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Switch On To Young Talent

Benchmark switches on to fresh young talent by sponsoring the Best Innovation category in Sheffield City Council’s Code>Make>Win competition, also supported by Barclays.  The initiative is designed to showcase the best of students coding and digital making projects, supporting young talent by encouraging them to enter their creations. The Best Innovation award will run across all three competition age groups:

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Swing Into Action

Benchmark will be swinging into action this Friday in support of the Neurocare Golf Day at the Hallamshire Golf Club.  Now in its 11th year the Golf Day is a favourite in the Benchmark calendar as the business has supported the charity for many of these years. With 48 teams battling it out to take the winning spot on the

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All Set For Summer

We’re ramping up to a big summer at Benchmark with new faces joining the team and celebrations on the cards.  Check out the latest news from our HQ…. Make History With Us – Benchmark 10th Anniversary 2016 is set to go down in the Benchmark history books as we’re already planning our 10th anniversary celebrations in September – and we want you to be a

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Say It With Flowers

When a candidate hand delivers flowers and chocolates to thank you for helping to place them in a new role, it’s a great feeling and drives us on to keep delivering a first class service that genuinely makes a difference to people’s lives. Here we let the words speak for themselves – this was the message our consultant Becca received

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Creative Creatures

When you think of famous artists you don’t generally think of animals – well, thanks to Whirlow Hall Farm this is all about to change.   The charity is set to host a unique exhibition featuring artwork by their own creative creatures from the farm itself. The original artwork will be showcased at this exclusive event on Thursday, 28th April at

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What’s in a name?

From our experience a name says a lot, and a strong name will make someone stand out from the crowd.  We want our chicks to enter the world confidently and are taking the naming of them seriously. So far we have Whirlow, Beaksy, Penelope and Yeezy.  With 12 chicks we need a couple more inventive hen inspired names before our

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#Eggwatch LIVE

You heard it right #eggwatch is now live and broadcasting – simply click here to view the action from the hatchery. There are cracks appearing in egg 20, 7, 17 and 3 – we have our eagle eyes on the eggs to see which cracks fully open first.  The race is on, and whoever is closest to the arrival date and

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10 Really Weird Interview Questions

10 Mind-Boggling Interview Questions Real Companies Have Asked Interview questions. Let’s face it, in general they tend to be fairly standard most days and this can often be a mistake. With all the plethora of resources available on the web, the tried and tested thread of the usual competency-based questions can lead to pre-programmed answers, recited speeches and a great deal

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#EggWatch

We’re heading into week two of #eggwatch and the egg-citement (sorry couldn’t resist!) is building. Thanks to our ovascope we’ve been able to keep a beady eye on the chicks growth – this is where they’re up to at the development stage of Day 7/8. In total we have 20 eggs and potentially a third to a

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Laying The Foundations For A Strong Team

When it comes to recruiting new staff for your business, finding the right person can prove very time-consuming and expensive. In fact, according to a report by Oxford Economics, it costs employers £30,614 to replace a member of staff (this accounts for management time, loss of earnings and loss of productivity whilst training). That figure is shocking enough, but it

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Choosing A Good Egg

Fulfilling a role is one thing but finding an employee that has the skill set and the cultural fit to your business is hard to nail.  Finding a perfect candidate isn’t as easy as it seems, but if you have a firm process in place to sift out the golden candidates you will soon have your dream team. With

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Identifying Cracks In Your Business

Big on the agenda for our clients at Benchmark is retention – working with them to ensure longevity in employee /employer relationships.  Recognising any cracks in your business is key and being aware of issues early on will mean you don’t loose good people unnecessarily. We conducted research into employee satisfaction in their roles – our research is a real

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EGG-traordinary news

We’re going retro this Easter and are recreating the classic Easter classroom experience with an egg incubator! This is a real throwback to our youth and we’re super egg-cited to bring new life into the Benchmark world.  We’re all set to nurture the eggs, and watch them hatch before they are rehomed at Whirlow Hall Farm. This will probably be

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Vote For Values

Every month at Benchmark we have an internal vote called ‘Vote For Values’ where we decide which one of our fellow Benchmarkers has demonstrated best practice in the work place.  Each employee votes for the colleague they feel has demonstrated most of our company values, picking out positive moments from the month just gone – this can be anything from

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Carve Out A Strong Career Path

Do you feel like you’re watching colleagues take the next steps in their career and want to experience the same success?  If you’re looking to progress your career and have ambition to succeed you need to drive that enthusiasm in the right place, and in doing so carve out a strong career path for yourself. Broaden your horizons and make

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Love The Job You’re In

Considering we spend a large percentage of our lives in the work place it’s important to feel fulfilled and to take enjoyment in your role.  If you can learn to love your role you’ll be more productive, and bring positivity to your working environment which will also work to enhance your work/life balance. Demonstrating a love for your job isn’t

