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Cool working in the heat! - Jun 22 2017

Top tips to keeping cool in the workplace With the weather hotting up across England we decided to take a look at the best ways to keep cool in the office this summer. While you may be dreaming of laying on a beach sipping cocktails, for most of us, Monday signals the start to a new working week. Follow our hints and tips to keep cool this summer and avoid getting hot under the collar with your colleagues. 1. Stay Hydrated – We can’t stress this enough, the body is around 70% wate...

April 2017 Employee of the Month - May 09 2017

A massive well done to Ian Green for winning Employee of the Month April 2017.  Ian has worked for us for a while now doing Warehouse work in Amesbury. He's a really hard worker .. which has now paid off by winning Employee of the Month!! Well done and keep up the great work!

Interview Nerves - Mar 30 2017

 We all get nervous when we think about the daunting interview experience. However, we don’t always need to feel this way! If we take this experience and turn it around into something positive, it can actually be a very helpful process that can actually give us confidence for the future. Employers just want to see someone who will be hardworking and be a good member of staff to join their company.  This is why it is so important to just be yourself and to show the employer tha...

Employee of the Month February 2017 - Mar 21 2017

A massive congratulations to Florin Bente for winning Employee of the Month February 2017!  A quote from our client after nominating Florin said is all:"Florin is a machine!" Well done Florin and keep up the hard work!

Kayleigh gets her CertRP qualification - Mar 21 2017

Congratulations to our lovely Kayleigh. We are delighted to announce that Kayleigh has passed her REC Certificate in Recruitment Practice. She can now use the initials CertRP after her name and is very proudly doing so! Well done Kayleigh!

Spring back in your step - Mar 21 2017

With winter now behind us we are enjoying these first few days of spring in the Five Rivers Recruitment office. It seems most people are happier when the sun is shining! Motivation levels are higher, we tend to eat better and therefore think better and can enjoy the beauty of daylight after office hours. Who doesn’t love Spring? However, if you are still feeling those winter blues maybe it’s time you took action and put a spring back into your career step! Five Rivers Recruitment ...

National Minimum and Living Wage increase April 2017 - Feb 21 2017

National Minimum and Living Wage increase As of 1st April 2017, National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage are increasing. Currently NLW (25 and over) is £7.20 which is going to increase to £7.50. 21 – 24 years is currently £6.95 which is going to increase to £7.05. 18 – 20 years is currently £5.55 which is increasing to £5.60 and under 18’s is currently £4.00 which will increase to £4.05.  For more information on this...

January 2017 Employee of the Month! - Feb 17 2017

Our employee of the month for January 2017 goes to Arunus Tautvaisa! Arunus has worked for us for a long time and always works to the best of his ability! "Arun springs to mind as his work ethic is fantastic giving me some great results achieving difficult orders." Thanks for all of your hard work Arunus and congratulations!

Melksham Office Opens! - Jan 06 2017

Five Rivers Recruitment expands for 2017!! Here at Five Rivers we are pleased to announce that we have now opened a new branch, based in Melksham, to service clients and candidates in the north of Wiltshire. Our Melksham office will offer the same high levels of service that all our Salisbury clients and candidates have come to expect from Five Rivers, focussing very much on our service-led approach to recruitment. The new Melksham branch will focus on servicing businesses and job seekers in ...

Kate passes her CIPD! - Dec 20 2016

Congratulations to our lovely Consultant Kate who has very recently been awarded with her Diploma in Human Resources Practice and has become an Associate member of the CIPD. Nine months of hard work and returning to student roots have been worth it and we couldn’t be prouder of her. The discounts and rewards of being a student were certainly a motivating factor for Kate to return to studying and her generosity in sharing these rewards have been gratefully received by the whole team. Wel...

Five Rivers Recruitment Help Local Charities - Dec 20 2016

Dogs Trust It’s so easy to become consumed by Christmas: the presents, the lights, the mulled wine, the food and who can resist the traditional family scrabble game around a table (well actually we certainly can). But Christmas really is the time for giving and at Five Rivers Recruitment we are true believers of this. Our Consultants have recently been giving their time to some of the local charities in Salisbury and we are excited to tell you what they have been up to! As some of our f...

