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​DE&I at Cedar – a work in progress

If you read our previous blog, ‘The Long March to Equality’, examining the rise of DE&I within recruitment, you may have been surprised, as we were, at how far the industry has come since the f...

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The long march to equality

The oldest person who works at Cedar can remember when airlines advertised for male pilots and female air-hostesses. In Northern Ireland at that time, recruitment consultants used to draw up list...

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Employers are getting very choosy… A review of the recently-qualified accountancy & finance jobs market

The recruitment market and the economy more generally have had a lot of exogenous shocks over the last few years is, I can say without fear of contradiction, an understatement. Yet, despite all th...

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Square pegs, round holes…and the need for genuine tax expertise in your business

As you know, the government has an Office for Tax Simplification, set up by George Osborne after he became Chancellor of the Exchequer in 2010. Unfortunately, as a former tax director from Grant...

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​Recruitment as we move into Q4 – it’s a battlefield and a buyer’s market

Last year, as the full extent of the pandemic, became apparent, many economists said it would take a long time for the economy to recover. In April 2020, The Guardian reported that the EY Item Club...

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What it takes to be a successful PE portfolio company CEO

​Whilst there is not a one size fits all solution for what we see in successful PE portfolio company CEO’s we are able to see some clear trends when it comes this. Below we have attempted to answer...

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How to Make Your CV Stand Out

Looking for your next finance role? The first step is getting your CV right. With such a small window in which to impress recruiters, it’s vital that you’re able to make your CV stand out from the ...

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Public Practice Priorities for the year(s) ahead

Just over a year ago, we were starting to learn about a strange illness that was causing people to die in a number of countries - China, Italy and then, in small numbers at first, the UK. If you Go...

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How Covid-19 has changed company cultures.

​We are coming up to 12 months of working from home and company culture is one of the biggest things that has changed in our working environment.From a recruitment perspective, one of the most comm...

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Temperature Check – Recruitment in 2021

As we close on 2020, supposedly the year of clarity (20/20 vision) what do our Consultants see the future holding.Despite the threat of a 2nd mutated strain arriving at our shores and the likelihoo...

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"I don’t make merry myself at Christmas" [sic]

​Scrooge was a much-misunderstood man. That thought may be behind the statement by Julien Lenglet, Head of the Antony Hospital in Paris, who believes that festive celebrations could lead to a surge...

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All Change: pandemic winners and losers

This has been a truly extraordinary year for businesses. For the recruitment industry as much as any other, Covid-19 has been more devastating than anything in living memory. Over 500 million jobs ...

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4 successful strategies for securing talent during the global recovery

Over the last five months, organisations across the globe have made extraordinary changes in their working practices in response to COVID 19 and Talent Acquisition has been no exception. Whilst man...

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Baby birds, jobs data and the future of recruitment…

Like baby birds in a nest, the different sectors of the economy are straining to be fed, their mouths open and begging the Chancellor to attend to their needs first. However, nature, as we know, is...

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Procurement – at the heart of the crisis and the centre of the recovery

Public sector, especially NHS, procurement has been at the centre of the coronavirus crisis, perhaps for the first time bringing the general public an awareness of what procurement itself is all ab...

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3 reasons why recruiters were ready for remote working

Covid-19 has been the catalyst for unprecedented global measures and changes to keep the world safe and healthy during very turbulent times. As part of this, the vast majority of the UK workforce w...

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10 tips to manage a remote team

​Here's my top tips on managing a team during the current crisis.I’ll start off by saying, it probably boils down to one golden rule, but as the internet loves a list let’s park that and I’ll let y...

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Interims in Uncertain Times

Could interim be the answer during these unprecedented times? In the last few weeks, Covid-19 has turned everyone’s world upside down and it feels like we’re all taking it one day at a time until ...

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Remote working facilitates great conversations

Luckily for me I haven’t personally experienced clients cancel interviews so far, but unfortunately some companies who are most affected by current issues will have to. Industries such as travel an...

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A welcomed pause on IR35

We understand that this is a very uncertain time for us all. With Covid-19 being the prevailing conversation topic everywhere, we must react to the ever-changing legislation and advice as best we c...