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  • Case Study - Financial Services - Market Appraisal

    about 2 months ago by Lacee Watts

    Sector: Professional Services​Solution: Thorough Market Appraisal​BriefJodie Murray was approached by a Global PLC. The CEO provided her with a detailed brief and remit to source a DPO to head up, reshape and set the company data privacy strategy and policy across multiple business areas.  The role had been released for 3 monthsat the point of instruction and the initial app...

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  • Quick Tips - CV Writing

    2 months ago by Lacee Watts

    If you Google what makes a good CV, you’ll most likely read the same tips over and over. Here are some tips from people who read hundreds of CVs a week and write them on a daily basis.📦 Think Outside of the Box 📦Sure, you may work well on your own as well as a team, but doesn’t everyone else? Avoid filling your CV with generic phrases (I’m a team player! I perform to the bes...

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  • Quarantine - How to spend the weekend?

    4 months ago by Lacee Watts

    With the lockdown extended, we’ll be spending a few more weekends inside. But that doesn’t mean they have to be boring! Here are some ideas of how to spend your Friday/Saturday night:🍸 Cocktail Making - Have a look on Google/YouTube for some cocktail recipes - or go freestyle and mix up your own creation!🛁 Spa Night - A night-in doesn’t have to be boring. Have a relaxing ev...

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  • Case Study - Challenger Bank - Headhunting

    4 months ago by Toni Dines

    ​Sector: Financial ServicesSolution: Headhunting​BriefJodie Murray was instructed by a leading challenger bank in the bridging, development and commercial finance space to recruit a Senior Collections and Recoveries Manager. This was a brand new role to the business and it was vital that we sourced a candidate with a strategic skill set who had implemented a collections func...

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  • Case Study - Vantage Professional Risks - Headhunting

    7 months ago by Lacee Watts

    ​Client: Vantage Professional Risks Sector: Underwriting – MotorSolution: Headhunting BriefBoxtree were approached by a new MGA to the London market. The Chief Underwriting Offer provided Boxtree with an exclusive remit to identify and successfully engage with two Head of Underwriting candidates within London market specialising in Motor Risk and Motor Fleet. The opportunity...

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  • Boxtree Ghostbusters

    10 months ago by Toni Dines

    In the last few years the term ‘Ghosting’ has been increasingly used throughout my network and businesses in reference to people ceasing contact suddenly, unexpectantly and without any integrity. It was known mostly in dating but it’s now clearly crossing the line into businesses everywhere! To my hoorrrrorrrrrr, candidates AND prospective clients seem to deem it acceptable ...

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  • Case Study - Ian Peach - Headhunting

    10 months ago by Lacee Watts

    ​Candidate: Ian PeachSector: Niche Insurance Broking Solution: Headhunting Brief:Boxtree approached Ian in the market as he was identified as a person of interest in a headhunting campaign. Ian was not actively looking for a new role and had specific needs which would have to be met in order for him to be interested in a potential and final move in his career. Boxtree discus...

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  • My Current Mental Health

    10 months ago by Toni Dines

    ​Founder of Insurance Recruitment, Cyber Security & Consultancy Businesses in the United Kingdom Reader Discretion; The content of this writing is brutally honest, frank and un-edited. It is Mental Health Awareness Week and today is World Mental Health Day - in support of this powerful and important awareness day, I would like to detail and share my past, present and fut...

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  • Case Study - Lockton - Employee Mapping & Headhunting

    10 months ago by Lacee Watts

    ​Client; LocktonSector; Professional Indemnity DivisionSolution; Employee Mapping & Headhunting​BriefThe VP of Lockton reached out to Boxtree with a proposal for an alternative approach working against two leading specialist insurance recruitment firms in London, Bristol & Manchester. The division were looking to widen their reach in PI/FinTech market and sector and ...

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  • Case Study - Howden - Headhunting

    10 months ago by Lacee Watts

    ​Client: Howden Broking GroupSector: Professional Risk Solution: Headhunting BriefBoxtree were appointed by the Director of Professional risk to support in securing an appointed setter for the Professional Risk team in London. With a specific focus within professional service companies, they identified that they were looking for a graduate with a degree within a professional...

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  • International Week of Happiness at Work

    11 months ago by Toni Dines

    ​In the spirit of it being International Week of Happiness at Work this week, Boxtree are a huge advocate of happiness both inside and more importantly outside the office. Happiness comes from within. It sometimes needs to be a choice and effort needs to be put into ensuring it but we have a small insight into a key point that we believe is integral to happiness. Stop compar...

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  • Two recruitment agencies have sent me the same CV - what do I do?

    about 1 year ago by Toni Dines

    ​I wanted to change the impression in the insurance market of a ‘specialist insurance recruiter’. Frankly, when I have tried to hire business developers, brokers or underwriters during my career, I experienced poorly trained and unprofessional recruitment agencies, simply chasing a fee. Most had little regard for actually listening to what I needed. When you combine that wit...

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  • What continues to motivate me to learn new skills?

    about 1 year ago by Toni Dines

    ​Any business owner, partner, manager or employee are never a complete and finished article when it comes to growth of skills and building personal assets within their skill set. Consistently evolving in skill and experience is what positively impacts life and business and, in my opinion, personal happiness. Today is World Youth Skills Day. Bringing myself to think about the...

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  • Case Study - Devitt - Headhunting

    over 1 year ago by Lacee Watts

    ​Client: Devitt Insurance ServicesSector: Commercial Broking Manager - Insurance Broking  Solution: Headhunting BriefBoxtree approached Devitt upon hearing that they were currently resourcing for a Commercial Manager position. Upon consultation Boxtree understood that the right candidate for the job needed to have a strong track record of success, be based around the Essex a...

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  • Case Study - Plum Underwriting - Headhunting

    over 1 year ago by Lacee Watts

    Client: Plum Underwriting Sector: MGA – Internal Operations   Solution: Headhunting BriefBoxtree were approached by a thriving MGA to assist them on the appointed of a Data & MI Analyst to assist the Head of Data and MI with a number of exciting and large projects in the pipeline. The right candidate needed to be extremely technical, and be able toperform senior analytic...

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  • Case Study - Jack Burns - Headhunting

    over 1 year ago by Lacee Watts

    ​Candidate: Jack Burns Sector: PHP Developer   Solution: Headhunting BriefBoxtree were appointed by a top ten insurance brokerage (Global Head of IT) who appointed Boxtree on a new PHP Development role within their large tech team. The role was complex in terms of the languages and development experience that was defined and required. This mixed with a combination of recent ...

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