Recruitment advice, company news and championing causes we’re passionate about.
Should You Use A Recruitment Agency?>
How to decide if a recruitment agency can help you find a new job.
The Ultimate Guide To CV Length>
Answering your FAQ "How long should my CV be?"
Video Interview Preparation>
Advice to follow before you click on the invitation link to your video interview!
Making A Mark On The Planet>
No such thing as waste! A career in recycling.
Business Benefits To Caring About Your Temps' Work Experience>
A great temp experience creates trust and productivity.
What You Don't Need In Your CV.>
Personal information to remove from your CV right away.
Career Advice From Gillian King>
Advice for people pursuing their passion and aspiring to a board role.
North East Now & In The Future>
September is our birthday month, we’re 23 years old and celebrating with #NorthEastNowAbz
How To Identify Fake Jobs>
Don't let scams, phishing and fake jobs waste your time and stress you out.
Jobs & Recruitment COVID-19 Update>
The pattern of recruitment and short term outlook for jobs.
Management And Team Promotions>
Employee development, progression and recognition within our team.
The Truth About Job Hunting>
Reset your expectations with these actions to support your job search.
Improve Your Video Interview Style>
Worried interviewing candidates over video won't be as effective as in person? You've got this!
Mastering Video Interviews>
How to ace a video interview
Impact Of The Coronavirus Crisis>
Looking ahead at how the crisis will impact recruitment for the rest of 2020.
What-If Accountants Can Lead The Change For SMEs?>
Scenario planning: The skills of an accountant that bring certainty to business decisions.
Workers Benefit From Good Work Plan>
Robust protections on pay and enhanced workers rights under the Good Work Plan
We Are Shortlisted For Two S1jobs Awards>
Shortlist categories reflect a business built around people.
Sensing The Winds Of Change - What Candidates Want>
Role content, development and business ethics matter to job seekers.
Name Change And Rebrand For North East Recruitment Experts>
Name change and rebrand signals focus on the future for recruitment experts.
Inclusion Is The Key To Successful Diversity>
Inclusion begins with your recruitment.
Recruitment Can Help Close The Gender Pay Gap>
Tactics for tackling your business's gender pay gap.
High Adventure In Aid Of Charlie House>
Walking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu.
The Job Market, Recruitment Sector & Hopes For The Future>
Demand for specialist recruitment services is rising.
What Recruiters Look For In Your Linkedin Profile>
Help recruiters find you on Linkedin with these simple hacks.
An Exercise On Skills Transfer>
Discover your unique set of transferable skills and use them to stand out throughout the application process.
QHSE Update : A Two-Sided Tale>
Rising demand for QHSE professionals reveals it is time to review thinking on rates and candidate expectations.
Attract Employees By Showing Off Your Value>
Your EVP - Turn up the volume and show the value you offer to prospective employees.
Recruitment Activity Update>
This year so far we've experienced higher job flow and tightening skill availability.
Recruiters Take Steps To Support Mental Health Aberdeen>
Karen Molloy explains how we are taking steps to raise £12,000 for Mental Health Aberdeen.
National Receptionist Day!>
Gain work experience, develop skills and build your network over the summer.
Ask STAR Questions In Your Interview>
Evaluate your interviewees more thoroughly with STAR interview questions.
Mind Over Mountains For Mental Health Aberdeen>
Together we are taking steps to support Mental Health Aberdeen.
The Secret To Giving STAR Interview Answers>
How to answer competency-based interview questions using the STAR method.
Thriving On Sabbatical>
Drawing upon personal experience, Edel explains why leadership teams should embrace sabbaticals.
Reasons Why A Shortlist Falls Short!>
One easy step to improve the shortlist from your recruiter.
The Skills Conundrum>
How good recruitment has a valuable role to play in managing skills shortages.
Accountancy & Finance Market Update>
The jobs update for accountancy and finance professionals.
How To Manage Pay Rise Requests>
Effective steps for managing a payrise request
How To Answer Interview Questions About Salary>
How to answer one of the hardest interview questions.
Trades Awards 2019>
Thorpe Molloy Recruitment returns as sponsors of the Trades Awards for third year.
