Are you sitting comfortably? Then I shall begin

Writing about having the right work environment can seem quite simplistic in some ways. My chair is comfortable, my back is well supported and screen at the correct height and I have a view of the park or my garden. However, various factors will need to be considered during onboarding to ensure your newly appointed employees are in the right environment to feel both valued as well as comfortable.  

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Getting the balance right   

Do your employees feel challenged and engaged?   One of the key reasons people move on from a role or business is as a result of them feeling under challenged, treading water, and not being stretched to reach their full potential, boredom and repetition sets in and leads to them exploring new options.     For the majority of us, having a certain

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What’s in a name?

Job titles are important and can be very emotive, if the title of the role doesn’t accurately reflect the level the person is expected to deliver at it could prevent them from accepting the role and can lead to demotivation.  Would a Director consider moving to a role with a Head of title, would this be seen as a demotion even

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Are your shop windows sparkling clean? 

When getting your house ready for sale, aiming to achieve the optimum price by attracting the most suitable, prospective buyers, it is fair to say you will prepare accordingly.  You will want your agent to market your property in the best way possible and when viewings take place your intention is that they are over, not underwhelmed when they cross the threshold.  I would also expect the structure of

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Package Vs Job Title

How important is it that the package on offer aligns to the job title of your opportunity?   A job title plays a key part in attracting someone to consider your opportunity. So does the package that aligns to the title. There are certain expectations that come with a package linked to a ‘head of’ or director level title. To attract the best talent, you need to make your best offer and match

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Promoting an opportunity to your target audience 

How do you know if the opportunity you are presenting is an attractive proposition to be considered?   Definition of opportunity:   “A time or set of circumstances that makes it possible to do something” can be applied here, such as a company restructure due to growth, or the next round of funding being secure. How might this be interpreted as a reason to attract future talent?  As a passionate head hunter and business owner, I am confident that

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This is not what I signed up for

When a professional accepts a new position, one would expect them to be fully aware of ‘what they have signed up for’. It should be safe to assume that what has been ‘sold’ to them will become reality upon joining a new company.   You would hope that the role is what you had applied for, the culture is in line with what you have been briefed on and your first impressions match your expectations during

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Health & Wellbeing Benefits…

& their impact on candidates accepting your offers: With the onset of Covid in particular, people are having to adapt and deal with additional challenges with the change in their working environment. Employees will expect increased support from their employer whilst at the same time ensuring that their health and well-being is a key priority.

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