Mark Woffenden

About Mark Woffenden

Mark Woffenden is a Director at Lucy Walker Recruitment and has an extensive knowledge of the issues and workings of the West Yorkshire and Greater Manchester Commercial markets developed over the last 20 years in the Industry

The Cultural Fit Approach to Hiring

How often have you heard the phrase 'he's a good cultural fit' or 'she will fit well within the team' or 'I like her but just not sure she is us ' ? Quite often I imagine.... but what does any of this mean and why is it so important in the hiring[...]

The 10 Top Traits of a Great Hire for your Organisation

The ideal candidate can make all the difference, bringing with them a wealth of experience and enthusiasm to your  workplace and providing an excellent culture fit for your organisation.On the other hand, getting your hire wrong can result in[...]

12 steps to being Confident at Work

“To establish true self-confidence, we must concentrate on our successes and forget about the failures and the negatives in our lives.” — Denis Waitley

Website Research you Must Do Before Your First Interview.

When it comes to Interviews, preparation is key.

Ways to Reduce your chances of losing Top Candidates to Competitors

The Interview process can be a long, expensive and time consuming exercise so the prospect of going through it and missing out on your preferred candidate who ticks all the boxes is not one you want to contemplate, especially when findings[...]

4 Ways to take Control of Your Interview

Although an interview can often appear to be a spontaneous conversation, inevitably both the interviewer and the interviewee will, or definitely should, have their own pre-programmed scripts of things they want to say and cover off. The[...]

4 Key Steps to Seeing Behind the Interview Mask

Many of us have been involved in interviewing and recruiting that brilliant enthusiastic inspiring character who when they start is anything but that and you are left asking yourself "Do they actually have an identical twin who went through the[...]

Why Candidate Profiling will Reduce Your Time to Hire.

We have all heard and probably experienced at first hand the stories of the fabulous candidate with a perfect CV for your vacant role who fails at the final Interview stage, yet no one really knows why but it's back to the drawing board.[...]