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,...

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...

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

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 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,...

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...

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...

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,...

A fantastic first Employment Law seminar with Harrowells!

A fantastic first Employment Law seminar with Harrowells!

We organised our first Employment Law Breakfast Seminar in partnership with Harrowells Solicitors on Tuesday this week and what a huge success it was! There was a great turnout of delegates from a number of businesses based in the Scarborough and Ryedale area who all...

How to manage the immigration of a workforce of EU Citizens as we leave the EU in December?

Brexit – Where do we stand and what should we be doing

“At last we are finally approaching the end of the first stage of the preliminary phase of the opening chapter of part one of Brexit…..” Frankie Boyle So the 31 March came and went and we are no closer to leaving the EU, however, Kelly attended a seminar last week...

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, these changes...

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...