What have Maloy & Flynn accomplished this week?

Head Office Recruitment

Natasha has been busy this week bringing on more new business, whilst Latisha has been placing more temps into employment! Rebecca has received Employee of the Month for January and is also making placements.

Engineering

Jack has successfully placed 3 people into employment into the Engineering sector this week, and has also been busy bringing on new business. Emma in our Nottingham office has also been bringing new business on this week, with a company who has sites nationwide!

Legal

Kim in our Legal team made a great start to the week by placing their First Home-Based Conveyancer.  New team member Abby has hit all of her weekly targets, and also completed her first registration!

Specialist Markets

Our colleague Kish has left us for a week whilst he parties in Las Vegas! However we can see his week has continued his run of good weeks as he continues to make placements and still has interviews waiting outcomes – fingers crossed!

Sales & Marketing

Our colleague Nick who is based in our Nottingham Office is now focusing on the Construction Sales market along with colleague Adam.

Construction

Tasmyn has successfully hit her targets this week, and also managed to fill a large booking with a new client.

Apprenticeships

Our apprenticeship team has a new team member Saania, who has already been on her first client meeting and registered her first candidate whilst April is busy placing apprentices!

 

Admin Team

Our apprentice Bronwyn has completed another 3 units in her Business and Administration apprenticeship – Congratulations!

Management Team

This week marked the start of rolling out our new training programme which has been created for Maloy & Flynn.                           – Tony Llewellyn
                                                   – Head Office Business Manager

A message from the Directors

This week has been one of refocus and a realignment of the Business, with the aim of ensuring record productivity.                                 – John Flynn
                                                     Operations Director

Newsletter – January 2016

2016 marks tE1he start of many things, one of them being our monthly newsletter.

Edition one includes our jobs of the month, the recruitment trends of 2015 and our Employee of the Year 2015.

If you have any feedback or suggestions on what you would like to see in our newsletter, please let Sophie know by emailing sophie@maloyflynn.co.uk.


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January 2016

 

 

We… Are… The… Robots

a robotThere’s been a lot of daft press in recent weeks about how the nation needs to re-evaluate their careers in fear of a robotic revolution. No, this isn’t the plot to a bygone summer blockbuster – this is real. In fact, the BBC have quite kindly set up a nifty program which informs users how likely their job will be lost to automated robots over the next twenty years… how kind.

Go ahead and give it a go here. If you currently don’t have a job and have visited the Maloy & Flynn site for a remedy, well you’re in the right place as we have no use for robots in the vocations we provide. As predicted, the main roles which people can expect to see robots become adept are those which cause people the most physical grief and least mental stimulation.

Thankfully, any job which requires human compassion, thought, care and well… for goodness sake, that’s most jobs, really isn’t it? This whole AI issue is quite the hot topic and will no doubt cause a further stir in the coming decades, in fact – just take a look at this call for sex robots to be banned – surreal stuff indeed.

Fear not, this isn’t a computer game and we’re nowhere near the stage of handing out P45’s because a nice robot turned up who can do accounting without a toilet break. Maloy & Flynn are fully committed to providing temporary and permanent recruitment solutions to the people of Leicester. On top of this we also work closely with many local businesses to provide a diverse selection of apprenticeships for those looking to get an early foot in the door on their chosen careers.

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Leicester City Council Awards Broadband Grants

internet cableIf you are a small or medium sized business operating in Leicester then you may wish to take a few minutes to explore this rather exciting proposition.

Leicester City Council is currently allowing businesses to sign up for a government funded grant of £3000 in aid of upgrading their internet services. Let’s face it, we’re knee deep in the digital age and to neglect your network specs is to neglect your business as a whole. Slow or intermittent connections can throw a spanner in the works of the most basic of businesses, making this grant an essential avenue of funding for those starting out.

To explore the requirements for the grant you can go to the .GOV website. As reported by the Leicester Mercury,Maloy & Flynn are rather pleased to hear that over 200 local businesses have already taken advantage of the scheme; a promising figure which should benefit a more level standard of networking across Leicester.

