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.

In the Spring of this year, the Budget gave hope to workers and businesses, and it’s fair to say that many positives can be taken this Autumn, too. Let’s take a look at how the Autumn Budget may affect you:

Businesses

The general verdict from business groups regarding the Autumn Budget has … 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.

How will this Impact the
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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.

It is thought that in order to attract and retain top talent to your company, inclusion is key. Here’s why it’s so important to build an inclusive workforce:

Higher Employee Satisfaction

If an employee feels that they can be themselves in … 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.

There are pros and cons to both, but if you are looking to move into industry, you may feel a little daunted by the task ahead of you. Here are a few considerations you … 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!

The Strengths and Weakness of Essex

The county is in a fortunate position with its many international links … Read more >>

5 Steps for Developing your Company’s Future Leaders

23rd August 2017

For any business to be successful, it must have effective leadership in place. As such it’s imperative that you identify future leaders, and train and develop your staff at all levels. This will ensure that key expertise and experience are shared and not lost.

Here are five ways in which you can help to develop and build their leadership skills to keep your company at its successful best:

1. Practice Job Rotation

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How to Increase your Visibility on LinkedIn

2nd August 2017

If you’re currently in the process of job hunting, you’ll more than likely know that LinkedIn is an excellent tool for getting your CV out there.  It’s a social platform designed with professional presence in mind, and is an excellent way to connect with colleagues and / or potential employers and recruiters.

Despite this, many people simply don’t know the benefit of networking on LinkedIn, and are unaware that just uploading your CV isn’t enough if you really want to … Read more >>

We’ve Moved!

13th July 2017

We’re pleased to announce that as of Monday 10th July 2017, our Ipswich team are moving offices. Our Ipswich office can now be found at the Three Rivers Business Centre on Felixstowe Road.

The move comes as part of the expansion of our team, and we’re really looking forward to making ourselves at home in our swanky new office space. We’re pleased to report that the last few months have been a huge success for MacKenzie King, which is … Read more >>