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Top 3 tips to survive when hiring decisions dry up

I’ve spoken to a number of senior execs over the last few weeks and they’ve all told me the same thing. Hiring decisions have slowed dramatically. Things seem to be following a typical pattern, during times of uncertainty things slow down. More than a year on and Brexit, in whatever form it takes, is with Read more about Top 3 tips to survive when hiring decisions dry up[…]

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Are you disaster proof?

Last week our virtual working set up came into its own, and really highlighted to me not only the additional benefits of having our entire workforce able to work from anywhere at the drop of a hat, but that when it’s put to the test.  It works.  Although 80% of our staff permanently work remotely Read more about Are you disaster proof?[…]

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Management or leadership? Four words that will help you decide.

I often get asked what’s the difference between management and leadership. For me each is characterised by just four words. You can spot a manager a mile off because they operate through the four P’s – Position, Power, Policy and Procedure. Managers rely on organisation charts and structures for their authority. They’re the boss because Read more about Management or leadership? Four words that will help you decide.[…]

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Is it ever right to use social media to check on potential employees?

One evening recently I was busy in my kitchen and caught the back end of a radio debate. If I heard one speaker correctly, over 50% of London employers admit to checking out potential employees via social media. If that statistic is true it is a sobering thought. This is not, of course, a new story. The Daily Read more about Is it ever right to use social media to check on potential employees?[…]

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What makes a good social media policy?

The recent high profile case of SKY Sports and Eric Bristow highlights the issues faced by employers when their employees’ activity on social media brings them, as an organisation, into disrepute.  But it isn’t always thoughtless comments and damaged reputation. In 2009 a video of 2 Domino’s pizza employees ‘playing’ with food went viral, resulting Read more about What makes a good social media policy?[…]

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Is there a silver lining to the ongoing train strikes?

Many of those living and working in the south of England have been challenged by the recent flurry of train strikes, and unfortunately for the loyal rail users it doesn’t look like a resolution is going to happen anytime soon. But is there a positive side effect of the strikes? In a news interview recently Read more about Is there a silver lining to the ongoing train strikes?[…]

How the 24/7/365 consumer is driving the new world of work

I read an interesting article recently that I think opens up a big debate about the new world of work. The article is based on research that suggests many UK workers are working many hours for free. What I think we need to recognise is that we’ve moved away from a world where we are paid largely for Read more about How the 24/7/365 consumer is driving the new world of work[…]