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Mar10th 2021

The tension and expectation surrounding the budget this year was high. It is probably fair to say that it was in the running for the most important announcement for businesses for a long time and certainly the most unusual one for decades. Now the smoke has cleared, it is a good time for a quick...

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Feb26th 2021

One of the biggest changes to our working practices for many years has been the sudden shift to working from home. Thanks to lockdown, it is now so common that it is almost an expectation, and the abbreviation WFH has slipped into regular use. It’s wrong to simply put this down to Covid, though. Pre-lockdown...

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Jan28th 2021

At the risk of stating the obvious, lockdown has had a huge impact on recruitment. I am sure there no need to discuss the big picture on this again. Through most of 2020, we rolled with the punches and learned to adapt to the new circumstances. Covid policy is now a common term, and employers...

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Dec22nd 2020

There can be little doubt that the Covid-19 pandemic has changed the workplace forever. In fact, it has not only changed it; it may well have changed it in a fundamental way for the foreseeable future. Covid is going to be something we need to think about for some time, so what does that mean...

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Nov30th 2020

The most common objections to using a recruitment partner are usually centred around the cost of hiring. We covered a lot of this in a recent article, but one element is really worth picking up on. There is a misconception that we would like to address about the cost of using a recruitment specialist to...

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Oct30th 2020

Not everything is quite as simple as it seems when you look at the cost of hiring. One of the most common questions we are asked is ‘how much does it cost to hire a candidate through a recruitment agency’. The answer varies, of course, depending on the circumstances, but almost universally you can safely...

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Sep25th 2020

There are some questions that everyone dreads in an interview scenario. Probably top of the list is the where do you see yourself in five years, and running a close second is the one about self-development. Perhaps it is because we find it difficult to talk about ourselves, or maybe it is because we feel...

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Aug25th 2020

Mental wellness, post Covid, is a much-discussed subject right now, and we are all trying to understand what we need to do to help our colleagues and teams. There is a balance to be found now things are heading back to normal. A new equilibrium to be set where the after-effects of lockdown need to...

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Jul23rd 2020

One of the unexpected results of the lockdown has been a sort of mental gear shift about the validity of working from home (WFH) as accepted practice. Even the most resistant of managers had to embrace the principles of WFH during the worst of the pandemic. There was no choice, so there it was, live...

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Jan22nd 2020

As we approach the end of January 2020, many companies across Lancashire shall start to focus on their Financial and Accountancy Recruitment. A new year often brings new budgets, new growth plans and therefore… new staff. However, this often comes with complications. In todays job market some employers are find...

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K Sereice
K Sereice
15:00 15 Oct 20
I would rate this company well for supporting me. I was needing professional advice to know if I was going in the right direction, for a future job role. Sarah helped me with alot of advice. Thank you
Adele Gaskell
Adele Gaskell
19:11 03 Sep 20
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Jack Croft
Jack Croft
15:56 06 Aug 20
After completing university during the current global pandemic I thought it would be near impossible for me to get employment, However after finding a very interesting job online and with Tammy guiding me though the interview process I was able to feel more confident in myself and abilities.Again thank you Tammy! 😁
James Thomason
James Thomason
15:36 06 Aug 20
Tammy from AFR was brilliant friendly polite and proffesional. Tammy kept me updated and informed with the progress and feedback for my appication and interviews and I secured the position with the salary I was looking for.Thanks
Magda W
Magda W
18:47 15 Mar 20
I would like to use an opportunity to thank for the support that both Tammy and Sarah gave to me throughout the whole interviewing process. They both made me feel confident in myself to go to the interview as tbh if it wasn’t for them I would have struggled a lot more during the whole process ( never been to one before). Tammy Smith was absolutely amazing !!!!!She made me feel comfortable, provided me with all information I needed to succeed!She is also very warm, super friendly and... approachable, very reliable and informative. Honestly, I cannot thank them enough as they are just perfect career match makers!!!!!AFR Consulting/ Tammy Smith - you are a life changer!!!!Thank you very much!!!!read more
Jo English
Jo English
18:33 12 Mar 20
I had an email to let me know about a job opportunity and after a chat and a video interview that seemed to go really well, I was offered an interview.I cant praise them highly enough as they gave me the self confidence and information I needed and got the job.Three months later, yes it was the right job for me thank you everyone for your hard work.
Karina K
Karina K
23:01 07 Nov 19
Really impressed with AFR Consulting and their speedy effort to find me suitable employment. Tammy and Sarah really had my best interests at heart and the whole experience was much more of personal service than a business transaction as found at other recruitment agencies. I would certainly be using them in the future after trusting them to find me the perfect job.
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