• What makes an exceptional finance director?

    What does it take to be an exceptional Financial Director?

    The remit of a Financial Director (FD) is to direct the financial obligations, and financial reporting of a business AND help drive the company forward with the senior management team.   But that’s the easy bit. What genuine qualities lift an ordinary FD into an extraordinary Director of Finance?   This isn’t about which accountancy […]

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    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 […]

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    Astute Recruitment celebrates International Women's Day 2021 #IWD2021 #ChooseToChallenge

    International Women’s Day 2021 – #ChooseToChallenge – What is IWD and why all of us at Astute Recruitment support this

    Purple, green and white are the colors of International Women’s Day. Purple signifies dignity & justice, green symbolises hope. White represents purity. The colors originated from the Women’s Social and Political Union (WSPU) in the UK back in 1908.   International Women’s Day celebrates the cultural, sociological, economic, and political achievements of women across the […]

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    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.   […]

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    #BeAstute - Childrens Mental Health Week 2021 "I'm enough as I am said the boy"

    What inspires children can so often inspire all of us…Children’s Mental Health Week 2021 1st Feb – 7th Feb

    What inspires children can so often inspire all of us… “What’s your best discovery?” asked the mole. “that I’m enough as I am” said the boy. I love this quote by Charlie Mackesy in his award-winning 2019 book, The Boy, The Mole, The Fox And The Horse. My son was given this book to inspire […]

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    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 […]

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    6 'astute' Interview questions and answers to help you get a job in a pandemic

    6 interview questions AND answers to help you nail the perfect job in the pandemic.

      With interview requests and new jobs taken by our team at Astute Recruitment, it’s great to share some pointers for candidates about to enter the job market to give them an edge on interview.   Imagine, you’ve been selected for a job interview! Well done! It’s always great news, but especially so in such […]

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    Astute tips on the Extended Furlough scheme for employers and employees

    Astute tips, useful links and current guidance for the extended furlough – the rules explained!

        So, as we find ourselves in another Lockdown, what is the advice for employers and their employees on this adaptation of the Government’s original Furlough Scheme? Here, we try and break these down and provide some useful links for more detailed advice and webinars.   HMRC have published full revised guidance about the […]

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    Astute Recruitment Ltd share our top 10 tips for managing stress and anxiety

    On Stress Awareness Day 2020: Our 10 ‘astute’ tips for working from home

      As England heads into a second national lockdown, we provide some tips for working from home during this stressful time, and hope this helps those feeling anxious, worried or struggling generally.   Stress Awareness Day, falls today, 4th November 2020. It was created by the Founder of International Stress Management Association (ISMA) Carole Spiers […]

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    Now the nights are drawing in how to keep your fitness on track? Local, Derby owner of Santinos Gym, Kim Santino shares some expert tips

    Now the nights are drawing in how to keep your fitness on track? Local, Derby owner of Santinos Gym, Kim Santino shares some expert tips with Astute

                Now the nights are drawing in, how to keep your fitness on track? Now more than ever it is key for everyone to try and maintain their fitness levels. Our MD, Mary Maguire, discussed this very point with local, Derby Gym owner and multi-award-winning Body Builder, Kim Santino. Hence […]

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