• 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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    Beat the Heat!

    With the latest heatwave sweeping across Europe, people are looking for ways to stay cool – particularly while working from home. How are you coping with the summer heat? Mary Maguire shares her tips on how employers can look after their teams and how to ‘Beat the Heat’. ☀️Have you seen more evidence of employees […]

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    Work Placement Experience – Charlotte Brake

    We were delighted to be joined last week by Charlotte Brake who is currently in the Sixth Form at Landau Forte College. She had phoned last year to ask if we would consider her for work experience, and already impressed with her confidence, we were pleased to help. Charlotte was very keen to learn, and […]

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    Thinking of cutting pay for remote staff? – Be ready for a legal battle!

    Employers could face serious legal battles if they decide to cut pay for remote or hybrid staff, experts have warned. The CIPD released figures this week which showed that as many as one in ten respondents plan to reduce pay and/or benefits for staff who work from home, while four percent said their firm had already done […]

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    Mens Mental Health Week – Time to get your #MANMOT

    Between the 13th-19th June, the world acknowledges Men’s Health Week 2022. This annual event is organised by the Men’s Health Forum and aims to raise awareness of preventable health problems that disproportionately affect men and encourage them to gain the courage to tackle their issues. Over the last two years, Men’s Health Week has been […]

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