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Top buzzwords to use on your CV and during interviews
10 Dec 2018
When you are writing your CV or preparing for a job interview it is necessary to consider your personal skill set to ensure they match the requirements of the role...
Why you need to manage your employees Technostress levels
05 Dec 2018
In January 2017 when the French government introduced a new law, dubbed the "right to disconnect", giving employees of organisations with more than 50 employees the legal...
How do you explain a gap on your CV?
21 Nov 2018
There are many reasons why a gap on your CV can happen; health issues, illness, taking time out to travelling, starting your own business or simply because you were...
Latest survey highlights new hires are not getting what they need from onboarding
08 Nov 2018
The concept of onboarding is nothing new, however as we face the ongoing war on talent, the way we welcome, support, train and hold onto new hires over their first few...
Has your business got a talent mobility disconnect problem?
22 Oct 2018
Now, if I was to tell you that there is a talent shortage in the UK you would be forgiven for shouting “we know that.” After all, those of us who make our living in...
Latest survey highlights over 60% of women would consider gender pay gap when job hunting
16 Oct 2018
The latest study by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has found that almost two thirds of women look at a prospective employer’s gender pay gap before...
Why it’s so important to match candidates’ expectations in today’s market
25 Sep 2018
The world of recruitment is most certainly challenging, probably the area that is instantly influenced by economic change and over the last 10 years has transformed...
The attitudes guaranteed to impress HR
19 Sep 2018
No one can doubt the importance of qualifications and experience in the world of HR, however attitudes and behaviours are becoming more and more significant when both...
In the age of AI and automation in recruitment are we at risk of dehumanising?
18 Sep 2018
AI and automation has promised so much to the world of recruitment, from faster candidate sourcing and screening all the way through to algorithms that promise...
Most annoying office jargon and phrases revealed in latest survey
21 Aug 2018
Greek biographer and essayist Plutarch, whose works influenced the evolution of the essay, probably described the importance of speech best when he said...
The five principles of high-performing teams
14 Aug 2018
In today’s demanding and unpredictable business environment it is of paramount importance that an organisation’s teams are agile, effective, productive, innovative...
Latest research shows 96% of HR leaders believe recruiting for cultural fit is crucial
08 Aug 2018
The latest research from recruitment technology firm ThriveMap has shown that organisations and their HR leaders are fully aware of the benefits and need for a cultural...
How to achieve your time management goals
24 Jul 2018
The one thing about time is that we all get the same amount; no matter how rich and successful you are, you can never buy extra time in your day...
The rise of the unusual recruitment methods
19 Jul 2018
I think we can all accept that traditional recruitment methods are being utilised less and less as new technology is introduced and the job market is increasingly...
Why keeping your professional development continuous is so important to your career
17 Jul 2018
The days of leaving school or even university and thinking that exams and assessments are a thing of the past are well and truly over...
The Generation Z dilemma: How do you target 20 year olds?
28 Jun 2018
There’s a new generation of workers poised to enter the workforce in great numbers and with them brings a need to change how we recruit...
LMA are proud to have signed the Gender Equality Charter
25 Jun 2018
At LMA one of our primary goals has always been to support women in recruitment and the drive for gender equality.  Therefore, we are proud members of Women in...
Latest survey shows 1 in 4 UK candidates would switch jobs to work remotely
15 Jun 2018
The war on talent requires forward thinking employers to constantly review the perks and working patterns they offer to attract the very best talent...
Didn't get the job? How to succeed next time
14 Jun 2018
There is no doubt that being rejected after a job interview, even if it wasn’t for your dream job, can knock your confidence. However...
Why increasing the diversity of your workplace will help solve skills gaps.
12 Jun 2018
Almost every industry has their own unique skills gaps, which make recruiting a constant challenge. However, no matter how often the business benefits for diversity in...
New law to prevent recruitment firms telling temps to wear heels, skirts or make-up
25 May 2018
The Government Equalities Office is set to publish new rules later this month insisting that employment dress codes must have similar standards for both sexes...
How to effectively communicate at work
24 May 2018
Nowadays we are absolutely spoilt for choice when it comes to ways to communicate at work: voice call, video call, text, messaging apps, email, social networks...
Stress in the workplace - what we can all do
16 May 2018
Hosted by the Mental Health Foundation (MHF), May 14 -20 is Mental Health Awareness Week and this year the focus is on stress in the workplace...
Why you need the right employee exit strategy
10 May 2018
Most organisations accept that staff turnover is an inevitable part of being an employer: there will always be a time when a business can’t meet the current needs of...
RECRUITER AWARDS 2018
04 May 2018
We won!  To say we are delighted is a huge understatement. LMA have now been recognised by the industry as a leading agency in the Banking & Financial Services market...
