Catching up with… William Laitinen

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Written by Joff Alexander-Frye It isn’t every day that you meet someone for a coffee and end up having your mindset expanded. This is exactly what happened though,  when I recently had the pleasure of meeting William Laitinen, the Managing Director of global recruitment firm Exige International, at Hotel du Vin in Exeter. After we had made our initial introductions (and ordered a round of, what I have found to be, some of the finest coffee in Exeter) William went on to talk me through his fascinating personal history. He explained how he had moved to Devon as a young […]

We All Know That Attitude is Contagious, Right?

Written by Sarah Knight, Director – Sarah West Recruitment If you are a Manager or a Company that gives a lot, it stands to reason that you’ll receive a lot in return. Offer a great combination of salary, package, development opportunity and working environment and it’s likely that in return you’ll have a happy, productive, loyal team? Offer the bare minimum and it’s likely the opposite will be true. It’s a dated approach to offer ‘what you can get away with’ in terms of salary if you want to motivate and retain your staff a better strategy would be to […]

Catching Up With… Dan Hathaway from Secure Source

Where are you based? We are very fortunate to have the Ground Floor of 3 Barnfield Crescent, Southernhay, one of the best buildings in Exeter. Can you tell us a bit about your business? We’re Recruiters within the Cyber Security market. We assist candidates within Cyber   Security to find employers and assist companies that are looking for Cyber Security professionals by listening to what they need and finding the right individuals. We have a team of skilled Search Consultants and leverage cutting edge technology to enable us to assist clients and candidates. We are Cyber Essentials certified and all […]

What More Could You Be Doing To Keep or Attract Staff?

Exeter is a buoyant and fast growing city and has been for some time. It’s exciting to watch, and contribute to the growth of existing local businesses, whilst also watching the area attract major brands and start-ups. With wages lower in Exeter than in other major cities, excellent road/rail/air links; stunning local countryside and beaches and with more business being done online, it’s a logical selection as a base for many companies. With so much growth in the area and a low level of unemployment, this means that there is great competition for talented employees. If you’re looking for work […]