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Office Update – Aug 2018

August 3, 2018 | By | No Comments

Good afternoon,

It started to cool down a little bit at the start of this week and we finally had some rain, although this weekend it is supposed to be heating back up as it is set to be the hottest day ever in the UK today. Is everyone still enjoying the heat?

The blog this week is a quick update on what has been happening in the office over the last couple of weeks. We had the second transfer from Capita to Alexander Mann Solutions (AMS) on Monday with more departments moving over and we had our summer team building day out last Friday, which was a lot of fun.

As mentioned in our blog back in June, the CL1 Framework is being handed over from Capita to AMS and will now be known as ‘Public Sector Resourcing’. The first transfer was on 30th June, whilst we had the second transfer at the start of this week on Monday, when we saw more government departments move over. There is a third and final transfer which will be on 10th September and everything will then be running through the new framework.

Since the start of the transition it has been quite quiet on new positions whilst everything settles down on the new framework. Since the second transfer at the start of this week, we have seen the number of roles pick up slightly, still not up to the normal amount, but it is getting there slowly. Everything should be back to normal later into August, as hiring managers will also be back from their summer holidays and settled into the new framework and we should see the number of roles get back to the usual amount.

Last Friday we had our summer team building day out, which was a lot of fun. We started off with a pub meal for lunch and then headed down to Cardiff’s City Mazes where we luckily managed to escape the room with 1 minute 32 seconds to spare (photo proof below). We all had a great time trying to solve codes to get out of handcuffs and then got to shoot some aliens! We then headed out into the city centre for a few drinks in the evening. We all had a great time and now we want to have another go to try and beat our time escaping from the room!

Has anyone else tried an escape room? Let us know in the comments below on how you did and if you managed to escape in time. If you haven’t, we highly recommend it!

Have a great weekend.

Warm Regards,

Sheree

 

Office Update – June 2018

June 22, 2018 | By | No Comments

Good afternoon,

I hope everyone is looking forward to the weekend. Everyone in South Wales is getting excited as Ed Sheeran is here to play 4 nights at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff. It is not that often we get well known acts perform in South Wales, so when someone does, everyone gets a little excited.

This week’s blog is going to be an update on what has been happening in the office over the last couple of weeks. The last few weeks has been quite different to a normal working week due to a couple of reasons. The first one being that we have welcomed a new member of staff to the team and secondly the big change over from Capita to Alexander Mann Solutions (AMS).

So the first update is that this week we welcome Sam to the team! Sam has joined us on a temporary basis to cover maternity leave and he will be working as a Recruitment Consultant. You will start to see his name on new roles we post out whilst he is being trained up, so feel free to introduce yourself and make him feel welcome.

The second update for this week is the transfer from Capita to Alexander Mann solutions. As you may know the framework which looks after the Government contracts was looked after by Capita under the CL1 Framework, although the framework is now being replaced by the Public Sector Resourcing framework, which will now be looked after by AMS.

The take over is being completed in 3 steps. The main transfer was completed at the start of this week on Monday 18th June, although some government departments are not being transferred over until a later date in 2 more stages. So for the next few months we will be going back and forth with both Capita and AMS until the transfer is complete in September.

If you are currently one of our contractors and you are wondering how the switch over will affect you, you will have received an email from the commercial team, keeping you updated on any changes that have been made and if you need to act on anything.

You may have noticed that it has been a slightly slower week on new positions, this is due to AMS ensuring the transfer process went smoothly and setting everything up correctly to release new requirements. AMS are expecting to release new positions at the start of next week, so we should start to see more new roles coming in from then, so keep an eye out on our ‘Jobs’ page or on our emails.

I hope you have a great weekend.

Warm regards,

Sheree

 

GDPR – Consent Reminder

May 18, 2018 | By | No Comments

Good afternoon,

As most of you are probably aware that on 25th May 2018, the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) legislation will be in force. We would like to remind you that if you would still like us to contact you about new positions, we will need your consent in writing by Friday 25th May 2018, or your details will be removed from our system.

If we currently have your details on file it is due to you currently looking or previously looking for a new position. We would have gained these details from either a copy of your CV (which you have sent to us directly or through a job board website) or you are connected to one of EGB’s employees on LinkedIn.

If you have not already provided consent to us, you should have received a reminder email earlier today. If you are happy for EGB to continue contacting you about future opportunities, please reply to the email sent out earlier today, or email your consent to gdpr@egb-consulting.co.uk. Additionally if you are new to EGB and would like us to start sending you information on new positions, again just simply email your consent to gdpr@egb-consulting.co.uk and we will go from there.

