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Top Five Rewards of Networking


Networking is an important part of any business. Getting your name out there and talked about for all the right reasons and engaging with fellow professionals can make a real difference in many ways.

  1. The Name Of The Game

Networking provides you with an ever expanding resource of brand new connections. It can also open the door to the industry’s movers and shakers, who can further expand your links.

  1. Money, Money, Money

Networking can lead to lucrative partnerships, client leads and major business opportunities.

  1. Take a Chance On Me

The most tangible benefit of networking is gaining new sales through direct conversations or via subsequent referrals.

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Movers and Shakers in Corporate Scotland





Change Recruitment Group has made announced a series of senior hires and promotions.

The Glasgow-based firm has promoted Brian Burnett from financial controller to head of finance, and Dean Durrant from senior to principal consultant.

The company has also appointed as two managing consultants, Lynne Strang and Clare Brennan.

The appointments come as the 65-strong firm aims to grow its headcount by 20-25 per cent, move into new markets and expand its Edinburgh premises in the coming year.

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Movers and Shakers in Corporate Scotland


Law firm Gillespie Macandrew has appointed two new partners following after making changes to its management structure.

Agnes Mallon and Alan White bring the Edinburgh-based firm’s partnr count to 18.

Ms Mallon is a contentious trusts and executries specialist, while White is an experienced member of the land and rural business team. He has particular expertise on agricultural holdings and renewable energy projects.

Gillespie Macandrew has made a further eight promotions. Alan Minty, James Mackinnon and Stephen Gamba have been promoted to legal director, Michelle McNeill has been elevated to associate and Collette Kerr to associate tax director.

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It’s Time to Hire!

Time to hire (TTH) is one of the most important metrics in our business.

In theory, as technology has improved, businesses should see times to hire reduce. However, the complexities of the labour market mean it’s not that simple. This is particularly true of the IT world, where skills shortages are not going away any time soon.

Our experience at Be-IT is that TTH in Q1 of 2015 was almost twice as long as for Q1 of 2014, and c. 25% longer than for 2014 as a whole.  This applied to perm and temp roles. In short, roles were filled more quickly in Q1 2014 because candidate availability was better and clients, buoyed by improved economic conditions, made new investments, needed staff and consequently made quicker recruitment decisions.

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March update from Sales Director Gavin Mochan

Gavin_picThis month I had the honour of meeting Mr. Jim McColl OBE.  For those who don’t know Jim, he is one of Scotland’s most successful businessmen.

Jim has been at the heart of the engineering and technology markets in Scotland for over 30 years and through his efforts in business, has created thousands of high quality, well paid job opportunities for his fellow Scots.

In 2014, following the demise of Ferguson Shipbuilders, Jim stepped in to save the last merchant shipyard on the Clyde from extinction.  His company, Clyde Blowers Capital, invested £8-20 million in the project which safeguarded the Clyde’s shipbuilding legacy.   Meaning there’ll be more high quality, skilled jobs being made available for generations.

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Don’t miss the s1jobs Recruitment Awards

Twitter_sponsor has served the people of Scotland for over 14 years now, even longer than the mighty Google has been around, and in that time we’ve strived to deliver a high quality job advertising and career management platform that is easy  to use and exclusive to the Scottish jobs marketplace.

Whilst many of our competitors have looked outward and now provide content on a global basis, we like to keep things close to home for our audience (which currently sits at close on 700,000 unique users – around a fifth of the working population of the country) and focus on the jobs marketplace north of the border.

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Movers and Shakers in Corporate Scotland

TradingPlaces2x4cla-300x100Graham’s The Family Dairy has appointed Pauline Wright as business development manager.

Ms Wright, who was born in New Zealand and educated in Scotland, joins from The Orkney Creamery, where she was responsible for developing its core ice-cream brand in Scotland and the north-east of England.

She has been hired to focus on Graham’s new range of ice-creams, working on its launch and supporting new product innovation and customer management.

Robert Graham, managing director of Graham’s, said: “Pauline will be a real asset to our team with her wealth of experience and track record in the industry.

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