Situations Vacant – how recruitment has changed

Up until the last 10 years or so, before the internet completely changed the way we search for anything & not just jobs – newspapers were always responsible for a great proportion of the job vacancies being advertised. Traditionally the vacancies would appear on the ‘Situations Vacant’ pages on a Thursday, and people up &

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5 Signs That It’s Time to Add to Your Team

Investing in staff can be expensive, but there can come a point when you can get a little to lean and by not investing in new staff can become even more costly, as your current team start to burn out or look for a less stressful or demanding role. Here are my 5 signs to

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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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Attracting Talent for the Future – Apprenticeship Guide for SMEs

Anyone within the shipping, freight forwarding or logistics industry who has tried to recruit in recent months will know there is a shortage of  good, experienced candidates. Here at SDW Recruitment, specialising purely within the freight & logistics sector, we have certainly found it hard, and we believe the situation is only going to get

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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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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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