You can find out further information on how EGB are dealing with GDPR here.

If you have any questions, you can drop us an email at gdpr@egb-consulting.co.uk or leave a comment below and one of the team will get back to you.

I hope you have a lovely weekend.

Warm regards,

Sheree

Welcoming Mary to EGB

April 13, 2018 | By | No Comments

Good Afternoon,

The weather hasn’t been great here over the last few weeks. It has been quite cold for April, but next week we are supposed to get some warmer weather and hopefully we can get the BBQs out! Does anyone have any plans for the warmer weather next week? Let us know in the comments below.

So this week’s blog will be a quick office update. We had a new member of staff join the team this week, we would like to welcome Mary to EGB! Mary has joined the team as our Recruitment Administrator and has settled in nicely in her first week. Mary will be the first point of contact, so if you need to give the office a call, feel free to introduce yourself to Mary and make her feel welcome.

Towards the end of March and the beginning of April, we saw some quiet periods with not many new roles being released, which was due to departments waiting for the new budgets at the start of the new financial year. Now we are full swing into April and into the new financial year, it seems departments have now received the new budgets and we are receiving a much better number of new roles. So Mary has joined EGB at the right time, she can step straight into a busy environment and get stuck straight into writing job specifications and posting the roles out.

If you are looking for a new contract or you are thinking about moving into contracting, don’t forget to keep regularly checking our Jobs page on our website here as we receive new roles daily. If you don’t want to miss out on new roles, you can sign up to our mailing list via our website or just drop us a quick email.

I hope everyone has a great weekend.

Warm regards,

Sheree

 

Easter Update

March 29, 2018 | By | No Comments

Good afternoon,

This week’s blog is coming a little bit earlier than normal due to the Easter Bank Holiday tomorrow, but we didn’t want to miss out on a blog, so this week will be a shorter Easter update.

How has everyone’s week been? Has everyone been preparing for Easter? Maybe buying some Easter Eggs, planning family and friends get togethers, or taking your children to Easter activity days out. Let us know what you have been up to and what you have planned for Easter Sunday in the comments below.

Just a reminder that due to the bank holidays, the office will be closed on Friday 30th March 2018 and Monday 2nd April 2018 and will be back open as normal at 8:45am on Tuesday 3rd April 2018. If you have any queries during this period just drop us an email or leave a voicemail and one of the team will pick it up on Tuesday morning.

EGB would like to wish everyone a Happy Easter and we hope you eat plenty of chocolate and enjoy the long weekend, I know everyone at EGB will!

Happy Easter!

Warm Regards,

Sheree

 

Office Update – January 2018

January 26, 2018 | By | No Comments

Good afternoon,

I hope everyone’s week has been going well. We’ve started to notice the evenings are getting lighter and when we leave work it is not as dark as it has been, which means we are getting closer to spring and the nicer weather! So, earlier this week we had a debate in the office, as we couldn’t decide what colour my cup is, green or blue? I personally think it is green, but the office has been divided on the colour. What do you think? Head over to our Twitter page to vote whether you think the cup is green or blue.

We’ve had a bit of a change around in the office this week as Kieron (one of our recruiters) had his last day at EGB on Friday. Kieron had been with us for over three years and worked his way up from being the Recruitment Administrator to becoming a Recruiter. He provided a lot of hard work and helped EGB grow to where we are today, so we would like to thank Kieron for his work at EGB and wish him luck in his new job and for the future.

This meant we had an opening for a recruiter position and Alex who was our Recruitment Administrator has decided to take the step-up to becoming a recruiter. You may have started to see Alex’s name against new positions this week as she is training up, so feel free to get in touch with Alex and introduce yourself and wish her luck in her new position. She is looking forward to being fully trained and is ready to meet the new challenges as a Recruiter.

With Alex moving into the Recruiter position, it left our Recruitment Administrator position available. So, we would like to welcome Ellie to EGB! She will be our first point of contact, so when you give the office a call Ellie will be the one to greet you, so feel free to introduce yourself and make her feel welcome. She is excited to get settled into the role and get stuck into the new work.

So, we’ve had quite a bit of change in the office over the last couple of weeks, but we love the buzz it has created in the office. We are looking forward to the rest of the year with the newly organised team here at EGB.

Have a great weekend!

Warm Regards,

Sheree

Happy New Year & Christmas Competition Winner

January 5, 2018 | By | No Comments

We are now in 2018! I hope everyone had a great Christmas and New Year.

