Looking for a new job? Choose your recruitment agency based on the agency’s relationship with employers

At F1rst Commercial Recruitment, employers trust us. There’s one core stat that explains that: we’ve got a 100% success rate at filling their jobs. Why? Because they get excellent choice of potential employee and the candidate, they choose both understands and wants the job opportunity and know that it’s a good company to work for. […]

How do you take the next step in building your career in office support?


Building a career in office support can be challenging, as it’s often seen as a relatively flat career path with limited opportunities for advancement. However, with the right mindset and approach, there are plenty of ways to take the next step in your career and achieve your professional goals. Indeed, it’s not unusual for those […]

Young people are approaching workplace challenges differently


We’re likely yet to learn more about the impact of the pandemic years on individuals in many ways, including as workers. Recent research has revealed that there’s already a notable difference in how younger workers do things. Most specifically, fuelled by remote and hybrid working, they are turning to friends for work-related advice over their line managers and even colleagues.

Reflecting on our future at the end of an era

Whether you are for the monarchy or a republican in principle, every one of us in the UK is living through a momentous moment in history, since the death of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II. For everyone of working age, the Queen has been the constant backdrop of our lives. Her death and the proclamation […]

Bercow isn’t the only bully: how to deal with bullying at work

March saw John Bercow, former Speaker of the Commons, deemed a workplace bully in a scathing report from an independent parliamentary appeals panel. There have been tales of him being wracked with fury, blocking people’s exits, shouting aggressively and being “repeatedly dishonest”. If you’ve recently watched Adam Kay’s medical TV dramatization This is Going to […]

Jobs Outlook Report – January 2022

F1rst Commercial Recruitment report on jobs for April 2021

As we reach the midway mark of the first quarter of the year, it’s an interesting and varied picture for the recruitment market. In many ways it’s ‘more of the same’ following the job market characteristics of the last few months, and in addition, we need to have an eye ahead on rising inflation and […]

Top things candidates need to know for their job hunt in 2022

With the Great Resignation priming candidates and employers for some seismic shifts in the jobs arena in early 2022, everyone needs to get the lay of the land. For candidates, there are some interesting changes on the horizon. So whether you’ve powered through furlough but now feel secure enough to make a change, it’s time […]