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Welcome to the expertise area. We are committed to helping careers and businesses grow. Here you will find the latest trends, interview guidance, leadership and employment news. Browse our selection of articles to aid your knowledge.

How to network your way to success!

Test Test Remember the old saying “It’s all about who you know”. Clichés normally have an element of truth in them and it’s been reported that 85% of all jobs are filled through connections, whether they be past employers, friends of employees or someone they met through networking or other such events. Strong professional relationships are therefore key when looking…

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Happy New Year? Why September is the new January!

Although we only have one-quarter of 2019 left September can feel like a fresh start for a multitude of reasons. We move away from our summer holiday period and back into our routines, our children return to school, autumn is just around the corner. In the world of work, everyone is focussed on Q4, there's a surge to find new hires…

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How can we better empower women in the workplace?

How can we better empower women in the workplace? (yes it’s still a hot topic!)   ‘Work Like a Woman’ Mary Portas (we salute you)   Women are entering and continuing to stay in the workforce now more than ever. Today, more than two-thirds (71.8%) of women aged 16–64 are employed, the highest percentage since the Office of National Statistics…

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Selecting candidates with the right cultural fit?

  Fact: When you hire the right cultural fit you stand a better chance of that candidate being successful in their new position. Your values align and therefore everyone is moving in the same direction. If a candidate’s values match your own they will naturally fit within your existing team and be determined to work harder to achieve their goals.…

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“Why are you memorable?”

  "How would you solve problems if you were from Mars?" The case for unpredictable interview questions. After carefully reviewing CV’s you can find the perfect candidate on paper. But how can you be certain they will do what they say they can?   Candidates will have already researched what questions they may be asked, so asking unpredictable questions alongside…

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How can we engage Future Talent Today?

  We are all aware how quickly our businesses are hurtling faster and faster into a digital age, technology is changing every aspect of our lives, and our careers are no exception.   The World Economic Forum stated that: “65% of the jobs that our children will do in the future don’t exist today”   Another report by Dell predicted…

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Is the face to face interview a thing of the past?

  As we move further into the digital age is it time to leave the face to face interview in the past? More and more employers are becoming flexible regarding employees work patterns, providing workers with remote working, so why can’t we be more flexible in the interview process? If your business shows itself to be flexible from the start…

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Everything is Timing: When to Quit your job.

Breaking up is hard to do, but every new beginning must start with an end. One of the biggest decisions we face is to leave a job that isn’t working for us. It’s a big step, with risks to take into consideration, and unfortunately not always a choice for some. Remember the saying “timing is everything” but, have you considered that…

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Why Flexible working is a business necessity.

  Once considered as a generous perk, flexible working now needs to be seen as a business necessity rather than a gift to the few who have a “viable” reason to request it. If you wish to increase your staff retention rates and improve your brand to attract top talent flexible working should not be a perk but implemented into…

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