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Recruitment agency in Mansfield: Essential Recruitment

Are you struggling to find the right candidates for your industrial and commercial roles in Mansfield? We’re helping other businesses find the right staff – we can do that for you too!    Our team are here to help…     With over 160 years experience in the industry (and that’s just our management team!),…


The Essential League – Week 36 Updates/Week 37 Info

    On this week’s edition of Tom Sport News…   Only 2 weeks left of this amazing exciting fantastical fantasy football league!…     A chance for me to go and cry in my bathroom at home for all the mistakes I have made in these past 37 weeks of playing this stupid little…


Essential and Welbilt donate to Andy’s Man Club

Our Barnsley team are working with their client to donate to Andy’s Man Club.   Pictured above L-R: Summer Caunt, Senior Recruitment Consultant /  Megan South, HR/ Amy Heppleston, Recruitment Consultant   The charity tell the story of their humble beginnings on their website: “In mid-2016, nine men met in a small room in the…


Continuous Improvement

Partner with Essential Recruitment for more successful recruitment campaigns How does working with a recruitment agency differ to direct recruitment? How can Essential Recruitment aid your commitment to continuous improvement? Let’s explore the ways in which we commit to that ourselves, how it benefits you, and how we can work together to keep the momentum…


Steps to reduce your anxiety in different work situations

At least 1 in 6 workers experience anxiety at work (www.mind.org.uk) We can often become anxious in certain situations, especially ones that can make us feel out of our comfort zone. This could include performing tasks like: Going into a meeting Making a sales call Delivering a presentation Attending a performance review Meeting deadlines Here…


The Essential League – Week 36 Info

    On this week’s edition of Tom Sport News… This is how it goes until the end of this whole thing…     GW36 / 13th May  >  GW37 / 20th May  >  GW38 / 28th May     WE ALSO HAVE DOUBLES THIS WEEK!     Brighton x2 + Newcastle x2   This…


Recruitment agency in Rotherham: Essential Recruitment

Are you struggling to find the right candidates for your industrial and commercial roles in Rotherham? We’re helping other businesses find the right staff – we can do that for you too!    With over 160 years experience in the industry (and that’s just our management team!), we have built a reputation for providing top-quality…


The Essential League – Week 35 Updates

    On this week’s edition of Tom Sport News…   I wanted to break my phone.   That’s it. That’s the news.         FINE! I’ll carry on…   I need this job as well… Me wife left me for Sean Dyche this weekend after that 1-5 thrashing of Brighton he did!…


The Essential League – Week 34 Updates/Week 35 Info

    On this week’s edition of Tom Sport News…   Haaland broke the record for most goals in a single season… BIG SAM IS BACK IN THE PREM WAAAAAAAAY! Brighton went and got a 99th minute penalty to take De Gea’s clean sheet away!…I mean, beat Man United…   We’re back to a single…


Temp of the Month – April 2023

Congratulations to our April Temp of the Month winner Keyra! Keyra has won with an amazing 97 votes!! Keyra received lots of support from her family and friends and with such a fab nomination statement we can see why. Well done Keyra! Name: Keyra Branch: Worksop   Nomination Statement: “Keyra started with DUKE in February,…


The Essential League – Week 33 Updates/Week 34 Info

    On this week’s edition of Tom Sport News…   Man City went and killed Arsenal’s hopes of a first title in 19 years… Newcastle are kind of scary right now… I finally found my wallet. Was under the fridge. The relegation fight is getting spicy!   But that’s real life football! We all…


The Essential League – Week 32 Updates/Week 33 Info

    On this week’s edition of Tom Sport News, this league is getting tense dude…   I am going to have to breath in and out rapidly, it is that tense With only 6 gameweeks left, what will happen I DON’T KNOW!   Man City v Arsenal… Potentially, well not even potentially, it is…


The Essential League – Week 32 Info

    GW32 / 21st Apr  >  GW33 / 25th Apr  >  GW34 / 29th Apr  >  GW35 / 6th May   >  GW36 / 13th May  >  GW37 / 20th May  >  GW38 / 28th May     ONLY 7 GAMEWEEKS LEFT!   Arsenal trying to obtain the title, but have had a couple…


How can an agency support you after being made redundant?

Losing your job can be an incredibly stressful and overwhelming experience, and it can leave you feeling lost and uncertain about the future. However, working with a recruitment agency can be an effective way to navigate this challenging period and help you get back on your feet. In this blog post, we will explore some…


Hydro and Essential Donate to Warm Spaces

  We’re donating to Tibshelf Warm Space in conjunction with our friends at Hydro in Tibshelf. The centre offers free tea, coffee and biscuits, craft activities, card games and bingo. There is no need to book, and it is open to everyone. The space is part of the Warm Spaces programme, which says “With a…


The Essential League – Week 31 Info

    On today’s top story on the Tom Sports News channel…  I got the latest scoop straight from the horse’s mouth!     Mr Shipsides, also known as Nathan, or big Nath, the Nathanator, MC Shippy sids etc. He is still trying. I repeat, he is still trying. I heard directly from the side…


Why should you hire staff on a temporary to permanent contract?

