• A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor, nor a skilled accountant

    A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor, nor a skilled accountant!

    “A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor.” A great quote by FD Roosevelt. We feel that the same applies to accountants. It’s through the turbulent times though that we learn, in life and at work. When things don’t go quite as planned, we have an opportunity to learn, to become a better sailor – […]

    View
    Why good recruiters are like swans

    Why good recruiters are like swans

    Good Recruiters are like swans. Clients and candidates should experience a smooth, calm recruitment process, and not see the way our legs are kicking madly under the water! Clients do need to realise that there is a lot of work that proper professional recruiters do behind the scenes though!   Take client 1.  Long-standing, and […]

    View
    Do you have FORTO fear of returning to the office

    Do you have ‘FORTO’ – fear of returning to the office?

      Do you have ‘FORTO’ – fear of returning to the office?   Apparently, many of us do.   A survey of 2000 UK office workers commissioned by the Institute of Workplace and Facilities Management (IWFM) in March this year revealed 31% felt their employer was pressuring them to return leading to feelings of anxiety […]

    View
    How to start a new job remotely and prepare to re-instate your staff back to work. Astute tips from Astute Recruitment Ltd

    How to start a new job remotely and re-integrate staff back to work. Our astute tips for employers.

    How to settle into a new job &  prepare to return to the office… They aren’t that different!   Settling into a new job in lockdown – and preparing for a return to the office are not that different. We help highlight tips on transitioning employees back to the office, or wfh after furlough.   […]

    View
    Read Astute Recruitment Ltds latest updates on staffing trends, business and employment

    As the weather heats up, will it be a bumper summer for business? The forecast looks good! 🌞 Read our latest statistics on employment, staffing trends and business.

    As the weather heats up, will it be a bumper summer for business? The forecast looks good! 🌞 In 1976, like now, some boys hair was as long as girls, if not longer. 🤣🤣👭 Fashions were tank tops, and of course, flares! On the airwaves, Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody, Bay City Rollers, Fleetwood Mac, Elton John, […]

    View
    So you think your business doesn't need a finance director? At Astute Recruitment Ltd highlight how an FD can take your SME business to the next level

    So you think you dont need a finance director? We highlight how an FD can take your business to the next level

    If an SME is in good financial health without a finance director (FD), entrepreneurs are often sceptical as to whether they need to recruit an FD. Having the right people is what makes any business grow, and an inspiring finance director (FD) can contribute more than most. Yet entrepreneurs can be sceptical about hiring such […]

    View
    Time is an equal opportunities employer

    “Time is an equal opportunities employer”. How to use every moment wisely for greater work/ life balance

    “Time is an equal opportunity employer. Each human being has exactly the same number of hours and minutes every day. Rich people can’t buy more hours. Scientists can’t invent new minutes. And you can’t save time to spend it on another day. Even so, time is amazingly fair and forgiving. No matter how much time […]

    View
    One-way roadmap out of lockdown announced today

    Good news for business! A one-way roadmap out of lockdown announced by the Government

    A Roadmap out of lockdown!   A one-way strategy of positive milestones from the Government was announced by the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson this afternoon.   The basic points are set out below. It is important to remember that these will be conditional on the continued success of the vaccine rollout and maintaining declining figures […]

    View
    Astute Recruitment Ltd show why mental health and physical health matter

    Why exercise can save more than your sanity when WFH

    Macmillan Cancer Support recently published research showing that an estimated 7 million people across the country have turned to exercise including jogging or running during the pandemic crisis to boost their mental health.   One in seven people in the UK (14%) said exercise had helped them handle stress better since the first lockdown.   […]

    View
    Why good interview feedback really matters. Interview tips from Astute Recruitment

    Feedback is crucial after interviews. Heres why!

    Why good interview feedback really matters   Our team been working exclusively with a long-standing client to recruit an Assistant Management Accountant. Ideally someone with bright enquiring mind, keen to learn with an accounting and finance degree.  Some experience in a finance role would be ideal. After shortlisting down from 18 candidates to the best […]

    View