Five Steps to being Job Search Ready after Redundancy

19th January 2018

Redundancy. It’s not something that any of us like to think about. But, unfortunately, it’s a sad fact that many of us will face being made redundant at some point in our career. With the recent collapse of Carillion and the difficulties experienced by Toys R Us, their staff will be facing troubling times ahead, with many people having to deal with the prospect of job hunting at short notice.

In today’s world, even if you think your role is … Read more >>

New Year Job Hunt Resolutions

4th January 2018

The arrival of the Christmas holidays and New Year often prompts many people to start the process of job hunting. It’s understandable; after all, you’ve had a year to reflect on the job that you’re in and the New Year is a catalyst for change. And yes, January is a great time to job hunt. But if getting a new job is your New Year’s resolution this year, then it needs to be taken seriously.… Read more >>

Spreading some MacKenzie King Christmas Cheer!

13th December 2017

The team at MacKenzie King recently spread some Christmas cheer by enjoying a Christmas jumper day for charity! Enjoying a ‘casual Wednesday’ and donning our finest Christmas attire, we raised over £100 for Safer Places, a charity who do much good within the Essex community, and who we have long been in support of.… Read more >>

What Impact will the 2017 Autumn Budget have?

1st December 2017

With chancellor Philip Hammond having recently delivered the Autumn Budget, many employers and recruiters will now be looking to see how the various changes will impact on them.… Read more >>

Success at our Autumn Networking Events

17th November 2017

This week saw us yet again holding our regular networking events. We’re pleased to report that both of the events, held at the Suffolk Food Hall, Ipswich, and Little Channels, Chelmsford, were a  huge success! Approximately 60 Senior commercial Executives were in attendance across both networking events, enjoying the peer-to-peer networking opportunities they provided.… Read more >>

How will the Rise in Interest Rates affect Businesses?

9th November 2017

Last week saw the news that the Bank of England were to raise interest rates for the first time in a decade. The official bank rate has been increased from 0.25% to 0.5%. This is the first rise that the Bank of England has applied since July 2007, and whilst many businesses were aware that an increase was imminent, the effects of an interest rate rise will still have an impact on their day-to-day operations.… Read more >>

The Importance of Building an Inclusive Workforce

26th October 2017

A hot topic in the world of business and recruitment at the moment is the importance of building an inclusive workforce. Many of the UK’s top firms are focussing their recruitment efforts on creating more diverse and inclusive teams.… Read more >>

Job Titles: Are they Important?

6th October 2017

Job Titles. Although many people don’t like to be labelled, in the world of recruitment, we are all job titles. Whether you are a Commercial Finance Analyst, a Finance Manager or a Group Finance Director, our titles are what define us at work. They give us a sense of worth, job satisfaction, and are often linked to our position within a business. When applying for future jobs, we often use our current job title as a way of immediately projecting … Read more >>

How to make the Move from Practice to Industry as a Newly Qualified Accountant

21st September 2017

As a newly qualified accountant, there will likely come a time when you start to question the career path ahead of you. One of the decisions you’ll have to make is whether you want to stay in Practice Accountancy, or move to a role within Industry.… Read more >>

Why there’s Never been a Better Time to Job Hunt in Essex

6th September 2017

The Essex Economic Commission has recently put together a report on the greater Essex economy with a bid to double its output to £60 billion in 8 years’ time. The report reveals the county’s economic strengths and weaknesses, and sets out the ambitious plan to achieve 3% growth by 2025. This would make the county the fastest growing economy in the country!… Read more >>