12 tips for Christmas and beyond Whist short and sweet, we hope that this will come in useful. Starting in early 2018, we will produce a series of articles covering news, views and advice including expanding on the subjects below. Be yourself Simple but true. It is a common claim that you have to “sell”… [Read More]
When recruitment goes wrong
When recruitment goes “wrong” In the days and weeks following England’s unceremonious exit from the Rugby Union World Cup, we discovered that many things were the fault of Sam Burgess. Journalists and Pundits have found it easy to point the finger, whilst many parody themes have materialised along the lines of “first world problems”. My… [Read More]
Decisions – Choosing the right person
For a company, this is the biggest decision of all and one that can have a significant impact on how you operate. Get it right and reap the rewards. Get it wrong and you will face some serious questions. However, if you have prepared correctly and done the necessary groundwork which has been covered in… [Read More]
Decisions – How to choose a new employer
Large or small? Or medium? New or old? Traditional or innovative? Erm…….? You have decided to move on….but where do you go? You know what you can offer and what you want to do….but where can you do it? In certain areas and in certain sectors, the choice may be limited. It is not uncommon… [Read More]
Decisions – How to find the right person?
So now you know what to recruit, but how will you find the right person? This is generally a balancing act consisting of time, effort and cost. For many organisations, there is the desire to minimise costs, but if time and effort are not used wisely, the opportunity cost is far greater than the actual… [Read More]
Decisions – what do you want to recruit for?
You do need to bring in another person – tick You have the required sign off and budget to recruit – tick But what do you actually want to recruit somebody to do? A common issue that we see is that people feel stepped over when a role becomes available internally and they are not… [Read More]
Decisions – do you need to recruit?
You are sitting ask your desk looking at the resignation letter that has just been handed to you (I personally feel that a letter is more professional and courteous than an email, but then again I am a traditionalist!) So, what now? As a person with responsibility for managing a business function or maybe the… [Read More]
Decisions – so you think you want a change
“That’s it! I’m leaving” Whilst many of us at one time or another have wanted to say those words whilst at work, the reality is that we are more responsible than that! Bills need to be paid and money doesn’t grow on trees. However, there are times when you feel it is time to move… [Read More]
Decisions….what to do?
Following a summer break, the real world has kicked back into action with a bang. We have seen a number of interesting occurrences, both home and abroad, some good and too many bad. On the domestic front, we have seen a fascinating event in Scotland where almost four million people were asked a question that… [Read More]
How to stand out from the crowd – Part 3
When a company decides that they want to bring in a new member of staff, a well organised and professional approach is vital to attract the right candidates. The need to recruit can be driven by a number of factors; replacement, expansion, or a need for specialist skills are just a few examples. But do… [Read More]