• 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 – […]

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    Do you know the time on your career clock? Astute Recruitment Ltd's latest thought provoking career article

    Do you know what time it is on your career clock?

    57,600. A special number. Why? Not my salary 🤣 Not how many fans will be at the next game at Wembley ⚽🤞 Nope. Give or take, 57,600 is the number of hours I’ve spent at work in my career spanning 30 years. That’s more than I’ve roughly spent with my family, friends and partners in […]

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    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 […]

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    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 […]

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    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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