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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

How Self-Care Can Make You More Productive in the Workplace

Making time for yourself and establishing a good routine of looking after yourself can be key in helping you to be more productive in the workplace. You know the old saying ‘There are only so many hours in the day’. This is so true, so why not make the most of your time and achieve

people of influence and positive purpose

People of Influence and Positive Purpose

We all have people in our life who we can rely on.  I call them “PIPP’s” or People of Influence and Positive Purpose.  They are the people we turn to in times of uncertainty.  They are also the people who have our best interests in mind when dispensing counsel, sharing opinions or asking challenging questions.

The Employee and Job Seekers’ Golden Guide for Successful Salary Negotiation

The Employee and Job Seekers’ Golden Guide for Successful Salary Negotiation

Whether climbing the corporate ladder, churning out skills of a trade, or seeking your perfect place of employment; to get your net worth, it is important to be familiar with the golden rules of salary negotiation. And because it’s not everyone’s forte, we have compiled our expert tips to help get you well prepared for

Strategies to Build Resilience to Manage Stress and Improve Mental Health

Resilience – What is it really? Resilience is determined by a person’s capacity to deal with stressful times and grow as a result. With leaner teams, increased work demands, working from home, social isolation, financial stressors, growing technology dependence, family responsibilities and the work-life balance struggle there is no surprise tactics to effectively manage stress,

It’s Time to Upskill

Change is inevitable; there is no way around it. COVID-19 has proven that our world can change in an instant. Businesses have been forced to adapt to new ways of working and had to learn the importance of training and educating staff so they are more dynamic and agile in the face of change. Although