How Do You Relive Your Career Memories?
03 May 2018
We all know the feeling of visiting a relative’s house and looking through the old photo albums…. You know, when they weren’t stored on a hard drive...
Do Recruiters Care About Candidate Mental Health?
01 May 2018
The simple answer is “I hope so.” However, when it comes to the wellbeing of other people, when we have such a pivotal role to play in a difficult period in their lives...
Top things to consider when selecting a recruitment consultant to work with
23 Apr 2018
Let’s face it recruitment consultants are ten a penny, great recruitment consultants however, well that truly is a different story. So...
New research highlights that the majority of Brits don’t want a job that involves travelling
18 Apr 2018
New research from CV-Library, the UK’s leading independent job board, has revealed that the majority (77.5%) of Brits don’t want a job that involves travelling...
What kind of listener are you?
17 Apr 2018
We’ve all been there, you’re having a conversation with a person you are desperately trying to impress and you’re trying so hard to make your response matter that the end...
PA Confidentiality
04 Apr 2018
Handling confidential information is at the heart of being a PA and it’s paramount to offer confidentiality, discretion and judgement when doing so...
How to be more effective at minute taking
27 Mar 2018
As any great PA knows, taking minutes is an essential skill but can certainly be a challenge. Even for the most experienced of us the process of writing minutes can be...
How to make networking fun
26 Mar 2018
The thing with networking is that you’re either a natural at it or it’s something you find very daunting and can feel like a terrible chore...
The key steps to becoming a more valuable employee
20 Mar 2018
If we’re being honest, it is pretty easy to recognise the behaviours that make people lack value as an employee. We could probably all reel that list off the top of our...
Top tips for PAs for writing the perfect CV
19 Mar 2018
Writing a CV can seem a difficult and time consuming task, but by following the tips below, you can produce an amazing PA CV that will stand out from the crowd and...
How to stay motivated when looking for a new job
15 Mar 2018
No one ever said that looking for a new job was easy; however it can often feel like a full time job in itself. The process can take so much time and energy it can be...
Why a strong Corporate Social Responsibility policy is essential
23 Feb 2018
Although you could argue that Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) means many things to many people, there is no doubt that they were originally conceived as a way for...
The rise of the workplace personality test
21 Feb 2018
Let’s be honest, recruiting can be an expensive and time consuming activity and with the risk of hiring the wrong candidate it’s no wonder recruiters welcome any...
Considering a PA job in London?
14 Feb 2018
Whilst the streets may not be paved with gold; living and working in London does offer a world of opportunity. The city is booming and as it continues to flourish...
How to handle making a mistake at work
12 Feb 2018
As a busy PA or secretary your wheels are always spinning. Requests and demands will come from all areas, at all times and multi-tasking will be second nature...
How to make the best impression when you start a new job
30 Jan 2018
So you’ve made it, you’ve got that fantastic new job you so wanted, or even the one that is the stepping stone to the one you really want...
Easy ways to boost productivity and employee engagement
26 Jan 2018
The last decade, since the global financial crisis, has seen the UK economy struggle with low productivity. It certainly isn’t just a UK problem...
The pros and cons of temping
23 Jan 2018
There are many reasons why people choose to work on a temporary basis; most simply like the flexibility it offers and the exposure it gives to lots of roles and...
Will technology ever replace a PA, EA or secretary?
05 Jan 2018
The threat of automation has hung heavily over many industries and careers throughout the 21st century, including the world of office support...
Are your ‘soft’ business skills up-to-date?
05 Jan 2018
Nowadays it’s hard to imagine there was ever a time when in order to succeed in the workplace you either got an education or years of experience on the job (or both if...
How to stay effective when working between Christmas and New Year
21 Dec 2017
The time between Christmas and New Year is a strange time to be working. You are definitely not the only one, but it certainly feels like you are...
Do open-plan offices create mental overload?
20 Dec 2017
Open-plan offices are generally assumed to assist communication and interaction between co-workers resulting in increased workplace fulfilment and team-work efficiency...
Mergers Are Best When They Are Organic – Mansion House Is Now LMA
14 Dec 2017
We have been sitting in adjoining offices for a while, breathing the same air, hitting the same phone lines and definitely sharing the same laughs...
5 daily habits of the world’s most successful people
07 Dec 2017
For many of us, our lives seem poles apart from the world’s most successful people. Indeed, many successful people make it look easy and always appear to have their acts...
How best to hand in your notice
27 Nov 2017
So the time has come to leave your current job and although you are filled with feelings of excitement for your new role, you still have the dreaded task of telling your...
Why you should still consider learning shorthand
23 Nov 2017
There is no doubt that shorthand has become in many ways a lost art. Moves towards the digital age and technical solutions such as voice recording have certainly left...
