• 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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    What was in Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s Autumn 2021 Budget statement for people and business? We take an Astute look at the key takeaways!

    What was in Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s Autumn 2021 Budget statement for people and business? We take an Astute look at the key takeaways! In the biggest single-year rates cut in over 30 years, Rishi Sunak has announced a raft of changes.   Included in measures revealed by Chancellor Rishi Sunak today was the announcement that […]

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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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    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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    #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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    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 covid tax exemptions for businesses

    ‘Astute’ tax tips on Covid-19 exemptions for businesses & employers

                Employment-related coronavirus tax reliefs Since March last year, many interim tax exemptions were brought in to prevent “benefit-in-kind” issues arising from coronavirus-related costs incurred by employers. Here at Astute Recruitment Ltd, we felt it was important to highlight these, especially for SME businesses and employers in general who may […]

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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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    7 astute steps to successful cash flow management collaboration by an expert!

    7 astute steps to successful cash flow management by an expert!

                      Cash is King! Having an accurate measure of your company’s cash is always critical, now more than ever. Here at Astute, as part of a new series of articles, we are sharing 7 simple steps to guide you, in collaboration with a fully qualified accountant and […]

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    Internet search firm Three Best Rated Rates Astute Recruitment as one of the 3 best recruitment companies in Derby

    Astute Recruitment is one of the Three Best Rated Recruitment Agencies in Derby!

                      All of us at Astute Recruitment Ltd are delighted to have been formally included as one of Derby’s top three recruitment agencies on the prestigious search website Three Best Rated! With over 15 business awards and successful recruitment across the Derbyshire region, its great to be […]

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