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Top Tips To Attract and Retain Top Talent

This post provides tips on how businesses can attract and retain top talent. It covers topics such as creating a positive work environment, offering competitive compensation and benefits, and implementing innovative recruitment strategies. The modern job market is highly competitive. To stay ahead, businesses need to find and retain the best talent.

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Offer Competitive Compensation

To attract and retain top talent, offering competitive compensation is crucial. Here are some tips to help you in this regard:

1. Provide competitive salaries and benefits: Conduct market research to determine the average salaries for similar roles in your industry. This will help you ensure that your compensation packages are competitive and attractive to top talent. Additionally, offering attractive benefits such as healthcare, retirement plans, and flexible work arrangements can also make your company more appealing to potential candidates.

2. Review market trends: Keep track of industry trends and changes in compensation to ensure that your employees are fairly compensated. Regularly review and update your salary structures to stay competitive in the market.

3. Develop incentive programs: Incentive programs can motivate and reward employees for their performance. Consider implementing bonuses, profit-sharing plans, or other performance-based incentives to recognize and appreciate top talent within your organization.

Remember, attracting and retaining top talent is not just about offering competitive compensation. It’s also essential to create a positive work environment, provide opportunities for growth and development, and have effective recruitment strategies in place.

Create a Positive Work Environment

To create a positive work environment, there are several strategies you can implement:

1. Foster an inclusive and collaborative culture: Encourage open communication and collaboration among employees. This can be done through team-building exercises, cross-functional projects, and creating a supportive work environment where everyone feels valued and included.

2. Encourage team-building activities: Organize regular team-building activities to foster better relationships and teamwork among employees. This can include team lunches, off-site retreats, or team-building exercises that promote trust and cooperation.

3. Provide resources for stress relief: Recognize that stress is a common factor in the workplace and provide resources to help employees manage it. This can include offering flexible work arrangements, providing access to wellness programs or mental health resources, and encouraging work-life balance. Perhaps encourage team-building activities and provide resources for stress relief

Promote Development Opportunities

To promote development opportunities for your employees, there are several strategies you can implement:

1. Invest in training and development: Provide your employees with opportunities to enhance their skills and knowledge through training programs. This can include workshops, seminars, online courses, or bringing in external trainers. By investing in their development, you show your employees that you value their growth and are willing to invest in their success.

2. Identify areas of improvement: Regularly assess your employees’ performance and identify areas where they can improve. This can be done through performance evaluations, feedback sessions, or by encouraging self-assessment. Once you have identified these areas, provide resources such as additional training or mentorship to help them improve.

3. Promote career growth and advancement: Create a clear career development path for your employees. This can include providing opportunities for promotion or advancement within the company, as well as offering support and guidance for their long-term career goals. By demonstrating that there are opportunities for growth within your organization, you can motivate and retain top talent.


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Hot sales opportunities

Here are some of our sales opportunities.   Take a look. View all

Sales Executive

The touchpoint between a business and its clients. They answer queries, offer advice and introduce new products in the hope of making a sale. Whatever you are selling, there are skills which are vital. A successful sales professional must be customer-focused, great with building relationships and always keep their goals (and business goals) in mind.

Sales Manager

Firstly, they have to make sure their team hits targets.  They’re also responsible for coaching and motivating their team and they need to know how to develop and execute a successful sales strategy. When a Sales Manager achieves this magic combination then the rewards can be great for all involved.

Business Development Executive /Manager

These sales professionals find new customers and cross-sell to existing ones. You may work in a variety of businesses across the public and private sectors, or for charities. Depending on the industry, the way you approach and interact with businesses can be very different to someone doing the same as role in a different sector.

Field Sales 

Working outside of the office environment sourcing potential customers and maximising the sale of products or services. This role requires being very self-motivated and good at building rapport face to face.


A telesales operative needs to be able to confidently reach out over the phone to clinch that sale. Resilience and the ability to build rapport are crucial

Area Sales Manager

Generally dealing with a sub-region for the wider sales operations requires adaptability, communication, people management, business planning and product knowledge.

Account Executive/ Manager

Creation of a long-term relationship with the client to ensure business runs well– and that any opportunity to up-sell or cross-sell is taken. This role is also found in many industries.

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Get Excited About Your Job Search

Time spent looking for work should not be daunting or boring. Here we will discuss how to ignite (or reignite) that passion for finding work. Hopefully some of these will help you come at everything with a fresh attitude, you can get excited about your job search.

Mindful challenges

A positive attitude goes a long way. A mindful one goes even further. Mindfulness keeps you focused on what you are doing at any given moment. Not stressing about the past or worrying about your future employment situation. Focusing completely on the present fights depression and feeling in a slump. There are plenty of mindfulness exercises, books or classes out there.

