Blog - Aldena Associates
  • ‘’We’re not square pegs, round holes…’’

    Tell us a little bit about Aldena and what makes it different? Having worked for leading recruitment agencies when I first started in this field in 1989, I was determined to deliver something with a personal touch. Working for the ‘big wigs’ I felt I was churning out candidates, like a machine, and the human touch was lost. My mother also worked in recruitment and in 1993 we… Read more
  • 4 unique ways YOU can stand out from other candidates.

    Recruiters send thousands of candidates for roles on a daily basis. Hundreds are employed and thousands are turned down for various reasons. So how can you stand out from other candidates to help you secure the job you have always wanted? How can you beat the person in the interview before and after you? At Aldena, we have come up with four unique methods that you can employ… Read more
  • Why Bill Gates is into mediation.

    Taken from his personal blog, Bill Gates discusses how he went from a sceptic of the mediation process to a firm believer. He explains how it has become a tool for focus now that his personal and business interested are ever expanding. Although everybody is different, if Bill Gates is using the method of meditation to improve on his focus, then surely it can help us too. Read… Read more
  • How you treat your employees will determine the fate of your company.

    According to a study published in the Harvard Business Review, two in five CEOs fail within their first 18 months of leading an organization. One-third of chief executives from Fortune 500 companies don't make it past three years. Achieving goals requires your teams’ support and commitment. If your team is not on board, this could lead to you being unsuccessful in your leadership role. Here are four of… Read more
  • Help us spread the Christmas cheer, by helping you search for a new career.

    We appreciate that, especially in the recruitment industry, job posts can be repetitive and mundane. This is why we create innovative job templates that we share on LinkedIn and our other social channels. For our 2018 Digital Marketing Strategy, we had a clear vision this Christmas to create a festive poem with a subtle reference to our brand that we could use on our social channels, but also to… Read more
  • “The career advice I wish I had at 25”. By Shane Rodgers, author of Tall People Don’t Jump.

    LinkedIn has become the number one platform for business people. We know this now. The benefits of this? It has become a platform full of wealth and knowledge from professionals in all industries who have all shared similar and not so similar experiences. Through a quick browse on LinkedIn, we came across this article written by Shane Rodgers, author of Tall People Don't Jump, who provides a list… Read more
  • The Winner of the Apprentice 2018: Sian Gabbidon

    Swimwear designer Sian Gabbidon has been chosen as the winner of The Apprentice 2018 by Lord Sugar. The 26-year-old, from Leeds, beat nut milk entrepreneur Camilla Ainsworth, 22, to win a £250,000 investment from Lord Sugar in her swimwear firm. She said she was "absolutely over the moon" and that the possibilities of their partnership were "endless". Lord Sugar said although it was a "crowded market" Gabbidon was… Read more
  • 4 ways to become more productive in 2019.

    There are two types of people in this world -- those who are productive and those who, well, can't get anything done no matter what. If you find yourself in the latter group, it's time to change things. 2019 is coming up fast, and those who want to be more productive might need a little help. There are plenty of ways you can boost your productivity so you can get more done.… Read more
  • Graduates: Benefits of Using a Talent Resourcing Company

    We go to university to specialise in a particular industry with the hope of finding your dream job when you graduate. For many students, they focus on studying when they are close to finishing their time at university and so they ignore the job application process until they have graduated. When you put on your graduation hat and take a quick photo for Instagram with the caption "Heres… Read more
  • 7 Things Mentally Strong People Do To Prepare For a New Year

    About the author of this article:  John Rampton is an entrepreneur, investor, and startup enthusiast. He is founder of the calendar productivity tool Calendar. Although it can be chaotic, I tend to enjoy this time of year. Putting up decorations, listening to my holiday playlist, spending time with friends and family, wrapping presents, and stealing freshly baked cookies: It could very well be my favourite time of year. But as… Read more