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Managing an underperformer in a Family Business

This is a useful article from Harvard Business Review about how to manage people in a Family business, which can very often have different dynamics. In family businesses, leaders sometimes make hiring and staffing decisions based on relationship and obligation as much as on competence and experience. After all, one purpose of these firms is…

Should you go for that promotion?

This is an interesting article discussing whether the internal promotion is worth chasing or not. Getting a promotion is one of the holy grails of modern careers. It’s the post-college report card. It gives employees a goal and reason to work harder. It confers prestige and respect. It comes with more responsibility—and more money. But…

What are Talent personas in Employer Branding?

Sourcing the talent your team needs is tough at the moment. Creating a talent persona for a vacant role can ensure that you look in the right places with messaging which is on target. If you can define a persona for each team and segment for which you want to attract candidates, it will augment…

Managing successfully to promote a happy team

When your team has more good days at work, so do you. And when you’re on top form, your team is more likely to thrive too.  But something’s holding many of us back. Stress and poor mental well-being are among the leading causes of absence, presenteeism (people coming into work when they are ill) and…

Google for Jobs UK – What, Why, How and When

Back Despite the increasing amount of speculation over recent weeks, we are still waiting for Google for Jobs to be available in the UK.  So in the meantime, here’s a quick brief on what it is and how you can use it as part of your talent attraction and recruitment toolkit: What is it?  Google…

7 questions you should never be asked in a job interview

Interviewing for a new job can be nerve-wracking, no matter how experienced you are. Anyone who says they don’t suffer from at least a few butterflies is either incredibly confident or a liar. No matter how hard you prepare, there will probably be some questions that are difficult to answer, and that’s okay. However, sometimes…

Employee Financial Wellbeing – How can employers help?

As an employer, you might think that in paying a fair salary you’re doing your bit to support the financial wellbeing of your employees. But research by MetLife uncovering the scale of employees’ financial worries and its impact on their work might make you think again: 8.2m adults live with debt problems 39% of employees…

The KPMG and REC, UK Report on Jobs

The KPMG and REC, UK Report on Jobs is compiled by IHS Markit from responses to questionnaires sent to a panel of around 400 UK recruitment and employment consultancies. The Report on Jobs is unique in providing the most comprehensive guide to the UK labour market, drawing on original survey data provided by recruitment consultancies…

Keep Your Best Employees Motivated with These Three Tips

This article from Recruiting Times gives emphasis on how important it is to keep staff motivated.. The best companies offer ongoing training and development, keeping employees engaged and letting them see they are progressing in their career While bonuses and financial incentives are always welcome in any industry and at all levels, it’s important to…

What to do if there’s no clear career path at your company

We all know the old script: join a company, work hard, move up the ladder. But it’s been decades since that was a reliable path, and not just because of layoffs or outsourcing or robots. These days, the culprit preventing many professionals from identifying a clear career path at their company is simply that one no…

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