Moving the goal posts

You’ve gone through the entire search process, the market has been mapped, the long list whittled down to a shortlist, you and your colleagues have invested hours in interviewing the best people in the market for your role and you’ve identified the ideal person.  You present the offer. You present the contract.  The candidate turns

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Accolades

Which accolades does your business have? Which accolades is your business known for? Often businesses celebrate their achievements internally but not externally. Maybe this is because of humble leaders that don’t want to shout about something they deem ‘a step in the right direction’ but nothing more. Maybe this is because a constant striving for

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Sleeping Giants

 You work for one of the most successful businesses in its field.  The business is a specialist operator and this has seen it grow and grow and grow.  Now it’s time to diversify into other sectors and services to continue this growth.  It’s a forward thinking organisation and when hiring you are happy to consider candidates from different industries and sectors who can

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Better Opportunities? 

A key member of your team has just resigned stating ‘a better opportunity’ as their reasoning. You’re gutted, disappointed, frustrated, maybe even understanding.  But regardless of your feelings, it would have been better if they weren’t leaving. They brought a huge amount of value to the team and now another business is going to benefit from that

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Social Media – Like it, love it or hate it

Are people aware of your business?  Do they know the brand? Do they know what services/solutions/products you provide? Do they know your company values or have an insight into your culture, the things you’ve achieved and your plans for the future?  You may ask the questions; ‘why would they?’ or ‘why should they?’. The answers are closely linked. Your company’s

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The Future of Retail

The retail landscape has been evolving at an accelerating pace over recent years.  Consumers have increasingly favoured online shopping and the convenience that it brings. The resulting closures of stores caused by the lockdowns could well see a significant further acceleration of this change in consumer behaviours.  With the uncertainty around the appeal of brick

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Is the grass always greener? 

Why do people leave your business? Is it due to lack of opportunity, lack of flexibility, unachievable targets coupled with low bonus pay-outs? Maybe it’s a change in culture due to an acquisition, maybe it’s because the culture hasn’t changed when it was said that it would.  The list is very, very long… Of course, it’s not always negative

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The best things in life are free!

Benefits schemes are a big topic when it comes to attracting candidates to your business. They can also play a key role in retaining your talent. So, making them as appealing as possible is important. For many businesses, especially those in the SME or start-up category, the cost of benefits is a major factor in

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