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SSG raise £520 for Macmillan

SSG raise £520 for Macmillan

On Thursday and Friday last week, SSG took part in the Macmillan "World's Biggest Coffee Morning", with team members baking cakes and raising money. The team raised over £520 for Macmillan Cancer Support - including a donation from the company. Congratulations to...

Imposter Syndrome and How to Overcome it

Imposter Syndrome and How to Overcome it

If you’ve thought about starting your own Recruitment Business, but have felt held back by thinking that you’re not really good enough, you could be suffering from Imposter Syndrome. This type of condition is described as a psychological pattern, where an individual...

What is Emotional Intelligence in The Workplace?

The notion of emotional intelligence was captured by psychologists Peter Salovey and John Mayer in a landmark article back in 1990. EQ is classified as the ability to identify, evaluate, and manage emotional responses in those around you, as well as your own self....

There’s No Need to Wait For Independence

It’s never too late to choose your own path when it comes to running your own business. When I’m talking to prospective clients one of the things I hear most is that they wish they’d done it 10 years ago. The main thing for me when I hear this is the fact that desire...

What Should My Professional Network Look Like?

Your professional network shouldn’t just be online, in places like LinkedIn, although the value of these types of networks isn’t to be underestimated. The value of real human interactions, made by attending networking events, training courses and other “real life”...

The Psychology of Time Management

There’s always a lot of jargon used when it comes to talking about mindset and the different psychological approaches to work. Really, all we’re talking about is how we can approach and complete tasks in a less stressful and more rewarding pattern. When you run your...

The Art of Deception. Is it a deal-breaker?

The Art of Deception. Is it a deal-breaker?

We’ve all sat across the table from candidates who were not forthcoming with their mistakes. It’s never a good sign and often a deal-breaker, especially when the issue is consistent and deliberately repeated. But sometimes we only see slight signs of concern. Let’s...

Client Focus: Robert Kenward of YOU search & select

Client Focus: Robert Kenward of YOU search & select

When it comes to attaining that perfect "Work/Life Blend", Robert Kenward has achieved everything he set out to accomplish. Robert has worked within the recruitment and events sector for over 17 years and explored the world of hiring from all angles – namely as a...

Client Focus: Tess Orchard of TO Resourcing

Client Focus: Tess Orchard of TO Resourcing

When it comes to attaining that perfect "Work/Life Blend", Robert Kenward has achieved everything he set out to accomplish. Robert has worked within the recruitment and events sector for over 17 years and explored the world of hiring from all angles – namely as a...

CRM – What Does it Mean to You?

CRM – What Does it Mean to You?

As a recruiter, admin isn’t always high on the list of priorities. However, your Sales pipeline definitely should be. Sales are always at the forefront when it comes to running your own recruitment business. As recruiters, we’re always on the hunt for the next...

What really motivates Recruitment Business Owners?

The study of why people do what they do has always been fascinating to the team here at SSG. Namely because, in investing & supporting recruiters in their own recruitment agencies, one of the objectives of SSG is to ensure that we support that business in line...

How to start a Recruitment Business: The Options

How to start a Recruitment Business: The Options

There’s no denying it; since 2003, the recruitment market has changed. Insightful I know. But it’s true; like many fantastic things, the recruitment market has changed, developed and progressed over time and therefore it has demanded that SSG do the same. While, back...

The Mindset, Tools & Resources You Need to Succeed

The Mindset, Tools & Resources You Need to Succeed

Is one of your main goals in life to start your recruitment business? Maybe building your own business has been on your mind for a very long time? I bet you've already heard the success rate or lack thereof for new start-up businesses from your current employer,...

Recruiters, Hiring Manager and The Common Goal

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

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

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

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?

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

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

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

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

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 &...

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