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  • Recruiters' right to reply

    04 May 2023

    ​In the April 2023 Edition of LEASING WORLD magazine, we were asked for our take on the subject of "Questions to think about when conducting a recruitment interview". Our reply: Recruitment techniques have developed to incorporate structured, scientific and systematic processes in a bid to move away from subjective decision-making to the more favored objective or evidence-b...

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  • SGEF Vendor Conference 2023

    21 April 2023

    I would like to say a big thank you to SGEF for inviting me and Katherine Amin, to their Annual Vendor Conference in Paris. It was a privilege to discuss ideas on how best to attract and retain talent in a VUCA world. I was part of a Q&A panel and shared the stage with Sabine van der Fluit-Hagevoort (Executive Director Global IT Finance Solutions Development) at Ingram M...

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    Sgef Vendor Conference
  • Brook Cottage Farm (Riding for the Disabled)

    01 March 2023

    ​We have a ‘Charity of the Year’ pledge whereby we commit a proportion of our turnover to a nominated charity. Charities are selected based upon a personal connection between an employee and a particular cause, or one that reflects the plight of individuals affected by events outside of their control.This year’s charity is Brook Cottage Farm RDA (Riding for the Disabled Asso...

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    Brook Cottage Farm
  • 5 ways to develop next generation leaders

    28 February 2023

    5 ways to develop next generation leadersTalent development is fundamental to the growth philosophy of all great companies. There is a wealth of well-documented evidence founded on decades of management research suggesting that organisations must invest in, nurture and develop their next generation talent into C-suite leaders of the future.In providing resourcing soluti...

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  • ISO Certification 2023

    16 January 2023

    How time has flown! We have kicked off 2023 with great news in that we have achieved continous certification to the international quality standard ISO 9001:2015.Further to a detailed audit of our internal processes, procedures and customer interfaces we passed with flying colours! In 2007, we became the first recruitment provider operating exclusively in the Asset Finance an...

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    Iso 2023
  • The challenges and trends of asset finance recruitment

    14 December 2022

    ​The Covid-19 pandemic caused far-reaching socioeconomic consequences across the UK. Large swathes of the country were forced to exercise some form of lockdown, resulting in wide-spread paralysis of various business sectors; recruitment being one. As asset finance and leasing recruitment specialists, we witnessed the majority of our clients (employers) forced into lockdown. ...

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    Attracting Talent
  • 2022 Leasing World Gold Awards

    09 December 2022

    ​The 2022 Leasing World Gold Awards raised a total of £7,020 for their chosen charity Hubbub. Hubbub is an environmental behaviour change charity that helps reduce food waste and help to feed hungry families. HubbubNew Leaf Search was proud to be associated with the event as one of the Raffle sponsors. We donated a Microsoft Surface Go Tablet and the lucky winner was Tamara ...

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    Leasing World Awards
  • Women in Finance Charter

    06 November 2022

    ​We are delighted to announce that New Leaf Search has signed up to the HM Treasury Women in Finance Charter (WIFC).The WIFC is committed to help create an inclusive, fair and gender balanced financial services industry reflects the government’s aspiration to see gender balance at all levels across financial services firms. A balanced workforce is good for business – it is g...

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    Women In Finance
  • Leaseurope Annual Convention 2022

    11 October 2022

    ​It was great to be part of the Future Group 2022 at the Leaseurope Annual Convention in Cascais, Portugal. This is widely recognised as the pre-eminent yearly gathering for the European Leasing & Automotive Rental community and is the only such event organised by the industry at European level. The Convention is attended by delegates who are, for the most part, senior level...

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  • London Marathon 2022 - £4,700 raised for Smile Train!

    07 October 2022

    I ran my very first marathon in October 2022 and to say I was nervous is an absolute understatement! I chose to run for a charity close to my heart: SMILE TRAIN (Team Empowerment) which is the world's largest cleft focused organisation with a model of true sustainability; providing training, funding, and resources to empower local medical professionals in 70+ countries to pr...

