The Global Recruiter - Recruitment Live 2014
Recruitment Matters “Inspirational and Effective Leadership”
Matthew Taylor (Resource Team Leader) and Richard Howard (Head of Payments Practice) are attending the Inspirational and Effective Leadership training day on Monday 24th November hosted by Recruitment Matters International.
Here at DP Connect we are continuously encouraging training throughout the business; whether that be a junior consultant taking their first steps in their recruitment career or those in a position of leadership or management still broadening their knowledge. The current market is changing rapidly so we need to be on top of these changes and have all our employees on the top of their game.
The Inspirational and Effective Leadership day focuses on those within a Managerial or Directorial position – helping them to enhance the management skills they have learnt to date and the best way to adapt these to promote loyalty, dedication and simply better results, from the teams they lead.
Looking forward to catching up with both Matthew and Richard after the course to hear any new methods or tools they have learnt to aid them in their management roles and also on building relationships for future success between their peers.
Computing and Technology Employment and Placement Fair – Thoughts of the day from Cherry Swayne & Mike Roberts, Cambridge
CBI: Education & Skills Conference - Feedback from Cherry Swayne
CBI Future Possible: Education & Skills Conference - Cherry Swayne, Head of Cambridge
With a recent increase in graduate employment and apprenticeship schemes, Cherry Swayne, Head of DP Connect in Cambridge, is today attending the CBI Education & Skills conference in Cambridge.
DP Connect Wins Recruiter Investing in Talent Award for Most Effective Flexible Working Strategy 2014
Quarter 3 Team Incetive Trip to Dublin!
What a lovely time had by all in Dublin celebrating the successes of Quarter 3 2014! If you would like to check out some of our snapshots from the weekend please take a look at our Facebook page!
Recruitment Roundtable Event in Cambridge – The ongoing challenge in recruiting Software Developers - Cherry Swayne, Head of Cambridge
Increase in Graduate hires within the workplace - our first-hand experience
We have seen a noticeable increase in clients taking on graduates this year and also being more open to hire less experienced people, giving them the opportunity to develop skills on-the-job whilst providing them with support and mentoring. It is really rewarding to place these individuals and to see them flourish. It usually means more effort on our part helping with writing CVs, preparing compelling suitability statements and preparing applicants for interviews but it is hugely worthwhile and genuinely appreciated by the individuals themselves.
Already we have seen a 20 year old we placed in June who has just been on 5 days of intensive and expensive training funded by his employer and who has been be-friended by contract and permanent colleagues alike who are sharing their experience (‘work and life’ apparently!).
A graduate who had been out of work for 4 months took the trouble to call us and say that he is loving the new job we got him. We later found out that he had volunteered to work on a Sunday to help his experienced team colleagues out of a tight spot. We were quietly surprised that he stepped up to the challenge of the work that was scheduled for that weekend given his limited experience but he took it in his stride and we are told that he did a very good job.
Not saying that every role can be filled by a junior of course, or by someone who is keen but not yet capable, and neither am I belittling the vast experience of our seasoned IT professionals without whom we would not have a business - just saying that everyone deserves a chance and a helping hand onto the IT career ladder! In an industry that suffers skill shortages on a regular basis why would we not welcome new comers and develop/retain the talent we already have.
DP Connect "Responsive" Website Launch