Christmas Opening Times - Dec 12 2016

Our office will be closed from noon on the 23rd December 2016 and will reopen at 9am on the 3rd January 2017. Wishing you all a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year!

October Employee of the Month announced! - Nov 03 2016

A huge well done to Tamsin for winning Employee of the Month for October. Tamsin has been working at one of our great clients continuously undertaking administration - and a great job she has done! "She’s lovely – very polite, hard working, will to turn her hand to anything, bright and helpful." Thank you for all of your hard work Tamsin!

New month, new role! - Oct 24 2016

We are very excited to inform you all that our lovely Kayleigh has begun her training this month to work towards becoming a Recruitment Consultant. Kayleigh has jumped very enthusiastically onto the temporary desk having been our wonderful recruitment administrator for two years in Five Rivers Recruitment. She is keen to continue building relationships & undertaking new challenges! Do you have a requirement for temporary staff or a query you need assistance with? Call Kayleigh on 01722 32...

National Minimum Wage increase 2016/2017 - Sep 14 2016

As of October 2016 the National Minimum Wage will increase. For ages 21 - 24, the minimum wage goes up from £6.70 to £6.95. Ages 18 - 20, the wage increased from £5.30 to £5.55 and for under 18's the wage increased from £3.87 to £4.00. The National Living Wage is for ages 25 and over, this remains at £7.20 but will be revised in April 2017.

August 2016 Employee of the Month - Sep 14 2016

We are pleased to announce that August's Employee of the Month is Gary Nash! "Where August is concerned definitely Gary Nash as he was instrumental in achieving an extremely important export order last month." Well done Gary and keep up the hard work!

Kayleigh celebrates her 2 year anniversary with Five Rivers Recruitment - Aug 26 2016

Time flies when you’re having fun! I feel like I have come a long way in the two years of being here; I have developed a lot of confidence in myself as person but also with company knowledge. I have taken on a lot of responsibilities since starting in August 2014 and I feel it has really paid off because as of October, I will become a Recruitment Consultant where I will manage the Temporary desk as my own! There’s no better way than to celebrate with cakes for the team!

Business of Business June 2016 - Aug 01 2016

Students get a taste of the business world In July Salisbury Diocese hosted a work experience week for 16 students from St Joseph’s Catholic School. The event was run by Five Rivers Recruitment and was held over four days in the Great Hall at Church House. During the week the 15 year old students took part in a variety of exercises and projects, all related to the business world. Activities included team building, self-awareness questionnaires and creative design projects. Guest speaker...

July Employee of the Month - Jul 26 2016

We are pleased to announce that Witold Hamelusz is our Employee of the Month for July.  "Witold has been through a lot this month and he still manages to turn up on time and is brilliant at his job!" Thank you for all of your hard work!

May 2016 Employee of the Month! - Jun 07 2016

We would like to congratulate Anna Robb for being our May 2016 superstar! Anna is fairly new to us but she is already impressing! Thank you very much for all of your hard work!

April 2016 Employee of the Month - May 03 2016

Our star for April 2016 is Eddie Taylor! Eddie is a new worker of ours and is already making a great impression! “He is a brilliant worker, he has picked the work up so fast! Very impressed!” A massive well done Eddie and a huge thank you!

Charity Golf Day 2016! - Apr 27 2016

On the 26th May 2016 Five Rivers Recruitment are taking part in The Trussell Trust golf day to raise money for The Transformation Project which is a joint venture between Salisbury Trust for the Homeless and the Trussell Trust. The Transformation Project is about helping the homeless and those in food poverty across Wiltshire to get back onto their feet and into employment. Come on Richard, you can win this!

March 2016 Employee of the Month - Apr 13 2016

We are really pleased to announce that Joseph Sadulu is our March 2016 Employee of the month! Joseph started with us in February on an ongoing contract and he’s excelling at the work place! Thanks for all of your hard work Joseph! ‘Joseph Sadulu would be our choice… He’s friendly, likeable, useful, flexible, follows procedures and adheres strictly to all safety procedures.’

How to ask for a pay rise - Apr 12 2016

Asking for a pay rise can be very nerve-racking so you need to know how to do it right! Here are some of our top tips for you; Get your timing right – Monday morning might not be the best time to approach your boss as everyone’s getting ready for the week ahead. Friday afternoons are also out of the question because everyone is getting ready for the weekend. Choose a time when you’re boss isn’t at their busiest. Something to also consider is whether your boss would p...

