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The Christmas Party...2020 style

The Christmas Party...2020 style

Posted on 26 November 2020
by Claire Summerfield
As the new tiers are announced and even small Christmas celebrations are unlikely to happen, we thought we’d share with you some of the best ideas we’ve seen for virtual Christmas parties! First up…prepping for the event. Just because you’re celebrating from your spare room/kitchen/bedroom, it doesn’t mean that you can’t dress to impress! (Even if it’s just from the waist up) Get your glad rags…
Lockdown V.2

Lockdown V.2

Posted on 9 November 2020
by Claire Summerfield
As we begin lockdown V.2, it can feel like we’re living in Groundhog Day and the black clouds are closing in…but we believe it’s important to reflect on the lessons we’ve learnt during 2020, focus on the positives and continue to do everything we can to support our networks and each other. We have pivoted into a virtual world in 2020 and businesses have shown incredible resilience and ingenuity…
The bigger picture

The bigger picture

Posted on 16 September 2020
by Claire Summerfield
As a candidate, when the market is tough and the future unknown it is difficult to see beyond the 100+ applications you’ve already submitted, the rejections you’ve had and the daily news of more redundancies. Is it you? As a business leader, when you’re making hard decisions on the future of your teams, are you the only business this is happening to? Are you making the right decisions? We speak…
Going it alone? What to be mindful of...

Going it alone? What to be mindful of...

Posted on 8 September 2020
by Laura Mercer
It may seem like now is a great time to be advertising directly for your next hire and this method can work, if you have the time and resources to be able to do the job properly, without damaging your business and brand. We’ve found that unfortunately, a lot of businesses currently aren’t or can’t. From speaking to candidates, what we’ve heard is that they aren’t receiving any form of feedback…
How to onboard remotely

How to onboard remotely

Posted on 1 July 2020
by Laura Mercer
One of the main objectives of onboarding is to help your new employee adjust to their new place of work, so that they succeed in their role and deliver for the business. Given most organisations are still operating remotely, creating a virtual onboarding process that accomplishes this objective, is a huge challenge for both the employer and employee. Remember that it can be hard for your new…
Virtual Interviews

Virtual Interviews

Posted on 1 July 2020
by Claire Summerfield
Ready to hire but still working remotely? Virtual interviews are fast becoming the norm and as the interviewer you are representing and selling your company during an online interview. Knowing how to effectively conduct a video interview will ensure that you are leaving candidates with a positive impression of both you and your company and increasing your chances of making an amazing hire! Here…