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future of work

The Future of Work – continuing trends for 2024

Rehumanisation According to a study by Bain, 58% of people surveyed said the pandemic had made them question both their commitment to their employer and their desire for more work/life balance. With that balance being towards life, not work. There is a sense of wanting to belong, have a sense of common purpose and community,

recruitment 101

Recruitment 101: Important Things That Recruiters Need To Know

As we move at pace into the different generations of technology and dive into the world of AI, there are recruitment basics that a recruiter should always follow and abide by. Relationships with our candidates are not direct these days, but indirectly done electronically and sometimes candidates are even submitted to the clients without their

Hiring recently migrated talent

Transferable Skills – Hiring recently migrated talent!

How many times have I heard that organisations want to hire new employees who must have local experience. Well, sadly too many! Personally, I think that it is absolutely OK to consider and hire newly migrated talent, depending on the requirements of the role. While there are roles that sometimes absolutely need to have local

The Importance of Planning for both Recruiters and Job Seekers

The Importance of Planning for both Recruiters and Job Seekers

If you look back at your success in life, it rarely happens by chance, but rather as the result of intentional actions and good planning. Maybe mum was right when she used to tell me failing to plan is planning to fail before each of my exam blocks at school. Let’s explore why planning is

navigating redundancy

Navigating A Redundancy

I caught up with a client last week who with much sadness informed that he had just been made redundant. He is a talented senior executive who spent 17 years with this organisation and it was a shock and unexpected. As the economy changes unfortunately redundancies are becoming more real.Being made redundant can be a

Navigating Redundancy During the Holiday Season

Christmas is knocking on our door – you arrive at work this morning and “BAM” you have been made redundant! It is not a nice feeling, and it can be a challenging situation, upsetting and it normally is a total shock. So, the big question is – where to from here? In this current world

mental health

Mental Wealth: The Key to Successful Recruitment

In today’s fast paced and competitive world, organisations are increasingly realising the importance of mental health in the workplace.  As the focus on employee wellbeing grows, it becomes crucial to prioritise mental wealth during the recruitment process. In this blog, we will explore the significance of mental wealth in recruitment and how it can contribute

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How to avoid redundancy

The corporate world can be a competitive place, but it’s also full of opportunities for those who know how to play the game. As most people are aware, redundancy has become a growing worry for businesses as they face a broad range of challenges including economic uncertainty, technological advancement, and globalization. As we enter the

contract work

Contract Work: The Benefits You Don’t Want to Miss Out On

The path of landing a full-time job with a single employer and staying with them for decades has changed. In today’s job market, contract work is increasing, and it is an opportunity people should consider with an open mind. In this blog, we’ll explore why rejecting contract work could be a mistake and why you