Monday, December 14, 2015
The holidays are just around the corner but plenty of employers are still active in their search for the right candidates to fill vacant positions. Don’t miss out on employment opportunities during this time and stay connected with the RMS Recruitment, PA, Admin and Secretarial App. We are giving out £10 John Lewis vouchers to the first ten candidates to review our app. Today’s technology now makes placements easier for candidates, employers and recruitment agencies alike. Mobile apps like the RMS App are now making the hiring process more convenient for job seekers of today. Candidates can receive notifications in real time about their prospect employers and dream jobs. This way, you would not miss an employment opportunity even if you are on vacation.
Sunday, December 13, 2015
Reputable recruitment agencies in West End like RMS Recruitment have to research and work hard to understand the culture of your company so that they can assess what you need in a candidate to help you propel your business forward. This, in turn, will ensure that the candidates you shortlist are all potential good fits in your company. Similarly, a recruiting agency expects to deal with potential candidates who appreciate the changing nature of the process of recruitment. Today, the emphasis is on experience, practical skills in terms of what the recruiting company or organisations want.
Saturday, December 12, 2015
Everyone knows that securing a quality reference can mean the difference between getting your dream job and being passed over for another candidate. Over one in two employers cite poor references as a reason to withdraw their offer of employment. Don't let your opportunities go to waste just because of a poor reference. There are different ways on how you can secure genuine references and how to be sure that your boss will give you a great reference. Why Acquire References? References are an important tool for employers in proving that you are a trustworthy and hard-working employee. In fact, most PA recruitment agencies will recommend that you have character references available on your CV, but did you know that it could be more valuable not to give more detail than is required? Instead of a list of names and contact details, it can be more useful to simply state 'References are available on request' on your CV.
Friday, December 11, 2015
Making the most of the long holiday period coming up by ensuring you are available for work throughout the festive season will increase your chances of getting hired. Ultimately, Christmas and New Year are often busy times for companies and they need all hands on deck at times when permanent employees may be to taking some time off to be with family or friends. While you are taking part in the festivities, don’t forget to stay in touch with temp recruiting agencies in London. London is a prime city for temps, and working as a high level temporary PA can be a rewarding job that can lead to a variety of permanent job offers. When you've been employed by some of the leading companies and corporations in the United Kingdom you can be sure your CV will be looked at in a positive light by permanent employers around the globe.
Thursday, December 10, 2015
Inductions to new jobs are intimidating both for employees and their new employer. On one hand, the experience should be enjoyable, welcoming newbies in with kindness and understanding. On the other, however, employers need to design stream-lined ways of transmitting necessary information so that candidates can work successfully as soon as possible. Some companies unfortunately struggle with this. In fact, an ineffective onboarding process has been identified as one of the top ten reasons an employee will quit their job. Each party has so much to give the other, so consider the factors below for an effective induction design and participation as advised by top recruitment agencies.
Wednesday, December 9, 2015
According to Digital media and Social Media Forum, only 40 per cent of UK businesses use social media in their recruitment process. Compare that to the 87 per cent of recruiters in the US that include social media in their hiring strategy, the UK is lagging so far behind. Being one of the leading secretarial recruitment agencies in London, RMS Recruitment we recognise the potential of using social media in search for skilled candidates in order to meet today’s demands. We use social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Blogs and News to cast our nets wider and farther. Combined with our RMS Recruitment PA, Admin, Secretarial Jobs mobile app, we expand our client database.
Sunday, November 29, 2015
Companies that strive for excellence and success will also need to invest in their future, and, according to a recent survey, one of the most worthwhile investments businesses can make is a top-notch permanent staff. As firm Robert Walters puts it, going for permanent staff is a “bellweather of market confidence” and delivers a good message for junior staff. High Demand for Junior Level Employees According to a recent Hiring Intentions survey, 77 per cent of employers are planning on hiring secretarial and support staff before the year end. The survey also showed that 54 per cent of these companies are seeking junior level employees, while 43 per cent are looking for mid-level employees.
Saturday, November 28, 2015
While it’s true that having a high IQ can open doors to more opportunities and better jobs, this is not enough to achieve success. What people, especially those looking for a job, should work on is improving their emotional intelligence. In fact, most experts see that the majority of people who are at the top of their game tend to have higher emotional intelligence than other people. Emotional Intelligence and IQ Since the concept of emotional intelligence was first identified in 1995, it became an explanation behind a peculiar finding, wherein people having average IQs outperform those with superior IQs 70 per cent of the time. Emotional intelligence is something intangible, and it affects how a person manages his or her behaviour. This is also the factor that helps them navigate through social complexities and make personal decisions.
