The VWA Search Blooper Reel

I’ve been a VWA Search Consultant for just over a year now. Happily, looking back on 2016 I’m not aware of too many instances where I should’ve addressed an issue differently (emphasis on too many); however, I can reveal certain life lessons I’ve picked up from clients and candidates alike: When a candidate’s CV claims they dealt with “complex dairy management” it doesn’t mean they’re an experienced farmer. If a client seeking to hire a…

Testing skills and more… is it worth it?

In times of change and uncertainty, it is more important than ever to ensure we recruit the best person for a role to ensure success and stability. But how do we ascertain who is right and who is not? Nothing is more vital than interviewing. It allows us to get to know the candidate and consider not only their suitability for the role, but also their aspirations and cultural fit. In addition to the interview,…

Through the Looking Glass…

How many times have you made an offer to a candidate with a sense of reticence? How often do you wish you could see beneath the polished exterior presented to you during an interview? When you grapple with the question “What is this candidate really like to work with?” – VWA Search can provide a clear and insightful answer with the help of the Hogan suite of assessments. The Hogan Assessment Suite is a set…

London’s Best Business Lunches

It is always good to have a few restaurant recommendations up your sleeve for those last minute client catch-ups. Here are three of our favourite London eateries, perfect for business meeting and eating… Céleste is located in the newly renovated Lanesborough Hotel, the ornate dining room is sure to impress and the £35 lunch menu will delight your palate. The new St James’s Market is found nearby to Piccadilly Circus station and has a range…

The Circle of Life

When I was a wee bairn, the parents dragooned me into a cinema trip to see The Lion King. I wasn’t old enough to realise that it was they who wanted to see the film, and the possession of a small child merely provided a suitable excuse, but I recall enjoying 90 minutes of cartoon magic despite it being a collateral offshoot of their subterfuge. The underlying message of the opening montage for those of…

2017 – The year of the Fire Rooster

Rooster traits are honesty, braveness and pride as well as loyalty, commitment, hard work, family values. These sound quite similar to the VWA Search values! Famous roosters include Bob Marley, Eric Clapton, Dawn French and Beyoncé. I am delighted to say that VWA Search had a fantastic 2016, yielding some of our best results in many years. The year also marked the company’s move to St. James, a move that went smoothly, and I am…