How To Respond To A Counter-Offer>
How to handle a counter-offer.
Employee Mobility Strategy Planning>
Place similar importance on the economic and emotional aspects of employee mobilisation to achieve greater success.
Benefits For Every Employee & Every Budget>
Benefit programmes only work when they are all about your employees.
Market Update & Salary Guide>
Prepare your 2019 recruitment plans with the help of our market insights and salary guidance.
Being A Team Player>
Avoid using the "team player" cliche in your CV and add bags of credibility instead.
NSBA finalists reveal how they take care of their people so their people can take care of their business.
Qualified By Experience>
QBE job-seekers : how to showcase your abilities.
How To Write A Powerful Personal Statement>
Make writing a personal statement easy with our step by step guide.
How To Approach Asking For A Pay Rise>
Present yourself most effective with this easy to follow advice.
Ten Reasons People Decide To Leave Their Employer>
There are many reasons people decide to change jobs : we share the most commonly cited recurring themes.
What Mentoring Means To Me>
Guest blogger, Stacy Edghill explains what being a mentor means to her and why it's a valuable relationship at work.
Sponsors Of The Northern Star Business Awards>
First time sponsors of the Staff Matter award
Why GDPR Is Good For The Recruitment Industry>
Better communication, better service, better recruitment practice.
Recruitment Activity Market Update>
Sharing insight on recruitment activity from across our specialisms.
Championing Trades Careers At The Trades Awards>
Initiatives such as awards and mentoring are a great way to raise awareness of Trades careers.
Jobs Growth At Thorpe Molloy Recruitment>
Four new recruiters join the team.
Soundtrack To Your Week>
Original FM's David Lewis shares tunes to get you through the week. #FunFriday
First Impressions Count>
Receptionists are in demand. Here are the attributes our clients look for.
Growing A Workforce>
The Top 5 Priorities For Team Growth
How To Improve The Quality of Your CV>
CV hacks that will help you stand out from the crowd.
How Recruitment Can Help Close The Gender Pay Gap>
Steps towards better pay and working practices in your business.
The Power Of Different>
Improving your recruitment process to attract talented neurodivergent people.
How To Hire Young Job Seekers>
We share ESSENTIAL steps for IMPROVING the recruitment of young people to your business.
Join Our Tribe>
We are growing! Find out what it takes to join our tribe.
Reasons Why December Is The Right Time To Update Your CV>
For many, keeping a CV up to date is a task best avoided (like festive brussel sprouts). We share the reasons why...
Trades Awards 2018>
Thorpe Molloy Recruitment is delighted to return as sponsors of the Trades Awards 2018.
Employers Seek Technology And Communication Skills>
New technology and communication skills are critical to future-proofing your career.
Success, Sacrifice, Setbacks & Stepping Up>
Thorpe Molloy Recruitment celebrates its 20th anniversary - reflecting on the past and looking to the future.
Actions Which Reduce Risk In Recruitment>
Four Recommended Approaches Which Positively Impact Employee Retention
A Guide To Salaries & Benefits>
A guide which supports employer workforce planning and helps job seekers understand the value of their skills and...
Eyes Turn To Innovation As Oil Price Remains Stagnant>
Review: Oil and Gas Industry as featured in Insider Magazine
HR Market Update : Don't Fear Experience>
An update on the HR job market in Aberdeen.
Breaking Down The Application Barriers For Young Job Seekers>
If you are finding it hard to attract young people to your organisation the source of the problem could be very simple...
The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS) Quiz 2017>
Join us for a night of intellectual acrobatics and banter in aid of Kayleigh's Wee Stars and Glad's House.
How To Improve Your Application Process For Business Success>
New hires apply 15% more discretionary effort if they have experienced a good application process.
Let Me Show You What I Can Do>
Millie Wark caused a sensation at the Greyhope Bay Gala Dinner with her sculpture. It is all the more impressive...
Restructuring Our Thinking>
Restructuring has developed an unfortunate image problem. It is a word that has become synonymous with redundancies...
Essential Questions To Ask An Agency Before Hiring A Temporary Worker>
The 5 Questions You Must Ask Before Engaging With A Temp Agency
How To Ensure Your Temp Hire Is A Success>
A few small changes to your induction process can make a big difference to the value you get from a temporary worker.
