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Personality Test Infographic

Posted on May 21, 2015 at 09:22

Personality Tests. Yes or No? A recruiter's point of view.

  Psychometric testing is a very useful tool for any employer, but we wouldn’t advocate their use in isolation.   Let’s face it, the interview process is a completely artificial situation: take a complete stranger, stick them in a room with someone they don&...
Posted on May 7, 2015 at 11:03

Psychometric Testing Survey

  The next time you apply for a job you may be asked to complete a personality test! Psychological profiling is big business and in recent years there has been significant growth in the market, there are now literally hundreds to choose from.      The question is d...
Posted on Apr 9, 2015 at 09:57

Lloyd Barnes go rugby mad!

Lloyd Barnes Accountancy Recruitment staged a Charity Quiz Night at Exeter Golf & Country Club, raising over £800 for Exeter Chiefs’ nominated charity, The Exeter Foundation.  In addition to supporting this well-deserved charity, Lloyd Barnes have also committed to sponsoring...
Posted on Oct 10, 2014 at 12:41

Happy 10th Anniversary to us!

Having launched a decade ago, the last 10 years for Lloyd Barnes have been eventful to say the least with lots of highs but also some lows with the effects of the recession taking hold.  However, we are still here and can honestly say that it looks like business confidence is improving as we...
Posted on Apr 24, 2014 at 13:36

Lloyd Barnes Accountancy Recruitment Interview Survey

Back in November we sent out a survey to our clients and candidates based in Devon, Cornwall and Somerset, with the purpose of capturing information on interviewing techniques from both the employer and candidate prospectives.  We are delighted to say that we have collated all of this inform...
Posted on Jan 15, 2014 at 11:06

Top 10 excuses for not submitting a tax return on time

With the 31 January deadline for individuals and businesses to file self-assessment tax returns fast approaching, HMRC has produced a list of its 10 most bizarre, exotic and flimsy excuses for missing the deadline in previous years: - See more at:
Posted on Jan 8, 2014 at 09:41

Lloyd Barnes and intellects from Devon businesses raise money for DCF

Lloyd Barnes Accountancy Recruitment staged a Charity Quiz Night last week at Exeter Golf & Country Club, raising a substantial amount for Devon Community Foundation. The quiz night, attended by over 100 professionals from businesses across Devon including Flybe, Thrifty, EDF, Foot Anstey...
Posted on Oct 9, 2013 at 12:27

Have you had a bad experience with a recruitment agency?

A recent survey revealed that almost 60 per cent of people would be put off using a recruitment agency due to the reputation of the industry.     Have you had a bad experience for any of the following reasons? Being inundated with CVs Receiving irrelevant CVs ...
Posted on Jul 25, 2013 at 13:59

How to use Linkedin - Download our easy to use guide here

Linkedin is an important network for job seekers and employers.  More and more recruitment agencies and organisations are searching for potential candidates on Linkedin.  If you don't have a profile then you may be missing out. We have put together a simple to use guide for gett...
Posted on Jul 3, 2013 at 14:49

The first dedicated salary survey for finance professionals in the South West

Every year salary surveys are produced by recruitment agencies purporting to accurately cover the whole of the UK, but until now no-one has produced a salary survey specifically for the accountancy sectors in only Devon, Cornwall & Somerset.  Lloyd Barnes Accountancy Recruitment is o...
Posted on Jun 28, 2013 at 09:15

Congratulations to our team in the Michelmores Charity Race 2013

Alison Vaughan, Director and Ellen Jenkins, Marketing Manager successfully took part in the 2013 Michelmores Charity Race on 11th June.  The event, taking in a 5k route around the city centre of Exeter, started at Exeter Cathedral and ended at Exeter Castle. Alison and Ellen both came in...
Posted on Jun 12, 2013 at 12:10

Specialist recruitment agencies. Why Bother?

We could tell you about the usual clichéd benefits of using a recruitment agency such as saving you time and money, but one of the most important and often overlooked factors is our knowledge of the market and the specific finance role you are recruiting for.  You know your indust...
Posted on May 2, 2013 at 11:27

Do Employees Get Treated Well in the South West?

In November 2012 we commissioned a survey to all levels of accountancy and finance personnel living in the South West, to find out about their working habits and to ascertain what type of benefits are most important to them when seeking a new role. This information has proved extremely useful...
Posted on Apr 17, 2013 at 15:51

No More Paper Timesheets - We've Gone Digital!

Not only have we revamped our website, we've also launched a new online timesheet portal and Free CV Builder software. Job seekers can get advice on CV writing, interview skills and updates on the current job market as well as build a CV from scratch using the free CV builder software, ta...
Posted on Feb 28, 2013 at 10:38

AAT Career Clinic Success

Lloyd Barnes' Directors, Alison Vaughan and Mark Lloyd were invited to speak at the AAT Exeter Branch Career Clinic on Monday night (11th February 2013), Buckerell Lodge Hotel, Exeter.  Mark gave an overview of the recruitment industry and how to work with recruitment agencies to get...
Posted on Feb 13, 2013 at 14:45

Successful Careers Clinic with ICAEW

Exert taken from the SWSCA News Winter 2012/13 'Feedback from the recently help Careers Clinic has been very positive.  Mark Lloyd, Director at Lloyd Barnes Recruitment gave an overview of the current job market and how to work with recruitment agencies.  Alison Vaughan, also a ...
Posted on Feb 7, 2013 at 12:44

Regional Labour Market Statistics December 2012

Download the full PDF from the Office for National Statistics.
Posted on Dec 19, 2012 at 14:26

Why women can have a family and a career

Have a career or start a family? Do women really have to choose between the two? AAT’s Jane Scott Paul doesn’t think so. At the start of 2012, David Cameron clearly stated: ‘The drive for more women in business is not simply about equal opportunity, it’s about effectiv...
Posted on Dec 11, 2012 at 11:37

Jobseekers get free bus travel in January

For one month only, finding a job will be made a little bit easier because of a unique deal struck with Britain's bus operators. Companies which between them operate 70 per cent of the country's bus routes have agreed to allow jobseekers to travel free in January as long as they produce a...
Posted on Dec 11, 2012 at 11:33

Why first time passes matter

Posted by Alex Miller, Accounting Web on Mon, 22/10/2012 - 11:25 Alex Miller takes a look at why both employers and academics place such emphasis on the ability of trainees to pass their exams at the first time of asking. The jobs mar...
Posted on Oct 23, 2012 at 11:18

Funding changes could put South West accountants off balance

  Exeter based distance learning specialist Accountancy Learning is warning the region’s accountancy firms of a change in training legislation that could undermine their training plans and the career progress of their new trainees. According to Director Simon Deane, “The ...
Posted on Oct 17, 2012 at 15:46
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