HMRC extends Customs recruitment grant funding deadline

If your company is looking to recruit new staff this year to complete Customs declarations, this is a must read & we would encourage you to act now. HMRC have extended the deadline for businesses to apply for Customs support funding to the 31st January 2021. However, applications have been made for around £18.5M, out

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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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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. Whilst it is unrealistic to expect someone to have just one job for their whole working life, the loyalty & longevity of staff is important to any business. So, why are employees leaving your business

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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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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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