Gratitude, Good Times And A Dose of Development>
Why we need more events like the Trades Awards #thenortheasthastalent.
Defy Convention With Cross-Sector Hiring>
Sector experience is often cited as "essential" by hiring companies but the fear of cross-sector hiring is resourcing...
Office Personnel Job Market Update>
The employment market for Office Personnel professionals is leaving many feeling underwhelmed and undervalued.
Apprentice Interviews : Great Answers For Common Interview Questions>
We explain how to answer the most common interview questions and make a great impression.
Knowing Your Work Related Pregnancy Rights>
Lauren Wards from our Office Personnel team provides a summary of pregnancy rights at work. Extract from Evening...
Pregnancy - Your Work Related Rights>
Unsure of your basic work related rights when you become pregnant? Gemma shares what you need to know.
Creating More Hours In The Day>
Be Even More Effective : Ideas For Increasing Your Productivity
Millie Makes A Splash>
Teenage artist discovered in Thorpe Molloy's My Future Aspirations competition creates unique sculpture for Greyhope...
Ideas For Apprentice Hiring>
Ditch convention and try these effective methods when hiring young people in to your business.
Strategic Space For Charlie House>
Children's charity, Charlie House, finds a new home with Thorpe Molloy Recruitment.
Supply Chain & Contracts Market Update>
There has been a shift away from specialised roles in supply chain. Does this pose a long term challenge for niche...
Oil and Gas Employee Loan Scheme : An Onside Idea>
The revolutionary oil and gas employee loan scheme may emulate the football free transfer system. With experience...
Trades Awards 2017>
Thorpe Molloy Recruitment joins celebration of local trades talent by sponsoring The Trades Awards 2017.
Figuring Out The Accountancy & Finance Job Market>
Accountancy carries an unfortunate and false stereotype - dull. That's the last thing the local job market has been for...
The Career Web>
The evolving behaviour of the agile millenial workforce demands a bit of an organisational re-think.
What The Dickens?>
A handy resource to help you prepare for salary negotiations and additional headcount requests.
Do You Know Your Value?>
Our North East Salary Guide aims to provide clarity on current rates of remuneration across our specialisms.
Are You Board?>
How your expertise can enhance the depth and diversity of a third sector board. Extract from AGCC Business Bulletin...
Why It Means So Much>
Take into account the impact winning has on people and it's easy to appreciate why it means so much.
Laughing All The Way>
While managing the recruitment drive to appoint Aberdeen Inspired's Chief Executive, Amanda McCulloch got to know...
The Conundrum Of Keeping The Best Talent In Town>
Study in Aberdeen but then leave Aberdeen. Is there a graduate brain drain in Aberdeen city and shire?
Newly Qualified And Worried About Job Security>
Is the volume of newly qualified accountants in Aberdeen edging towards a tipping point where, for the first time in...
What can Aberdeen do to rebuild its confidence?>
Extract from the Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce Hot Topic, Business Bulletin August 2016
New Business Terms For Workers>
Consequences of the economic turbulence of the past two years continue to resonate throughout Aberdeen's labour...
Brexit's Impact On Aberdonian Workers>
Workforce planning guidance to best prepare for Brexit.
Feeling The Heat By Degrees Of Learning>
Worried being over-qualified is damaging your job search : here's how to make it work for you.
Tap In To Temporary Talent>
Experienced professionals are providing valuable advisory services across Aberdeen city and shire. Would you be...
Business Critical Hiring>
Sharing Thorpe Molloy Executive placements which illustrate the value of critical thinking and candidate investment.
A Serious Case Of Attitude>
Extract from AGCC Business Bulletin. More than a third of the desired core skills of most occupations by 2020 will be...
Perfect Score Reflects Attitude To Customer Service>
Thorpe Molloy Recruitment, Aberdeen's specialist recruitment service provider, enjoys double success.
Look Beyond The CV>
Avoid making a costly mistake by asking one vital question at interview. Amanda McCulloch shares her advice in the...
Aspiring to be a cockroach......?>
Inspiration can come from the most unlikely places or analogies.
