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Win tickets to see Manchester United at the NC Associates box

At NC Associates we’re firm believers in building lasting relationships with our colleagues, clients and candidates. Besides the various seminars, events and open days that we host, we also have a box at Manchester United for client and candidate entertainment. And this month, we’re inviting everyone to enter our special prize draw to be in with a chance of winning a pair of tickets for a future game at the box.

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Congratulations Rosie

It is with great delight that we’re able to announce the promotion of Rosie Thomas to Principal Consultant at NC Associates.

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NC Associates now affiliated with APSCo

As NC Associates continues its impressive growth, it has now become an affiliate member of APSCo. With a clear focus on providing a high quality, professional service to accountancy and finance companies and individuals, joining APSCo helps support our positioning as a ‘best practice provider’. NC Associates will be able to display the APSCo logo and be listed in its directory of professional staffing companies after completing a comprehensive audit process that helps demonstrate the quality standards we work to.

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Q Business Club in Manchester

Working in partnership with Bermans and Cowgill Holloway, NC Associates are delighted that another Q Business Club has concluded today in Manchester. This was the third event in our series of interesting sessions designed for owner managed businesses, where two insightful presentations were delivered.

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NC Associates completes Tough Mudder

The team at NC Associates fought their way through a gruelling, yet thoroughly enjoyable Tough Mudder challenge recently, raising £500 for Barnabus Homeless Charity in the process.

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Fantastic Leeds launch party

NC Associates in Leeds had their launch party on Thursday 20th September. It was held at the fabulous Victoria Gate Casino in Leeds.

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Proud to be supporting Barnabus

The team at NC Associates are proud to be supporting Barnabus, a Christian Homeless Charity based in Manchester, in their upcoming Tough Mudder event this weekend on the 8th September.

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NC Associates launches in Leeds

NC Associates have today opened their third branch, in city centre Leeds, joining the Liverpool and Manchester operations to provide a joined-up approach to recruiting finance and accountancy personnel across the North of England and beyond.

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Why is your commute important?

Typical commuting expectations

When searching for a new job, what’s important to you? Salary? Company culture? Role responsibilities?  Whether you’ve considered it yet or not, when weighing up job offers, the commute you could be undertaking on a daily basis is extremely important.

A “bad” commute can have a negative impact on mental health, overall job satisfaction and can leave you out of pocket. According to research conducted by the University of West England, just a 20-minute increase in commute time is as bad as a 19% per pay cut for job satisfaction.

But what commute is reasonable and what is not? There is a number of factors to take into account when working out the pros and cons of whether a certain commute works for you.

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Staying in touch with your new employee through their notice period

It’s important to stay in contact with your new hire/s before their start date. A lot can happen in their notice period, they might accept an offer with another company or may decide to stay in their current role. Therefore, a pre-boarding process is important to ensure your new employee feels like part of your team before they even arrive on day one. 

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