At the same time as being mindful, if you challenge yourself with relevant goals that are achievable but require effort, you will have that great feeling of self-satisfaction at the end of the day. You could have number of quality applications, networking opportunities you have created or anything else personal to you.

This should make you focused and driven to succeed, try new things and get out of your comfort zone.


 Telling your brain you want something (in this case getting that dream job) makes the subconscious do fun and creative things. There is a phenomenon where, without realising it, we selectively  pay attention to something new to us – then it is everywhere ! If you can do that for dream job you are laughing all the way to the offer as “new” opportunities will show themselves.

Be Grateful

For your skills, education and opportunities. Focus on what you have, not what you don’t. It will be easier to sell to employers as well.

Tell Yourself you are Excited

Turn anxiety into a more positive but physiologically similar emotion. Nerves are negative, excitement is positive. Tell yourself it is excitement next time you do something nerve-wracking, like a job interview. This technique has been proven to be successful in sports as well as interviews.

Fake it

In a similar vein, make yourself put a great big smile on your face and it helps you feel happy inside too. Act physically excited and incredibly confident and it eventually makes you feel excited and confident.

Speak to our team

For expert advice, positive inspiration and supportive feedback. We are always excited about helping you and it’s infectious. Call us on 0330 0520 700.

If you were in a job applications slump, or just starting the applying process and feeling overwhelmed, we hope some of these tips have made you re-think.

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Job hunt productivity drains

In our previous post, we explored hacks that boost productivity. This time, we are considering  things that suck it dry when you are job hunting – and many of them at other times as well! Here are our top 5  Job hunt productivity drains…

1. Social media and online shopping

Try to do these only as a reward or activity within scheduled breaks. If you are too inclined to let that slide there are tools and apps that block them from your browsers etc. completely within set times.

2. Email

If you are constantly interrupting yourself to read and answer emails, you will never get properly into the swing of your well-planned tasks. Allocating time in that daily plan a few times a day is way more efficient. If you still struggle with the distraction, maybe try disabling notifications so you can’t see it until you check.

3. Other members of your household

Your family, partner  or even that pet can all take time or focus from what you are doing. Time for them can be scheduled and you can make sure they know when is convenient as well. Shut the door and have some time to yourself.

4. Timing

What time of day are you most productive? Are you a night owl? Getting this wrong could be your downfall. Combine this with your job search plan.

5. Trouble sleeping

Stressing about finding that job can lead to lack of sleep. Then all the tea/coffee to help can end up hindering. When your body can properly relax and let go at the end of the day, it helps everything you do in life.

Hopefully these will complement the productivity boosters and you will be giddy and excited with how much you are getting done.

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Interesting Job Hunt statistics

Here are 8 fascinating interesting Job Hunt statistics  for you.

1. On average, there are 118 applications for every job.

2. The top five priorities that candidates consider regarding a job are:
• Competitive salary and compensation
• Location/commute
• Work/life balance
• Benefits
• Career opportunities

3. 70+% of candidates are passive job seekers
These are those who are employed who are open to the idea of moving, but not taking action yet.

4. 73% of those seeking a job say the process of finding a job is one of the most stressful events in life

5. Role changes are more likely to occur by switching employers rather than due to a promotion

    • 73% of workers left their employer to change roles
    • 27% of workers stayed at the same employer

6. There has been a 78% increase in LinkedIn job posts that highlight work flexibility (since 2016)

That is quite a shift in priorities.

7. 75% of the workforce worldwide will be millennials in 2025

8. 57% of millennials currently in the workforce expect to move job within two years, while 40% will move within one year

Looking for a job ? We are dedicated to providing you with the best personal recruitment service. Please contact us  and we will be there every step of the way to help you in the process, providing you with support on how to prepare and impress at each stage.  Check out  our tips, hints and support article and remember to follow our social media for more help with your job search.

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Getting the most out of EW Recruitment

Getting the most out of EW Recruitment – Candidates can really boost their chances when they know how to take advantage of our knowledge and connections in the best way. Here are 8 tips to help:

1. Make contact or meet in person to build a relationship

Your relationship with us is all about clear and open communication. A great partnership and the way you talk to us will be reflected in how we talk about you to employers.

Build rapport in conversations and let us get to know more than just what your CV says. You become more memorable the more you get in touch and ask questions.

We know our clients and our industries well, so take advantage. If you see a job on our site that makes you excited, you could always get ahead of the competition and give us a call about it before you even apply to discuss their priorities and culture.

2. Reliability and honesty

Any successful relationship is build on honesty and trust.

Be open about your history as we can only help what we know. Dishonesty or leaving out information can damage credibility. If there is something that you think is negative in your job history, think of what you learned from the situation or what steps you took to improve it.

