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 a hiring manager early this week who said, why would be use a recruitment company – recruitment is not rocket science and we are going to recruit ourselves. I of course wished the guy the

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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 eye on the future industry predictions & trends. I stumbled across this on the Loadstar & whether you agree or not, certainly makes interesting reading. Fifty years after first analysing container shipping, consultant McKinsey has

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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 more about advertising jobs online & maximising response than us, so I wanted to share some of our top tips with you, should you look to try and recruit directly using many of the online

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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 together an advert you are proud of, and if you were looking for a job, you’d apply to – but if no one clicks through, no one will see your advert or apply. As with

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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 thousands of logistical roles throughout the UK. The key component of making any recruitment campaign a success is sourcing the right candidates in which to shortlist & interview from. Sounds obvious, doesn’t it? But if

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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 London. Felixstowe Port, which is part of Hutchison Port Group, was recognised for a combination of innovation, a focus on reducing CO2, improve safety and its emphasis on rail, helping to reduce road congestion. Eric

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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 are on schedule to be completed by December 2019, part of the Strategic Rail Freight Network funded projects during what it calls Control Period 5. The enhancements to the branch line, will allow another 12

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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 ships by adding approximately 13 hectares of container yard directly behind Berth 9. With ten container blocks and 6-high stacking, the yard will add 18,000 TEU of stacking capacity to the 130,000 TEU already available

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