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The importance of being accountable

By on Sep 27, 2019 in candidate advice, employer tips | 0 comments

The importance of being accountable

Accountability is important in all areas of life. Put simply, it’s about being responsible for, and being able to justify your actions. In the workplace, accountability fuels success  It demands clear messages from the very top. The unambiguous communication of the company’s mission, values and objectives – and then setting a collective expectation about...

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The impact of high performers and how to attract them

By on Sep 16, 2019 in employer tips | 0 comments

The impact of high performers and how to attract them

Two facts about high performing workers: They do the best workThey do the most work In fact, your high performers can be up to eight times more productive* than their less impressive co-workers.  So, why do so many companies do such a terrible job of attracting high performers? In a global survey of CEOs in 2016, ‘failure to attract and retain top talent’ was cited...

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Using gamification in recruitment

By on Jun 28, 2019 in employer tips | 0 comments

Using gamification in recruitment

There’s a new buzzword being uttered across all types of industry – ‘gamification’. Well, I say new. It was actually coined by Nick Pelling, a British computer programmer and writer nearly two decades ago. But it’s recently started being held up as a useful business tool, even though not everyone is clear what it means! A few years ago, research company,...

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Finding the leaders of tomorrow

By on May 13, 2019 in employer tips | 0 comments

Finding the leaders of tomorrow

As corporate culture and business structures seem to change ever faster, there’s one thing you need to ensure your company achieves exceptional and sustainable results – and that’s great leadership. A recent parliamentary report states ‘good management and leadership within SMEs can increase productivity, turnover and employment.’ The report cites an example of a...

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The final step in making your perfect hire

By on Apr 17, 2019 in employer tips | 0 comments

The final step in making your perfect hire

Of course, we all ensure that we check references before making a final decision on hiring – don’t we? Even when you find an applicant with the perfect CV, who interviews brilliantly, don’t be tempted to skip this vital follow-up step. Because when job hunting, it’s natural for candidates to want to make themselves look as good as possible and to appear suitable for...

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The power of personality

By on Apr 5, 2019 in employer tips | 0 comments

The power of personality

In the workplace, you hear people talk about ‘the staff’ or ‘the employees’ as if they were a homogenous group of people. But the ‘employees’ are made up of individuals who are, well, individual. That means teams comprise a group of incongruent people, all with their own personalities.  And that’s a good thing. The strength of the whole team ends up being...

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