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£££'s for Pepper - Fundraising Update

You might remember our fundraising initiative a few months back...

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Congrats to Ben Jackson!

A belated WELL DONE to Ben Jackson who recorded his best month with Think in October!

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Recruitment drive in 2020? Get started NOW!

Waiting until the busy festive time to think about your January recruitment doesn't always work out well...

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Think's Halloween Spooktacular!

Who won our Pumpkin carving competition in the Hemel office.....

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Think launches in Uxbridge!

We are pleased to confirm that we have opened a 2nd office in Uxbridge! 

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The full Monty!

Many congrulations to the new Mrs Montgomery! 

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Interview Horror Stories?

We’ve all been there, had a nightmare candidate or even a nightmare interview...  

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Dare we say the C word...

Christmas is only 3 months away. Already planning for 2020?

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£££'s for Pepper

Supporting local charities through positive working relationships...

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Fantastic feedback for Ben!

We were pleased to receive some fantastic feedback for Ben Jackson from a pleased client!

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Happy 15th birthday to our friends at Vanarama!

We’d like to congratulate our friends at Vanarama for recently reaching their 15th birthday!

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5 Reasons why...

Are you considering using us to find your next candidate? Why wouldn't you...

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Paying for a good job

Its a question that comes up in most industries... can you do it cheaper??

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2 Bobs Worth

Congratulations to Bobby who has reached his 2 year 'Think' anniversay this week! 

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Think welcomes new Consultant to the team!

We are pleased to confirm that Jordan Deverrick has joined the Think team this week!

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Two tribes...

...go to... a War themed Escape room and a good ol' fashioned shooting session!

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Bobby's promotion!

A huge congratulations to Bobby Collins who has been promoted to Senior Consultant this week!

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Dressing not stressing for interviews

You’ve landed an interview for your dream job...

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Referrals, referrals, referrals!

Did you know about our Refer a Friend scheme? (now worldwide!)

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Success at Speed

We were pleased to be invited to be part of one of our clients open evenings...

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Don't let the good ones get away...

Why is it important to move on a good candidate quickly?  

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Exclusivity - why is it important to us?

Is it important to allow your recruitment agency exclusivity or is spreading the work a safer solution?

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The right time to test out the Temps...

Why using temporary resource for holiday cover is the perfect solution...  

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Ben 10 (out of 10)

A huge congratulations to new recruit Ben Jackson whose first placement commenced today!

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Welcome to Amy

We're delighted to announce that  Amy Whittingham has joined the Think team this week.  

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Good things come in threes!

Tripple celebration for company anniversaries!

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Welcome to Ben

A new member of our team...

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It's getting hot in here...

...thanks to a few bowls of top class chilli con carne ;-)

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Promotion for a great performance

We're delighted to announce a promotion for one of our newest members of the team...

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Shaken and not at all stirred

Cocktail making and shaking...

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Top Team Traits

The traits of a top team can vary - but we believe in these essential qualities

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Fantastic feedback!

Glowing candidate feedback for Anna. Check out our Google and Facebook reviews! 

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Think Director supports Dragon's Apprentice Challenge!

Dacorum students raise over £18,500 for charity in a record breaking Dragons’ Apprentice Challenge!

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5 Things you won't find out from a C.V

Most recruitment processes start with potential candidates sending through applications or CVs... 

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Fantastic Exec Assistant seeking new role!

We are working with a fantastic EA seeking their next role - available ASAP!

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What can a recruiter do that I can't?

“It takes so long to find the right person, I don’t have the time to recruit!’.  

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Taking on temps is a top soloution

Using temporary Staff - 8 reasons why its not a second rate solution

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Office move imminent!

Think's office move is approaching.....  

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Think - almost a year on for Anna

After almost a year with us, we wanted to check in with Anna on working for Think.

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Shaping up - your C.V

It's vital to get your C.V into shape if you're job hunting...

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Think take on the Crystal Maze!

The Think team had a fantastic time last Friday, taking on the Crystal Maze experience in London!

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Lovely gift from temp worker!

We were pleased to receive a lovely gitt from a long-serving temporary worker today! 

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Customer Service Manager looking for new role!

We are pleased to be representing a fantastic Customer Service Manager looking for a new role in 2019! 

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Our 2018 Review!

Our Director, Chris Jones, reviews Think Specialist Recruitment's 2018! 

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Fantastic PA looking for work in local area!

We are pleased to be working with a fantastic PA who we have just registered and is on the market looking for a permanent role in the local area.  This candidate has worked in head offices within the retail, legal and pharmaceutical sectors supporting CFO, Finance Director, Operations Director and Senior Partners – highly adaptable and flexible on her next position.  IMMEDIATELY AVAILABLE! 

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Think's working hours for Christmas period!

We are pleased to confirm our working hours for the festive period! 

