News & Insight

27 February 2024
New pension legislation on the horizon

Changing demographics, an ageing population, public funds under increasing pressure, retirement age rising – some of the issues that have led to perhaps one of the most significant changes to Guernsey pension legislation in many years – secondary pensions. The introduction of secondary pensions is designed to encourage and enable working age people to save […]

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13 November 2023
Career development – a lifelong journey

November is National Career Development Month, an event that was established to promote career planning and progression for people of all ages. The month-long initiative aims to educate and inspire individuals to explore career options, set goals, and make strategic decisions about their professional futures. It also emphasises the vital role that employers themselves play […]

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20 October 2023
It’s all about relationships

There are a number of reasons why businesses will use a recruitment agency when they are looking to fill a vacant role. It’s a time effective option, they benefit from the agency’s recruitment expertise and market knowledge, and an agency will have access to a wide range of candidates already registered. Building bonds At OSA […]

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02 October 2023
New legislation is here

It might seem an age since the new discrimination legislation was initially debated in the States. In fact the first consultation began during the summer of 2019. But it’s finally here and the new law – Prevention of Discrimination (Guernsey) Ordinance, 2022 – came into force on 1st October 2023. The law will protect individuals […]

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10 August 2023
Flexible working gets the thumbs up

There is no doubt that the COVID-19 pandemic had a huge impact on the way we work. Organisations had to activate continuity plans to facilitate remote working practically overnight. These arrangements were, in many cases, more productive than anticipated, delivering benefits both to companies and employees and now it seems they are here to stay. […]

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06 July 2023
The OSA Pop Up Shop – the last six months

The Pop Up Shop has seen some changes over the first six months of 2023 – some subtle, some a bit more dramatic. It never ceases to amaze us the range of ways different people use the space and how adaptable it can be. Earlier in the year we gave the well-used shop a spruce […]

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22 June 2023
Your next step, where will it take you?

Many young people are heading into the final days and weeks of their time at university or sixth form, facing exams and assessments and inevitably turning their thoughts towards career choices. For some, the buzz of city life will be tempting, but Guernsey also offers some fantastic career opportunities and an enviable work/life balance. While […]

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15 June 2023
OSA’s Guide to Writing a Killer CV

Alice and Poppy from The Temp Desk recently visited the Grammar School to help students put together their CVs. Following on from this, we decided to put together a useful guide that anybody can follow to improve their CV and their chances of nailing that perfect job! Read on to discover some crucial pointers for […]

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15 June 2023
Switch Off and Plant a Tree

I was sad though unsurprised to read that findings of a recent new report show that people spend a third of their waking hours staring and scrolling at apps on their phones – that’s roughly 4.5 hours a day and 7 of every 10 minutes. The global report found that the UK was 12th on […]

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10 May 2023
Getting the right work/life balance

Moving lock stock and barrel to a new location is a big decision to make. Whether the motivation for the move is a change in lifestyle, career progression or taxation driven, it’s an exciting prospect. But navigating the inevitable residency, employment and other requirements may seem daunting. Luckily, relocating to Guernsey is pretty straightforward, and […]

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03 April 2023
That first step on the career ladder – part two

The interview The job application process is going well and you have secured an interview for your first full-time position. That may well be a scary thought and it’s quite normal to be nervous. Good preparation is the key both to building confidence and to ensuring you are in a strong position to perform at […]

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Nick Graham MIRP, CertRP
Chairman

Nick is the owner of OSA Recruitment in Guernsey, a successful recruitment business, with close to 30 years' experience of guiding people through their career choices. OSA's excellent team are experts in finding the perfect candidate for jobs at all levels, from graduates and temporary placements to senior executive positions and non-executive directors.

Nick says: 'I § that an integral part of our success is attributed to our unrivalled reputation for professionalism, honesty and integrity, and for building trusting relationships with clients and candidates.' Nick's background includes a public relations degree and several jobs in stockbroking and financial services.

Over the course of his career and through his involvement with the administration of local sport, he has built a wide range of contacts in Guernsey's business community. He has a solid understanding of how the island works and how beneficial close networks are, regardless of the career you are immersed in.

He is interested in continuing to build his network of senior business leaders for mutual benefits.