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What is workplace culture?  “You don’t need everyone physically together to create a strong culture. The best cultures derive from actions people actually take.” Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson, founders of Basecamp and authors of New York Times bestseller ‘ReWork’. “Culture” is hard to define, as it means something slightly different for every company. However, it is widely...

Working from home can bring with it a number of challenges, whether they be in-home distractions or general technology frustrations. However, it can also be an isolating and even lonely experience. So, what can you do to look after your wellbeing when working from home? How can you create healthy boundaries between your work and personal lives, stay mentally and physically healthy whilst...

The current climate of uncertainty is posing an undeniable challenge to established hiring practices, but for many employers, roles will still need to be filled and business must continue as normal. If you find yourself, as many will, in the position of hiring whilst working remotely, there are several steps you can take to ensure you both conduct a successful interview and find the right...

Video interviews are now a necessity and they need to be taken seriously if you want to impress a prospective employer and secure a new role. For some, the perceived lack of real interpersonal interaction during a video interview can be a cause for anxiety. Body language accounts for a large part of communication, and without it the ability to express ourselves decreases significantly. It’s...

The recent shift to remote working will affect the way interviews are undertaken, so don’t be surprised if your prospective employer suggests a virtual meet-up ahead of a face-to-face interview. Instead, use these steps to prepare for your brilliant (virtual) first impression. 1. Set the scene First and foremost, think about where you are going to have your interview – your home...

Picture it now: You’ve spent the last week intensely preparing for your job interview, you are confident and mentally ready for anything the interviewer may throw at you. You walk into the room when suddenly, to your horror, your mind has gone completely blank when asked the first question. Why do our minds suddenly go blank? We’re only human and whether it be during an exam, presentation...

These days, most organisations understand why they should support diversity and inclusion, and they have a coherent agenda that works towards this. However, this doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t take our own personal responsibility for making our workplaces more inclusive. After all, our individual behaviours, attitudes and mindsets have an impact on the lives of others and help shape both our...

  We’re all human. We have different hopes and dreams, and different fears and flaws. We’re all unique in our own unique way. It’s our uniqueness that makes each one of us 7.8 billion human beings on this planet, human. But what is it that sets us apart from all the other species? For a race as complex as ours, this is a difficult question to answer,...

  Given that post-Brexit we might finally have a reprieve after years of uncertainty, it is interesting to look at what job trends we can expect to see and the 2020 employment trends. Many of the employers we speak to are struggling to find the people they need, so it is particularly important to look at what’s happening across employment and reflect on...

  We often become good friends with the people that work both with and for us – even our bosses. But, while that may be a great thing for improving your happiness at work, and even making us feel more fulfilled, could these friendships be inadvertently acting as a barrier to career progress?  But what if you were to be offered a job elsewhere? ...


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