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First impressions count...

First impressions during the interview stage are crucial for several reasons: Setting the Tone : A positive first impression sets a positive tone for the entire interview. It establishes a foundation of confidence and mutual respect between you and the interviewer. Judgment and Perception : Humans are wired to form judgments quickly, often within the first few seconds of meeting someone. This… First impressions count...

First Job - Congratulations

Congratulations on your first job! This is an exciting milestone in your life. Whether you're starting a part-time job while in school or diving into a full-time career, here are some tips to help you make the most of this experience: Learn and Absorb : Be a sponge for information. Absorb as much knowledge as you can about your role, the company, and the industry. Ask Questions : Don't be afraid… First Job - Congratulations

Be target driven

Are you a graduate or school/college leaver looking to get on the career ladder but don’t know exactly where to start? We’re here to help!   We know how daunting the recruitment process can be, especially when you are new to it. That’s why we pride ourselves on taking the time to identify the perfect entry-level role for ‘first jobbers’ hitting the target and getting it right for… Be target driven

What did you want to be when you grew up?

Off the back of it being National Careers week, we had an internal chat about careers and what we all wanted to be when we grew up. Fiona - In my early teens I dreamt of being an archaeologist or a marine biologist – working around the world. Laura - I wanted to illustrate covers of children’s books. I recovered most of my own books at home with my designs! Dani - My dream was to be an… What did you want to be when you grew up?

20 years and counting…

Ironic that part of their daily job is to give advice on changing jobs/careers in order to match people with their perfect role, and yet Fiona Wright and Laura Allison, Associate Directors, found theirs 20 years ago after stepping through the Leapfrog door and they haven’t looked back. Clearly a lot has changed in the local market in those 20 years but their drive and passion in terms of how… 20 years and counting…

How easy is it to register with Leapfrog?

How easy is it to register with you? Its something we get asked often and the true answer is - it's really easy. Leapfrog make the process as pain free as possible. All we need is your CV and about 30 minutes of your time. There are of course due diligence checks which take place, but they can be discussed with you in the initial meeting. During this initial meeting we run through what you do… How easy is it to register with Leapfrog?

Switch off

I’m just back in the office after a fantastic 10 days in France with extended family. Nothing hugely remarkable about that, other than for me it was the first holiday that I didn’t check my work emails, not even once. For the control freak in me that surfaces daily when I enter the office at 7.45am, this was huge. I never take a day off without checking in, answering questions, or following… Switch off

Pros and Cons

There are pros and cons to moving jobs and it’s not always an easy decision, so it’s important to work out why you are in this position in the first place. Is it pay, company culture, lack of career progression, or a combination of all of these and more? Have a good think about your priorities and what matters most to you in a job. I’m a huge list person, so would suggest making a list of… Pros and Cons

Guernsey ETI and Social Security Quarterly Returns

The deadline for submitting and paying your quarter 2 ETI and Social Security Returns is the 14th of July and is fast approaching. We realise that for many businesses it is not their favourite part of the job and that is why we are here to help! We have an ever-increasing number of clients who come to us looking to outsource their payroll as not only do we deal with the monthly payrolls, but we… Guernsey ETI and Social Security Quarterly Returns

Social Media Checks in Pre-Employment Screening

Can you Google a potential candidate? Of course you can! The real question is… should you? In preparation for interviews, we always advise our candidates to ‘do the research’ on their prospective employers, which naturally includes checking out their various social media platforms. So why should the reverse be any different? Surely, if personal information about a candidate is available… Social Media Checks in Pre-Employment Screening

7 Data Protection Principles

  'Data Protection' is a familiar term to most of us by now, especially with potentially working from home at a moment’s notice and often using personal equipment for work purposes. Working remotely and sharing ‘office’ space with family members instead of colleagues adds an extra layer of necessary awareness when working with sensitive information. If you feel overwhelmed by the… 7 Data Protection Principles

Background screening – what can an employee expect from the vetting process?

We have provided some information on our Employment Screening Services for our Clients, but what is the process like for the new employee? Being screened for a position that you have already been offered and accepted can sometimes feel very intimidating and intrusive – similar to that uneasy feeling when you pass the ‘Nothing to Declare’ sign at the airport and feel terrified even though… Background screening – what can an employee expect from the vetting process?