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 main factor in deciding if a candidate is right for the role, and of course right for your company, we often see many shipping & freight hiring managers struggle with the interview process. No fault

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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 – but remember all the glitters is not gold. I am not being negative; this candidate could turn out to be the best hire you’ve ever made. But, I’d certainly keep an eye out for

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SDW eRecruit at Multimodal 2018

How quickly a year goes by… the team at SDW visited Multimodal this week – which is always a great opportunity for us to catch up with our clients, a number of candidates we have placed over the years who have now progressed their careers, and fellow industry suppliers & even competitors!” We also attended

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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 about writing effective adverts. Writing the perfect advert plays a vital role in finding your ideal hire. The most effective adverts are concise, engaging and tells the job seeker why your opportunity is better than

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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 one leading forwarder executive. But volumes on key trades are still subdued compared to a year earlier and analysts are expecting further declines in container spot freight rates before demand ramps up for the summer

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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 you’ve come across your fair share of irritating colleagues – I know I have. Here are 10 of the worst people you can work with and believe me, they are working in shipping & logistics

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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 can’t switch on the TV or radio without seeing / hearing adverts for job boards like reed, CV Library & indeed etc… They market heavy across social media and I am sure you get regular

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Why new recruits leave

In recent years, there has certainly been a shift if the UK labour market & this is certainly reflected across the shipping & logistics industry. Job seekers can now afford to have higher expectations than ever before, which is of course great news for candidates but not ideal for hiring companies. With this in mind,

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