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  • New Leaf Search passes REC Compliance Assessment 2023

    23 November 2023

    We are delighted to announce that New Leaf Search has successfully completed the latest REC compliance assessment with an impressive score. The REC, the recognised body for the recruitment industry, supports its members in achieving and maintaining the highest standards of recruitment practice through legal advice, training, and guidance. Compliance testing is a crucial c...

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  • Leasing World Gold Awards 2023

    20 October 2023

    ​🌟 Thank you to Jan Szmigin, Robin Skuse and the Leasing World team for hosting a wonderful evening at the Leasing World Gold Awards✨Such a great way to catch up with everyone and a huge congratulations all the finalists and winners!It was so nice to see the asset finance & leasing industry raise funds for the homeless charity Crisis. We were also proud to donate a case of I...

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  • Using innovative technology to attract and retain talent

    16 October 2023

    ​In today's fast-paced business environment, attracting and retaining top talent is a challenge that all organisations face. To excel in a competitive job market, companies must utilise innovative technology to create a more engaging, efficient, and employee-centric work environment. This not only attracts high-calibre professionals but also fosters their loyalty to the org...

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    Technology In Recruitment
  • Leaseurope Annual Convention 2023 Vienna

    06 October 2023

    ​​It was a privilege to once again attend the Leaseurope Annual Convention 2023 in Vienna, Austria.We were proud sponsors of the 2023 Future Group. 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 w...

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  • Approaching employers directly or through a recruitment agency?

    13 September 2023

    ​Whether you should apply directly to an employer or through a recruitment company depends on various factors, including your personal preferences, the specific job market you're in, and the nature of the job you're seeking.Ultimately, the choice between applying directly to an employer and using a recruitment agency should be based on your specific circumstances, goals, ...

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  • Managing multiple job-seeking approaches from a candidate perspective

    24 August 2023

    Successfully engaging in job search interactions requires careful consideration and strategic planning to ensure a positive and respectful exchange involving all parties involved. Candidates need to prioritise both openness and honesty when it comes to dealing with direct approaches with employers, as well as engaging with different recruitment consultancies. Demonstrating t...

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  • Phantom Job Adverts – What to look out for!

    11 August 2023

    Phantom job advertisements, also known as ghost job ads, are becoming increasingly prevalent, causing significant frustration for job seekers. It's worth delving into the reasons behind recruiters resorting to unethical job advertising, and as a candidate, knowing how to steer clear of them. A brief exploration of recruiters in your industry will reveal tell-tale signs of th...

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  • FSQS Compliance 2023-2024

    06 July 2023

    ​Today marks the 6th continous year that New Leaf Search has gained FSQS registration. FSQS certification is a benchmark used by major UK banks and financial institutions when vetting and selecting suppliers. As the regulated environment in the financial sector becomes more complex, FSQS accreditation provides a mechanism for collecting and managing supplier compliance infor...

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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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    Leasing World
  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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