Lucy Bristow Blog

A HUGE thank you to all of our clients!

Posted on: September 16th, 2019

We spent a fabulous day at Bath Racecourse on Saturday as a thank you to our lovely clients, betting (and losing) on the races, having a delicious lunch and ending the day by watching Human League perform live! We put together the event to thank o...

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How to get the best out of your Recruitment Agency

Posted on: August 8th, 2019

If you haven’t worked with a Recruitment Agency before then the chances are you can find it difficult to know how we can help! The first thing to consider is that we are professionals – we match people and jobs together every day and we’ve been...

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How to give the right answers to 3 of the most nerve-inducing interview questions

Posted on: February 28th, 2019

So, your recruitment agency has been working hard on your behalf and you’ve been invited to interview at that company you loved the sound of and think will be a perfect match. But wait! You’ve had interviews before, you know which questions you c...

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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?

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!

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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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