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Information worth finding out before your interview

What is the exact nature of the Company’s business? Check out their website in advance. How many staff work there, what is the average age of staff, what is the Company culture etc? Has the Company been in the press lately, are there any controversial   announcements or decisions? Google to find out. To find out all of this information try the company web-site which will usually… Information worth finding out before your interview

How are you?

It’s a question that before March this year, most of us wouldn’t have thought twice in giving our answer to. ‘I’m fine thanks, you?’ Pretty standard answer that no one had to think about and it covered most of the things going on in our lives. Today though, I sit here typing this wondering if we’ll all be too scared to ask that simple question again in such a trivial way. If we do ask… How are you?

The journey from Lockdown to Liberty

Just prior to full lockdown, we were all practicing social/ physical distancing, shaking hands had ceased to be the formal greeting and trying to find hand wash and hand sanitiser was like…well like trying to find hand sanitiser in a pandemic.  Coming out of one I suspect will be similar but this time with more pasta and loo roll available… Getting back to some version of normal will… The journey from Lockdown to Liberty

What is the role of HR within a business and why should you outsource it?

Human Resource (HR), also known as people management, is an essential function within any business. It may be a cliché that people are an organisation’s greatest asset, but it is very true. No organisation exists without people (even if it is just one person) and it is their efforts which achieve its goals and objectives. HR is at the very heart of a business and has a role in every… What is the role of HR within a business and why should you outsource it?

Communication skills – Bring back “The ‘Phone”

I was recently meeting a young school leaver to help give advice.   They had worked for a short time in an office administration role but had not succeeded as they did not like using the telephone to actually ‘speak’ with people as “everyone our age just uses social media, no one uses the phone to speak”. Actually this is a common observation by employers, not… Communication skills – Bring back “The ‘Phone”

Why is an employee handbook so important?

An employee handbook is a document that contains a company's policies and procedures that are expected to be followed in the workplace. It is a valuable resource and reference point for all members of staff and management. It is usually delivered to an employee on or ahead of their first day of employment and complements the employment contract and terms and conditions. Employee… Why is an employee handbook so important?

“If you really want to do something you’ll find a way. If you don’t, you’ll find an excuse.” – Jim Rohn

I received an email from someone asking about their chances of having a complete change in career direction. I think like many people, they have had the time (really had the time!) during lockdown to look at the job they are doing and realised it is not really what they want, or it may be they are faced head on with the loss of their job or the prospect that redundancy might just be around the… “If you really want to do something you’ll find a way. If you don’t, you’ll find an excuse.” – Jim Rohn

How to handle handing in your notice

So you have done some of the hard work by compiling your CV and covering letter correctly, being invited to interview and successfully being offered your ‘dream job’. But, there is still work to do, namely handing in your notice. This can be a daunting process for some people, do you do it verbally or in writing? Either way, what are you meant to say? You need to prepare for this… How to handle handing in your notice

Determination, communication and a sense of humour – surviving recruitment during lockdown

Determination, communication and a sense of humour – surviving recruitment during lockdown With the exception of a few industries which have always been conducive to remote working, I can’t think of many companies worldwide who have not had to make dramatic changes to continue their business functions where possible; and those folks who have always been working from home were suddenly faced… Determination, communication and a sense of humour – surviving recruitment during lockdown

Disrupting the Norm by Stepping out of your Comfort Zone

Last August I was introduced via a friend to a new business contact. At the time I thought I was going to bag myself a free ticket to an HR event in Jersey… little did I know where that introduction was going to end! I never actually made it to the event in Jersey, however, a month or so later, I found myself invited to be part of the Guernsey version of that same event. I initially thought I… Disrupting the Norm by Stepping out of your Comfort Zone

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