Generation Snowflake? Not What I See

Generation Snowflake? Not What I See!

‘Generation snowflake’ is to my mind a hugely offensive and widely inaccurate term that has been adopted to describe the latest generation of young people now active in the job market.   Now – I really do not like labels and to my mind this new generation of workers is as diverse as any that…

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Long Term Loyalty With Short Term Temporary Workers

Long Term Loyalty with Short-Term Temporary Staff

Between now and Christmas I expect the demand for temporary staff to increase significantly in the workplace.   Business demands, seasonal fluctuations and in some cases the arrival of swathes of University students looking for ways to earn extra cash adds fuel to the fire. In addition, many organisations do not want to make long term…

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Stamping Out Unpaid Internships

Stamping Out Unpaid Internships

In recent months internships have been under the spotlight like never before. A simple scheme designed to give young go-getters some vital work experience in the industry of their choosing and in return provide organisations with a boost to productivity and a chance to nurture future talent is being challenged and it needs to ensure its…

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Dealing With Glassdoor

Time To Wake-Up To The Reality of Glassdoor

It’s hard to believe, but it will be ten years this year since the ratings site Glassdoor was launched.   The website allowing anonymous users to go online and write anything they like about your organisation seemed to be a relatively recent phenomenon to me – but clearly not. I guess the reason I and many clients are…

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Perils of The Office Christmas Party

The Perils of The Office Christmas Party

The Office Christmas Party   ‘Tis the season to be jolly and for many this means joining the annual tradition known as; The Office Christmas Party.  Love it or hate it – there is an etiquette that one should always observe to successful navigates this minefield.  To begin with though, lets follow an example of…

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How Do You Stop New Employees Ghosting You?

How Do You Stop New Employees Ghosting You?

“…I was ghosted this morning…”   Admittedly, not the words I expected when I met with a friend for a beer and asked how he was doing.  He works for a recruitment agency and at that moment he was licking his wounds and in need of liquid therapy.  I may not have been expecting what…

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Hiring Top Talent For a Start-Up

Hiring Top Talent For a Start-Up

Hiring Top Talent For a Start-Up I’m not going to shock you by suggesting that finding, recruiting and retaining great talent is the bedrock from which awesome companies grow.  It is one of those statements along with “people are our greatest asset” that no one is going to question.   For a start-up, bringing in…

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Ten Reasons To Keep Recruiting in December

Ten Reasons to Keep Recruiting In December

December can be seen as a terrible month to conduct recruitment activities.  Everyone is winding down for the Christmas vacation, no one is job searching and employers are waiting for January before things become busy again. I have never been one to just follow the crowd, but as I see it December can be a…

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Recruitment After a Public Health Scare

Recruitment After a Public Health Scare

Financially and economically, many of us will feel the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.  Business leaders will be wanting progress and yet an air of ambiguity will surround plans for the future.  Many UK organisations are probably hoping for a period of normality without flooding, Brexit or pandemics.   I doubt the future will be…

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How To Select Your Recruitment Agency

How to Select Your Recruitment Agency

There are nearly 40,000 recruitment agencies in the UK.  They all offer a range of services and specialisms.  They all have some subtle personality and aesthetic differences.  But – they all aim to find an employer the very best candidates they possibly can for a given job vacancy.   So, there are a lot of…

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How to Recruit Remote Workers

How to Recruit Remote Workers

Remote recruitment and onboarding are not new concepts.  Large organisations have been building remote, international teams to tackle distant territories for decades.  What is new is so many more organisations are now trying to embrace it following COVID-19.   If you’ve never led a remote recruitment drive before it can feel a daunting prospect.  To…

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Staff Appraisals For Remote Workers

How to Conduct Staff Appraisals With Remote Workers

I’m not going to sugar-coat this.   In normal times, staff appraisals or performance reviews are seen by many of us as being horrendous!  So, the idea of staff appraisals with remote workers leaves me fearing the worst for all involved.   I’m sure I’m not alone in saying I have sometimes bounced into my own…

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Covid Vaccinations and The Workplace

Covid Vaccinations and The Workplace

Covid vaccinations and the workplace has become a hot topic.  Headlines such as “No Jab, No Job” have been thrown around, but can this be done and is it really enforceable?   For many of us, a covid vaccination is potentially the highlight for 2021.  But, a seemingly small population are resistant to the idea…

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Hire Staff Quickly

How to Hire Staff Quickly!

Sometimes you have to hire staff quickly.  Really quickly!  Maybe someone suddenly leaves your organisation without warning, maybe you have won new business or maybe your sales and marketing has suddenly created a glut of orders.  Regardless of reason there are moments where you are pulling the emergency cord and saying you have to hire…

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