Does remote working work for everyone?

Does remote working work for everyone?

I’ve been a remote worker since I joined Chiumento in 2016 and I love it. Back then, pre-covid, I was certainly in the minority and was looked upon with envy and perhaps some suspicion by many of my peers. Remote/home/flexible working made my life infinitely better....
Investing in outplacement leaves less to chance

Investing in outplacement leaves less to chance

“The more I practice the luckier I get.” This is one of my favourite quotes. There is some debate about who originally coined it, but it’s most often attributed to the great South African golfer, Gary Player, when asked if he felt he’d been particularly lucky on one...
What are your strengths and weaknesses?

What are your strengths and weaknesses?

What are your strengths and weaknesses? This is a classic interview question. So how do you answer it? My advice, as with any interview question, is to consider: why is the interviewer is asking me this? Habit might be one reason. This is straight out of the interview...
Are homeworkers healthier?

Are homeworkers healthier?

I’ve just been reading an article from a US magazine that reports how sick leave amongst homeworkers appears to be 70% lower than for their office-based equivalents. As with all data, I think that raw statistic poses more questions than it provides answers. What it...
Delegation: why is it so hard?

Delegation: why is it so hard?

Delegation – or frankly the inability to do it – is often one of the biggest constraints on business growth. Leaders, no matter how good, have finite capacity, and eventually even the best run out of bandwidth and become bottlenecks in their own organisation. So why...