Where to start when looking for work in the New Year

Where to start when looking for work in the New Year

Historically, the New Year is often a time when individuals consider moving roles or re-thinking their career direction.  It’s a time of reflection, self awareness and new beginnings.  When you overlay the effect of a global pandemic and significant job losses and underemployment, things get more complicated. For those individuals who are employed, many might…

Read More
4 ways that jobseekers can increase their marketability

4 ways that jobseekers can increase their marketability

It is arguably a crowded market for jobseekers at 7% unemployment, down from 7.6% at the 2020 peak in July.  So how do you effectively capture the attention of a hiring manager who is busy reading through hundreds and even thousands of Resume’s and Cover Letters?  Here are 4 strategies that can help you get…

Read More
3 onboarding tips to help new employees hit the ground running

3 onboarding tips to help new employees hit the ground running

With many businesses there is often such a focus on the recruitment process that key processes like an effective onboarding program are often overlooked.  With a focus on temporary work and the notion of the ‘Gig Economy’ many employees are staying in their roles for shorter periods of time.  HR OnBoard, an organisation focused on…

Read More
4 Clever Strategies for job searching during the Pandemic

4 Clever Strategies for job searching during the Pandemic

Looking for work can be a challenging and emotional process at the best of times.  During a pandemic (and subsequent recession), it can often take a lot more effort to secure a role. If you are in a position of looking for work, here are some strategies that may help: Be Visible Thanks to networks…

Read More
Strategy and Planning Tips for Small Businesses

Strategy and Planning Tips for Small Businesses

With 2020 being turned on it’s head, many businesses have had to re-adjust their business strategy to determine how changes to how we live might impact on how we consume goods, services and experiences. As charted in the “COVID-19 Small Business Roadmap to Recovery” by Deloitte, small businesses should take steps to re-focus post pandemic….

Read More
5 Hiring Tips for Businesses During a Pandemic

5 Hiring Tips for Businesses During a Pandemic

While many businesses are experiencing a significant downturn due to COVID-19, many others are growing (healthcare, for example) and need to implement strategies to attract the right candidates in a virtual way. For many companies, the process of shortlisting candidates, interviewing, making offers and then on-boarding, all in a virtual way can be overwhelming and…

Read More
It’s the perfect time to plan your next move

It’s the perfect time to plan your next move

There wouldn’t be many people who would argue that 2020 has been a fantastic year for building their careers. It’s certainly been a topsy-turvy world for most of us. There have been few certainties. Many people have found themselves out of work for the first time in their career and are applying for new roles…

Read More
Getting your Business ready for recovery post COVID-19

Getting your Business ready for recovery post COVID-19

Good business is always about people.  For those businesses that have stayed afloat and ‘steadied their ships’ during the recent COVID-19 pandemic, the focus was mostly about looking after their people.  Insightful businesses focused on their staff and their customers before profit.  “Without empathy, nothing works” says José Andrés, Celebrity chef. Focusing on the light at…

Read More
How COVID-19 will change the way we work forever

How COVID-19 will change the way we work forever

If the way your staff work hasn’t been affected by COVID-19, you’re in the minority.  Around the world, businesses have reduced staff hours, increased remote working and embraced platforms that enable them to conduct virtual meetings, plan projects and hire and on-board staff, all from home. Businesses that haven’t had to implement remote and flexible…

Read More