What's Happening In the Aberdeen Job Market?>
Interim update: insight to the patterns of recruitment across our specialisms and hiring practice in the north east of...
The New Norm in Executive Selection>
Prevarication, business reputation and flexibility: current themes in Executive Selection.
Employing Young Workers>
The specific requirements associated with hiring a young worker.
How Your Job Description Could Be Turning Off The Best Applicants>
How do you start off a good recruitment drive? With a great job description.
Turning Rejection Into An Opportunity>
In an extract from the Press & Journal's Your Job supplement Amanda McCulloch explains how to turn rejection into...
Keep An Open Mind>
Currently, job hunting and recruitment share an important attribute – confidence.
Aberdeen’s Oil Industry Running On Empty>
Scotland on Sunday reports on the crisis in Aberdeen, feature by Dani Garavelli, comment from Amanda McCulloch,...
Don't Be An Ostrich>
It's tough remaining positive when you are a job seeker. But what's the alternative?
The Ghost Of Christmas Past>
Christmas is often a time for reflection, or a trip down memory lane....
One of the down sides to downsizing is that its success, to a significant degree, depends on the commitment and...
Mid-life Cyclist? No, Just A Change Of Perspective>
Why Karen Molloy believes conversation, asking for help and doing something a bit scary are all good for you!
Pupils' Delight As Art Adds Colour To Emergency Ward>
Art competition 'My Future Aspirations' reveals local, young artistic talent is thriving. Talent is not defined by age.
Two Minutes Of Therapy>
Have you achieved your dream career, are you progressing in the right direction or did childhood dreams become distant...
Flexibility And Resilience The Buzzwords For 2016>
Thorpe Molloy Recruitment's north east Scotland salary guide provides an overview of the local employment market across...
School Or Work, Where Would You Rather Be?>
"Work wasn't exactly fun, but it wasn't boring either." Is this the best we can hope for as young people engage with...
Joining Roll of Honour For Apprentice 100>
Thorpe Molloy Recruitment joins Apprentice 100 Roll of Honour as featured in Press & Journal Your Job supplement.
Plenty Of Bull>
How listening to passionate, successful people makes a difference.
Recruiting With Confidence>
In an extract from the Press & Journal's Your Job supplement Amanda McCulloch explains that although recruitment...
Billion Dollar Matchmaker>
The impact of technology, big data and human intuition in good recruitment.
How To Avoid A LinkedIn Gif Gaff>
Sharing a cautionary tale to make sure no-one makes the same horrific mistake I just did!
Vocational Route To Inspiring The Next Generation>
This week’s Offshore Europe conference is entitled “How To Inspire The Next Generation.” It sounds like an...
Vocational's Back In Vogue>
Vocational employment is back in vogue and the groundswell of activity and best practice initiatives are really...
An Evolutionary Tale>
Karen Molloy, Director at Thorpe Molloy Recruitment explains how her summer holiday highlight led to contemplation of a...
No Fairytale Ending On Horizon>
In an extract from Press & Journal's Your Job supplement Amanda McCulloch, Managing Director of Thorpe Molloy...
Friendly Football Raises Awareness>
Thorpe Molloy Recruitment football fans play to raise awareness and charity cash!
Summer's Just The Job For Boosting your Career>
Sally Reaper, Chris Harvey and Fiona Willis recall why their summer jobs proved so important for their future...
Strengthening Economy Helps Sector Grow>
Extract from the Business Insider magazine June 2015 publication, Accountancy Review.
Leading By Example>
Extract from Business Insider magazine June 2015. Change is perennial, but are doing enough to ensure we have the right...
Business Lessons I've Learned>
Amanda McCulloch, Managing Director Thorpe Molloy Recruitment Ltd, shares the business lessons she has learned during...
Stability And Security>
Amanda McCulloch provides a relevant and concise overview of the recruitment trends for accountancy and finance...
A high performing group of employees dedicated to planning and working together with a common goal in mind is what...
The rate at which HR teams have had to shift their focus from recruitment and retention to consultation and redundancy...
No More Mrs Wallflower>
If you are a naturally shy person, then you may find the prospect of networking and entering a room full of strangers...
