Author: Suzanne Elsdon

5 ways to make sure a candidate fits your culture

Company culture and employer brand is more important than ever, and making sure that the people you hire fit into that is crucial to the success of both your business and the employee.

Pay growth reflects the tightening employment market

The latest ONS figures show that unemployment for the quarter ending in June fell by 57,000 on the previous three months, while the jobless rate stands at a 42 year low of 4.4%. Statistics show that employment now stands at the highest rate ever since records began in 1971.

Hotseat: Jack Rogers on his career in Logistics recruitment

Jack Rogers is part of our Logistics team, recruiting Logistics, Transport, Warehousing and Distribution professionals across the South West and London. He has been with us for 5 months now but prior to this Jack has 3 years recruitment experience in markets from IT sales to the Public Sector.

Cast UK welcome Olivia Fisher to the team

We’re excited to welcome Liv Fisher to the team at our Manchester head office!

UK vacancies and applications on the up

In July, the UK as a whole experienced a 1.1% increase in candidate applications, as well as a jump in the number of advertised vacancies, according to the latest figures from CV Library. There was an 8.3% rise in job vacancies during the period of last month compared to the same period in 2016.

Hotseat: Charlie Lambert on her career in recruitment

Charlie is part of our Retail team, recruiting Buying, Merchandising and Design professionals across London and the South East. Charlie has been with us for 5 months now but prior to this she has 5 years’ experience in retail. Her previous roles include working for the Arcadia group, fashion design roles within the non-profit sector and multi-product design roles, specialising in womenswear.

Annabel Plowman on preparing for Black Friday & retail 'peak'

Annabel Plowman heads up the Retail and FMCG team here at Cast UK and has worked in recruitment for over 3 years now but prior to this she worked in the Retail sector.

Employers – get the most from your recruitment consultant

Whether you’re new to using a recruitment consultant or you've been dealing with them for a long time, have you ever considered whether you’re really making the most of what they have to offer?

Managing & Accepting Job Offers

Being offered a job is always a great feeling!

However, it also poses some important questions; how do you go about accepting the job, or even declining the job if you have to? How do you negotiate yourself the best salary? What do you do if you have more than one offer on the table?

Preparing for interview

Securing an interview is both a huge accomplishment and a nerve-wracking situation.  

While it is completely normal to feel nervous, it is essential that you are as prepared as possible. Preparation will see that you are as comfortable and confident as possible during an interview,  which contributes hugely to your potential success.