It seems like five minutes ago I was writing about our 45-year anniversary. In fact, five years have passed since then. So we now approach another milestone, a full half-century – not bad for a recruitment agency!
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Every manager and co-worker will have experienced the unpleasant task of having to give negative feedback at some point. We can dress it up all we like or rationalise it until sundown but, in the end, having to tell someone something they do not want to hear is never going to be a favourite task on anyone’s list. However, while accepting that it’s not the nicest of things to do, there are a few techniques you can employ to reduce the impact of negative feedback. Here are five underlying principles to apply that should help make the process less unpleasant for everyone. [Read more…] about To build takes time, to knock down takes a moment – How to manage negative feedback
Human beings are complex and unique. Our personality is built on years of social conditioning, family influence, the ideas and notions of our peers, and of course, things we see and read in the media as well as thousands of other influences. [Read more…] about Is unconscious bias affecting your recruitment process?
Let’s start with the last part of the title of this article first. In a business environment, it is reasonable to expect actions to produce clear, favourable, results. A sales drive produces more sales, a marketing campaign raises awareness, and so on. [Read more…] about Employee engagement, what is it and what are the benefits?
There are few things more demoralising for a dedicated manager than receiving the formal resignation notice of a good employee. Apart from the questions it will inevitably raise about whether you could have done more to help keep them, it signals an immediate period of disruption. [Read more…] about Staying the course – How to boost your employee retention rates
Everyone is talking about the gig economy, and everyone, it seems, has an opinion. For some, it is a curse that has caused an upheaval in a perfectly fine system of employment, for others it is a breath of fresh air bringing alternative employment options to millions of skilled workers and flexibility to employers. [Read more…] about Job by job – How the gig economy affects your workforce
The subject of flexible working has probably been the core discussion of meetings in practically every business in the UK at some point in recent years. A more flexible approach to how your team sees the working week has a lot to offer, and while, of course, there are potential issues you should not let this deter you from considering it. [Read more…] about Flexible working – Possibly a major benefit to your business
We all work hard! It is a fact of life, because, unless you are financially independent, then you need to work to pay the bills and live a reasonable lifestyle. Also, most people are at least relatively happy with their jobs. Yet, if you ask someone what they want out of life, they are very unlikely to mention work at all. [Read more…] about Productivity and loyalty – The importance of work-life balance
This could probably be the shortest blog ever posted because the answer to the question is ‘yes’. The recruitment industry will be affected by the continuing development of artificial intelligence (AI) because it is set to influence just about every sector of the working world.