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News and commentary on the business world

We like to share what we’re up to and also when we find something that we think you’ll find useful too.

Keep an eye on this page for the latest recruitment insights, people news and, of course, an occasional reason to work with Six Degrees Recruitment.

Testimonials…

Here are a few thoughts from some of our candidates that we have worked with recently, we hope you enjoy reading them..   “Mark is very professional, confidential and diligent in his role, he listens carefully to ensure he fully understands the requirements of the position he is recruiting for. He successfully matched my skills…

Think outside the box when recruiting?

In a candidate driven market, finding that unique person to fill your role can be difficult. As an agency we will always try to find our clients candidates that match the brief as closely as possible. There are times when some creativity is required and when thinking outside the box may prove beneficial.   A…

You never get a second chance to make a first impression.    

  First Impressions count. A lot.   Within 5 minutes of an interview starting most recruiters have made a decision on whether they want to hire the person they are interviewing or not. According to Monster, first impressions rank second behind experience on the list of factors influencing the hiring process.   93% of hiring…

Returning to work after maternity leave

Here is a useful article dedicated to those who have been off on maternity leave for a while and who are about to return to work, with all of the worries that go with it!! Childcare booked – check. Return to work date agreed – check. Sense of calm and wellbeing? Not quite there yet.…

Adding a Non-Executive to a small business

Here at Six Degrees we have been involved in recruiting a number of Non-Executives for different companies in Cumbria. The below article resonates well as recruiting a Non Executive for a small business isn’t about governance, it is about what they can do to help drive the business forward along with utilising their skills and…

UK Unemployment Rate falls again..

Figures are showing a strong labour market as this BBC report states: UK unemployment fell by 75,000 in the three months to July, bringing the jobless rate down to 4.3% from 4.4% in the previous quarter. The rate remains at its lowest since 1975, but a squeeze on real incomes continues, according to the Office for…

Guest Speaker talks about organisational culture measuring up to success?

Six Degrees are delighted to welcome Jayne Pugh from CanDo Creative as a guest columnist, discussing organisational Culture. Imagine a workplace culture where there’s excitement in the air, where everything is done to enhance the customer experience, where creativity thrives and teams quickly adapt to unforeseen circumstances, where your senior team works toward a shared…

Celebrating 5 Years recruiting in Cumbria

Closing the gender pay gap

According to the 2016 Gender Pay Gap report from the World Economic Forum, it will take a staggering 170 years to close the world’s gender pay gap at current rates of progress. This reflects both the lower participation levels of women in the labour market, and the differences in pay in work, even though women…

14 core practice areas of Management Accounting

By sourcing, analysing and communicating the relevant financial and non-financial information, management accounting has the tools and techniques that are essential to watertight decision-making – and the long-term value that depends on them. Management accounting adheres to and delivers the Global Management Accounting Principles across 14 core practice areas, covering all appropriate parts of your business.…

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