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Making the Right Impression

If there is one place where first impressions really do count, it’s in an interview situation. In a startling number of cases, a decision is made the very second a candidate enters the room. Even if the candidate has the best credentials for the job, it can be very difficult for an employer to overcome that crucial first impression, which

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Home grown strategy

Is it really so important to have a defined vision in order to take your business forward? Or should you just go with the flow? Nick Green looks at the vital role of strategy in uncertain times. To quote John Lennon, ‘Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.’ To anyone doing business throughout the past

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Role play can help your interview style

Communication coaches video their clients’ presentations to highlight distracting mannerisms or awkward body language. Role playing your interview from beginning to end (with a friend “acting” the interviewer) can do more than just reveal a limp handshake. A consistent message Your entire “performance” should allay an interviewer’s greatest fear – that of choosing the wrong person. Does your appearance, attitude,

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The five biggest hiring mistakes

Hiring the right people is critical for any business but especially for a small company with relatively few employees.  Hiring mistakes not only waste time and money, they create a ripple effect that impacts other employees and your business. Here are five hiring mistakes you absolutely must avoid: 1.  Thinking you can change a leopard’s spots.** All employees typically must follow

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Childcare costs hit women hardest

Women are being priced out of the job market because of deep government cuts in state funding for childcare, according to research published on Sunday. The study by the Institute of Public Policy Research (IPPR) thinktank challenges the claims made by ministers that their flagship welfare reforms will “make work pay” and encourage people off benefits and into work. Instead, the IPPR analysis highlights figures

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Agency workers regulations – new rights, new rules – what could it mean for my business?

Q: Agency workers regulations – new rights, new rules – what could it mean for my business? The Agency Workers Regulations (“AWR”) improve the position of temps (as agency workers are usually known) and may make them less attractive overall to businesses. The most important new right is the right to the same pay and conditions when a temp has

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Improve Your Applications

Improve your applications If you apply for a job, the least you hope for is to get an interview. Yet as many as 9 out of 10 applicants for a job fail at the application stage, and often because of basic mistakes. Faced with a mountain of applications, employers look for simple way to sift out large numbers of applicants

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