What makes a great PA?
21 Nov 2017
To some, a PA is just a fancy name for a secretary, in reality that is far from the truth. Yes, both roles demand certain similar skills...
How is big data changing the way companies recruit?
16 Nov 2017
Big Data is one of the latest buzz words in recruitment. The phrase has been coined due to the growth of our lives online and the ability to capture and manipulate data...
Candidate selection by social media is on the increase
26 Oct 2017
A great CV and interview used to get you that job you really wanted, now however that twitter rant you had or that party picture you put on Instagram could have a real...
What does GDPR mean for the recruitment industry?
20 Oct 2017
Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock for the last year or so, you will have heard of the changes soon to happen to how everyone manages data: the European Union’s...
The best relationship you will ever have
28 Sep 2017
Let’s be honest, looking for your next career opportunity can feel like a full time job in itself; it’s time consuming, hard work and can often result in little or no...
Tackling discrimination and unconscious bias in the workplace
27 Sep 2017
Leading accountancy firm PwC recently took the bold and many would say very brave step to publicly publish a report highlighting differences in wages for black...
Think positive for interview success…
13 Sep 2017
Today, Wednesday 13th September is International Positive Thinking Day: a day to set aside those negative thoughts and see that the glass really is half full...
My First Year at LMA - Niall Caton
30 Aug 2017
This time last year I was interviewing with a few agencies in the city, just like the candidates I assist with, I had the same reservations about who to join...
Chatbots Will Be Better Than Recruiters
30 Aug 2017
I can’t wait for technology to get to the point where candidates can think: “Wow, that LMA chatbot was amazing.” The reason is simple...
Why we are facing a job rich and candidate short market?
25 Aug 2017
Recruitment for all organisations is ever changing and constantly challenging and it’s not getting any easier either. Although the UK has faced major political upheaval...
Workers in the gig economy could get sick leave and holidays pay
10 Aug 2017
A landmark review, commissioned by Theresa May, could result in gig economy workers receiving the same standard workplace rights as permanent employees...
The top office health risks
27 Jul 2017
The average office worker today is faced with a role that requires so little physical exertion that it is leaving employees with potentially serious health problems...
The LMA Candidate Experience, Complete our survey for a chance to win an Apple Watch!
26 Jul 2017
Since its inception, LMA has put particular emphasis on the candidate experience. That might well be an overly used phrase in the industry...
10 reasons why you should consider your next career move
19 Jul 2017
In today’s world most of us have to work to earn a living; it’s just a plain fact. However, although we might not be able to just leave a job at the drop of a hat...
Get Out of Your Zone to Stay in Your Zone
18 Jul 2017
You might think that the title makes absolutely no sense, but bear with me. It is fair to say that our brains are pretty amazing, but they have limits to their...
Can a greener office really boost workplace productivity?
10 Jul 2017
For some time now, having a ‘greener’ office was aimed at generating cost savings through energy saving features and practices, with a goal to increase sustainability...
Small steps you can take to increase workplace productivity
30 Jun 2017
Tiresome colleagues; that back from holiday feeling; it’s raining; even the recent heatwave… whatever reasons it might be, most people have a fall in productivity...
Why Using a Recruitment Agency Isn’t a Cost… It’s an Investment
19 Jun 2017
Whilst some company directors and owners may baulk at the thought of using a recruitment agency to assist with their recruitment needs...
Paint a Picture of Your Future at Interview
15 Jun 2017
Interviewers are interested in your past, it is undeniable. It gives you credibility, it backs up your claims of greatness and it is something concrete to put on your CV...
5 Books That Will Transform Your Business Leadership Skills
13 Jun 2017
Whether you are currently a business leader or you aspire to be one, it’s vital that you get results and continue to get them on a consistent basis...
LMA HR Salary Survey 2017 - Financial and Professional Services
07 Jun 2017
LMA Interim HR & Change Management (Financial & Professional Services) Market and Rate update - June 2017 LMA-Salary-Survey-Interim-HR-and-Change.pdf
The Counter Job Offer: Why It Is Never A Good Idea To Accept...
07 Jun 2017
Every day, this scenario is played out multiple times across the world. An employee, unhappy with their role or simply wanting to move their career onwards elsewhere...
What Industries Will Be Hit Hardest In Recruitment Terms After Brexit?
26 May 2017
Whatever your views on Brexit and whichever way you voted, there’s no doubt that once the UK is out of the European Union, it will have a significant impact on the UK job...
Great feedback from Singapore
24 May 2017
We were delighted to receive this super feedback from one of our candidates from the Singapore office. As you can see, candidate care is extremely important to us within...
