Avoid Money Worries This Christmas

It’s the most wonderful time of the year – decorating the Christmas tree, hanging up twinkling lights, seeing loved ones and digging out your favourite Christmas jumper.

Except it isn’t always the most wonderful time is it?

It has been a tough couple of years, and Christmas can be a really challenging time financially for some.

DM Recruitment is here to ease the load.

We have multiple jobs available throughout Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin, Powys and surrounding areas. Our roles range from temporary to permanent, shift work, Monday to Friday and the odd day here and there to suit you.

If you need a job or want to earn some extra money over Christmas, we can help!

You can register with us here or drop us a message and we will call you back in no time at all.

Save money this Christmas

With presents to buy, pantomimes to watch, visits to see Santa, travelling to see loved ones and Christmas events, the festive period can be expensive for families.

We love this list of very cheap ideas to sprinkle some magic on Christmas. Having fun this month doesn’t have to cost the earth!

There are lots more ways to save money at Christmas. If you find the list of people you need to buy presents for growing every year, why not suggest doing Secret Santa with family or friends?

It means everyone saves cash and is relieved of the obligation, plus you can set a better budget for the gift and get something more thoughtful. You can do this for the adults and still let the kids get spoilt.

Will the kids think Christmas Day is any better if you buy a free-range, organic turkey, rather than sticking to a lower budget option? Let’s face it, they’ll probably just remember the Christmas crackers! Decide on your budget first, and then make the plan for Christmas Day around that figure.

Why not buy second hand presents from eBay, Facebook marketplace or even charity shops. You will be buying the goods at a cheaper price, and helping to reduce what ends up in landfill so doing your bit for the environment too!

We hope your Christmas is worry free and filled with fun!


Our team reflects on why DMOS is different

Edward, Patrick, and Jamie are part of the DMOS core management team. They have all worked with us for some time and they are the bones of the business!

Here they explain in their words why DMOS (our group that encompasses DM Recruitment, Opus Vitae and Simply Interview) are different, why they like working here, and how we look after our DMR workers and prospective candidates.

 

Jamie - Business Development Manager

“Candidates come to us because we are honest and fair recruitment consultants. Our processes are fully compliant – our workers don’t have to worry about not being paid and they always have a holiday and pension entitlement.

We are always contactable, 24/7, to offer help and guidance.

There are many added benefits when working with us. We do raffle draws to give away tickets to Shrewsbury Town games, Shropshire Oktoberfest, and other events.

Our live feed app allows individuals to view what jobs we have available at the click of a button. And our community pages on social media have live updates.

We have honesty and integrity at the heart of the business. We try to ensure that all DMR workers feel part of a community, with both positive and negative feedback being circulated to create respect and trust between us.”

 

Patrick - Service Manager

“I enjoy working for DMR purely due to every day being different. Sometimes it can be extremely stressful, but it is very rewarding when you manage to get the job completed.

The office is like one big family and the atmosphere and working environment is brilliant.

Five words to sum up working with DMR would be exciting, challenging, loyalty, passion, and family.

It’s great to be able to help people that are struggling to find work into a job that leads up to a full-time role.”

 

Edward - Facilities and Finance Manager

“We provide access to 24/7 communication as we always have an on-call consultant. This means that the DMR Workers can speak to someone in the team at any time, whether they just need a message passing on or if they need some help or advice.

Sometimes workers call up just to let us know something about their lives or something at work they are concerned about.

This means they always have a human experience with us, instead of a robot taking a message.

We constantly check in with workers and talk to them on a regular basis.

When we have a new starter, we are constantly in touch to gather feedback, and check if they are happy with the role or if they need anything or have any concerns.

The night before they start a new role we call to make sure they are OK and it’s a good opportunity to remind them they can call us at any time if there are any issues.

We check in after their first shift and at the end of their first week to make sure they are happy and want to continue. It’s all about being open and honest with our network.”

 

If you want to find out more about available job roles in the DMOS group, get in touch today.


Is it time to pivot careers?

The pandemic has challenged many people forced in to redundancy to re-think their career path. Even those who kept their jobs have used this unsettling time to evaluate how happy they are at work, and whether they want something more.

A quarter of UK workers are reportedly considering a career change in 2021, according to a report from job site Adzuna.

That’s a lot of pivots, and probably a reason why some sectors are struggling with labour shortages.

For those wanting to shift gears in their career, where do they begin?

Why?

Start with the reason why you want to move away from what you are currently doing. Are you unfulfilled? Have you got bored or too stressed?

The reason why you want to pivot can help keep you headed in the right direction, rather than repeating the problem elsewhere.

Try making a list of what’s important to you in a job. Whether it’s being valued, being paid well, or doing something fulfilling, it will help keep your career search focused.

How?

What will it take to get where you want to go – investment, qualifications, licenses, a relocation? Can you cover what’s needed? No pivot will happen overnight, or go smoothly – expect bumps in the road, hurdles to overcome, and lots of hard work to make that change.

Trial and Error

The grass isn’t always greener! The reality of a new career isn’t always what we expect it to be. Plus, it isn’t always financially possible to quit your job and start all over.

Get some insight in to a potential new job by trying something on the side of your current role or volunteering in your spare time. If you’ve dreamed of running your own bakery, pub, or gardening business, take a weekend or evening job at a local business and get a feel for it.

