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Is it time for a digital detox?

The amount of time we spend looking at a screen is ever increasing, the impact of this on our professional and personal lives is often up for debate.  We spoke to,  Nisha Gera from wellbeing specialists Joyful Living for some advice on how to have a digital detox. Guest blog: Nisha Gera from Joyful Living From smart phones and tablets Read more about Is it time for a digital detox?[…]

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If you want to attract millennials, then you need to embrace flexible working…

Although I have a slight issue with the term millennial, (I’m not really sure how such a diverse group of people with differing wants and needs can be grouped together under a single term) you can’t argue with the fact that endless pieces of research, including this latest piece by Totaljobs, all confirm the same Read more about If you want to attract millennials, then you need to embrace flexible working…[…]

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Personal branding: will social media come back to haunt me?

In the age of the internet you can’t afford to forget about personal branding when job hunting. I was listening to the radio the other day and heard a really interesting statistic: apparently over 50% of employers in London openly admit to checking potential recruits’ social media activities before making hiring decisions. As I’ve subsequently Read more about Personal branding: will social media come back to haunt me?[…]

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Thinking about working from home? Six things to consider

Chiumento is a ‘virtually virtual’ business. Over 80% of our team now work permanently from home and that will increase further in the months ahead. Much has already been said about the benefits of a virtual business. For example, one of our team recently wrote a blog explaining the difference it has made to her Read more about Thinking about working from home? Six things to consider[…]

Life on the bench: the threat of underutilised talent

Wow. I seem to have stirred up a hornet’s nest. I’ve had quite a few recruiters contact me challenging my closing comments in a recent Pulse article. As a reminder what I said was:- “Having too much talent can be as problematic as not having enough. You only have to look to some sports to Read more about Life on the bench: the threat of underutilised talent[…]

Careers advice or just lip service?

During University, I went to see the careers advisory service once. Despite all of the posters advertising its brilliance, no one seemed to know where to find it. Eventually I did find it and I was invited in by a pleasant individual who sat beside me and said that they ‘understood my concerns’. They had Read more about Careers advice or just lip service?[…]

Too much talent? Five questions leaders need to ask themselves.

Who’s afraid of talent? I suspect a lot more people than you might first think. While organisations constantly proclaim they want more talent, many managers I meet don’t sing from the same hymn sheet. You see talented people can be as challenging as they are rewarding. And as demanding as they may be resourceful. Talent Read more about Too much talent? Five questions leaders need to ask themselves.[…]

It’s official – panic over!

Latest statistics for the last quarter from Chiumento regarding resettlement following redundancy suggest that the ‘panic mode’ affecting job searchers – who feared they had few if any options for finding a new job – has dissolved. Our delegates are comfortable to take their time in finding their next role, focusing instead on ensuring it Read more about It’s official – panic over![…]