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New Euro London Website to Launch in May 2017

  •  Posted on Apr 26, 2017  by  | Keine Kommentare
Euro London has been going strong for 27 years and had one of the very first recruitment consultancy websites in 1996.   Due to the international success and growth of the business, and the expanding team numbers, Managing Directors Steve and David Shacklock decided it was time for a new website to showcase all Euro London have to offer.   “We have a great team who constantly bring fresh ideas to the table and they know exactly what our clients and candidates need – that’s why we decided to re design the website. It’s user friendly, informative and unique with a personal touch – all because it was designed by the team here at ELA.  We are giving you the chance to get to know us as a company and as individuals via the website, so you can trust that we have your best interests in mind and we can deliver the professional services you are looking for.” – Steve Shacklock   Features:
  • Easy access to featured roles, categorised by sectors, languages and location
  • Unique job alerts to suit each candidate
  • Blogs & Tips written by Recruitment Specialists
  • Testimonials from Candidates & Clients
  • Social media platforms to engage and interact
  • Video tips for candidates
  • Consultant profiles for candidates/clients to view prior to meeting
Set for launch: May 2017
 

The London „Syndrome“ By Callan Wilson

  •  Posted on Aug 13, 2015  by  | Keine Kommentare

best-views-of-londonAre you a tourist who has come to enjoy the ‘London experience?’ Or maybe you are one of the 400,000 students who have decided to make London their home for several years? Or is it that you are working in London? Either way, generally speaking, you all share something in common.

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The Recruiter Jargon Buster By Josh Hunt – 2015 Edition

  •  Posted on Aug 05, 2015  by  | Keine Kommentare

1-300x156In the recruitment industry, communication and trust are key – between consultant, candidate and client. We are all guilty of using similar phrases in daily life, particularly in our working environment, so let me take you through some jargon that we recruiters use.

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European Hiring Trends – Spring 2012

  •  Posted on Mai 24, 2012  by  | Comments are off for this post.
  Welcome to Euro London’s European Hiring Trends Report. With offices in London as well as operations in Windsor, Manchester, Frankfurt, Munich, Düsseldorf, Paris, Luxembourg and Zurich, we are in an ideal position to give you a snapshot of recruitment trends for multilingual staff across Europe.   The findings in this report reflect a mixed picture across Europe, though there are finally signs of at least some light at the end of the tunnel. In the first quarter of this year, the economy of the European Union as a whole has been stable, although some individual member states are facing austere times with debt deficits to take control of.   To read the full report please click the link provided - Euro London Appointments - Hiring Trends      
 

A New Year, A New Website!

  •  Posted on Jan 09, 2012  by  | Keine Kommentare
Over the last month we’ve celebrated Christmas and welcomed in the New Year, now here at Euro London, we have one more reason to celebrate - our new and improved website.
  We first joined the World Wide Web 1996 with the initial Euro London website, a big deal in those days and a testament to our commitment to advancing technology (well we think anyway). Armed with a "Teach yourself HTML" manual, a dial-up modem and an impossibly long URL, we reckon we were one of the first recruitment consultancies in the UK to have their own website - and a quick check on the http://wayback.archive.org shows we were "crawled" prior to the first major jobboard to be launched in the UK.   The site underwent 5 updates following 1996, until our last update in 2006. Gone are the days of "Frames" and "Non-Frames" sites, and UK only domains. We now have a slick interface centered on our international jobs database and a strong presence in Germany, France, Switzerland and Luxembourg along with the UK.   Our improved website offers new features such as the job map; enabling you to view our current roles and where they are located through Google maps. It will provide you with our latest jobs via RSS feeds or emails, and you can view our latest social media updates so you can engage with us on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Xing and YouTube, you can also read some of our fantastic testimonials from candidates and clients alike.   Our old interface has been completely redesigned, without hindering our basic principle of functionality. The help and advice that could be found on our old website, including our latest CV advice and interview techniques, is still here for you to use, as is the ability to search our current jobs by their relevant sector and location. "Hot Jobs" are featured on the homepage, making it easier for jobseekers to search, apply and get the great job you want! Some of you may have already seen and even used the new website, so what do you think?
If you haven’t had the chance, follow the link at the bottom to go to the new website, it’s pretty good, even if we do say so ourselves! http://www.eurolondon.com/
 

Languages – should the government make up its mind?

