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2012 Salary Survey
Posted on Friday 8th February 2013

Our 5th annual salary survey, produced in partnership with HSW Magazine.

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Salary_Survey_2013.pdf (1308.5kb)
Blog - Finding your first health and safety role.
Posted on Friday 12th October 2012

A series of regular blogs covering health and safety, recruitment, the state of the market and help for those forging a career in the profession or looking for the best candidates.

This post contains advice for someone looking for their first role in the profession.

www.markburtonehsrecruiter.wordpress.com/2012/10/12/looking-for-your-first-full-time-role-in-health-and-safety

2011 Pay Review
Posted on Monday 9th January 2012

Whether you are recruiting for HSE professionals or looking to benchmark your current package, a definitive salary survey is always a welcome read.

Attwood Burton in partnership with HSW magazine is proud to have produced the 2010 Health and Safety Pay Review.

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Salary_Survey_2012_-_low_res.pdf (1880.3kb)
2010 Health and Safety Pay Review
Posted on Monday 14th February 2011

Whether you are recruiting for HSE professionals or looking to benchmark your current package, a definitive salary survey is always a welcome read.

Attwood Burton in partnership with HSW magazine is proud to have produced the 2010 Health and Safety Pay Review.

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Salary_Survey_2010.pdf (584.9kb)
Ask The Recruitment Expert - February 2011
Posted on Monday 14th February 2011

Iíve been working freelance for several years. How can I persuade an employer that Iím serious about seeking permanent work?

I donít want to sound too negative but Iím afraid to say this is going to be very difficult. You may not be surprised to know that there are a lot of people in your situation at the moment. It seems that many people whoíve been gainfully employed on a contract/ freelance basis for a number of years have found that the work has dried up. It seems that the days of moving seamlessly from one contract to another are over for lots of people, almost irrespective of their breadth of experience or level of qualification.
In the current, hugely competitive job market, clients rightly feel that thereís a large pool of candidates to choose from and so can afford to be very selective.
If youíre going to succeed and get to interview stage, you need to be at least as strong as the people youíre competing against. If you can get over that hurdle, the next challenge for you to conquer will be persuading an employer that you are really committed to permanent employment. In my experience, the typical client reaction is ďAs soon as the contract market picks up, theyíll be off againĒ. Whether true or not, if you canít convince the employer they wonít take the risk. Why would they if they can find someone else with the same skills and experience, who can demonstrate what the employer perceives to be a ďmore solid employment historyĒ?
An argument that has worked is that you enjoy the financial rewards of freelance work but are now seeking the career development that you feel can only come from employment. The argument will only work if itís true and you can be persuasive. A competent interviewer will be able to establish the facts quickly, so itís important to be honest.
A good practical step would be to thoroughly explore your network and make sure youíve made the very most of every relationship youíve developed over the years, particularly people youíve worked for. These contacts will be your easiest way of getting in to employment, as they know more about you and what you can offer. Make sure youíve spoken to each of these potential employers before joining the masses who are applying for roles that are advertised. Your track record could make the difference between success and failure and hopefully the relationships youíve built will allow you to reach your goal. No employer wants to think theyíre just ďa port in the stormĒ.

Ask a Recruitment Expert
Posted on Thursday 18th February 2010

Attwood Burton are working with HSW Magazine to produce a new section titled Ask A Recruitment Expert. Each month we will be answering recruitment questions asked by readers. You'll find links to the most recent article, "My employer is prepared to support my professional development. Iím already CMIOSH and MIIRSM, what should I do next?" on www.healthandsafetyprofessional.co.uk and www.healthandsafety-jobs.co.uk

You can also download the article below.

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Ask_a_recruitment_expert_-_February_2010.doc (30.5kb)