Top 10 tracks to motivate your staff

For full effectiveness all songs must be played as loud as technically possible.

 

1) Survivor – Eye of the Tiger
A personal favourite of the s1jobs Sales Director. This one never fails to get a positive reaction from the troops. After listening to this your team will be ready to take on the most difficult of clients or mind numbing spread sheet. Little ‘air punches’ are optional – but effective.

 

2) The Proclaimers – 500 Miles
A Scottish classic that’s sure to motivate even the most lacklustre of teams. Stomping around the office is compulsory.

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September update from Sales Director, Gavin Mochan

According to national statistics, unemployment in Scotland increased by 3,000 reaching 155,000 between April and June.  This takes the working population of Scotland to 2.6 million, up 1%, or 29,000 in real terms, from the same period last year.

The Scottish unemployment rate is now 5.6%, on par with England.  Interestingly the split is not even across genders.  It appears that women are performing better in the jobs market than men – with unemployment for women in Scotland at 4.9%, compared to 6.3% for men.

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Movers and Shakers in Corporate Scotland

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Scottish Equity Partners (SEP) has expanded its infrastructure team by appointing Adam Delaney as director of finance and Romain Keyen as associate.

Mr Delaney, who is based in SEP’s new Edinburgh office, is responsible for infrastructure fund accounting and assume the role of finance director for its utility infrastructure business, Indigo Pipelines.

He previously worked with both Grant Thornton and Baker Tilly before moving into finance management across infrastructure projects in the healthcare, education and defence sectors.

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Financial Services is booming

Britain’s financial services sector is booming louder than King Kong’s chest in mating season.

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But don’t take our word for it: the UK has been revealed as the world’s biggest net exporter of financial services for the tenth year in a row.

The announcement by financial services lobby group TheCityUK claims financial services – if you include accountancy, legal services and management consultancy –reached a whopping $95bn (that’s £65bn in our money) last year.

That’s 4.3% higher than the year before, nearly double its 2015 value of $56bn (£36bn) and $59bn (£38bn) higher than its nearest competitor the US ($36bn (£23bn)).

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Making a job offer

Making a job offerYou found the perfect candidate for your job. Don’t take a chance on losing them and having to start the process from scratch. Follow our top tips for making a job offer.

1. Don’t hang about

If you’ve made a decision, why wait?

Whenever possible contact the selected candidate later the same day of their final interview. If not, make contact within a day or two at most. Not only can you ease the candidate’s stress during the post-interview waiting period but you also show how thrilled you are to make them a part of your team.

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July update from Sales Director, Gavin Mochan

Gavin_picThe last few months for s1jobs has been a busy period.  It was the biggest Q2 we have seen at s1jobs, with record levels of jobs posted to the site.

We have been busy behind the scenes too.  Over a number of months we have been developing new products, all designed to make your life as a recruiter that bit easier.

Three weeks ago we launched our new CV database product.  Our customers told us that they wanted a CV database which is more intuitive and has lots more candidates. Through improving and enhancing our old system, we have come up with a powerful tool which is easy to use and stocked with great talent.

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Movers and Shakers in Corporate Scotland

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Burness boosts Aberdeen planning team

Burness Paull has boosted its team in Aberdeen by appointing Margaret Bochel as a director in its planning division.

Ms Bochel will join the law firm in September from Aberdeen City Council, where she is currently head of planning and sustainable development.

Burness said the appointment strengthens its planning sector expertise.

Ms Bochel said: “I am absolutely thrilled to be joining Burness Paull at this very exciting time for the firm. Their highly-regarded Aberdeen planning division has an excellent reputation and I am very much looking forward to helping contribute to the continued success of the team, the firm and its clients.”

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