Competency Based Interview Questions: How to Answer Them Effectively
23 May 2017
Whilst no two interviews are ever the same, you will find that most interviews involve certain common elements. Regardless of where you are in your career and whatever...
5 Must Have Apps For The Modern Business Person
16 May 2017
In business you need to take advantage of anything that can give you the edge over your competition. One easy way is to make the most of technology...
The Buzz of Finding Someone a Job
05 May 2017
We all have our reasons why we go to work. As the owner of a recruitment agency, I have one simple mission. I want to help people make that next step in their career...
The First Thing Any Job Seeker Should Do
31 Mar 2017
You become a job seeker the moment that you entertain the probability of a move. Some would say that many of us are constantly on the lookout for whatever comes next...
How Can You Be More "Likeable" In Your Interview?
07 Mar 2017
Let’s face it, you can have a stellar CV and a list of achievements as long as your arm, but if the interviewers don’t warm to you as a person...
The Most Dangerous Career Obsession
06 Mar 2017
Sad to say, but, for many of us, our careers define who we are. We give our all at work to build a sustainable future, and even when we are enjoying our children or...
Recruiters Accept but Don't Expect Rejection
06 Mar 2017
We get used to the word “no” in our business. Eventually. If you ask enough questions, you are sure to have your fair amount of knock backs...
Make Time Your Friend in Your Job Search
06 Mar 2017
“Arrrgh. I’ve only got three months of gardening leave cash. I have to find a job. Now!” We probably all know that unique pressure of either quitting or being dismissed...
Finance Market Review 2016
02 Feb 2017
Finance Market Review 2016
You Win If You Keep Going When Everyone Else Stops
01 Feb 2017
Sometimes slowing down is as good as accelerating. The majority of us find ourselves working in competition with others. Everyone has targets to hit...
Your Salary Does Not Define You
01 Feb 2017
This is going to be one of those blogs where you might think that I have my head in the clouds. Believe me, I have had enough tough times in life to understand the value...
Coming Second is Okay in Recruitment
25 Jan 2017
Sometimes you come second. It’s a fact of life. The winner ran faster, thought quicker or simply was in the right place at the right time...
Alice Zangouras and Botan Creighton Joins LMA !
13 Jan 2017
We are delighted to announce the arrivals of Alice Zangouras as an Associate Consultant to our Risk Division and Botan Crieghton as a Senior Consultant to our Finance...
House of Fraser Event
10 Nov 2016
Calling all our London-based contacts. I would be delighted if you can join us as we celebrate the partnership between Will Exell and LMA Recruitment at an exclusive...
Kim International Exchange
24 Oct 2016
Kim is currently on her international exchange visiting our sister companies BWP and Greycoat in Dubai.  She is having a super time as you can see.
Do You Have a Boring Job? Me Too
24 Oct 2016
When we mentally go through our “to-do” lists at the start of every day, there are certain tasks that create an excited shiver of anticipation...
Who Cares What Recruiters Have to Say?
21 Sep 2016
Recruiters are a much-maligned species. They are seen as the “market traders” of talent, handing on their wares with barely a second glance...
John Amaechi OBE - 9th LMA HR Seminar
21 Sep 2016
Our 9th HR Seminar took place this morning at the Soho Hotel with our guest speaker, John Amaechi OBE giving the most fantastic speech on “Inclusion; a 21st century...
If You Listen, You May Learn Something New
21 Sep 2016
If You Listen, You May Learn Something New Too many people love the sound of their own voices, but they simply don’t realise how detrimental this is to their personal...
Dominic and Jamie Join LMA !
19 Sep 2016
After a record year, our Finance Division continues to grow.  We are delighted to announce the appointment of two senior consultants who joined the team this week...
Career Plot Twists Are All Part of The Ride
12 Sep 2016
Career Plot Twists Are All Part of The Ride You might have heard that there is a new Harry Potter play in London. It is pretty unlikely that you will have seen it just...
Would You Jump Jobs Without a Parachute?
26 Aug 2016
Would You Jump Jobs Without a Parachute? I don’t often watch YouTube videos, but a certain featured video on the BBC website caught my eye the other day: “Jumping From...
LMA Summer Party
21 Jul 2016
“Our summer party was absolutely brilliant…..with lots ping pong, lots of booze which meant lots of fun!  Well done to Daniel Baker for winning the LMA table tennis...
LMA join the JP Morgan Corporate Challenge
21 Jul 2016
LMA participated in the JP Morgan Corporate Challenge run in Battersea Park, London yesterday evening.  On a very warm night all of our runners completed the course...
Quarterly High Fliers
18 Jul 2016
"To celebrate our latest Quarterly High Fliers dinner, we had a fantastic evening at the superb Wolseley restaurant in the West End of London...

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