• 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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    Great for Astute Recruitment Ltd to be featured in this very special 90th edition of Derbyshire Life

    How to boost your employer brand and achieve success!

    After 12 years in business, Astute Recruitment Ltd has become one of the premier accountancy recruitment businesses in the East Midlands. We’re also the only East Midlands recruitment expert to have secured over 15 business awards as finalists or winners. You can see some of the awards our team and Directors have received clicking on […]

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    How to manage a successful relationship with your recruitment consultant Our 'astute' tips!

    How to manage a successful relationship with your recruitment consultant? Our ‘astute’ tips!

    Even though the jobs market is at it’s busiest for years, and job boards abound with opportunities, it can be hard to actually speak to a recruitment consultant. Recruiters are busy people at the moment! So we thought we would explore this and ask, “How can you manage a successful relationship with your recruitment consultant?” […]

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    How to manage a successful relationship with your recruitment consultant Our 'astute' tips!

    How can you manage a successful relationship with your recruitment consultant? Our ‘astute’ tips!

    How can you manage a successful relationship with your recruitment consultant? Our ‘astute’ tips!   Even though the jobs market is at it’s busiest for years, and job boards abound with opportunities, it can be hard to actually speak to a recruitment consultant. Recruiters are busy people at the moment! So we thought we would […]

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    Its OK to talk about mental health at work

    Why its OK to talk about mental health at work! New free initiative for East Midlands employers

    The University of Derby has invited Midlands businesses to sign up to employee mental health support scheme, and we are taking part too! Businesses across the Midlands are being offered the chance to boost productivity by working with the University of Derby to provide better mental health support for employees and here at Astute Recruitment […]

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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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    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 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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    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 […]

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