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Is Accountancy Practice Doomed?

By Paul Phipps Are The Days of Accountancy Practice Numbered? We recently had a rather interesting conversation with an individual, who claims to have an insight into the world of accountancy, which left us with the impression that this person, who shall remain nameless, thinks that the future of the accountancy practice is somewhat doomed,…

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Curtis Recruitment in ICAEW ‘Chartam’ Magazine

As some of you may remember from our previous blogs, in June this year, Curtis Recruitment sponsored the ICAEW Thames Valley Summer Celebration 2019 at Grenville Court in Burnham.  We were rather delighted, firstly to have been asked to sponsor the event, and then to have received some good exposure in the spring edition of…

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A Fabulous Four Years … and Not Out

By Paul Phipps Four years ago, on 31st July 2015, Debbie Curtis became Managing Director of her own recruitment agency with the incorporation of Curtis Recruitment Ltd.  She was assisted by Katie, who contributed massively with setting up the business.  This followed nearly three decades of working within the recruitment industry, much of which, was…

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A Fantastic Evening With ICAEW Was Had By All

After much planning and eager anticipation, Curtis Recruitment attended the ICAEW Thames Valley Presidents’ Summer Celebration on Thursday 6th June as sponsors of the event.  The summer celebration followed the Newly Qualified Members’ Ceremony 2019 for the newly qualified ACA attendees. Once the award ceremony finished, it was time to relax and enjoy some great…

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Is Your CV in Safe Hands?

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Life as an ethical recruiter is frustrating! You find a great candidate, spend a considerable amount of time interviewing and assessing their requirements and discussing suitable roles. At the end of that process, you establish the ‘right to represent’ and agree that you will forward their CV to one or more specific clients for roles…

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Recruitment Consultant or Shark?

By Paul Phipps & Debbie Curtis When GDPR came in to force in May 2018, we were rather hoping that a legal imperative would focus the attention of unscrupulous recruiters who send speculative CVs to prospective employers, without speaking to the candidate first, gaining right to represent and agreeing as to where they would send…

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Which Colour Pen Would You Choose?

Which colour pen do you prefer? Ahead of a regional ICAEW awards event that Curtis Recruitment have been asked to sponsor, we have had some branded notebooks and pens delivered.  However, due to a mistake with the pen colour, we have ended up with two different pens, one black and the other purple and black…

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The Changing Face of Employment

By Paul Phipps The robots are coming, and we’re all doomed! That’s certainly one view of the way in which the world of work is changing, albeit, a somewhat pessimistic outlook.  Whilst we may not yet be facing a life of servitude and redundancy at the hands of the machines of labour, mechanisation and digitalisation, technological…

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Should I Stay or Should I Go?

By Paul Phipps In the modern age, new phrases appear and disappear regularly and that’s especially true within business.  At the beginning of the twenty-first century, ‘staycation’ appeared in the English lexicon and in recent weeks, we have been hearing about a ‘stay interview’. In the sphere of HR, exit interviews are well known and…

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