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Manufacturing shows strong performance in February

In its Manufacturing Report on Business, the ISM noted that the PMI, the report’s key metric, came in at 60.8 in February (a reading of 50 or higher indicates growth). This topped January’s 59.1 reading by 1.7%, and it represents the 18th consecutive month of PMI growth. The Institute for...

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The truth about finding your next senior hire

Why is it so difficult to find high calibre candidates? This is a question we are often asked by prospective clients. In the last financial year, Newman Stewart delivered over 100 assignments, to time and budget, from Managing Director, Sales Director and Chief Operating Officer to Business...

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Setting the standard in recruitment

The Recruitment & Employment Confederation’s (REC) Association of Executive Recruiters (AER) provides specialist information and advice to executive search and selection consultants and offers the opportunity to tackle the leading issues affecting the executive search industry. They are...

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Is lean leadership just great leadership?

The principle of lean manufacturing isn’t new. It has long been held as an enterprise-wide strategy for achieving excellence by creating value (from the customer’s perspective), creating a culture of continuous performance improvement and working to eliminate ALL waste of resources, and by...

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Attract the best with a killer employer brand

In today’s shrinking labour market where skills shortages are becoming a real problem for UK businesses, there are a few things you can do to improve your chances of attracting the best talent. One of those is differentiating yourself from the competition by creating a stand out brand that...

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Positioning for Success: The first Newman Stewart Away Day

After a record breaking year in which we continued to see significant double digit growth despite investments in people and technology, we decided to celebrate with our rapidly expanding team at our first ever away day held at Ripley Castle. As well as a chance for some fun and frolicks with...

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The heart of recruitment: Supporting the Children's Heart Surgery Fund

At the end of last year Newman Stewart reported some of the great things we are doing to support the education of youngsters in the poorest parts of Africa, through the charity Mary’s Meals. This year we are adding to our NS Giving Back philanthropic efforts by supporting a charity a little...

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Recruitment - A Challenging & Rewarding Career

I recently watched a webinar on predictions on the future of talent. In it, there were some findings on what different generations are looking for when applying for a job. Surprisingly, compensation came a way down the list, with the top reasons being opportunities for advancement and a role...

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Predictions for business in 2018

The Institute of Directors (IoD) recently released its predictions for business for 2018 across 14 different areas. For 2017 it correctly predicted that Theresa May would trigger Article 50, that UK tax revenues would continue to disappoint, that populist parties would continue to cause upset,...

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Top 5 considerations logistics companies face attracting talent

Logistics companies face a dilemma when looking to recruit talented people. Although they are able to offer varied and diverse roles due to the wide scope of operations, many face a problem of image and reputation, often considered to be old fashioned and lacking in career progression...

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