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Recruitment Infographic

On December 23, 2014, Posted by , In Blog,News, By , With No Comments

Mercury search take great pride in finding the perfect job for the perfect candidate. We are leading print  & packaging recruitment specialists in the UK and we have been running since 2000. Being one of the leading UK recruitment companies, in recent years we have expanded our coverage internationally. Whilst…

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,…

“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…

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…

Temporary Workers in the Print Industry

On June 6, 2013, Posted by , In News, By ,,, , With Comments Off on Temporary Workers in the Print Industry

Temporary workers in the Print Industry are a common practice. The shift toward leaner operations means that many print companies have to flex manning to cope with peak demand. Typically their options are either overtime or using temporary workers. Where the demand is very time specific, very often overtime is…

Print Industry: What does the future hold?

On May 23, 2013, Posted by , In News, By ,, , With Comments Off on Print Industry: What does the future hold?

Print Industry: What does the future hold? We are often asked how the industry is evolving, what to the landscape likely to be like and where will MD’s of the future come from? When looking at the future of the print industry and what the MD of the future is…

Print Industry Parental Leave: How Will It Affect Employers?

On March 13, 2013, Posted by , In News, By ,, , With Comments Off on Print Industry Parental Leave: How Will It Affect Employers?

The reality is those who think these proposals are going to have a dramatic impact for the print industry, whether positive or negative, are probably well off the mark. For women there is the opportunity to go back to work earlier if their partner chooses to take print industry parental…