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'Buzz Words' that we really don't like!

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A recent survey has concluded that there are a whole lot of 'Buzz Words' that we really don't like!

Those of you that know me, know that I usually have an opinion on everything!!

This time I'm going to leave it to you to decide - Published by in no particular order (don't know why?) Here is the list:

1.         Blue-sky thinking
2.         Idea shower
3.         To ‘action’ a project
4.         Going forward
5.         Brainstorm
6.         Getting the ball rolling
7.         Drill down
8.         Out of the loop
9.         Thinking outside the box
10.       Touch base
11.       Singing from the same hymn-sheet
12.       Circle back
13.       Strategic fit
14.       Bottom line
15.       Low-hanging fruit
16.       Win-win
17.       Play hardball
18.       Best practice
19.       On my radar
20.       Bench mark
21.       Value added
22.       To run an idea up the flagpole
23.       Results driven
24.       Revert
25.       Game-plan
26.       Hit the ground running
27.       Customer centric
28.       No ‘I’ in team
29.       Back to the drawing-board
30.       Re-inventing the wheel
31.       Dot the ‘I’s and cross the ‘t’s
32.       Action plan
33.       Bells and whistles
34.       Moving the goalposts
35.       Back of the net
36.       On the same page
37.       Open door policy
38.       To ‘ping’ an email
39.       To kick a project into the long grass
40.       Joined up thinking
41.       Pick up and run with it
42.       Streamline
43.       Close of play
44.       To take an idea or project ‘off piste’
45.       Level playing field
46.       Quick win
47.       In the driving seat
48.       No brainer
49.       To ‘park’ a project
50.       ASAP

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Don't know about you, but I must have heard at least half of the words and phrases on this list just this week!! Really not sure what you would use instead of some of these?

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Employers - What can ATB offer you?

We will find that great person for you.... leaving you to get on with your day job

we spend our time finding the right people notyours

It's important when hiring to complete your team, replace a leaver or fill a temporary gap that you get the right person.

How do we do this? 

We meet with you to understand your business needs and to get a full understanding of the skills, capabilities and personal attributes that you are looking for. We meet our candidates to understand their career aspirations and goals.

Put the two together and you get the right person, one who will thrive in your environment and add real value to your business.

Recruit once and get it right!

Call us now for an informal meeting at a time to suit you on 01582 670635 or 01582 670636.

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Finding a new job can be daunting and we want to make sure that the job you take is the one you have actually been searching for. We know that you want your job to fit with your career aspirations, your lifestyle and your personality.

That's why at Across-the-Board we like to meet with our candidates so that we can get to know you and understand exactly what it is you are looking for. Of course if meeting isn't possible we will get to know you on a call.

So.... whether you are looking for the next move up the career ladder, a temporary role or a fixed term contract that fits with your life right now, give us a call on 01582 670635 or 01582 670636 or email us at  

Organisations don't make people who they are - People make organisations what they are

Whether you are a job hunter searching job sites for your dream role or a company looking for a reliable recruitment agency to find you the ideal candidate to complete your team, we are here to help.

Our strap-line is People not CV's and this is the ethos under which we operate.

So..... give us a call today 01582 670635/670636

or send us an email

and let us fill your vacancy or get you on the road to your next ideal appointment. 

Across-the Board Recruitment Ltd is a corporate member of the REC (Recruitment & Employment Confederation) and we are all individual members of the IRP and adhere to the 'Code of Professional Practice' and 'The Good Recruitment Charter' so you can be sure that you will be dealt with in a professional and ethical way.

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