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What would you do with an extra day off?

“Earlier this year, I stumbled across an advert requesting volunteers for the Alzheimer’s Society and Dementia. As somebody who had witnessed how Dementia could change people’s lives for the worse as my nan passed away after suffering from this illness, I felt it would be something I’d be keen to assist with. My life was in a pretty stable, happy

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Fighting for access to libraries for the children of the future…

Sheffield City Council has announced that our under threat local libraries will move into community control. This includes Totley library that our Director Louisa has been campaigning to save. Since October 2013 Louisa and a team of volunteers have been campaigning hard to keep their local library open. This has involved many public meetings, hundreds of consultation response forms being completed, countless petitions being

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Leap of faith

Our fearless consultant Ellis is all set to take a leap of faith and jump out of a plane on Saturday 11th July in aid of Whirlow Hall Farm. Ellis is no stranger to flying and has taken many foreign holidays, but this will be the first time she has actively exited a plane mid flight!  There’ll be no time

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Wellness Breakfast – Feel Good Factor

The Wellness Breakfast team: Hanna Leahy, Business Development Manager at SHU Centre for Sport, Exercise and Science, Louisa Harrison Walker, Director at Benchmark, James Wilson, the Sleep Expert, Lucy SIbbald, Benchmark Marketing Manager, Rob Shaw , Sales & Operations Manager and Anouska Carter from SHU Centre for Sport, Exercise and Science (left to right) Employee wellness was hot on the agenda for the

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Businesses Switch on to Working Fathers

At Benchmark Recruit we polled working fathers to reveal Yorkshire businesses are switched on to the pressures of family life, with 83% of respondents admitting their employers are flexible when it comes to their working hours. The survey questioned Yorkshire Dads on their working habits now they are fathers, and showed 20% have reduced their hours since having kids. Working

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Father’s in Business

With Father’s Day on the horizon, we’ve decided it’s time to uncover the truth behind father’s working routine, and how adaptable employers are around their family commitments.  Are businesses more open to male part-time workers?  Has becoming a father hampered your chances of promotion?  We want to hear from you. We’re asking you to help us by  taking part in our

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Embracing The Digital Demand

At Benchmark we’re spearheading the search for digital candidates in Sheffield to meet the digital job growth across the region. More than 5%* of job roles in Yorkshire are a result of the digital revolution and weren’t in existence pre 1990 – since 2004 IT and digital jobs have had a real impact in the national and regional employment figures,

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Heads Up For Neurocare

As a trustee of Neurocare, our very own Amy Tingle last weekend had the honour of handing out finishers medals for the Neurocare Head Start event at Rother Valley Country Park. In it’s sixth year, this event attracted over 600 runners and walkers and is set to make over £20,000 to fund life saving equipment for use in the Neuro

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Home grown strategy

Is it really so important to have a defined vision in order to take your business forward? Or should you just go with the flow? Nick Green looks at the vital role of strategy in uncertain times. To quote John Lennon, ‘Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.’ To anyone doing business throughout the past

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Role play can help your interview style

Communication coaches video their clients’ presentations to highlight distracting mannerisms or awkward body language. Role playing your interview from beginning to end (with a friend “acting” the interviewer) can do more than just reveal a limp handshake. A consistent message Your entire “performance” should allay an interviewer’s greatest fear – that of choosing the wrong person. Does your appearance, attitude,

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The five biggest hiring mistakes

Hiring the right people is critical for any business but especially for a small company with relatively few employees.  Hiring mistakes not only waste time and money, they create a ripple effect that impacts other employees and your business. Here are five hiring mistakes you absolutely must avoid: 1.  Thinking you can change a leopard’s spots.** All employees typically must follow

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Childcare costs hit women hardest

Women are being priced out of the job market because of deep government cuts in state funding for childcare, according to research published on Sunday. The study by the Institute of Public Policy Research (IPPR) thinktank challenges the claims made by ministers that their flagship welfare reforms will “make work pay” and encourage people off benefits and into work. Instead, the IPPR analysis highlights figures

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Agency workers regulations – new rights, new rules – what could it mean for my business?

Q: Agency workers regulations – new rights, new rules – what could it mean for my business? The Agency Workers Regulations (“AWR”) improve the position of temps (as agency workers are usually known) and may make them less attractive overall to businesses. The most important new right is the right to the same pay and conditions when a temp has

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Improve Your Applications

Improve your applications If you apply for a job, the least you hope for is to get an interview. Yet as many as 9 out of 10 applicants for a job fail at the application stage, and often because of basic mistakes. Faced with a mountain of applications, employers look for simple way to sift out large numbers of applicants

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Yorkshire Post Excellence In Business Awards – Most Outstanding Employer!

