Michelle Ansell's Blog (8)

Reach For the Stars

It is a big space theme this week; with the release of Star Wars, the Force Awakens and the first ‘official’ British Astronaut, Major Tim Peake to blast off to the International Space Station.  Over 40 years ago, I doubt Tim Peake’s parents, or, George Lucas could dare dream what might become possible.…


Added by Michelle Ansell on December 16, 2015 at 8:15am — No Comments

Competent Customer Contact Leaders Are Key To Drive Your Business Growth


Some of TeamDJ have seen Horrible Bosses 2 in recent weeks, not the best film in the world, (in our humble opinions).  Do not worry, we are not here to challenge Claudia Winkleman for the Film 2016 gig, but it did get us thinking of just how important it is for both business and employee at having respected, competent managers and leaders.…


Added by Michelle Ansell on October 22, 2015 at 4:28am — No Comments

Sorry We Can't Hire You - Wrong Industry

I have now been working in staffing and recruitment for a number of years and I am starting to see some interesting trends from both hiring managers and candidates.

One of the most common objections I have been coming across…


Added by Michelle Ansell on August 13, 2015 at 7:25am — No Comments

How to Recruit and Retain the Best Talent - Retention

Following on from our earlier post How to Recruit and Retain the Best Talent - Recruitment, we follow Recruitment with Retention:



Added by Michelle Ansell on February 14, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments

How to Recruit and Retain the Best Talent - Recruitment

There has been a great deal of news surrounding the uplift in recruitment recently, Jobsite stated that in a recent survey 43% of people in a new job, are already…


Added by Michelle Ansell on January 20, 2014 at 4:00am — 3 Comments

Recruiters Are Too Expensive! Or Are They?

There have been two articles these past few weeks which prompted this post;  one came into our email from Imriel Morgan at Talent Puzzle, referring to the fact that 
“Recruitment agencies can actually save you money!”(yes,…


Added by Michelle Ansell on November 5, 2013 at 11:30am — 4 Comments

Social Recruitment - The End Of the World As We Know It?

As with most years, there have been a deluge of articles posted already in 2013 making many predictions as to the trends, factors and challenges of the year ahead.  Of these, there have been a great number from recruiters and industry professionals discussing, pre-dominantly LinkedIn, and the demise, or, future of the recruitment industry in this social world. 

You can see two such articles  listed here from …


Added by Michelle Ansell on January 24, 2013 at 4:18am — 1 Comment

When is a Recruitment Specialist not a Specialist?

In recent weeks, we have been asked to recruit a number of newly created senior Customer Service appointments for organisations undergoing major transformation or change across their estate.  Whilst working with the COO for one of these businesses, to develop the profiles for these strategically important positions, one of the #TeamDJ consultants was asked if we could also help them recruit for a senior…


Added by Michelle Ansell on March 8, 2012 at 2:00pm — No Comments


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