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9th February 2018

How HR Professionals can raise their personal game

As the New Year beds in, the HR press is full of articles about what the profession’s priorities should be in 2018. As you’d expect, preparing for the implementation of […]
3rd February 2018

Chris Goulding Interview

After working with Hays for 18 years, Chris Goulding has joined the Wade Macdonald family. He will be working closely with the team as a new Managing Director. Already, he […]
23rd January 2018

Getting internships right

The subject of internships has hit the headlines over recent months – and not always for the right reasons.  Firms have been criticised for exploiting interns by expecting them to […]
4th December 2017
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Best job in tech right now? Data scientists!

Data is a hot topic in business. After all, it’s how Netflix knows that 361,000 Americans binge-watched all of “Stranger Things” Season 2 in a single day. It also knows […]
4th December 2017
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Your views on working in the Thames Valley, Reading and surrounding areas in 2018: A survey by Wade Macdonald.

There is growing competition for talent in the Thames Valley, Reading and surrounding areas, and 2018 is set to be an exciting year for professionals and employers with continued investment in the […]
12th October 2017
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Wade Macdonald celebrates outstanding growth, renews relationship with Steve Carter

Wade Macdonald, a leading recruitment and search firm based in the Thames Valley, is celebrating a year of outstanding growth. This is at a time when many agencies have struggled […]
6th October 2017

How Twitter could help you find your next job

Social media can be a great help when looking for your next position. By advertising yourself, you could reach a much larger audience than if you just put your CV […]
6th October 2017
The Future

Why HR people need to think global, act local

HR people with the skills to manage a global workforce are in high demand as organisations increasingly pursue growth overseas.  Businesses are looking to HR to support this expansion into […]
22nd August 2017
The Future

The Appraisal – RIP?

There has been much talk about the demise of the annual appraisal with companies like Accenture, Microsoft and GE publicly consigning it to history. So what does this mean for […]
30th June 2017

Our personal successes and why they work for our recruitment business

It’s Year End at Wade Macdonald, and we’re celebrating success this week, culminating in an all-expenses-paid trip to Royal Henley Regatta on Friday. Lucky us! In this blog post we […]
20th June 2017
The Future

Are you ready to hire a chief happiness officer?

How HR roles are shifting to keep pace with changes in the world of work Demographic, technological and regulatory changes have plunged us into nothing short of a revolution in […]
19th June 2017
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Big Data – Cutting through the noise

Big Data can deliver significant benefits, but senior finance leaders must invest in more than just the right technology to draw meaningful insights from it. Finance chief are increasingly expected […]
13th March 2017

Recruiting for a digital finance function

As businesses transition to a digital environment, they are starting to recognise that their accounting and finance departments need talent with skills fit for this new age. We operate in […]
2nd March 2017

A recruitment agency great at customer service?! How did we do that?

Reviews are great for companies, especially those that work online in any capacity. For this reason, organisations like Feefo have popped up in recent years, helping companies get authentic reviews […]
10th February 2017

Working across borders

In a growing global marketplace, employers must ensure their finance staff have the necessary skills to work effectively across diverse legislations, business practices and cultures. Overall, 2016 was a good […]
2nd February 2017
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The clever cut – corporate downsizing

Identifying and utilising the hidden influencers in your organisation can turn a downsizing project into a leadership development exercise. There are few more turbulent and emotive scenarios in corporate life […]
24th January 2017

Job-Hunting Season, Get set.. Go..

It’s the time of the year when you’re full of resolutions for the new year; you’ll be healthier, more patient, kinder to others, you’ll single-handedly save the rainforests and end […]
16th January 2017

The quest for parity

Not enough is being done to ensure gender equality in the workplace, but new legislation may go some way towards improving the situation for women Despite the progress that has […]
5th January 2017
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The Future of HR: Let’s Get Digital

The HR tech business is booming; Digital HR is here to stay. In 2015, the venture capital market poured $2.4billion into HR technology startups, and according to Deloitte’s 2016 Global […]
18th October 2016

Understanding the Black Swan Effect (Part 2)

As promised, here’s the concluding half of my two-part post on contemporary black swan events and their potential effects: US Disengagement from Global Affairs The American Presidential election is a […]
10th October 2016

Understanding the Black Swan Effect (Part 1)

  One of the things I do every day, is read the newspaper…in  one form or another. I may not always have the time to read the original paper version […]
4th October 2016
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How to deliver a positive customer experience as a recruiter

One member of the team decided that it’s time to set the record straight!   “Treat everybody you come into contact with with respect. Clients become candidates and candidates become […]
26th July 2016

Why we’re all so much busier in the office

Many workers believe that appearing to be rushed off our feet in the office is the best way forward, while some even see it as a status symbol or mark […]
26th July 2016
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How to develop world class managers

It’s one thing to be good at your job, another to be a good manager and another again to be a world class manager. And, with world class managers helping […]
21st July 2016

Brexit – How to reassure concerned staff

Following the vote to leave the European Union last month, the initial period of unrest between those who voted in and those who voted out appears to have calmed slightly. […]
30th June 2016
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Brexit might not be the best for business, but it’s not all doom and gloom

Following the shock outcome of the EU referendum last week, directors at Accountancy and HR recruitment firm Wade Macdonald are remaining positive of the future for the UK. Wade Macdonald […]
21st June 2016

How to stand out in a job interview for all the right reasons

Much has been written about job interviews over time and the ways to ensure that you give a good impression rather than tripping over your feet and ultimately not getting […]
21st June 2016

Getting greater diversity into HR

As time progresses, we hear about the importance of diversity in the workplace more and more. After all, it’s this diversity in gender, race, sexuality and ability that encourages the […]
10th June 2016

Make your CV the best in finance

When it comes to writing a CV there are some standard dos and don’ts which work across the board. Do, for example, keep it concise, relevant to the job you’re […]
10th June 2016

Is your workplace ready for Euro 2016?

The next few days hails the start of the UEFA European championship and a series of 51 matches over the following month. Any football fans will be more than likely […]

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