78% of People Can’t be Wrong

Would you apply for a vacancy on a job board that does not display a salary range? We recently asked this question in a poll on LinkedIn and the results were conclusive!  No, 78% of 3,965 respondents said they would not apply, but more on that later. The poll results and the post comments can…

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Is Your CV in Safe Hands?

CV Curtis Recruitment

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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Curtis Recruitment on Money Box Live

By Paul Phipps As an agency specialising in accountancy practice recruitment, we have been experiencing a severe shortage of suitable candidates for our roles and with unemployment running at 4.4%, it is not just our sector that is struggling with the light flow of candidates. On Radio 4’s ‘Money Box Live’ programme yesterday (28th February)…

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A Plea From a Seasoned Recruiter

Recruitment Consultant

I am getting rather fed up with the negative and disrespectful comments regarding recruitment consultants that are constantly being disseminated on LinkedIn. Why do people think that it’s acceptable to denigrate an entire industry sector because of a less than perfect personal experience? Most of the time and for most people, the recruitment process results…

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Happy Birthday to Us

Curtis Recruitment

Today we are jumping for joy as it is 2 years since we opened the doors at Curtis Recruitment and after 29 years of working within the recruitment industry, raising a family and the trials and tribulations of life, I decided it was time to go into business for myself. It has been a hard…

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Body Talk

Body Language

Whilst bumbling around on social media today, I came across an interesting article that debunks six of the most common assumptions about body language. Whilst we all know that the way people hold themselves can say a lot about them as an individual, is it really, definitively possible to establish someone’s honesty by observing body…

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Accountants Short on Numbers


Anyone working in recruitment couldn’t have not noticed the shortage of skilled candidates recently and this is especially true within the accountancy and finance sector. Indeed, this is not such a recent trend, it has been heading that way for several years and according to recruiters within the accountancy sector, this is due, in part…

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