I can’t believe how fast last year went, it flew by for everyone in the office. 2017 was a great year for EGB as it was our most successful year yet. Our database is continuing to grow everyday, we had an outstanding number of interviews being offered to candidates, and we placed our highest number of contractors into positions in a year. We hope 2018 is just as good as 2017, if not better.

I hope everyone had a great 2017 and achieved everything you wanted. With the New Year, you may be thinking that you want a change. You may think this is the time to move into contracting, or if you are already a contractor you may want to change positions and challenge yourself. If this is you, feel free to call the office and one of the team will be happy to have a chat about your options.

Now, the moment everyone has been waiting for, to find out who the winner is for our Christmas Competition! We loved looking through all of your entries and there were a lot of great captions but the winner has been picked, and the winner is … Claire Oliver! Congratulations Claire, the gift voucher will be on the way to you soon. Thank you to everyone who took part in our competition and don’t forget to check back at the end of the year for the 2018 Christmas Competition!

EGB would like to wish everyone the best for 2018.

Warm Regards,

Sheree

 

Merry Christmas from EGB!

December 20, 2017 | By | No Comments

Happy Friday Everyone!

Christmas is finally here and the last working day before Christmas Day is upon us. From all of the team here at EGB, we would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! We hope everyone enjoys the time off with their family and friends.

Our Christmas competition is now closed and the winner will be announced in the New year.

Just a reminder our office is closed over the Christmas period. You can view our opening dates and times here. If you need to get in touch with one of the team, please drop us an email or leave us a voicemail and we will pick up your messages when the office is back open in the new year.

Merry Christmas Everyone!

Office Opening Hours Over Christmas

December 15, 2017 | By | No Comments

Good afternoon,

How has everyone’s week been? I hope everyone has been getting into the Festive spirit! Everyone has been busy in the office over the last few weeks getting ready for Christmas, going to Christmas markets, spending time away, taking their children to see Santa, and finishing off (or starting for some) their Christmas shopping.

Last Friday we had our office Christmas party, where we adventured out to Cardiff and went to Bierkeller. We had a great night out listening to the Oompah Band, drinking Steins of beer, and eating a lovely hog roast. Everyone had a great night and it was nice for everyone to socialise outside of the office.

Over the Christmas period, the office will be closed on certain days. The office opening times can be seen below:

Monday 25th December 2017: Closed
Tuesday 26th December 2017: Closed
Wednesday 27th December 2017: Closed
Thursday 28th December 2017: Closed
Friday 27th December 2017: Closed
Monday 1st January 2018: Closed
Tuesday 2nd January 2018: 8:45am – 6:15pm

If you have any queries during this period, email enquiries@egb-consulting.co.uk or call us on 01633 548400 to leave a voicemail and we will pick up any queries when the office is back open on Tuesday 2nd January 2018.

Don’t forget our Christmas Competition is still open until next Friday (22nd December 2017). More info on our competition can be found here.

Hope you have a great weekend.

Warm regards,

Sheree

Office Update – November 2017

November 3, 2017 | By | No Comments

Good Afternoon,

How is everyone’s week coming along? Friday has come around again, which means it is time for another blog! This week our blog is going to be an office update and let you know how everything is coming along at EGB, as it has been a few months since our last office update.

Our last office update blog was back in August and we mentioned that some of the team had moved into new positions. Since then everyone has settled in to their new roles and with their hard work, everything is going really well. We are constantly getting those interview requests coming through which are turning into offers, which is great news for both the team and our candidates.

Also in our last office update, we mentioned due to the summer and a lot of hiring manager’s being on holiday, we noticed the amount of new roles we were receiving had slowed down for a few weeks. Once September came around and everyone had settle back into work after the summer, the roles started picking back up again, which is good news.

We want to try and be available to speak to you at the most convenient time possible, so as the majority of our candidates are in work themselves during normal office hours of 9-5, we’ve extended our office opening hours to give you that extra chance of having a chat with one of the team. The office will now be open from 8:45am until 6:15pm giving you chance to call the office before/after work.

EGB has treated the team to new office chairs this week, which the whole team is looking forward too, because who doesn’t love something new? I bet Ed will have fun on the weekend putting them together!

It was Halloween earlier this week, did anyone have any plans? We’ve had a mixture in the office, some went trick or treat-ing with their children, went to parties, visited the farm, carved pumpkins, and watched scary movies, so a bit of a mixture. We’ve also got Bonfire Night coming up this weekend, we’re all looking forward to seeing some fireworks. Let us know what you got up to in the comments below.

Have a lovely weekend.

Warm regards,

Sheree