Money Talks

Finding out you have been paid less than your peers or new team members, despite loyalty over the years can be a real kick in the teeth and will undoubtedly trigger negative emotions.  We all know that life can be unfair but to find out your hard work and ability has been taken for granted just because you are loyal can be hard to get over.  Money

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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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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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Pick n Mix or One Size Fits All?

Many organisations offer flexible benefits schemes to their employees as part of their reward strategy and as a result, sometimes have the edge over those that offer a ‘one size fits all’ benefits package.  These businesses can be perceived as a little old fashioned, set in their ways, and more rigid in their attitude towards their employees.  This perception can reflect on the potential culture / outlook of the

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Where does onboarding begin?

It should begin from the moment a new employee accepts and returns their contract. Onboarding is the process of integrating a new employee into an organisation and familiarising them with your product or service. It is also known as ‘organisation socialisation’. It refers to the mechanism through which new employees acquire the necessary knowledge, skills

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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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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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Flexible Benefits

In a homogenised market, price is king: learn how to promote flexible benefits as a way to attract the best candidates without getting into a bidding war  Have you ever walked into a phone shop and tried to buy a new phone? Confusing isn’t it. So many options available and essentially they all offer you the same features – talking,

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