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“Your message will be converted to text”

June 19, 2013 9:10 am

I shiver when I hear this voice message when I’m trying to contact a recruiter.  So I am ringing a recruiter and get this message, what I want to say is “Hi, it’s Lisa Norris from Norris & Partners.  It’s great to be in contact with you again.  We have an exciting opportunity to manage a sales and marketing team for a national specialist and I remember when we last met you highlighted this would be your next career step.  I’m really keen to tell you more about this opportunity so please call me on ….”  In the message I...

It’s all about the next 5 years!

May 27, 2013 7:00 am

They say 30% of small businesses fail in their first year of inception and this figure goes to 50% by year three.  In recruitment I’ve read it’s one in four in their first twelve months, and up to 80% in their first three years if the owner expected a return!  Well in 2009, just over a year into opening Norris & Partners, I gave myself 4 days to get money in the door or it was going to shut behind us! So now I can happily say we’ve not only survived our first five years, but we’re rebranding and are...