Why the Answer isn’t Always Perks, Benefits and Free Lunches…
One of our recent MacKenzie King blogs looked at the different ways an employer can use benefits & perks to attract, motivate and retain staff. However, new studies indicate that employers also need to consider the other side of the coin, with some HR experts suggesting that engaging a committed workforce requires a different approach; one that is focused on the culture & purpose of a company, not just offer … Read more >>
As we hurtle towards a General Election, there’s currently no shortage of issues and pledges being debated in the press. But one employment issue that is worth highlighting, particularly for those of us working for large companies, is the campaign being spearheaded by Lib Dem leader Jo Swinson to call for businesses to publish their maternity and paternity policies.
Swinson is calling on the government to require employers of more than 250 people to publish their parental pay and leave … Read more >>
It’s no surprise that podcasts have soared in popularity over the last decade. The ability to listen to informative and entertaining programmes at any time and often whilst doing something else, is convenient and can make a long commute or a boring run much more interesting.
The medium has exploded since the first podcasts appeared in 2004 and now you can find podcasts on almost every subject under the sun, pretty much instantly and usually for free. However, this proliferation … Read more >>
You might not be aware, but 7th to 11th October is National Work Life Week. It’s an annual initiative created by Working Families, the UK’s work-life balance organisation and it’s intended to be an opportunity for both employers and employees to focus on achieving a good work-life balance.
A poor work-life balance can cause employees to neglect other aspects of their lives; it can have a negative effect on their personal relationships, result in physical and mental … Read more >>
Retirement can seem like another planet when you’re young, but don’t make the mistake of thinking that pensions are something only old people need to think about. It’s Pension Awareness Day and so it seems the ideal time to look at the importance of starting to save towards your retirement as early as possible.
Throughout the UK, it’s clear that on average, people aren’t saving enough money to pay for a comfortable retirement. A recent study by the Office for … Read more >>
As recruiters, a lot of our time is spent meeting candidates, visiting clients and communicating between companies and prospective employees. When we’re giving candidates the details of a new position, salary, bonus schemes and holiday allowance are all crucial considerations, but increasingly, employee benefits and perks are also an important part of this conversation and are an emerging area of research.
Studies show workplace benefits can have manifold positive effects, including better staff morale, improved engagement, a better work-life … Read more >>
MacKenzie King is a leading specialist recruitment consultancy focusing solely on recruiting accountancy and finance roles across Suffolk and Essex. As exam results season is now here, we are looking to recruit a Trainee Recruitment Consultant to join our busy Ipswich office. This position offers a great opportunity to benefit from expert training and support in a dynamic industry, whilst earning a competitive salary plus the potential to earn commission as well.… Read more >>
Last week, the MacKenzie King team saved humanity from certain doom by recovering a vital vaccine from a top secret laboratory! Yes, for our staff summer bash we visited Escape Ipswich and succeeded in escaping from the ‘Contagion’ game in just over 53 minutes. Followed by some well-deserved drinks at Isaac’s, then a lovely dinner at the Waterfront Bar Bistro, it was great to put our teamwork to the test and celebrate some of our recent successes.… Read more >>
We’re all familiar with the stress and strain of revising for and sitting exams and your AAT assessments are no exception. So, once you’ve finally completed your exams and binned your revision timetable, the relief and sense of freedom can be great – but then it’s often only a matter of time before you start feeling anxious about getting your results.
Here at MacKenzie King, most of our candidates and several of our consultants have been through the AAT exams … Read more >>
In the current economic climate, it’s more important than ever to be confident that your business is getting first class service and excellent value for money from your recruitment consultancy.
Here at MacKenzie King, we believe we give our clients a genuinely excellent service. Now we’re inviting you to answer the following questions in respect of your current recruitment consultancy to discover if you are getting the quality service your company deserves.… Read more >>