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...

A classic job interview question…

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...

Trust is easier to lose than build…

“Trust arrives on foot and leaves on horseback”. I first heard this old Dutch saying about 5 years ago. And, of course, it is true. Trust is lost much faster than it is won. Building up trust is a bit like filling a piggy bank. You put little bits of loose...

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....

How to manage furloughed workers?

The further easing of restrictions is underway bringing many furloughed workers back to work. However, it isn’t back to normal for everyone as many sectors are still trading at below normal (pre-covid) levels and with their employees remaining furloughed. The scheme,...

Focus on mental health

There is no denying that the past year has changed the working life for many people. Working from home has gone from the exception to the norm, with many organisations now looking to introduce hybrid office/remote working practices.  I know many of those I talk to are...
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