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how to increase your productivity at work

How To Increase Your Productivity At Work

Don’t you love those days when you wake up feeling rested and refreshed, powering through your day at work, look up at the clock at it’s already the afternoon? Love that feeling when you leave work that you have achieved so much and feel like you really kicked goals today? But then others when you

Career Defining Moments – Part 1 “Stepping Up”

“She’s really stepped up over the past few months”  Few statements elicit more pride, fulfilment or contentment in a leader, than hearing feedback about one of your employees like this.  I’ve heard this comment and others like it about one of our team members several times recently and each time it has put a smile

How to communicate better with Co-workers and employees

Be better at work – How to communicate better with Co-workers and employees

We all know communication is critical to success in life, but also in business. Most of the work we do requires collaborating and coordinating with others, and one’s ability to communicate effectively with peers, subordinates, clients and customers is tremendously important. If done well, you could say it is the ultimate superpower. How confident are

Am I having an existential crisis or do I just need a new job?

Uncertain about your future? Have no idea what you’re doing? Feel like you’re just faking it till you make it? Whether it be a quarter life crisis; being stuck in a rut with your job or have a never-ending feeling of COVID induced anxiety, fear not! Everyone feels this, so you’re right on trend. Being

Success at work may well depend on how well you “Know Thyself”

For thousands of years, wise philosophers have suggested to us mere mortals that one of life’s secrets is to ‘know thyself’.  The message is straightforward, by getting to know ourselves properly it becomes possible to adapt to our immediate environment, deal with challenges effectively and control our emotional responses.  I like to think of it

Is your recruitment process quick enough to secure the best candidate?

The market this year has really taken off with a bang and there is a lot of confidence in the economy at present. We are seeing good candidates being snapped up very quickly and we are even starting to see candidate shortages in some areas. It has certainly been an education piece for those clients

how to create a winning linkedin profile

How to Create a Winning LinkedIn Profile

Spend some time this year to create a winning LinkedIn profile that can help build on your personal and professional relationships and enhance your personal brand. See these easy-to-follow tips to get started. People in business typically spend plenty of time and resources in building a company brand and reputation, whether it be for their

its june 2021 already

So, it’s June 2021 (already). Are you happy with your last six months?

Einstein famously quoted “Time flies when you’re having fun” but is it also when you’re busy? I think most people you speak with will shake their head in disbelief (and hopefully a little gratitude) remembering June 2020. It was undeniably bleak, and many felt disenfranchised by this Covid-19 chestnut we were handed. We have certainly

Thanks kids, I got the job!

Thanks kids, I got the job!

In life’s long work-life journey, there are times when we are brought to our knees. At the best of times, finding the ‘next thing’ is challenging. Will I be good enough? Do I have enough experience? The right mix of skills? Fit to their needs and mine? And, dare I say it, fit for the