Everyone knows that securing a quality reference can mean the difference between getting your dream job and being passed over for another candidate. Over one in two employers cite poor references as a reason to withdraw their offer of employment. Don't let your opportunities go to waste just because of a poor reference. There are different ways on how you can secure genuine references and how to be sure that your boss will give you a great reference.
Although all of us will probably lose someone dear to us at some time during our working life, it almost always comes as a shock and while we probably know instinctively what to say to friends and family in their time of need, we often struggle to know how to support a colleague in the office. Death is still a subject to be avoided in the UK and grieving colleagues may take us far outside our comfort zone. What can we do to show the kindness and respect in the office, which would be second nature in our personal lives?
Making the most of the long holiday period coming up by ensuring you are available for work throughout the festive season will increase your chances of getting hired. Ultimately, Christmas and New Year are often busy times for companies and they need all hands on deck at times when permanent employees may be to taking some time off to be with family or friends. While you are taking part in the festivities, don’t forget to stay in touch with temp recruiting agencies in London.
Inductions to new jobs are intimidating both for employees and their new employer. On one hand, the experience should be enjoyable, welcoming newbies in with kindness and understanding. On the other, however, employers need to design stream-lined ways of transmitting necessary information so that candidates can work successfully as soon as possible.
As the weather is finally set to turn cooler, RMS Recruitment teams up with leading London style adviser and personal shopper, Hayley Richardson, to help our PAs and Secretaries stay smart in the office this Autumn.
According to Digital media and Social Media Forum, only 40 per cent of UK businesses use social media in their recruitment process. Compare that to the 87 per cent of recruiters in the US that include social media in their hiring strategy, the UK is lagging so far behind. Being one of the leading secretarial recruitment agencies in London, RMS Recruitment we recognise the potential of using social media in search for skilled candidates in order to meet today’s demands.
We all know about distractions in the work place, but what about the distractions we encounter when looking for that perfect PA or Secretarial Job? Faced with the prospect of spending a morning completing a job application, a basket full of ironing can seem an attractive proposition. Follow our tips on how to stay focused on your job hunt and you’ll soon have the “nice” problem of minimising distractions in the work place rather than outside it.
Companies that strive for excellence and success will also need to invest in their future, and, according to a recent survey, one of the most worthwhile investments businesses can make is a top-notch permanent staff. As firm Robert Walters puts it, going for permanent staff is a “bellweather of market confidence” and delivers a good message for junior staff.
While it’s true that having a high IQ can open doors to more opportunities and better jobs, this is not enough to achieve success. What people, especially those looking for a job, should work on is improving their emotional intelligence. In fact, most experts see that the majority of people who are at the top of their game tend to have higher emotional intelligence than other people.
As Spectre launches this week, we ask whether Moneypennny is the ultimate Secretary? Moneypenny has been through various transformations during the Bond films and we welcome her latest reincarnation as kick-ass Secretary to M, played by Naomie Harris.
These aspects of Moneypenny’s role certainly elevate it to Super Secretary in our view:
There’s no stopping the prevalence of selfies on social media, and the word itself has even warranted a space in the Oxford English Dictionary. Selfies are being taken on special occasions, from holidays, festivals and birthdays, to chance encounters with favourite celebrities. Even non-special and ordinary days are, for some people, the perfect opportunity to take the perfect selfie.