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Pride Week!

Written by Pulse Search Friday, 05 July 2019 12:29

Pride Week.  50 Years after the Stonewall Riots, it’s a happy festival of joy and it’s global. It’s #pridejubilee.  This is the kind of thing that London does so well, too. But above all from a start-point of activism and anger it’s grown into a celebration of progress and freedom.

We are enormously proud to be involved in raising awareness of this incredible movement and support it wholeheartedly. This is reflected in the candidates that we represent and we actively promote our diversity policy to all of our clients who embrace it willingly.

If you are currently recruiting of looking for a new challenge we would love to hear from you. Enjoy celebrating this weekend.


Recruitment: In-house Vs. Outsource

Written by Pulse Search Friday, 10 May 2019 12:22

We know a lot of companies now have in-house talent and use online job-boards to source candidates.

But is this working?

Recently we surveyed some of our loyal clients and discovered that the majority of them found that direct recruitment wasn't as cost-effective as they originally thought. First, they sieved through hundreds of CVs, mostly irrelevant to the specific job role at the first stage, followed by telephone interviewing their first round before formally inviting them in to meet them before introducing them to Hiring Managers. After making (and often re-making) these appointments they began to appreciate how drawn-out the process was only to shortlist candidates of mixed abilities and accuracy to their original brief.

Consider the alternative: a call from a client who knows we have the right people. "Give us two or three of your best candidates with industry knowledge who have the skillsets that we require" they say, and return to their busy day. On every occasion, we went on to fill their vacancies. Our temp desk has never been busier because people do not have the time to train up inexperienced candidates with no industry knowledge

We are here 24/7 to discuss your needs and always welcome your opinion. The Pulse team has over 18 years of relationships with clients and candidates many of whom are personal recommendations from friends and colleagues. All of our consultants have worked within the media and so we really feel that we understand our clients' needs and individual cultures.

Please feel free to call us as we'd love to hear from you.


Working with Charities

Written by Pulse Search Friday, 15 March 2019 11:06

Pulse has been at the heart of the Advertising and Media business for over 18 years now and we work with many of the industry's top names. It was because of our reputation as a specialist media recruitment agency that we were recently asked to fill a unique role at a charity serving the industry.  They do amazing work, helping businesses and individuals, not just to adopt best practice but to help out when people are in need.

Their brief to us was to find a senior HR advisor with experience in handling everything from bullying and harassment claims to coaching businesses on wellbeing and mental health policies.
This week we successfully filled this brief and our client was delighted. We enjoyed working with this charity and we look forward to working with more in the future.

Finding the right skills to match our clients' requirements is what we do and we are always ready to rise to a challenge.  Please put us to the test if you have any job requirements.


Motivation: getting it and keeping it.

Written by Pulse Search Monday, 25 February 2019 15:33

The Sun’s out, the Daffs are blooming which means everybody is in a good mood, right? Right.

But staying motivated when all you want is to rush into the park with a Frappuccino is a challenge, is it not?

To meet the challenges of your job when distractions beckon requires focus, tenacity, discipline. So here are a few things to keep in mind when you’d rather be somewhere/anywhere else.

1. Set a goal and visualize it in detail. See it, feel it, hear the applause. Elite athletes visualize their performance ahead of time — right down to the smell of the sweat dripping down their face as they cross the finish line.

2. Make a list of the reasons you want to accomplish the goal. Write your list with a pen. Studies show that when we write by hand and connect the letters manually, we engage the brain more actively in the process.

3. Break your goal down into smaller pieces and set intermediary targets — and rewards. Tony Robbins, arguably the foremost motivational speaker says: “A major source of stress in our lives comes from the feeling that we have an impossible number of things to do. If you take on a project and try to do the whole thing all at once, you’re going to be overwhelmed.”

4. Have a strategy, but be prepared to change course. Like Thomas Edison said: “I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.” “Our greatest weakness lies in giving up." "The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.”

The Pulse Team

11 thoughts for 2019

Written by Pulse Search Friday, 11 January 2019 11:26


As 2019 gets underway we would like to wish all our clients and candidates a happy and prosperous New Year and to share with you these pearls of wisdom:

1. Efficient people don’t make lists, they make schedules.

2. Be sure to make a little progress towards your goals, however small, every day.

3. Whoever you meet, leave them happier than when you found them.

4. Learn to disagree without being disagreeable.

5. The devil makes work for idle hands

6. Failure is a privileged lesson – don’t waste it.

7. Avoid the words “could”, “should” and “would”

8. Your diet is not just what you eat, it’s what you watch, hear, read and the people you hang out with.

9. A positive mind creates a positive attitude and positivity breeds better results

10. Good things come to people who wait, but better things come to those who go out and get them.

11. Not everything that counts can be counted and not everything that can be counted counts.


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