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Here’s How You Can Prepare For These Common Interview Questions

These are the questions that hiring managers ask again and again. No matter how many you go on, job interviews can always be nerve wrecking. You put on your nicest clothes, print out your resume, and remind yourself to smile real big–and just when you think everything is going well, the interviewer hits you with a curveball…

3 Ways Effective Onboarding Builds a Better Workplace

From a day or a week long induction process to a 6 month induction and training program – the first days in a new job are crucial for both employer and employee. A lot of organizations treat recruiting and onboarding like fishing: dangle the bait, hook ‘em, reel ‘em on board, and then…well, there isn’t…

8 Top Tips to Promote Work-Life Balance in Your Office

It’s no easy task achieving work-life balance in today’s unpredictable and fast-paced business world. As we’ve become more dependent on technology and social media, it’s also becoming difficult to separate work from our personal lives. A global study was recently conducted to discover which countries ranked the best for overall work-life balance and cross-compared the…

Job Seekers: 7 Tips For A Successful Panel Interview

This is an old article taken from Forbes written by Lisa Quast giving some tips on how to be successful at panel interviews. It’s a good quick read.   A young woman I was mentoring called me with panic in her voice. The recruiter had just told her that her job interview had been changed…

Macmillan Mighty Hike – Teamwork

Teamwork On Saturday I completed the Lake District Mighty Hike for Macmillan. A marathon walk from Dalemain House to Lowther Castle going around Ullswater. A full 26 miles for charity. A charity that does so much for those affected by cancer. It costs £250 per day to pay for a Macmillan Nurse. Macmillan estimated that…

Supporting Eden Valley Hospice

We were delighted to donate £500 to Eden Valley Hospice earlier this week. We completed a successful recruitment campaign earlier in the year for their new Chief Executive and we ran a social media campaign. For every share we received on LinkedIn or Facebook we donated £1.

How to conduct an effective job interview

The virtual stack of resumes in your inbox is winnowed and certain candidates have passed the phone screen. Next step: in-person interviews. How should you use the relatively brief time to get to know — and assess — a near stranger? How many people at your firm should be involved? How can you tell if…

The Lake District Mighty Hike – Macmillan Cancer Support

On 14th July 2018, Mark is taking part in the Lake District Mighty Hike to help raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support. The walk is 26 miles along the Ullswater Way from Dalemain to Lowther Castle. This is a really important charity for us, and for many people who have been affected by cancer. If…

You gave your notice, and your boss gave you a counteroffer. What next?

Most recruiters have experienced that situation where they have had a candidate accept a job offer, only to hear back from them saying that their current company wants them to stay and has increased their salary / gave them a promotion / more responsibility. In our experience, those who accept a counteroffer generally will regret…

Four easy ways to give your new hire a great first day

Those first few hours are when new hires will be looking signs that they made a bad choice in deciding to work for you. Here’s how to convince them otherwise. You’ve found the perfect hire, and she’s starting on Monday. You’ve notified HR and lined up some first projects, and payroll and health insurance paperwork…

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