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News, thoughts and everything else from the yard...

A little guide to Queens Park and Kensal Rise

Having recently expanded TalentYard to Queens Park and Kensal Rise, we thought it fitting to walk our lovely TalentYarders through the area. Perhaps not necessarily one of the best known or most often visited areas of London, it is sometimes dismissed as a place people live in if they can’t afford the neighbouring Notting Hill. [...]

Interview with Susie Hughes- Our new Head of Talent!

What made you decide to join TalentYard? There are so many recruitment agencies in London claiming to offer a unique approach, but having worked alongside the founder Marion Barry before I know that she is actually genuine! TalentYard's passion for providing an honest and forward thinking approach to sourcing talent really appeals to me. I am excited [...]

Happy New Year 2018

London is slowly getting into the swing of things, the streets, tube and buses are becoming busier as we speak and new roles are starting to come in... I love this time of the year when my colleagues and I plan the next few months ahead and make sure they are filled with exciting projects [...]

Finishing off the year with a big THANK YOU! X

It has been our best year so far at TalentYard and I would like to thank our wonderful candidates, clients and suppliers for helping us grow and making our job so enjoyable every day. We really could not have done it without you! Big thank you to Gary, Melanie, Liz, the team at REC, MoorePay, [...]

Helping others over Christmas (and beyond)

As part of our list of projects for the new year we have decided to spend more time working with local charities/ organisations. We are now officially no longer a startup and it is time to be a little less self-centered and get involved with helping out others. We will be reviewing different projects and options [...]

A 2min Interview with Georgina- A successful Operations Manager at a global marketing technology company

Georgina has been working at a top marketing tech company for over 7 years. She started off as a Campaign Manager and is now their invaluable Operations Manager managing the business' pre-sales strategy using unique tech tools to deliver audience insights to top brands. She also writes a lifestyle blog in her spare time and [...]

How to nail your job interview

The prospect of a job interview can be really daunting particularly if it is your first one. You’ve worked really hard to get here and now you have managed to secure a meeting with your ideal company. That’s probably when the nerves kick in as you really want this job. We have compiled a list [...]

A list of useful & amusing office desk gadgets on the market

Who doesn’t love a good desk gadget? Here’s a list of our top ones recommended to us by lovely PAs and Office experts! 1. Donut USB Cup Warmer  How many times do you end up drinking a cold cup of tea at your desk? You won’t need to anymore with this USB drink warmer, just plug it into your [...]

GDPR- The clock is ticking…

Regardless of what happens with Brexit, the GDPR will definitely be implementing end of May 2018. The ICO has recruited 200 additional staff to focus on GDPR compliance tasks. Fines will go up to 20 million euros or up to 4% of the annual turnover if businesses don’t comply. This means non-compliance is simply not [...]

Top tips to plan your office Christmas Party!

Yes, that’s right, we are already thinking about the Christmas season and you should too particularly if you are the lucky one in charge of organising this year’s Christmas office party. Don’t panic! We have compiled a useful list of tips for you…   1/ Timescale Make sure you book the venue in advance particularly [...]