Tuesday, 10 May 2011

A Marriage of Ideas

Hello Again

With the wedding of the decade out of the way and the prospect of full working weeks looming again we thought it would be fun to have our share of the frivolity and consider the links between a good marriage and good business relationship.

A Good Match
Wills and Kate had a long courtship and we think this might make sense in a business context too.  It is worth the recruitment consultancy and client taking time to get to know each other to ensure their styles and personalities are well matched.  With speculative CVs as welcome as cheesy chat up lines the emphasis is on taking actions that genuinely reflect the other party’s needs.

Not Just for Show
A big, showy wedding does not necessarily mean a successful marriage.  Likewise, handshakes at the end of a flashy presentation full of empty promises will only lead to a painful separation further down the line.  Two way communication, a sharing of ideas and a straightforward confirmation of commitment are the route to long term relationship.

Business Evolution
A strong relationship will evolve over time and both parties will be prepared to adapt to the other’s needs as they face new challenges together.  Today’s employment market is increasingly dynamic and it is vital for recruitment partners to be flexible in their actions and expectations.

You get the idea!

Latest News
Congratulations to the CIO we placed at a top 50 law firm and to all our other successful candidates.

Well done to our colleague Jade who completed the Brighton marathon in unseasonably high temperatures and raised £400 for International Animal Rescue.

Forthcoming Events
Directors Oliver Morris and Matthew Pike will be representing Picture More at the Legal Week Strategic Technology Forum in Spain.

We also have two teams entered in the KnowList’s charity golf day on 26th May comprising guests from Herbert Smith, Allen & Overy, Mayer Brown, Evident Legal and Picture More.

We are still looking to expand our own team with talented and enthusiastic staff.

We’ll catch up with our latest news and industry views in the summer.
Bye for now.

Tuesday, 1 March 2011

Practise What You Preach!

Hello again.

How is 2011 going? Picture More is having a great start to the year!

Careers in 2011
The professional services IT sector is quite buoyant at the moment, so much so that employers who sit on good CVs for too long are missing out on top talent. Our clients have been delighted with the excellent candidates we’ve placed. Amongst them were an Interim Head of IT for a well-known travel company and the Head of Market Data Management for an investment bank. As ever, we’d like to thank all the candidates who have represented us and congratulate those who landed the jobs this time. Thanks also to our clients for continuing to put your faith in our service.

Recruitment Specialists
Like us, you may know an excellent project manager who can’t organise a trip to the shops or a CRM software consultant who can’t manage a customer relationship. We all know doctors who do unhealthy things and most of us know a hairdresser with a dodgy “do”. What happens when a recruitment consultancy tries to hire new staff? Does the emotion hamper the objectivity? We’d like to think that emotions informed our objective thinking as we are delighted to announce the arrival of three new colleagues.

New Team Members
Jade Rawle is a recruitment professional with a background in financial services. She is now using that experience to focus on Business Analyst roles and other positions at the interface between finance and technology.

Joanna Gray has a similar financial recruitment background to Jade and is now dealing with Project Management and General Management positions.

Kimberley Nelson was a Partner HR Manager for “magic circle” law firm Linklaters. She has an MA in Personnel and Development from the University of Westminster and is a Chartered Member of the CIPD. She has joined Picture More to act as our Head of HR and Office Manager.

Contact us to see how we can help your business. It is a difficult creating a new team and although we found wonderful new colleagues there were times when even we would have welcomed the input of an objective recruitment partner. This issue is relevant to businesses of any size and we know how hard it can be.

Bye for now.  We'll be back with a new blog in the spring.