communication skills

How to ensure Effective Communication!

On a basic level communication is just the exchange of information, however to be a truly effective communicator, you need to learn how to understand the emotion behind the information. Effective communication is something you can learn and, if you put the effort in now, it will benefit both your work and home relationships.

What is effective communication?

communication skillsEffective communication actually involves more than ...

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CV selection

What to look for in a CV

When you first receive CV’s from potential candidates, you need a fair way of narrowing them down, to make your final shortlist. Each candidate has unique qualities and skills, but now good a match are they for the position you have… and how can you narrow the selection down?

You can ascertain a lot about the candidates, before you’ve even read the words on those CV’s – after all, these pieces of paper are designed to sell the candidates… so how ...

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salary paid

How much should I get paid?

When you’re looking for a new position, this will be one of the first questions that will cross your mind. You want a role that you like… but you’d quite like to be paid an accurate rate of pay too! So how can you find out if that ideal role carries a suitable pay scale?

Look online

Getting paidYour first port of call should be ...

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High performance

The Foundation Stone For Creating a High Performance Team – guest post by Julia Felton

Getting the right people in the right job is the foundation stone for creating a high performance team. Whether you are a recruiter or a candidate it is essential that you find the right person or job role that is a match for you.  I know given the tough economic conditions we’ve been through recently that it is tempting for a candidate to apply for any job for and for recruiter who needs to find resource to accept a less and ...

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employee engagement

A more holistic approach to employee engagement

Employee engagement is a term long used in the business world. It’s a workplace approach designed to ensure employees are committed to the company they work for… an emotional connection that increases the likelihood of them staying with, and having an interest in, the company they work for.

Appraisals are regularly held to measure results and to ensure employees care about their work and their company. If they care, they are engaged and will put more effort into their work to ...

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salary for role

What Should I Pay For This Role?

One of the things that can hold you back from recruiting staff is deciding what salary you want to offer… or should be offering. This usually goes one of two ways; a) you have no idea of what to pay for the position, or b) you have an idea of what you’d like to pay… but you’re not sure if it is too much or too little!

You cannot let salary worries and indecision hold you back from recruiting ...

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SMART hiring

Ready to Recruit – Get Smart Before You Advertise!

You’ve decided to you need extra staff and you’re now ready to recruit. You want to get your advertisement sorted and out there for the world to see, so you can hire someone as soon as possible… so your next step is to advertise, right?

Before you go rushing to announce your latest vacant position, there’s one more thing you need to do to make life easier for you and potential/future employees… you need to ensure you set SMART objectives before ...

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being visible

Why YOU Need to be Visible – Guest Post by Julie Holmwood

Whether you’re looking for the right job… or the right person… being visible, ie being seen, is one of the cornerstones of your campaign.

Now we all know, it’s more than just that. McDonalds is well known, but you probably don’t want to work there and Rolf Harris has been in the news a lot, but you might not want to employ him. But being a little bit famous for what you do, when what you do is already good, is ...

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