Cutting Edge Teaching>
Students at the University of Aberdeen take a virtual step into the world of accountancy and finance.
Is 2015 The Year Of The Accountant?>
Finance departments are vital to business success and, particularly in a challenging business environment the role of...
When The Going Gets Tough>
Being a disco diva of the 1980’s, the words in the song title by Billy Ocean, “When The Going Gets Tough”...
Keep It Original>
Last week we had the enormous pleasure of spending an hour with Martin Ingram on his Original 106 FM lunchtime radio...
Aberdeen Cyrenians is enjoying a cash boost of over a thousand pounds thanks to an innovative Christmas quiz by Thorpe...
Design And Build A Career>
A talented Aberdeen secondary school pupil has won a prestigious local art competition by creating an abstract...
All Rapped Up For Christmas>
Forming the final chapter in our Festive Fun trilogy we rap our hearts out (sort of) to wish you all a very Merry...
Thorpe Molloy Recruitment Highly Commended by Institute of Recruitment Professionals (IRP).
It's Important To Party>
In a busy (sometimes frantic) workplace there’s never enough time - always a new goal to strive towards, a problem to...
Flying High At Aberdeen Airport>
An exhibition of talented local youngsters’ art is on display for the first time at Aberdeen Airport.
Breaking Up Is Hard To Do>
Sweaty palms? Nervous butterflies in your stomach? Not quite sure how to start the conversation? Thinking of starting...
Thorpe Molloy Short-listed in IRP Awards>
Thorpe Molloy Recruitment has been shortlisted for the IRP Best Company To Work For (<50 employees) award.
Good For Your Soul and CV>
Volunteering can be hard work. It takes time and energy. But it does make a difference, just ask the girls at...
A Little Flexibility Goes A Long Way>
Wishing you could drop down to a four day week? Would working from home regularly mean you could work full-time? Well,...
When it comes to passing exams, no one does better than Thorpe Molloy Recruitment.
Careering Into the Future>
Secondary school pupils in Aberdeen on the brink of making decisions which could shape their future careers are being...
Ahead Of The Game>
Recruitment consultancies should look confidently to the future.
Showing why relationships really matter in recruitment, Cammy Keith explains why his Professional Trades team really...
Passed With Flying Colours>
Compliance doesn't have to be testing. We're delighted to report that Thorpe Molloy achieved a very impressive 98% in...
Female Vital Statistics>
Did you know that despite women holding 46% of the UK’s wealth, only 2% of business angels in Scotland are female?
Preferred Supplier To Statoil>
We're pleased to confirm our appointment as one of the preferred resourcing suppliers to Statoil for all vacancies...
Writing A CV With Positive Impact>
For many people writing a career profile is such a daunting task that they put off updating their CV and even delay...
'Tell me a little about yourself?' It's often the first question an interviewer asks and the answer he remembers most.
Questions That Shouldn't Go Unanswered In An Interview>
Interviewing for a job is a two way conversation. On the one hand, candidates should be selling themselves to the...
On The Ball>
When top north east footballer Cammy Keith was looking to expand the team he manages at Thorpe Molloy Recruitment he...
Why Is Recruiter Considered A Dirty Word?>
I’m confused by the perception that the only people to benefit from the energy sector skills shortage are recruiters.
Making A Good Impression>
With so many different ways to find a new job and fill vacancies these days it’s important that you choose your...
Employees of the Future>
One of the perks of working at Thorpe Molloy Recruitment is getting involved with different projects out with the...
Not Just Another Christmas Song>
In our now traditional style we’d like to take this opportunity to wish all of our clients, candidates and friends a...
Creative Christmas Cheer - Oh Yes It Is!>
Art by local youngsters is on display at one of Scotland's finest historic theatres in Aberdeen this month.
The People's Choice>
Viewing the amazing entries in our annual art competition for school children, “My Future Aspirations”, is one of...
Know Your Value>
In its latest North East Salary Guide, Thorpe Molloy Recruitment reports a rise in permanent staff placements and...
Back To School>
This year Scottish secondary school exam results rose and latest figures (to end April 2013) show that youth...
