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Spotting a ‘Walter Mitty’ in Accountancy Recruitment

  By Allan Maund, Head of Compliance and Risk at Dains Accountants   Recruiting the right calibre of employee with the required skill set is key for any business and it’s no different in the world of accountancy.   Although most of the time candidates are recruited and settle into the business seamlessly, there can […]

How to handle multiple job offers

How to handle multiple job offers Who doesn’t want to have multiple job offers? It is a great position to be in. However for anyone in this position it can be overwhelming. Knowing how to manage the process, how to keep one company at arms length whilst talking to another. Alternatively deciding whether to tell […]

A career in Finance doesn’t have to begin with 5 A*’s

A career in Finance doesn’t have to begin with 5 A*’s Let me introduce you to Oliver. A professionally qualified Financial Controller working in Staffordshire. He is our latest Guest Writer on the H2 Blog. In this post Oliver shares his experience of leaving School without GCSE’s grades A-C. And how in doing so hasn’t hindered […]

The 6 things you need to do to successfully onboard your new starter

The 6 things you need to do to successfully onboard your new starter I am pleased to introduce Corrine Ward, CIPD qualified HR Professional. Corrine has over 10 years experience working in fast-paced, high growth, complex multi-site Engineering, IT and Biotech organisations. She’s also a master baker. We have known each other for more than […]

First day in a New Job?

First day in a New Job? Starting a new job can be one of the most stressful experiences for many. Second to moving house some would say. If you are worrying about how the first few days and weeks will go then this blog post is for you. Recently the Team at H2 have been […]

Job Search Etiquette

Job Search Etiquette Etiquette – the customary code of polite behaviour in society or among members of a particular profession or group.   Finding the right job can be tough, that’s why we wanted to share our Job Search Etiquette tips to help you improve your chances of securing your ideal role. It is fair […]

Redundancy can lead to new opportunities

Let me introduce Pamela Miller to you. Our latest Guest Writer on the H2 Blog. Founder of AB Fifty One – a marketing agency. Pamela was made redundant in 2015 and here she talks about how it enabled her to make positive changes. I still remember receiving the news that I was being made redundant. […]

By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail – Benjamin Franklin.

By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail – Benjamin Franklin. Let me hand you over to Nigel Howle, leader of Howle Communications, a public relations and media services business supporting clients from the public and private sector. This famous quote, attributed to Benjamin Franklin, one of the Founding Fathers of the United States […]

Top 5 tips to working flexibly and still achieving success

When Lysha Holmes first set up her recruitment business in 2005 after the birth of her eldest daughter, the work culture was very different to where we see it today (with more and more companies offering flexible working to their staff). I was the rarity and now that we see 75%* of Millennials (Powwownow survey) […]