Digital Marketing … What we know so far!

Digital Marketing is and has been the hot topic for some time. At Alpha we have always liked to consider ourselves a ‘traditional’ recruitment agency. There is no denying the marketing world particularly in the recruitment industry has moved almost solely online now and so we have decided to drag our directors kicking and screaming into the 21st Century. Over the last few months we have been on quite a journey discovering the best online marketing tools (in our opinion), how to use them and the benefits or reaching people online. Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn have been our tools of choice to date and now we are preparing to launch our new website this spring! If like us and phrases such as customer analytics, SEO, google ads and social media content marketing send you into a tizzy here are some fantastic sites that have helped guide us through the many pitfalls of the online world! The Moz Blog is packed full of SEO content to help strategise your SEO. Occam’s Razor is a great go to reference point on google analytics from the very basics (like us) to strengthening your existing knowledge. We adore the social media examiners blogs and is our go to site for all things social. We love your feedback so if you think there is anything that could benefit your job or candidate search don’t be shy and drop us a...

How to beat the January blues.

January the month of Mondays where even the most optimistic and energetic personality can lose their usual enthusiasm and feel down in the dumps. So what we can we do to get through the month feeling more positive than ever?

Our years highlights

With the end of 2017 fast approaching us we thought it would be nice to remember some of our favourite events and jobs we have had the pleasure to experience this year between us and our sister company Five Rivers Recruitment. After some debate and a few tense moments over some mulled wine and mince pies here are our top 3 events of the year:

Employee of the month November

A huge congratulations goes out Lulu our employee of the month for November! Lulu has been a dedicated and a hard worker from day 1 and she has reliably worked every weekend shift at Stonehenge since starting with us. Well done...

Paws for thought: Why dogs in the workplace may not be such a bad idea

Research tells us that there are many health benefits to having a pet at work, for example 89 per cent of healthcare professionals agree that stroking a pet can lower blood pressure and therefore reduce stress. More and more companies are allowing our four legged best friends into the office.

Training at our sister company Five Rivers Recruitment

Just imagine if you were the only person left in the world. Everything could be done your way! No more negotiating, no communication (except with the animals), a world where you don’t need to influence anyone to get what you want. Heaven or hell?

Trials and Tribulations of first time employment

We’ve seen a real increase over the last couple of weeks of young adults coming in to ask our advice on future careers and CV help. We are seeing a huge volume of candidates that don’t have a CV in place and this has prompted us to question if this is not being focused on in schools as it was certainly when I was in year 10 and 11.

We see teenagers receive a lot of flack generally in the employment industry, however…

Parents at your initial interview!?!

At this time of year we register a huge number of students looking for summer work. For many this will be their first job which can be extremely daunting. We were all young once (although it might feel like a lifetime ago!) and can remember interview nerves, so should your bring a parent or guardian along with you when you come in to register?