We are trying to recruit a team leader and a supervisor for our maintenance section here in Surrey - What a stress!!! The candidates to-date have been poor and some of them you have to ask what on…Continue
"Bali are rolling out a new job recruitment website this year, for members only im afraid so not sure if that apply s ? But could be the key to bridging that gap between finding unskilled workers from the job centre and people that are already…"
"I'm adding this topic to the newsletter Christopher.
Sorry I didn't pick up on it sooner but it's been one of the busier periods of my life recently:-))
I'd most definitely like to create an LJN job board. I've actually…"
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"Ah, but the price stayed the same, despite inflation. Mind you, their inflation calculations must be more realistic than the Government's... Actually - on a similar thread, have you noticed that the good old Club biscuit, which used to have a…"
"I always understood that the differential wasn't between customers but between 'trade' and 'profession'; If you are professionally chartered such as an architect (landscape architect), solicitor, etc. then you have clients.…"
"We have been looking for a production manager for our bespoke stone operation for about 2 months. We've had a few applicants but none have been quite what were looking for. We are offering a reasonable wage, so we were hoping for a little more…"
"I have found a vacancy section on our website and an ad on Gumtree has produced an incredibly high standard of applicants without the huge volume of not-so-goods. Has worked a number of times for me now."
"Having just joined a company with a long-term stable work-force I have found to my dismay that lack of qualification is the biggest handicap we have. I have just got two of my staff onto an RHS level 2 in practical horticulture, one of whom has…"
"For my last supervisor position I tried two recruitment agencies and got nowhere!
I used the JobCentre (as in previous years) and had a reasonable number of high quality applicants. In other years I have had over 100 CV's through from the…"
We are trying to recruit a team leader and a supervisor for our maintenance section here in Surrey - What a stress!!! The candidates to-date have been poor and some of them you have to ask what on earth allowed them to believe they were qualified for the work?! Having been put off by the sheer cost of a single week's advertising in Horticulture Week (how do they justify a month's pay for a single week?)we have been trying various web sites and local papers. Does anyone have a sound recruitment…See More
"cut your profit margins to no more than 5% and start checking out tender announcements; local authority web sites, local paper classifieds. Put your company resume out to the various contractors who now manage (own) so many of our public properties…"
"stellas? no wonder you keep clear of the mob... Personally, I just spend it in rain-bound traffic. you can lose hours and hours without having to get close to a single person, just fostering the delusion of a warm welcome home and stoking the…"
entered Horticulture as general nursery hand at St Bridget Nurseries in 1979. Attended SCAH Cannington from around 1980 to 1982 - OND Amenity Horticulture. Various jobs followed; head gardener, assistant to general manager at SBN, garden centre manager at SBN, own business landscape contracting - a youthful foray... contracts manager for landscape business, parks development officer at Exeter City Council, Landscape and Tree Officer at ECC (10years, during which I obtained a post grad diploma in landscape architecture), own business - design and build, focussing in the end on design. Contracting to London Boroughs (Kingston, Sutton, back to Kingston) as Tree and Landscape Officer in planning - since Feb 2007
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