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New year, new projects!

January is one of my favourite months, particularly since I started my own business. It is full of positivity, new energy and with the prospect of many exciting projects for the year ahead. We also love catching up with everyone, hearing all about our clients’ plans and assisting them with new hires; and from what [...]

Very Best Wishes from the TY team!

What a year we have had! Thank you so much to our wonderful clients, candidates and suppliers- we are so lucky to be working with you. Have a fantastic festive break and see you in 2019! Best wishes from the TalentYard Team x

Top 5 Book Recommendations

Ahead of the holidays, we asked our clients and candidates to recommend their favourite books and why – here are our top picks. We hope you enjoy them and find some inspiration. Happy reading! The Alchemist, Paulo Coelho This brilliant and relevant fable has definitely played an impact in my career, I still read it [...]

Employer’s View – What is the difference between a temporary assignment, a permanent contract and a fixed term contract?

At TalentYard we offer a variety of options for your hiring needs. You may need a receptionist for just a few weeks or you may be considering hiring a PA on a trial basis first before making any commitment. Here is a brief summary of all the different ways you can hire a candidate:   [...]

Interview with Sophie Greenwood- Founder of Belle et Bien Communications

Founded by Strategist and Communications Consultant Sophie Greenwood. Originally from North Yorkshire, Sophie's career in communications has spanned nearly 15 years. She began in London working in luxury residential property before moving into the health and wellness industry. Here she started to work closely with some of the world’s most globally recognised and best loved [...]

Top work, career and wellbeing tips from our candidates!

We asked our candidates for some advice & tips on work life, wellbeing in the office and anything that may be useful at some point in your career! We hope you find these helpful 😊 Sabrina, Executive Assistant: On Friday afternoon send your boss a little report of the important meetings coming up and things [...]

My experience as a Private PA….

  I have always enjoyed driving around London at night time so I can peak through the windows of every household, looking at their living rooms, kitchens, imagining what everyone is up to, what jobs they do, how their day was. I am a very curious person by nature and that’s probably why I love [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]