Be as reliable as possible. Especially when dealing with interviews, for example if you can’t attend. It is vital you inform EW Recruitment in adequate time as these things are remembered.

3. Focus

If you know what you want out of your career, don’t be vague. Tell us your journey and what you want next. Specifics like the companies you would most like to work for help our team find what you need and are taken more seriously.

4. Flexibility and realistic expectations

As above, we like people who know what they want and will find jobs that match as best we can. However, you may need to show some flexibility or compromise on your requirements, especially if your job search is urgent.

It can be a challenge, but try to make time to attend interviews within your schedule and return our messages from our team if you are serious about getting that job.

Resilience throughout the process is related to managing expectations.
The world of recruitment is ever changing, and circumstances can change quickly. If a role is withdrawn, something will come along soon enough.

5. Proactivity

You must take responsibility for your own career search by being proactive. Don’t be afraid to chase our team for updates/feedback – this will be viewed in a positive light as it demonstrates commitment.

6. Use our knowledge

EW Recruitment knows and understands their clients and what they want to see at interview. We also have a lot of experience when it comes to interview techniques. Even the best interviewees can improve or learn something new – take advantage of what we can offer.

7. Let us do our thing

Agree communication preferences with your consultant and trust that it is in everyone’s interest to get you into the right role.

8. Stay in touch

Let us know how you’re getting on when you start in a new role. The best part of our job is hearing of all your successes and how much you’re enjoying your new job.

Please also keep us updated if your circumstances change.

Hopefully taking all of these into account will help your experience as a job seeker and give you the edge.

Interested ? We are dedicated to providing you with the best personal recruitment service. Please contact us  and we will be there every step of the way to help you in the process, providing you with support on how to prepare and impress at each stage.  Check out  our tips, hints and support article and remember to follow our social media for more help with your job search.

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Nail that new job !

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How to boost your confidence at a job interview

How to boost your confidence at a job interview when the world is opening up again but you haven’t been back into the office for a while and your confidence is rock bottom. Here are 7 tips to help boost your confidence at a job interview

1) Try to connect with the interviewers

Everyone want to work in an environment they like to it stands to reason that in an interview it’s important to come across as likeable. So,  focus on building a rapport with your interviewer rather than impressing him or her. The relaxed you can be the more you will come across as your “authentic” self.

Focus on Connection rather than performance

2)Breathing techniques can help to boost confidence

Relaxation and confidence go hand in hand. So breathing and mindfulness exercises can be helpful.  When we are anxious our blood flows away from our brains as we are in fight or flight mode, and our cognitive functions can suffer.  Slow, deep breaths will bring the oxygen back to your brains and help you to think clearly.

Relaxation and confidence go hand in hand

3) You are on your side – Be kind to yourself before the interview!

Act like your own best friend and try to rephrase any critical negative thoughts that come into your head.  It is up to you to tell the interview panel what you have to offer, they are not mind readers after all!  Don’t be afraid to sell yourself. What would your best friend say about you ? Say the same to yourself.

Don’t be afraid to sell yourself.

4) Relaxation exercises can curb anxiety

Its important to focus on the present moment, either by concentrating on your breathing or being present in your body for a few moments. It will help calm you down. In the interview remember to speak slowly, its perfectly acceptable to pause and think through answers, slowing down and thinking through answers. May take a bit of practice but will pay dividends. Don’t be afraid of silences. Sometimes leaving pauses in your sentences will help you take command  of the situation.

Focus on the present moment

5) Imagine success

Picturing yourself being successful at an upcoming job interview will give a boost to your confidence and self-esteem. Before you go in start visualising a successful interview: imagine how you walk to the room, shake the interviewer’s hands and answer the questions with confidence. This technique will help calm any pre-interview nerves.

Having a strong belief that you are the best person for the job really helps you relax and feel more confident. Also if , in the unlikely event of someone else getting the job, having a positive mind set means it makes it easier to accept and think of it as learning curve rather than a crunching blow.

You are the best person for the job

6) Prepare Prepare Prepare!

Going into an interview with prepared answers for most questions, takes the pressure off and you walk in confident you’ll know your stuff. To make sure you’re well-equipped, rehearse potential interview answers with a friend.

Look at the skills, experience, knowledge and personal qualities you have and think of examples showing how you developed these. It’ll make all the difference to your confidence.

Find example to shine

7) Smile!

 Before an interview, welcome any anxiety. Thank it for coming and smile that its here. Now you’ve acknowledge  the nerves what them go away and walk in ready to smash that interview !

Good Luck!

At EW Recruitment we are dedicated in providing you with the best personal recruitment service. Please Contact us  and we will be there every step of the way to help you in the process. Providing you with support on how to prepare and impress.  Check out  our tips, hints and support article and remember to Follow us on linkedin and Like our facebook page. For even more help with your search read our article Advice to find a new job.