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Christmas timesheet instructions!

Confirmation of our timesheet submission instructions for our Temporary workers over the Christmas period! 

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Competitive nature?

Do you encourage a competitive nature in the workplace?

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Fantastic feedback!

We have received some excellent feedback from some of our fantastic candidates this week!

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Well Matched??

Is The Apprentice method of interview, a good way to get the right person for the job?

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Think supports Dragon's Apprentice challenge!

Support the Adeyfield School team at their Christmas Fair on Saturday 8th December!

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Record breaking month for Anna!

We are pleased to confirm that permanent Consultant Anna Mbwese has had a record month in October!

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Newly registered PA and Customer Service Manager!

We are pleased to be representing two candidates currently in the market due to pending redundancy – one a PA to CEO and the other a Customer Service Manager.

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Think welcomes Tasnim to the team!

We are pleased to welcome Tasnim Choudhury to the Think team!

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Quarterly Incentive - The dizzy heights...

We set out for our Quartetly Incentive day on Friday afternoon in the amazing sunshine and setting of Go Ape, Black Park, Slough. 

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The pressures of running a business.....

Prompted by World Mental Health Day, click here to read Think's latest blog from our Managing Director discussing the pressures of running a business......

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Big plans for 2019?

If you've got ambitious plans for 2019, don't leave your resourcing requirements to chance - start planning now.

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Think's new branding!

We have just received our newly branded merchandise through

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Join the Think team!

We are looking to add to the team here at Think Specialist Recruitment! Please read on to find out why we are a great business to work for.... 

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*** EXCEPTIONAL MARKETING CANDIDATE *** NEW TO THE MARKET ***

We are representing a fantastic candidate who is new to the market. This person is a self-motivated, confident and energetic individual with an interest in building on their marketing skills. Looking for a new role in Hemel, Luton, St Albans or Watford area's.

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How often do you use a guarantee?

We've all got them, on fridges and fitbits, cars and carpets but how often do you call in your guarantee on a service?

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Think charity car wash raises funds for Pepper!

The Think team ran a charity car wash on 20th August to raise money for the Pepper Foundation!

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LIVE VACANCIES!

LIVE VACANCIES - RECRUITING NOW!  Think Specialist Recruitment has registered lots of customer service and administrative job opportunities across the Watford, Hemel Hempstead, Elstree and Hatfield areas on both a permanent and temporary basis

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Why use a recruitment agency?

There is still a lot of debate about the value of the recruitment agency, versus an inhouse recruiting team. What value does the recruitment agency give you for a positive return?

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Jo Hits New Heights in July!

We are pleased to confirm that permanent consultant Jo Wright had a record month in July! 

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Anna's Hat-trick

Permanent team Consultant Anna achieves 3 consecutive PBs! 

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2 x Customer Service/Sales Office Managers looking for new role

We are pleased to be representing two candidates currently in the market and seeking a Customer Service/Sales Office Manager role.

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Supporting Service

Its not just about getting in the door... its about keeping it open and supporting people. 

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2 x PA/Office Managers available in the local area

We are pleased to be representing some fantastic local candidates who are looking for their next position. Please see below for the profiles of two candidates currently in the market and seeking a PA/Office Manager role.

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Bobby's 1st Anniversary

Bobby Collins started with Think 1 year ago today!

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Think Q2 Staff Incentive.....

The Think team attended our quarterly incentive last week and had a great trip into London! 

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Alex earns promotion!

Many congratulations to Alex Ellis who has been promoted to Temporary Division Team Leader!

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Sophie's first placement!

Many congratulations to Sophie Clarke whose first Think placement started today!

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Thanks for Thinking of us!

You can't put a price on kind words, but at Think Specialist Recruitment we believe its important to thank people for supporting our business growth with recommendations. 

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PA of the Week - available on temporary and permanent basis

 We are pleased to be working with a fantastic Executive Assistant who is looking for her next role in the local area. She has worked as PA/EA to Board level Directors providing support to CEO, COO, MD, SVP and HR Director for large national and international organisations.

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Building a team - an investment in time

So how important is getting good people around you? Vital! In fact, the late co-founder, chairman, and CEO of Apple, Steve Jobs considered hiring the best staff to be your most important job.

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Client testimonial

Permanent Consultant, Jo Wright, received a glowing client testimonial this week.....

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PA of the Week

A fantastic PA with office management and HR experience looking for work! 

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Talking Talent

Tips for a telephone interview So you’ve got a telephone interview. Well done! Does this require less of an effort than a face to face interview? Not at all – it’s a vital part of an interview process that many time precious recruiters now use. An interview is still an interview even if you don't have to go to their offices. You need to be as prepared as you would be for a face to face interview.

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A fresh start - read about how we helped Tricia with her search...

