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Is your online life standing in the way of your career?

By on Oct 25, 2018 in candidate advice | 0 comments

Is your online life standing in the way of your career?

As if finding your dream job wasn’t challenging enough, now there’s another element to throw into the mix. Your social media footprint. And whilst we all understand that we shouldn’t post things that might come back to bite us, it can sometimes happen without you realising it. Maybe a friend has tagged you in a photo where you were, ahem, ‘partying’. Or you opened...

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How to Turn an Unhappy Customer into your Biggest Advocate

By on Sep 22, 2018 in employer tips | 0 comments

How to Turn an Unhappy Customer into your Biggest Advocate

Every company has to deal with complaints. No matter how well trained your employees, how empowered they are to solve issues, someone, somewhere will be unhappy about something. Now you can shrug your shoulders and take a ‘that’s life’ approach, or you can take proactive steps to turn the situation around. Take proactive steps There are two reasons why we recommend...

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Manners Maketh Man-ager

By on Sep 10, 2018 in employer tips | 0 comments

Manners Maketh Man-ager

The Business Dictionary defines a manager as ‘an individual who is in charge of a certain group of tasks or a certain subset of a company.’   Sounds simple, huh?   In the quote Manners Maketh Man, ‘manners’ mean your mannerisms and behavioural characteristics, the traits that make you who you are.   And this is equally true of a manager; an excellent one...

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The Importance of Health and Wellbeing at Work

By on Aug 20, 2018 in employer tips | 0 comments

The Importance of Health and Wellbeing at Work

When organisations put a focus on employee wellbeing, there is a positive effect both on the individuals who work there and the overall organisation. The benefits of promoting wellbeing have been proven again and again. From a reduction in stress levels to fostering a positive work environment, it creates a base from which everyone can thrive and benefit. Indeed, it...

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The Hips Don’t Lie – The Role of Body Language in Communication

By on Aug 1, 2018 in candidate advice, employer tips | 0 comments

The Hips Don’t Lie – The Role of Body Language in Communication

You may have heard some statistics quoted regarding body language. It’s commonly cited that 55% of communication is gleaned from body language, 38% is down to the way things are said, and just 7% is the actual words spoken. These figures came from a study carried out by eminent psychologist Albert Mehrabian who has famously studied the importance of both verbal and...

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