Friday, November 27, 2015
There’s no stopping the prevalence of selfies on social media, and the word itself has even warranted a space in the Oxford English Dictionary. Selfies are being taken on special occasions, from holidays, festivals and birthdays, to chance encounters with favourite celebrities. Even non-special and ordinary days are, for some people, the perfect opportunity to take the perfect selfie. Selfies posted on Instagram, and even on the new platform called Snapchat, are some people’s way of getting through an uneventful Monday and celebrating the arrival of Friday. While selfies may seem like harmless fun, these can lead you into trouble in your workplace, especially if you post inappropriate ones.
Thursday, November 26, 2015
Several new sources have recently reported on the skills shortage problem Britain is currently experiencing. According to the study, the skills mismatch in Britain has only become worse each year since 2012. In fact, on the Hays Global Index, Britain scored 9.7 out of 10 on talent mismatch, which they claim to be among the worst in Europe. As employees find it hard to get jobs and employers have a hard time looking for the talent they need, how can the nation overcome this issue in the coming years? Top recruitment agencies in London like RMS Recruitment have the answer. Recruitment companies in London regularly compile a list of skills shortage based on their recent experience. According to the records, the skill requirements that are left unfulfilled the most include: languages, immediate availability, secretarial training, Executive Assistant (EA) skills rather than PA skills, industry experience, and clients asking for a degree qualification.
Wednesday, November 25, 2015
With over thirty years of combined experience in the business and recruitment management industries, RMS Recruitment has dealt with all kinds of requests from clients regarding recruitment. Some of our top candidates have ended up working as PAs for famous personalities, wealthy clients, and major organisations all over London. High-profile clients usually have specific demands and greater expectations, which is why the recruitment process must be stricter. With our experience and expertise, we excel at recruiting only the best candidates even for the most unusual PA jobs in London. One of the challenges in recruiting PAs for the rich and famous is finding the right candidate for the right job, whilst protecting the client’s identity like the crown jewels. A candidate might possess the skills required, but the client may still turn him or her down.
Monday, November 23, 2015
Do you think you have what it takes to get to the top? Forget about working your way up the ladder for the moment. Just try drawing an “E” on your forehead to find out whether you’re an office hawk or a bunny. Take a selfie and send it to us, and we will tell you what it reveals about you. You may also win a £20 John Lewis voucher if you have one of the best E-selfies! Background of E-Test The “E” test is just one of the many used by social scientists in measuring a person’s ability to understand other people’s perspective. A group of American social scientists, led by Adam Galinsky at the Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management, used the “E” test, along with other techniques to study the link between empathy and power. It was found that people who are in the position of power share a common way of writing the “E” distinguishable from that of followers.
Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Receive a £100 John Lewis voucher when you apply for and are appointed to fill new PA jobs in London, through our new “RMS Recruitment – PA, Admin, Secretarial Jobs” app. Accept a new PA job this October using the new “RMS Recruitment – PA, Admin, Secretarial Jobs” app and have a chance to receive a £100 John Lewis voucher from us. Job processing in London should not only be speedy, but also accurate. With the new RMS recruitment app, the correct applicant will be matched with the right job, in less time than before.
Monday, October 19, 2015
As the UK emerges from the recent recession, employment confidence is high again during the second quarter of 2015, according to The Glassdoor UK Employment Confidence Survey. With this positive news, we at RMS Recruitment, serving as one of the top recruitment agencies in London, would like to announce that our company is officially back to pre-recession staffing levels with new members joining the RMS Team. RMS Recruitment proudly welcomes Kathryn Blacker as a full-time consultant this summer. Kathryn Blacker graduated from Leeds University with a 1st in Business Management and Marketing in the year 2013. Due to her keen interest in Sales and Marketing, she went on to become an Account Manager at a live video streaming agency. There, she thrived on working in a client-facing managerial role for accounts in music, fashion and publishing. After a while, Kathryn sought out job opportunities that offered team-oriented, friendly environments.
Sunday, October 18, 2015
As one of the leading temp recruitment agencies in London, we at RMS Recruitment strive to maintain the quality of our services. One way we do this is by making sure that our employees stay productive, competent, and healthy. According to the British Occupational Health Research Foundation, 40 percent of the working population is affected by back pain and an approximate 50 million working days are lost annually due to such injuries. It also costs a total of about £5 billion in sickness absence every year, which amounts to £200 for every absent employee. On our part, we are adopting an ergonomic workplace by bringing in new office chairs. Workers in the office like temps, PAs, and secretaries know just how critical a good office chair is to one’s wellbeing. Georgie, one of RMS Recruitment’s consultants, suffered from a bad back which caused great discomfort while working. We invested in a new office chair with advanced ergonomics for Georgie.