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Sheffield Roots

At Benchmark we’re proud of our Sheffield roots, and when it came to supporting the Master Cutler’s Challenge this year there was no question of doubt that we wanted to be involved.  Having the opportunity to support St Luke’s Hospice and Rotherham Hospice through this unique charity event is one we couldn’t resist, as they both provide invaluable services to

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True Colours

This week we played host to business leaders of Sheffield and South Yorkshire with our Perfect Pairings Business Breakfast. Our early morning starters entered into the spirit of the event taking on famous character names and finding their perfect pair.  So, we had Brad Pitt searching for Angelina and Homer looking for Marge all at the Workstation! Once connected we

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Perfect Pairings

With Valentines round the corner we couldn’t resist this opportunity to spread the love across the Sheffield business community with our quarterly business breakfast with a twist – Perfect Pairings. Following the great success of our two Business Breakfasts in 2015, by popular demand we’re back with this new twist.  With a strong business network we’re keen to share our

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Step Up For Benchmark Consultant Rebecca Morris

Benchmark’s Commercial Consultant Rebecca Morris has stepped up to Senior Consultant after a phenomenal 2015 where she exceeded all  expectations with the number of candidates she helped place in their dream role. In her new position Rebecca will head up a team of five consultants at the Sheffield recruitment agency, whilst also handling roles across the commercial sector, primarily focusing

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Big Kid In You

Remember when you spent hours deliberating what to put on your Christmas list and holding out for Father Christmas to bring you the goods?!  Well, with Christmas round the corner we’re feeling nostalgic – this week we asked each of the Benchmark team what was on their Father Christmas list when they were a kid. Louisa Harrison-Walker – Director “I

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Hands Up For A Career Move

Hands up if you’re looking for a career move in 2017?!  If so, our advice to you is be ahead of the game as it’s a crowded candidate market in January with lots of people looking to jump ship. It’s not a time to panic though, if you’re organised and know what you’re looking for you could secure your dream

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Benchmark Secures A Class Act For School Trends

Benchmark Recruit recently helped School Trends secure their newest recruit Kimberly Ward as Marketing Officer at the Sheffield based company. Kimberly was successfully appointed, and now works alongside the existing in-house marketing team to further promote the supplier of personalised school uniform. “With extensive internal and external marketing experience Kimberly stood out at the candidate searching stage, and we were

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Sharing Knowledge – Master Cutlers Ambassador Programme

Two of our Benchmark team, Ellis Ridge and Connor Welch, were on hand to support The Cutlers Made in Sheffield Ambassador Programme this week, when they joined a session to help deliver interview advice to pupils on the programme. The Cutlers Made in Sheffield Ambassador Programme is run by work-wise and delivers a high quality ambassador programme to students looking

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Find Interviews Boring?

We trialed a new way of recruiting  with competency based assessment days, giving our clients the chance to be Alan Sugar for the day. Our candidates were put through their paces with team activities, presentations, speed interviews and debating challenges all tailored to each client and each specific job. Each day has had a 100% hire success rate. Candidates have

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Thinking Outside The Box

We had the Sheffield business community quite literally thinking outside the box with our MADE Festival Fringe event at Benchmark HQ in partnership with Common Purpose.  We worked with Common Purpose, the leadership and development provider, to host a practical session focusing on the ‘Art of Collaboration’ to upskill attendees, and allow them to develop fresh techniques to broaden their

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Icing On The Cake

It’s been a memorable week for our Benchmark consultant Becca Morris – she nailed second place in the Neurocare charity Bake Off, plus the icing on the cake has been hitting her ambitions target for 2015 two months early! Becca cooked up a treat for Neurocare’s annual Bake Off going up against the city’s star bakers, showcasing her own signature

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Bonding over breakfast

Nothing like being handcuffed together for a bonding networking event!   That is what the guests to our second business breakfast were treated to courtesy of The Great Escape Game today. The Business Breakfast with a twist focused on team building through fresh and inspiring techniques, from the Great Escape Game and, business psychologist Simon Kilpatrick from Intrinsic Links.  This morning

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A New Chapter at Benchmark HQ

There’s the dawn of a new era at Benchmark HQ as Rob Shaw is promoted to Sales Director.  Rob will form a new partnership with Managing Director, Louisa Harrison-Walker to further develop the recruitment firm. Rob’s appointment comes as he returns to Benchmark following a year’s adoption leave.  Rob is set to help drive the business forward and continue to

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All work no play?!

We’re excited to announce details of our second Business Breakfast with a twist – on Wednesday, 14th October at 8am we’re partnering up with Sheffield’s Great Escape Game to deliver a networking breakfast focusing on fresh techniques to retain your best staff. The Great Escape Game, Sheffield’s escape room experience, will have practical games and an insightful tactics to encourage

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The Importance of Down Time

When embarking on a career, many of us thrive on being successful, climbing the ladder, breaking through that glass ceiling and, ultimately being well paid for our efforts. Whilst it is great to have a rewarding job and to be stimulated by the 9-5, it’s very easy for the ‘work to live’ ethic to turn in a ‘live to work’

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