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Anthony Hesse

Anthony Hesse

Anthony Hesse established Property Personnel as a Specialist Recruitment Consultancy to the Estate Agency industry in August 1988. The company has been trading for longer than any of its competitors and Anthony is the most experienced specialist recruiter in this field. As well as running the business, he is still very much actively involved at the 'coal face'.

12 May 2022

Struggling to find staff? You’re not alone. Here is one of the reasons why… »

Struggling to find staff? Well, if it makes you feel any better, you’re not alone. However, the latest official data on UK job vacancy figures released by the Office for National Statistics won’t make encouraging reading.

Vacancies increased from 1,238,000 in

Work-life balance
29 January 2021

Estate Agencies must be more tolerant of staff doing home schooling »

We are calling on estate agencies to be more tolerant of the struggles working parents are encountering during lockdown. Employers need to be aware that school closures have put enormous pressures on parents with children at home and ensure appropriate

17 July 2020

Services, job availability and recruitment during COVID-19 »

The COVID-19 pandemic has touched lives, businesses and employment across the world. Despite this, we at Property Personnel have remained committed to supporting our clients and job seekers throughout this time.

Although the number of vacancies available has not yet returned

28 March 2020

Property Personnel is still here to support you »

The COVID-19 pandemic is an unprecedented challenge. There isn’t a sector or industry that’s unaffected, and it’s undoubtedly a worrying time for those of us in the property trade.

That’s why we want to let you know that Property Personnel is

How to choose between two top candidates
13 March 2020

How to choose between two top candidates »

Your business has a fantastic property role to fill. You’ve pored over CVs, identified the best candidates, carried out interviews, maybe even second interviews too, and now you’ve narrowed the field to two final contenders.

The problem is that your top

What qualifications do I need to be a letting agent?
5 March 2020

What qualifications do I need to be a letting agent? »

The role of a letting agent is diverse and enriching. While there are currently no formal qualifications required to become a letting agent (although this could be soon to change, which we discuss in more detail below), there are a

Private rental sector
17 February 2020

Today’s build-to-rent market »

The UK’s private rented sector is growing. Data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) shows that over the last 10 years, the number of privately rented households has increased an impressive 63 percent.

But we still need more houses. In

Property career in London
10 February 2020

What you need to know about relocating to London for your property career »

Moving to the Capital to embark on a career in the property sector is an exciting prospect.

That said, it’s not a decision to be taken lightly. There are many great reasons to relocate to London, but there are also a

how not to be an estate agent
20 December 2019

How NOT to be an estate agent »

For years, the image of the fast-talking, wheeler-dealing estate agent has haunted the UK property industry. As much of a caricature as the untrustworthy used car salesman or banker, estate agents have long-been tarred with a less than squeaky-clean reputation.


11 November 2019

How to ace a pre-screening telephone interview »

Inviting candidates in for an interview is a huge investment – both for the interviewer and the interviewee. On paper, you could be the most talented person in the world, with every skill the job role requires, but if you