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Notes from the park - monthly updates Candidates, Clients, Financial Services, Fram news Market update - February 21 Written by our MD, Simon Roderick. What a difference a month, or even a week makes. When I was thinking about writing our monthly newsletter last week the weather was awful and I’d spoken to so many people who were struggling Continue Reading PCD Club - David Bell - Simon Roderick - Fram Search Candidates, Clients, Financial Services, Fram news PCD Club interviews Fram's MD Simon Roderick David Bell at the PCD Club interviewed Fram's MD Simon Roderick for their Hot Seat series. Watch the full video here.

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i-wellbeing - The Zone - Fiona Bugler - Simon Roderick - Fram Search Candidates, Clients, Fram news, Various Podcast - i-wellbeing chats to our MD Simon Roderick on the Future of Work Our MD Simon Roderick contributed to this podcast series by The Zone Magazine, chatting about the future of the world of work. Listen to the full podcast here. "The discussion about the office and the people in it, and the considerations Continue Reading Christmas - Fram Search - 2020 Candidates, Clients, Fram news Merry Christmas 2020! What a year it's been! In between Zoom meetings, placing our first candidate without any physical meetings (6 months later, the candidate still hasn't met their new employer) and seeing very little of our own team, let alone our clients, Continue Reading Fram Search - in the news Candidates, Clients, Fram news Fram in the News Fram Search regularly contributes quotes and insights to articles and features online and in print. Here are some of our recent features. Progress: Remote hiring — the new norm? Metro, 18th Aug 2020 MD Simon Roderick was quoted in this feature on remote Continue Reading tips for work life balance Candidates, Clients 8 tips for separating work and life when working remotely POSTED AUG 2020 Technology has made it harder to switch off from work, as everything is now at our fingertips at all times. This has been a great enabler (how could the current pandemic response have worked in a world of Continue Reading EIS - VCT Clients, Financial Services Market Update: Tax efficient investments Written by Simon Roderick, Managing Director On New Years Day this year, I remember reading so many references to the roaring twenties. If the press were to be believed, we were in for the most incredible boom. The misery of the Continue Reading asset finance - specialist lending Clients, Financial Services Market update - Specialist & Asset Finance Practice Written by Simon Roderick, Managing Director Circa 18 months ago Fram decided to build a practice to support firms hiring in the Specialist & Asset Finance sectors. We’ve built great relationships with clients and candidates across the UK who focus on Continue Reading Racism - diversity - George Flloyd Candidates, Clients, Fram news A doubling down on our commitment against racism and discrimination Written by Simon Roderick, Managing Director We were appalled at the sense killing of George Flloyd. Of course it affected us most on a human level, but it also reminded us that in our professional lives that we all need to Continue Reading in-house or outsource recruitment Clients, Financial Services, Under the Bonnet Is in-housing out in the cold? When coronavirus entered all of our lives, nobody had any idea the tsunami of change it would effect. Rishi Sunak stated in the budget that UK growth would slow to 1.1% and whilst it wasn’t good news, it now looks Continue Reading Fram Search - recruiting top talent Candidates, Clients, Financial Services, Various Traits of the "Super value adders" Written by Simon Roderick, Managing Director. I’ve been in recruitment for 20 years this year, and I must admit I never thought I’d be celebrating that milestone working from home due to a pandemic. Even in January, I would have thought Continue Reading recruitment process - hiring process Clients, Financial Services Executive Search vs Contingent Recruitment Managing Director - Simon Roderick Written by Simon Roderick, Managing Director, Apr 2020 I’ve been recruiting for twenty years and at Fram we have lots of experience of both executive search and contingent models. The question isn’t really Continue Reading starting a business in a recession Candidates, Clients, Fram news Starting a business in a recession Fram is a business that was born out of a recession, the financial crisis to be exact. Whether stupidly or bravely, I set the firm up in 2010 and around now was supposed to be our big 10 year celebration! Continue Reading Video interviews tips - corona Candidates, Clients A guide to video interviewing The corona crisis has resulted in hiring processes being moved online, and it is very possible this will become established practice even after this is over as well. It’s unlikely many offers will go through without a face to face Continue Reading Working from home tips - corona lock-down Candidates, Clients, Various Working from home tips – a corona lock-down special Not only are large numbers adjusting to an unexpected working from home setup, we are also having to do it with all our family members in the house and limited opportunities to go out. Here are some tips to making Continue Reading Corona virus - future