• The Benefits of Recruitment at Christmas!

    As we approach Christmas, it’s possible that you will be thinking less about your recruitment needs and more about the Christmas party. Traditionally, January and February have been busy times for hiring. But with the shortage of quality candidates – you can’t afford to wait for the “peak” period. In what is a hugely competitive job market, recruiting over the Christmas […]

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    Help us support our Christmas Charity – Derby City Mission

    We are really pleased to be supporting Derby City Mission this year to provide food and presents, to help local families enjoy Christmas! Most of us spend our Christmas holidays with the people we love, content with our jolly festivities and that warm and fuzzy feeling inside. It’s easy to forget that there are many […]

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    Fantastic Business Breakfast Event with Claire Lomas MBE

    An amazing morning was had by all last week at our Business Breakfast Event with Claire Lomas. Her presentation on overcoming adversity after her tragic accident was truly inspirational. Over 30 local businessmen and women attended and enjoyed the motivational talk from Claire and there were lots of questions for her at the end of […]

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    Starting a new job successfully….

    Starting a new job is an exciting opportunity for you to connect with interesting people and make a great first impression.  This could be because it’s a step forward in your career, or you might be relishing the chance to work on a fresh, new project. Either way, preparing carefully can help you get the […]

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    Astute to host next Business Breakfast with motivational speaker Claire Lomas MBE

    Overcoming adversity and accepting what you can’t control are increasingly relevant in business, and life! The powers of motivation, mindset and positive thinking are of huge value to employers and employees alike. We are therefore delighted to announce the amazing and inspirational speaker, Claire Lomas MBE, will be joining us at our next business breakfast […]

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    Caught an employee lying on their CV? You could confiscate their pay, court rules

    Employees caught lying about their qualifications or salaries on their CVs could be made to pay back their dishonestly-earned wages, following a landmark legal ruling. Every HR professional will have encountered a job applicant who has stretched the truth on their CV. Perhaps they exaggerated their skillset, or told a white lie about a lengthy […]

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    Astute shortlisted for ‘Fast Growth Business’ of the Year Category at The East Midlands Business Masters Awards

    We are delighted to announce that we have been shortlisted in the “Fast Growth Business” of the year category. The Business Masters Awards attract the most successful and inspirational companies, and independently judged, the Awards are a real celebration of business excellence. Fast Growth Business category rewards outstanding growth by a business in the region […]

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    Congratulations Sarah on being shortlisted for Entrepreneur of the Year at East Midlands Chamber Awards!

    We are delighted to announce that Sarah Stevenson, one of our MD’s, has been shortlisted for Entrepreneur of the Year at East Midlands Chamber Business Awards 2022! More than 150 organisations from across Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Nottinghamshire have been recognised in the 2022 edition of the annual awards, celebrating the region’s world-class businesses. Mazars are […]

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    Astute Recruitment announce sustainability partnership with Future Forest Company

    We are delighted to announce a new partnership with Future Forest Company, which will see us plant one tree with them for every placement we make! This means that as a business we’re reducing our carbon footprint, doing our bit for the planet & helping to reduce global warming. Future Forest Company will plant trees […]

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    Cost of living crisis – 50% of staff considering quitting jobs over poor pay

    Some interesting research has revealed that over half of UK employees would consider quitting a poor paying job to pursue a pay rise. Research from HireVue, found that 54% were considering moving on to a new role with better pay. Their latest Candidate Experience Report also found that just under a quarter (21%) are planning […]

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