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So, you have lost your job

So, you have lost your job. Being made redundant can be a very frightening time. Not only might you feel helpless and angry, but you may also find yourself sinking into a bit of a depression. This is easy to do, especially if you have a family or big financial commitments to fulfill.   You may have a hundred and one questions running through your mind about how you will cope and ...

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Most people will be dealt a curveball at some point in their career but dealing with disappointment and setbacks can make you stronger

Most people will be dealt a curveball at some point in their career but dealing with disappointment and setbacks can make you stronger, more resilient, and more likely to make the most of future opportunities.   There are many career setbacks that can befall even the most able of employees, but being passed over for promotion is one of the most common and disheartening. You may ...

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Many organisations are of the opinion that they can call the shots when it comes to hiring new talent

Many organisations are of the opinion that they can call the shots when it comes to hiring new talent, and while an economic downturn can give a recruiter the upper hand in finding suitable candidates, generally speaking, the best candidates will be picky when job hunting, no matter what the economic climate.   The goal of any organisation is to attract the best candidates for an ...

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It is a sad fact that almost everyone will encounter a mean boss at some point in their career

It is a sad fact that almost everyone will encounter a mean boss at some point in their career. A study of 4,500 workers in Denmark's public services revealed the truth in the old statement that people do not leave jobs, they leave bosses.   It can be tempting to jump ship if every day feels like a battle working for someone who does not appear to value you or offer you the support ...

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You have just had the news that despite all of your hard work

You have just had the news that despite all of your hard work, your dream job has gone to somebody else. No matter whether you receive the news face-to-face, over the phone or via letter or email, that sinking feeling of disappointment is always the same. The news is especially hard to take if you had felt positive about the interview or interviews.   Of course on the outside it is ...

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Why it is important for your recruitment process to be first class

Businesses must invest in their recruitment processes for a number of reasons. Failure to get it right won't simply result in a bad hire, but can also result in a poor employer image. Let's take a look at some of the risks - and opportunities - involved in recruitment.   Giving feedback to candidates   Many businesses today are stretched in terms of their work ...

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Whether you are a small start

Whether you are a small start-up business or a large multinational, every organisation will want to attract the best candidates to come and work for them. If you have a job post advertised and the response from potential employees is lukewarm, or you are just not attracting the right calibre of candidate, then it is possible that you are not doing enough to make your company and the role sound ...

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The managerial essentials needed to win a World Cup

Winning the World Cup is considered to be the crowning glory for any football manager, as it showcases an ability to reach the very highest level.   But overcoming the very best that the world has to offer is no easy task Ė from handling the pressure to keeping all of the star players happy, there is plenty to consider.   The best managers in football, as in any ...

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What should you reveal during salary talks?

Salary negotiations are always an exciting and potentially tense time within an interview - particularly for the candidate, but equally for the hiring manager, who will be working to a specific budget, and looking to play 'salary poker' accordingly!   If you are applying for a role within the ERP sector and keen to maximise the rate at which you might be offered the role, you need ...

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Is Salary Transparency a Good Idea?

One of the most controversial topics in business today concerns staff salaries and transparency. Employees have always wanted to know what their peers earned, but in former years there was rarely a suggestion that this information could - or should - be shared, particularly in the private sector, where salaries were set by individual.   Other sectors avoided the problem entirely ...

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How to know your staff are overworked?

As an employer, it's easy to see if your staff are overworked if you know what signs to look for, and staff generally broadcast rather clear signals that they are struggling to cope, are extremely stressed or are under too much pressure.   For employers, line managers or any other person in a position of control it's important to keep your eye out and identify the signs of ...

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How not to end up taking your work on holiday with you

Recent research has revealed that 44 per cent of people do some work while they are on holiday.   Staff and managers should be encouraged to take a real break, however, to help them to return with renewed energy and be less likely to burn out.   Setting the right example   It is a fact that working without a break can lead to reduced productivity and ...

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How to grab attention when presenting in a meeting

The challenge of meetings Meetings are an essential component of every business. They give manager and staff members the opportunity to gather together, and disseminate information, as well as enable discussion and answering of any questions. However, for most people presenting in a meeting, there is often the challenge of ensuring that how they present and what they have to say will maintain ...

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What should you be looking for in new employees in 2014?

If you are looking to recruit in the near future there are some quality and skills that will be more important to find in new employees in 2014 than they ever have been before.   Adaptability   2014 is a year that is set to feature a lot of changes in the field of ERP, not least the increasing interest in mobility, social media and cloud, and so all new employee must ...

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What is the ideal team for any boss?

Great employees are hard to come by. If you are the boss or team leader, you might be wondering how you can attract the right talent to work for you. While a single job advertisement often results in hundreds of job applications, weeding out those who are suitable can be a daunting process.   A candidate that looks great on paper, with the right qualifications and experience, ...

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Top reasons employees stay with their employer

There are numerous reasons why some employees choose to stay with their employer, and surprisingly, they're not all for the financial rewards.   Why they do it   For the more fortunate employees they quite simply love what they do and, while they might well enjoy a higher income, are more than happy doing their role as long as they 'get by'. This is often true of ...

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Who are the most important people to stay in touch with when you leave a role?

Leaving a current employer for a new job is a highly exciting time, and filled with the prospect of fresh challenges, new horizons and the allure of the new start. However, it is important not to burn your bridges at your current place of work, and this is something that many people overlook.   Why? Because in most industries, networks are closely interlinked, and your reputation ...

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How to do a super performance review

The importance of performance reviews   Performance reviews are a vital component for any business. They give a manager the opportunity to reflect on past performance with employees, as well as communicate goals, challenges and values for the future. Conducting a performance review successfully requires skill to get the most out of the experience.   Top ten ...

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Why you have to fail to really succeed

Why you have to fail to really succeed   Some people in life may be lucky enough to always get it right first time but they will be few and far between. But as the saying goes, to err is only human. History is littered with maxims and observations regarding the making of mistakes and the benefits they can bring.   The famous playwright George Bernard Shaw went as far as ...

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Why are you applying for jobs that don't suit you?

Why are you applying for jobs that don't suit you?   It is hard when you are out of work and need a job. You can tell yourself you will do anything as long as you are working. Similarly, you may feel that certain types of jobs are what is expected of you but you havenít had the courage to buck the trend and try what is really in your heart.   Whichever the case, it is ...

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What should my CV really look like to get that job?

What should my CV really look like to get that job? Your CV is your shop window, your opportunity to sell yourself to prospective employers. But how do you convince them that you are the perfect candidate for the job? Itís not just about what you include on your CV, but about what you leave out and how you present your information. This document is your ticket to an interview so itís vital to ...

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