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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Does SDW offer the best Job Advertising deal that money can buy?

Are you a Hiring Manager looking to recruit within the shipping, freight, logistics or supply chain sector? If the answer is yes, then please read on before deciding which recruitment path to take. I’m sure you’ve noticed that January has seen job boards & various recruitment platforms ramp up their marketing efforts. Switch on the

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Top Tips to Reduce Recruitment Costs

So, lets start with what are the true recruitment costs? There are direct recruitment costs, such as advertising and recruitment agency fees and then there are associated recruitment costs, such as the salaries or people involved in the recruitment process and the subsequent training and development of a new hire. There are also indirect recruitment

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Shipping lines K Line, MOL and NYK are banking their future success on the Ocean Network Express (ONE)

Shipping lines K Line, MOL and NYK are banking their future group profitability on the success of the Ocean Network Express (ONE) – the merger of the Japanese transport groups’ respective container businesses scheduled for April. According to reports, the trio say they expect to save ¥50bn ($440m) in costs in the first fiscal year ending 31

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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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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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