Yearly Archives: 2012

Justin & Christmas

Welcome to December’s blog from Asset Resourcing. We hope you noticed that we refrained from using the word ‘Christmas’ in last month’s blog? The TV adverts start in August, the shops start putting up decorations in September and from here on in, it’s all you’ll see and hear but from a business and recruitment standpoint, the early bird most certainly gets the worm. For a lot of companies, Christmas is the key selling point of the year. It’s when a good percentage of business gets done so it’s imperative you … Continue reading

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Computer Games = Jobs…

It’s an all too common stereotypical scenario. If you can’t get a job, you sit around playing computer games all day. While that may be true for a miniscule group of people, for most people in the job market, if you can’t get a job, you spend time looking for a job, knocking on doors (literally and metaphorically) and speaking to recruitment companies like Asset Resourcing who will go all out to find you what you’re looking for. The reason why we’re talking about computer games this month isn’t to … Continue reading

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No job, no prospects, no hope…

…or so says the headline in a two-day report in the Evening Standard a week or so ago. The report was focussed on youth unemployment inLondonand it’s hard to argue with the facts – There are 120,000 16-24 year-olds unemployed inLondon(almost one in four) Almost 50,000 claim Jobseekers Allowance The annual cost of JSA to the taxpayer is £145m 24,000 have been unemployed for more than 12 months The report highlighted a number of specific cases, including that of Sana Babar, a sixth-form leaver who has applied for a staggering … Continue reading

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Recruiting & Social Media – A Match Made in Heaven

At Asset Resourcing, we like to think we have our collective finger on the pulse. We have a growing list of clients, an ever-increasing pool of talent and we have taken on more staff over the last 12 months but one phrase keeps cropping up when we’re taking to our tech-savvy friends. How effective is your social media strategy? Over the last few months, we’ve been reading some startling statistics that have made us sit up and listen – 90% of recruiters use social media to source, connect with and … Continue reading

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Funny Friday!

These are from actual CV’s: “Personal: I’m married with 9 children. I don’t require prescription drugs. “I am extremely loyal to my present firm, so please don’t let them know of my immediate availability.” “Qualifications: I am a man filled with passion and integrity, and I can act on short notice. I’m a class act and do not come cheap.” “I intentionally omitted my salary history. I’ve made money and lost money. I’ve been rich and I’ve been poor. I prefer being rich.” “Note: Please don’t misconstrue my 14 jobs … Continue reading

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Lightning strikes twice at London games

Still number one and a key highlight of our home Olympic Games, Usain Bolt blasted his way into the record books after being the first man to successfully defend his 100 and 200 metre titles. The Jamaican legend powered to his second Olympic gold in the 200 metres final in a blistering time of 19.32 seconds. Finger pinned to his mouth as he crossed the finish line, a gesture to silence the doubters who thought the golden thread that runs through his core had started to fray. The man… the … Continue reading

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REC Membership

As the country is gripped with Olympic fever and we bask in the glory of the phenomenal exploits of, amongst many, many others Ennis, Hoy, Farah, Rutherford and Wiggins, as mere mortals we can just about begin to comprehend the years of hard work, dedication and commitment to their chosen field that has ended with them sitting on top of the sporting world. Of course hard work, dedication and commitment aren’t just restricted to athletic achievement. To be recognised as a leader in your field, be it business, politics or … Continue reading

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What would be a perfect working day?

A perfect day at work…? A list of little perks which could bring a smile to your face during your day, potentially creating the “perfect day at work”. Waking up before your alarm clock and realizing you’ve got lots of sleep time left Opening the curtains and seeing a blue sky and sunshine Opening a fresh jar of coffee and smelling it When you get the milk to cereal ratio just right Stepping into the shower and it’s the perfect temperature Finding money in your pocket that you didn’t even … Continue reading

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Tough times for professional staff? Maybe, maybe not…

There’s no getting away with it, the UK is in recession. For many of us, when we hear that word, we immediately think ‘job cuts, redundancy and unemployment’ and it seems our fears aren’t without justification. However, in any economic climate, the most talented and committed will always find work and in amongst the doom and gloom, there are bright spots… In the second quarter of 2012, the private sector hired an additional 205,000 people than were hired in Q1 yet jobs for professional staff are still less prevalent than … Continue reading

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Just Do It

Call me mad but I enjoy exercise, in fact I really enjoy it. Why? Because not only does it keep me fit and healthy but I can rely on a run, a swim or a gym session to wake me up in the morning, get rid of the “fuzzy office head feeling” we all get by lunchtime or calm me down after a particularly hectic day. With busy lifestyles, work, kids, social activities, exercise is in my mind the best way to escape from the “madness” and hopefully de-stress whilst … Continue reading

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