It might exceed all your expectations, or it might help you realise how great your current role is. Before you take that big leap, dip your toe in and see how it feels!

Temping

Our DMR workers love the flexibility that temping offers.

You get to try different workplaces, different roles and work with different people. Often our temp roles lead to offers of permanent positions, and you have the freedom to choose whether to stay or opt for another new challenge.

Changing careers is a daunting yet exciting prospect. We hope whatever you choose, you find the best outcome for you.

To register to become part of the DMR team of workers visit https://online.dm-recruitment.com/candidate_login.aspx.


Reducing Plastic Waste at Work

This year we are proud to be sponsoring the re-usable beer cups at Shropshire Festivals’ events. They will help to reduce the number of disposable plastic beer cups used at their festivals.

With thousands of people about to descend on Shrewsbury’s Quarry for Shropshire Oktoberfest, we know our cups will save a huge amount of single use plastic from being used.

The re-usable cups were used at last month’s Shrewsbury Food Festival, alongside the Shrewsbury Cup coffee cups. Together they helped save the use of 8,500 disposable bar cups and 2,500 single use coffee cups, which is brilliant!

Every year 300 million tonnes of plastic waste is produced across the globe, half of which is single-use. More needs to be done to reduce this colossal figure.

There are a few easy wins to reduce plastic in our workplaces.

Water bottles

Nationwide we use 7.7 billion plastic bottles per year. That’s an average of 117 bottles per person, per year. If we all brought reusable water bottles to work or had glasses available to wash and re-use, we could save millions of plastic bottles daily. It’s cheaper than buying bottles of water too!

Drinking Tap Water

Our tap water is safe to drink yet most offices use plastic water coolers because they prefer filtered, cooled water. Instead why not have a filtered water tap installed in the kitchen. No more big plastic water cooler bottles and no one needs to remember to re-fill them!

Proper Crockery

Stock up your work kitchen with plates, bowls, cutlery, glasses and mugs. That way there’s no need for your team to pick up plastic cutlery with their lunches or use disposable plates in the staff canteen.

Shrewsbury Cup

This brilliant local reusable cup scheme has reduced a huge amount of waste around town. It’s great to see so many cafés adopting the scheme so customers can pick one up or swap theirs for a fresh one, when buying their daily brew.

Ask your employer to buy in a box so that everyone can have one, so when they’re picking up a coffee on the way in to work they aren’t using one that will end up in the bin. Even if disposable cups are made of cardboard, the lids are usually still made of plastic.

Bringing in your own lunch

Even if you can’t do it every day, brining in lunch from home more often will cut down on your single use plastic waste as meal deals and lunch takeaways are usually packaged in plastic. It will save you some pennies too!

Boot covers

If your workplace uses disposable boot covers, why not ask your employer to invest in reusable ones.

Good luck waging a war on your office plastic waste!


Helping children in our community

The local community is important to us here at DM Recruitment. We have always pledged to support it in any way we can. In the past we have sponsored events, grassroots football, and charity fundraisers.

As parents and relatives of children, we wanted to do something for the youngsters in our area.

So, we have sponsored an anti-bullying campaign run by the Kids Information Centre.

They run bespoke child safety initiatives in our area. The campaign around bullying will help children understand that, unfortunately, most of us will be bullied at some point.

Bullying can take many forms, from being picked on by strangers or being bullied by friends. They want kids to know that they’re not alone and give them the tools to deal with the issue.

They will be helping school children understand the different forms that bullying can take - verbal, physical and online abuse. They will highlight signs to look out for that someone is being bullied and let kids know how they can help those who are suffering.

Hopefully these tools will help them to grow stronger and happier in life.

The Kids Information Centre said, “Thank you for your involvement in the bespoke child safety initiatives we are running in your area.

“The support from businesses and individuals such as yourselves is crucial in our efforts to safeguard vulnerable and at-risk children across the country via essential grassroots projects.”

We wish them the best of luck with all their initiatives in our community!


Berriew FC kit

New DM football kit for Berriew!

How brilliant do the new kits look for Berriew Football Club, which are sponsored by DM Recruitment!

Berriew FC are a fantastic team. They have had a really tough year navigating the Covid restrictions, with some of the team and coaches unable to enter Wales during the national lockdowns.

We are proud to be supporting such a great team in the Powys area and we look forward to supporting them for many years to come.

The DM Recruitment team hope the new kits spur them on to success in the new season!

We hope the local fans come to DM Recruitment for work as we have lots of temporary job roles available throughout Powys. Our sister company Simply Interview has permanent roles too!

Supporting Grassroots Football

The football clubs in the areas where we operate are incredibly important to our network of temp workers, as well as the team here at DM Recruitment.

We are the main sponsors of Shrewsbury Town’s away stand. We also sponsor Ludlow Football Club’s kit and Leominster Town Girls U12's team kit.

Local teams and grassroots football are part of the fabric of our local community. It brings people together, gives us shared goals (metaphorically and literally!) and unites towns and villages.

Here at DM Recruitment, we feel privileged to be in the position to support our community in any way we can. We want to make where we live the best it can be for the entire DM Recruitment family.

To register for jobs in Powys get in touch today.