Entries by Yasmin

How to stand out when candidates have the pick of the market?

Recruiting in a competitive market can be super hard! Especially, now that job vacancies are reported to be higher than pre-pandemic levels. Due to a mismatch between the high number of job vacancies currently available, and the shortage of candidates on the market, candidates have the pick of the bunch right now. This means it’s […]

Post Pandemic Recruitment

Now we don’t want to jinx anything, but can you believe COVID restrictions have finally been lifted and things are set to be going back to ‘normal’ – if we can even remember what that is! So how will recruitment fare in this new ‘normal’? What changes has the pandemic made that we predict will […]

Never underestimate the power of employer branding!

Now more than ever it’s so important to highlight your company culture and benefits in order to attract top talent. Just posting a job advert and hoping the applications flood in isn’t enough anymore. Gone are the days when having beanbags in the boardroom counts as looking after your employees! More and more we are […]

How do we look after our mental health?

Looking after your mental health is so important, and something that has only become even more magnified with the events of the last 18 months. In this blog, Marie and Yasmin share their thoughts… At Synergy, we’ve had a busy year to say the least. We had to manage home schooling alongside running a business […]

International Women's Day – The rise of the 'Mumpreneur'

The time of the ‘Mumpreneur’ is here! But what makes a mum so well equipped to be a business owner? It’s funny when you ask someone what they think a woman in business would look like. If you asked them to draw a picture, you’d likely be staring at Miranda Priestly from Devil Wears Prada. […]

How to attract the right kind of candidates in 2021

We don’t think there’s any denying that COVID-19 has changed a lot of things in our lives. The recruitment industry has seen a complete flip in the market over the past year, switching to a predominantly job-led market, (meaning there are more candidates available than there are jobs to fill) due to the unfortunate rise […]

2020 in review

It’s been a long time coming, but we are finally in 2021! We came charging into the new year with the “New Year, New Me” mentality (please tell us it wasn’t just us that were this hopeful) and very quickly, this was shut down. But, as we’re writing this from what feels like lockdown number […]

The formula for the perfect fit

When recruiting, it’s common to get a whole heap of applications for a role. Some traditional recruitment agencies focus on qualifications and quantity, sending over as many CVs as possible, that fit the job description. They’ll then often leave the client to sift through and choose which people may be most relevant. But is this […]

Let's practice what we preach

We are constantly saying that to find the best fit for a candidate and a client, you need to take the time to get to know them. To really understand their motivations as well as their wants and needs. Once you know this, it’s easy to see whether someone is right for the role or […]

Find the right candidate – pandemic or not

It’s been a bit of a strange time recently hasn’t it? (…Is that the understatement of the year!?) We’ve seen the job market do a complete 180°… As many of us know, unfortunately, there are a lot of candidates now looking for work, but not enough jobs on offer. Because of that, some businesses are thinking, […]

Break down the barriers of video interviews

Can you remember a time when face-to-face interviews were the norm? It feels like a distant memory doesn’t it?! We’ve all had to adapt to a new way of working, with face-to-face interviews being replaced by online interviews. But how can you be sure you’ve found the right fit? There are so many things to […]

Synergy Recruitment is one year old!

SYNERGY RECRUITMENT IS ONE YEAR OLD THIS WEEK!!!!! We can’t believe it. A whole year has flown by and we are still here to tell the tale! It’s been a whirlwind of a first year and it’s gone better than we could have imagined in our wildest dreams. We couldn’t let our ONE YEAR BIRTHDAY […]