Employee Retention

5 Essential Employee Retention Strategies

Keep Your Employees Happy, Motivated, and Part of Your Team

One of the most difficult issues for any company is retaining your best staff. High-quality employees are like gold dust, and at any minute they could hand in their resignation and leave for a better salary, a new challenge, or any other number of reasons. It’s a potential nightmare. Continue reading…

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How to Answer: What’s Your Biggest Weakness? What Hiring Managers Really Want to Hear

For almost all candidates, the most hated question in an interview is “what’s your biggest weakness?” But there’s a good reason why hiring managers still employ this age-old question— however much it might make candidates roll their eyes or run for the hills. Continue reading…

Xmas

How to keep your office productive during the Christmas Period

Christmas is coming! With tinsel, trees and turkey on the horizon, offices all over the UK will be buzzing with excitement. To make sure there’s no negative impact on your business, you’ll need to consider how you manage your staff in terms of absence and drops in productivity. This guide presents brief and straightforward details on managing things fairly and sensibly. Continue reading…

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The best ways to answer “Tell me about yourself” in an interview

The most common question is also one of the most difficult to answer. What do employers actually want to hear?

Despite it being included in almost every interview, few candidates really know how to answer the “tell me about yourself” question. As it is more often than not the first question asked, it is vital that you make a positive first impression. After all, first impressions count. Set the tone for the interview with an amazing answer, and you’ll be one step closer to filling the vacancy. Continue reading…

social media

Is Social Media Affecting Your Career?

The number of employers using social media to screen candidates has increased by over 500% in the last decade. It’s become common practice to research potential candidates on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter, and seeing as 69% of employers have rejected candidates based on what they’ve found on these sites it’s worth spending time ensuring your online reputation isn’t affecting your professional life. Continue reading…

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Best Behaviour for Interviews

Behavioural interviewing is not a new concept. The technique has been around for over 30 years and is an effective way to gauge candidates’ reactions to certain situations, such as moments of high stress or collaborative work. Continue reading…

Digital Meetings

The Virtual Insanity of Digital Meetings

Ever had to travel miles for a meeting only to discover you weren’t even needed? Or perhaps everything was rescheduled at the last minute? Or important participants couldn’t make it? Continue reading…

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…

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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…

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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…