Opinion Archive

It’s An Eggcellent Time To Recruit!!!

Easter is just around the corner and with the large bank holiday break recruitment is probably the last thing on peoples mind. 

How Stupid Cupid can help you in your interview?

With another Valentines day having been and gone, a day for your admirer to bestow cards, gifts, chocolates and romantic dinners out on you…(If your lucky).  What has this got to do with you securing the new job of your dreams in an interview? Well think back to any first date you’ve ever had, its exactly the same as a job interview.

Investment Driving a Boom in Recruitment

How buoyant is the Logistics Recruitment market?  It’s a question I am constantly asked.  Answering the question accurately is not always as straight forward as it seems.  

Jordan Joins BJD Group

Since starting with The BJD Group I have instantly felt like I have became one of the team. I was previously working for a local independent recruitment company and it has became instantly clear to me

11 Random Santa Facts that you may not know

Here are some facts about the man in the red and white suit - Merry Christmas everyone!

 

Wolf Runner in the Office

One of our Consultants has completed another Mud/Obstacle Run recently completing the Winter Wolf Run in Leicestershire at the start of the month in under 1 hour 25 minutes which was very impressive.

The Team Grows

After joining the team at BJD Group at the start of the month, I feel I have settled in well and hit the ground running due to the amazing support I have got from the guys in the team.

How long is too long?

Working in recruitment means that I, along with the other BJD consultants, have read thousands upon thousands of CV’s. After a while it becomes

An offer the wall offer is not always offer the chain

“An offer the wall offer” is a little phrase of mine that I use when the final stage of the recruitment process is running a little unconventionally...

How long will this splurge last?

At the moment, there is continuous stories emulating that more and more warehouses and distribution centres are being built all over the country, especially in what is widely known as the ‘golden triangle’ (Midlands).

How to Retain Talent on a Fixed Term Contract?

Industry press is already reporting a shortage of skilled workers and managers to cope with the pending peak trading season... 

You Cannot Be Serious!!!!

That famous cry from John McEnroe when he thought the umpire had given a line call that he didn’t agree with.  He was of course implying that the umpire wasn’t being serious and he was joking about his decision...

Do Your Homework Before the Interview

We live in the information age, yet it is still surprising the amount of candidates that fail to do an adequate level of research on an organisation prior to interview...

Where has the time gone?

7 months ago, I decided to make a change. I moved into Supply Chain and Logistics recruitment with the BJD Group. 7 months on and I will never look back...

5 Top Tips for Skype Interviews

In our increasingly connected world and the furious pace of evolution with communication technology, it is highly likely that your 1st interview with a new employer will not involve a face to face meeting...   

Is Santa being made redundant?

Ho! Ho! Ho! It is estimated that a whopping 88% of Christmas presents will be bought on-line this year.

Ten Top Tips for Telephone Interviews

At BJD we have seen a significant rise in the use of telephone interviews as part of our clients’ selection process.  This has been driven in part by volumes of applications, but more importantly talented individuals are in demand and a telephone interview allows the employer and candidate to assess the benefits...

A Candidates Guide to Competency Based Interviews

If you’re attending an interview the chances are it will be a competency based interview.  The competency based interview approach may be slightly different to other interviews you have been involved in the past...

Can You Deliver On Your Promises?

Many of our clients have been busy resourcing to deal with the Christmas peak within their Distribution Centres, to ensure orders are picked on time.

Is Driving to an Interview Dangerous?

After a discussion echoed around the office about reasons for candidates not being able to make their interviews, we came to the conclusion that an imponderable amount of people seem to make it half way there before being brought to a halt...

CV Blunders Could Cost You the Job

A potential employer will create a first impression of you from your CV. Ensuring that you have a great CV that reflects your ability to do the role in question is critical...

The Cost of Time in Recruitment

With the ever changing recruitment processes and plans being a common theme, what really are the best recruitment processes?

A Day at the Races

Recently, 2 of the consultants from The BJD Group attended the annual Pertemps Network Group Go Kart championships. Floyd cousins (21) and Corey Carson (21) were set to represent us against 26 other individuals competing for some amazing prizes...

Is this the right person for the job

Here’s a question! Two candidates are at the last stages of interview for a position at your company. Candidate 1 is more experienced... 

Specialist versus Generalist

I was challenged last week by a prospective client who asked if I could match the rates of his current recruitment provider on a couple of logistic roles he was looking to fill...

A Quick Guide for Planning Your Recruitment Process

Have you ever been trying to recruit a role and it seems to have taken forever? Well if you haven’t planned your recruitment process that could have be why you missed out...

If Carlsberg made useless candidates...

I just wanted to share my recent bad candidate experience with everyone, partly to get it off my chest and partly with the hope he’ll read this and know it’s about him...

Training Day!

Continuous improvement is something that people seem to overlook, the ideology that if its not broke don’t fix it comes to mind but in the ever evolving world of recruitment, its obvious that to remain the best, you need to grow and adapt as a recruiter...

How Old Are You?

How old are you? Was the surprising questions several colleagues within the group asked when LinkedIn highlighted I was celebrating 20 years with BJD Group.

Online Sales Soars and so Does the Demand for Talent

Latest figures form the IMRG Capgemini e-Retail Sales index shows online sales were up 5% year–on–year for August...

Holiday Season Hell

As a recruiter I’m glad to see the back of the summer holiday season (obviously apart from my own holiday). Both candidates and clients alike take their well earned annual leave...

The Christmas Countdown is GO!

With most of us approaching our last few days at work and ready to start the Christmas festivities, BJD Group look back on what Christmas means...

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