Working in dog rescue

Working in dog rescue

Working in dog rescue – Eve from Underdog International I was eighteen when I first became immersed in the world of animal rescue. I’ve always been a huge animal lover and as a child because I wasn’t allowed any pets I had to make do with raising ladybird...
How effective is your CV when applying for a new job?

How effective is your CV when applying for a new job?

When applying for a new job, having a good CV is pivotal as it could be the difference between you getting an interview and not getting one. You should never just have one CV and fire it out to as many jobs as possible as this will result in hardly any interview...
Adapting to this new way of life

Adapting to this new way of life

Adapting to this new way of life – Lindsay Mason, Cura Financial Services Working from the end of my dining room table is certainly a change from being in an open plan office, I really miss having my colleagues around me. The whole team has daily video chats to...
Enjoying the Moment

Enjoying the Moment

Enjoying the Moment – Duncan Lewis, Eaglei I have always been somebody that advocates learning from the past, planning for the future and living in the present. But what does this really mean? I think that I may have reached a point in my life when I have found...
How to stay safe online and at home

How to stay safe online and at home

How to stay safe online and at home – Kris Cowling , Dale Power Solutions Its a strange world we are living in now; lock downs have been put into place around the globe and people are being urged to work from home where possible. But Covid-19 isn’t the only...
How to Stay Sane in a Lockdown

How to Stay Sane in a Lockdown

How to stay sane in a lockdown – Martin, from Bridlington Road Runners Let’s face it, we all saw what was happening in China and thought it was probably just another SARS type thing, it wasn’t going to affect us, was it?? Then you hear about cases in Europe, in...
2 months in at KD Recruitment

2 months in at KD Recruitment

2 months in at KD Recruitment – Cathy Wood, Recruitment Consultant I joined KD Recruitment on 10 February 2020, excited to be stating a new chapter of my life.  I hadn’t realised just how much I had needed a change in my life, but here was an opportunity not to...
How to prepare for a video interview

How to prepare for a video interview

During these unprecedented  times of isolation, we are all adapting to new ways of working and one of the things that has changed significantly, is how companies are interviewing for jobs. The raise of the video interview has begun, weather it is via Skype, Facetime,...
Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme – Government Guidelines published by Asquith & Co Accountants The government have now published the more detailed guidance on how the CJRS will work and this can be found below. Please read this through carefully and if you...
Choosing Happiness

Choosing Happiness

Choosing Happiness – Karen Noble, Noble Words So many of us are experiencing this lockdown in so many different ways. But, guaranteed, it’s affecting all. Before I say any more, I want to acknowledge all the key workers, especially those on the frontline of the...
A few thoughts at this difficult time

A few thoughts at this difficult time

A few thoughts at this difficult time – Caroline Hale In recent weeks I’ve celebrated the anniversary of relaunching my own business with an article about networking. I didn’t realise at the time that the tips I shared would become inconsequential so quickly. I...
Today I’ve been a crab…….

Today I’ve been a crab…….

In the current climate, everyone here at KD Recruitment thought we would try and give you a lot more relevant information about the what is happening in the market, ideas on what you could do as an employer or a job seeker, as well as some inspirational uplifting...

How to stay productive when working from home.

Working from home is now the new “norm” for a lot of people. If you are used to getting up and going to work but you now find yourself based at home then there are a few things you can do to keep you productive. The proposition of working from home might sound...
International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day

Many of you will have seen that we took part in Scarborough’s event for International Women’s Day on Friday 6th March which saw over 400 people come and visit three inspirational venues; Woodend Creative, Scarborough Art Gallery and Kagyu Samye Dzong the...

Returning to work after Maternity leave

It can often be a daunting prospect going back to work after months of sleepless nights, baby talk, days out in the park and living in your PJ’s. Did you know that 65% of women do not go back to their employer due to the companies inability to be flexible, 44% of...

Did you have the January Blues?

How to make yourself more employable this year! January is quite often the month when many of us decide that our current jobs are not for us anymore and we decide to start thinking about finding something more interesting or exciting. Over 50% of people will looking...
We now offer bespoke HR Advice and Guidance

We now offer bespoke HR Advice and Guidance

Its been an amazing two years for KD Recruitment and we are now pleased to announce that we have teamed up with JD HR Consultancy to be able to offer our clients bespoke HR Advice and Guidance as well as supporting them with their training needs. Joanna Dodds, MCIPD...

How effective is Networking and does it work?

Whether you are seeking a new job, looking to create job security in your company, or interested in building new client relationships for your business, networking is now more important than ever, however, there are so many different types it is hard to know what...

How Neurodivergent is your workplace?

What does Neurodiversity mean? Neurodiversity refers to the different ways the brain can work and interpret information. It highlights that people naturally think about things differently. We have different interests and motivations and are naturally better at some...

Could a four-day week work for your business?

Its been all over the media over the past week and I wanted to discuss how implementing a four-day working week could impact businesses from a recruitment perspective. There are a large amount of job vacancies out there at the moment that are advertised as full time,...

What phrases to avoid on your CV

It is important that the language you use isn’t too clichéd. If it is, you may run the risk of diluting or downplaying your unique skills and experience. Certain phrases will naturally spring to mind when you are trying to portray your skills and experience on paper....
We are growing….

We are growing….

We have had a huge amount of success since Kelly started the business back in September 2017, recruiting for small and large businesses along the Yorkshire Coast as well as in York, Harrogate and Hull. We have been nominated for a number of awards in the region and...

Important Employment Law Changes for April!

April may signal the start of the new tax year but it’s also when a series of new laws will kick in and we wanted to give you a brief overview. This month a number of announcements that the Chancellor put forward in last year’s budget will take effect,...

Switching off and taking a break from work….

In a world full of technology, being able to switch off and take a break is becoming harder as we are always connected through our phones, tablets, social media and laptops. If you are like me then you will no doubt find it hard to relax out of work and take a break....

How to be smart and successful in the job market

If you are always predictable in your career choices and career path, then you won’t necessarily get to where you want to be. However, where your career is concerned, sometimes taking risks can seem stupid. After all, you’ve spent years building your career and you...

Are your employees leaving? What should you do?

Your employees are jumping ship and you’re questioning everything from salary to dress down Friday. Was it something you did or said? It is common place for a certain percentage of staff to leave, however if this number is over and above what is classed as normal then...

What are the benefits of Remote working?

It is now commonplace for a lot of experienced employees to work remotely from home. It not only enables you to hire exceptional staff from all over the UK, Europe or even the rest of the World, but also enables your business to evolve with your staff and their...

How to avoid burning out when you start a new job!

When you start your new job, there is a lot to take in from inductions and training, to learning all about your new colleagues and the business you are now working for. Don’t push yourself too hard, make sure you get that all important “work / life” balance just...

How to get through the first day as a new manager!

If this is the first time for you leading a team, it can be a daunting time. So, weather you are managing a small or large team you should always have an initial meeting with them on day one, but what will the agenda be? Should you prepare a big “speech”? How should...

What recruitment methods work for you?

Weather you do a traditional interview and offer or are looking to try the new escape rooms or speed dating style recruitment methods. Finding out what works for you and your business is key to securing the best talent around. Tried and tested interviews Advertising a...