These grants didn’t just pop up out of nowhere, the government has been encouraging a higher standard of broadband in business for some time – in fact, this scheme is a part of £40 million “national broadband connection voucher scheme” which is believed to run until March next year. If you’re concerned about extra costs that may come with installation, the Leicester Mercury also reports that all businesses have had their new superfast connection installed for free!

With speeds of over 100mbp for your office, the offer is enticing indeed – to think only a decade ago a 1mbps connection seemed like a dream.

 

Anyway, enough rambling – if you’re interested click here, if not; tell Maloy & Flynn why on Facebook and Twitter.

2015 Budget Summons New Apprenticeship Era

So George Osbourne has announced the budget for 2015 and as expected, responses are mixed. First of all is the highly divisive decision to cut maintenance grants for university students from poorer backgrounds and turn them into repayable loans. Next up, we have a pledge to create three million new apprenticeships for the youth of Britain using money cut from the welfare budget.george osbourne holding budget

More opportunities for young people to chase their desired vocation is always a good thing but the main concern lays with the issue of quality, not quantity. It’s been argued that some firms (not the kind Maloy & Flynn deal with anyway) are camouflaging short term training programmes as apprenticeships with no commitment to helping the apprentice find a stable role. This is of course the absolute worst case scenario and we strive to only offer apprenticeships with employers that are genuinely interested in building skills, confidence and career paths for their workers.

At current, apprenticeships are in very high demand and many people are choosing to take this route over university study. According to CEBR, IPPR and a Parliament briefing, the UK benefits by £34 billion from apprenticeships and over 440,000 new apprentices found work in the 2013/2014 period. One of the strongest to benefits to arise from the new budget is the increase to £3.30 an hour for all apprentices from October 2015 onward.

Maloy & Flynn specialise in apprenticeships across a number of sectors; including Business, Administration and Law which accounted for 105,000 of all UK apprenticeships across 2014/2015.

If you’d like to enquire about our current opportunities then please give us a ring on 0116 275 5666 or click here.

 

You can also find us on Facebook and Twitter.

Money Isn’t Everything

Money isn’t everything.

Sure, you don’t need us to tell you that as it’s probably been beaten into you since you were young, but of course it can be good to reflect every once in a while. What does matter though is choosing a career that suits your skill set, personality, and plans for the future. Maloy & Flynn want all who come to us feel like they are entering a job for the right reasons and not due to social pressure to raise capital. This may make the blog now sound hypocritical but fortunately for you, there are some very well paying industries in the UK.

In 2014, these were among the highest paying UK jobs…

  • ·         Accounting

Not only does accounting pay wonderfully but there hundreds of thousands of jobs in this sector for the taking – provided you have the skills and dedication. The average salary in 2014 for a Financial Account Manager exceeded £40k while a Chartered and certified accountant can expect to approach this. Maloy & Flynn can set you on the path to this career thanks to our links with Head Office Support, Sales & Marketing and Legal sectors.

  • ·         Solicitors

While sitting comfortably in 30th place, it’s unlikely that anybody will stick their nose up at a cool £46k a year for doing something they are genuinely interested in. Solicitation has always been a broad job that involves diverse, challenging life skills and situations.

  • ·         Electrical Engineer

Tradesmen aren’t shy of a bob or two. An accomplished electrical engineer can expect to take above and beyond £46k while engineering technicians and electrical fitters can expect to enjoy a good £30k+ salary.

  • ·         Marketing

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There are a whole range of jobs in marketing that flip between being modestly paid to providing top 5 echelon salaries. A marketing director will be laughing to the bank with £80k+ a year while a marketing associate will take a none too shabby £29k+ on average. As a lucrative business full of opportunity for growth, it’s something Maloy & Flynn are happy to provide a gateway to.

