Voice

Finding your voice at work

Some of us aren’t built to make speeches, strike up conversations with strangers or generally draw attention to ourselves, but that doesn’t mean you can’t speak up when you need to at work. Continue reading…

client guide

Be mindful of moving the goalposts

Having collective or set goals in a workplace is a constructive way to drive employees, identify progress and generally boost business. After all, many people work their best when there is an impending deadline or an objective to be reached, but if company culture is too focussed on metrics and not emphatic enough on quality output, it can ultimately have a toxic effect on the team and will prove to be a real detriment to business. Continue reading…

boss

Getting in sync with your boss

When we’re children we think our parents are superheroes; they’re brave, know absolutely everything about everything and are completely in control. However, the older we get the more it becomes apparent that our parents are actually just plain old, regular human beings. They make mistakes, get scared and are wrong about a lot of stuff. Some of us find this realisation comforting, others are disappointed by it, but ultimately nothing can detract from the fact that mum and dad are just mortal earthlings. Continue reading…

actions

Actions speak louder than words

Body language is just as important as saying the right things during an interview. What if, instead of walking confidently into the room, you sneaked in like a burglar? Or squared up to the hiring manager instead of shaking their hand? Or cowered in the corner while discussing your personal strengths? Continue reading…

Interview

5 phrases not to say in an interview

The purpose of an interview is to put a face to a CV – you’ll be asked to elaborate on your listed skills and experiences of course, but it’s predominately an opportunity for your prospective employers to get to know you and for you to get to know them. Continue reading…

bank holidays

Your quick guide to: Bank Holidays

Statutory rights

As an employer, offering time off for a bank holiday is not compulsory. Evidently, in some businesses or industries, not offering time off for a bank holiday would be unfair and problematic. But any right to time off, including bank holidays, needs to clarified in a contract of employment. Continue reading…