Recruiting & Social Media – A Match Made in Heaven

6 September 2012 | by Asset Resourcing

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

Funny Friday!

17 August 2012 | by Asset Resourcing

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

Lightning strikes twice at London games

10 August 2012 | by Asset Resourcing

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

REC Membership

10 August 2012 | by Asset Resourcing

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

What would be a perfect working day?

23 July 2012 | by Asset Resourcing

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

Tough times for professional staff? Maybe, maybe not…

9 July 2012 | by Asset Resourcing

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

Just Do It

5 July 2012 | by Asset Resourcing

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

Hot Weather, Cool Clothes?

11 June 2012 | by Asset Resourcing

It seems a bit ironic writing a blog post about summer dress codes given the inclement weather we’ve been having but adopting a coherent dress code for the summer months is a difficult and time-consuming aspect of compiling your employee’s corporate policy information. The majority of employers have a dress code policy concerning clothing requirements but for most, it’s basic common sense. Relaxed summer dress codes make working conditions more bearable, especially on really hot days and even the commute into the office can feel like you’ve done a hard … Continue reading

Stressed with work? Could Reiki be the answer?

31 May 2012 | by Asset Resourcing

For most of us work is good, it’s a place to be creative, meet new people and of course make money, but from time to time work can be stressful. The word stress gets used so flippantly today that few of us probably really know what stress is. The Health & Safety Executive’s formal definition of stress is:   “The adverse reaction people have to excessive pressures or other types of demand placed on them at work.”   Sound familiar?   Today’s world is so fast moving that few of … Continue reading

Every day is a schoolday

28 May 2012 | by Asset Resourcing

iOS Development(s) I was fortunate enough to run a successful iPhone Recruitment Agency during the boom of the App Store. I’ve seen a lot of changes in the space of several years. Back in the day (OK, only three years ago) it was all about paid Apps – that’s where the money was being made. Developers could be hired in for a reasonably cheap price and then the success of the App would be able to offset the cost of a developer. However it didn’t always go to plan, as … Continue reading