5 Recruitment Mistakes You Could Be Making & How to Avoid Them

It’s certainly a different recruitment market than it was 5 years ago, with candidates and job seekers holding more power than ever before, especially in the freight & logistics profession. One our recruitment advertising partners, CV Library recently stated that poor hiring decisions are costing businesses up to £15,000 a year, so it certainly pays

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5 things every candidate wants from a job advert

When you start to write a job advert, it can be very easy just to list the day-to-day responsibilities, perhaps the hours and the must have skills. But in this candidate driven market, this is not enough to attract good quality, experienced applicants to apply for your job – so you could be missing out

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How To Boost Your Employee Retention

With the ongoing skills shortage & economic uncertainty wreaking havoc across the whole freight, logistics & supply chain sector, finding talented new recruits is certainly more challenging than ever. With this in mind, its of course in your interest to retain your employees for as long as possible (at least the good ones). Not only

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Why you should advertise your jobs over Christmas & New Year

Most people believe that December is a terrible time to start the recruitment process and to advertise jobs, and I can understand whey you may think this. Certainly, the beginning of December sees a dramatic fall off in job applications, with job seekers looking forward more to the Christmas festivities than going online and conducting

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So, what if online recruitment advertising fails?

Unfortunately, recruitment is not an exact science, far from it in fact. Recruitment by its very nature has a lot of moving parts & can be very easily influenced by various factors, many out of our control. Sometimes the recruitment gods are just not aligned… If you use our eRecruit online recruitment advertising solutions, we’ll

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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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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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