Yearly Archives: 2009

Interesting Times

Interesting times. In fact, fascinating times from an Economic point of view. The newspapers will no doubt continue to be filled with doom and gloom for a while to come yet and there will no doubt be casualties out there with redundancies and companies going in to liquidation. However, the more I think about it the more I believe this represents a real opportunity for us. We will need to be focussed on what we do and commercial about who we do it with. I believe that there are more … Continue reading

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Our Message To Candidates

All work and no play at the moment. It’s my Birthday, but no sooner are the presents unwrapped than I’m back in work mode and keen to get my thoughts on the blog. We need to be our usual sensitive selves right now as many of our Clients will be nervous and some may be quite downbeat. There is plenty to be upbeat about so we must be the positive voice in amongst the grumbling crowds. Most people will prefer to do business with those talking positively rather than being … Continue reading

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Elite Networking Events

Understandably, recent Elite networking events have centred on the current challenging market we find ourselves operating in. Those who’ve been through this before are almost exclusively stronger for it and the reasons why become obvious when you think about it. On the face of it every bit of economic news coming at us is negative. However, we remain extremely upbeat for the following reasons: If Unemployment is rising (which it is) then more Candidates are available and Clients can choose more from a range of possible talent rather than having … Continue reading

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Highly Commended

I am delighted to share with you all that we were judged “highly commended” at last night’s Rising Stars ’08 Bedfordshire & Luton Business Excellence Awards 2008. The Mayor of Bedford presented the award to myself and Jane (our accountant from CNHA http://www.croucherneedham.com/).

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Halloween

One of my favourite times of the year is Halloween. Not just because it gives you an excuse to scare someone but also because I know that my birthday is only round the corner. My birthday is also just long enough away from Christmas for me to warrant a whole new set of presents just as I’m getting bored of the old new ones, lucky me! Talking of presents, the New Year is the natural time for resolutions to be made and the gift of a new job, or a … Continue reading

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A Candidate’s Tale

Rachel N, Luton:“My consultant asked if I’d mind submitting an entry to tell other job hunters about my experience, so here goes: I just wanted to say thank you for securing me my new job; I love it and it was such a simple process. I uploaded my CV through the website and got a call straight back to discuss my situation and the type of thing I was looking for. 2 days later I got the call to tell me a job that was a perfect match had been … Continue reading

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So How Are You Finding The Market?

This of course is a commonly asked question to a recruitment consultant and one which is being bandied around even more readily in these strange and turbulent times. Well at Asset Resourcing we can only answer that relative to our own experiences and it must be said, it’s been a busy few months. However, as with any shift in the economy, the effects aren’t always instantaneous and perhaps the picture will be a little different in the coming months, but only time will tell. Certainly we have not had endless … Continue reading

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Wish Us Luck

Newsflash! We have just learnt that we have been recognised as a finalist in Rising Stars 2008 Bedfordshire & Luton Business Excellence Awards 2008. In particular we are being judged in the www.business category and this award is open to all companies, regardless of size or activity. We have been invited to a gala awards evening on Thursday 6th November because it has been seen that we have developed our business through the innovative use of online technology. We have shown evidence that our website has had a significant impact … Continue reading

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Latest News On Employment Law

From 1 October National Minimum Wages rates will be increased. Workers aged 22 and over will be entitled to £5.73 per hour, workers aged 18-21 will be entitled to £4.77 per hour and workers aged 16-17 will be entitled to £3.53 per hour. All pregnant women whose expected week of confinement begins on or after 5 October 2008 will become entitled to the same terms and conditions of employment when on additional maternity leave, as they are in respect of ordinary maternity leave. Similar regulations will apply to adoption leave. … Continue reading

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Pipped At The Post

Thank you for all the good luck messages we received ahead of Friday night’s Archant Herts & Cambs Hertfordshire Recruitment & Training Awards 2008. Sponsored by REC, the ceremony took place at Tewin Bury Farm Hotel and was attended by over 100 of the most ambitious recruitment and training professionals from across the county. We didn’t pick up the Website of the Year gong, but considering the industry heavyweights were up against, we were extremely proud to be a selected as a finalist I the category. As a small independent … Continue reading

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