SDW eRecruit at Multimodal 2018

How quickly a year goes by… the team at SDW visited Multimodal this week – which is always a great opportunity for us to catch up with our clients, a number of candidates we have placed over the years who have now progressed their careers, and fellow industry suppliers & even competitors!” We also attended

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Our 4 top tips to help you ask for a pay rise

April is fast approaching, and for a lot of companies it is pay rise time, or not as the case maybe. Asking for a salary increase is never easy, but it is something we are all likely to do a number of times throughout our careers. It can be awkward, so if you are struggling

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Job Boards – Do They Still Work?

As one of the leading recruitment suppliers to the shipping, freight forwarding & supply chain sectors, we often here the phrase Job boards don’t work anymore… It seems that everyone is very quick to bash the inefficiencies of the job board. Poor quality applications, lack of applications, upfront costs with no guarantee of a hire, all

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Struggle to know what sources to use when recruiting?

You are certainly not alone – over half of small business have the same problem when they are recruiting. You can’t switch on the TV or radio without seeing / hearing adverts for job boards like reed, CV Library & indeed etc… They market heavy across social media and I am sure you get regular

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How to stand out in any stage of your career

Whether you are currently working with a large team and looking to push ahead, or you are applying for new career roles internally or externally, trying to set yourself apart from others can be difficult. Here are some tips help ensure your hard work and talent get noticed: Stand out from the crowd – Firstly

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Geest Line’s Dover arrival heralds ‘new era’ of trade links

The Port of Dover has welcomed its first Geest Line vessel, heralding the start of a long-term partnership with the expanding Europe-to-Caribbean freight firm. The 14,000-ton Baltic Klipper is the first of a newly strengthened fleet of five Geest Line ships to discharge its eastbound fruit cargo in Kent following loading in Colombia and the

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Why new recruits leave

In recent years, there has certainly been a shift if the UK labour market & this is certainly reflected across the shipping & logistics industry. Job seekers can now afford to have higher expectations than ever before, which is of course great news for candidates but not ideal for hiring companies. With this in mind,

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Five things to consider when you receive a counter offer

So, you’ve got yourself a new job… you’ve handed in your notice and just as you start preparing for a new challenge, your boss offers you a surprisingly lucrative counter offer. This could be in the form of more money, more responsibility or a promotion. Deciding whether to accept or reject a counter is never

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