Dan Midwinter's Blog (6)

Top 5 tips to help you get your perfect job

I thought I would take a moment to write a quick comment, having just written a new article on our own company website designed to offer job hunting and interview advice to candiates in social care; (Top 5 tips to help you get your perfect new job!) http://www.completelycare.co.uk/news2.asp?news_Id=41

The excersise reminded me how creating news and articles and keeping in touch on the web can be fun. So I thought I'd…


Added by Dan Midwinter on December 30, 2015 at 5:54am — No Comments

You have to do the things you do the way you did the things you did.

Have you noticed how the focus for recruitment has moved away from the candidates in the last few years?

We seem to need to spend more time looking at out SEO, our adword analytics, our backlinks and mobile compatibility and a thousand other online considerations.

At the same time, the economy in recent years has made the recruitment world focus closely on it’s clients.  There is nothing wrong with this.  Clients a critical for all businesses and that is all very…


Added by Dan Midwinter on April 28, 2015 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Here’s to the Independent Recruiter!

Great news!  The world is still ok.

The federation of small businesses tells us that of the  5.2 million businesses in the UK, small firms accounted for 99.3 per cent of all private sector businesses in the UK, 47.8 per cent of private sector employment and 33.2 per cent of private sector turnover.

This is good!  Power to the people.  The independent  man still holds the key to his own destiny.  This is important in a world where we see the big multinationals are constantly…


Added by Dan Midwinter on March 10, 2015 at 6:18am — No Comments

A move to broaden the scope of the Gangmaster licencing Authority

Anyone heard of the recent bid to increase the power and scope of the GLA?Here are my thoughts...


I have taken…


Added by Dan Midwinter on March 2, 2015 at 12:07pm — No Comments

Join the revolution! Don’t support the Master Vendors.

It seems to me that most recruiters would agree that Master Vendors and Managed Agency Services are not the best example of how an agency service should be delivered.

Master Vendors gain business based on price and price alone.  They may succeed in convincing their customers that service will not be affected, but in my experience of feedback from returning customers, this is not the case.  Managed agency services dilute customer service, and by utilising online booking systems and…


Added by Dan Midwinter on July 22, 2014 at 12:20pm — 1 Comment

Recruiting Blogs

Does anyone remember the old days of recruitment?

Perhaps you were there too.  We used to log our client list on index cards, our candidates availability was recorded in a folder which we had to pass around the office.  Urgent messages were posted first class.  We used to speak to our customers on the telephone every day.  the website was little more than an online brochure that nobody read.  Key notes were written on the back of a fag packet (all recruiters used to smoke in the 20th…


Added by Dan Midwinter on May 6, 2014 at 10:30am — 6 Comments


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