Category Archives: Simon says

How to get ahead in business with a promotion

  Having spoken about promotions earlier in the year, I thought I would revisit this topic as it’s something I am passionate about.  On a personal note, I love to see my staff work hard, develop and succeed within the business.  Recently, I promoted Craig, one of my Recruitment Consultants, to Associate Consultant, and I […]

Simon Says: Should I take a counter-offer from my employer?

The counter-offer is a huge dilemma for many candidates, which is understandable as the unknown can be daunting.  It’s easy to fall into the honey trap of the incentives being offered to stay.  In my opinion this is never a good option, and here is why I believe you should never take a counter-offer. Too […]

This week we ask Simon: How do I get a promotion?

Working in recruitment I hear the words ‘ambitious’ and ‘progression’ a great deal, so this week I have decided to tackle the question ‘how do I get a promotion’?  Having spent nearly 20 years in the recruitment industry I’ve seen many ambitious individuals climb the ladder of success from junior to years later becoming a […]

Simon Says ‘Happy New Year’!

Here we are in the second week of 2017 and the first full week back at work after a great break (I hope) so I wanted to wish everyone a Happy New Year.  2016 was a whirlwind of a year to say the least.  We lost many of the names I grew up with, such […]

Simon’s verdict on the basics of business

After being put through their business acumen paces week-on-week, this weekend sees the final of Lord Sugar’s Apprentice on BBC1.  In its twelfth series, the final sees the last few hopefuls battle it out for a £250,000 investment into their business idea.  Speaking about the programme on TV show ‘Good Morning Britain’ earlier this week, […]

How do I carry out the perfect interview?

An interview is your gateway to a new opportunity so it’s essential to get those interview skills toned up and really impress those potential employers.  This week Simon shares his advice on how you can conduct the perfect interview and make yourself the number one choice. Research the company – Really get to know your potential […]