Job Interview Etiquette

While Maloy & Flynn specialise in finding you the ideal job role to suit your character, skills and experience we do of course ask that you understand the expectations required of a strong candidate. We are here to help you get your foot on the job seeking ladder but sometimes employers will wish to screen applicants first, in which case you will be invited for an interview. We’ve compiled a series of tips to help you best prepare for what lays ahead…job interview etiquette

  •        Research

Knowing basic details about the company may be working for is absolutely essential. Interviewers will often encounter people who are only there because they need a job, not because they actually care about the role. Prove that you are not one of those people and surprise them with your background knowledge. Look into the history of the business, what is their core ethos and who founded it? Relate what you know about the company to later questions if you can as this displays an ability to adapt.

  •        Remain Calm

It’s understandable that you may be anxious or display signs of fear and in some cases this can be a positive as it shows you truly care about the outcome of the interview. Try and remain calm though, offer clear answers and remember to maintain eye contact – far too many people avoid this simple notion of etiquette and it can be a real deal breaker. Listen to the interviewer’s full question and if there’s something you don’t understand, ask them to reiterate it instead of fabricating an answer you think they may be looking for.

  •     Presentation

This almost goes without saying but turning up in a track suit or a Metallica T-shirt won’t win you much kudos unless you’re going for an interview in a 1980s guitar shop. Smart casual is preferable with a nice shirt or blazer complementing smart trousers and shoes. We’ve noticed a bit of tweed actually goes down rather well these days but of course, traditional wear will do fine.

  •  Following Up

Don’t be scared of following up the interview. Whether it’s just a polite e-mail or a phone call, this can show your dedication and interest in the role. Never hurts.

 

If you have any tips of your own, why not share them with us on Facebook and Twitter?

Why working exclusively will help you attract the best talent in the market

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There is an assumption that using multiple agencies (on a “no win, no fee basis”), known as contingency, gives a client access to more candidates – so why do some of your competitors already work with Agencies and Recruitment Partners on a Retained or Exclusive basis?

The Main Reasons:

You will gain access to more talent working exclusively with a broader and higher calibre of candidates – not limited to only those actively seeking new opportunities.

We will find you the best “in the market” rather than “what is on the market”

Improved Understanding:

A deeper relationship between Recruiter and Employer encourages closer and more transparent communication, therefore a greater understanding of the role, the client and the candidate.

Value for Money:

It’s a similar cost to that of a contingency arrangement but offers you much more value, as our two most precious commodities “time” and “resources” are invested by us to source the individuals you need.

Commitment:

This approach will work, with your chances of attracting the right person being significantly increased through a mutual ‘commitment to succeed’ to fill the position.

If you would like to learn more about working with Maloy & Flynn on an exclusive basis please contact: Tony Llewellyn on tony@maloyflynn.co.uk

Maloy & Flynn + Apprenticeships = Success!

It’s been a tough old time for aspiring young professionals, but the recession blues are finally clearing for a brighter future. Apprenticeships have long been celebrated as an ideal avenue for 16 to 24-year-olds who wish to gain a foothold in a career of their choice. Rather than dealing with the instability of unpaid work experience, apprenticeships offer a secure and paid opportunity to gain vital skills and get a leg up in your chosen career.

With the general election fast approaching, it’s interesting to see how each party approaches the issue of apprenticeships. In recent years there has been some strong voices coming through who believe that not enough is being done to help young people into employment. The lack of apprenticeships could be argued as one of these issues but thankfully both Labour and the Conservatives seem to be taking a bold stance in providing a diverse range of new work choices for Britain’s youth. Ed Miliband, as divisive and odd as he may be, has quite righteously stated his desire to end the “outrageous snobbery” directed towards apprenticeships in the public and media.

ed milibandSuch snobbery really needn’t exist, it’s entirely up to the individual whether they attend chase further education, engage in part/full time work or take up an apprenticeship. Different avenues for different people so yes, such snobbery has no place. Miliband has explained this attitude will change if teachers and guardians begin to better articulate the positives an apprenticeship can provide and help people make a more balanced and educated decision.

Maloy & Flynn will continue to support apprenticeships into the future and we look forward to seeing an increase in working opportunities for the young and aspirational.

To discuss our current opportunities please drop by our Leicester, Nottingham or Northampton offices or get in contact here.

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