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So where do you see yourself in five years? Why recruiters ask clichéd questions

By on Dec 1, 2017 in candidate advice | 0 comments

So where do you see yourself in five years? Why recruiters ask clichéd questions

There is a moment in every interview situation that all interviewees dread, and it’s what feels like the inevitable cliché question. However, while they may seem to be standard rollout questions, they serve a very important purpose. One of the things about clichés is they sometimes have a basis in a particular need and in the case of the interview questions they...

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Why having a diverse workforce policy could pay dividends for your team

By on Nov 27, 2017 in employer tips | 0 comments

Why having a diverse workforce policy could pay dividends for your team

Let’s start by clarifying something. Diversity is not the same thing as equality. Equal opportunities are enshrined in law, and the Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC) have very clear guidelines that all employers should follow. As the name suggests, and to paraphrase a very complicated subject, the equal opportunities law is there to enforce equal treatment for...

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Giving prospective talent the right impression – Why your screening and checks matter

By on Nov 16, 2017 in employer tips | 0 comments

Giving prospective talent the right impression – Why your screening and checks matter

There is a point in the employment process where you need to do the nitty gritty of applicant processing. As an applicant you know that this will happen, and as a potential employer it is vital that you do what is needed in terms of background checks and applicant information. However, there are two ways of looking at the way applicants are screened and checked. One...

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Actively promoting the upside – Why a positive workplace culture is vital

By on Nov 7, 2017 in candidate advice, employer tips | 0 comments

Actively promoting the upside – Why a positive workplace culture is vital

Anyone who has ever worked in an environment where the attitude towards work is sliding into the toxic will tell you how unpleasant it is. By contrast, if you have experienced the opposite you will know just how productive it can be. Toxic workplaces don’t happen overnight. They are a slow burn process where the little niggles and moans that we all have start to...

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Never forgotten on the internet – How to avoid social media hurting your career opportunities

By on Oct 18, 2017 in candidate advice | 0 comments

Never forgotten on the internet – How to avoid social media hurting your career opportunities

It is a matter of weeks since Facebook announced they had passed the 2 billion user milestone. Let’s stop and consider how many that is for a moment. Written as a number that is 2,000,000,000 people. The whole population of the world is roughly 7.5 billion, so it means more than 1 in 4 use Facebook worldwide. Just because you are probably curious now, the nearest...

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