Back in one piece / 25 April 2013
Marathon man......read more...
Back in the cage and in one piece..........just!
25th April 2013
Caged Tigers are all really proud to say that Steven Bignell, the Director of our Technical Division, fulfilled a lifetime ambition of running in and finishing the Virgin London Marathon last Sunday.
Steven said "It was the hardest thing I have ever, ever ever done. It was Great day, fantastic support and quite emotional. After being used to training in sub zero temperatures the heat affected me, my hydration strategy went out of the window and my legs went at 21m. I finally hobbled in at 4.57. It was 27 mins slower than I expected, but what the hell."
Alongside this superb effort Steven also managed to raise circa £1,250 for Macmillan Cancer Support, a fantastic charity close to so many hearts.
Well done Steven - from all the team at Caged Tigers.
Don't forget to wear the Tiger Suit next year.
Planning for competency based interviews. Better interviewing leads to better recruitment.
26th February 2013
We are pleased to offer this link to everyone. A great bit of advice when planning interview questions......
Four years ago this week.......the Tigers were born.
7th February 2013
Happy Birthday to you.....Happy Birthday to you! Happy Birthday Caged Tigers Happy Birthday to you!
Caged Tigers are delighted to announce we have reached our four year birthday.
It was four years ago this week when Lilly Allen was top of the charts with her song The Fear. Very apt considering our feelings at the time contained a considerable degree of fear coupled with a lot of optimisim and excitement.
It hasn't always been an easy ride but every day it has always been a journey well worth taking.
So here's to the next four years.................and beyond.
From the Tiger Team.
4th February 2013
Watch out, Watch out.....There's a Tiger about.
He's loose on the streets of London!
Steven Bignell, Director of our Technical Division, is fullfilling his lifelong ambition to run The London Marathon.
Having seen 3 families loose loved ones to the fight against cancer during 2012 Steven has decided to run for Macmillan Cancer Support. Steven is proud to support this superb charity who offer so much to the sons and daughters who have lost fathers, wives who have lost husbands and sons have lost mothers.
We are all really proud of Steven and have shared in his pains, sprains, gripes, niggles and injuries during his extensive training regime.
If you feel compelled to donate it would be greatly, greatly appreciated, no amount is too small and no amount is too large. Or, if you know of anybody that would be interested in Steven's cause and could help, please share the link below....
Can you hear us ROAR? Caged Tigers continues to grow.....
22nd November 2012
Caged Tigers is delighted to announce the appointment of Steven Bignell as Director of its Technical Division.
Steven joins us with over 14 years of experience and a proven track record in technical and engineering recruitment in the automotive, aerospace, wireless and consumer electronics sectors, across the UK, Europe, North America and Asia Pacific. Successful projects include Hardware and Software Engineering VP's, Programme, Project, Quality and Operations Directors alongside mid to senior production, quality, engineering and management roles.
"Steven's wealth of experience complements Caged Tigers' portfolio perfectly, shoring up the technical expertise we've already amassed over the past 4 years. He is a real asset adding breadth to our service and reinforces Caged Tigers' position as a leading, quality search and selection business" says Jason Blakemore, Caged Tigers' founder and Commercial Director.
Rainford EMC Systems appoints new European Sales and Marketing Manager
3 August 2012
The team at Caged Tigers are delighted to announce that Rainford EMC Systems, the leading supplier of anechoic and shielded chambers, have made a fantastic aquisition to their team in the appointment of Paul Duxbury as their new European Sales and Marketing Manager.
John Noonan, Rainford's Managing Director, says that "Paul is a fantastic appointment for us. He joins with a wealth of knowledge and experience of the EMC industry, not only in the UK but also further afield. His experience will be key as we continue to develop and grow the business in the coming years."
Jason Blakemore, from Caged Tigers, says "The EMC market continues to be a hugely successful industry for us and we now partner a number of the key players in the space. I am confident Paul will soon add considerable value to the Rainford EMC team."
We look forward to seeing everyone in the EMC world in a few months time in Newbury!
14 February 2012
Happy Birthday to a few Tigers......
As we enter our fourth year of existence the Caged Tigers team were all delighted to hear that our adopted bengal tiger, Kamrita, who roams un-caged in the Chitwan National Park, also celebrated the third birthday of her daughter Ranu who is now three.
Caged Tigers remain delighted to sponsor Kamrita and give her and her family a better life in Nepal. We hope you agree that a Tiger as majestic as Kamrita should never be kept in a cage.
Creative thinking for growing SME's. A new, innovative and flexible payment structure.
19 October 2011
A Case Study.
Caged Tigers were approached by Burnside Telecom Ltd, a leading manufacturer of cellular wireless terminals, to come up with a pricing solution which would allow them to spread the cost of their extensive growth strategy across a number of months.
Rather than a traditional contingency solution, which would bring about ‘spikes’ in Burnside Telecom’s monthly expenditure, we both agreed on a set monthly retainer which remained at a fixed amount regardless of the number of hires in any one month.
