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26/06/2017
Just over 80% of us have experienced career drift in our professional lives according to a survey undertaken by Course Library. It would seem therefore that drifting is almost an inevitable part of the career progression and worth preparing for. Half of the 1,200 respondents felt that leaving their current role when faced with a…
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02/05/2017
The words ‘Culture Fit’ are bandied about a lot in recruitment. Organisations when hiring, look for people who might share their overall vision, mission, and values and that is understandable and not surprising. They have found a formula that seems to work and they want to continue the success by employing people who fit neatly…
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03/03/2017
A great deal has been written about the candidate experience and how important it is to make the experience a positive one. Since the arrival of the internet and social media, it is all too easy to vent frustrations of a bad experience be it shopping or job hunting. At the end of last year,…
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04/01/2017
We’re at that time of year when we start to see a plethora of articles predicting the next big thing and how the New Year is going to change the way we work. Often they make grim reading, as anything new is seen initially as a threat until proven otherwise. But it doesn’t have to…
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17/11/2016
“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson. A friend of mine told me the other day that after twenty years as a teacher she was ready for a career change but didn’t think she had any transferable skills. After…
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19/10/2016
Following on from last week’s World Mental Health Day, it seems like a good time to take stock of how we manage mental healthcare in the workplace here in the UK. World Mental Health Day, an ambitious project run by the World Health Organisation, is held on 10th October every year, with the overall objective…
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19/09/2016
Look back over the last years and you’ll see there’s been a seismic shift in the recruitment landscape. The battle to reach enough of the right candidates is largely over. Whereas the battle to convert candidates into hires has only just begun. Employer branding has a huge role to play in this, with social media…
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20/07/2016
It is no surprise in this rapidly changing world that the behaviour of the workforce will change along with it. You had a job for life thirty years ago, now it can be as little as eight months. But has it gone too far the other way? Is it possible to make a mark with…
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20/06/2016
When you realise you’re too busy to find the time to write a blog about the curse of busyness, it is perhaps time to realise that Tim Kreider’s wise words ‘Life is too short to be busy’ are more true than we care to admit. He wrote an article for the New York Times a…
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31/05/2016
There has been a lot of press coverage over the summer about robots and more generally Artificial Intelligence (AI) taking over the world of work. BBC news has recently run a special feature on it which included an interactive test to check if your job is at risk (Will a robot take your job?). What…
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