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08 December 2016 Posted by Rachel Williams

Hotseat: Daniel Kirk on his career in recruitment

Daniel joined Cast UK 3 months ago and is part our Supply Chain team, recruiting supply chain professionals into the FMCG sector across the North West. Before joining Cast UK, Daniel has worked in sales and recruitment roles with various companies. We sat down with Dan for a chat about why he chose a career in recru...

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06 December 2016 Posted by Suzanne Elsdon

Do’s and don’ts of the office Christmas party...

The office Christmas party is an event that can be a bit of a minefield depending on the dynamics of your workplace. There’s probably number of questions you’re asking yourself; What do you wear? How early or ‘fashionably late’ should you arrive? Can you bring a plus one? Here’s our top tips on how to behave on the ...

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01 December 2016 Posted by Suzanne Elsdon

How technology is changing the way we shop this Christmas

Rather than battling the crowds of the high street this year, many consumers will be buying their gifts through the online channels of their favourite stores. Here’s just 4 of the ways that technology is influencing the way we shop this holiday season: E-commerce The rise of e-commerce means it’s very easy to spend ...

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29 November 2016 Posted by Gary Robinson

Why you should start your new year job hunt now!

When it comes to your career, it’s time to ditch the ‘new year, new me’ fad. Why wait until January when another year is coming to an end and you’re still stuck in a role you’re not happy in? Start your job search now! Most people assume that companies aren’t hiring around this period but we know that’s simply not t...

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24 November 2016 Posted by Wayne Brophy FCILT

The truth about age discrimination in recruitment

Age is just a number, isn’t it? So, have you ever come across a role that you think you’re perfect for but you’re not the ‘youthful and energetic’ individual specified in the advert? Or an entry level role asking for 6 years of experience that you couldn’t possibly have? It’s a controversial topic and a number shoul...

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22 November 2016 Posted by Suzanne Elsdon

Fancy dress fun for Children in Need

It’s not every day that our Managing Director and Sales Director arrive at work dressed as Dumb and Dumber, followed by Mr Blobby, Mario & Luigi, Cruella De Vil and Del Boy; so, if you came to the Cast UK offices on Friday 18th November you might wonder if we’ve all gone mad… Yes, that’s right, Orange Towers was tak...

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16 November 2016 Posted by Gareth Steggles

4 key logistics considerations for Black Friday 2016

On Friday 25th November the UK’s consumer market will be ready to bag a bargain in what’s anticipated to be the biggest Black Friday to date. A lot of work will have been done by retailers to ensure the Black Friday period goes to plan, evaluating logistics, supply chains and online and offline IT requirements well ...

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12 November 2016 Posted by Kerry O'Neill

Security in Recruitment

The latest news about Michael Page’s massive data leak comes as an unwelcome surprise to the world of recruitment. It was confirmed yesterday that an estimated 780,000 of their global job applicants have been accidently leaked by IT consultants Capgemini. As IT systems become increasingly sophisticated and the world...

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09 November 2016 Posted by Suzanne Elsdon

Fancy dress fundraiser for Children in Need

On Friday 18th November, instead of our usual office attire, the Cast UK team will be transforming into TV and film stars for the day! We will be coming to work in fancy dress raising money for Children in Need 2016, a fantastic cause supporting thousands of disadvantaged children and young people across the UK. Las...

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03 November 2016 Posted by Rachel Williams

The benefits of offering the Living Wage

This year Living Wage Week runs from Sunday 30th October to Saturday 5th November. Due to the uncertainty of Brexit, some companies may be tempted turn to lower wages to reduce costs. In industries where offshoring isn’t an option, such as retail, manufacturing, warehouse and distribution, are feeling the pressure t...

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