Talk Talk (and I don't mean the telecoms provider)>
Today we live in a technology crazy world but back in the nineties, in the early days of setting up Thorpe Molloy...
Sourcing people will be a common topic at this week's Offshore Europe Exhibition and Conference.
On The Record>
Claire Buchan shares some real life examples which show that even HR professionals aren't immune from making mistakes...
A Force For Change>
Mike Robb made the successful transition from Lieutenant Commander in the Royal Navy to Human Resources manager with...
Strictly Come Prancing For Aberlour Children's Charity>
Two of our recruitment consultants, Cassie Connell and Kris Lynch, are Strictly Come Prancing in support of...
Our Mount Kilimanjaro adventure was a challenge of contrasts. We followed the Rongai Route, which is considered the...
A Modern Take On Apprenticeships>
It gave Sir Alex Ferguson and Jamie Oliver a start into their working world while Sir Alan Sugar hires his top one...
Hat-trick for Thorpe Molloy Recruitment>
For the third consecutive year Thorpe Molloy Recruitment Ltd has reached finalist status in Scotland's Best Workplace...
But I Don't Speak Doric>
There's something in the air all around Aberdeen city and shire that's got nothing to do with the eventual arrival of...
Getting The Right People Through Interview>
Many HR professionals have conducted more interviews than they've had the proverbial “hot dinners".
Our HR specialist, Claire Buchan, believes that companies which are stuck in traditional working patterns are failing...
To Temp Or Not To Temp?>
If you have not considered temping before, now might be the perfect time to do so as more employers look to temporary...
Make The Change>
Tapping into the resources of talent from other professions is one option for tackling the technical skills shortage in...
Our Next Big Adventure>
We're really excited (and a little bit apprehensive) about our next big adventure! Five of the team have signed up to...
We’d like to wish all our valued business associates, including clients and candidates from Christmas Past, Christmas...
Young Artists Transform City's Gardens>
An Aberdeen garden will transform into an art gallery when it displays youngsters self–portraits throughout December.
Channel Your Originality>
Lucca Sutherland from Cults Academy shares her thoughts on our art competition "My Future Aspirations".
Are You Feeling Lucky?>
The looming thought of graduation sparks fear and panic among most students.
Thorpe Molloy Recruitment Ltd is celebrating its 15th anniversary by enjoying a marked increase in growth.
North East Scotland Salary Guide 2012>
In its third North East Salary Guide, Thorpe Molloy Recruitment reports that the skills shortage is causing decreased...
IS there more to recruitment?>
We constantly consider ways to enhance our service for clients and candidates, and (surprise, surprise) often great...
Who Cares About Happy Employees?>
Don’t be misled, of course we want people to be happy (we’re not gloom promoters), they tend to be very pleasant to...
What A Difference A Year Makes>
This time last year the potential impact of the Agency Workers Regulations (implemented on 1st October) was a hotly...
London 2012 Gave Us Lots Too Think About>
London 2012 was about more than sporting achievement.
Taking a chance at the beginning of her career paid off for ambitious, young Aberdeen business woman Amanda McCulloch,...
Fit for 15>
It's official. At Thorpe Molloy Recruitment we are a pretty fit bunch! With the Olympics fast approaching, we thought...
Aberdeen's recruitment market is thriving, a trend set to continue for the foreseeable future according to recruitment...
We're delighted to announce the appointment of Claire Hedley, Business Consultant, to our HR division.
We’ve ventured into Facebook and now have a company page at www.facebook.com/thorpemolloyrecruitment. Our web...
Scotland's Best Workplaces>
What a great week we had last week! We were recognised as one of Scotland’s Best Workplaces for the second year in a...
Be Your Own Boss>
Inspiring young entrepreneurs at last night’s ENET Business Week event, Judith Thorpe presented with “Jedi” Jim...
Why You Shouldn't DIY>
There's no doubt that the use of social media is redefining the recruitment process but if you have a key role to fill,...
Why I Chose Recruitment>
Business Manager, Suzanne Ross, shares why she believes recruitment is a great career choice.
The Only Way Is Up>
Thorpe Molloy Recruitment is delighted to announce the appointment of two new Business Managers following internal...
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