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A day in the life- working from home: Vicki

So many of us have had to adapt our working lives over the past few weeks and some of us are in a fortunate position where we can continue to work. Only now, we are based in our own homes. Working from home is not new to me.  Before joining leapfrog I worked remotely, sometimes in my clients offices but a large proportion of the time was from home, so I guess you could say I am a seasoned… A day in the life- working from home: Vicki

Routine, smoothies and soup

I consider myself one of the lucky ones. I have a job where I can work from home. There are many others with no job, no work and no pay and I am fully conscious of that as I write this. My brain needs routine. Don’t get me wrong, I can do random, I can do spontaneity but I do need structure, unless that one rainy day comes along and I can lie in until bed time… I found myself in week one… Routine, smoothies and soup

Careful focus and small joys

Social Distancing and Working From Home. In theory, neither or these topics filled me with fear or trepidation when they first surfaced. To be perfectly honest; I was kind of looking forward to the mandated home time. While I’m comfortable being a people person, I’m far more comfortable being a book or music person, with limited social obligation. And then came lockdown. Ultimately, it’s… Careful focus and small joys

Got a moment? Quick question - When is the last time you updated your CV?

When you applied for your current job? How long ago was that? 2 years? 5 years? In my case 19 years! As I was writing this I thought I would do as I preach – seems I have taken on a lot more than what was on my initial job spec and added a few more strings and achievements to my bow than I realised! Updating your cv does not have to mean you are looking for a new job, it can mean you are ready…

A day in the life- working from home: Laura

Covid19 means different things to all of us. For me, at the moment it means juggling my home life and my work life at the same time, which isn’t wholly new for me but what is new, is that it’s all from the same venue. Having an active 6 year old who needs to home-schooled at the same time as working full time isn’t something I would have ever thought I would be doing on a daily basis. (Huge… A day in the life- working from home: Laura

A day in the life- working from home

We have all been discussing our working from home routines in our daily work catch up and how we all differ to keep productive.  Well, here's mine: Well, life doesn’t half throw us some curve balls does it? This month I had a holiday planned and later in the month it is my birthday, but sometimes you have to stop and take a minute to be grateful for the small things in life. Thankful that… A day in the life- working from home

Tips on preparing for online interviews and meetings!

With more interviews and meetings than ever currently taking place remotely via Skype, Zoom, GoToMeeting and more, how should you prepare?  For any video interviews/meetings, you need to prepare exactly the same way you would for a face to face interview/meeting, after all, everyone can still see you…  It might be tempting to stay in your adult onesie and comfy slippers all day, but… Tips on preparing for online interviews and meetings!

A good time to connect!

If pondering what to do with all your days in lockdown – how about turning that time into a positive and upskilling? There are plenty of free, online courses (digital marketing anyone?) which not only look great on your CV (shows initiative and a proactive mind-set), but also help you get absorbed in a subject you actually like. This would be a benefit to your mental health (keeping… A good time to connect!

Leapfrog update 24.03.2020

In what is an ever changing situation, globally and locally Leapfrog Recruitment Consultants Guernsey are working hard to assist candidates and clients alike, both of whom are still very much in need of each other. Having followed all guidelines in terms of required hygiene levels and social distancing and have now gone a step further, ensuring staff and potential visitors to the office are safe… Leapfrog update 24.03.2020

How outsourcing can help you grow your business:

Our HR and Payroll Services Manager, Vicki Eppelein has looked at how outsourcing allows businesses to focus more on business growth and how, in the long-term, many can even save money. Business growth presents its own challenges, albeit welcome ones. One challenge is staying focused on maximising business growth, while still maintaining existing business activities such as HR, tax returns… How outsourcing can help you grow your business:

#GuernseyTogether

You’ll have heard it a million times already “this is like nothing we have ever seen before”. This is of course true and the impact on people’s lives from a health and economic point of view for the most part, are still to be understood.  As a local business owner and someone who has concerns over Health, both over here and in the UK where my family are, I am very positive that the… #GuernseyTogether

What are we doing to help?

Temporary Business Assistance from Leapfrog We are in the business of continuing to make sure (as we have done for the past 20 years), that we are putting the right candidates in front of our clients. Business as usual means just that for Leapfrog, but as a small, local business we fully understand that in trying times it’s important that we pull together in order to help each other. These are… What are we doing to help?

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