What does a good recruiter look like?

What does a good recruiter look like?

In the current job market, more and more businesses are looking for recruiters to help them source the best talent around. So what does a good recruiter look like? As a job seeker, you should focus your search with the right recruiters in your area and as a hiring...

How to create an effective CV?

How to create an effective CV?

When applying for a new job, spending time to create an effective CV is pivotal, as it could be the difference between you getting an interview, and not getting one. You should never have just one CV and then fire it out to as many jobs as possible. This will result...

Streamlining your Time to Hire when recruiting

Streamlining your Time to Hire when recruiting

In today’s competitive job market, where skilled talent is scarce and the demand for top-notch candidates is high, businesses face significant challenges in hiring the right people in a timely manner.

What is an Outplacement or Career Transition Service?

What is an Outplacement or Career Transition Service?

What is an Outplacement or Career Transition Service?  Outplacement is also known as Career Transition, and it's a service to support employees leaving an organisation often through a restructure or redundancy process. A good outplacement service will help your...

Should you quit your job before finding a new one?

Should you quit your job before finding a new one?

You've made the tough decision to start looking for a new career. The big question is should you quit your job before finding a new one? When it comes to your next career move, most people will wait until they have secured a new job before handing their notice in with...

Candidate’s top priorities for 2024

Candidate’s top priorities for 2024

As we look ahead to what 2024 has to offer, the priorities and expectations of candidates and job seekers have evolved significantly. Rapid technological advancements, a changing work culture, and a heightened focus on well-being have shaped the new era of employment....

Do you have the January Blues?

Do you have the January Blues?

How to make yourself more employable this year! January is quite often the month when a lot of people decide that their current jobs are not for them anymore and decide to start thinking about finding something more interesting or exciting. Over 50% of people will...

How effective is Networking and does it work?

How effective is Networking and does it work?

How effective is Networking and does it work? There are so many different types it is hard to know what works and what doesn’t. Whether you are seeking a new job, looking to create job security within your company, or you are interested in building new client...

Are your employees leaving? What should you do?

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...

How to ask for a pay rise or a promotion

How to ask for a pay rise or a promotion

If you are thinking about looking for a new job as you dont think your salary is high enough, I would first suggest that you speak to your manager to see if the business can increase your wage or offer you a promotion. It can be daunting thinking about asking for a...

Building a Diverse and Inclusive Workforce

Building a Diverse and Inclusive Workforce

Diversity and inclusion have become key buzzwords in today's modern workplace, and for good reason. Embracing diversity in the workforce is not just a matter of social responsibility; it's also a strategic advantage. In the UK at the moment, many organisations are...

How to Build a Strong Personal Brand when looking for a job

How to Build a Strong Personal Brand when looking for a job

In today's competitive job market, having a strong personal brand is essential for standing out from the crowd and landing your dream job. Your personal brand is essentially your professional identity, the image you project to potential employers and colleagues. It's...

How to switch off and take a break from work

How to switch off and take a break from work

In a world full of technology, being able to switch off and take a break from work 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...

How to support your employees going through the menopause

How to support your employees going through the menopause

For some women, the menopause can be a difficult and challenging time, impacting their personal and professional lives. It is something that affects 100% of women, however most business leaders do nothing to support their staff who are going through such a challenging time.
Here are some ways to support your staff

How the cost-of-living crisis is affecting the jobs market

How the cost-of-living crisis is affecting the jobs market

The cost-of-living crisis is at the top of everyone’s agenda at the moment and many people are feeling the pinch. Around 65 % of workers are saying that a salary increase is a priority for them in their job. Many businesses are struggling to recruit and match the...

Should you recruit employees based on culture fit?

Should you recruit employees based on culture fit?

In recent years, the concept of “culture fit” has gained significant attention in the realm of recruitment. The idea behind it is to hire individuals who align with your organisations values, beliefs, and working style. However, the notion of “culture fit” has its share of supporters and critics.

How do you avoid burnout at work?

How do you avoid burnout at work?

Work burnout is a common issue in today’s fast-paced and demanding workplace. It can result from chronic stress, long working hours, insufficient breaks, lack of work-life balance, and a host of other factors within your job. Burnout can leave you feeling exhausted,...

How to create a strong ED&I culture

How to create a strong ED&I culture

Creating a strong Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion (ED&I) culture is essential for any organisation that wants to attract and retain top talent, increase innovation, and foster a positive work environment.

It involves promoting a workplace culture that embraces and celebrates differences, where everyone feels valued, respected, and included.

In this blog, we will discuss some practical steps you can take to create a strong ED&I culture in your organisation.

Returning to work after Maternity leave

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 and 44% of...

