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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Change the way you recruit – forever

There are so many recruitment ‘experts’ out there who claim they can help you recruit experienced shipping & freight personnel – from really cheap job boards (there is a reason they are so cheap), through to high end executive search. But how do you know they can really help you find the right people? The

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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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4 ways to stop your new starters from being poached

Attracting, recruiting and retaining top employees is extremely tough right now. Let’s face it, many individuals are nervous about moving jobs in the current economic climate, putting pressure on employers to pull out all the stops in order to entice them into their roles. So, you need to do everything you can to stop your

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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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SDW at the BIFA Freight Awards!

Another great day has been had by all at the BIFA Freight Awards in London yesterday. We got the early train up, meeting up with the Southampton contingent, and of course having that first obligatory early beer before the event itself. A great turn out and Dame Kelly Homes DBE was a fantastic host. It

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