Temp to perm contracts can offer great benefits to you and your candidates! Temp to perm contracts are the most popular type of contract that we support our clients with, continually growing in popularity with over 1,300 of our candidates gaining permanent contracts between Jan 2021 to Dec 2022. What is a temp to perm…


The Essential League – Week 30 Updates

    If you subscribe to all of my potential media outlets, you will know that I also have a regular article on ‘Tom Sport’. I am hoping reporting from this, it will bring luck and goodwill.   Like one of those cats that constantly waves at you…   ANYWAY!   It’s more joy for…


The Essential League – Week 29 Updates/Week 30 Info

  Well…what a week!     We have had some fat fat scores coming in this week! If you haven’t been changing your players this week and all that…WHAT ARE YOU DOING?!   FANTASY FOOTBALL IS A VERY SERIOUS GAME TAKE IT SERIOUSLY PLEASE FORGET ABOUT YOUR FAMILY AND KIDS FOOTBALL IS THE MEANING OF…


A day in the life of: Summer Caunt

  Summer Caunt – Day in the life blog   On a crisp Barnsley morn at 5:00am, there be a stir from the Caunt household. There be our Senior Recruitment Consultant Summer, rising up after hearing the alarm, giving lclarification that she needs to go to work soon! But first, “Woof woof! Oi, I need…


Temp of the Month – March 2023

Congratulations to our March Temp of the Month winner Tanya! It got quite head to head this month but Tanya took the lead with an amazing 87 votes – well done Tanya!! Name: Tanya Branch: Mansfield   Nomination Statement: “Flowerline have nominated Tanya due to her bubbly nature, cheering everyone up on the lines and…


A Day In The Life Of: Lisa Smith

Upon the moors of Nottinghamshire, the sun rises and birds sing to wake up our Training & Development Director, Lisa Smith. Lisa is usually up 6:30am, IF she is washing her hair. If not, 7am is the time preferably. It’s the bleedin drying that takes the whiz she says!   Once up – Coffee and…


The Essential League – Week 29 Info

  AND WE ARE BACK!   Screw International football, who really cares anymore unless it’s World Cup or that Euro’s malarkey!   Well done to Harry Kane for being England’s all-time top scorer, but once he puts that Spurs shirt back on… “Harry Kane you’re a w*nker!” “You piece of sh*t!” “I would never have…


How to choose between job offers

Have you ever been in a position where you’ve got multiple job offers, but you’re not sure how to choose which one will be the best fit for you? Here are some factors to consider if you ever find yourself in this situation… Think about what is important to you, what are your priorities when…


9 simple steps to instantly de-stress at work

The most common cause of stress is work-related stress with 79% saying they frequently felt it Source: Statistica, 2020 What is stress? Stress happens because our body is reacting to feeling threatened or under pressure. Too much stress has a very negative impact on us, affecting our mood in a number of negative ways. It…


What are the implications of ‘pulling a sickie’

56% of UK adults have “pulled a sickie” at least once in the past year just to enjoy a day off work (Business Leader, Feb 7th 2023) Bad hangover from the night before? Woke up and decided you’re not in the mood to work today? Your favourite footie team is playing and you don’t want…


How can we help your internal recruiters?

Not looking to partner with an agency as you have your own internal recruiting department? There are still many ways you could benefit by having extra support from an agency, who is providing extra support to your internal recruiters. Here’s are some points to consider… We can save your internal recruiters so much time! We…


A Day In The Life Of: Alex Offless

Normally, people tend to get up with a good amount of time to get ready and set for work right? Not our Recruitment Resourcer, Alex Offless. Never mind being ready to start at 8am, he’s getting up at 7:30am! In a quick 10 minute timeframe, he’s brushed his teeth, little bit of hairspray on the…


FREE Childcare boost to get a million more women back into work

Are you a parent struggling to get back into work due to childcare costs?  In the recent budget announcement, Chancellor Jeremy Hunt has announced he wants to help a million more women back into work through extending free childcare and breakfast clubs. The chancellor’s ‘back to work’ budget has been put in place to tackle…


The Essential League – Week 28 Updates

    On this week’s edition of Tom SAD Sport News, I have lost my position as top footie expert of Essential.   But enough of that nonsense, THIS GAME IS POO POO AND IT SMELLS!   Smelly stupid football…     Highest scoring players of Gameweek 28:     Congratulations to the top performer…


The Truth About Recruitment Agencies

What do you really know about recruitment agencies? There tends to be a ‘bad name’ around agencies, but this can often be down to a misunderstanding of what an agency is and what an agency does. Here is the real truth about recruitment agencies… 1. We are not funded by the government Agencies receive zero…


