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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Ocean freight picking up after Chinese New Year

Demand for ocean shipping services out of Asia is now picking up after the Chinese New Year holidays, according to one leading forwarder executive. But volumes on key trades are still subdued compared to a year earlier and analysts are expecting further declines in container spot freight rates before demand ramps up for the summer

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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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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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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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How to answer – Why do you want this job?

I would say this question comes up in around 80% of interviews, and being an odds-on favourite, you’d imagine most candidates would have a well thought out response ready, but no so. So how do you answer the question – so tell me, why do you want this job? I’d certainly try to avoid responses

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