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Recruitment News and Blog

Recruitment news and tips to help businesses, private households, and estates across Oxfordshire, Gloucestershire and the wider Cotswolds build their outstanding teams.

What sectors are thriving in the Cotswolds?

The job market in the Cotswolds, a picturesque region in southwestern England known for its rolling hills, historic villages, and affluent population, reflects its unique characteristics. While it’s not a major urban centre like London or Manchester, the Cotswolds region offers employment opportunities across various sectors, primarily driven by its tourism industry and the presence of affluent residents.

Is Your Recruitment Partner a Fiat or a Tesla?

I understand the importance of ‘value for money’ when choosing which suppliers to partner with, and recruitment shouldn’t be any different, but I’ve lost track of the number of times clients have asked if we could match Agency X, who have offered to work at 10%, without any discussion about what’s included in the service or the value proposition.

Introducing the ‘Hiring Manager Toolkit’

A helpful resource for talent acquisition At The Burford Recruitment Company, we strive to offer comprehensive support and guidance throughout your hiring journey. We have therefore begun to compile a…

When should you consider a retained recruitment service?

Retained Recruitment In the majority of cases, contingent recruitment services (no placement no fee) work just fine. However, in certain circumstances, it is better to engage a company on a…

When should you use personality assessments in the hiring and onboarding process?

Personality assessments in the hiring process Pre-employment personality assessments provide insights into a candidate’s abilities, personality traits, and potential, but there are several reasons why they should not be the…

Property and Tourism Recruitment

Louisa-Jayne Ryan to head up the Property & Tourism sector The Burford Recruitment Company are delighted to announce that Louisa-Jayne Ryan has joined the team! Louisa joins The Burford Recruitment…

When did you last review your recruitment process?

Why you should review the recruitment process prior to launching each vacancy. Having a clear recruitment strategy, and a streamline recruitment process is crucial if you want to ensure that…

Keeping in touch with successful candidates

Keeping in touch with successful candidates Notice periods are generally in the region of one month. In certain positions and sectors however, notice periods are often as long as three…

Determining IR35 status for contractors

What is IR35? IR35 is a tax legislation in the UK that was introduced to prevent tax avoidance by individuals who work through their own limited companies (often referred to…

How good is your recruiter’s website?

How good is your recruitment agency’s website? If you are struggling to find the right candidates for your business, it may be that you need to utilise a recruiter to…

Launch of ‘The Good Recruitment Guarantee’

Launching ‘The Good Recruitment Guarantee’ The Burford Recruitment Company are committed to the highest standards of professionalism, and to ensuring candidates receive a positive and compliant service from ourselves and…

Recruitment Automation

Is automating recruitment right for your business? Improving productivity should be a goal for all organisations. This can sometimes be achieved through automating processes through the use of technology. But…

Is it better to use a local or a national recruitment agency?

Is it better to use a local or a national recruitment agency? Which agency you choose to assist you with your recruitment will have a big impact on the success…

Why employers should conduct regular wage reviews

Why employers should conduct regular wage reviews Wage reviews are an essential aspect of ensuring that employees are compensated fairly and equitably for their work. Employers who conduct regular wage…

The importance of including a salary on your job advert

While we understand that sometimes this might not be possible, we always advise clients that if it is possible they should advertise a salary, or a salary band on job…

Top 6 tips – Selecting the right recruitment partner

Is your recruitment partner the right fit for your business? If you are looking for help with your recruitment, there are several things that you might want to consider before…

Financial Services Recruitment

Nicky Jeffs to head up Financial Services Recruitment The Burford Recruitment Company are delighted to announce that Nicky Jeffs has joined the team! Nicky is an experienced recruitment professional, with…

🎼 Happy birthday to us… Happy birthday to us…🎼

Happy Birthday to The Burford Recruitment Company… Last week, The Burford Recruitment Company celebrated 6 years of supporting the business community throughout Oxfordshire, Gloucestershire and the surrounding Cotswolds! Since launching…

New office in central Burford

We have moved! The Burford Recruitment Company are delighted to have completed our move to a new office in central Burford. Based in Tannery Yard, The Burford Recruitment Company’s new…

School & College Engagement Employer Award – Highly Commended

Highly Commended – Oxfordshire Apprenticeships Awards 2022 School & College Engagement Employer Award Giving back to the community is very important to us. We are also extremely passionate about helping…

Considering changing your benefits package, but not sure how radical to be?

Considering changing your benefits package, but not sure how radical to be? The number of jobseekers currently looking for work compared to the high volume of roles being advertised demonstrates…

The Burford Recruitment Company – Graduate Recruitment Scheme  

The Graduate Recruitment Scheme Community ‘Community’ is one of our core values, and is at the heart of everything that The Burford Recruitment Company do. Since 2019 our Directors, and…

Launching The Referral Network

The Referral Network A record breaking number of vacancies are now being advertised across the UK. Increased competition together with low unemployment rates, and skills shortages, result in significant challenges…

Improving Onboarding and Retention

The challenge of onboarding and retaining new employees There are currently record numbers of job vacancies, and low numbers of candidates in many sectors. As a result, recruitment remains a…

Top 5 Tips for a successful recruitment campaign

Top 5 Tips for a successful recruitment campaign Recruitment is a process, and failing to do any one part of that process well can lead to the campaign failing. You…

Burford Recruitment are running the Oxford Half for SSNAP

Community is one of our core values and is at the heart of what we try to do at The Burford Recruitment Company. We always try to give back in…

Handing in your notice? How can you prepare.

You have accepted a job offer, now all you have to do is hand in your notice! Handing in your notice can be a daunting task. This is especially true…

Looking for a new job – what do you need to do?

Looking for a new job – what do you need to do? There are many reasons you might be looking for a new job. You might have gained experience  and…

Salary Benchmarking – Are you getting paid market rate?

Are you getting paid market rate? The recruitment market is incredibly busy, with the number of vacancies currently being advertised both locally, and nationally at record levels. Contrast that against…

Do you need to use a recruitment agency to fill your vacancy?

Competition to fill your vacancy It has been a difficult period for business. Those that have made it through the pandemic are now looking to maximise the current economic growth,…