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Laughter in the Workplace

A vital ingredient in the workplace is "laughter" This is FREE but so often overlooked, underused, even though it is at our disposal. It’s our own human resource that is plentiful.  Research has...

Dress for Success – “Always”

As a manager or owner of a business, you should be representing a professional and successful outward impression. One way to do this, is through your dress code.   While, in most industries, it...

The Modern Workplace – Is your office ready for the future?

When you think about a modern office, you probably have this picture in mind - VR goggles, touch screen computers, maybe even holograms - it's not incorrect to think that way, but a modern office is...

Why hire a Professional Recruiter?

Why hire a professional recruiter? Why indeed?   Perhaps answered simply with these questions - Why hire a qualified plumber to fix your toilet? Why book an appointment with a doctor when you're...

Laughter in the Workplace

A vital ingredient in the workplace is "laughter" This is FREE but so often overlooked, underused, even though it is at our disposal. It’s our own human resource that is plentiful.  Research has shown that we learn better when our brains are in a state of enjoyment....

Dress for Success – “Always”

As a manager or owner of a business, you should be representing a professional and successful outward impression. One way to do this, is through your dress code.   While, in most industries, it isn't necessary to be pulling out immaculate dresses or suits like in the...

Why hire a Professional Recruiter?

Why hire a professional recruiter? Why indeed?   Perhaps answered simply with these questions - Why hire a qualified plumber to fix your toilet? Why book an appointment with a doctor when you're ill? Why entrust your savings to an accredited financial advisor?   Why...

Snatch up the talent – dont delay

Your recruitment specialist has sent you the "perfect" match for your company! Much like that special that your favourite clothing store is running on their limited supply of trainers - if you don't GET IN EARLY, you may miss the chance and that person will be SNAPPED...

Why you should be employing Unicorns

Unicorns are extremely rare. In fact, many believe they don't exist. But, we know they do. We even have proof. No, really, we do. No, really, we do. What are we talking about? Unicorns? Yes, but not the single horn type. We're referring to Unicorn employees. A Unicorn...

Interview Preparation and CV creation

Are you feeling unconfident and intimidated with the processing of looking for a new job? Sending off applications in our current climate is not easy. However there is no need to feel like this.  If you have had professional advice and assistance with preparing for an...

How to be a Mentor to your Staff

When you run a business or have a leadership role within a company and your have interviewed the right staff, the next step is the important role of being able to be a mentor role to your staff.  In order for your staff to grow personally as well as help the business...

The Importance of a Professional CV

Your CV needs to be your sales pitch.  It often is the first piece of info a potential employer receives about you.  And, so if it isn’t professionally collated and presented, you can become just another file on a pile.  Your CV needs to tell your story in a...

Writing that Letter of Recommendation

Letters of recommendation can be tough to write. You want to give their performance and time with your company due diligence but to find the right words can often escape you. Follow these simple guidelines to an easy recommendation: Refer to their particular job...

How to manage Chronic Absenteeism

Chronically absent employees cost you money - that is the truth of it! And, your first port of call should be working out how to prevent chronic absenteeism. Keep accurate records Analyse those records regularly and look for patterns that are developing Ask the right...

The Candidate Experience

Every candidate that comes through your doors and moves out the other side, should have a good experience. Even if they don't make the cut, they should leave thinking, "Wow! I wish I worked there." It starts with that first contact, and even if that is via Skype or...

What is your Employer Brand Story?

In today's competitive world, companies need to consider that they also must appear attractive in order to bring in top talent. It is no longer sufficient that you just HAVE job openings. While those job offerings need to be attractive, more importantly, your employer...

Is your Company Attractive Enough for Top Talent?

Ask yourself these questions: Do you offer incentives? Do you look to growing your staff through education? Do you understand what your staff require in order to perform at their best? Do you consider remote access options for your staff? Do you allow your staff...

Consider non-monetary staff incentives

Rewarding your staff should be part of your employee wellness program, however just throwing money at them isn't always the right way. Money does help however if your staff are overworked, they won't have time to enjoy that money on themselves. And, most times the...

The Open-Door Policy

The Open-Door Policy is a loose arrangement or invitation whereby a senior person encourages juniors to stop in whenever they need assistance, guidance or have issues they need help with. Reasons why you should consider an Open-Door Policy: Making it clear that you...