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National Receptionists’ Day

It’s National Receptionists’ Day today. Originally started in the US in 1991, it is now recognised in Canada, the UK, Australia and New Zealand.

Receptionists are seen as the welcoming voice and face of an organisation, greeting all visitors, answering calls and generally ensuring everyone’s day runs smoothly. It’s a job I’ve held myself so I know there are many skills needed to thrive (or even just survive!) behind the reception desk and to mark this years’ National Receptionists’ Day we thought we’d have a look at just some of these skills, demonstrated by some well-known and well-loved fictional receptionists: Continue reading

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Our survey said……It’s all about how things work!

In our first industry poll we asked our Engineering customers, What inspired you to become an Engineer?”.

Was it making things with Lego as a child, following in the footsteps of family members or perhaps taking the advice of careers advisors at school?

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Scottish Engineering – Quarterly Meeting – October 2014

Scottish Engineering LogoAs active members of Scottish Engineering, our specialist recruiters regularly attend the quarterly regional meetings across Scotland.

Duncan Clark, Design & Development Engineering Recruiter with Escape attended their most recent event held at FMC Technologies in Dunfermline on 23rd October.   Continue reading

SMAS National Conference 2014

Manufacturing: Making a Difference

With over 350 delegates in attendance, representing every aspect of Scottish Manufacturing from Food & Drink and Textiles to Chemicals and Electronics this truly was, as organisers SMAS had predicted, “the highest profile manufacturing focused event in Scotland in 2014”.

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Can it be learned or are “the best” just naturals?

Golf  school lessonsI had a healthy discussion with my colleague this morning about an article in The Times looking at Bubba Watson’s triumph in the US Masters in which the journalist praised the fact that Bubba is “self – taught” and had “never had a golf lesson in his life”. The article concentrated on the fact that no one had shown him how to grip the club, control his swing or moulded him with their ideas rather than his own.
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Dear Santa…

Santa LetterWhat would you put in letter to Santa if he could bring you your dream job this year?

We’ve always known that salary is just one factor in whether people are happy or unhappy in their job and only one of the things people consider when accepting a new job offer.

We also know that what’s important to one person might not be of interest to another but after reading various surveys, blogs and polls online and speaking to our colleagues about what jobseekers and employees value in their job here’s what we think might be in many jobseekers’ letters this Christmas….

Why not vote for what you’d wish for in our poll at the end of this post. Continue reading

Monthly Roundup – October 2011

Halloween marks the end of October and the end of another positive and busy month at Escape. With new members of our team flourishing, new industry regulations coming into force and a change in season here’s an update on what we’ve been up to in the last four weeks. Continue reading