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?

Cast UK welcome 3 new hires and 1 promotion

We're delighted to announce a trio of new hires, Ben Oliver Campbell, Charlie Lambert, Ben Smith and one promotion, Rowan Kimmins, who will all be strengthening the recruitment team at our head office in Manchester.

5 reasons to work at Cast UK

Whenever I meet with candidates to discuss opportunities here at the Cast UK, I always ask them; “what strengths can you bring the team?”, “what makes you stand out against other candidates?” or “why do you want to work at Cast UK?”.

5 key themes from the Recruitment Agency Expo

Yesterday our Marketing team and our HR and Training team headed down to Birmingham for the 2016 Recruitment Agency Expo.

Why do recruitment clients ask for poor service?

I have worked as a professional recruiter for almost 12 years and it still amazes me that some clients insist on receiving poor service from recruiters – in fact they request it!
Picture this…

A client (let’s call him John from ABC Limited) needs a new manager to join his team. This need is pretty urgent as it is due to the previous incumbent resigning and now working his month’s notice. So what does John do? Now, if he is new to recruitment he may Google agencies within his sector. If not, then he may look up his recruiter contacts he has dealt with over the years. Either way, he will have an overwhelming urge to contact lots of recruiters and brief them on his requirement.

Hot seat: Consultant, Tessa, on her career move from Buying to recruitment

Cast UK are looking to double the size of our team in 2016 and we are in search of ambitious industry professionals from within our specialisms to become the next rising stars of our business.

Tessa joined Cast UK from a 5-year career in Fashion Buying in the retail industry with a Post Graduate Certificate in Buying and Merchandising. Tessa is a consultant on our Purchasing and Supply Chain team and has been as Cast UK for 3 months now, recruiting for Buying and Merchandising roles in the Retail and Wholesale sectors across the UK. We spoke to Tessa to find out why she chose a career move to the recruitment industry and what benefit her industry knowledge has provided.