Saturday, October 17, 2015
It’s common knowledge that educational success is one of the top considerations an employer makes before hiring a prospective employee. This practice has been supported by many individuals and companies across many industries. However, there are those who question its practicality. While education is undoubtedly important, others believe that the individual skill set and personality should take precedence over academic achievement. Over the years, many companies have embraced the latter idea and have benefitted from it. Despite this fact, according to a BBC news report from 15th June 2015, many elite firms continue to ‘sideline’ the large potential that many applicants possess in favour of those from the top universities, specifically the 24 that belong to the esteemed Russell Group.
Friday, October 16, 2015
Working as a personal assistant (PA) may be the opportunity that enables you to amass career experience and springboard yourself to higher corporate positions down the line. It can be even better when you’re assigned to be part of a major company’s senior staff. Securing such an opportunity is made easier by accessing job lists through a London PA recruitment agencies app like RMS Recruitment – PA and Admin Jobs. Typical Features Many recruitment apps for PA and secretarial jobs currently downloadable today have a number of features common among them. These include a list of open candidate positions, a calendar to guide you on your next interview, and ability to submit your CV. Most of all, they are available for all existing mobile platforms and operating systems.
Thursday, October 15, 2015
Becoming pregnant is a life changing event for everyone concerned. For women in the secretarial profession, it also means new challenges such as being able to go on leave and having a job to return to when they’re ready. Being hired by an employer that’s considerate enough to allow you the leave you need at no risk to your job may be possible, with secretarial recruitment agencies in London like RMS Recruitment helping find that suitable fit. Basics Eligible employees are allowed to take up to 1 years’ worth of maternity leave. Employers are required by law to allow expectant female employees to go on leave starting 11 weeks before the predicted birth date. In turn, employees are responsible for having a roadmap ready for their temporary departure, changeover of responsibility, and a return to action. The government’s launch of shared parental leaves in June 2015 also gives couples better flexibility on how they can address parenthood, especially if they’re first-timers.
Friday, September 25, 2015
Now known as one of the top recruitment agencies for secretarial jobs in London, RMS Recruitment has never rested on its laurels since its inception in 2000. We aim to assist our clients in finding high-quality candidates swiftly and efficiently—and one way we do this is by ensuring they have access to all the information they need in making their recruitment decisions. So this August, we are launching a new website feature through our “For Clients” and “Contact Us” pages that gives our clients the option to send a temporary or permanent vacancy request as well as request more information sources such as a brochure, temp rates, newsletters, or business terms.
Thursday, September 24, 2015
July marks another milestone for one of the leading secretarial recruitment agencies in London, RMS Recruitment, with the launch of our new mobile app “RMS Recruitment – PA, Admin, Secretarial Jobs.” Job seeking and hiring has never been easier! Our app now allows clients to offer jobs instantly and candidates to find new openings as soon as they are posted. From August 1st to October 31st, we will make the posting and searching more exciting for you! The first secretarial candidate who applies for a position via the RMS Recruitment app and is offered a position before October 31st will get a £100 John Lewis voucher. On the other hand, the first client who posts a position through the app and offers a secretarial position before October 31st will also receive a £100 John Lewis voucher.
Saturday, September 19, 2015
A job interview can be considered as the final wall that separates you from your dream job. While job interviews certainly put an emphasis on one’s on-the-spot intellect and tact, you can never rule out the advantages of looking your best. This holds true whether you are attending an interview at either a potential employer’s office or an initial interview at one of the more trusted recruitment agencies in the West End or elsewhere in London. To better understand this, you simply have to take note of how important a first impression is in all social interactions, including job interviews. In such a professional setting, your end goal is to subtly, but effectively, convey competence, neatness, professionalism, and attention to detail through your appearance. In addition, looking good can give you the confidence boost you need to answer any difficult questions interviewers may have lined up for you.
Thursday, September 17, 2015
Many online job-posting boards have seen an increase in online applications submitted through mobile applications. This trend does not entirely come as a surprise. After all, staying connected through mobile devices has become more of a necessity these days rather than a mere diversion or idle inclination. Specific apps and websites enable people to shop, stay in touch, be productive, and even make their next career moves. Indeed, the job application process these days can be as easy as a few swipes on one’s mobile phone. Candidates, however, are not the only ones who benefit from mobile connectivity. Many agencies also recognise the benefits of utilising mobile apps for personal assistant or PA recruitment purposes.
Tuesday, September 15, 2015
There was good news for many workers in Chancellor George Osborn’s Budget speech in July. He announced that next year would be the debut of the new national living wage. Starting April 2016, workers aged 25 and above will be paid £7.20 per hour, which is up from the National Minimum Wage of £6.50 an hour for those 21 years old and above. The aim is to progressively raise the national living wage until it reaches £9 per hour in 2020. While this is good news for the workforce in the rest of the country, London’s minimum wage still beats it at £9.15 per hour. The problem is, competition in the London employment market is generally tough, making it difficult for many to land a job.