Well, it is only right we practice what we preach, so we were delighted to be shortlisted for The Yorkshire Post Most Outstanding Employer in recognition of the policies and processes we have in place to reward, retain and develop our internal staff. Judges visited our offices, grilled the boss ladies for a few hours, then interviewed the team. The

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Hats off to the team for these thank you notes…

“I would like to say a big thanks to Benchmark Recruit especially to Michael Jakeman, who has been one of the best recruitment consultant I’ve come across . Today I secured a temporary position at South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive with all the help and support of Michael. Michael has been really helpful and supportive in finding me the right job that’s suited my

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Are students making the right choice?

We believe that students should choose their degree carefully after a national report revealed a quarter of employers are struggling to find good graduates to fill job vacancies. With A – level results being released today, it is more important than ever for students to make the right decision. Benchmark Director Louisa advises young people who opt for university to

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Championing the cause for local libraries!

Sheffield City Council has announced that our under threat local libraries will move into community control. This includes Totley library that our Director Louisa has been campaigning to save. Since October 2013 Louisa and a team of volunteers have been campaigning hard to keep their local library open. This has involved many public meetings, hundreds of consultation response forms being completed, countless petitions being

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All aboard, full steam ahead!

All aboard, full steam ahead! We are delighted to welcome back Melanie B and Amy T who have both had babies recently. They are both looking forward to getting stuck back in, speaking to grown ups and not being covered in baby food! Also welcome to Rebecca Morris who joins our buoyant legal desk, and will be covering legal roles

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Wrigleys Take The Benchmark Approach

Wrigleys take the Benchmark approach to employment WRIGLEYS Solicitors in Sheffield has made two new appointments with the support of a new approach to candidate selection from city recruitment and retention specialist Benchmark. Rachel Disney and Hannah Strafford both underwent Benchmark’s assessment morning of competency-based activities designed to draw out the exact experience required for the job. Rachel, who previously

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Team Assist for Doncaster Rovers!

Team Assist he shoots he scores…. We are delighted to have played a hand, or assisted (!) Jon in securing his dream role at Doncaster Rovers. He beat off stiff competition to secure the role and commented…. Jon said: “I am delighted to have joined Doncaster Rovers at such an exciting time for the club. “I’ll bring with me experience

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Gold at Transform Branding Awards 2013

Benchmark and Attract UK have won Gold at the Transform Awards 2013! After our fantastic rebrand, courtesy of Liam Swift from Attract, we were shortlisted for the Transform Award for the ‘Best rebrand from professional services sector’. Being up against other fantastic nominee’s, Attract were announced winners at the awards ceremony which was held in London this month. We would like

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Placement For BBC’s Young Apprentice Winner

With the support of the award-winning Sheffield recruitment and retention specialist, Rotherham steel stockholders C Roberts Steel Services has appointed Ashleigh Porter-Exley, winner of BBC’s Young Apprentice, as a new sales executive.  Part of the Barrett Steel Group, the Eastwood firm hold in stock the largest range of steel in the country. Ashleigh Porter-Exley, sales executive at C Roberts (pictured

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Benchmark Recruit Makes a Move…

Benchmark have moved to new offices. After six years in Omnia Offices we have taken the plunge and moved to newly refurbished offices in the Workstation. The offices have been kitted out with bespoke interview rooms, great big board room and a smashing open plan main section with plenty of space for expansion. Come check out the picture on the

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Benchmark Rebrand

Rebrand – its all change for Benchmark as we launch our new website and corporate branding. With the assistance of Liam Swift from Attract we have tapped into the essence of what we do – help people achieve their ambitions and realise their potential. All the images relate to childhood ambitions, and if you see our business cards, you will

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Out of the recruitment office…

We may be sharp-suited city slickers…but there’s nothing the team at Benchmark Recruit like more than an escape to the country. And that’s why we have become members of the 480 Club, the business organisation that supports the city’s Whirlow Hall Farm. Whirlow Hall Farm Trust is the unique environmental and educational trust that works with inner city children and young

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Setting the Benchmark in recruitment for Ask 4

Featured in Recruiter Magazine: AWARD winning Sheffield recruitment and retention company Benchmark Recruit has launched an exclusive partnership with city Internet specialist Ask4. The deal, which sees Benchmark, the winner of the Yorkshire Post Excellence in Business Award, meeting all Ask4’s recruitment needs, strengthens the company’s position as South Yorkshire’s preferred recruitment supplier. The partnership also highlights Benchmark’s experience in

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Sheffield Business Awards 2011

Chuffed as punch, that is what we were! Shortlisted for young business person of the year Director Louisa Harrison-Walker. We were praised for our fresh approach to recruitment, how we have changed perceptions about the recruitment industry and the graduate scheme we undertook to recruit and train three local people The team celebrated accordingly, and lets just say heads were

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Benchmark Buddies Up With Relocate2!

At Benchmark, we’re really passionate about our fair city, and have found that our knowledge and expertise has been instrumental in attracting and encouraging talent to the area! To build on this, we have teamed up with Sheffield based relocation experts, Relocate2 and our new partnership ensures we’re uniquely placed to offer the finest relocation service in the region. Relocate

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