Temporary Industrial Work Available! - Mar 22 2016

Temporary Industrial Work Available We are looking for a large amount of Temporary workers to work for a company on the outskirts of Salisbury doing a weekend shift; working Friday, Saturday and Sunday – hours 7:30am - 6:00pm. Training starts in May on full time hours (Monday - Thursday 7:30am - 5:15pm) and then moves to Weekends in July. Pay is £8.19p/h for training and then goes up to £10.61p/h with Weekend shift. This contract is expected to go on until October ...

Easter Opening Times - Mar 21 2016

Easter Opening Times For Easter, we will be closed all day on Friday the 25th March and Monday 28th March. For our Temporary workers, you will be paid on Thursday 24th March and as normal the following week, Friday 1st April. If you need to get hold of us, please email us or leave us a voicemail and we will pick it up on our return.

Five Rivers Recruitment supports Lucy’s Days Out! - Mar 21 2016

Five Rivers Recruitment supports Lucy’s Days Out! Lucy’s Days Out are making sure that the children at Salisbury District Hospital are well catered for this Easter and have asked Salisbury to donate Easter Eggs to be distribute around Sarum Ward. In order to support this, we have bought some Easter goodies to donate to Lucy’s Days Out! We are having problems keeping our boss away from eating them though…

February 2016 Employee of the Month - Mar 16 2016

We are pleased to announce that our February 2016 Employee of the Month goes to Matthew Reading! Matthew has taken on every challenge we’ve given him and we are very grateful for all his hard work! Well done and thank you! “The jobs I have given Matt have not been the most exciting and he has still remained motivated even though they were very repetitive and monotonous. He has also been very reliable, polite and needed minimal supervision.”

National Living Wage - Mar 07 2016

How does the cost of living compare to house prices? Recent studies show that the average house price in England in 2015 was £284,538 whereas in 1999 the average house price was £74,096. This is a massive increase of 284%! The percentage increase of house prices is massively different to the increase of wages. The average wage has only increased by 27% from £20,800 in 1999 to £26,394 in 2015. Unfortunately, most of our wages go on keeping a roof over our head so in Apr...

January 2016 Employee of the Month - Feb 19 2016

Our January 2016 “Employee of the Month” has been revealed. It goes to Sebastian Sztokmanski! He has been at the same client overall since 2010, he has done us proud. Well done Seb! “Seb has truly been awesome, not just this month but every month. His time keeping and consistent performance is impeccable. His skill set and capability within our company is outstanding!”

Training at Five Rivers Recruitment! - Feb 10 2016

Just imagine if you were the only person left in the world. Everything could be done your way! No more negotiating, no communication (except with the animals), a world where you don't need to influence anyone to get what you want. Heaven or hell? For some it would probably be heaven, but most of us have a need for human contact, even though it brings all sorts of complications. Once you have two or more people, all those old management issues start to crop up. Product...

Successful Start To 2016 For Five Rivers Recruitment! - Jan 28 2016

What a successful start to 2016 for Five Rivers Recruitment! Since the start of January we have already helped 20 people find the Temporary work that they wanted and we have already lined up 7 new starters for the beginning of February. If you are seeking Temporary work, please email us your CV to admin@5rr.co.uk or give us a call on 01722 327241. Alongside all of the Temporary recruitment, we are also working on 13 new Permanent vacancies that we have had since the beginning of January! If y...

The Five Rivers Team New Year's Resolutions - Jan 13 2016

So 2016 has arrived! New Year, New start! We have had a little new year’s catch up with the Five Rivers team finding out what their New Year’s resolutions are and later in the year we shall find out whether they have stuck to them or not! Do you think the team will? Let’s start off with Richard’s resolutions; Run at least 500 miles (10 miles a week every week) Make time to read at least one book a month Turn phone and social media off at least one night a week and one...

Office Christmas Party do's and don'ts! - Nov 17 2015

Office Christmas Party dos and don’ts! Christmas is approaching fast and I am sure you may have already been invited to or are planning an office Christmas party. Well it’s very important to know what you can and can’t do at an office party so that you don’t destroy your reputation! Below we have listed some things you can and can’t do… enjoy! 1. Act like you would in front of your in-lawsAnything you wouldn’t say or do in front of your in-laws &ndas...

