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7 Top Telephone Interview Tips

Telephone interviews can help get the ball rolling if the are limitations on timescales or location and can be used to whittle down candidates for face to face interview. Whilst they can get help get things moving, clearly it’s difficult to build rapport and create a good impression as you…

Print and Packaging Recruitment: The Recruitment Iceberg

On March 18, 2014, Posted by , In News,Resources for Employers, By ,,, , With Comments Off on Print and Packaging Recruitment: The Recruitment Iceberg

Great recruiters build deep, long term relationships with clients who use them again and again. Their clients have an understanding of and value the work that goes on behind the scenes, delivering great quality candidates. Unfortunately where employers don’t have that understanding or are more used to a cheap, quantity…

Does the packaging Industry Treat Women Equally?

On March 17, 2014, Posted by , In News, With No Comments

Yes Although it perhaps isn’t always readily apparent.  Most sectors of the packaging industry are dominated by a few, very large, players and so there are few high profile positions available.  At the next level there are women managing, in some cases multiple, manufacturing sites.  However, it remains the case…

Skills and Attitude at Work

On March 16, 2014, Posted by , In News,Resources for Candidates, With No Comments

I’ve just read an article headlined “Attitude is worth more than skills”.  Whilst the catchy headline is patently rubbish – I’ve rather my surgeon was skilled than keen – there is clearly more to successful recruitment than buying a skillset. Thankfully the article, plugging a new book and assessment tool,…

Strength in depth – More than Succession Planning

On March 16, 2014, Posted by , In Resources for Employers, With No Comments

Succession planning is a necessity, but one that is often overlooked with serious consequences.  And it’s not just the large groups that have to plan ahead; it’s the small operations that can be hit just as hard, if not harder, as its here where the loss of a key member…

Lies on CVs, Damn Lies

On March 16, 2014, Posted by , In Blog,Resources for Candidates,Resources for Employers, With No Comments

It seems not a year goes by without a media storm about lies on CVs and job applications. High profile cases such as those seen on TVs The Apprentice do little to help. The public is at once outraged and seemingly accepting the “everyone is at it so a little…

“From Student to Salary with Social Media”

On February 10, 2014, Posted by , In News, With Comments Off on “From Student to Salary with Social Media”

Student to Salary Whilst it may be targetted at students “From Student to Salary with Social Media” is just as later in your career. As an e-book it is short and to the point. Its easy to follow, perhaps simplistic in parts but overall and excellent guide to using social…

January Blues

On January 6, 2014, Posted by , In News,Recommended Reading, By ,,,,, , With Comments Off on January Blues

Job Vacancies & Recruitment in January The first Monday of the New Year is various known as massive Monday or Mega Monday as the volume of jobseekers soars after the Christmas/New Year break. In print and packaging we have seen a tripling of applications over the holiday period, mostly since…

CV Blunders Harm Your Chances of Securing Employment

On September 30, 2013, Posted by , In Resources for Candidates, By ,,, , With Comments Off on CV Blunders Harm Your Chances of Securing Employment

CVs are something of a pet subject of mine and with poor CVs hitting the headlines, and indeed BBC Breakfast, this week I couldn’t resist getting on my soapbox again. In the news is a report based on polls of almost 200 careers advisers from the National Careers Service and…

Packaging Professionals of the Future

On September 17, 2013, Posted by , In News,Recommended Reading, With No Comments

It is the vanity of every generation to think their era is in some way special and that they face the greatest challenges. However there are a number of outside influences bearing down on the industry which mean that today’s and, perhaps more importantly, tomorrow’s packaging professionals need a different…