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  • The Unbeatable Eva Foundation

    04 March 2022

    ​The New Leaf Search 2022 charity of the year is The Unbeatable Eva Foundation which supports children and families affected by DIPG (Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma).​ ​​​​​​​Registered Charity: 1193368. ​DIPG is a terminal diagnosis. Each year, around 30 to 40 children in the UK are diagnosed with DIPG, and as of today, there are no medical options other than standard rad...

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  • A short poem of thanks

    18 February 2022

    ​What a unique way for a candidate to show their gratitude for placing them in their new role: A short poem of thanks Just got home after a long, long day, Sky is dark, dreary and grey, There's a big blue parcel sticking outa my postbox, Could it be my valentine bought me new socks? Soon my heart was up on a perch, Its a nice new pen from New Leaf Search... Thanking you from...

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  • Career advice and guidance for asset finance young professionals

    03 February 2022

    ​Asset Finance International - Industry Leader Viewpoint.Neel Amin, managing director of recruitment consultancy New Leaf Search, has a unique perspective on the asset finance sector.After building a successful career working in asset finance, Neel moved into recruitment, where he has built a detailed knowledge of the vital elements of building a successful career in the ind...

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  • Celebrating 15 years of continuous ISO 9001 certification!

    27 January 2022

    ​We are delighted to announce that following our in-depth annual assessment and audit of our internal process and customer interfaces, we have once again been awarded with certification to the international quality standard ISO 9001:2015. We became the first recruitment provider operating exclusively in the Asset Finance and Leasing niche to achieve ISO 9001 certification ba...

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  • Client Perspective: Identifying top talent in the virtual working environment

    14 September 2021

    ​Client / Employer Perspective: "With the prevalence of remote working, how do companies recognise and develop high achievers into managers of the future?” Client Contribution by Chris Stalley – Sales Director, Renaissance Asset Finance “High achievers will always make themselves known and rise to the top, it is in their DNA and their actions are habitual. However, I do...

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    Spotting Talent In Virtual Environment
  • Candidate Perspective: How the pandemic has affected my job search?"

    02 September 2021

    Candidate Perspective: "How has the pandemic affected my asset finance and leasing job search?"​Candidate Contribution by 'Martin'Whilst the pandemic didn't affect the actual process of searching for a new role, what has been different is the actual interview process itself. Many companies are currently in the process of initiating some kind of blended or hybrid working pa...

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    Job Seeking During Pandemic
  • The Childhood Trust - Let's help someone together

    26 July 2021

    The Childhood Trust - Let's help someone together...​As part of our Community Pledge, we believe that New Leaf Search should contribute positively to the community in which it operates and engage with charitable programmes in a number of ways.We have a ‘Charity of the Year’ pledge whereby we commit a proportion of our turnover to a nominated charity. Charities are selected b...

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  • ​Virtual Interviews are becoming the 'norm'. Are you up to speed?

    22 June 2021

    ​Virtual Interviews are becoming the 'norm'. Are you up to speed?Virtual job interviews, also referred to as online, video, remote, Zoom and Teams interviews are now commonplace. Employers have been forced down this route due to the pandemic, but we get a distinct impression that virtual interviews are here to stay, especially for screening or first interviews and also for...

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    Interview Styles And Formats
  • What type of job seeker are you?

    10 October 2020

    What type of job seeker are you?What kind of individual behaviour do you exhibit when it comes to career progression?As specialist Recruitment Consultants to the Asset Finance and Leasing industry, experience tells us that Kantor’s Four Player model, as applied to team dynamics, can also be extended to identify specific traits in job seekers to help determine the best approa...

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    What Type Of Jobseeker Are You
  • ​10 ways to improve employee retention

    28 August 2020

    ​10 ways to improve employee retentionEmployee retention levels can make or break an organisation’s recruitment, employee development and employee contribution strategies. Businesses must differentiate between valuable staff members and those who fail to maximise their contribution. Sincere efforts must be made to deliver specific approaches for each of these groups in order...

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    10 Ways To Improve Employee Retention