Top Ten Candidate Excuses

As recruiters it’s frustrating to hear if a candidate has not attended an interview, however some excuses we have heard over our 13 years have made us laugh. Here are our top ten worst, best or most unusual candidate excuses we’ve had over to get out of an interview. Some of them we hear time & time again, while others are somewhat less common!


Pros & Cons of using Job Boards

As a recruitment consultancy its no secret we use job boards. So it makes sense that as an internal recruiter you would use them too, but what are the pros & cons of using them?

5 Supply Chain Resolutions we all need to keep!

Just over a month ago many of us pledged to be different. With the excitement of the festive period a fading memory, the reality is that most of us have very quickly slipped back into the day-to-day routine and focussing on making it through the week.

Below are my top 5 supply chain resolutions… It’s only February… You’ve got time to make a couple more.

Value Architects: Are you ready for the 4th Industrial Revolution?

Having spent the last 3 months researching and writing my book about soft (people) skills, drawing on the behavioural science, social science, decision science and psychology the predicted cross roads for procurement is much closer than I thought! The advent of the 4th Industrial revolution is palpable and the work environment is already beginning to change.


Hotseat: Olivia Fisher, Procurement & Supply Chain specialist

Liv is part of our Procurement & Supply Chain team, recruiting within the Engineering, Manufacturing and Public Sector across North Yorkshire. Liv has been with us for 2 months now and her previous experience is predominantly within sales and customer service within the education and I.T. sectors.

ROI: Are Interim Managers good value for money?

We often encounter clients that tell us day rates for interim managers amount to daylight robbery, but is that really the case? There are many benefits to using an interim manager, they are often less expensive than you think & the ROI they bring is invaluable.

Comparing PAYE & Interim Managers

The biggest mistake clients make is to simply take the day rate & x it by the number of working days in the year, for example 260 x £500 is made to look like an annual salary of £130k!

In fact, this is far from the truth. In simple terms day rates should be calculated like this:

Is your Supply Chain ready for Brexit?

With post-Brexit trade negotiations still up in the air, both British and European firms are thinking about their supply chains and how they will be affected if mutually beneficial tariff deals with the EU aren’t achieved.

Brexit drives increased demand for Supply Chain & Procurement professionals

In quarter 1 of this year the number of supply chain and procurement roles in the UK rose by a huge 43% compared to the same period in 2016.

Filling the widening talent gap in procurement

In recent years the value proposition of a CPO has shifted as the procurement team are being asked to do more for less or to do many different things within the same team.

Emerging technologies transforming the procurement value proposition

The Deloitte Global CPO Survey for 2016 recently discovered that many CPO’s recognise that there are improvements to be made to the procurement process; cycle times need to be shorter, insight needs to be richer and performance needs to be more transparent and efficient. For these reasons it is expected that disruptive technologies will transform supply market-facing assets in business.