The Essential League – Week 27 Updates / Week 28 Info

  Guess who’s off again?! Another edition of Nat’s Sport News while Tom’s Sports News is away…   Another blank gameweek! Who’s not playing? ❌ No Man United ❌ No Brighton ❌ No Man City    ❌  No West Ham ❌ No Fulham ❌ No Liverpool     Highest scoring players of Gameweek 27:  …


A Day In The Life Of: Samantha Erdem

It’s 6am, and the sweet Worksop breeze blows by the windows of our Senior Branch Manager’s house, belonging to a certain Samantha Erdem! She will have her alarm set for 6am, but is normally woken up by her son Taylan at 5:45am shouting ‘MUMMYYYY!!’. They always leave at 6:30am on the dot to go drop…


The Essential League – Week 27 Info

    Will Storm Larisa postpone matches this week? (A little snow didn’t stop this lot enjoying their sports)   If they all do go ahead…who’s set for a double gameweek: ✔️ Crystal Palace ✔️ Southampton ✔️ Brighton   ✔️  Brentford     Most transferred in players this week (as of now):   So basically…


A Day In The Life Of: Amy Vickers

*BEEP BEEP BEEP* It’s 5:30am on a crisp Barnsley morn, and it’s time for our Branch Manager, Amy Vickers to get up! A quick bit of peace and quiet before the riot of children… so it’s time to pop on the kettle of course. A big part of the morning for Amy is to prep…


What to include in a cover letter when you have no work experience

No experience? No problem! Cover letters can be quite daunting to write anyway, and if you’ve not worked a job before, are you wondering ‘what do I write about?!’. Not to worry, there are still many things to include in your cover letter if you have no work experience… Talk about what you do want…


The Essential League – Week 26 Updates

Nat’s sports news is back!! I’m in charge of the footie updates again this week while Tom is off on his jollies.   Well…who saw that coming ay? This was the week to invest in Liverpool players wasn’t it! Mystic Meg bringing in Darwin this week and knocking me down to 3rd place (did you…


Temp of the Month – February 2023

Congratulations to our February Temp of the Month winner Norman from Chesterfield! Norman won a whopping 91 likes!Well done Norman, thank you for all of your hard work. Name: Norman Branch: Chesterfield   Nomination Statement: “Norman has worked for us for just over 3 months, he has a great work ethic, he has fit in…


The Essential League – Week 25 Updates / Week 26 Info

  “Ah what a lovely day of sun and shine, and it’s football this weekend! I hope nothing ruins it…nope? Nothing will ruin this…”   On this week’s edition of Tom Sport News, locals are told to stay indoors, as man can’t help but volley everything that goes by. From cars, to children, to hats!…


Discover Doncaster | Top 5 places to visit in 2023

If you’re looking for the best places to visit in Doncaster, we’ve got you covered! This is one of the vibrant locations we recruit in, and we know it pretty well.   Here are our top recommendations – plus one unmissable attraction! Yorkshire Wildlife Park What is it? With over 400 animals, Yorkshire Wildlife Park is…


The Essential League – Week 25 Info

 So Tom’s off enjoying his long weekend (who allowed that?!)   So he’s put me in charge of updating you with the footie news for Gameweek 25!   So who’s been paying attention then? Gameweek 25 sees 4 teams with double game weeks & 4 teams with blank game weeks!!! ❌ No Brighton ❌ No…


Exciting announcement for job seekers in Staffordshire!

New production opportunities available with Essential Recruitment in Burton! We are really excited to be working in partnership with Holland & Barrett, one of the world’s leading health and wellness retailers. Over 30 positions available! We’re helping to recruit a pool of new talent to join their production department at their site in DE14 2WP.  …


Do agencies charge candidates?

The simple answer is no! A recruitment agency is a completely free service to job seekers and it is illegal to charge for this service. So, why should you take advantage of this free service? Be the first to know about new vacancies in your area Did you know not all of our roles make…


Save your money and time by hiring through an agency

Do you ever find yourself in situations where you need staff quick, but it is taking too long to get new hires through the door? If so, this is where we believe you’ll benefit from working with an agency, saving on the time it takes to recruit directly and helping to cut back on your…


What can you gain from a minimum wage job?

National minimum wage was introduced by the Labour Party in the 1990’s to protect low-paid workers. This ensured that all workers were receiving a pay that reflected the cost of the living and nothing less…however in this day and age minimum wage jobs are generally quite looked down upon.   This could be due to…


Brett Martin and Essential donate to Ashgate Hospice

  Another donation to Ashgate Hospice this month – this time coming from a nomination from our friends over at Brett Martin Ltd, Kim Britton-Williams and Erin Melling! Ashgate hospice ‘provide, educate and campaign for palliative and end-of-life care and bereavement support.’ Thanks to Kim and Erin, Ashgate benefit from a donation which they say will…


The Essential League – Week 24 Updates

  “Ey Terry, it’s just been another one of those fantastic foot of the ball week games you know?” “John, I think you need to cut out the booze…”   On this lovely Monday morning, I bring you today’s headline for Tom Sports News… Local landlord for the local pub ‘The Frosty Willy’ hires mouse…