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  • Tips for a brilliant CV!

    Posted on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 by Charlotte HannaNo comments

    We all know how important it is to make your CV stand out from the crowd and tell potential employers what you’re all about. But how do you do it? Don’t panic because the lovely ladies at u&i Recruitment have put together the following tips to help you! Make it relevant. One size definitely doesn’t fit all. Tailor your CV towards the job or industry you’re applying for, it’s a really easy way ...


    Posted on Monday, January 14, 2019 by Charlotte HannaNo comments

    INTERVIEW QUESTIONS  These are some of the standard interview questions that you should expect and be prepared for. Think through your answers before attending the interview, rather than being caught off guard during: Tell me about yourself? What would you like to be doing five years from now? Can you work under pressure? What are your strengths? What are your weaknesses? Why do ...

  • Season's Greetings

    Posted on Thursday, December 20, 2018 by Charlotte HannaNo comments

  • Clothing Production - The Commons Environmental Committee Debate

    Posted on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 by Charlotte HannaNo comments

    Today the Environmental Audit Committee will questions leading high street, luxury and online fashion retailers on the Sustainability of the Fashion Industry.  They are examining the impact of clothes production - for example, the pollution produced by factories - especially items produced cheaply and quickly in response to trends.  Witnesses be called  Tuesday, 27 November 2018, Thatcher Room, ...

  • Another happy candidate!

    Posted on Tuesday, October 9, 2018 by Charlotte HannaNo comments

    CONGRATULATIONS TO JOANNE STRATTON!  Jo (Consultant of the Year 2017) has today received some beautiful flowers and great feedback from a very happy candidate. There was a little tear in her eye when she read the card, which praised the service the candidate had received from Jo. We would like to share this great feedback with you;   Joanne, Just a little note to say a HUGE thank you for ...

  • The Ripple Effects of Trump's Tariffs within Fashion and Textiles

    Posted on Friday, September 28, 2018 by Charlotte HannaNo comments

    As of this week, President Trump’s administration is imposing $200bn more tariffs on Chinese goods, including several fashion and consumer products, a decision that has been strongly opposed by the United States Fashion Industry Association (USFIA). While some textiles will be spared from the tariffs, the new list does target some textiles and machinery, plus handbags & hats. More specifically, ...

  • How to Effectively Onboard a New Team Member

    Posted on Wednesday, August 22, 2018 by Charlotte HannaNo comments

    When a new team member joins the onboarding can often be handled poorly or, worse still, not at all. You know what I mean: the new hire who a week later still hasn't been allocated a laptop or desktop computer the “new hire training” that covers the legal stuff and protects the company but doesn’t help the new employee understand how business gets done or whom he or she will be working ...

  • Can Social Media in the workplace help employees?

    Posted on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 by Charlotte HannaNo comments

    Sharing inappropriate memes, Instagramming shots of your lunches, Facebooking a quick selfies. These are the events companies fear will flood their workplaces if they let employees use social media on the job. Unfortunately, for businesses that ban the use of social media in the workplace, it is likely your employees are using it regardless of your policy. According to the Pew Research Center, ...

  • Important selection criteria when recruiting

    Posted on Monday, May 21, 2018 by Charlotte HannaNo comments

    If you look up the role description or selection criteria of many jobs today, you will notice most employers look for certain things: teamwork skills, work experience, demonstrated analytical and research skills, leadership skills etc. But what do employers actually look for? It's often not what they state in the selection criteria? We believe that the following are all very important ...


    Posted on Wednesday, May 9, 2018 by Charlotte Hanna4 comments

    Group interviews are becoming more and more popular these days. They are a great way for a business to review multiple candidates and save time in the process, whilst seeing how the candidates perform under pressure and works in a team! If you are attending a group interview, initially it can be a bit odd meeting your direct competition. You are likely to keep your guard up, but keeping your ...