As we've recently launched our specialist PA and EA recruitment service, and co-incidentally received some fantastic feedback from one of our great candidates placed in an EA role - we decided to (on this occasion) blow our own trumpet and share it here. We get a lot of our clients and candidates through word of mouth reccomendations - something we pride ourselves on and it also is a great way to build those close contacts and strong relationships.

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The Optimum Hiring Period

With candidate availability at an all time low, how do you ensure you secure the best talent? Think has been looking at the Optimum Hiring Period and how you can prevent the best candidates running to your competition. 

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PA of the Week

We are pleased to be representing a highly experienced Executive Assistant based in the Hemel Hempstead area looking for a new challenge! 

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Bobby welcomes new arrival!

Think's Bobby Collins welcomed a new arrival on 30th April, with a surprise twist! 

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Think launches PA specialism!

We are pleased to confirm that Think Specialist Recruitment have launched a desk dedicated to PA and EA job opportunities

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Moet for Milestones...

Think is celebrating Milestones for two of our fantastic team

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Starter for 10 - getting off on the right foot

Getting off to the right start in your new role...

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The Wright Stuff!

Congratulations to permanent consultant Jo Wright who had a record month in April! 

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Think team completes WAR for Pepper!

Think's team successfully completed the 10km Warrior Adrenaline Race at the weekend!

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Questions, questions, questions...

What kind of interview questions are hot topics at the moment? We’ve put together a list based on our specialist experience and information from our successful candidates to help you prepare for yours.

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Record Quarter!

We are pleased to confirm that Q1 of 2018 has been our best quarter EVER! 

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Hiring a Marketing Manager - Part 5 - The Conclusion

Read the final part of Chris's blog about the trials and tribulations of recruiting directly. Our piece of recruitment has taken nearly 35 hours, what key points did we take from the process?

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Warrior Adrenaline race for Pepper!

We are pleased to confirm our first fundraising activity for the Pepper Foundation, with our entry into the Warrior Adrenaline Race on Saturday 21st April. All donations matched by the business! 

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Finding a Marketing Manager - Part 4 - The Offer

Part 4 of our blog written by Think’s Managing Director, Chris Jones, about the trials and tribulations of recruiting staff.

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Don't just take our word for it...

It's always good to hear postive feedback. We work hard to look after our candidates and support them in getting the right role. 

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Finding a Marketing Manager - Part 3 - The Interviews

Part 3 of our blog written by Think’s Managing Director, Chris Jones, about the trials and tribulations of recruiting staff.

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Working for Think? It's like running your own business.

Think prides itself on being different to a lot of recruitment agencies and that is driven by the team who work there. So we asked Kate Miller, Business Manager at Think to tell us more. 

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Finding a Marketing Manager - Part 2 - The Screening

Part 2 of our blog written by Think’s Managing Director, Chris Jones, about the trials and tribulations of recruiting staff.

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Think's charity donation

Think Specialist Recruitment makes donation to Pepper Foundation

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Finding a Marketing Manager - Part 1 - Starting the recruitment process

Part 1 of our blog written by Think’s Managing Director, Chris Jones, following the trials and tribluations of recruiting staff.

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Bobby dazzler!

We were pleased to receive some fantastic feedback from a candidate recently placed by our Temporary Division

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Beyond the 3 Fs : Managing Confrontation

In the latest of our guest blogs, Lollie Tucker, Director and Coach at Huntwood Associates, provides practical advice and tips on how to manage difficult situations or difficult people, looking at alternatives to the three “F”s – Fight , Flight or Freeze. 

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Think welcomes new starter!

We are pleased to welcome our newest member of staff to the Think team today!

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Committed to Transforming Lives

At Think we find amazing candidates for great clients. In delivering this, we are committed to the highest of service standards. That's why we've just renewed our membership of REC.

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Quarterly Incentive - Camden Calling!

The Think team ventured out last Friday for our latest quarterly incentive

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Happy job-seeker provides feedback

We were pleased to receive some positive feedback from a candidate that we successfully secured an offer for this week! 

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Jo's Milestone

Congrats to permanent Consultant Jo Wright who celebrates 1 year with Think! 

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Think Specialist Referral Scheme - 100 vouchers for all successful placements

Are you happy with the service you've received from us? Why not refer us to a colleague or friend? With £100 vouchers of your choice, it's an all-round winning scenario! 

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Merry Christmas!

Wishing our clients and candidates a very Merry Christmas!

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Christmas opening hours & contact details

Please click here to find out more about how you can contact the Think team between Christmas and New Year

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2017 Review

A review of Think Specialist Recruitment's 2017!

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Get one now before they go.....

The Think calendars for 2018 are in! 

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When accepting that dream job turns into your worst nightmare

In the latest in our series of guest blogs, Peggy Barnard, Solicitor at Barnard & Co Employment Law Solutions, looks at Post-termination restrictions and what you need to know

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