Posts Tagged ‘Jenrick Recruitment’

The importance of a firm handshake during the interview process

Thursday, December 1st, 2011

In today’s challenging job market, securing employment is more important than handshakeever.  We found this recent article regarding the importance of a firm handshake during the interview process.

Developing a firm handshake is a vital to landing a new job, according to new research.

Experts say unemployed people often miss-out on landing a new position because they make a bad impression with the commonplace ritual.

And a study found that one in five people suffer from a ‘limp fish’ grip which means they are downgraded or dismissed in the first five seconds by interviewers.

In a survey of 2000 people nearly 20 per cent admitted they judge people instantly on the quality of their handshake.


National Freelancers Day – November 23rd 2011 – a day to celebrate the value of independent workers to the UK economy

Friday, November 11th, 2011

Wednesday 23rd November 2011 marks the third National Freelancers Day, organised by PCG.national-freelancers-day

Freelancers provide flexible solutions and are working hard with their clients to assist economic recovery.  In a drive to gain wider recognition for the contribution that freelancers, consultants and contractors make to the UK economy, PCG has declared 23rd November as National Freelancers Day.

National Freelancers Day will:

  • Highlight this flexible, agile and expert community to UK businesses, educating on how to engage and work with freelancers to help beat the credit crunch
  • Celebrate Freelancing as a valid career choice, highlighting the community and support network
  • Underpin that to unlock the full potential of freelancing, Government must recognise that freelancers are in business and entitled to clear and fair taxation laws

Jenrick IT appreciates the value of freelancing and would like to show their support by sharing the following links to spread the word.

Are you fit to freelance? Why not find out in the ‘Fit to Freelance’ quiz to test your freelancing knowledge! Simply click on the link below.


For more information on National Freelancers Day (NFD) please click on the link below.

Lack of skills leaves employers struggling to fill vacancies

Wednesday, June 15th, 2011


According to a recent article in The Daily Telegraph, three in four employers now struggle to find people with the right skills to fill their vacancies, despite high unemployment.

Here are the jobs there are that have proved particularly difficult, according to the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and Hays.

Much-needed specialist and technical skills have become harder to find over the past year, with sought-after staff staying put in their current roles for job security, the annual survey of 626 employers by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and Hays recruitment firm showed.


The Jenrick Group help to Raise money for Special Needs School

Tuesday, May 17th, 2011

The Jenrick Group recently supported a fundraising event to help raise money for Maple Ridge School.i-scored-a-goal

Maple Ridge is a special needs School for children with communication and learning difficulties, aged between 5 and 11 years.

The school charity, Friends of Maple Ridge regularly organise various school events to help raise money to go towards new developments and equipment for the school.

This particular  fundraising event featured entertainment including a BBQ, bouncy castle and games which involved kicking a football through a hula hoop and receiving a ‘I Scored a Goal Today” balloon, sponsored by Jenrick Recruitment.