  •  Posted on Mär 01, 2011  by  | Keine Kommentare
When it comes to language learning in the UK, the figures aren't great. Less and less students are taking languages but we're hearing more and more stories about the increased importance put on learning them. So where do we stand?  I think that more needs to be done to encourage young people to study languages and there must be a clearer policy when it comes to languages in education. Since 2004, studying a language at GCSE has been optional in the UK, however the new English Baccalaureate will only be awarded to students that take GCSEs in language subjects. Furthermore, there are set to be changes to the way league tables are calculated to encourage more students to take languages, and Universities like UCL will soon only consider applicants who have studied a language at GCSE level. We are giving young people such mixed messages when it comes to studying languages. One minute languages are optional but then they won’t get the English Bac without them - is this a case of a bit too little, too late? With schools and students both unsure of where they stand when it comes to language learning, the current situation is too contradictory and I think that languages should again become compulsory to ensure the UK remains competitive and that British students get the best future job prospects. As business becomes increasingly international, languages have become a crucial skill for employers, but we’re finding fewer and fewer British graduates with strong language skills as those that took their GCSEs once languages were no longer compulsory are now coming out of the education system. This needs to change if we want young people to have the best chance of finding a job and if we want British business to remain competitive. What do you think?
 

Language skills improve employability

  •  Posted on Mai 18, 2010  by  | Keine Kommentare
We all know how important languages are, but here are the stats to prove it! We recently surveyed 228 employers and 86% felt that languages were an important skill set and improve someone’s employability. (You may have seen this story covered in various blogs and magazines!) We asked our participants what they thought the most useful languages were and the majority of respondents (74%) cited the traditional western European languages of French German Spanish and Italian as the most useful. Over a third (37%) commented that those more exotic languages such as Mandarin and Arabic would grow in demand in the future – particularly in areas such as the financial services sector. Here are some comments from the employers we spoke to: (mehr …)
 

Encouraging language learning could save UK economy

  •  Posted on Jul 17, 2009  by  | Keine Kommentare
Our recent press release! We’re in a recession but the UK economy is losing out because of our lack of language skills. That was the message from the European Award for Languages 2009, where multi lingual recruiter Euro London Appointments sponsored the Business Language Prize. The ceremony reinforced the message that languages are key to the UK workplace. Baroness Coussins, Chair of the Parliamentary group on modern languages, quoted recent research that found the UK loses up to £21 billion a year in lost contracts because of the lack of language skills in the British workforce. She also pointed out that teams from 205 countries will be participating in the London Olympic Games in just three years time and urged language learners to continue working hard to turn around the negative stereotype surrounding Brits and languages. “As a company that not only recruits multi lingual personnel, but whose staff all speak another language, we really appreciate how important languages are to the business world” says David Shacklock, Managing Director of Euro London Appointments. “It’s great to get involved in projects like this and encourage language learning, which is crucial to ensure that we have enough talented linguists to make up the next generation of business leaders. These figures are just more evidence that more needs to be done when it comes to language learning. That missing £21 billion could go a long way to lifting us out of this recession.” Euro London awarded the Business Language Prize of £1000 to a project called ‘Eurofest’ for developing language provision to match the needs of business and employers. The awards were held in Bristol by CILT, the National Centre for Languages, to reward language learning projects from around the UK. They also featured journalist, broadcaster and keen linguist, Henry Bonsu, as Master of Ceremonies.
 

More languages in demand as organisations try to beat recession

  •  Posted on Jun 11, 2009  by  | Keine Kommentare
As UK companies look to overseas markets to maximise on business during the downturn, there has been a boost in demand for more exotic language skills, especially within the finance and sales sectors. That’s according to a new hiring trends report from multilingual recruitment consultancy Euro London Appointments. Dutch, German, Japanese and Russian remain popular languages within finance, but more generally there has been increased demand for Arabic, Gujerati, Polish, Czech, Cantonese and Korean as companies look to develop in new and alternative markets. Although finance and banking recruitment, particularly within hedge funds and trading, has been badly affected by the economic problems, the report shows that demand in areas such as risk and compliance and relationship management has grown as these aspects of finance become increasingly important. Demand for experienced candidates in digital media has also increased, as has requests for multilingual sales staff, as organisations look for ways to boost sales both at home and abroad. The online gaming sector continues to boom and is seeing continuing demand for linguists too. In the North West of the UK particularly, companies are facing a lack of IT and engineering professionals with language ability, mostly driven by a drop in the number of foreign nationals coming here. “With the economic picture and the recruitment market varying so much across the globe, organisations in the UK are realising the importance of maximising on relationships with their customers overseas” comments Steve Shacklock from Euro London. “This is not only in Europe but increasingly across Asia too, making language ability an even more valuable skill than ever. It’s reassuring to see that despite the doom and gloom that we hear about the jobs market, that there is still demand out there for skilled and experienced candidates.” The report highlighted similar market trends across Europe, with France seeing an increased demand for sales professionals and the online sector also expanding in Germany. Although their financial markets have been substantially affected, Luxembourg and Switzerland are still seeing demand for finance professionals, with Luxembourg seeing growth in accountancy and Switzerland experiencing a continued demand for risk and tax specialists. Euro London’s Spring 2009 hiring trends report covers the job markets in the UK, Germany, Luxembourg, Switzerland and France.