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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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Networking and the strength of weak ties

Networking and the strength of weak ties

June 6, 2014

By Charlie Wood Not all relationships are created equally. Being a recruitment consultancy it feels right that we look at challenging long-held assumptions regarding job hunting and give some advice on how to overcome it. When you are looking for a job, who do you turn to? I threw this question …

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How adding a little G&T can improve your networking

How adding a little G&T can improve your networking

June 4, 2014

By Ross Coverdale This is the first in our month-long series on networking in the 21st century. Throughout this month we will look at: • The impact that technology is having on both how we network, but also how networks are formed
• How the increasing connectedness of business and …

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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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Every job is temporary (whether you realise it or not)

Every job is temporary (whether you realise it or not)

May 23, 2014

Today’s guest post comes from Scott Torrance, the founder of Flux Insights. Loosely labelled as a content marketing consultancy, Flux Insights works with businesses to improve their thinking and share those thoug …

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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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Your approach to attracting, developing and retaining people isn't working.

Your approach to attracting, developing and retaining people isn't working.

May 14, 2014

We have been writing a lot recently about the need for a change in how we think about attracting, retaining and developing people in the ever-changing business world. This goes way beyond the recruitment industry, and it is more than just theoretical pondering or hyperbolic futurist thinking. This is affecting businesses at all levels, in all industries across the globe. The simple fact is …

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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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