Foxy News - December 2020

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Calling All Aspiring Legal Professionals!

18th December 2020

For this edition of Foxy News, Alex sat down with Rhiannon Davies, an Associate Solicitor at Slater and Gordon’s Cardiff office specialising in Industrial Disease and also Foxwood Director Jonathan’s better half. Buckle up, pour a brew and get ready for a serious fact-finding mission, as we discuss all things legal, including Rhiannon’s personal specialism, her path into practising law, the advice she would offer to any aspiring legal professional and everything in between!

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Foxwood At Five!

13th November 2020

The last few months have been pretty wild. The end of lockdown and, more recently, the staggered return of lockdowns across the United Kingdom has seen our team at Foxwood Recruitment juggling working from here at the Foxwood Den and home simultaneously in what seems increasingly to be the ‘new normal’. One thing couldn’t pass under the radar however: Foxwood Recruitment recently turned Five! Alex sat down for a few quickfire questions with Directors Jonathan and Victoria to reflect on the past five years and look ahead to what the future may hold for all things Foxwood. Jump on in to see how the Directors coped when the interviewing tables were turned!

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60 Seconds With Alex

15th October 2020

In this edition of '60 Seconds...' We sat down to chew the fat with our graduate Consultant, Alex. When not playing rugby, talking about rugby, or thinking about rugby, Alex is asleep. In all seriousness, he enjoys spending time with his family in the great outdoors and is partial to the odd pint of ale from time to time.

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Recruitment Explained

18th September 2020

Hello there, or if you’ve visited before, welcome back. If you were to cast a cursory glance down to our previous Foxy News articles, you will see that the predominant theme is offering advice to both jobseekers and employers on how to make the recruitment process work best for them. This time however we’re going to lay bare the recruitment industry. We’ll start by going back to basics: summarising some of the different types of recruitment and where the Foxwood way falls into this. Seated comfortably? Good. You don’t want to miss this one.

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Onboarding Take 2: Changing Times

10th September 2020

We hate dropping the C-Bomb here in the Foxwood Den, but as the world still trips and falters towards what will eventually become the new, sustainable, long-term normal post Covid-19 (there we said it), office spaces largely remain closed and businesses will have to adapt their onboarding processes accordingly. For the more attentive amongst you, this edition of Foxy News is a healthy helping of déjà vu: we published an article in early 2019 on making the onboarding process as smooth as possible. However, before panning Foxwood’s creative department for unimaginatively recycling our old material, hold onto your horses, some things have changed. We haven’t just tweaked a few sentence structures and hastily applied a thesaurus, like a hungover student hurriedly plagiarising their friend’s essay before a deadline. The whole host of new challenges bred by our new, least-favourite C word got our team thinking about how our onboarding advice needed a little spruce up. So, fasten your seat belts, keep your arms and legs inside the ride at all times and get ready for some serious (if very slightly recycled) knowledge bombs to come thick and fast.

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Stand Out From The Flock: How To Make The Current Job Market Work For You!

3th September 2020

At the time of writing, if our team here at the Foxwood Den were asked to summarise the job market in its current state, ‘turbulent’ could well be a safe bet for the frontrunner. We may as well state the obvious from the outset: Covid-19 has upset the apple cart big time as far as the job market is concerned: from recruitment, to the tourism sector and everywhere in between. That is not to say that opportunities have dried up, far from it! Whether you are in the process of making a new hire or seeking to jump back into a new role and are unsure of how to adapt your approach to these changing times, hopefully this edition of Foxy News will provide some food for thought on how to make the market work for you.

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Recruitment: Service or Partnership?

25th August 2020

The recruitment process holds massive importance for all companies: from the smallest SME to the largest blue-chip, household name. Come poke your nose into the Foxwood Den, give us five minutes of your time and we can show you how to make the recruitment process work for you.

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NEWSFLASH! Covid-19 hasn’t killed the job market!

26th March 2020

It is currently a chalk and cheese situation in the job market: some industries are frenziedly hiring to meet the exponential rise in demand for their services; others are frozen and have unfortunately resorted to making staff redundant to cut costs in the quest to stay afloat. Covid-19 is, among many awful things, turning into an unwelcome reminder of how volatile the economy and, by extension, the job market can be. Either through a combination of lock-down and working from home, workplace closure or redundancy, those of us not in essential services have a great deal more time on our hands than usual.

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Avoiding Cabin Fever and High Biscuit Consumption: Our Guide To Working From Home

20th March 2020

‘I’m working from home today’- a phrase all too often accompanied by a wink or met with a knowing glance. Don’t lie we’ve all been there. The point is, unless you have the self-discipline of a Shaolin Monk (if so, we applaud you), working from home is a metaphorical minefield of distractions. Starting out with even the best intentions can quickly degenerate into taking the dog for a walk, doing the odd jobs at home which couldn’t quite fit into the weekend, catching up on Netflix in the background, eating your bodyweight in the biscuits stashed for a rainy day, going out for lunch and somehow ending up clothes shopping… you get the picture.
Now, thanks to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the majority of us will be working from home for the foreseeable future. Our Directors, Jonathan and Victoria, here at the Foxwood Den have put together six top tips which we think will go a long way to keeping your productivity up and hopefully avert a potentially messy divorce/breakup/fight/disinheritance (please delete as appropriate, no promises though). Here goes!

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99 Problems? Video Interviews Shouldn't Be One.

17th March 2020

Covid-19. Reading the front page of any newspaper (wearing gloves, obviously), tuning into the radio, or surfing the web you will be met with a litany of articles either charting the spread or predicting the wider socio-economic impact of the virus. Yes, this is an uncertain and challenging period for business: particularly in the hospitality and transport sectors. However, provided companies can adapt to safeguard their employees’ health in line with government advice, ‘business as usual’ remains very much the status quo.

Recruitment has carried on regardless of the virus and we have seen a massive upsurge of clients transitioning to video techniques to remotely interview their candidates in the last week alone; these can take the form of live video interview or recorded assessment. Video interviews can be daunting, but with the following tips built from our wealth of experience here at the Foxwood Den, video interviews don’t have to cause you any extra stress!

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60 Seconds with Chloe

15th January 2020

This edition of ’60 seconds…’ is with our original graduate consultant Chloe. Away from the Foxwood Den, when not jetting off to the beaches of the Aegean Sea or in the gym preparing for the beach, Beyoncé’s biggest fan can be found walking her miniature dachshund- Sasha Fierce- and listening to anything RnB.

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