What does Neurodiversity mean when recruiting?

What does Neurodiversity mean when recruiting?

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...

Should you accept a counteroffer?

Should you accept a counteroffer?

You have been successful in being offered a new job and you need to hand your notice in with your current employer. In the current climate I would assume that you will receive a counteroffer as they fight to keep hold of you. The question is should you accept?

Do you know how to write a strong cover letter?

Do you know how to write a strong cover letter?

When you are applying for a new job, it is vitally important to not only make sure that your CV is tailored and up to date, but you should also be sending a really strong cover letter to show your potential new employer why you want the job and why they should...

Did you make a New Years Resolution?

Did you make a New Years Resolution?

Instead of setting goals that you are likely to break within a couple of weeks like Dry January, losing weight, exercising 4 times a week etc, why not look at setting goals to improve yourself and your career that are more achievable.

Do you know how to interview potential employees?

Do you know how to interview potential employees?

The majority of employers say that the interview is the most important part of the hiring process. During the current climate, your time is so precious and for each job that you advertised, you may not have an abundance of applications, which means that when it comes...

How effective is your Onboarding?

How effective is your Onboarding?

What is Onboarding? Onboarding is the process in which new employees get acquainted with their new job, their team, culture and values as well as the company. Effective onboarding practices can help new employees feel engaged and that they have become part of the...

What questions should you be asking at an interview?

What questions should you be asking at an interview?

Attending any interview can be a daunting prospect but how prepared are you to ask the interviewer questions? Did you know that the interview is a two-way process? Not only are the hiring managers asking you questions to see if you are the right person for their job;...

How to create an effective CV?

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....

Five Years in Business for KD Recruitment!

Five Years in Business for KD Recruitment!

A Yorkshire based entrepreneur, who started her recruitment agency in her mum’s front bedroom with just a laptop, a mobile phone and small amount of money, is now celebrating five successful years in business this week. KD Recruitment’s founder and Managing Director,...

Tips on how to return to work after having a baby

Tips on how to return to work after having a baby

I have had to return to work after 2 pregnancies and neither of them was particularly easy. My first child was still very young as Maternity leave was only 6 months long back in 2005, and I felt that he was too young for me to put into nursery and return to work full...

7 ways to improve your Company Culture

7 ways to improve your Company Culture

Your company culture is the character and personality of your business. It refers to how your people interact, collaborate and get along within the workplace. A POSITIVE culture is really important at the moment as it will help you to attract talent to your job...

How to survive your first week in a new job

How to survive your first week in a new job

The first week of a new job can be daunting, but how do you get through the mine field of people and information whilst also making the best first impression? Be yourself from when you walk in on your first day and remember to be confident. You want to make the best...

How to stay productive when working from home.

How to stay productive when working from home.

Working from home either full or part time is now the new “norm” for a lot of people. If you were 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...

Is the workplace dress code changing?

Is the workplace dress code changing?

We have seen a big shift in what is now accepted as business attire / workplace dress code. Many organisations had a more formal dress code for employees who worked within their offices, however, as a result of the pandemic and everyone working from home, we all got...

Budget 2021 review – Skills focus to build back better

Budget 2021 review – Skills focus to build back better

Yesterdays budget went some way to support our recovery with green shoots appearing for the future. We have welcomed the national living wage increase to £9.50 as this will support those working in the local area on lower wages and unskilled jobs, however the...

Have you adapted to the new job market?

Have you adapted to the new job market?

In the wake of the pandemic, we have seen that the traditional job market has changed. Most of the candidates we are speaking to are rethinking their career goals and what is important to them. With an abundance of job vacancies at the moment, it’s a buyers’ market...

Should you recruit employees based on culture fit?

The top 5 difficult questions to answer at an interview

When preparing for your next interview, you may want to consider thinking about how you will answer these 5 questions as they are the most common ones we come across that many people get stumped on. What are your weaknesses? Tell me about yourself? Why do you want the...

How to stop feeling nervous when your starting a new job

How to stop feeling nervous when your starting a new job

You have been offered a new job and that initial excitement has started to be replaced with nerves and anxiety. Don not worry, you are not alone, after 14 years of working in recruitment, every person I speak to who is starting a new job feel nervous and worries about...

KD Recruitment Limited joins the Good Business Charter

KD Recruitment Limited joins the Good Business Charter

KD Recruitment is delighted to announce it has joined organisations such as the City of York Council, Joseph Rowntree Foundation, Askew Brook and Clipper Logistics in signing up to the Good Business Charter (GBC), an accreditation that seeks to raise the bar on...

How can you be smart and successful in the job market?

How can you 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...