Something a bit different for the Berry Rowan blog this time – from Jeanette. Some of my clients already know that my dear mother in law Pat (pictured) was diagnosed with dementia back in 2018. Some of you may have experienced the same and shared with me on those days when I was trying to … Read more Sharing Our Way of ‘Giving’ this Christmas
With summer holidays now a distant memory, we were thinking about ways of keeping the ‘summer vibe’ post-holiday happiness going in the workplace. Whether you work full-time or part-time you want an environment that encourages a fun but productive culture; where everyone enjoys what they do, and the job gets done. As Fun is … Read more Fun and Productivity in the Workplace
As a recruiter and a business owner, enthusiasm was one of the key values I wanted to instil in the business. You cannot underestimate the value of having enthusiastic people around you and introducing enthusiastic candidates to my clients. It stems from my own enthusiasm and passion for recruitment and it’s something that people comment … Read more Nothing Great Was Ever Achieved Without Enthusiasm
Our whole ethos at Berry Rowan is focused on five main values which we apply to everything we do. Over the next few weeks we are going to look at each of our core values, starting today with commitment. Let’s start with a definition: Looking around you every day you will see examples of … Read more What Is Commitment?
It’s the day after Mother’s Day and however you spent your day, if you’re a working mum you are probably heading back to work today or later this week. You may be a working mum through choice or through necessity. There are lots of dual-earning families out there – whatever the reason, you need to … Read more Working Mums Are Awesome
There is no doubt it’s a candidate driven market out there! So, if you’re hoping to secure the best candidate for your vacancy you have to act quickly. In the last couple of weeks, we’ve had employers who have delayed the second interview stage only to find that their preferred candidate has already taken a … Read more Act Quickly to Get The Best Candidate
Remember that the person reading your CV will be looking at lots of other CVs too. You need to make your CV easy to read so they can quickly get a good sense that you are a strong candidate for the job. Send a CV that is relevant to the potential employer – don’t be … Read more Do’s and Don’ts When Writing a CV
Did you know that in the period between Bonfire Night and Christmas employee engagement can take a dip? Maybe it’s the long dark nights or the colder weather, or because those summer holidays are a distant memory. As recruitment consultants we do know it’s also traditionally a time of year when a career change is … Read more Has Secret Santa Had It’s Day?
Prepare and be ready for some of the most common questions an interviewer will ask. Don’t memorise your reply, you want to sound natural and genuine. But, think about the main points you want to cover when asked Tell Me About Yourself – the interviewer doesn’t know you, so this is the chance to sell … Read more 9 Tips For Interview Preparation
A report published in May 2018 -The Modern Families Index 2018 – Employer Summary Report highlights that for many modern families dual-earning is commonplace. The number of families where both parents work has risen to 68%. In 2017, according to the Institute for Fiscal Studies report* 78% of mothers aged 24-54 were in employment (this is … Read more Dual Earning Families and the Supportive Workplace