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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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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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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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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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, is our innovative, simple & easy to use candidate dashboard. When you buy one of our advertising packages, we’ll give you access to your very own company branded dashboard for FREE. The Dashboard is cloud-based,

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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, freight forwarding & logistics profession. Our transformational journey started just over a year ago, when we first launched our online recruitment solution – eRecruit. Providing both large, medium & smaller companies with all the tools

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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 the UK shores today (Tuesday 17th July 2018). Instead of trawling through various different websites, job boards & online platforms on a Google results page, now when you type in a Job Search string into

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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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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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