10 tips for getting the best from a recruitment agency

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Want to ensure that you’re getting the best from a recruitment agency? We provide 10 top tips to make sure you do. Want to make your search for a new job as simple and successful as possible? Then teaming up with a full service recruitment agency like Anne Corder Recruitment (ACR) could be just the […]

How to attract the attention of headhunters and talent scouts?

Want to get noticed by headhunters and talent scouts?  We explain how to stand out against the competition, attract their attention, and land your dream job. In today’s competitive job market, attracting the attention of headhunters and talent scouts can be a game-changer for some job seekers. These recruiters specialise in finding candidates for positions […]

Why is it worth asking for interview feedback from an employer?

Didn’t get the job you applied for despite feeling you did well at the interview? We explain why it’s always important to ask for feedback from the employer. Interviews can be nerve-racking, especially when you’re hoping to secure a job you really want. Despite thoroughly researching the company and preparing well for the interview, it’s […]

What are the top 5 things I should expect from a recruitment agency?

What are the top 5 things I should expect from a recruitment agency?

Whether you’re looking for a job or advertising a role, there are certain things you should expect from any recruitment agency. We detail the top five here. As explained in previous articles, there are many different types of recruitment agencies available, offering everything from specific services to a wide range of employment and recruitment benefits. […]

Why do companies use recruitment agencies? We explain.

Why use recruitment agencies

Ever wondered why companies use a recruitment agency to find new employees when they have their own HR staff inhouse? Read the top three reasons why they do. If you work for a company that has its own Human Resources (HR) department or team, you may have wondered why they use a recruitment agency to […]

Are relationships important in recruitment? An agency’s view.

Should recruiters try to build and maintain good relationships with candidates and what are the advantages of doing so? Read the answer here. Developing relationships with candidates has become an integral part of a recruitment agency’s business. Putting forward the best candidates for a job is not just a matter of measuring which of the […]

Are job benefits important or will just a basic salary do?

As an employer, you may have wondered whether providing job benefits are important or whether just providing a basic salary is enough. Here’s the answer. As any employer knows, attracting and hiring the very best staff – and keeping hold of them – is not always easy. For this reason, more and more businesses are […]

How do I know if a salary offer for a new job is competitive?

Competitive Pay

Receiving a job offer can be exciting news but how do you know that the salary offered is competitive? We outline the key factors you need to consider. If you’re considering a job offer from a new employer or a promotion within your existing company, one of your main queries is likely to be “How […]

Can I retract a job offer after it has been made?

Job Offer

As an employer, there may be times when you wish you could retract an offer of employment after you’ve made it. We explain what you can and can’t do. Here at Anne Corder Recruitment, we’re sometimes asked by employers whether they can withdraw a job offer after they have made it to a candidate they […]

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 […]


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”

E: alex@annecorder.co.uk
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.”

E: sarahjane@annecorder.co.uk
T: 01733 235298

Emily Roach

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 fiancé 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!”
E: emily@annecorder.co.uk
T: 01733 235298

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