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Working with the “World’s Most Creatively-Awarded” Agency

November 29th, 2011   By   Filed Under: Everyone

 Having recently won awards at both the NORA and MARA Awards, we’re delighted to announce that Dylan has been chosen to join the distinguished recruitment PSL of Proximity London, officially the ‘world’s most creatively-awarded direct and digital agency network’.

This is a great win for us as a business and, having also recently been retained across the board on the BD Network PSL, it helps in our drive to work with the very best creative agencies in the world, providing career opportunity to our brilliantly talented and super ambitious candidate network.

If you’re looking to work for the very best and want your interests represented by consultants as passionate about recruitment as you are about your discipline get in touch with us.


Time to Tweet

November 28th, 2011   By   Filed Under: Digital, Everyone, Interesting, Weird and Wonderful

11.11.11 was always going to blow the tweetosphere into oblivion, but Miguel Rios has captured the magical moment (or should I say moments) in a geographic spin of the volume of tweets moving across the globe like a pulse, first at 11:11am local time and again at 11:11pm. The size of the 1 represents the volume of tweets from that location at that time. I think this is a fascinating example of the prevalence of social media across the globe and the increasingly important role it plays in communication. (more…)

Dylan scoops “Best Recruitment Website” Award!

November 24th, 2011   By   Filed Under: Everyone, Interesting, Weird and Wonderful

It has been award season in the recruitment world and following our recent success in the “Best Small Recruitment Agency” award at the National Online Recruitment Awards we are thrilled to have struck gold again, this time scooping the “Best Recruitment Website” award at last night’s Marketing and Advertising Recruitment Awards.

The website is designed to make finding your next job as easy as possible. Sign up for a My Dylan account and let Dylan do the searching for you, it will learn what you are looking for and start suggesting jobs for you! We also hope the website lets you get to know us, the consultants, much better. We ask a lot of questions of our candidates and clients so we get to know everyone really well, it allows us to make the right talent matches. With that in mind, we think it’s only fair to let you know more about us too!

We hope you like the website too. Please have a look around, we’d love to know what you think.

Is Hiring Extra Staff Worth All That Extra Hassle?

November 24th, 2011   By   Filed Under: Dylan in the press, Employers

In today’s edition of The Times, Phil Edelston (Dylan MD), talks to Carol Lewis about hiring staff in small businesses, click the above image to read more.


November 21st, 2011   By   Filed Under: Everyone, Interesting, Weird and Wonderful

Boys and Girls, we are in the thick of Movember, quite literally! After last years huge success we were chomping at the bit to donate our top lips for a ridiculous look…all in the name of chari-dee! But what a worthwhile cause it is. Prostate Cancer affects thousands of men in the UK and the awareness generated by Movember is growing each year. You might have seen the likes of Gary Linekar and the MOTD boys sporting some rather dodgy facial hair but, rather than simply let our taches raise awareness, the boys at Dylan decided to go the extra yard and, through a partnership with the Wilkinson Sword Men UK facebook page, we decided to showcase characters inspired by said top lip ticklers. What you’re about to see is an homage to Pilots, Cowboys & Mexican wrestlers, amongst other creations. You can keep up to date on the Dylan Mo-Team’s progress on their Movember page and even make a donation to the team for this fan-tache-tic cause!

The Wilderness Downtown

November 16th, 2011   By   Filed Under: Digital, Everyone, Interesting, Weird and Wonderful

Ok, so I know I’m a little slow off the mark with this one but, having recently taken part on a day’s coding course, I have a new-found respect for the art of the website. And it couldn’t be more arty than with this little stunner – – an enchantingly beautiful fusion of Arcade Fire’s “We Used to Wait” and Google Chrome’s diverse capabilities. (more…)

The Agency Promotional Video

November 15th, 2011   By   Filed Under: Candidates, Employers

In the past I highlighted a ‘recruitment video’ created by the grads from the Engine GroupBig Pimpin’. It is hilarious and is featured again below.

Many agencies have put their hand to creating promotional videos, some of which were not necessarily originally created for an external audience but have made their way in to the public arena. Many have created a lot of chatter and gained extensive coverage especially through social media and in the online press, just search for Sapient on twitter now and you’ll see what I mean. OK, so not all of this coverage is positive but as a recruitment consultant coming from a talent attraction perspective, I know that it is the work that our client’s (the agencies) do for their clients that is far more important in attracting talent than a promotional video. The same can be said of acquiring new clients. (more…)

Go Beyond The Cover

November 14th, 2011   By   Filed Under: Digital, Everyone, Interesting, Weird and Wonderful

For my latest post, I wanted to share a piece of work that is completely and utterly brilliant. Produced by an agency in Montreal called Tuxedo for Dermablend Professional, the advert is entitled ‘How do you judge a book’ and features Rico Genest who you would probably know as Zombie Boy from Lady Gaga’s ‘Born This Way’ video.

Why do I think this is amazing? Well, you just can’t help but watch it. Several times over. It is such a simple concept with a rather beautiful underlying message and it is brilliantly shot. And what better way to demonstrate just how good the product is?! Rico is unrecognisable as ‘Zombie boy’ at the start of the video and there is a massive shock when the makeup starts to come away.

I’m not the only person that is completely intrigued and amazed by this advert; the original video was launched on Youtube on October 11th and within 24 hours had received 500,000 hits. One month later this figure is sitting at over 4 million and still increasing.

If you haven’t already seen it, enjoy. If you have, watch again. You’ll be as amazed as you were the first time.

Dylan Scoop ‘Best Small Recruitment Agency’ Award at #thenoras

November 3rd, 2011   By   Filed Under: Candidates, Employers, Everyone

We’re super chuffed to announce that we were named Best Small Recruitment Agency at last night’s National Online Recruitment Awards.

Now in its eleventh year the NORA awards celebrate the world of online recruitment and took place last night at Sway in Covent Garden. We were delighted that the hard work and planning that has gone in to making this site seems to be paying off. Rather than trying to communicate micro-messages to individual audiences, we try to communicate to everyone in the same tone, it doesn’t matter if you’re a potential candidate or client because the personality, values and passion of the company is what matters and we hope that shines through. We’d love your thought so please make any comments about what you think

The Emotional Hedge

November 2nd, 2011   By   Filed Under: Everyone

Some time has passed since the Rugby World Cup passed and I have been reminiscing about it now that football has taken over our TV screens. The long and the short of it is that this world cup wasn’t as exciting as it has been in the past for me. This could be due to the fact games were screened at 8.30am (no beer) or the fact that the tournament as a whole lacked any flair. England were shocking, France were France, Wales should have done better, New Zealand won (just) and the under dogs (Italy, USA and co) did what they always do: made lots of tackles, let in tries and put in some massive hits. So I decided to make it interesting!

Now as a proud Englishman who once got “filled in” on the pitch playing a Southern French team, I am very happy to see the French lose. BUT, I got France in the sweep stake at work. So I also decided to stick £10 on France (at 11-1) when they lost to Tonga, to win the tournament and bet my Father £20 (2-1) that France would beat New Zealand (an hour before kick-off).

So going into the final I could have won c£220, and I could have made an average tournament interesting by playing the “Emotional Hedge”. If France lost I would be happy, but if France won, I would also be happy.

Now… we know the result of course, New Zealand won and France lost. I may be £32 down but I don’t have to congratulate my sisters French boyfriend on a World Cup win!

So to summarise my ramblings, The Emotional Hedge is the best way to make sport interesting. It doesn’t matter how dull a game is, if you put a few pennies behind the enemy, you create a little bit of drama and emotion within you!