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How we can help you

There are a number of additional services we are offering at this time including:-      

  • Implementing home working. You can utilise the services of our IT experts to get all your staff  or any new recruits working effectively quickly and surprisingly cost effectively.
  • HR advice & Payroll Services. With CIPD qualified consultants in our team and affiliated to HR Support services, help is at hand.
  • Redundancy counselling for whole teams or individuals- we can talk to those affected, advise on CV writing, interviewing skills and vacancies etc.

Our recruitment services have also been upgraded to meet the needs of this current difficult climate:-

Interim Support

Over the past 20 years we have built up an impressive pool  a pool of immediately available, highly experienced candidates in a number of disciplines who can offer you interim assistance, whether in your office or by working remotely. Many of these candidates have worked with us extensively, they have already been thoroughly screened, fully referenced and qualification checked, so you can be assured of their ability and work ethic, particularly important when trusted to work remotely.

Excellent candidates available across a wide skill set:-

  • Customer Service and order processing
  • Administration
  • Accounts & Credit control
  • Financial management
  • Costing
  • HR & Payroll
  • IT
  • Procurement,
  • Management consultants, including  Change management & Cost reduction
  • Factory Managers & engineers
  • Business Managers up to MD Level

Permanent Appointments

Many employers are still actively recruiting for permanent staff, at all levels  as the current challenges have highlighted additional skills and management capacity they recognise they will need for the long term. With candidates now at home much more, we are finding it is actually easier to engage with the best talent, enabling us to better discuss opportunities. If you are a candidate  seeking career progression do please use this time to discuss your longer term aims with us.       

Effective interviewing

The current advice about avoiding contact has changed interviewing strategies overnight. Client’s previous preference to interview face to face has now been replaced with an array of exciting new selection strategies we are offering clients and candidates. These include Video calling tools such as FaceTime, WhatsApp Video and Skype. Our IT department can help ensure people have the chosen platform set up and give guidance on how to use these tools to their best effect. Our top tip, check what’s in the background!  

Offering our support

As the spread and effects of COVID-19 continue to increase our thoughts and best wishes go to all those suffering and to those working so hard to help the nation through this huge battle, particularly all those involved in providing health services and medical research.  We have worked extensively with the NHS for the past 25 years, so have understanding of the huge challenges this outbreak has caused and also the great ability of those delivering the services, non clinical as well as of course the front line Clinical. We will continue to do all we can to help them. As we ourselves are experiencing, this is also a hugely challenging time for our local businesses and organisations, large and small coming on top of months of flooding disruption. In particular the many food producers in our locality, have a vital role to play in keeping the nation going and we will continue to offer them our support. These are tough times and the management challenges so difficult but as the saying goes, when you are in the middle of a storm, don’t stop, keep going and hopefully we can all enjoy calmer waters very soon.  

Rest assured, whatever your work or business needs, we will strive to help wherever possible as this is a time when everyone needs to pull together.