5 competitive advantages you gain by championing thought diversity

We are in a new economic age.  Post global financial crisis and Brexit looming, austerity is not just a temporary fix, but here to stay for the foreseeable future. As a result, public services and the not-for-profit organisations working alongside them, are under unprecedented pressure to develop new solutions, within tighter budgets and inside shifting …

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What benefits do YOUR employees really value?

You can offer a fantastic benefits package but if it is not what your employees are looking for then it’s value quickly diminishes.  This is also true for talent you are trying to attract to your business.  When recruiting, promoting the benefits of your organisation, and more specifically, the right benefits, could make all the …

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Significant reduction in permanent staff appointments

We know it’s a tough market out there at the moment and the latest UK Report on Jobs for the South of England shows exactly that.  Permanent positions are becoming increasingly hard to fill for two main reasons.  First and foremost is the skills shortage across a number of roles including marketing and IT and …

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4 ways to determine the soft skills of candidates when recruiting

Creativity, persuasion and collaboration are the top three soft skills in demand by businesses[1].  Those skills that make us human are the ones in demand to enable businesses to future proof in the growing world of automation and artificial intelligence.  And this is only expected to rise as automation becomes more and more prominent. But …

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I am a perfectionist! My experience of Hogan Assessments

The classic interview question: What are your strengths and weaknesses?  Like most, I have always been able to provide an answer to this question, but did I really know what my strengths were?  Did I really know how I respond under pressure and when my strengths might in fact become my weaknesses? When I joined …

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Stop your organisation falling flat: Ensure you have the right leadership skills to implement a flat structure in your organisation

Flat structures have received increasing attention and interest over the past years as startups have spoken about the benefits of such a structure. First, let’s look at the two main types of organisational structures in more detail. Hierarchical or tall structures are often used by large organisations.  Like a pyramid, the CEO is right at …

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