Business Trends 2020: How companies are using purpose and culture as growth drivers

Throughout our business and personal lives, consciously and unconsciously, we make “selection” assessments. Today, businesses, customers and employees are all making decisions based on more than just finance.  Those businesses that stay ahead of the competition, keep their customers happy, attract, recruit & retain the best talent, are those with a clear purpose and enriching …

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Pre-employment testing: what is it and can it really help you in recruiting the right candidate for your business?

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When meeting with a client recently, I was asked about whether testing candidates was worth it.  And the answer is yes and no, depending on the type of test and the context. Pre-employment testing has the potential to provide valuable insight on a candidate, but if used incorrectly can damage the relationship between candidate and …

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Are you ahead of the game? 20 minutes a week microlearning can boost your professional development

Love it or hate it, in the past year microlearning has shaken up how professionals are learning and developing.  With our busy lifestyles, microlearning enables us to take on new information whether you’re travelling home from work or on your lunch break.  With this emerging trend, we thought we would share some of the benefits …

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The foundations of employee engagement: how purpose and culture are a vital ingredient to success

Employee engagement might be one of those great business buzz words but if you want your business to grow, it is vital to your success. So just what do we mean by employee engagement?  Employee engagement goes well beyond the percentage of employees that tell you they are satisfied on your annual survey.  When an …

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Give back: why working for a charity gives you more than just a feel-good factor

Candidates want to work with organisations that have a purpose and charities are top of the list when it comes to an organisation with purpose. The large majority of charities are micro or small organisations supporting a wide range of causes that you can get behind. But beyond that, working for a charity can help …

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Contactless donations and targeted advertising: read our personal examples of how digital is changing the way charities fundraise

I have been reading a lot recently about the need for digital transformation in the charity sector.  Over half of UK charities surveyed by TechTrust said they don’t have a defined digital strategy.  And those that do, the large majority expected to increase their measurable impact in 2018[1].  With this in mind, I wanted to …

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