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...

How to recruit and retain a remote workforce

How to recruit and retain a remote workforce

The pandemic forced organisations to shift to a work-from-home model. If ever there was a question as to whether or not businesses and their employees could stay productive with a majority or all of their staffers working remotely, the pandemic put that theory to the...

How do you answer the simplest interview question?

How do you answer the simplest interview question?

You can pretty much guarantee that at some point in the interview process recruiting managers will ask you the traditional question that interviewers have asked job-seekers since the beginning of time. “Talk me through your CV…….” When you are asked this questions,...

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

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...

Fastest Rise In Permanent Jobs since February 2017

Fastest Rise In Permanent Jobs since February 2017

The jobs market continues to recover in very surprising ways as Lockdown measures ease, KD Recruitment in Scarborough can reveal. As one of Yorkshire’s leading recruitment agencies, KD Recruitment can reveal the latest findings from KPMG and REC (Recruitment and...

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

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...

Do you know what unconscious bias is?

Do you know what unconscious bias is?

Over my whole recruitment career I have seen diversity and inclusion become more and more important when organisations are looking to hire and retain their workforce. However, despite mine and so many organisations best efforts, unconscious bias is still present...

What recruitment methods work for you?

What recruitment methods work for you?

Most businesses have had to alter their way of recruiting and interviewing over the last 12 months because of the pandemic and it has made everyone look at how they prefer to interview and what they will do in the future when we are all working in our 'NEW NORMAL'...

International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day

Wow what a week it has been! With the pandemic, lockdown and government restrictions still at the forefront of everyone's minds, no one knew if we would be able to do anything for International Women's Day in 2021. This time last year, myself and the other 'Inspiring...

How do you retain high performers in your business?

How do you retain high performers in your business?

A business is only as good as the people that work for it. Without good employees, your company will never succeed over the long term. What’s even more important to your company’s long-term success are your high performing employees. Its long been proven that high...

What is Employee Engagement and why is it important?

What is Employee Engagement and why is it important?

Employee Engagement is term that is banded about all the time now, but what does it mean? One common definition, describes employee engagement as “the capture of discretionary effort.” (Discretionary effort refers to employees going above and beyond. This is in...

Covid-19 Pandemic: How Have Yorkshire Businesses Fared?

Covid-19 Pandemic: How Have Yorkshire Businesses Fared?

KD Recruitment have compiled the most in-depth report yet about the effects of the Covid-19 Pandemic on Yorkshire-based businesses and it has now been published. Covid-19: Effects of the Global Pandemic on the Yorkshire and Humber Business Sector is a 17-page document...

5 top tips for making your employees work lives better

5 top tips for making your employees work lives better

When the pandemic hit, we quickly shifted from working in office building to our homes and have been adjusting ever since. 90% of employees believe that flexible working arrangements will increase morale, and 67% would consider leaving their jobs if their work...

How do you remotely onboard your new hire?

How do you remotely onboard your new hire?

Remote onboarding should follow the same process as office-based onboarding, except your new starters will be learning about your business, connecting with new colleagues and performing their role remotely. Onboarding is essentially about giving a new starter all of...

2020 What a year!

2020 What a year!

"We may not all be in the same boat, but we are all in the same storm." As we near the end of this turbulent year, I wanted to reflect on everything that has happened within the economy, the jobs market and our amazing community all over North and East Yorkshire. For...

Should you quit your job before finding a new one?

Should you quit your job before finding a new one?

Have you decided that you want to leave your job and find something new? When it comes to making your next career move, most people will wait until they have secured a new job before handing their notice in with their current employer. And in most cases, this is...

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

How do you account for a Gap on your CV like Covid?

With unemployment rates rising because of the pandemic, lots of people are going to have gaps on their CV's as they are now looking for a new job. Many recruiting managers used to see gaps in your CV as a red flag unless you had a solid reason for a period of...

What is an Outplacement or Career Transition Service?

What is an Outplacement or Career Transition Service?

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

KD Recruitment’s reaction to the second lockdown

KD Recruitment’s reaction to the second lockdown

Here is Kelly Dunn, Managing Director of KD Recruitment, reaction to the governments announcement at the weekend. "This second lockdown is going to be a huge challenge to those businesses that were already struggling because of the pandemic.  As a region, we need to...

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...

North of England Bucking the Trend in Temporary Employment

North of England Bucking the Trend in Temporary Employment

The North of England is bucking a national employment trend, it has been revealed. KD Recruitment, based in Scarborough, North Yorkshire, helps compile monthly reports for KPMG and REC, both key players in the recruitment industry. The most recent report entitled: UK...

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...

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 will no doubt have more applications that you anticipated, which means...

How important is your Employer Brand?

How important is your Employer Brand?

During this pandemic your employer brand is critical to staff motivation and customers’ perceptions of your company’s ethics. We have all seen the ‘bad’ media around how the likes of Wetherspoons have treated their staff during lockdown and the negative effect this is...

How valuable is your time when recruiting?

How valuable is your time when recruiting?

Do you know how long it takes you to recruit and fill a vacancy within your business? Pre Covid - 70% of companies were taking anywhere between 1 - 4 months to process a new hire. This will now increase as more candidates are looking for new opportunities. At times...

There is growth happening within our local economy.

There is growth happening within our local economy.

Like many business owners, I came into 2020 with a plan of how the year was going to pan out, we had just recruited our third member of the team, Cathy Wood, who would be working with our clients across East Yorkshire. We were working with some fantastic businesses on...

REC Corporate Membership Case Study with KD Recruitment

REC Corporate Membership Case Study with KD Recruitment

A business built on authentic relationships “My USP is me.” These are the words of Kelly Dunn, Founder and Managing Director of KD Recruitment Limited, who is also a winner of the “Brightest Star” title at the prestigious Star Women in Business Awards. Kelly’s...

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;...

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 larvae,...

How to create a great CV?

How to create a great CV?

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 make...

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 the...

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 Virus that...

How is your team doing and how are you helping them to cope?

How is your team doing and how are you helping them to cope?

In these unprecedented days, very few Leaders and Managers have experience of handling such a large crisis.. Not only is there day to day decisions having to be made, and fast, without much time for thinking or planning, there’s also other people to consider, staff,...

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 Italy,...

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 be...

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,...

A person (and small business) trying to survive Covid 19 lockdown

A person (and small business) trying to survive Covid 19 lockdown

A person (and small business) trying to survive Covid 19 lockdown - Nikki Bowling Photography Part one: Today was the day after the night before.... This thing has been getting more and more scary by the day. But last night (Monday March 23rd 2020, a date which will...

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 are in...

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 NHS...

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 also...

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 Buddhist...

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...