Is it unethical to recruit a competitor’s top employees?

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Thinking of trying to recruit staff currently employed by a competitor but don’t know whether this is ethical or not? We outline the factors that you need to consider. Whether it is ethical to recruit a competitor’s employees is a question that has been debated in the business world for decades. As an employer you […]

Why do recruitment agencies charge what they do?

Why do recruitment agencies charge what they do?

Ever wondered why recruitment agencies charge what they do? If so, this article will explain the factors that influence the fees charged. Recruitment agencies play a vital role in the hiring process for many UK businesses. They offer a range of services, from sourcing applicants, to vetting the best candidates, to managing the entire recruitment […]

How can I save money on recruitment?

How can I save money on recruitment?

In today’s competitive jobs market, employers are always on the lookout for cost effective ways to recruit new talent. Recruitment can be a significant expense for businesses, particularly for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). However, there are several ways that employers can save money on recruitment without compromising on the quality of the candidates they […]

What information does an employer need to provide a recruitment agency?

What information does an employer need to provide a recruitment agency?

In the modern UK job market, recruitment agencies have become a vital resource for employers seeking to fill vacant positions. However, for a recruitment agency to effectively assist an employer or hiring company, there is certain information that they need to provide. With more than 25 years of experience, we at Anne Corder Recruitment (ACR) […]

How do I choose one recruitment agency over another?

What should employers look for in a recruitment agency?

If you’re an employer, you may have wondered how you choose one recruitment agency over another. We detail below the top five factors to think about.  As an employer, you’ll know that when it comes to hiring staff, there are a wide range of recruitment agencies you could use to find the talent you need. […]

When does a company need to provide a contract of employment?

If you’re a candidate that has been offered a new job, you may be wondering when you’re going to receive your contract of employment. We explain the legal process. We know the feeling. You get a call or an email from a company or a recruitment agency telling you the interview went well, they were […]

What type of recruitment agency do I need?

There are different types of recruitment agencies that you could use to find the staff you need for your business. We outline the four main types here. As any business leader knows, finding the right staff for your organisation is absolutely key. You want individuals who are motivated, highly skilled and experienced, and will make […]

Why should I use a recruitment agency to hire staff for my company?

Employers often turn to recruitment agencies when they need to take on new staff, but what are the benefits of bringing in a third party? Here’s an overview. Many companies use recruitment agencies when they are looking to hire new staff, even if they have a good in-house HR department. Sifting applications, interviewing candidates, and […]

The top 10 tips when selecting a recruitment agency

Want to know how to select the right recruitment agency for your business? We outline the top 10 tips to keep in mind when making your choice. As a recruitment agency, you may expect us to say that when it comes to hiring staff, you should only talk to us. But here at Anne Corder […]

Do recruitment agencies tell your employer you’re looking for a new job?

Are you concerned that a recruitment agency will tell your employer that you’re looking or have applied for a new job? We explain why you don’t need to be. At Anne Corder Recruitment (ACR) we are often asked whether we will tell a candidate’s current employer that they are looking or have applied for a […]


Alex Smith

Recruitment Specialist

I’ve worked in recruitment for the same agency for over 12 years, covering finance, office support, construction, and engineering. Temp and perm. Previously, my line of work was within banking and estate agency.
Favourite food: “Curry (Hot)”
Favourite film: “Heat”

Outside of work

“Gym 5 days a week. Home life consists mostly of entertaining a 3 year old! (for clarification – my son)”

Alex on ACR

“Very refreshing to work for a recruitment agency that genuinely care for their candidates and clients”

T: 01733 235298

Sarah-Jane Bond

Recruitment Specialist

I have spent the majority of my career working in Operational and Project Management roles. I first worked with ACR about 25 years ago as a candidate. ACR secured me a role at RNIB, where I stayed for 15 years, finishing as Head of Operations. Recruitment has always been a big part of the roles I have undertaken and is something that I really enjoy. When you match a fantastic candidate with the right client there is no better feeling!
Favourite food: “Has to be any dish from the Mediterranean”
Favourite film: “There are many, love a chick flick, especially ‘The Holiday at Christmas”

Outside of work

“I love socialising with friends, can always squeeze a bit of retail therapy in around volunteering at Deeping Rangers FC, running their hospitality on match days.”

Sarah-Jane on ACR

“I couldn’t have been more delighted when Nel asked me to join the company and have felt at home since day one. They really do care about providing the best service for their clients and candidates, building genuine relationships with both. The team culture is second to none, everyone supporting and looking out for each other. It is a pleasure to come to work every day.”

T: 01733 235298

Emily Hill

Recruitment Specialist

Emily was a Primary School Teacher for 10 years, before moving into the EdTech space, as a Relationship Specialist for MATs. She joined ACR in July 2023 and particularly thrives when recruiting for Account Management, Customer Service and Sales roles.
Favourite food:
“Spag bol or pizza”
Favourite film:
“The Notebook – or any romantic chick flick really!”

Outside of work

“I have a 1-year-old, so love fun family weekends with my husband and son more than anything. Time socialising with friends and family is where I’m happiest.”

Emily on ACR
“The unique culture, values, and style at ACR is polar opposite to other recruitment agencies and what I believed recruitment was. Having previously been a Relationship Specialist, I feel I’m doing the same thing! No hard sell, we truly care about our candidates and clients, and the team culture is 2nd to none!”
T: 01733 235298

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