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Listening To The Employee

Posted on by Roxanne Newson
Teams are full of people. People with their own life experiences, their own positives and negatives and importantly – their own ideas. Good management gets the best out of people by motivating them, inspiring them and encouraging better performance. But we firmly believe truly great management involves listening to our people as well. Great managers are always listening to their staff and taking what they hear into account when it comes to decision-making. When was …

Banish those Monday blues

Posted on by Joanne Russell
We all know the feeling don’t we? It’s January, Christmas is long gone, the mornings are cold and dark, we’re three weeks in to our dwindling New Year Resolutions, and there’s a good chance some of our bank balances might be suffering a little. Today is Blue Monday, the third Monday of January and considered the most miserable day of the year. But not for us – we’d like to beat Blue Monday, together. Here …

Office Etiquette

Posted on by Neil Chivers
Starting a new job can be scary and ‘office etiquette’ may be a term that conjures up some sort of frightful formality. In reality it’s a term that goes down incredibly well with colleagues in the workplace and can make the difference when it comes to your office relationships and ultimately, your working life. From your first morning coffee, to logging off at the end of a long day, here are some simple tips to …

How to write an opening statement that impresses every time

Posted on by Roxanne Newson
The opening statement goes by a number of names – profile, personal statement, career summary – but ultimately it’s all about one thing: lending your CV that extra impact to get you closer to the finishing line. Think of your profile as the salt in your bolognese, highlighting all of the best bits and pulling everything together into one tasty, bite size chunk. Basically, the opening statement is your elevator pitch. It’s your chance to …

Do you have what it takes?

Posted on by Neil Chivers
Every job role is different, and you’ll find a range of specific skills listed in job descriptions. But there are some skills, which are needed across the board, no matter where you work, whether it’s in a call centre or a sales office. Regardless of the job role you’re eyeing up, if you want to knock the socks off the person interviewing you, or just generally be an outstanding employee, there are some core skills …