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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.

How to use your online brand for career progression

The Internet has fuelled a lot of changes in the career progression game. According to research by ExecuNet, 77% of recruiters said that they used search engines to find background data on candidates. Not only that, 35% eliminated a candidate because of what they found online. Your online presence is your personal brand. In other…

Top five tips on attracting talent for small businesses

This article, written by James Caan, highlights five steps that should help you to attract the best talent available in your marketplace. We know that in Cumbria, it is finding the potential candidates that can prove to be the hardest part of successfully filling a vacancy. That is certainly where working with Six Degrees Recruitment…

Unemployment has risen in Cumbria.

According to the Office for National Statistics, there were 5,355 people claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance or Universal Credit in December, an increase of 70 compared to revised figures for November. There were rises in five of Cumbria’s six districts. South Lakeland saw the biggest rise, with 25 claimants, taking the total to 360 and equating to…

Search for staff gets tougher as vacancies reach record highs – REC

A report from the Recruitment and Employment Confederation today highlights that job vacancies in the UK has reached a record high yet again. With this comes the need to be more creative when searching for candidates to fill these roles. This is something that being located in Cumbria we are very much attuned to!  …

Chief Executive Required – Cumbria

We are delighted to have been asked to assist a local charity Eden Valley Hospice, a cause close to our hearts in their search for a new Chief Executive based in North Cumbria.    We would love you to Like or share this post and we will make a small donation for every like or…

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…

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