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What is a competency based interview?

Competency Based Interview Techniques

Be prepared and be in the driving seat when it comes to a competency based interview. In my experience every interview is competency based, it’s a line of questioning that is thorough.  HR professionals are fully trained to deliver these questions and have been following this style for a number […]

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Ho-ho-hold on Santa!

Prepping Santa for a job interview.

Santa does a fantastic job and he seems to love it, but what if he called me to say he wants to try something new? I’d have to start by considering what type of work his ‘transferable skills’ might suit. A few possibilities spring to mind:   […]

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What recruiters really mean when we say….

What recruiters really mean when we say... BWF

Like it or loathe it, every profession has its own industry speak. If you’re not an insider you might sometimes wonder whether you’re being told the truth, or given the brush-off. Here’s my quick candidate’s guide to what recruiters really mean when we say things like: “We’ll […]

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Are you just too busy to find a job?

PSLs do not always work.

I think there is a lot of pressure on workers at the moment due to a mix of having demanding jobs and busy home lives. I was talking to one of my candidate’s last week who felt that if their pay was truly calculated against the hours […]

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Is getting a new job like getting fit?

Hire the best pension's talent

Is getting a new job like getting fit? So every year, normally in January or after the summer holidays we set ourselves new challenges and goals. The most common two are either getting a new job or getting fit. Some of us join the gym, paying the […]

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Declutter – Love it, Use it or Lose it !

clutter and mess

Declutter – Love it, Use it or Lose it ! Decluttering seems to be the buzz word for today.  With the constant upgrading of technology, pressure to keep up with the latest trends in clothing, accessories, jewellery, kitchen gadgets, home ware etc etc, not to mention my […]

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Retention & Recognition of longer serving staff members

Retention & Recognition of longer serving staff members

There is no question that employee turnover costs businesses in both time and productivity but longer serving staff ensure sustainability and are critical to maintain business and employee relations. So how do we nourish top talent to keep them in our business? Whilst they may feel monetarily […]

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Are your work colleagues like Disney Characters?

Are your work colleagues like Disney Characters?

In any office or company environment there is bound to be a mix of characters that would not necessarily naturally choose to spend 7+ hours a day in each-others company.    However a good mix of character types in a working team has its definite advantages, giving the […]

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Big Brother or The Apprentice to measure performance?

Big Brother or The Apprentice to measure performance?

In the world of reality TV these days, it is hard not to make comparisons to our everyday life whether that would be in the work place or at home. The apprentice seems to be very popular with recruiters, sales people and entrepreneurs. A show where they […]

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Fallen out of Love?

Love

Fallen out of love   Fallen out of love with your pension’s job? Many people we speak to have, and there are numerous reasons for this, but could it be as simple as compatibility or is it related to industry sector?.  I believe employers should take full responsibility […]

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