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3 Reasons Why I’m Optimistic About 2021

Although it’s only January, the year 2021 is already providing its share of challenges.  Global Covid-19 infections are rising at an alarming rate and lockdowns continue to disrupt family, social and business life; the US Presidential election fall-out has escalated to storming of the Capitol by angry citizens, and trade tensions continue between China and

Employee Value Proposition – The meaning and the importance of it to attract and retain talent

2020 was a whirlwind, and anyone in the people game saw recruitment and HR professionals, along with candidates, navigate a unique and challenging market. The first half of the year we saw companies gain access to talent, and quality talent, quite easily as a result of the volume of candidates on the market due to

Create a culture of innovation, people development, and customer focus

Many people and organisations seem to think that great company culture is determined by whether a group of employees get along on a personal level or not, which couldn’t be further from reality. A company’s culture is characterised by a range of common attributes, internal processes and employee behaviours that are well aligned with the

Recruitment process power shift

Well, to say that 2020 has been a strange year would be the understatement of the century! I would say that it’s been unprecedented, however, along with the term, “you’re on mute” I think I’ve heard that enough times already. Working in recruitment for almost a decade has prepared for a lot of situations and

Retaining your staff in 2021

In a tight economy, employee retention is one of many (if not the most critical) issues employers are facing. The costs of employee turnover is a lot higher than just their salary. Team productivity, engagement, culture, hiring costs and many other “soft costs” need to be considered when losing an employee. What can employers do

have you asked for a salary rise?

Have you asked for your pay rise?

One of the most effective and easiest ways to earn more money is to ask for it, right? Easier said than done. Asking for a pay rise can feel uncomfortable, unnatural and just plain awkward. However, it doesn’t need to be. Keep reading for some easy hints and tips to successfully ask for a pay

Career Advice Needs To Be Relevant To You

Career advice needs to be relevant to you.

Having spoken with many thousands of people about their careers over the last few decades, we at Optimum Consulting can say with confidence that your career choices and ambitions are always highly unique.  Think for a moment about your own mix of skills, experience, education and decision-making. Now consider things like your personal ambitions and

Adapting it is human nature

Adapting – it is just human nature!

7 insights into how Covid has influenced the employee life cycle: Adapting – it is just human nature! So, if 2020 has taught us anything it is that we must adapt to change in a VUCA environment. I am lucky enough to be part of an organisation where we deal with a wide variety of

A Sense of Humour is a Sense of Proportion

This is probably my favourite life mantra. It’s so simple yet so powerfully significant and applicable to one’s personal and importantly,  (now more than ever) professional life. The ability to choose a happier disposition, finding the humour in even the most trying of circumstances and the classic “Every cloud has a…. “ Well, you get