specialist online recruitment advertising solutions to the shipping, freight forwarding & logistics industry. So, no one knows...

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By SDW Rec / October 17, 2017

How to explain in an interview, why you left your last job

It’s inevitable that during your interview, questions about your last position are going to come up, and if you have...

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By SDW Rec / October 10, 2017

How to write clickable Job Advert Titles

You’ve decided to recruit yourself, and have read through our guide on how to write the perfect advert and put...

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By SDW Rec / October 10, 2017

Looking for a new job? Clean up your online presence on social media first!

So, you’ve decided it’s time to look for a new job – great! But before you start applying for jobs...

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By SDW Rec / October 9, 2017

Tailor made heavy container weighing solution at Felixstowe

The UK’s Port of Felixstowe has invested in a heavy-duty container weighing system to help speed up shipping operations and...

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By SDW Rec / October 3, 2017

How to keep your job search under the radar

Finding a new job can feel like a fulltime job in itself, and along with other work & personal commitments...

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By SDW Rec / October 3, 2017

How to write the perfect advert & attract the applicants you want

Having worked in recruitment for over 15 years, specialising in the shipping & logistics industry, we have successfully recruited for...

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By SDW Rec / October 3, 2017

The Port of Felixstowe has been named Port Operator of the Year

The Port of Felixstowe has been named Port Operator of the year at the annual Lloyd's List Global Awards  in...

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By SDW Rec / September 28, 2017

Felixstowe rail freight upgrade welcomed

SDW are pleased to hear that Network Rail recently announced that the upgrades to the branch line between Felixstowe and Ipswich...

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By SDW Rec / September 21, 2017

Felixstowe Container Port to Become Even Bigger

The latest phase of expansion at Hutchison Ports’ Port of Felixstowe will allow it to handle the world's largest container...

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By SDW Rec / June 29, 2017

How to answer why do you want to leave your current job?

“Why do you want to leave your current job?” Is the most commonly asked interview question, but what’s the right...

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By SDW Rec / June 12, 2017

The largest container ship to call in North Europe so far has made its maiden call at Felixstowe

The largest container ship to call in North Europe so far has made its maiden call at the Port of...

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By SDW Rec / May 31, 2017

Japanese liner shipping trio becomes ONE, ready for launch next spring

The container businesses of K Line, MOL and NYK will operate under the tradename Ocean Network Express (ONE) from 1...

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By SDW Rec / May 12, 2017

Ultra-large MOL Triumph container ship docked in Southampton yesterday

The biggest ship to dock in the UK arrived in Southampton yesterday, and has been a hot topic in the...

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By SDW Rec / May 11, 2017

Good news for shipping in Southampton – Dibden Bay plans ‘could be unveiled later this year’

The Daily Echo has reported that new plans to develop Dibden Bay could be unveiled before the end of the...

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By SDW Rec / April 12, 2017

SDW makes a donation to the Piam Brown Ward in Southampton General Hospital for every placement we make in Hampshire

The team at SDW Recruitment are very passionate about supporting as many charities and good causes as we can –...

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By SDW Rec / March 30, 2017

How to talk about money in your interview

Let’s face it, being interviewed is a nerve wracking experience at the best of times and although no doubt you’ve...

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By SDW Rec / March 17, 2017

How do you write the perfect job advert & attract the right candidates?

So, you have a vacancy. You’ve decided to advertise the role directly, either online using Job Boards or your own...

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