predictions Candidates, Clients, Various Corona virus & the world of the future - 11 predictions Events have moved at alarming pace in the last few weeks, and there’s no telling where we’ll be in a couple of years’ time. However, the lockdown is likely to last long enough to permanently change habits - here are Continue Reading Fram Search - corona virus Clients, Fram news Corona virus update from Fram Events have moved at lightening speed in the last few weeks, and, at the time of writing, it seems we may face a lockdown shortly. As you might expect, Fram has moved to video calls and telephone interviews for the Continue Reading Wealth management post covid Clients, Financial Services, Fram news Corona virus response update From Simon Roderick, Fram's Managing Director. I wondered if it's helpful for me to share some of the planning we've heard of in the market - I hope it is. So far, most clients want to/intend to try and maintain business as Continue Reading Fram Search Clients, Financial Services, Fram news Fram news - new service helping firms in the region hire Finance and Legal Professionals Fram's press release: High-end specialist recruitment firm launches a new service helping firms in the region hire Finance and Legal Professionals. Silsoe, Bedforshire: Fram Search is a high-end specialist recruitment firm based in Silsoe, Beds. Founded by Simon Roderick, 41, Fram Continue Reading Change Management - Staff Retention Clients, Financial Services Change Management & Staff Retention – The Psychology of people Written by Chloe Tillman, Head of our Sales & Marketing practice I often think that there is a lot more psychology to sales and people management than people know. Some will recognise its importance, others might not. Whatever your belief, if Continue Reading Four day work week - pros and cons Candidates, Clients, Financial Services The 4 day work week – a good idea? Though the widely circulated story of Finland’s proposed four day work week has turned out to be a myth, the concept is widely debated at the moment. Indeed, Labour included the policy in their most recent manifesto. A fair amount Continue Reading Market update - financial services - 2020 Candidates, Clients, Financial Services Market update - Financial Services Written by Simon Roderick, Managing Director 2019 was a busy year for us at Fram. It seems that political fatigue brings with it apathy and then action. Firms came to the point where they simply wanted to “get on with things”. Continue Reading Fram Search - LinkedIn hashtags - market talk Candidates, Clients, Financial Services How to follow us – launching our hashtags We’re very active on LinkedIn, as you may have noticed, and in order to make it easier to find the content that interests you, you can now follow us on the below hashtags. These will be used on both our Continue Reading Fram Search Candidates, Clients, Fram news Merry Christmas from Fram! Our Christmas decorations are up, the Christmas cards have been sent out, and we're looking forward to our Xmas party in a few weeks' time. We've had a very busy year, and despite the festive season, things haven't slowed down Continue Reading Flexible working - future office Candidates, Clients, Financial Services Millennials – the changing roles of motivation and work-life balance For most people of previous generations, the concept of work-life balance was closely linked to the hours worked. However, in a world where technology allows for permanent connectivity, the 9-5 workday is disappearing. The working environment is changing too, but Continue Reading Millennials - work life balance Candidates, Clients, Financial Services, Various The future of the office The ultimate balance between hard work, productivity and having a work-life balance is increasingly in focus at the moment. We have certainly started to notice a shift in how offices are now more configured for remote working with informal spaces Continue Reading failed hires - overselling in interviews Clients Overselling in the interview – why honesty is the best policy failed hires - overselling in interviews In a competitive market, firms need to sell themselves to candidates during the interview process. Renumeration obviously matters to candidates, but so does culture, people, work environment and Continue Reading Ban on salary history questions in interviews Candidates, Clients, Financial Services Should you reveal your salary in job interviews? Written by Beate Oera, Aug '19 Shhhh... don’t mention the S word! Since 2017, several US states have made it illegal for hiring managers to ask candidates for their salary details in job interviews in an effort to tackle pay inequalities. There Continue Reading GDPR - a year on - recruitment Candidates, Clients, Financial Services, Fram news GDPR – a year on A year on from GDPR, it is clear that there is an increased understanding and awareness of how personal data is used and what our legal rights are. We looked forward to GDPR at the time, and whilst we have spent Continue Reading Fram Search recruitment process Clients Fram's recruitment process We wanted to share our recruitment process, as we are proud of our ability to deliver high quality shortlists in a timely manner. As you may know, we offer both contingent and retained solutions, but we utilise proactive headhunting techniques Continue Reading