Change the way you recruit – forever

There are so many recruitment ‘experts’ out there who claim they can help you recruit experienced shipping & freight personnel – from really cheap job boards (there is a reason they are so cheap), through to high end executive search. But how do you know they can really help you find the right people? The

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Having trouble finding your next hire?

Have you advertised your vacancy, but not getting the response you had hoped for? How much effort & time did you put into your Job Ad? Writing the perfect job advert plays a vital role in finding your ideal hire. The most effective job adverts are concise, engaging and actually add value, rather than just

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Situations Vacant – how recruitment has changed

Up until the last 10 years or so, before the internet completely changed the way we search for anything & not just jobs – newspapers were always responsible for a great proportion of the job vacancies being advertised. Traditionally the vacancies would appear on the ‘Situations Vacant’ pages on a Thursday, and people up &

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SDW eRecruit at the BIFA Freight Awards

The team at SDW eRecruit had a great day out at the BIFA Freight Awards at the Brewery in London yesterday, celebrating this years big achievers in the freight sector & meeting up with clients and friends. The event was hosted by paralympian Ade Adepitan, and what a great host he was, listening to his

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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 are occasions when you may need to manage difficult staff and give them a push in the right director to ensure they step up their game. Having a problematic individual can affect morale & productivity

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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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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 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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