Any brand worth its salt has a clear brand identity. Integral core values and a strong ethos. It’s what makes every company unique. And it’s the reason why finding the perfect employees can feel like an impossible task. We all know the situation where a person is hired based on their skillsets and experience. They…Read more
Millennials – they’ve got a pretty bad rap. But undeservedly so. It’s true that their values and expectations are rather different to those of previous generations. But the fact that you’ll need to adapt accordingly is no bad thing. Baby Boomers are now approaching retirement, and Gen X is ageing. The fact is that Millennials,…Read more
The idea of responsible business isn’t a new one, but it’s gained a lot of traction in recent years. Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is a term that’s recognised worldwide. Broadly speaking, it demonstrates the moral and ethical obligations of a company towards their employees, the environment, the economy and society. There are so many ways…Read more
Starting a new job can be a daunting prospect. Maybe you’re raring to go and can’t wait to get started, or maybe you’re just plain nervous. Most likely, it’s a bit of both; and understandably so. Whilst taking the next step on the career ladder is an exciting prospect, a new job will affect almost…Read more
Getting the most from your recruitment agency depends upon a number of factors. You appreciate how important effective recruitment is. After all, the success of your company is dependent upon having the right people in your team. You’re set on getting the most from your recruitment agency so that you can sit back, safe in…Read more
15 years ago, recruitment consultant Annabel Lewis joined Headway. Working in our permanent division, Annabel has a wealth of knowledge and experience when it comes to recruitment. We decided to ask her about her time with Headway, and her 15 years as a recruitment consultant. You’ve been with Headway Recruitment for 15 years, that’s pretty…Read more
Co-working spaces are a relatively new concept. More and more people are opting for membership-based workspaces. They’re realising the advantages of working alongside a diverse mix of professionals. And rightly so. The co-working phenomenon is thought to have been started during the global financial crisis of 2008. It’s now predicted that there’ll be 4 million…Read more
Pension contributions for temporary staff are now firmly on the agenda for employers. The Government has responded to the major shortfall in future pension provision with the introduction of the Pensions Act 2008. The Act stipulates that every UK employer now has the legal duty to automatically enrol eligible staff into a workplace pension scheme,…Read more
After unsuccessfully trying a few agencies, when trying to attract high calibre candidates, we contacted Headway Recruitment. I was immediately impressed by their level of professionalism and knowledge, and one of their consultants was swift to come out to visit me. They really got to grips with our requirements, and their use of psychometric profiles really ensured that we received the right candidate fit for our business. Headway sent us two excellent CVs and we actually offered permanent roles to both candidates. They were honest in their approach and kept me informed during the whole process. Every time we now have a vacancy Headway are our go to agency!
When I needed a new team member for our sales division, I contacted Headway. I wanted to see what impact psychometric profiling would have on the recruitment process.To say I was impressed is an understatement. With new staff in the past we never knew who would perform and who would struggle. The team member Headway found for us stepped into the sales team and within a month was consistently a top performer. On average she was hitting 175% of her sales targets making over £100k worth of sales a month. This was because Headway took the time to visit us and understand our work culture. Their selection process made sure only those candidates with the right drive and results focus were submitted.To anyone thinking about using Headway I would say simple do it. Their results speak for themselves.
We were in desperate need of a good Receptionist for our front desk at Queensbury school. Our searches had been time consuming and fruitless. We approached Headway and Mark came out to meet with us. Shortly after he provided us with a shortlist of candidates. We ended up employing Charlotte on a temporary to permanent basis. Headway provided an updated DBS check, as well as a detailed report on her Word and Excel skills. Her psychometric profile proved to be spot on. Charlotte’s profile indicated that she would be enthusiastic, upbeat, driven by collaboration. We would highly recommend Headway and their thorough recruitment process.
We first approached Headway Recruitment over 10 years ago when we were in the process of growing our small team in our fledgling business. From the outset we were impressed by their professionalism and dedication they had to finding us the perfect fit. As the business has grown we have continued to use Headway’s services and over the years we have had over 15 successful placements. The candidates they have placed have become an integral part of the team, many of them progressing into more senior positions. They truly do what it says on the tin ‘Headway Recruitment, growing businesses, building careers’.
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