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The seven attributes for a world of hybrid work

The seven attributes for a world of hybrid work – Technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), robotics and the Internet of Things, have been called the ‘Fourth Industrial Revolution’ by The World Economic Forum (WEF) executive chairman Klaus Schwab. The CMI (Chartered Management Institute) recently published an blog analyzing of some the attributes needed for this new revolution.

1. Critical thinking

Dealing with complex and ambiguous challenges and being able to appraise data and information from diverse sources, then critically evaluate ideas and assumptions and assimilate information quickly to make decisions is in top demand according to the CMI.

2. An agile mindset

Learning on the fly and applying new learnings quickly as businesses face a fluid and evolving operating context.

3. Digital leadership and flexibility

It will continue to be important to drive innovation and optimise efficiency using digital technologies. A workforce who have the foresight and willingness to embrace technological change will do well.

4. Building relationships

On the flip side the continued use of automation will put more emphasis on social skills that cannot be easily replicated by machines. Moving to remote and hybrid working will create new challenges in organisational collaboration. Emotional intelligence and social skills will be critical, as people need to connect proactively, build connections and establish trust in virtual and face-to-face settings.

5. Embracing diversity

The need for diverse, inclusive and equitable workplaces, leaders and employees ensuring they are proactively seeking out diverse perspectives for idea-creation and problem-solving. Homophily is the death of creativity.

6. Resilience

In a world of rapid change, personal and organisational resilience to pressure and uncertainty is vital. Failure needs to become a driver for growth and individuals will require personal resilience to help cope with setbacks and change. At the same time, leaders need to be creating supportive work climates that help to build well-being for all.

7. Growth mindset

A positive growth mindset, focused on maximising opportunities and accepting what can and can’t be controlled. Employees will need to be ready to embrace new responsibilities and the chance to develop new skills.

Whilst no-one can be sure what the next decade will bring, the likelihood is, that the future of work will continue to be fluid and fast moving. Having or cultivating these 7 attributes will help maximise success in the new “industrial revolution”.

At EW Recruitment we are dedicated in providing you with the best personal recruitment service. Please Contact us  and we will be there every step of the way to help you in the process. Providing you with support on how to prepare and impress.  Check out  our tips, hints and support article and remember to Follow us on linkedin and Like our facebook page. For even more help with your search read our article Advice to find a new job.

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Commonly asked Interview questions…and how to answer them

Commonly asked interview questions.

After the last year it’s no surprise that many of us are interview rusty. This post looks at the top commonly asked interview questions and gives some tips on how to answer them.


What they really want to know: Who do you think you are? And will you know what to leave in and what to leave out? Break it down, rehearse, breeze it. Make your answer sound natural by practicing.


Real Question: What can you do that we need? Do you know what we need? Reflect the job spec in your answer. Discuss their needs before yours.


Real Question: Do you really know yourself — and what our problem is here? Answer with the job description in mind. Go beyond adjectives such as “hard-working” and “trust-worthy”. Give examples.


Real Question: Are you after this job or just any job? How soon will you need a new challenge? Do you have a realistic sense of what we offer you? If you do not know, calmly say so — it is only natural. “I want to be doing your job!” is usually a fail — it’s too confrontational. One honest reply is to acknowledge you are there to talk about the job on offer, not the job it leads to. Also, use the opportunity to detail your achievements.


Real Question: Do you sound calm or wary about this? Are you self-aware or just self-conscious? This catches out people not been telling the whole truth, so use true examples.


Real Question: The world is unpredictable. Can you handle the unexpected? Be specific about what you would do — that simple.


Real Question: Are you ready to be challenged and learn from your mistakes? This tests self-knowledge, resilience and ability to improve in less strong areas. Aim to convince the interviewer you are happy to accept a challenge and learn from the experience.

Need help? We are dedicated in providing you with the best personal recruitment service, based in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire. Please Contact us  and we will be there every step of the way to help your job search. Whether it be for admin jobs or office jobs.  Check out  our tips, hints and support article and remember to Follow us on linkedin and Like our facebook page. For even more help with your search read our article Advice to find a new job.

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Looking for work? Look your best

Looking for work? Look your best

Looking for work is never easy but its even worse if you’ve been out of employment for a while and need to dress to impress.

Dress to impress


Timpsons (This will take  you to the page ) provide free dry cleaning for people who aren’t employed who are needing interview clothes.

We’ve got some tips on nailing a new job and refreshing your CV. Let’s get everyone working!

Everyone working

We are dedicated in providing you with the best personal recruitment service. Please Contact us  and we will be there every step of the way to help you in the process. Providing you with support on how to prepare and impress.  Check out  our tips, hints and support article and remember to Follow us on linkedin and Like our facebook page. For even more help with your search read out article Advice to find a new job.