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Recruiters, Hiring Manager and The Common Goal

It’s fair to say that recruiters and hiring managers share a common goal - to hire the best talent. So, in theory, you would expect them both to get along effortlessly. The reality is that we often find misaligned expectations, causing friction from each side. They...

The reality of loving what you do

“Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” This is a quote that a lot of would-be entrepreneurs use & talk about prior to starting their own business. I’m sure you’ve heard it once or twice over the years. It’s a nice saying,...

Recruitment Business Websites: Decision Time

If you're starting your own business - irrespective of the industry - building a website is now an essential part of your startup cost. Having a home (a digital shopfront) gives prospective clients a place to visit and learn more about your services, particularly if...

Starting a Business? The Questions to Ask and Why

Recruiters know the importance of asking questions. It’s that necessary step in every interview when it’s the candidate’s turn to learn more about the job. Not asking questions is often seen as a mortal blow, an instant REJECT that sends candidates packing due to a...

Can you avoid failure as an Entrepreneur?

I don’t know you. But, if you’ve found yourself on a blog like this I would suggest you’re a recruiter. You’re good at what you do, with a clear command of the sector you work & you might have toyed with the idea of starting your own recruitment business over the...

Your Company Name: Covering All The Bases

A couple of years ago we wrote this article - which SSG clients and potential clients alike have found incredibly useful when coming up with the name for their new business. It's a significant moment when starting your business, and one which you cannot get away from....

9 Reasons Why We Won’t Invest In Your Recruitment Start-up

I often get asked what's our criteria and what do we look for in our budding recruitment entrepreneurs. When you’re looking for investment for your recruitment start-up, no matter how much research, contemplation and planning you do, the stakes are often high. When we...

Extending our Support Agreement with Diverse Recruitment

SSG and Diverse Recruitment are delighted to announce that we'll be extending our service agreement for another four years. We've had the pleasure of supporting Garry and his team since forming the business in 2015, and look forward to four more years of success and...

Why you are NOT cut out to be an Entrepreneur

It’s a bold statement, I know. But you & I both know, it’s true. Now I don’t know you (Or at least I assume I might not!). I don’t know your situation, I don’t know what stage of life you’re at & I don’t know what your real aspirations for your career &...

The Ultimate Social Media Strategy Reading List

Recently, we wrote about the importance of professional relationships in recruitment and career development. We've put together this reading list of useful articles to help you make the most of social media as a recruiter - which we'll add to over as new content as...

Recruiters focus on your relationship!

Are you a task-oriented or a relationship focused recruiter? Discovering which one you are is fundamental. Not just for your effectiveness as a recruiter, but also for your self-career development. What in the world is a task-oriented recruiter?! Task-oriented people...

NEW STARTUP: Celebrating the launch of ASJ Recruit

SSG are delighted to announce the launch of ASJ Recruit Ltd - headed up by Jess Reid. We've been working with Jess to make her dreams of becoming a recruitment business owner a reality, and we recently had the chance to catch up with her to find out how she's getting...

NEW STARTUP: The Launch of BCD Recruitment

SSG are delighted to announce the launch of BCD Recruitment - a business serving the construction market headed up by Gareth Hall. We've been lucky enough to catch up with Gareth and ask him why he's launching BCD Recruitment - and how he found the launch process with...

How to create video content in 3 easy steps

https://youtu.be/wvdqO19mWwU Video content is incredibly valuable - it drives engagement and promotes your brand - but it can be a very intimidating prospect to those who haven't created video content before. In this short series of articles, we're going to dissolve...

NEW STARTUP: The Launch of Bowella Recruit

SSG are delighted to announce the launch of Bowella Recruit - a new recruitment business headed up by Hayley Mitchell. Bowella Recruit specialises in the recruitment of office support, HR and legal professionals in the Cambridgeshire, Lincolnshire and Bedfordshire...

3 Easy Video Content Ideas for Recruiters

https://youtu.be/sg23UuKw_ak In the first of our video content blogs, we gave you just a few very good reasons to use video in your marketing strategy as a recruiter. In this instalment, we'll explore three very simple ideas for video content, which you can create...

NEW STARTUP: The Launch of RELOcruitment

We're delighted to announce the launch of RELOcruitment, a new recruitment business headed up by Scott Cook, launched and supported by SSG. We've been fortunate enough to be able to catch up with Scott during this exciting time and ask him all about his recruitment...

Using video content as a recruiter

https://youtu.be/XJGWHs4gk0A Video content won't have escaped you. You'll have seen video content on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Vimeo and - of course - YouTube. The question is, how can you make video content work for you as a recruiter? First, let's look...

NEW STARTUP: The Launch of King Healthcare

SSG are delighted to announce the launch of King Healthcare - a new startup headed up by Adam King and Becky Branson serving the healthcare sector! We had the pleasure of catching up with Adam and Becky and getting to understand their motivations for starting a new...

The Launch of Silico Search Ltd

We're very pleased to announce the launch of Silico Search Ltd, headed up by Mustafa Shreet. We were lucky enough to catch up with Mustafa and ask him about launching is business with SSG, and how it feels to be running his own recruitment business: Tell me about your...

Finding Balance: Working to Live OR Living to Work?

Do you work to live or live to work? There is often a lot of discussion about work-life balance and the impact it can have on people. There can be a tendency to spend a lot of time in the office as we do with our loved ones at home. The workplace is very competitive...

Motivation….and some SSG Facts!

Motivation is quite literally the desire to do something. It's the difference between waking up before dawn to pound the pavement and lazing around the house all day. It's the crucial element in setting and achieving goals. Figure out what you want, power through the...

Grooming Your Recruitment Business for Sale

At SSG, we support our clients on a whole number of levels. A common discussion we have is about grooming a business for sale. Thinking ahead and planning for sale is crucial so here are some broad elements that will need to be considered if you were looking to make...

Why Independent Recruiters Need Marketing Support

You’re an independent recruiter and you’re looking to attract more attention, but you don’t have a big enough budget to hire your own marketing team yet. So, what do you do? Well, you could find a business you can outsource the work to. If you choose wisely, they can...

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