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The importance of momentum in networking

The importance of momentum in networking

June 30, 2014

By Scott Torrance We all know the importance of building a strong, deep network for success in business and yet if we’re honest with ourselves we don’t dedicate enough time to doing it well. There are a few events in business that shakes us out of this slump and into action. Number one among those …

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How to grow  and nurture your network without losing your sanity

How to grow and nurture your network without losing your sanity

June 18, 2014

We have been talking about the importance of business networking for the 21st century employee. Part of this is growing your network but that raises a number of questions: how big should your network be? How many connections is enough? Is there in fact a limit to the size of your network? We live in hectic times. We all wake up in the morning feeling we didn’t get enough sleep and go to …

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What's the number one skill for the 21st century employee?

What's the number one skill for the 21st century employee?

May 30, 2014

By Nick Middleton I have to admit I’m getting a bit bored of talking about skill shortages, but its the problem the industry faces, and as we have said in the past the war for talent continues unabated. I have been having a lot of conversation …

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How to change your mindset for success

How to change your mindset for success

May 28, 2014

By Ross Coverdale We have written a few posts about mindset change and while we’ve covered off a few examples, we’ve not really given a lot of advice as how to go about changing your mindset from fixed to gro …

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Can cultural fit trump qualifications?

Can cultural fit trump qualifications?

May 21, 2014

By Huw Martin The issue of cultural fit versus job fit is one that comes up regularly in discussions with clients. I have been thinking a lot about it recently, and came across an interesting article that appeared in Bloomberg Businessweek back in January 2013 called “Take a peek.

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5 steps to excellence through purposeful practice

5 steps to excellence through purposeful practice

May 7, 2014

As we have said before, the idea of practice being the key to excellence only tells part of the story. It is about more than training and it is about more than just practice. Top athletes don’t get to the top of their game by simply practicing; they get there through purposeful practice. Purposeful prac …

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Money is a motivator... but not how you think

Money is a motivator... but not how you think

April 24, 2014

Now, there is little denying that as an industry recruitment is seen to be largely motivated by money. That is why our recent post Recruitment needs to move beyond carrots and sticks stirred up quite a bit of …

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Do what you love, or love what you do?

Do what you love, or love what you do?

March 31, 2014

By Ross Coverdale It was Confucius who said ‘choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life’. Sounds wonderful, doesn’t it? Spending your days working away on things you love doing, things you are passionate about, and things that fill your life with so much joy you’ll never feel li …

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