For freedom, have we become trapped?

I write this on my laptop, with not one, but two phones next to me, LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp pinging in the background. Ignoring the sound of that I ask myself, have we trapped ourselves striving to find freedom? Take mobile phones for example. Created to give us the freedom of accessing calls, texts, and …

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Does Size Matter?

Attracting great talent in today’s job market can prove difficult. Following the initial candidate surge post-recession, the candidate pool began to dry up as candidates gave more serious thought to moving. People began to focus on security, favouring longevity and stability, over the lure of an exciting new chapter. Something that affects whether a candidate …

How to ask your boss for a pay rise

If you don’t ask you don’t get! I am always surprised to hear just how many candidates have never asked their current employer for a pay rise, yet gaining a higher salary is usually one of the main reasons people start to search for a new position. Changing your job is not an easy task and involves …

Aaaaargh HR!

Running a small business is challenging enough, without having to deal with HR issues. What HR essentials should you have in place in order to deal effectively with people issues if they arise? I have been working with a couple of SME’s this week on some people issues they have been experiencing. Both the business owners I …