Charles McKenzie Associates

What attributes do you need to be in accounting and finance?

Thinking of a career in accounting and finance? We’ve asked our clients what they look for in an ideal candidate in order to succeed.

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How to handle a candidate that rejects a job offer

Perhaps the most frustrating (and resource intensive) aspect of a direct recruitment process, when you have gone through 95% of the necessary work, and right at the last minute the candidate declines the job offer.

If you have a saving grace of a second best candidate, then it may be ok. But what happens when you have to start the whole process again? Read More

Basic reference checks to ask every referee

If your company is on a recruitment drive, how can you really know who you’re going to get? Candidates could submit amazing CVs and application forms, excel at the interview stage and still end up not being the right person for the position advertised.

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Eight lessons from the Apprentice to boost your career

Love it or hate it, the Apprentice is back with vengeance, as new candidates come together to compete and become Lord Sugar’s business partner and win a £250,000 investment into a potential business venture.

Whilst this may seem as far from the reality in job searching as you can get, between the tantrums and the personality clashes, there are some great dos and don’t’s to pick up for your own career or business venture. Here’s our eight favourites: Read More

The best advice you’ve never heard

You’ve created the perfect CV and learnt everything there is to know about how to write the ‘stand-out’ cover letter and finally you’ve practiced all the questions that could possibly be thrown at you at interview stage. What could go wrong?

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Retail recruitment to reach 15-year peak

With just over a third of retailers having increased staff numbers this year and sales volume growth above expectations, the recruitment rate is expected to reach its highest level for 15 years.

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30 Step Recruitment Process

From the moment Charles McKenzie Associates takes a call from an existing or new client, there is a 30-step recruitment process to ensuring the right candidate is selected for the position.

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Boom for financial services in last quarter

The financial services sector is helping to drive a boom for professional recruitment firms, which now have eight per cent more vacancies on their books compared to last year.

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how to gain regular feedback

How to get honest feedback

You’ve got your new job or been hired as part of a team. But how do you know on an ongoing basis how you’re doing? Whilst there may be formal appraisal processes in place, your first one may be months away, and you want to know right away you’re working along the right lines!

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Small Businesses Innovate for Growth

Good news for job seekers as the results are in for Hiscox’s DNA of an Entrepreneur report 2015 and more than one in five firms plan to recruit in the coming year.

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