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How outsourcing can help you grow your business

Most businesses in Guernsey have found the past year a little tougher than usual. However an uncertain economy does, arguably, encourage more effective working practices. One example is outsourcing. Chris Gnapp of Leapfrog looks at how outsourcing allows businesses to focus more on business growth and how, in the long-term, many can even save money. The past year has been tough for Guernsey…

A sense of optimism

It has been a busy time in the recruitment world, there is definitely a sense of optimism coming from our clients in Guernsey and this is reflected in the positions, both temporary and permanent available at present. For us as an agency, it is really good to see our clients beginning to grow again and attract the right people for their businesses moving forward. We are also seeing a large number…

Guernsey Recruitment Market

It is fair to say that the Guernsey recruitment market has been through some pretty challenging times over the past two years. For some it has been more challenging than others and whilst the slowdown invariably placed more talented people into the market, some companies were just not able to take advantage of this due to the trading conditions at the time. It has been very noticeable that…

A brighter outlook…

How changes in the recruitment market could impact your business “ Is the recruitment market easing up?” is a question I am often asked. The simple answer is “yes”. But what does this mean exactly – and how does it impact your business and Guernsey’s overall economic ‘confidence’? In order to understand what impact the recruitment market has on business overall, it is imperative…

Winning the “What’s In It For Me?” Argument

Quality training and development for both employees and employers has long been recognised as an essential factor to a company’s success. As we start seeing the first shoots of an economic recovery, we must not lose sight of the continued importance of training and development. Chris Gnapp, of Leapfrog Recruitment, provides an insight into why businesses which continue to invest in training and…

What to expect from a Recruitment Agency

Recruitment has always been a key part of any business in Guernsey, it is natural that in an island of approximately 65,000 people that recruiting and then retaining the right staff is somewhat more difficult that in the UK for example. This has been amplified over the past few years where many opportunities have been available for people due to the growth that we have gone through as a business…

Future-proofing your human resources

After attending the August Chamber of Commerce lunch with guest speaker Peter Niven, I left feeling confident about the future of the financial services industry in Guernsey. It was certainly felt that we would be spared the majority of the turbulence currently being faced by businesses in the UK and further afield and this optimism has also been reflected in the island’s commercial sectors. It…

More redundancies, fewer jobs;

what this really means for the future of recruitment in Guernsey Over the past six months, we have all been made painfully aware of the job losses in Guernsey. With unemployment rising to the highest level Guernsey has seen for some time – it’s easy to paint a gloomy picture. Being made redundant is a traumatic time for any employee. Usually, there is little warning that job cuts are…

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