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Building Positive Workplace Relationships

The size of your company will always determine the relationships between co-workers. Naturally a smaller company will feel more like a family, whereas larger companies will have friend circles and groups formed by the corporate landscape. Either way, positive workplace relationships are always key to productivity, happiness and employee retention. So how do you build them?That guy in the parts department is also an Elvis fan ...

Published: Tue 23 June 2015

What is Networking?

What do you think when someone mentions 'networking'? Does your mind go blank as if you're trying to hold a conversation with someone you know nothing about? Maybe you don't think you're a fan - after all, isn't networking just for slick, fast-talking types who are good at getting what they want from people? Well, we're here to show you otherwise. Let's see how a spot of networking every now and again could make your life ...

Published: Thu 18 June 2015

Boosting Employee Retention: Popular Strategies

Have you ever worked for a really bad company? Most of us probably have - especially when we were first starting out. If you haven't left already, we'll bet that you're thinking about doing.So how can firms break the cycle and make employees stay with them out of choice rather than just brutal necessity? We take a look at the ways some of the world's top companies ensure that their employees hang around - and how you can put ...

Published: Tue 09 June 2015

How to Decline a Job Offer

Job offers are like buses - you wait and you wait and then two or even three come along at once. This is great in that you get to take the pick of the bunch - at least until you remember you're going to have to tell the others that you can't accept their offer that is. Saying no needn't be daunting though - so stop breaking hearts and learn how to let an employer down gently with our guide to rejecting job offers.The ironyAlthough ...

Published: Fri 29 May 2015

Avoid Procrastination in Your Job Search

We've all been there. You've got a deadline to hit, targets to smash, a task needing urgent attention. Yet you're sat watching 'cat fail video 2015' on YouTube. If you're looking for a change in career, or hate your current job so much, then searching for a new one is a matter of urgency. But being mere humans, we will still find time for menial tasks to put off impending hard work. Here's some tips on how to avoid this and ...

Published: Fri 29 May 2015

5 Creative Staff Meeting Ideas

The creativity at work paradox: sit in a stuffy, fluorescent-lit room listening to other people talk for 8-9 hours, all whilst having world-beating ideas to help move your company forward. Yeah, sure. One of the worst culprits when it comes to getting the least from employees' creativity can be the humble brainstorming meeting - so here we investigate some practical workarounds for this most maligned of corporate conventions.If ...

Published: Tue 26 May 2015

How to Avoid Office Burnout

It's 3pm on a Tuesday afternoon and you've hit the 'wall'. The vats of coffee you've chugged down prove no sustenance, as you melt off your chair, slumping to the floor like a sedated animal. Office burnout can happen to anyone and knowing the signs early are crucial in taking preventative steps. Below is a quick help guide in order to counteract these shutdowns and increase your productivity - whilst maintaining a healthy and ...

Published: Thu 21 May 2015

Body language - is it preventing you from getting the job?

You've spent a small fortune on that all-important outfit. You've paid closer attention to your grooming than ever before, and even taken extra special care on being punctual to the interview. But what if all of this was futile just because of the way you sit? Believe it or not, this could be the case. Body language is something we often overlook in an interview situation. We are all guilty of hitting the panic button and ...

Published: Wed 20 May 2015

How to Deal With Job Rejection

If you've read our article 'Overcoming Fear of Failure', you'll already know that you should try to treat every negative experience as if it's a positive - every cloud has a silver-lining and all that. But that's easier said than done - so let's look at some practical things that can help you to feel more positive when the world of rejected job applications is getting you down.So, you spent hours researching and writing a customised ...

Published: Wed 20 May 2015

How to follow up after sending your CV

You did it. You overcame first send nerves and your golden ticket to career enhancement now rests in the hands of the cyberspace gods. Wait a minute though; that CV was emailed weeks ago and your inbox (and obsessively checked spam folder) still awaits an employer response that goes beyond the generic 'thank you for your application.' Wondering how to escape this limbo? Then read our trusty advice on how to follow ...

Published: Mon 18 May 2015
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