Events that mean Christmas is creeping up! - Nov 04 2015

At the Five Rivers Recruitment office, we can see every event in the Market Square that happens. There are five main events that happen with the countdown to Christmas. The first event that happened was the fair coming to Salisbury in October. The biggest ride is always outside of our office window but unfortunately, none of the staff are brave enough to go on it! We did manage to try a pork roll in the office which was delicious! The second event that happens is the Carnival – we get a...

Getting back into the swing of things at work after your summer holiday - Sep 11 2015

Have you just had a luxury holiday in the sunshine and you are having to come back to work? Can you get back in the “work mode”? No? Here’s some tips to help you get back in the swing of things! Set up some catch-up time You’ve come back from your holiday and you don’t know where to start with your work load. Set aside some time to get your head around things – catch up on emails and create a plan on what you need to be focusing on. Treat September like a n...

National Minimum Wage increase 2015/2016 - Sep 03 2015

The national minimum wage increase has been announced for 2015/2016. For 21 and over; the rate has increased by 20p. It is increasing to £6.70, whereas the current rate is £6.50. For age 18 – 20; the rate has increased from £5.13 to £5.30. It has gone up 17p. Under 18’s the rate is going up to £3.87 from £3.79. Apprectice rate is increasing from £2.73 to £3.30. This apprentice rate applies between ages 16 – 18 and those aged 19...

A Day at The Races - Jun 29 2015

[On Wednesday 24th June 2015, Five Rivers Recruitment held a networking event for a few of their clients, alongside Buckley’s Chartered Accountants.] We were extremely lucky with the weather! It was glorious sunshine! The networking event took place at Salisbury Race Course in the Wiltshire suite; it had the best view that we could have asked for! We were served a scrumcious three course meal; prawns for starter, beef and leak mash potato for main and cheesecake for dessert. Followed by...

How Social Media Photos Affect Your Job Search - Jun 09 2015

90% of employers are now recruiting through social media. You may think that adding silly photo’s to your profile may just be some fun but it also may damage your chance of being hired. Your skills and experience are important factors of being hired for a job but your profile picture will give the employer an initial judgement. First impressions are crucial! If you are using social media to promote your employability and CV, you may be interested to know that a recent study showed that ...

How to Answer "Tell Me About Yourself" In A Job Interview - May 01 2015

If you have a job interview coming up; preparation is key. However, sometimes you seem to be fully prepared but are then asked something in interview and your mind goes blank in panic… It happens to the best of us! One of the most popular questions to be asked in a job interview is “tell me about yourself…” and suddenly you can’t remember anything about who you are! Here are a few pointers of ways to answer this question and things not to say… You need t...

Recommend us for £25! - Apr 21 2015

Do you want to earn yourself some money but not do any physical work? If you recommend Five Rivers Recruitment to someone, you can earn yourself £25! If you are recommending someone to Five Rivers for temporary work, they must work for us for a total of four weeks. For permanent work, the candidate must stay in their placement for at least four weeks to be able to qualify for the £25! When the candidate you recommended comes in to see us, we will ask “who recommended you?&r...

Our process from the moment you give us your CV - Apr 14 2015

When you are seeking employment, whether it is temporary or permanent, the first thing we like to see is your CV. This gives our consultants the opportunity to look at your previous working experience, skill set and learn a little more about you before we meet you face to face.  We will accept a hard copy of your CV but always request an emailed copy for our database records. After we have seen your CV, we will arrange a face-to-face interview at our offices to complete the registration ...

Ten questions to ask yourself before changing career - Feb 09 2015

Is your new years resolution to change your career? A recent Gallup poll assessed 25 million employee’s answers worldwide, with regard to job satisfaction. Of those, just 13% felt they have a passion for their job and are engaged with it. Surprisingly, the other 86% do not enjoy their career. In all likelihood then you are reading this think that you would like to change your career, however this is a big step to take and one that needs to be carefully thought out if it is to be success...

Interview Techniques - Jan 08 2015

Have you got a job interview soon? Are you worried about it? Well here are some helpful tips to get you through your interview. One of the most important things to do before your interview is to prepare yourself. Do some research about the company, know exactly what they do and know any important history that they have. If you have a job description, read it and make sure that you know exactly what you are applying for and what roles you will be expected to do. If you can, try to find out som...

