Logistics Blog

Every month we publish one or two logistics blogs that provide a commentary on the UK logistics and retail sectors, topics are typically influenced by micro and macro economic factors impacting our clients.

The logistics blog does not just focus on recruitment and headhunting, instead it tackles the issues faced by the businesses we work with.

The Role of Consultancy in Recruitment

The issue with consultants is that engaging one suggests you or your business have a problem; this stigma surrounds the profession and creates an immediate barrier with clients. Changing vocabulary quickly switches the context, replace problem with challenge for a...

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BREXIT Time for Action

BREXIT – Time for Action It is nearly 2 years since the BREXIT vote took place and to my knowledge in this time nothing has actually happened. I speak with and engage business leaders on a daily basis and from what I can gather no one is any the wiser as to what the...

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Top 10 Recruitment Tips

Top 10 Recruitment Tips Welcoming in the New Year not only brings with it renewed business rigour but also itchy feet for people looking to advance their career. As such now is a good time to be recruiting for staff; but only if that fits with your business strategy……...

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What are we really doing?

Might seem obvious but ask yourself and more importantly your clients some initial questions….. What is our biggest seller? What do our customers come to us for? What do we do better than anyone? If you don’t know the answer to these (which many businesses won’t) then...

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Recruitment and Sales – A Complicated Relationship

The harsh reality is that recruitment is a sales job, recruiters are targeted on monthly billings in the same manner as any other sales professional. The problem; treating people as commodities and the inevitable fallout that will lead to. There are two side to...

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What is our Business DNA

What is our Business DNA Reflecting on your business and the motivations around the boardroom is one step closer to identifying what underpins the business. Only through establishing your values and cultures can you shape the business to work around that. For example...

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The Impact of Social Media on Recruitment

Not so long ago it would have been a faux-par for a business to directly approach employees from their competitors. Not so anymore; over the last few years there has been a shift in attitudes and behaviour that has people claiming recruitment is dead. Is this because...

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Why are we in Business?

Business owners and directors are notoriously busy and don’t spare the time for self-reflection; instead they are busy running the business and firefighting. This means that as time goes on the rationale behind setting up the business is lost; it may have been a great...

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Returns Driving Retail into a Recession

The UK retail sector has been under a barrage of attacks in recent months that has seen consumer confidence drop and Brexit continue to create high levels of uncertainty. Whilst the UK press might report a strong economic outlook at the moment, when you dig beneath...

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Candidate Engagement with Internal Resourcing Teams

Candidate Engagement with Internal Resourcing Teams Speaking to senior candidates recently it became clear that people across every career level have struggled with internal resourcing teams and automatic screening; the same is true of recruitment agencies but this...

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StartUP Recruitment, who should you Employ?

startUP Recruitment I’m doing some work in the startUP arena at the moment and recruitment is one of the biggest early stage challenges; when cash is tight but you are pushing growth who do you hire? StartUPs have a certain culture and need the right people to get...

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GDPR – Candidate Impact

The Impact of GDPR on Candidates and Recruitment The General Data Protection Regulation (GPDR) comes into force from 25th May 2018; it impacts on any businesses that process EU Nationals data across the world (the UK will be included whatever the outcome of Brexit)....

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Is it Difficult to Provide Quality Recruitment?

Recruitment complaints have become more prevalent on LinkedIn in the last year or so, these typically contain one or more of these issues including a lack of quality recruitment and service: Candidates The recruiter never called me back; Did the job even exist; I...

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Minimum Energy Efficiency Standard (MEES)

The Impact of Minimum Energy Efficiency Standard (MEES) on Retail and Distribution Businesses The Minimum Energy Efficiency Standard (MEES) was announced in April 2015 and the legislation comes into force April 2018; impacting approximately 20% of commercial...

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Deciphering Recruitment on LinkedIn

Deciphering Recruitment on LinkedIn Mention Linkedin and recruitment in the same sentence and you are likely to find yourself embroiled in a war of words. Everyone has their own views I just want to share a recent experience of using a paid job advert on Linkedin and...

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LinkedIn Engagement and the Challenge of Omni-Channel Fulfilment

Like many I have thousands of “contacts” on...

The Value of Interims

Economic uncertainty and low consumer confidence...

Succession Planning

Succession planning and personnel development...

Logistics Land Shortage

How much impact is the availability of suitable land having on strategy and growth plans within 3PLs?

Post Brexit Landscape – The Short Term Impact

Over a month has passed since the Brexit vote...

Logistics Land Development

North West Land and Development Update The...

Minimum Energy Efficiency Standard (MEES)

The Impact of Minimum Energy Efficiency Standard...

Retail A Perfect Storm

Retail – A Perfect Storm This year will be the...

The Impact of Social Media on Recruitment

Not so long ago it would have been a faux-par...

Returns Driving Retail into a Recession

The UK retail sector has been under a barrage of...

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