5 reviews
16:04 13 Mar 23
Highly recommended! Josh and Sarah have been fantastic at Astute. They've found and placed me in 2 jobs now between them, both really responsive and excellent at keeping you up to speed with things. Very knowledgable about the roles and happy to talk to companies with any queries you have.
C R.C R.
10:45 27 Jan 23
Great agency one of the best ones I've worked with! Liz has been a great help and support in helping me towards a new direction in my career life. She is very attentive and keeps me in the loop at all times! She makes the extra effort to work with my preferred requirements for work and even if it isn't completely attainable she meets me in the middle and does as much as she can to help! Also Liz is very funny might I add 😂 and I'm happy that I can now put a face to the name after all these years! Thank you again Liz for all your help and support! 😊
10:32 20 Dec 22
Josh and the Astute team was very swift to help me to find roles that matched my profile. They are really reliable and will help through every step of the recruitment process going out of their way to assist and follow up when needed. Could not find a better recruitment agency!
Helen PinegarHelen Pinegar
16:19 18 Dec 22
Fantastic recruitment agency.. Josh was extremely enthusiastic, encouraging and clearly knowledgeable about what was needed from both the employee and the employers point of view. Extremely supportive especially in regards to interview preparation and endeavoured to procure feedback promptly. Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Astute in the future to both candidates and recruiting businesses particularly for the right fit for the role!!!
Lisa LeighLisa Leigh
11:56 30 Nov 22
I have worked as a candidate for Astute and they have been excellent. Super friendly service and professional agents keen to fit the right person to the right job. It has been a pleasure dealing with them and I would happily work for them again in the future. Highly recommend this agency.
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With the latest heatwave sweeping across Europe, people are looking for ways to stay cool – particularly while working from home. How are you coping with the summer heat?

Mary Maguire shares her tips on how employers can look after their teams and how to ‘Beat the Heat’.

☀️Have you seen more evidence of employees calling in sick?

Not in my company (air con offices 😊) but this is a valid point. How many workplaces can claim to have a comfortable, working environment for their team?

☀️What can employers do?
Ensure that there is a clear policy and process for all their staff to follow during the hot weather if they are poorly or need to WFH as with the rest of the year.

Ensure all employees have access to refreshments and are able to keep as cool as possible.

Offer regular breaks.

Let all employees know that the senior management team are constantly reviewing the situation.

Display a duty of care to those staff who HAVE to WFH too!

☀️Should bosses be accommodating and even say people can work from home as it’s so hot, etc?
If their usual working day is in an air – con office then no! Exception would be if schools close- obviously WFH/ flexibility should apply!

☀️zero tolerance policy to hot weather sickies?

Sickies are sickies whether in the midst of winter or in 90 degree sunny days. They’re ‘sudden’ absences. Employers still have businesses to run!
Employers need to apply a degree of common sense too and expect that there will be sudden annual leave requests that crop up.

Do you agree? 😊
Disagree? 😡
Have a different opinion?🤔

With the heatwave here for at least another week, something topical for a #wednesday

#wednesdaywisdom #heatwave #recruitmentlife

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