Five Rivers Gets Festive! - Nov 21 2014

Another year has flown by at Five Rivers Recruitment and we are all beginning to get in the festive spirit. With the switch on of the Christmas lights and the preparation underway for the Christmas market its difficult not to get caught up in all the excitement. With our company Christmas events lined up throughout December and each of us planning our own family Christmas the days often run away with us. However Five Rivers understands the importance of making the time to remember those that ...

The life of a recruitment agency through fresh eyes..... - Oct 23 2014

As it has been nearly two months since she joined us, we thought it would be interesting to ask our new office administrator, Kayleigh Cox, to give us a few thoughts on her first foray into the world of full time work and in particular on working with us in the Five Rivers Office, so here goes.... "I have seen recruitment from all perspectives; I worked as a temporary candidate for a few months, then I became a permanent candidate for Five Rivers and now I have the pleasure of working for the...

Welcome to Kayleigh! - Oct 08 2014

This has been a very busy year for us here at Five Rivers Recruitment and as we move into our tenth anniversary year we are very pleased to welcome Kayleigh Cox on board as the newest member of the team. Kayleigh joins us as our new team administrator, with a specific focus on supporting our busy temp desk.  Kayleigh is already settling in well and, amongst other things, will be taking on the responsibility for managing our social media presence, so hopefully you will see a more active F...

National Minimum Wage Increase - Apr 29 2013

The Government has announced increases in the NMW rates which will come into effect on 1 October 2013: the adult rate will increase by 12p to £6.31 an hour the rate for 18-20 year olds will increase by 5p to £5.03 an hour the rate for 16-17 year olds will increase by 4p to £3.72 an hour the apprentice rate will increase by 3p to £2.68 an hour and the accommodation offset increases from the current £4.82 to £4.91. Katja Hall, CBI Chief Policy Director, sai...

Five Rivers Recruitment Proudly supporting Salisbury City FC - Oct 30 2012

Last Friday Five Rivers Recruitment welcomed Salisbury City FC Assistant Manager Mikey Harris and Commercial Manager Geoff Cain to our offices in Cross Keys House.   We at Five Rivers have been active supporters of Salisbury City over the past three years and have continued our support for this season by once again sponsoring Mikey for all fixtures both home and away and also taking on match ball sponsor status for two matches this season.   The first was the 2-2 draw at the Ray Mac...

Don't forget the increase in Minimum Wage - Sep 28 2012

Just a reminder for all of you out there that as of Monday there will be an increase in the National Minimum Wage (NMW) rates.  From 1 October 2012 the rates are as follows:  the adult minimum wage rate will increase from £6.08 to £6.19 an hour the rate for 18 - 20 year olds will remain at £4.98 an hour the rate for 16 -17 year olds will remain at £3.68 an hour and the apprentice rate will increase from £2.60 to £2.65 an hour. HMRC are able to c...

The Future is Bright! - Jul 02 2012

Last week 15 Year 10 students from St Joseph's Catholic School descended on our offices to undergo a week of training, seminars and Apprentice style tasks to introduce them to the world of work. The Five Rivers Recruitment "Business of Business" Course proved to be a great success, with guest speakers giving the students insight into marketing, branding, design, finance and the skills needed to start your own business. The final task was to organise a launch event for a new recruitment agency...

Business of the Year Awards - Jun 29 2012

Last night saw the annual South Wilts Business of the Year Awards bash at the Salisbury Playhouse. Five Rivers Recruitment were there in force and we were up for two awards, the Customer Service Award and the Business of the Year Award. The team had a great time at the awards and although we didn't win this year we will be back stronger than ever next time. It was great to see Salisbury so well represented by so many strong and diverse businesses from sole traders through to world leading mul...

Welcome to Corrina - Apr 11 2012

Here at Five Rivers Recruitment we are continuing to build and strengthen our business offerings within Salisbury.  In keeping with this we are delighted to welcome on board Corrina Miles who joins us as one of our highly skilled Recruitment Consultants.   Corrina has a background in recruitment and holds a Diploma in Recruitment Practice (DipRP) from the REC, the governing body of the recruitment industry.     Having worked in lettings for the past few years Corrina is re...

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