Monday, September 14, 2015
RMS Recruitment loves to celebrate weddings. In fact, we’ve celebrated two staff weddings just this summer. So before we proceed discussing holiday entitlement and weddings, we would first like to congratulate our very own Natasha Webb, now Mrs. Natasha Greely and Laura Hayhurst-France, now Mrs. Laura Lennard. If you’re looking for PA jobs in London and are soon to be married, just as Natasha and Laura did, it pays to learn how to negotiate your holiday entitlement as a part your benefits package. Throughout the EU, UK has one of the lowest holiday entitlements. Statutory holiday entitlement in UK is up to 28 days (5.6. weeks for a 5-day week), including Bank Holidays. According to a PR Newswire article, employers typically provide either 20 (minimum), 25, or 28 days annually, excluding Bank Holidays.
Wednesday, August 5, 2015
Here at RMS Recruitment, we believe that we can’t be among the best secretarial recruitment agencies in London unless we keep up with the times. Thus, we find ways to continuously evolve our diverse suite of services as well as the overall operation of our firm. We strive to understand the unique capabilities brought by technology and the solutions they enable. Today, mobile phones are used for a staggering array of purposes. These technological marvels allow people to accomplish things on the go. With that in mind, we are glad to announce that we will be launching the “RMS Recruitment – PA and Admin Jobs” App. Through this, we are combining the power of mobile devices and social media to give users an easier time to find secretarial job openings and quickly file applications virtually anytime, anywhere.
Tuesday, August 4, 2015
Here at RMS Recruitment, we are always aiming to develop our services as one of the top temp recruitment agencies serving talent seekers and talent alike in the London area. This is why we are pleased to announce that we are launching an app that will make things easier for both our clients and candidates. The app is called “RMS Recruitment – PA and Admin Jobs”. How will this help our clients and candidates? Our temp agency recruits in London for favourites across multiple industries like finance and fashion. We vet and assess the companies through our long associations with them. This means we are able to provide the complete story instead of just a sales pitch. For any candidates reading this, what this means for you is that you will get full, unbiased details on the companies you’re considering, which will help you find a home that is right for you.
Monday, August 3, 2015
According to an article released by HR Grapevine, the top job searchers are more interested in the working environment rather than job perks and benefits. The study, participated in by students who have earned MBA degrees from the country’s premier business schools, revealed that 44% of the women and 46% of the men agreed that they were more likely to move to a different job if the culture and environment wasn’t according to their liking. According to them, they would very much prefer a job where the environment is supportive and constructive rather than aggressive and competitive. A company that puts emphasis on support and collaborative efforts is apparently what attracts the best hires in the country. This is contradictory to other’s belief that job perks and incentives are the best ways to attract high-performing staff.
Sunday, August 2, 2015
Some companies may have noticed that despite the huge number of people looking for jobs, applications remain low especially amongst the millennials or Generation Y. This can be problematic for a company for many different reasons: Generation Y, is the most-up-to-date generation in terms of technology use. They also possess information and skillsets that previous generations may not have had, and lastly, being the younger generation, they are the ones who are capable of working for longer years in a company. First of all, it is important to understand that there is no shortage of demand for new jobs. So why then are there fewer applicants? The problem is not the company or the job description, but rather the process of hiring itself. Generation Y is also the generation of tech-savvy youths who use their smartphones more often than desktops, or laptops.
Thursday, July 30, 2015
RMS Recruitment, one of the top secretarial recruitment agencies in London, launches a new mobile app called “RMS Recruitment - PA and Admin Jobs”. The new app is designed to benefit both candidates and clients with its various functions. Through the software, candidates can create a specialist candidate profile, secure real time alerts of relevant and suitable jobs, deliver availability directly to a RMS dedicated consultant, and gain access to the latest industry news on the company’s main website. Candidates can also apply and connect with RMS via their online profiles on platforms like Facebook, LinkedIn, and Personal Profiles. The app is developed by KeyApps, winner of the best recruitment agency app at the Mobile Recruitment Awards in 2014 and 2015. KeyApps is the market leader in developing mobile apps for recruitment agencies. The app has been released earlier in July and will be available on main app stores such as iTunes, Windows, Google Play, and Amazon.
RMS Recruitment, an established recruitment agency which specialises in bespoke hiring for various PA jobs in London, is expanding its business through the launch of their new mobile app. The company’s focus has always been to match candidates with the right clients by understanding the specific needs of each. The launch of the mobile app named “RMS Recruitment – PA and Admin Jobs” is designed to help the agency better provide for their candidates through a more reliable and convenient channel. The app’s launch further strengthens the business’s standing in a highly competitive market. As one of the top five secretarial recruitment agencies in London, RMS Recruitment prioritises continuous development. The “RMS Recruitment - PA and Admin Jobs” app is a step which will enhance RMS Recruitment’s digital and online presence in an ever-evolving world focused on technological advancements.