Thumbs up or down? 

Depending on personality, some people are overtly eager to tell everyone about their experiences good and bad in detail, some on the other hand are more conservative and keep themselves to themselves, bordering on secretive unless asked. Similarly, some business cultures actively promote people to voice opinions and speak openly, encouraging feedback and advocacy.  Others would rather not hear what their employees are thinking or feeling and bury their heads in

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Culture Club

How important is the culture fit when you are considering a new role?  As a recruiter, I have had the opportunity to meet with many people over the years at varying levels of their career path and have discussed their reasons for being attracted to and for leaving companies. As a result, it is clear the importance of culture fit moves higher up our wish list as we mature

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Make your best offer

I’m most likely showing my age here but as a child, I was brought up not to ask about money, it was a bit of a taboo subject, one which seems so old fashioned now as my children are very in tune with the value of money. They are interested in how much we charge

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Keep your friends close…

Employees are so much more than just the people that work for your business, if they are with you for the long term, they will be your most important success factor and should be treated as such. Retaining your employees will impact on your employer brand, business productivity, and growth.     Businesses who encourage people to come forward with ideas and solutions to achieve that common vision improve their employer

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Office Location: Attraction & Recruitment

What office location related factors are important to candidates when they consider a move? Accessibility to public transport /Provision of shuttle buses Convenient location to shops / restaurants etc Secure and free parking Technology & equipment Natural Light Space Ability to hot desk / work remotely  Carbon footprint / electric car points Lots to think

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Location : Development & Retention

Don’t underestimate the impact the office location and working environment has on our ability to be the best we can be and improve our sense of loyalty.  The grass is often greener exactly where you are,  another business could be tempting you to join them for a pay rise, when push comes to shove you

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Benefits: Attraction Recruitment & Onboarding

It is important to know what benefits your competitors are offering, these businesses may not necessarily be in the same market as you they could be a competitor from a location perspective. If your benefits package is lacking compared to your competitors and cannot be improved, it would be wise to ensure your basic salaries are compelling, although as outlined previously in our blog relating to benefits from a retention, development & exit perspective, benefits link to engagement, well-being and culture which cannot be achieved by base

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Benefits: Development, Retention & Exit

Study / CPD support is critical for the forward-thinking business but it is important to highlight the benefits related to personal development not necessarily directly linked to a specific job-related qualification. The person struggling with public speaking could benefit from a drama course, yoga classes could help the anxious / stressed person to relax and

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