• How many interviews is the right amount of interviews to get the best candidate

    How many interviews is the right amount of interviews to get the best candidate?

                        “In todays’ talent starved candidate pool, how many interviews is the right amount of interviews to get the best candidate?”     Born from a genuine conversation between a senior recruiter here at Astute Recruitment with a client for a Head of Finance role we […]

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    How great things can happen when business people get together

    How great things can happen when business people get together – a growth mindset really matters for business owners and hiring managers

    Following the end of the last Peer Networks business growth hub this year, our MD Mary Maguire wanted to say a huge thank you. Thank you to the partnership and collaboration of the East Midlands Chamber of Commerce, the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy and D2N2. Thanks to Neale Lewis for leading the […]

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    Why good recruiters are like swans

    Why good recruiters are like ‘SWANS’ – How to hire the right candidate for your business!

    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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    Why no 2 days in recruitment are ever the same

    No 2 days are ever the same in recruitment. Here’s why!

    Recruitment is a funny old game. No two days are ever the same! From arranging interviews, and sourcing jobs, To building confidence, coaxing pre-interview nerves to stop!   Earlier today, a young chap called back Relaying his interview feedback He’s really keen and thanked me for the interview prep He really wants our job 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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    Astute promotion for Sarah-Louise Wykes to Director

    Astute promotion to Director for Sarah-Louise Wykes!

    It is with huge pleasure that we can announce our long-serving employee, Sarah-Louise Wykes, has just been awarded a well-deserved promotion to Director! As part of the ongoing development of our recruitment team, it is crucially important to reward success and see the careers of good people in our team flourish. We have a clearly […]

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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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    Astute Recruitment Ltd & their #miles4meals charity adventure reaches Lands End

    We’ve made it! Our #miles4meals breaking news – We’ve reached Land’s End!

    Some numbers we’re really proud of! 911 Miles 21 Days Over 30 companies and their teams Over £500 raised Four and a half weeks left!   Today, Monday 1st March, we have achieved our initial goal of walking, running, and cycling from John O’Groats to Lands End.   What an achievement!   When we launched […]

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    Astute Recruitment's 2nd week of our #miles4meals and we have covered an incredible 564.5 miles!

    #miles4meals and its week 2, but where are we?

    Astute Recruitment’s 2nd week of our #miles4meals and we have covered an incredible 564.5 miles! An amazing effort from our wonderful team and fantastic clients, candidates, and their friends and colleagues who have joined in – a huge thank you and well done! At this rate we will smash our target! Last week saw us […]

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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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