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Profile: Douglas CrossPosition: DirectorSince: 2009Twitter: @Denhom_DouglasLinkedIn How did you end up working at Denholm? I was looking for my next move and Denholm was recommended, as the best in the market. Initially, the meeting was about potential clients they could point me in the direction of, but they also needed someone internally for a short term contract. I took it and 8 years later, I'm still here! What do you enjoy most about Denholm? Collaboration and the autonomy the busines…
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Employment is evolving and in the last year, we've seen a significant rise in the use of freelancers and independent consultants, across organisations of all shapes and sizes. Innovative companies no longer see contract employment as just a quick fix, but rather a business decision to increase the flow of talent, avoid skill shortages and gain specialist knowledge. The inevitable flip side is that demand for the best freelancers is high, so finding and keeping them engaged can be more time cons…
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What does personal growth mean to you? Grade 5 piano? Exploring the globe? A PhD? In business terms, growth is the process of improving some measure of an organisations success and often relates to increased revenue or reduced costs. In either case, it’s the employees within a company that make the biggest contribution to its success. In the shoulder pad wearing 80’s, personal growth was linked to power, with enterprises dictating who would or wouldn’t make the cut for the next round of Exce…
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Profile: Jackie AndersonPosition: Head of AgencySince: 2014Twitter: @denholm_jackieLinkedIn What brought you to Denholm? It was completely by chance. I liked a LI post from Denholm and next minute one of the consultants had e-mailed me asking if I had ever considered a career in recruitment. I met with Nicki and John and some of the team and the rest is history as they say. What do you specialise in? I spent 10 years working in the media industry, so I specialise in all agency recruitment …
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What will be on your New Year's resolution list? More exercise? Travelling? How about find a new job? Shows like the ‘Great British Bake Off’ paint us as a nation of wishful artisans in mundane day jobs until we win the lottery – does that sound like you? You are where you work Companies devote time and money to attracting and retaining the best talent, knowing that their employees define their brand and shape their customers' perceptions. Glassdoor’s annual employee survey rated Airbnb as …
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THE TIMES In an era of multimedia and mass communication, it seems absurd that until 1985 there was a blanket ban on solicitors in Scotland advertising their wares. This was based on a belief that advertising “diluted the relationship of trust between solicitor and client by suggesting that the relationship was one from which a solicitor would gain” (perish the thought) and was “precluded by a solicitor’s wider duty to the public”. Although the ban was lifted in 1985 and relaxed several times …
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Over 65 million people currently inhabit the UK and we’re often led to believe that most of them are using the latest technology. However, national statistics show that our population is getting successively older, with each passing decade and almost 20% are now over 65 years – not exactly early adopters. Everything old is new again The truth is, that the technical revolution drives a minority of businesses. Most will never be able to keep pace, but they don’t have to. Just being more memorabl…
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  Looking ahead to 2017, Scotland's companies are going to have to look outside our borders to find the talent to help fuel their growth. People provide a competitive advantage and competition is also prevalent when companies tussle for the best talent. There is a well-documented shortage of highly skilled candidates across almost every sector of industry and market research tells us that while most organisations are sophisticated when marketing to their customers, they are not always so goo…
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    Along with at least 250 other Scottish business leaders, Denholm is taking part in Social Bite’s CEO Sleep-out.  We are fundraising for this cause here and would love your support!   We will be braving a cold Scottish winters night on December 15th to raise funds for Scotland’s most vulnerable people and Social Bite’s work in helping them find their feet.  We are raising money to break the cycle of homelessness in Scotland for good by supporting Social Bite’s plan to build a village …
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    THE SCOTSMAN Graeme Atha The Marketing Society recognises one of the biggest challenges to businesses in Scotland is the attraction, development and retention of talent. Not just marketing talent but across the organisation – and especially in the ever-growing digital functions. Companies that are expert in developing strong consumer or business to business brands are not always as successful in applying the same techniques and disciplines to their corporate or employer brand. The …
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