Lucy Bristow Blog

How to empower your staff and help them love Mondays

Posted on: February 18th, 2019

“Everybody hates Mondays” – it’s there in big bold letters in every gift shop and printed on more t-shirts than we care to think about, so how did the phrase become so embedded in British working culture? The traditional 9 to 5 (with w...

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How to write a great CV for your next job application

Posted on: January 8th, 2019

A CV or Curriculum Vitae is quite literally an account of “the course of one’s life” if you want to use the Latin translation and is required for almost every job you apply to, yet crafting the best CV is often so labour intensive and met...

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How do you showcase your best digital self?

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Posted on: January 7th, 2019

The marketing industry is slowly merging with everything around it and becoming the all-encompassing digital industry thanks to one thing: the internet. What were the (once slightly more defined) spheres of marketing, advertising and public relat...

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How do you hire and recruit in a candidate led market?

Posted on: January 7th, 2019

Finally, after years of a prolonged recession and slim pickings for job hunters, the recruitment market is starting to turn around - so what is a candidate driven market?Essentially, a lengthened period of stability and a sharp and sustained inc...

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Thermal Energy’s new recruits fuelled by Lucy Bristow Appointments

Posted on: June 26th, 2018

Thermal Energy is an engineering company based in Bristol and Ottawa Canada who design and manufacture proprietary energy saving products for manufacturing organisations around the world. The company’s mission is to save its customers carbon, en...

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Celebrating 30 years of recruiting

Posted on: May 8th, 2018

So, I’ve reached the milestone of thirty years in business, as a recruiter and running my consultancy Lucy Bristow Appointments. I feel incredibly privileged that my chosen industry and the business I set up in 1988 has given me a fulfilling and...

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Video Interview? Help!

Posted on: September 15th, 2017

Video Interview? Help! The evolution of technology has introduced convenient, accessible and cost effective ways in which to interview potential employees. We’ve noticed a number of our clients leaning towards the video interview, live and recor...

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The true cost of a bad hire is revealed!

Posted on: July 7th, 2017

We all know that recruitment mistakes can be costly but what is the true cost of a bad hire? Well, a new report from the Recruitment & Employment Confederation has revealed just that. According to the findings, the total cost of a bad hire...

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6 reasons to pay your staff as much as you can

Posted on: June 6th, 2017

There have been various stories in the press of late about the growing number of weird and wonderful employee benefits. From offering paw-ternity leave to paying for employees' weddings, employers are seemingly coming up with more weird and wonde...

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Five employee perks small companies can implement to compete with larger employers

Posted on: May 10th, 2017

Company perks are seemingly becoming more elaborate. Google offers everything from nap rooms to free branded bikes, while Facebook reportedly contributes financially towards helping female staff freeze their eggs. So, the big question is: can ...

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9 employment law changes coming into force this April

Posted on: April 11th, 2017

April is the month when changes to employment legislation come into force, meaning it's a busy time for employers and HR professionals. This year is certainly no exception, with April anticipating a range of new laws that businesses of all shapes...

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1 in 3 Brits lie to partner about where their salary goes

Posted on: March 14th, 2017

Most people are fairly honest in the workplace, right? We certainly trust our co-workers here at Lucy Bristow! But what about at home? Well, as the HRnews website recently reported, new research suggests many of us Brits are lying to our partners.....

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