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A list of tried and tested London restaurants ideal for business lunches

Need a little inspiration? Here is a list of tried & tested restaurants that we feel are perfect for business lunches. South of the river Vauxhall Brunswick House- Great for meetings. Sound level is low and great relaxed atmosphere. Beautiful room, quirky with antiques. Fantastic menu and wine list. Website here Wandsworth Chez Bruce- Michelin [...]

A 2min Interview with Luisa- A very busy Operations Manager at a tech start-up in London

This week we interviewed the brilliant Luisa who we placed at a tech start-up over a year ago. As Operations Manager her role is extremely fast-paced and ever changing. Luisa's energy is second to none and she plays a key part in the growing success of the business. Describe your job in 3 words  Challenging, [...]

A few mistakes we have witnessed in the last few months which can be VERY easily corrected!

~ CV ~ Spelling mistakes are just not acceptable I'm afraid particularly coming from experienced high level PAs! An important part of many PA roles is to proofread documents…NO excuses! Make it clearer with bullet points and short paragraphs so you can state each task and achievement in a simple efficient way so that they [...]

A 2min Interview with Jennifer Elder- A busy EA and Office Manager at a successful Leadership & Executive mentoring firm in Mayfair

This week we interviewed the talented Jennifer Elder who absolutely loves being busy at and outside of work, even on weekends! She thrives in fast-paced environments and is very much running a tight ship as the EA and Office Manager at a Leadership & Executive mentoring firm in London, Mayfair. What are your main responsibilities? If I [...]

TalentYard is on Instagram…

I absolutely love Instagram. I find visual storytelling so refreshing and liberating. It is totally addictive and I do spend many late evenings getting lost in this wonderful Instaworld and ending up following my cousin's boyfriend's dog (oops). Recruitment does not have to be so dry. We are all fascinating creatures and each business is different too with its [...]

Thank you!

As we reach the end of our first year I feel extremely lucky to have met so many inspiring individuals and to have received such incredible support from everyone since we launched. Recruitment is all about people, and we could not have done it without you. On behalf of us all at TalentYard- Thank you to [...]

Our handmade Christmas cards have finally arrived!

#itsbeginningtolookalotlikechristmas

Café Culture

Finding the right venue to meet with our candidates is not always that easy. Particularly as we are quite fussy. For us, the right level of noise is crucial- too quiet and you end up having an audience, too loud and you leave the meeting completely confused and tired from straining to hear. The right venue also has [...]

Free CV workshop on Wednesday 23rd November 3-6pm- All Welcome!

Come join us on Wednesday 23rd November from 3pm-6pm for our upcoming 1:1 workshop dedicated to that all important piece of paper- Your CV! It will be an informal workshop which will give you the opportunity to show us your CV and receive tips/suggestions on how to make it look as attractive as possible to potential employers. We will be giving you [...]

“The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear”.

Before I joined the recruitment world I was a PA for many years and, at different stages of my career, was looking for a new role. I registered with many PA recruitment agencies, some small and some more established ones, perhaps 10 in total. I must admit that I was quite disheartened by the whole [...]