This enabled Burnside Telecom to know exactly what they would be paying for their team growth whilst spreading the cost to manageable monthly amounts for the duration of the assignment. Caged Tigers also agreed on a fixed amount of time per month which was solely dedicated to the Burnside Telecom recruitment assignment and therefore ensured the commitment and delivery of their recruitment strategy within the pre-agreed timescales.
Colin Aitken, CEO of Burnside Telecom, said “In a time of significant growth within our business Caged Tigers offered us a flexible and dynamic solution which helped us achieve our team growth in a stress free, well managed and realistic fashion. Caged Tigers knew how to partner our business and with their wealth of experience they really added value to what Burnside Telecom is trying to achieve.”
Whilst we understand this costing solution will not suit every business it is ideally placed to enable a dynamic SME with a scheduled and sustained period of recruitment to achieve significant savings in both time and money.
For more information on Burnside Telecom please click on http://www.burnsidetelecom.com/
February is here again! Time for Barcelona and the MWC!
1 February 2011
It only seems a few months ago that we were coming back from another exciting year at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Caged Tigers are delighted to announce that we have booked our flights, accommodation and tickets and are really looking forward to catching up with our favourite movers and shakers in the mobile and wireless industry!
As with most visitors and exhibitors to the show our diaries are already filling up fast but we still have some time available and would love to meet you if you are either looking to build your executive / management team or seeking a new role yourself.
In the first instance please contact email@example.com and we will get back in touch to confirm a meeting.
We hope to hear from you and look forward to catching up in Barcelona.
ps. For any first time visitors to the show.......don't forget your comfortable shoes!
Kamrita the Bengal Tiger!
13 January 2011
We are delighted to announce the details of our latest family member.
Her name is Kamrita (pronounced Kaa-am-rita) and she is a Bengal Tiger who lives on the Chitwan National Park in Southern Nepal. She is between 7 & 8 years old and has recently been photographed with two young cubs. Please see the link below for her latest photo which was recently taken by a triggered camera trap.
Caged Tigers is delighted to sponsor Kamrita and give her a better life in Nepal. We all think a Tiger as majestic as Kamrita should never be kept in a cage.
A real Tiger should never be kept in a cage!
10 January 2011
We are delighted to announce the latest member of the Caged Tigers Team and would like to introduce everyone to our WWF Bengal Tiger.....more details to follow in the next few days.
EMC sector growth continues at a pace.
13 August 2010
Having predicted considerable growth within the RF space during 2010, Caged Tigers, as a result of continued market focus, has also seen a significant increase in headcount across several key players in the Electromagnetic Compatibility industry.
With 6 out of the leading 10 UK EMC businesses all looking at new recruits in the next 2 quarters it appears to be the a strong future.
These figures emerge at a time when the wider economy appears to lack the same confidence and predicted growth. Long may the EMC industry buck this trend!
To find out more about our broad and diverse roles across the Electromagnetic Compatibility industry or to hear about some of the strong technical and commercial candidates currently seeking new EMC based challenges please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org
Mobile data traffic overtakes voice traffic for first time.
14 April 2010
Data traffic has grown by 280% over two years
Network infrastructure company Ericsson found that data traffic has grown globally by 280% over the last two years and is predicted to double year on year for the next five years. The figures emerge at a time when operators and manufacturers continue to look towards social networking and connected devices as an area of growing revenue.
Over 200 mobile operators in 60 countries are deploying and promoting Facebook mobile products, with over 100 million active users accessing Facebook through their mobile devices.
The team at Caged Tigers certainly agree with this article. Jason Blakemore, Managing Director, said "This is a significant milestone across the mobile industry and is certainly proving the case with our recent client activity. We are seeing unprecedented levels of recruitment activity within the social networking arena across the EMEA region."
‘Our view that the appeal of anywhere, anytime connectivity will continue to drive demand from the operators and the need for their suppliers to bring in top talent.’
For more information on the opportunities within mobile based social networking or the resourcing services we provide please contact email@example.com
2010 - Year of the Tiger!
15 February 2010
Following the Chinese New Year which fell on February 14th this year, 2010 is the Year of the Tiger.
In Imperial China, where the dragon is the insignia of the emperors, the tiger is the military emblem of the highest supreme commanders of the army symbolizing fearlessness and victory.
We would like to wish all our clients and candidates a Happy New Year and hope that this year all your Tigers are Caged Tigers!
RF testing market due to expand in 2010
8 February 2010
As recruiters with a considerable degree of focus in the Wireless Test and Measurement space there appears to be considerable optimism for the coming year. With specific attention on the RF technology testing front, a fresh approach to testing seems to be being adopted due to the rapid development and growth of new communication technologies such as LTE.
Moreover, the convergence of technologies, while enabling the integration of more applications, has also increased opportunities as well as challenges for vendors of RF test equipment.
Caged Tigers is already seeing in 2010, increases in client activity for the need to increase their senior level teams to develop and test handsets to meet the extreme requirements of new LTE networks which will, in turn, accelerate due to the increased deployments of these networks.
For more information on the opportunities within Test and Measurement or the resourcing services we provide please contact firstname.lastname@example.org